Jordan Passman, CEO & Founder had yet to decide what to do with his career when an idea hit him. An idea for a website that would match composers with paying gigs from advertising firms, independent film producers and game developers – anybody who wanted to buy a snippet of music for their projects, proved to be a founding stone for SCORE A SCORE.
Seven years later, the firm is a highly-curated and leading marketplace combining technology, world class creative and brilliant customer service to simplify music licensing, creation and supervision. The firm specializes in creating and licensing original music, sound design, and voice-over for all types of media – Ads, Trailers, TV, Branded Content, Film, Video Games and more. They help musicians and composers discover exciting opportunities in the music-for-picture industry while providing media-makers an outlet to access top-tier musical talent from around the globe.
The Initial Journey Paved the Pathway
After graduating from college, Jordan realized that there was a creative population of musicians and composers, who were not represented by agencies, and were grossly underserved. These creative folks were forced to use sites like Craigslist to discover jobs and offer their services, and there was a void in the market for an online dedicated marketplace for them, and those in need of their resources. Jordan has always loved to connect people and thus, SCORE A SCORE was born.
But the journey was not so easy. Jordan started SCORE A SCORE without any partners, employees or interns. He would travel to New York City in the summer sweating profusely from meeting to meeting. After a pitch, he would frantically find the nearest Starbucks for free Wi-Fi and a phone charge, run the business for a few minutes and then rush to the next potential client. However, the greatest challenges for Jordan came with the growth of the firm. The more that he hustled, the more that he couldn’t handle, and that time of chaos before his ability to afford to hire the first employee was a real challenge. But delegation proved to be an incredible resource to help him continue growth.
Professional, Collaborative and Positive
Since its inception, they have focused on their trust-founded relationships, incredible talent and transparent communication with their clients. The culture at SCORE A SCORE is professional, collaborative and positive. SCORE A SCORE is successful because they have a tremendous amount of passion for what they do and believe in their work wholeheartedly.
It is their commitment and passion which has won them numerous prestigious clients. The firm has worked with the biggest companies, brands and film franchises in the world, including Google, Apple, Verizon, Intel, Microsoft, Salesforce, Fox, NBC, CBS, Disney, Netflix, Amazon, Lockheed Martin, 7Up, Red Bull, MasterCard, Sprint, Target, Nintendo, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Honda, VW, Acura, & more. They have also worked on trailers for films such as Star Wars The Last Jedi, Pirates of the Caribbean, Rogue One, Allied, The Circle, Justice League, Kubo and the Two Strings, Jungle Book and Star Wars The Force Awakens.
An Industry Influencer Leading the Voyage
Born in Los Angeles, Jordan is an industry influencer and a regular contributor for Forbes writing about music, entertainment, and advertising. He has been featured on several lists including: Forbes 30 Under 30, Rolling Stone’s 17 Young Innovators Shaking Up The Music Industry and Businessweek’s 25 Under 25. In 2016, SCORE A SCORE was also featured on the annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies (ranked #1492 on the list + #22 in the media companies’ category). Founded in 2010, Jordan runs the company from their headquarters in West Hollywood, CA.
Promises an Incredible Customer Experience
SCORE A SCORE promises to aim for an incredible customer experience for all of their clients. Their promises are as follows:
- Incredible selection– If you’ve heard it, they’ve got it (or can make it).
- Delivery in hours– They know the project was due yesterday, there is no deadline too short for them.
- No obligation – You’ll review a custom playlist, built just for you…for free!
- Top quality– They’ve worked with the biggest clients in the world and every song you hear has been hand-selected.
- No legal hassles– one-stop clearance and agreements. They control 100% of the rights and make licensing easy.
- You name the price– Just tell them what’s comfortable and they’ll find the best bang for your buck.
Collaborating with an Artist who Lives on the Other Side of the World
“Technology will continue to play a major role in shaping the future. I love the fact that my clients are more and more comfortable collaborating with an artist who lives on the other side of the world. Communication and sound quality are always the top priority, and both of those are easier to facilitate and better set up than ever. My hope is that SCORE A SCORE will continue to offer clients a safe and user-friendly platform to collaborate with artists, no matter where they live,” shares Jordan on the future of SCORE A SCORE.