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Howard Audio picks up 4 Creative Circle Best Of 2023 awards!
The prestigious Creative Circle Annual Awards were held last week at a glittering event in Sandton. To be named one of the monthly award winners is an achievement in itself and we are absolutely blown away that Howard Audio was the audio force behind four awards! 20 Mar 2024 Read more

Howard Audio features at Creative Circle Awards
The Creative Circle Awards results for November and December are out and we’re thrilled that Howard Audio features in three awards... 15 Feb 2024 Read more

Howard Audio features in the Loeries rankings 2023!
The Loerie Awards happened in Cape Town last year where Howard Audio had its name on no less than 21 finalists, two Campaign Craft Gold Loeries, a Campaign Craft Bronze and a craft certificate. We always say awards mean nothing…until you win one! 2 Feb 2024 Read more

Howard Audio launches into 2024!
Howard Audio has launched into 2024 with a multitude of exciting projects, ranging from TV and radio final mix to original music recordings. We look forward to another year of creativity and continued collaboration in the dynamic and vibrant world of audio and music. 24 Jan 2024 Read more

Howard Audio's double stream on the small screen
Howard Audio is proud to announce that both film - Runs in the Family and series Classified premiered on Netflix last Thursday the 30th of November. Howard Audio was in charge of all post production sound. 7 Dec 2023 Read more

Full Circle win for Howard Audio
Howard Audio is thrilled to announce our double win in the Creative Circle Awards for July and August, responsible for the sound design, final mix and original music in both the film and radio categories! 1 Nov 2023 Read more

Swingle Bells - A Christmas concert spectacular!
It's the most magical Christmas concert of the year! 13 Oct 2023 Read more

4 birds in the hand for Howard Audio
The Loerie Awards happened in Cape Town last week and what a week it was. Howard Audio is thrilled to have had no less than 21 finalists this year, winning two Campaign Craft Gold Loeries, a Campaign Craft Bronze and a Craft Certificate. We always say awards mean nothing... until you win one! Or two... or even four. 12 Oct 2023 Read more

Howard Audio's latest KFC TVC is to Thai for!
New work alert! Howard Audio loved crafting the original music and sound design for Carbon Films and director Bruno Bossi's latest KFC TV campaign fresh from Bangkok, Thailand "Time Bomb". 20 Sep 2023 Read more

PPS - Finding the Forgotten Graduate - awarded at IAB South Africa Bookmark Awards
Howard Audio is very proud to see the campaign for PPS Insurance 'Finding the Forgotten Graduate' by agency Promise win a Pixel for Purpose, three gold awards in the craft category and gold in the campaign category (including four silvers and a bronze) at this years IAB South Africa Bookmark Awards - naming Promise the Best Digital Agency, and its client, PPS, the Best Digital Brand! 8 Aug 2023 Read more

Runs in the Family wins Best South African Feature Film at the Durban International Film Festival
Howard Audio is thrilled to hear that Runs in the Family has been awarded the Best South African Feature Film at the Durban International Film Festival. Howard Audio performed the audio post production on the film. Working closely with director Ian Gabriel, our head of audio - Paul Theodorou crafted the films' audio assisted by Thando Magwaza. 3 Aug 2023 Read more

Studio Immersive opens In South Africa with a PMC system
Studio Immersive, a state of the art Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 recording and mixing facility in Johannesburg, South Africa, is attracting projects from many top artists, record labels and production companies thanks to its combination of excellent acoustics, first rate equipment and highly experienced staff. 25 Apr 2023 Read more

Howard Audio gives Castle Double Malt the full jazz treatement
Howard Audio is thrilled to share our most recent TVC in which we composed the original music for Castle Double Malt. 18 Apr 2023 Read more

Howard Audio's Loeries finalists 2022
The 2022 Loerie finalists were announced last week ready for this years creative week which starts in Cape Town this week! We are so proud of the whole team at Howard Audio as our name appears on 20 finalists this year - reflecting all our facets here - original music, final mix and licensed music re-records for both TV and radio.
 4 Oct 2022 Read more

Cutting-edge storytelling uncovers history hidden for over a century
Finding the Forgotten Graduate: a revolutionary storytelling campaign. 19 Sep 2022 Read more

The future is now with Howard Audio: Netflix series Ludik mixed in Dolby Atmos
Netflix's first Afrikaans series, Ludik, is about to hit the small screen. And in another first, Howard Audio is proud to be one of the first South African sound studios to mix a locally produced Netflix show in Dolby Atmos. The explosive six-episode season follows the story of Daan Ludik, portrayed by South African and Hollywood icon Arnold Vosloo, as he tries to drag his empire out of a scandalous mess. The series also features an array of South Africa's finest acting talent. 15 Aug 2022 Read more

'Spontaneity was the true inspiration' - Howard Audio's one-take wonder
Some of our favourite music briefs are where inspiration from the visual images are essential. And what inspiration we had for the latest Nedbank Private Wealth campaign. Conceived by Joe Public and shot beautifully by Karien Cherry of Giant Films, each of the three spots was shot in just one take with no edits. 10 Jun 2022 Read more

Howard Audio makes Hollard TVC sing
We're over the moon - Possibly even the moonwalk :) 1 Jun 2022 Read more

Howard Audio and Boomtown share their South Africanness in the Creative Circle
Well done to our partners in crime Boomtown for this Creative Circle Award for the radio and audio category. We are proud to have immersed the brand and its consumers into local culture through relevant and rich audio storytelling, bringing our South Africanness to life. 23 Feb 2022 Read more

