Headquartered in New York City and Los Angeles, CRUSH MUSIC is a full service music company run by two former musicians, Jonathan Daniel and Bob McLynn. Founded in 2002, CRUSH guides the careers of global superstars like Sia, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Train, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco and others.
CRUSH MUSIC also has a joint venture deal with Atlantic Records which has released Weezer’s last four albums including their recent massive Black and Teal albums, Train’s Does Led Zeppelin, and Sia’s first-ever holiday album, Everyday is Christmas.
AudioShake is the best technology I've ever used for extracting stems from a master recording. My team and I use it whenever we're in a pinch. It's a total game changer.
As managers of some of today's biggest artists, Crush and its music industry partners often run into the problem of missing stems--an audio engineer's hard drive might crash, or an artist may make an impromptu live recording and then needs the stems months or years later. Working in partnership with its artists and various rightsholders, Crush has used AudioShake on numerous occasions to help deliver stems for several sync and other creative projects that are now underway.
One of Crush's artists is the pop punk band Green Day. The masters for the band's iconic album, Kerplunk (1991) are long lost, so to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary, they used AudioShake to pull apart the stems to their song, "2000 Light Years Away." They then used TikTok to share the vocals, drums, and bass stems, with lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong playing along live to the guitar. Fans could then play the guitar part as Billie did, getting a chance to play along with the band.