Air-Edel is an independent music production company which was founded by Sir George Martin and Herman Edel in 1969. Managing and representing composers for film, television and commercials, the company grew from strength to strength and acquired their own studios in 1990. The company has offices in LA and central London, where their recording studios with 5.1 mix facilities are located.

Maggie Rodford

Managing Director, Music Supervisor & Composer Agent

With wicked good ears, head-honcho Maggie is capable of detecting an out-of tune 6th desk violin at 20 paces.

Over 40 years of experience allows Maggie to turn musical mountains into molehills and if you work in music to picture, you will very likely know her name.

Matt Biffa

Music Supervisor

The musical equivalent of Wikipedia, Matt’s wildly misspent youth has enabled him to form wizarding supergroups and clear the unclearable.

When not listening to obscure vintage funk, he strongly favours ‘Spartan Wednesdays’ (it’s a gym thing).

Trevor Best

Composer Agent

With years of experience, Trev joined Air-Edel as a nipper, soon graduating into producing music for commercials and video games.

His razor-sharp negotiating skills have been honed through berating errant mobile phone and delivery companies in his spare time.

Ciara Elwis

Assistant Music Supervisor

Ciara’s love of film was awoken watching Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ and though it was the dinosaurs that initially caught her interest, it was the music that stuck.

Prior to joining Air-Edel she spent the majority of her time at university forcing her musical taste on the student population through her role as brand manager for Spotify.

Becca Nelson

Composer Agent (LA Office)

When she’s not mucking about with muppets of the TV variety (though sometimes also of the Cockney variety), agent extraordinaire Becca Nelson runs our U.S. office located on the Jim Henson Studio Lot in sunny Los Angeles, California.

Off the clock, she’s mostly found at the local watering hole solving everyone’s problems, encouraging budding creative-types to follow their dreams, and foisting country music onto the unsuspecting passerby.

Alice Atkinson

Marketing and Sales

Born in Buckinghamshire and graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Alice joined Air-Edel in 2016.

During her time studying, she involved herself with Conservatoire and London-Based PR campaigns, freelance agent work and events management, as well as founding a Saxophone Quartet, Adventus, with fellow members of her year.

Nadia Ngoo

Office Assistant

Nadia is a recent music graduate from the University of Hull. As a pianist and vocalist, she really enjoys performing and composing. Her interest in film music was sparked by Hans Zimmer’s score for Inception and she has a never-ending love for Bob Marley. Nadia has been involved in various projects including the PRS New Music Biennial as part of Hull City of Culture and ‘STROKESTRA’, a creative-music making programme developed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  

Becca Tomasko

Agent Assistant (LA Office)

Becca T’s experience in music stems from early years of Orch Dork-dom as a cellist, which she uses with her love for film as a force for good, assisting Becca Nelson in Air-Edel’s Los Angeles location. 

Outside of the office, she can be found performing as a vocalist in classical and contemporary ensembles throughout Southern California, and is frequently lost in the worlds of many a sci-fi/fantasy series. 

Emily Appleton Holley

Assistant Music Supervisor

Currently undergoing the rigorous SAS-style training required to become a music supervisor, Emily started life as a freelance composer and now assists Maggie.

A keen advocate of Spotify Discover Weekly, cooking programs and all things disco, Emily can usually be found at gigs around London, both off-stage and on making noise for London-based band ‘Oh Sister’.

Henriette Amiel

Legal and Business Affairs Consultant

Having gained valuable experience working on projects associated with the infamous dandy-highway man Adam Ant, Henriette set up her own legal business affairs consultancy in 2002.

She has since been providing legal services to a range of clients in the music industry, including Air-Edel.

Susan Arnison

Music Publishing Manager

Another Air-Edel veteran, Susan has been manning the publishing desk since 1999.

Prior to Air-Edel, Susan could be found admin-ing royalties for prog-rock legends Genesis.

 

Marjan Alexander

Accountant

Capable of finding lost money in far flung corners of the Earth, Dutch numbers wizard Marjan joined the Air-Edel team in 2015.