Howard Audio blossoms with fragrant new Brutal Fruit TVC
Howard Audio has blossomed into the new year with a TV commercial for Brutal Fruit, who has daringly launched a new fragrance, You Belong. The ad is designed to "celebrate a sisterhood that uplifts and positively affects all those they encounter". 24 Jan 2022 Read more

Howard Audio burns Hotstix Mabuse's classic for MTN
The MTN Summer Campaign is out. Howard Audio was chosen to be the musical force behind the campaign, which utilises the classic Hotstix Mabuse song, "Burnout." 9 Dec 2021 Read more

Howard Audio remakes Weekend Special for Cell C
Howard Audio recently had the privilege of re-recording Brenda Fassie's classic song, Weekend Special, for Cell C's Summer Campaign. The campaign had a transmedia strategy, rolling out across all media. 1 Dec 2021 Read more

Howard Audio is KFC's King Of The Jingle
We have to admit; we love it when a brief comes in for a solid gold bespoke jingle here at Howard Audio, especially when used in such a creative way. So we channelled our inner 80's sitcom energy and composed a bespoke signature tune for KFC's latest TVC. The commercial asks the question, 'What is more unbelievable than free delivery on the KFC app?' The ad then sees the hero character thrown into the world of an imaginary sitcom, jingle and all. 15 Oct 2021 Read more

Howard Audio breaks the sound barrier with Dolby Atmos
Howard Audio is delighted to announce our upgrade to a Dolby Atmos listening room! Many of our streaming clients, including Netflix, are now insisting on Atmos mixes for many projects and now that Apple Music is offering Atmos in binaural spatial sound, we're expanding our studio offering to include this cutting edge technology. With audio going through our 4 Metric Halo ULN sound-cards for conversion - being fired through 12 Unity Audio speakers - it's safe to say the sound in our treated studio will be nothing short of spectacular. 21 Sep 2021 Read more

Howard Audio gives Weelee wheels
Cutting through the clutter on radio at the moment is the new campaign for Weelee. Howard Audio collaborated with agency Abnormal on attention-grabbing scripts that illustrate the concept 'You're doing it wrong, if you don't go with Weelee.' We created a tongue-in-cheek gospel track that comments on the voice-over comic's antics. 22 Jun 2021 Read more

Howard Audio picks up two awards at April 2021 Creative Circle Awards
Getting a mention from the Creative Awards always means a lot - and this month to get a mention in both the Film and Radio categories makes us very proud at Howard Audio - we love both mediums - and the fact that we were responsible for the original music AND final mix shows the many facets of Howard Audio. 1 Jun 2021 Read more

Howard Audio pulls off a real zinger for KFC
At Howard Audio, we've just wrapped the production of KFC's latest Zinger Wings radio campaign. Adam Howard composed the original music to underscore the ironic comedic narrative, voiced by Thabang Byl. 31 May 2021 Read more

Howard Audio nominated for South African Music Award
Howard Audio is honoured that Swingle Bells - an album that Adam Howard and Jonathan Roxmouth produced last year - has been nominated for a Sama (South African Music Award) for best engineered album of 2020. Last year, we recorded the Johannesburg Big Band at Howard Audio, playing Roxmouth's sublime arrangements of our favourite Christmas songs. 25 May 2021 Read more

Howard Audio toasts Courvoisier in unique sonic campaign
Howard Audio is proud to share a unique campaign we've recently produced with Workbench for the iconic Courvoisier brand. The campaign fused together music, food, mixology through social influencers to create four different sound experiences, flighted on Metro FM. 17 May 2021 Read more

Howard Audio and Ooredoo: Making the internet a better place
Howard Audio is proud to send another baby out into the world as a huge international campaign goes live. Broadcast in seven Arab countries during the holy month of Ramadan for cellular provider, Ooredoo, we composed the original music and performed all final mix and sound design, recording voices remotely, such as Ian Russel based in the USA. We also recorded a live orchestra for the emotive score. 23 Apr 2021 Read more

Howard Audio creates giant soundtrack for Momentum TVC
Howard Audio is delighted to share our latest work done for agency House of Brave and client Momentum. 16 Apr 2021 Read more

Howard Audio tells big brand stories the musical way for Cell C
Howard Audio was responsible for the emotive music heard on the latest Cell C campaign - "Change Your World" - directed by Karien Cherry (Giant Films). Played entirely on piano - Adam Howard explains a little about the musical process: 25 Feb 2021 Read more

Howard Audio tops the Loeries 2020 rankings for music!
Howard Audio is thrilled to be the top-ranked South African music composer and music supervisor for the 2020 Loeries rankings. 5 Feb 2021 Read more

Howard Audio paints Christmas green for Glo Nigeria
Howard Audio was the musical force behind Glo Nigeria's latest Christmas TV campaign. Working closely with Giant Films' Ian Gabriel - this was not the normal brief. The story tells of a young tap dancer who walks nervously onto a stage and takes him on a dream-like journey... all to the melody of Felize Navidad! 22 Dec 2020 Read more

Johannesburg Big Band and Jonathan Roxmouth record Christmas album - 'Swingle Bells!' - at Howard Audio
Jonathan Roxmouth recently recorded two albums at the Howard Audio studios. 'Phantasm' was Jonathan with a full symphony orchestra performing the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the other a Christmas album with the 17-piece Johannesburg Big Band. 21 Dec 2020 Read more

