Elias Arts music supervisor and music-industry veteran Jason Kramer has been promoted to a new time slot at Los Angeles public radio station KCRW, moving to Saturday evenings from 10 to midnight PT on 89.9 FM and KCRW.com.
In his weekly show, Kramer will continue his tradition of introducing new artists alongside a string of established musicians.
"I like all styles of music and KCRW gives me the freedom to play whatever I want, which is something I treasure. The creative element is not just selecting individual songs but putting together an entire show. My goal is that when people are listening, they don't want to get out of the car."
Even as Kramer has maintained his post at the radio station, he has played key roles in more than 170 commercials with Elias Arts, including work for Pepsi, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Infiniti and Kia.
"Jason has completely elevated our music-supervision department at Elias," stated Elias Arts LA EP/GM Ann Haugen. "A big reason we brought Jason to Elias Arts to be our music supervisor is because of his amazing taste in music and his ability to detect those bands that will be influential down the road."
That Kramer can simultaneously juggle such responsibilities comes as no surprise to anyone who has ever run across him. He has been heavily involved in virtually every aspect of music for decades, from working with bands like Sublime and their label Skunk Records, to music supervision, commercial production, management (LA Guns), publishing, creative consulting and music photography (David Lynch Foundation). He has experience with many mediums, from Internet radio and network television to more experimental new media. He has worked as a consultant on several film and television productions, as well as commercial spots. In the non-musical world, he spent a decade as a medic in the 80s and 90s.
His greatest love, however, is radio, which he has worked in since joining KLOS as a call-screener in 1992. He later shifted to FOX Sports Music before landing at KCRW in 1997. "Ever since I was a young guy listening to KIQQ's Sunday night lineup of Loveline, Dr. Ruth and Seventh Day with Joe Benson, I've been enamored with radio stations and radio shows," noted Kramer. "I still think that radio is very special - there's something very romantic about it. Now that I've been in the business for so long, I have come to believe that radio offers the best opportunities for emerging artists."
About Elias Arts:
Elias Arts is devoted to music composition, strategy and production. The company has employed the emotional strength of music and sound to launch, grow and reposition the most recognized brands and companies worldwide. Elias Arts has worked with well over half of the Fortune 1000 companies, and has also helped turn numerous startups into everyday brand names. Among the clients Elias Arts has worked with are AOL, Mastercard, Sony, Columbia Pictures, Nike, Apple, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Ebay, Honda, Intel, Visa, Yahoo, Universal Studios, Microsoft, McDonalds, ESPN and General Motors, to name just a few.
With offices in Santa Monica and New York City, global resources and a renowned roster of gifted composers, producers, and marketers, the mission of Elias Arts is to constantly strive for creative excellence and distinction through the art of music and sound design. The company is the recipient of over 700 major industry awards from around the world.