Jared Gutstadt

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Jared Gutstadt
Born Jared Adam Gutstadt
(1977-09-19) September 19, 1977 (age 36)
Toronto, Ontario
Occupation CEO and CCO of Jingle Punks Music
Children 4

Jared Gutstadt (born September 19, 1977, Toronto, Ontario, Canada), is a Canadian-born entrepreneur, musician, inventor, and patent holder[1] best known for founding the creative music agency Jingle Punks. Gutstadt also produces music under the moniker "Captain Hooks". Gutstadt is a graduate of New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Jingle Punks has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Wired, Variety and was named "one of America's most promising start ups" by Bloomberg Businessweek.[2] Gutstadt is currently the CEO, Chief Creative Officer, and Head Composer at Jingle Punks.

Jared Gutstadt started Jingle Punks in 2008 after spending several years going in between a career as an editor and musician. Some of Jared's early editing credits include work on Chappelle's Show and MTV's Cribs. As an editor, Jared was known for strategically placing his music in shows he worked on. Jared made the switch into the world of composing after working on the John Waters film, This Filthy World.

"I told Dan [Demole, Jingle Punks co-founder] if we started a library geared toward youth-oriented networks, things would happen," says Jared Gutstadt, Jingle Punks co-founder and CEO. "Our first day was Aug. 10 of last year -- we had the Food Network by October."[3]

In 2011, Gutstadt co-wrote the Chiddy Bang track "Happening." Originally written for a Pepsi campaign that was abandoned, Chiddy Bang went on to include the song on their debut album Breakfast and it has been placed in an Xbox Music commercial[4] and the films What To Expect When You're Expecting and Sex Tape.[5]

A multi-instrumentalist, Gutstadt has conducted a symphony with members of the New York Philharmonic, written columns for Guitar World and Huffington Post, and received ASCAP Most Performed Film and Television Music Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 for the theme to History Channel's Pawn Stars and the score to NBC's The Voice. Other accomplishments include composing for Morgan Spurlock's Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, NBC's Fashion Star, FX's Partners, and ABC's The Taste. Jared was also featured in Bloomberg Businessweek (Helping Indie Musicians Market Their Tunes) as well as The New York Times (A Genre-Bending Musical Pitch to Ad Agencies). In February 2013, Gutstadt recorded a corporate hold message parody with Canadian rapper Snow that garnered press in The New York Post,[6] CNN,[7] and Business Insider.[8] On March 28, 2013, Gutstadt delivered an enthusiastically received TEDx Hollywood talk. In May 2013, Gutstadt was tapped to write and record an original composition with Lynyrd Skynyrd to be used as a new theme for Pawn Stars as well as future promotional use on History. Other artists that Gutstadt has written and collaborated with include Dave Stewart, Randy Bachman, Angaleena Presley, Debbie Gibson, and Dierks Bentley.

Jingle Punks CEO Jared Gutstadt performing with Nas in Johannesburg, South Africa

Gutstadt is a founding member of the Jingle Punks-sourced chamber group, The Hipster Orchestra, who have released several albums covering songs by Nirvana, The Black Keys, Frank Ocean, and many others.[9] In 2014, The Hipster Orchestra performed with Nas in Johannesburg, South Africa for Castle Lite's Extra Cold Music Concert.[10]

Originally from Toronto, Gutstadt first began playing music in high school. Upon graduation from college, he toured extensively in 2001-2003 as a member of The Izzys, with whom he recorded a Peel Session for the BBC. Gutstadt later founded and led two New York-based indie rock bands, Group Sounds and Generals & Majors. Gutstadt's musical pursuits have been covered in such noteworthy press as the UK's NME. Group Sounds is no longer active, though they occasionally reunite to play shows for Jingle Punks clients as well as industry insiders and members of the New York media.

Discography[edit]

  • The Izzys, The Izzys (2004)
  • The Izzys, Fast and Out of Control Wins the Race (2005)
  • Group Sounds, EP (2005)
  • Group Sounds, Group Sounds (2006)
  • The Hipster Orchestra, Hipster Dinner Party, Vol. 1 (2011)
  • The Hipster Orchestra, The Nirvana Sessions (2011)
  • The Hipster Orchestra, King of Instruments (2012) (w/ Alex Collier)
  • The Hipster Orchestra, "Mirrors" (2013)
  • The Hipster Orchestra, The In Utero Sessions (2013)

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