Howard Audio expands into 2021
As the pandemic continues to devastate the entertainment industry, we at Howard Audio are grateful that we can continue to provide a creative space to record music for musicians and content for commercials. Our spacious studios feature separate recording booths, safely set up to record in these socially distanced times. 3 Nov 2020 Read more

Howard Audio drives Mazda lockdown TVC
As Howard Audio waits patiently to get back into our studios, we are busy creating at home and are managing to seamlessly deliver work to our clients. Since lockdown began, we have had the privilege of working on a Mazda commercial with everything produced remotely. 7 May 2020 Read more

Howard Audio - Business as unusual!
We've all made it to three weeks and with our president making the correct choice by extending our lockdown - we look to be flattening that curve! Howard Audio has been working remotely over the past three weeks with both Adam and Paul being kept busy delivering numerous projects. 17 Apr 2020 Read more

Howard Audio offers uninterrupted workflow during Covid-19 lockdown
Howard Audio would like to extend our best wishes to all our clients and friends as South Africa prepares to lockdown for the next 21 days. Let's all stand united at this crucial time. 25 Mar 2020 Read more

Howard Audio receives another craft award From IDidThat
Howard Audio is thrilled to have had another 'special mention' from the craft awards - the second this year! Chicken Licken - Easy Bucks (original music) and Consol Glass (audio branding). 17 Mar 2020 Read more

Africa Soul - Soul music reimagined
Africa Soul is a first for South Africa. Their music is pure soul and blues, taking songs from the 1950's/1960's era of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and other music icons and giving those 'old' classics a 'young' rebirth. 11 Mar 2020 Read more

A brat pack with a Big Band
The Johannesburg Big Band is back in action this month as they accompany Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, Loyiso Bala and Ross Learmonth sharing a stage together to perform some of the most memorable and timeless classics of our time. 10 Mar 2020 Read more

Howard Audio blasts into 2020!
Howard Audio is thrilled to have kicked off 2020 with a bang, working on some unique and interesting projects. Showcasing the different facets we offer, we began 2020 with original music compositions, album recordings, final mix and audio branding. 24 Feb 2020 Read more

Everyone's talking about Chicken Licken and Howard Audio!
Howard Audio is thrilled to be once again the musical force behind another Chicken Licken project. We were tasked to compose a piece of music that would thread different scenes together from longer online videos, adding to the relevance and uniqueness of each scene depicted under the directorship of Karien Cherry of Giant Films. 11 Feb 2020 Read more

Howard Audio and the craft of audio branding
Howard Audio is thrilled that our audio branding project for Consol Glass was awarded a special mention in this month's craft awards! Such a special project to work on... thanks to Grey Africa for such an inspiring brief... 4 Feb 2020 Read more

Consol Glass goes sonic with Howard Audio
Howard Audio was approached by agency, Grey, to create a new brand sound for Consol Glass; an audio mnemonic that would become the sonic brand identity of Consol to resonate with Consol consumers. The mnemonic needed to depict the values and personality of the brand; premium, natural, unique, clear. 27 Jan 2020 Read more

Howard Audio paints music for Dulux
Howard Audio was recently commissioned by agency Grey to compose original music for the new Dulux TVC, "Easy-care". 2 Sep 2019 Read more

Howard Audio takes flight at The Loeries
This year's Loeries awards finalists have been announced and Howard Audio is very proud to be on numerous finalist credits. Joe Public United's Chicken Licken Soul Sister campaign is up for many awards, including original music and sound design, as is Ogilvy & Mather SA's KFC Wrapsta campaign. 26 Aug 2019 Read more

Howard Audio strikes a chord with Soul Sisters
For the third year in a row Adam Howard has had his name on big Cannes wins. Surely not a coincidence we thought... Then we saw his latest work on Chicken Licken's soulful campaign and discovered that he's responsible for both the original music and the final mix. 24 Jul 2019 Read more

Howard Audio bags two Cannes Lions
Howard Audio is thrilled to announce that the commercial for which we composed the original music, Allan Gray's 'Father's Share', has won bronze and silver Film Lions at this year's 66th Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. 28 Jun 2019 Read more

Creative synergies shine a light on Maq
We're thrilled that Bliss Brands' Maq Auto TVC has been voted as one of the "best-liked ads" on Kantar's Best Liked Ads' list; a shout out to South Africa's favourite TV commercials. These commercials are rated by South African audiences, advertising's most important critics. The commercial was conceptualised by Creatrix Content, shot by director Ian Wilson/The Front and edited by Paul West/The Academy. 12 Jun 2019 Read more

Howard Audio got soul with Chicken Licken
Howard Audio is the musical force behind Chicken Licken's latest ad campaign featuring the inimitable 'Soul Sisters'. Adam Howard composed the original music and also crafted the final mix. 5 Jun 2019 Read more

Howard Audio turns a full Creative Circle
Howard Audio is thrilled to see two projects we worked on last year make the winners list at this year's Creative Circle Awards in both the Film and Radio categories. Interesting that both pieces of music has a flugel horn as the featured solo instrument played by Adam Howard (blowing his own trumpet again!), but especially as this was the instrument of choice of Bra Hugh Masekela - the legend that the radio campaign (that also picked up a Cannes Silver Lion) was a tribute to. The Radio spot was recorded at Rob Roy studios for agency Havas Worldwide. 16 Apr 2019 Read more