To this day she patiently endures our valiant attempts at saying her name, the true pronunciation of which has since passed into folklore.

 

 

Tom Bullen

Air-Edel Recording Studios Manager

Well known for his efficiency and ability to juggle multiple jobs simultaneously, our friendly Northerner Tom* has been running the studio like the well-oiled machine it is since 2007.

*Officially endorsed by Pop Chips.

 

Nick Taylor

Recording & Mix Engineer

Impeccably dressed engineer Nick has been working in various UK and London studios for 17 years, residing at Air-Edel since 2004. Through out the years Nick was worked with the finest selection of world-renowned composers, artists and bands

Highlights from the last year include recording and mixing the Ricky Gervais hit comedy feature film; ‘David Brent: Life On the Road’ with musician and songwriter Andy Burrows, as well as many other  feature film scores including ‘Final Portrait’ directed by Stanley Tucci and ‘Mary Shelley’, starring  Elle Fanning. Most recently Nick completed the recording, mixing and mastering of ‘The Emoji Movie’, scored by Patrick Doyle.

Barney and Ruby

Office Mascots

Despite their advancing dog years, Barney and Ruby are regularly mistaken for puppies. Air-Edel arbiters of musical taste, they have been keeping the team and the office in shape for the past five years.

On hearing ‘Ruby’ by the Kaiser Chiefs, Ruby often gets confused… Barney is still waiting for someone to write a song about him.

 

 

    • Founding

      January 6th, 1969

      Air-Edel founded by Herman Edel and Sir George Martin.

    • Green Street

      January 5th, 1970

      Air Edel is based in Green Street, London and Annie Farrow is the Executive producer.

    • ‘Jeans On’

      January 17th, 1972

      David Dundas and Roger Greenaway compose “Jeans On” for Brutus Jeans.

    • Maggie Rodford joins Air-Edel

      July 4th, 1977

      Current Managing Director, Maggie Rodford joins Air-Edel as a junior producer.

    • Asda ‘Tap Tap’

      July 26th, 1977

      Roger Greenaway composes ASDA “Tap Tap”, which goes on to run for 28 years.

    • Mumm Champagne

      February 13th, 1984

      Hans Zimmer composes the music for Mumm Champagne.

    • Bodyform

      February 3rd, 1986

      Nick Glennie Smith composes the music for Bodyform.

    • Hamleys

      January 28th, 1987

      Chris Gunning composes the music for Hamleys.

    • AIDs awareness campaign

      February 2nd, 1987

      Hans Zimmer composes for AIDs Monolith awareness campaign.

    • Henry V

      October 6th, 1989

      Air-Edel works on its first film, Henry V, with composer Patrick Doyle.

    • AERS founded

      January 1st, 1990

      Air-Edel acquires Audio International Recording Studios, which becomes Air-Edel Recording Studios.

    • Henry V wins Ivor Novello

      April 2nd, 1990

      Patrick Doyle’s ‘Non Nobis Domine’ from Henry V awarded Best Film Theme at the Ivor Novello Awards.

    • Air-Edel moves to Rodmarton Street

      January 1st, 1991

      Air-Edel Associates and Air-Edel Recording Studios moves to Rodmarton Street.

    • The Lion King

      March 27th, 1995

      Maggie Rodford works with Hans Zimmer on The Lion King, which wins the Academy Award for Best Original Score.

    • Los Angeles Office

      February 5th, 1996

      Los Angeles office is opened.

    • Sense and Sensibility – Oscar Nomination

      March 25th, 1996

      Patrick Doyle nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score for Sense and Sensibility.

    • Hamlet – Oscar Nomination

      March 24th, 1997

      Patrick Doyle nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score for Hamlet.

    • The Full Monty wins Oscar

      March 23rd, 1998

      Anne Dudley wins the Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score for The Full Monty.

    • Gladiator – Oscar Nomination

      March 25th, 2001

      Maggie Rodford works with Hans Zimmer on Gladiator, which is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score.

