A Creative Director , a touring musician and a composer walk into a bar...
...and after a few rounds of trading war stories, Mean Machine was born. We envisioned a better way for creative storytellers and musicians to work together - by bringing them together - in one company.
Mean Machine connects film makers and storytellers to LA’s top musical talent with the goal of creating original, one-of-a-kind, never-stock compositions for creative projects.
Our work is made in collaboration with a network of professional musicians and producers under the supervision of an award- winning Creative Director/Art Director, a world-class touring musician, and a classically-trained composer.
Clemente is is an award-winning creative director who has worked with BBDO, TBWA Chiat/Day, Deutsch, Omelet, Media Arts Lab and Mother. With a career spanning more than a decade, Clemente has been a Cannes Lions finalist, and has received numerous advertising awards. He created global campaigns for FedEx, Visa, Pepsi, Volkswagen, HBO, Netflix, Moët & Chandon, AT&T, Guild Guitars, Square Enix, The Pokémon Group, and more.
As a musician and producer he received a Latin Grammy nomination and the John Lennon Songwriting award.
Martin Estrada is a sought-after guitarist and producer. He has performed, recorded, and toured with some of the biggest acts in the world, including Selena Gomez, Macy Gray, Adam Lambert, Fuel, Enrique Iglesias, Cee Lo Green, Snoop Dogg, Will.I.Am, Stevie Wonder, and many others. This year, Martin joined Lady Gaga at the 95th Academy Awards to perform her Oscar-nominated “Hold My Hand,” penned by Gaga and BloodPop, which was featured in the 2022 film Top Gun: Maverick.
Devin Hoffman is an acclaimed composer, producer, bassist, and mixer. After spending time as a member of the American rock band Awolnation, Devin turned to composition and scoring full-time. His long list of credits includes the theme songs for “Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler” (AMC Studios) and the Netflix series “Chasing Cameron Dallas.” His music is featured in popular shows, such as The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, Dancing with the Stars, the Today Show, and Good Morning America. His songwriting, production, and recording credits include work with Bon Iver, Steve Perry, NCT 127, Orla Gartland, and Lime Cordiale. The accomplished musician has played the Jay Leno Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Late Night Seth Meyers. His previous commercial work includes spots for Ebay, Uber, Sprite, Casio, 7Up, and more.