SA Backline endorses Howard Audio
Howard Audio is thrilled to announce our new endorsement from SA Backline. 6 Feb 2019 Read more

Howard Audio - Merging music and marketing
The easiest way to understand the strong bond between brand and music is by example, so Howard Audio recently took the marketing media through the evolution of the MAQ washing powder campaign music brand mnemonic, succinctly demonstrating its effectiveness. 17 Jan 2019 Read more

Howard Audio - the audio company with many facets
There are so many exciting facets to Howard Audio - being able to offer our clients a wide range of music and audio services. 22 Oct 2018 Read more

Joseph Clark and Johannesburg Big Band
Join Joseph Clark and The Johannesburg Big Band for one show only at Sun Arena, Time Square, Pretoria, on Sunday, 23 September 2018. 14 Sep 2018 Read more

Howard Audio kills two birds with one trumpet!
Well done to all the winners at this year's Loeries Awards - a celebration of the best creative talent in our advertising profession. 27 Aug 2018 Read more

Howard Audio sounds out two new awards
It's been a very busy few weeks at Howard Audio. Recently, we picked up a few awards for our work that we'd like to share with you. 24 Jul 2018 Read more

Howard Audio scores with Allan Gray
Howard Audio was commissioned by agency King James II to compose the music for the latest Allan Gray campaign, flighting on TV, radio and cinema. 22 May 2018 Read more

Howard Audio: In the swing of things - with SAMA-nominated album by Swing City
Congratulations to Swing City on being nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album for the upcoming 2018 SAMAs (South African Music Awards). 11 May 2018 Read more

Howard Audio launches into 2018!
It's hard to believe we're already well into February 2018! 16 Feb 2018 Read more

A tribute to the legendary Bra Hugh Masekela
Bra Hugh Masekela passed away on 23 January 2018, surrounded by loved ones. Our thoughts are with the Masekela family at this time. 1 Feb 2018 Read more

Howard Audio strikes Loerie Gold and Silver
MTN's "Nightshift" commercial picked up both Gold and Silver Loeries at this year's awards. The Gold was for "best use of licensed music". Adam Howard was tasked with re-recording The Commodore's "Nightshift" for the commercial, which has been viewed more than 3.7 million times on YouTube. 25 Aug 2017 Read more

Howard Audio swings into action with First Choice
Howard Audio was recently commissioned by Boomtown to compose a big band swing piece for Woodlands Dairy's new TV campaign for its product, First Choice “It's All Good”. 31 Jul 2017 Read more

Adam Howard wraps up 12th tour with William Kentridge
Adam Howard (owner of Howard Audio) has just returned from his 12th tour as musical director for Refuse The Hour, the chamber opera companion to William Kentridge's five-channel video installation, The Refusal of Time. Created with Harvard physicist Peter Galison, the installation is a meditation on different historical conceptions of time and the complex legacies of colonialism and industry. 20 Jul 2017 Read more

Howard Audio scoops a Cannes Gold Lion!
Howard Audio is thrilled to announce that our name is on another international award - and this time it's a Cannes Gold Lion! 5 Jul 2017 Read more

Howard Audio picks up two D&AD and two One Show awards
Howard Audio is thrilled to announce that our work has recently been recognised at international awards - at The One Show Awards and the D&AD Awards. 26 May 2017 Read more

Adam Howard, owner of Howard Audio.
Last week, SA was responsible for 42 wins at the One Show 2017: six bronze, one silver, and one gold pencil, as well as 10 merit awards, with 10th spot in the country rankings. I spoke to some of the people responsible for this winning work behind the scenes. Next up is Adam Howard, owner of Howard Audio. 18 May 2017 Read more

Hot coffee remix from Howard Audio
Howard Audio has been kept very busy lately - with a series of calls for re-records of classic music tracks. You may have heard our stylings in the MTN ‘Marvin' commercial that has had over 3.4 million hits on Youtube! It's a tough act to follow, but we only have ourselves to blame! 17 May 2017 Read more

BMW radio: Sheer Howard audio pleasure
It gives us "sheer" pleasure to announce that Howard Audio has once again been selected to compose, arrange and mix BMW's forthcoming radio series. Driven by local agency, OpenCo, the campaign features four differently themed tracks. The music is composed to reflect the brand's international tone - a fusion of traditional orchestral music over contemporary rhythm tracks. We're thrilled BMW has once again trusted us not only to compose the original music - but also to look after the final mix going further this year. 25 Apr 2017 Read more

Howard Audio - A way with original music
Saatchi & Saatchi commissioned Howard Audio to compose an original music track for Samsung's new TVC, “A Way of Life”. The brief was to echo the poetic cadences of the campaign's message. We scored a simple piano track, underpinned with rising strings and soaring to a triumphant yet contained climax. The music worked so well for Samsung that they have extended its reach to be used across other campaigns and media. Howard Audio was also responsible for the final mix. 30 Mar 2017 Read more

MTN #MyNightshift wins coveted Creative Circle award
With more than 3.4 million hits in just two months, MTN's #MyNightshift has taken the internet by storm. Howard Audio recreated and reworked the Commodores classic hit and we're delighted to say that the commercial has won first prize in the Creative Circle Awards for November 2016 in the Television, Video & Cinema category. 7 Feb 2017 Read more

