Nashville, TN (October 27, 2016)—Commercial music house Hummingbird Productions celebrated its 40th anniversary at the company’s headquarters in Nashville on October 20, 2016.
Founded by advertising industry ad man and music composer Bob Farnsworth in 1976, Hummingbird Productions is reportedly the longest standing commercial music house in Nashville, TN, and the southern U.S., and the second oldest such company in the nation. In addition to its Clio Hall of Fame Award for Budweiser “Frogs,” Hummingbird is the winner of numerous additional Clio and Lions Awards. The company’s music has also been featured in such advertising campaigns as Oscar Meyer’s “My Bologna Has a First Name,” "Always Coca-Cola" and Wrigley's "Double Double Your Refreshment."
Farnsworth said, “I am ridiculously thrilled and delighted to have been spearheading Hummingbird Productions for four decades. Our team and I have worked with the most wonderful creatives in the world on thousands of national, regional and local campaigns for every conceivable product, service and brand across every media platform. I consider myself blessed to have reached this milestone, both on a professional, as well as a personal, level.”
Farnsworth is presently working on a book, entitled 40 Years on Music Row. His book will be a collection of his strange experiences that demonstrate how, much like in sports, “it ain’t how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you can get back up.” On November 1, Farnsworth will launch Bobcasts, an online blog and podcast series which will present “crazy, funny and poignant stories that all relate to the idea of perseverance” culled from the upcoming book.