This Full-Service Music Agency Started With a Chance Meeting

How Jingle Punks grew out of a LES apartment into 5 offices across the world

Who [L. to r. on sofa] Matt Chambless, director of creative services; Jared Gutstadt, co-founder and CEO; Brian Wahlund, CSO
What Full-service music agency
Where New York

Jingle Punks co-founders Dan Demole and Jared Gutstadt have come a long way since 2008 when they were introduced by their then-girlfriends (and current wives). Demole, a computer programmer at the time, and Gutstadt, a TV editor, met for drinks and immediately clicked. The very next day, the pair was sitting in the back of a Chinese restaurant on New York's Lower East Side hatching a plan to launch what would later become a full-service music company that creates and licenses music for TV shows. "The trends that were happening in the media marketplace were so perfect," said Gutstadt, now the CEO of Jingle Punks. Seven years later, the firm has moved out of Gutstadt's LES apartment and now boasts a staff of 70 with five offices around the world, and has expanded from TV music into the advertising space. Clients include Meow Mix, Three Olives vodka and Jack Daniel's.