Howard Audio hits the 2017 ground running
It's a brand-new year and Howard Audio has hit the ground running with a slew of productions under our belt, and what better way to celebrate 2017 than with our first award of the year! The MTN “Nightshift” commercial for which we were responsible for re-creating the Commodores classic hit, was awarded the monthly “best of reel” from iDidtht for December. A huge shout-out to all involved; Director Teboho Mahlatsi from Bomb Commercials, MOI content for all the VFX post production, Upstairs Ludus for the off-line edit and the amazing creative team from Metropolitan Republic. Not forgetting the talented musicians who made the track a hit - And our track's vocal hero, Timothy Moloi, our very own homegrown “Marvin”. 18 Jan 2017 Read more

Merry Christmas from Howard Audio!
Howard Audio would like to wish all our friends, clients and colleagues a very happy festive period. 2016 has been an amazing year for us - and we couldn't have done it without your support. So, we composed a little Christmas jingle for you, featuring one of our favourite session singers, Veronique Lalouette, and guitarist Ray Green on banjo! Oh, and Adam Howard on spoons, naturally. 19 Dec 2016 Read more

It's going to be a swingin' Christmas this year with The Johannesburg Big Band and Swing City!
The Johannesburg Big Band recently recorded a Christmas TV special for M-Net (channel 101 on DStv) - billed to air on Christmas Day at 5.30pm. The show is called M-Net and Friends, and the stars of the show are Swing City - SA's very own "Rat Pack"! Swing City is Loyiso Bala, Nathan Ro and Graeme Watkins, and they will delight audiences with their signature brand of jazz, swing and blues with a distinct modern twist. 12 Dec 2016 Read more

Howard Audio works the night shift for MTN
Howard Audio pulled a few all-nighters during our new project for MTN. We were tasked with reproducing an exact copy and re-record of The Commodore's "Night Shift" for their latest TV commercial, directed by Teboho Mahlatsi from The Bomb Commercials. 24 Nov 2016 Read more

Howard Audio makes a splash with HTH
Swimming is the great South African pastime. So, when The Old Shanghai Firecracker Factory commissioned us to create the soundtrack for their latest HTH commercial, we jumped at the chance. 9 Nov 2016 Read more

Howard Audio scores with MTN
Howard Audio gets people talking with our latest TV commercial score for MTN Africa. Metropolitan Republic briefed us to compose a cinematic piece to echo the visuals - a story of "always being together" when you use MTN. 1 Nov 2016 Read more

2016 Wawela Awards nominees announced
Howard Audio is thrilled to announce that Adam Howard has once again been nominated for two awards at this year's Wawela Awards - to be held in JHB on 7 October. The awards are for "best music in a TV commercial" and "best music in a radio commercial". 9 Sep 2016 Read more

The Loeries dust and hangovers have settled...
We were thrilled to have our name on 21 shortlisted finalists this year. Congratulations to all our clients and colleagues who walked away with birds this year, and a special mention to our clients whom we worked with on their winning campaigns! 30 Aug 2016 Read more

Loeries 2016 - Howard Audio news
It's The Loeries weekend! And we're thrilled that Howard Audio's name appears on 21 shortlisted finalists entries this year. We'd like to congratulate and wish the very best to all the finalists this year. Our work has been recognised in many facets of our business - from final mix and original music for Radio - to musical direction and post production on some great TV and online commercials. Here's a few examples of our work that has made the finals. 22 Aug 2016 Read more

Howard Audio discovers gold in grey matter
Agency Havas Worldwide recently commissioned Howard Audio to compose the original music for a TV campaign for "Mzansi For Science"... 19 Aug 2016 Read more

Doggie love wags our musical tale
We've always had a thing for dogs. We've even made up kid's stories starring them as musical creatures. So when McCann Creative Director Jacqui Mendleson approached us to help raise awareness for Zoetis, we leapt at the chance to make a difference. 22 Jul 2016 Read more

Howard Audio, Ray Charles and a few notes that changed his life
The new brand campaign for leading vehicle telematics and tracking company Tracker, conceptualised by House of Brave, uses beautifully crafted storytelling to successfully reposition the brand in an altruistic space, moving its focus from pure stolen vehicle recovery to a provider of proactive value to its partners and customers. 10 Jun 2016 Read more

Howard Audio innovates with BMW
OpenCo recently commissioned Howard Audio to compose the original music for BMW's latest radio campaign. True to BMW's passion for innovation and authenticity, rather than go down the library music route, they wanted to have bespoke music composed. 8 Jun 2016 Read more

Howard Audio tells musical stories for SA Tourism
Howard Audio was recently commissioned by South African Tourism and agency Ireland-Davenport to compose original music for a campaign for SAT called "SA Stories". Four vignettes were created, comprising four groups, who were filmed on their first ever holiday in their own country. 10 Dec 2015 Read more

Johannesburg Big Band - 'At The Movies'
Come and listen to the sounds of The Johannesburg Big Band - a 17-piece jazz ensemble Adam Howard founded five years ago. See and hear the Johannesburg Big Band as you've never experienced before - At The Movies! 13 Nov 2015 Read more

Howard Audio - Through The Lens with National Geographic
Howard Audio has had the privilege of composing many scores for South African Tourism over the years. Through this relationship with the SAT brand, we were recently approached by Fox International and National Geographic, to commission us to score the music for their "Through The Lens" project, a collection of short films, shot by National Geographic photographers - of their experience in South Africa. The photographer involved in the film we composed to is Jimmy Chin. 11 Nov 2015 Read more

