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Music for Your Video,
Movie, Project

Made by active musicians and artists. Custom licensed, always nuanced.

 
 
 
 

ColorWheel is a music licensing agency started by Oscar and Grammy-nominated musicians to create an authentic sound for your next project. Based in Denver and Nashville, we’re able to draw from an unrivaled roster of emerging artists as well as established world-famous musicians to compose original songs, tracks, and scores, because they are our friends and ongoing collaborators; a dream team of artists who still fill international arenas. Collaborate with one of our award-winning composers on a custom piece or license an existing track from our burgeoning collection. For us, music is music, and its power should move you whether it’s on the radio, on stage or on a screen.

 

Our Work

A sampling of our most recent work

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The ColorWheel Team

A little background on the humans behind ColorWheel

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Ben Wysocki

Having spent the past thirteen years touring internationally as the drummer in the four-time Grammy-nominated band, The Fray, Ben has built a rare and extensive community of industry professionals, and musicians. He lives in Denver where he has worked with an array of artists, as an engineer, producer, and arranger. When he’s not making music, he’s either on motorcycle, organizing his record collection or hanging out with his daughter.

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Jeff Linsenmaier

Jeff has plied his craft for over 20 years, playing drums and keyboards for artists such as John Grant, Nathaniel Rateliff, David Eugene Edwards and The Fray, among others. Jeff is also an accomplished Ableton engineer, working in both programming and operating live playback for acts such as Frank Ocean, Keith Urban, Owl City, Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas.

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Ted Hudson

Ted has spent the past eight years negotiating music, footage, and photo licenses for use in dozens of Oscar-winning documentaries and original programming at HBO. Previous to his work at HBO, Ted founded and played bass in The Damnwells, who toured with acts including The Dixie Chicks, Cheap Trick, and The Fray. Ted also worked on two tech startups in NYC, Hunch and Milewise, which were acquired by EBay and Yahoo! (respectively).

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Shawn King

Shawn plays drums and trumpet for the Denver band Devotchka and has composed and produced music for various documentary films. DeVotchka's music has appeared in numerous international productions- largely due to their success with the score of 2006’s LittleMiss Sunshine. In 2015 Shawn partnered with Ozomatli singer Raul Pacheco to produce Los Dreamers; a bilingual concept album about immigration. Denver arts patrons also witnessed DeVotchka’s award-winning collaboration with the Denver Center for Performing Arts in the sold-out run of Sweeney Todd.

 

Photos by Glen Ross

 
 
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