Gary Yerkins' album Compass is out and available now. I produced, engineered and mixed the long-awaited solo effort from this journeyman songwriter and long time front man for Chicago bands The Insiders and the Juleps. Pick it up on the iTunes now. Or be old fashioned and buy the compact disc HERE.Elaine Summers and I have been writing songs for a new album. For those of you just tuning in, we have been threatening to [...]
The song "Letting Go" from Kim Virant's recent album, Songs From a Small House, made Elysa Gardner's Playlist in the USA Today today. This is one of two songs that I co-wrote and co-produced on the album. Run to your nearest newsstand and turn to page D9 to see for yourself. Or save a tree and click HERE for a bloggified version.
Songs for Soap mentions Droge/Summers music in Tap Project spot. CLICK HERE to read the full story.
Fans of the Under The Waves album will recognize the track "Into The Sunset" in UNICEF's Tap Project campaign. This track was actually a super-quick, down and dirty demo sketch of an idea for a song. We liked the demo so much we tacked it onto the end of the record. Mainly because we liked it. But, mainly* because we thought, "this would be great in a commercial." You can view the spot on our [...]
Shoot Online recognized our song "Going Whichever Way the Wind Blows," for its appearance in Toyota's national Sequoia campaign. The song ranked number eight in their "Winter 2008 Top Spot Tracks." We'd like to thank the Academy... our families... Rohan Young and Lime Studios for a killer mix (we like it when the music is loud)... Lance Accord and Park Pictures, Saatchie & Saatchie and all of our friends at HUM. CLICK HERE to see [...]
I had never heard of Bob Lefsetz or the "Lefsetz Letter" when my email inbox was flooded with messages saying things like, "a million people have probably forwarded this to you already, but in case they haven't, here it is... pretty cool." Turns out (and you probably know this already, but I'll tell you anyway) Mr. Lefsetz is the most famous music industry blogger on the planet. He's been at this for a long time... [...]
If you are interested in music for Film or Television, visit the Puzzle Tree Music site. It's got a Composer Reel, Audio Clips, Studio Tour, Bio and Contact page. And it's optimized for speed, 'cause time is money. If you've got a few minutes to spare, then stroll on over to the Pete Droge Online Presence. It's an award winning flash site designed by This By Them featuring a Jukebox, Discography, Guestbook, Photographs, Links and [...]
Toyota aired the "Star Party" Sequoia spot several times during the AFC & NFC championships. When I say this is the next best thing to the Superbowl, I am not joking. We were completely blind sided by the response. Song went to #3 on Amazon.com's digital download chart. Album was the #2 Top Seller on CD Baby. And the lyrics from the ad were the #99 Google Top Search Trend. The music from the spot [...]
Toyota is using my song "Going Whichever Way the Wind Blows" in a TV spot for it's all-new Sequoia. The spot begins airing today. This song was co-written and co-produced with my partner Elaine Summers. It was originally written for the an independent film that I scored called Tattoo, A Love Story. Then, we expand the song and re-recorded it for my latest album Under the Waves. I'm busy working on Stone Gossard music at [...]
Composed music for two Qwest tv spots this month. Spots wil begin airing in early Jan. The latter of the two was directed by my friend Sam Jones. Sam is very talented, which is fine. What really matters is that he is chummy with George Clooney. I'm not sure if that makes me one or two degrees of Clooney. Either way, it's pretty good. Elaine Summers and I finished tracking and mixing a song called [...]