Howard Audio is unskippable at the Loeries
The Loeries have come and gone, but the music lingers on. Howard Audio walked away with their name on two Silver Loeries this year. 22 Sep 2015 Read more

Howard Audio: Wired for sound
Chevrolet - 'Wire Car" 31 Jul 2015 Read more

Howard Audio answers Emtel's call!
Howard Audio is on air in Mauritius! We've just wrapped the post-prod with Velocity Afrika, Cread + FCB Mauritius as composers of the original music track for telecommunications company - Emtel. 1 Jul 2015 Read more

Howard Audio makes campaign anthems sing!
Howard Audio has always answered musical briefs from many quarters. From musical direction for William Kentridge's global performances to children's nursery rhyme arrangements for YoTV, we embrace music in all its forms. 22 Jun 2015 Read more

Howard Audio puts a shine on safety
Howard Audio is fast growing into our brand-new three-studio complex at the Ministry of Illusion. This is borne out by our name change and new corporate image. It's a small word change which translates into Howard Audio offering a full spectrum of audio and music services, from album recordings and original music, to final mix TV commercials and radio campaigns. Original music has kept us very busy over the past few weeks... here is some of our latest work. 28 Apr 2015 Read more

Say hello to Howard Audio
It's time to make it official. We're excited to announce the relaunch of Howard Music as the new and improved Howard Audio. 16 Mar 2015 Read more

Designing sounds for William Kentridge
Adam Howard will be joining William Kentridge on stage for the South African premier of the artist's multi-media stage opera, Refuse the Hour, during a series of performances and lectures at the 2015 Design Indaba Festival, taking place in Cape Town this week. 24 Feb 2015 Read more

Love Swings: Gloria Bosman and Timothy Moloi with Johannesburg Big Band
One night only at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Saturday, 14 February at 8pm 9 Feb 2015 Read more

1 life. 3 TVCs. 1 Howard Music
Three original scores from Howard Music provided the emotive finishing touches to a series of TV commercials for 1Life Insurance, celebrating the triumph of the human heart. 25 Nov 2014 Read more

Wired for sound - Howard Music and Dion Wired
Howard Music recently scored the music to the latest Dion Wired TVC - named "The Visitor". The commercial was conceptualised by agency - Ireland Davenport and was shot by director Slim of Egg Films. 5 Sep 2014 Read more

Howard Music wins double whammy at the SAMRO Wawela Awards
Best Original Music Composition in a TV Commercial.
Best Original Music Composition in a Radio Commercial.
 11 Jul 2014 Read more

My Favourite Swings, starring the Johannesburg Big Band!
Join the Johannesburg Big Band and two of South Africa's finest vocal talents in a scintillating celebration of the classic big band sound in My Favourite Swings at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on Saturday, 2 August at 8pm. 7 Jul 2014 Read more

Reconsider South Africa with Howard Music
Some claim that if you've seen one tourism brand video you've seen them all, especially since every major destination wants us to think that their country is the most beautiful place in the world. 26 Jun 2014 Read more

Howard music goes back to roots with MTN
When Paul Warner, co-founder and partner at Metropolitan Republic, strolled into the Howard Music studio not armed with the unusually comprehensive brief as usual, but this time a beautiful true story, Adam had no idea how close to home this project would really hit... 27 Feb 2014 Read more

Celebrate untapped rhythms at the Rhythm and Brews festival at Melrose Arch
Join Melrose Arch this December for craft beers, big band swing and all that jazz. Enjoy the Rhythm and Brews festival over two days in the Melrose Arch Precinct featuring a range of craft beers and live music. 3 Dec 2013 Read more

Swingin' Christmas arranges Christmas toys and stationery collection for children in need
There is only one place to celebrate the festive season in Johannesburg and that's enjoying Swingin' Christmas at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on Saturday 30 November at 8pm for one night only. 20 Nov 2013 Read more

A Swingin' Christmas with the Johannesburg Big Band!
There is only one place to celebrate the festive season in Johannesburg and that's enjoying Swingin' Christmas at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on Saturday, 30 November, at 8pm for one night only. 12 Nov 2013 Read more

Howard Music slams down the Kwaito beats with Dr. Malinga
Agency Ireland/Davenport commissioned Adam Howard to come up with some compelling travel tunes for SA Tourism's latest TV campaign: "Nothing's more fun than a sho't left". The TV spots feature the highly contagious all-singing, all-smiling, all-star talents of Dr. Malinga, and friends, as they dance, slide, paddle and twerk* their way through the best of Joburg, PE, Durban and Cape Town. The spots were conceived by CD Vanessa Klevansky, Art Director Gareth O'Callaghan and copywriter Stuart Sims. Egg Films' Sunu (back in SA after 7 years working in Holywood) shot the action-packed spots. 18 Oct 2013 Read more

Howard Music serves up a double barrel of lip-smacking soundtracks for Ocean Basket
Just back from a European tour as musical director for Willam Kentridge's multi-media, avant-garde chamber opera - "Refuse The Hour," and standing in as MD for SABC's "Strictly Come Dancing," Adam Howard is back in the driving seat at Ministry Of Illusion, and recently served up a double barrel of lip-smacking soundtracks for the latest Ocean Basket TVC's. 6 Sep 2013 Read more

