Interview with Songwriter Universe (February 2016)
Evyen J Klean is a Music Supervisor at Neophonic, Inc. a premium music supervision company based in Los Angeles, California. He is an Emmy Award winner, a five-time Guild of Music Supervisor Award winner including four “Music Supervisor of the Year” honors as well as a five-time Hollywood Music in Media (HMMA) Award nominee. He founded Neophonic in 1980 and was involved in the areas of Artist Management, Music Publishing, Record Labels, and Recording Studios where he developed a reputation of vast musical knowledge, experience and strong relationships in the entertainment community. Eventually shifting the company’s focus to music supervision, Evyen has since supervised and consulted for over 100 films and over 1,500 hours of television. From full service soundtrack production and supervision, to creative and technical consultation, he has worked with nearly every major film and TV studio, network, and independent alike.
In addition, he has had the pleasure of consulting for HBO for over eighteen years and was most recently awarded a 2015 Emmy for his music work on the HBO film Bessie. Besides working with dozens of award winning directors, producers and composers, Evyen has produced music for Film & TV with a variety of artists such as Queen Latifah, Lucinda Williams, Little Richard, Mos Def, Jackson Browne and B.B. King to name a few.
Evyen is currently a Music Supervisor on the award winning and critically acclaimed TV series Game Of Thrones, The Knick, and the new Cinemax series Quarry as well as new HBO films Confirmation (Dir. Rick Famuyiwa, Kerry Washington, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Hudson), All The Way (Dir. Jay Roach, Bryan Cranston, Melissa Leo), and The Wizard of Lies (Dir. Barry Levinson, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer). He also serves as a Music Consultant on the upcoming HBO series Vinyl (Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger) and Crime in addition to the Emmy Award-winning VEEP (Julia Louis – Dreyfus). Other recent credits include Mad Dogs for Amazon, The Brink and True Detective for HBO as well as Emmy Award-winning films Bessie and BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning Behind the Candelabra.
Evyen is a proud member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NARAS, AFI, ASCAP and BMI.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
2016 Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS) Award – Bessie, HBO
2015 Emmy Won - Bessie, HBO
2013 Emmy Honors - Behind the Candelabra, HBO
2013 Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS) Award - Behind the Candelabra, HBO
2012 Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS) Award - Game Change, HBO
2012 Emmy Honors - Hemingway & Gellhorn, HBO
2012 Emmy Honors - Games of Thrones Season 2 “Blackwater,” HBO
2011 Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS) Music Supervisor of the Year - Longform Television
2010 Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS) Music Supervisor of the Year - Longform Television