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Gavin Luke’s Soundtrack To ‘För Erica’ Plays Instrumental Role in Swedish Guldägget Nomination

  • Epidemic Sound composer, Gavin Luke’s bespoke soundtrack to the short film ‘För Erica’ recently played an instrumental role in Swedish Guldägget nomination
  • Composed in collaboration with Epidemic Sound’s bespoke music department, the soundtrack is testament to Nielsen’s report that music increases the creativity, empathy, emotive power, and information power of content
  • With Gavin Luke’s wider catalog part of Epidemic Sound’s library, his music has also helped the likes of Netflix, LG and YouTuber PewDiePie bring their stories to life, amassing hundreds of millions of plays on music streaming platforms in the process

Stockholm, Sweden – Epidemic Sound, recently named on the Financial Times’ list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies for the second consecutive year, announces that composer, Gavin Luke’s bespoke soundtrack to ‘För Erica’ played an instrumental role in the short film’s Swedish Guldägget nomination.

Created by Nord DDB Stockholm for the Ronald McDonald Children’s Fund, the short film tells the story of Paul and Iréne Lederhausen, who founded Ronald McDonald House, in memory of their daughter Erica. The film was nominated in the ‘Crafts’ category of the Guldägget awards - Sweden’s oldest and largest communication competition, which aims to raise creative standards by highlighting the best, most innovative and smartest.

With music composed by Gavin Luke - in collaboration with Epidemic Sound’s bespoke music department - the soundtrack is testament to Nielsen’s report that music increases the creativity, empathy, emotive power, and information power of content.

Gavin Luke, composer with Epidemic Sound, says: “I’m humbled that my music could play a part in bringing this touching, wonderful story to life. Immediately after I watched it for the first time I felt a personal connection to the project.

45 minutes later, I had a sketch of a beginning, middle and an end. It just poured out of me. We tweaked certain elements and made some revisions but the process was very smooth. I’m thrilled that it was nominated for the Guldägget award.”

Tracks from Gavin Luke’s wider catalog - which are part of Epidemic Sound’s music library - have also been picked up and used by the likes of Netflix, LG and gaming YouTuber PewDiePie and have amassed hundreds of millions of collective plays on music streaming platforms in the process.

Oscar Höglund, co-founder and CEO at Epidemic Sound, says: “Gavin has this amazing ability to compose music that touches people, drawing them into the story they’re watching.

We’ve seen it time and time again over the years and we’re delighted to see the success he’s experienced here mirroring his popularity on music streaming platforms. Congratulations Gavin and all involved in this beautiful project for the nomination.”

About Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound, the market leading platform for restriction-free music, is headquartered in Stockholm, heard around the globe and on a mission to soundtrack the world. 

The company has democratized access to music for storytellers. Its innovative digital rights model paves the way for creators - everyone from YouTubers to small businesses to the world’s largest brands - to use restriction-free music to take their content to the next level, whilst simultaneously supporting the musicians it works with both financially and creatively. 

The company was co-founded in 2009 and has offices in six major cities across the globe: Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, Hamburg and Amsterdam. Epidemic is backed by EQT, Blackstone Growth, Creandum, Atwater Capital, Alecta. AMF, and TIN Fonder and its Chairperson is Andrew Fisher, former CEO and Chairman of Shazam.


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