Adam Howard musically directs sold-out William Kentridge tour in Europe
Howard Music is proud to announce that Adam has just returned from a very hot Europe as musical director for Willam Kentridge's hit production "Refuse The Hour". The piece opened for five performances at the Quartier D'ete festival in Paris and concluded with three exclusive performances at the Impulstanz Dance Festival in Vienna at the beginning of August. The multi-media "avant-garde chamber opera" actually features Kentridge on-stage - giving a series of "lectures" on time, space and everything in-between! 20 Aug 2013 Read more

Howard Music composes three original and emotive soundtracks for 1Life
House Of Brave recently commissioned Adam to compose a trio of beautifully shot TVC's for 1Life. Far from quirky jingles and swinging big band tunes, each commercial called for its own authentic orchestral sound in permutations of 2 minutes and 30 second TVC's. 14 Aug 2013 Read more

A glass and a half of quirky for Cadbury and a new twist in the Aquafresh tale...
Howard Music is proud to announce that Adam is back in the driving seat at Ministry of Illusion and spinning tunes like there's internet, maybe tomorrow. In between waxing the final mix for Ministry Of Illusion and playing musical director for the 2012 Toyota Car Dealer Of The Year Awards, this is just a taste of what Adam has been up to. 13 Jun 2013 Read more

InHouse Productions and Howard Music pull out all the stops for Toyota
Adam Howard has just returned from Cape Town, where he not only enjoyed some fresh mussels from the sea, but also pulled off one of the biggest musical events in Toyota's calendar, ek sê! 7 May 2013 Read more

Howard Music lays down some soothing tunes for new Sta-Soft TVC
Although 2012 may stick out as the year of Zuma's painted privates, around here, MMXII will always be remember as the year that Howard Music truly went global. After a hectic few (dozen) months on the road as William Kentridge's Musical Director, Adam still somehow managed to produce a string of classy TV and Radio commercials here in SA. 3 Apr 2013 Read more

Howard Music back from William Kentridge world tour...
Adam Howard has just returned to South Africa from Rome and Greece as Musical Director for William Kentridge's world tour of "Refuse the Hour." This is the third leg of a tour which debuted at the Amsterdam Festival in June, went on to the Avignon Theatre Festival in July, and now just back from Rome and Athens. The piece will continue to entrance audiences across the globe over the next few years. 11 Dec 2012 Read more

Introducing the Johannesburg Big Band...
The Johannesburg Big Band is a collection of the finest jazz and session musicians in South Africa. Formed in 2011 and run by its Musical Director - Adam Howard through his company - Howard Music, they have already performed at many functions, including a sold out performance for the 702 "Easter Celebration" at Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. 15 Oct 2012 Read more

Howard Music teams up with hip hop prodigy AKA
When Rob Malpage from Frieze Films rolled into the Howard Music studio with grills chanting: "Heita what up deejay", Adam immediately knew something big was about to drop. It was only when rising hip hop star AKA showed up, busting rhymes, that the blingy penny finally dropped! 27 Sep 2012 Read more

Howard Music inspires new ways for Brand SA and Publicis
Hot on the heels of several sold-out performances as William Kentridge's Musical Director at the Avignon festival in France, Adam Howard is back in the driving seat at the Ministry Of Illusion and scoring up a storm for Brand South Africa and Publicis. 28 Aug 2012 Read more

Howard Music and William Kentridge: The hour has come
Howard Music is proud to announce that Adam has just concluded a series of sold-out performances at the Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam, as the musical director for William Kentridge's latest breathtaking multi-media performance piece - Refuse The Hour. 2 Aug 2012 Read more

Howard Music brews the beat for Castle Milk Stout
MetropolitanRepublic brought the Castle Milk Stout sexy back and Howard Music was asked to jazz up the hypnotic new TV spot. 11 Jun 2012 Read more

Engen fills up at Howard Music!
HOWARDy Partners! While the world's been anxiously awaiting that end of January pay cheque, Howard Music has kicked in the new year with a foot-tapping, knee-slapping, bluegrass bang! See how Engen filled up at Howard Music... 9 Feb 2012 Read more

Howard Music sizzles for latest Wimpy TVC
The festive season is once again upon us and Howard Music is proud to announce that we did more than jingle a few bells at the Loeries this year, we were the official audio post production facilty. Our new website is clocking hits, and while everyone else is looking forward to some well deserved down time, Adam is hard at work convincing Santa that it's high time for a musical makeover! Here's what Howard Music has been up to: 8 Dec 2011 Read more

Howard Music springs into action for latest MTN TVC
Metropolitan Republic briefed Adam to reach into the abyss and return with a light and melodic score for MTN's latest animated TVC. The spot was masterfully crafted by Wicked Pixels. 24 Nov 2011 Read more

Three reasons why you haven't heard from Howard Music lately...
a) He's been practising Beethoven's Violin Concerto backwards on his trumpet?

b) While scoring a science fiction film he got sucked into a wormhole and spent the last year trying to get back to the year 2011.

c) He got so wrapped up in conducting orchestras, directing music for huge events and composing award winning tunes for commercials that he just never got around to it. UNTIL NOW!
 2 Nov 2011 Read more

Howard Music wraps up 2010 in style. Feel it, Christmas is here!
Volcano Advertising recently connected with Howard Music to compose the music for the Altech Autopage Cellular "Connecting you to more" TVC campaign. 12 Dec 2010 Read more

