Sound design and music company Machine has kicked off 2022 with the appointment of new Head of Music, Brice Cagan

An accomplished composer, Cagan arrives at Machine’s London studios with a decade of experience in the US and UK, composing for iconic brands including Disney, HBO, Ubisoft, Playstation, Budweiser, Honda and the 2016 and 2018 Olympics. Alongside an extensive commercial portfolio, Cagan’s writing credits feature across a diverse range of work, including music for film and video game trailers, and both studio and independent long-form series.

Cagan developed his production skills while working as a session musician at studios such as Ocean Way, East-West and the Warner Bros soundstages. At these legendary recording studios, Cagan was shown the ropes by some of the best orchestras, composers and session musicians. Transitioning to composition himself, Cagan began working with brands including Dodge, Adidas and Microsoft.

In 2019, Cagan founded Black & White Sounds, an LA-based custom music company, specialising in advertising, trailers and television. The company expanded in 2020, with the opening of a studio in London and a focus on sonic branding.

“The talent at Machine is amazing and their attitude makes working here an absolute pleasure,” says Cagan. “It’s incredibly exciting to have such high-calibre sound design and music working together under one roof. We now have opportunities to integrate post-production in a creative and streamlined way.”

Machine’s Executive Producer Matej Oreskovic is excited to welcome Cagan to the London team: “I have had the pleasure of working with Brice for the past two years. His composition skills, versatility and music knowledge are a rare find. We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome him into the Machine family.”

Head of Production, Louise Baker, says: “Brice brings a wealth of experience to the team, along with intuition and enthusiasm - we’re excited to be taking our music composition offering to the next level with him.”