Heavy Duty’s Dylan Bostick and Josh Kessler took home the award for Best Music Supervision in a Video Game (synch) for their work on Saints Row at the 2023 Guild of Music Supervisors awards. Props to Meghan Riechmann for clearing over 100 songs for this epic project as well as the rest of the HD team for their nominations, and support.
Weekend reading of the throwback variety: Stereogum profiled “Hey There Delilah” in their ‘Number Ones’ series. A bit of trivia – this chart-topper was produced by Heavy Duty founder and ECD Ariel Rechtshaid, but it didn’t land a number one spot without some twists and turns.
Heavy Duty is in good company alongside some of our industry’s most creative work, and people, as an Ad Age 2023 Creativity Awards finalist. This is our second year in a row getting recognition in the ‘Music & Sound Company of the Year’ category. Celebrating and giving thanks to our brilliant, kind, creative, and hard-working team!
Thank you to the VML Y&R Team for inviting Heavy Duty to help tell this story for Smartwater. “I Be Dancin” by Dawdy was co-written and produced by Heavy Duty Publishing’s Christian Medice.
Feels on Feels on Feels. Another special trailer music collab with Secretly Group. We’re especially proud of this Bon Iver placement which uses our remix of “Hey Ma” to set the tone for Apple TV+’s Dear Edward trailer. Special thanks to the AV Squad and our friends at Apple.
We are thrilled to join an all-star line up for Dentsu Creative x Subway’s “Behind The Series” campaign, featuring Derek Jeter, Steph Curry and Tony Romo, with original music by Heavy Duty.
A Guinness World Record for leveraging electricity created by more than 6,000 potatoes to record a song… and The Drum’s ‘Ad of the Day‘! Appreciate our friends at Highdive Advertising, and Anitta, for allowing us to dig in on this special project. We had our engineer on site to record this record breaking stunt (look for the pink hair and thumbs up) and provided original music for the campaign.
We are incredibly proud to share that Heavy Duty Publishing has had its biggest year of growth yet: bigger team, bigger catalog, some new awards and some amazing new talent. With more than 40 writers, producers and artists now on the roster, we wanted to take a moment and share some highlights from the 2022 catalog.