Spring is in full bloom at Howard Music
Spring has arrived, and we've been kept very busy here at Howard Music: original composition on two TVC's, lots of final mix for Ministry Of Illusion and Musical Direction for an upcoming event for Blue Moon... 4 Oct 2010 Read more

Howard Music feels it for SABC's 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign
Howard Music was commissioned by agency Leo Burnett to compose the original music for the massive SABC campaign "FEEL IT. It is here". The brief was to create a memorable track, embodying all the excitement of The South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup™. 14 Jun 2010 Read more

VW Polo Vivo launch - a musical extravaganza featuring Kelly Clarkson, Westlife, Parlotones...
The new VW Polo Vivo was unveiled recently at Sun City. The night was a musical extravaganza, and featured international acts Kelly Clarkson and Westlife, with performances by local acts - The Parlotones, Freshlyground, TKZee, Soweto Gospel Choir and Big Nuz. Adam Howard was Musical Director for the event, and conducted the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra. 26 Apr 2010 Read more

Howard Music picks up PanSALB award with MetropolitanRepublic for FNB TV campaign
This specific ad, “Remember”, is the first Sepedi commercial ever to be flighted on television! The ad takes the target audience on a journey down memory lane, referencing some of the most memorable hairstyles from the 80's with their vernacular slang names. 12 Apr 2010 Read more

Howard Music scores latest Fiat and Spekko TVC's
Adam Howard recently completed the original score for the latest Fiat TVC. Agency was Leo-Burnett, and production house Star Productions. Animation and post was completed at Ministry Of Illusion, home to Howard Music... 6 Apr 2010 Read more

Adam Howard is in high demand as Musical Director and Conductor for a host of prestigious corporate events in South Africa over the exhilarating 2010 period. 5 Mar 2010 Read more

Adam Howard of Howard Music recently composed the music for an AV to be played before the South African premiere of Invictus, the new film directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. 25 Jan 2010 Read more

FIFA 2010 World Cup draws Howard Music
Adam Howard of Howard Music recently completed the audio final mix of the 2010 FIFA World Cup final draw. Ministry Of Illusion, where Howard Music is based, was commissioned by George Mazarakis of Combined Artists to conceptualise and generate graphics for the event that took place in Cape Town on 4th December 2009. 18 Jan 2010 Read more

Latest FNB TVC scored at Howard Music for MetropolitanRepublic
Metropolitan Republic recently launched a new series of FNB television commercials. Adam Howard of Howard Music was commissioned to compose the original music for the spots. 23 Nov 2009 Read more

Howard Music recently completed full orchestral arrangements of Mbongeni Ngema's music for the launch of the new R15-million music facility - KZN Music House. 16 Oct 2009 Read more

TKZee's long-awaited album “Coming Home” is completed at Howard Music
TKZee's long-awaited album “Coming Home” was recently completed at Howard Music. A final mix at Ministry Of Illusion and performances on Malaika and KB's new albums were also done here this month. Oh, and a six-month-old daughter! Phew! Spring is here in full force at Howard Music! 18 Sep 2009 Read more

Howard Music scores the latest Peugeot TV campaign for Saatchi & Saatchi
The latest TV campaign for Peugeot is one of the many jobs Howard Music has been busy with lately. Also recently completed for Saatchi & Saatchi was original music for a Pampers “Way fit” TVC to be used in Nigeria and Ghana. Y&R has also had music composed for a Nutriday TVC... 6 Jul 2009 Read more

Howard Music rocks Nigeria... and Limpopo... and Steve Hofmeyr
From the soundtrack of a Nigerian TVC to a killer track for Smoothies on local youth radio and in studio with Steve Hofmeyr, Howard Music is rocking the airwaves around the continent... 28 Apr 2009 Read more

Adam Howard recently completed the musical orchestration for a new SA film, “White Lion”. 10 Mar 2009 Read more

It's been a busy year end at Howard Music. Adam has just finished composing music for Metropolitan Republic for their “We shall overcome” World AIDS Day radio campaign. 15 Dec 2008 Read more

Adam Howard was recently invited to do the musical direction for the Manchester United Gala Banquet dinner at Emperor's Palace. Adam arranged the music and conducted the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra for this prestigious function at which the Bala Brothers lent their voices. 28 Oct 2008 Read more

Howard Music went live for business this week at the West Studio - Ministry of Illusion, Bryanston, JHB. Offering a broad range of services which include original composition, arranging, musical direction, music search and stripe, final mix, audio to picture stripe and more, the investment of our time and money in the new premises and gear has already begun paying off. Recent work includes the latest Berocca TVC for JWT. 26 Aug 2008 Read more

Howard Music is moving studios to Ministry Of Illusion in Bryanston. 4 Jul 2008 Read more

Howard Music has been very busy over the last few weeks, composing music for clients such as TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Draftfcb, DDB and Creatrix - conducting the Bala Brothers, and performing on Judith Sephuma's latest album. 19 Jun 2008 Read more

The catchy new LG TVC was composed by Adam Howard. The brief from Y&R was to compose a memorable, light tune that people could whistle! 11 May 2008 Read more

Howard Music composed the latest MTN TVC for Metropolitan Republic, and Adam Howard, with Zwai Bala, are musical directors for the “Stars of Mzanzi” Awards on SABC 1. 4 Mar 2008 Read more