Skyfall - Adele   When I suggested Adele to the 007 team for their next theme, she was not yet the icon she would soon become (she only had a handful of Grammys to her name, for cryin' out loud). My favorite Bond song --the first to win the Oscar -- and my favorite Adele song. 

Skyfall - Adele

When I suggested Adele to the 007 team for their next theme, she was not yet the icon she would soon become (she only had a handful of Grammys to her name, for cryin' out loud). My favorite Bond song --the first to win the Oscar -- and my favorite Adele song. 

  20 Feet from Stardom    When I saw this moving documentary at Sundance, I cornered director Morgan Neville in the snowy parking lot. Okay, maybe it wasn't THAT dramatic...but we ended up putting together a great soundtrack.

20 Feet from Stardom

When I saw this moving documentary at Sundance, I cornered director Morgan Neville in the snowy parking lot. Okay, maybe it wasn't THAT dramatic...but we ended up putting together a great soundtrack.

  Gilmore Girls - Sam Phillips   I set up the initial meetings for Sam to score the now-iconic series. Her "la-la" vocals became the trademark sound of Stars Hollow and the adventures of Lorelai and Rory. One of my favorite shows of all time, as well. 

Gilmore Girls - Sam Phillips

I set up the initial meetings for Sam to score the now-iconic series. Her "la-la" vocals became the trademark sound of Stars Hollow and the adventures of Lorelai and Rory. One of my favorite shows of all time, as well. 

  Grey's Anatomy - John Legend   "All of Me" wasn't even out at the time I pitched it to the show (it had been pushed back). But Shonda wanted it for the season finale, so we made it happen. The sync set Twitter on fire, and gave a nice buzzy sneak-preview for what has become a signature song for John.

Grey's Anatomy - John Legend

"All of Me" wasn't even out at the time I pitched it to the show (it had been pushed back). But Shonda wanted it for the season finale, so we made it happen. The sync set Twitter on fire, and gave a nice buzzy sneak-preview for what has become a signature song for John.

  MLB on Fox - Jack White   This song, from Jack's blistering debut solo album, served as the theme for Fox's NLCS coverage as the Giants marched to the World Series. Joe Buck gave Jack ample props on-air. Shakin', indeed. 

MLB on Fox - Jack White

This song, from Jack's blistering debut solo album, served as the theme for Fox's NLCS coverage as the Giants marched to the World Series. Joe Buck gave Jack ample props on-air. Shakin', indeed. 

  Swingers - Love Jones   My band Love Jones was part of the '90s L.A. lounge scene depicted in this film. The soundtrack went gold. The film became a cult classic. And Favs and Vinnie didn't do too badly for themselves, either. So money.  

Swingers - Love Jones

My band Love Jones was part of the '90s L.A. lounge scene depicted in this film. The soundtrack went gold. The film became a cult classic. And Favs and Vinnie didn't do too badly for themselves, either. So money.  

  Apple - The Ting Tings   My first sync for Columbia Records, and the first of many for the band (as well as one of the last of the iconic silhouette ads). This wasn't the single at the time, which necessitated some changes in the marketing strategy. Luxury problems! 

Apple - The Ting Tings

My first sync for Columbia Records, and the first of many for the band (as well as one of the last of the iconic silhouette ads). This wasn't the single at the time, which necessitated some changes in the marketing strategy. Luxury problems! 

  London Olympics - One Direction   Fresh off their "X-Factor" breakout, this was the first U.S. sync for the soon-to-be global sensation. Missy Franklin made a nice debut on the Olympic stage, to boot. 

London Olympics - One Direction

Fresh off their "X-Factor" breakout, this was the first U.S. sync for the soon-to-be global sensation. Missy Franklin made a nice debut on the Olympic stage, to boot. 

  Iron Man 2 - AC/DC   AC/DC's long-standing policy of "no greatest hits" albums found a workaround in this tie-in collection, featuring songs in the movie, as well as some catalogue gems. Jon Favreau and Marvel's love for the boys from Down Under was Tony Stark's sonic superpower.

Iron Man 2 - AC/DC

AC/DC's long-standing policy of "no greatest hits" albums found a workaround in this tie-in collection, featuring songs in the movie, as well as some catalogue gems. Jon Favreau and Marvel's love for the boys from Down Under was Tony Stark's sonic superpower.

  Justified - Brandi Carlile   It's always a thrill when you can put a new song in a promo for a hot show on a beloved network. This swaggering Brandi Carlile track was a perfect soundtrack for the the show's gritty darkness.

Justified - Brandi Carlile

It's always a thrill when you can put a new song in a promo for a hot show on a beloved network. This swaggering Brandi Carlile track was a perfect soundtrack for the the show's gritty darkness.

  How I Met Your Mother - The Shins   Exciting to hear one of the best Shins songs used in the sequence where we finally got to see THE mother he was talking about all those years. This is the kind of sync that artists and licensing people dream about. 

How I Met Your Mother - The Shins

Exciting to hear one of the best Shins songs used in the sequence where we finally got to see THE mother he was talking about all those years. This is the kind of sync that artists and licensing people dream about. 

  House theme -Massive Attack   I quoted on two theme songs in the summer of 2004. A Kinks song for a little show called about a Pennsylvania paper company, which didn't stick... and this one. Which ran for 8 seasons.  I love this song, but I cannot abide Dr. House's bedside manner. Plus, he's too reckless! 

House theme -Massive Attack

I quoted on two theme songs in the summer of 2004. A Kinks song for a little show called about a Pennsylvania paper company, which didn't stick... and this one. Which ran for 8 seasons.  I love this song, but I cannot abide Dr. House's bedside manner. Plus, he's too reckless! 

  GE - Donovan   BBDO and Partizan tabbed Donovan's iconic "Catch the Wind" for this moving wind power spot, nominated for an Emmy for Best Commercial. One of the most lucrative syncs of my career, and one of the most memorable. 

GE - Donovan

BBDO and Partizan tabbed Donovan's iconic "Catch the Wind" for this moving wind power spot, nominated for an Emmy for Best Commercial. One of the most lucrative syncs of my career, and one of the most memorable. 

   Travel Channel -  Brandi Carlile    For the final season of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations," I developed a multi-artist promotion with our friends at  the Travel Channel . This spot -- featuring Brandi Carlile's classic "The Story" -- was the centerpiece and a poignant sendoff. 

Travel Channel - Brandi Carlile

For the final season of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations," I developed a multi-artist promotion with our friends at the Travel Channel. This spot -- featuring Brandi Carlile's classic "The Story" -- was the centerpiece and a poignant sendoff. 

  Just Friends - Jonathan Palmer   One hot summer afternoon at composer Jeff Cardoni's studio, I summoned my lounge singing skills for this smarmy rendition of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Cue to the 1:15 mark of the clip....with apologies to the great Andy Williams. 

Just Friends - Jonathan Palmer

One hot summer afternoon at composer Jeff Cardoni's studio, I summoned my lounge singing skills for this smarmy rendition of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Cue to the 1:15 mark of the clip....with apologies to the great Andy Williams. 

  Two Broke Girls theme - Peter Bjorn and John   Pretty cool that the boys nabbed this theme. Even cooler that they ended up using it as underscore and bumpers in every episode. Even cooler that the show ran for a full six seasons, and continues in syndication. 

Two Broke Girls theme - Peter Bjorn and John

Pretty cool that the boys nabbed this theme. Even cooler that they ended up using it as underscore and bumpers in every episode. Even cooler that the show ran for a full six seasons, and continues in syndication.