    • Philip Pope Represented

      May 19th, 2003

      (May) Composer & Arranger Philip Pope joins Air-Edel

    • Paul Grabowksy Represented

      August 24th, 2003

      (August) Composer Paul Grabowsky joins Air-Edel

    • Jody Jenkins Represented

      February 25th, 2004

      (February) Composer Jody Jenkins joins Air-Edel

    • Dario Marianelli Represented

      June 1st, 2004

      (June) Composer Dario Marianelli joins Air-Edel

    • Lorraine Feather Represented

      January 1st, 2005

      (January) Songwriter Lorraine Feather joins Air-Edel

    • Pride and Prejudice – Oscar Nomination

      February 27th, 2005

      Dario Marianelli nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Score for Pride & Prejudice.

    • Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire

      November 7th, 2005

      Matt Biffa forms supergroup for Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire - Jarvis Cocker/Steve Mackey (Pulp) with Philip and Jonny (Radiohead)

    • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

      November 7th, 2005

      Patrick Doyle scores Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Maggie Rodford and Matt Biffa music supervised.

    • Pride and Prejudice – Ivor Novello Nomination

      May 25th, 2006

      Dario Marianelli nominated for the Ivor Novello award for Best Original Film Score for Pride & Prejudice.

    • Nigel Westlake Represented

      May 15th, 2007

      (May) Composer Nigel Westlake joins Air-Edel

    • Severence – Ivor Novello nomination

      May 24th, 2007

      Christian Henson nominated for Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Film Score for Severence.

    • ‘Music from the Movies’

      October 14th, 2007

      Patrick Doyle’s ‘Music from the Movies’ concert takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on behalf of The Leukaemia Research Fund.

    • Atonement wins Oscar

      February 24th, 2008

      Dario Marianelli wins the Academy Award for Best Original Score and the Ivor Novello award for Best Original Film Score for Atonement.

    • Thomas Wander Represented

      April 24th, 2008

      (April) Composer Thomas Wander joins Air-Edel

    • Music for games

      September 25th, 2008

      Air-Edel move into music for games with Zubo (composed by Christian and Joe Henson) and Killzone 2 (composed by Joris De Man).

    • Fiachra Trench Represented

      May 4th, 2009

      (May) Composer Fiachra Trench joins Air-Edel

    • Nerida Tyson-Chew Representation

      May 18th, 2009

      (May) Composer Nerida Tyson-Chew joins Air-Edel

    • Simon Slater Represented

      July 6th, 2009

      (July) Composer Simon Slater joins Air-Edel

    • Thor

      April 26th, 2011

      (April) Patrick Doyle scores Marvel’s Thor.

    • Grant Olding Represented

      August 12th, 2011

      (August) Grant Olding joins Air-Edel

    • David Poore Represented

      September 29th, 2011

      (September) David Poore joins Air-Edel

    • Anna Karenina – Oscar Nomination

      February 26th, 2012

      (February) Dario Marianelli nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Score for Anna Karenina.

    • Mike McEvoy Represented

      April 3rd, 2012

      (April) Composer Mike McEvoy joins Air-Edel

    • Brave

      June 4th, 2012

      (June) Pixar’s 'Brave' scored by Patrick Doyle on general release

    • Deborah Mollison Represented

      September 29th, 2012

      (September) Composer Deborah Mollison joins Air-Edel

    • Puppeteer

      February 4th, 2013

      (February) Patrick Doyle starts scoreing his first game ‘Puppeteer’ for Sony.

    • Anna Karenina wins Ivor Novello

      May 16th, 2013

      (May) Dario Marianelli wins the Ivor Novello award for Best Original Film Score for Anna Karenina.

    • Patrick Doyle receives the Henry Mancini award

      June 6th, 2013

      (June) Patrick Doyle awarded the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award.

    • Matthew Strachan Represented

      October 3rd, 2013

      (October) Composer Matthew Strachan joins Air-Edel

    • Christian Henson Represented

      November 7th, 2013

      (November) Composer Christian Henson join Air-Edel

    • Patrick Doyle’s 60th Birthday Concert

      December 1st, 2013

      (December) Patrick Doyle’s 60th Birthday Concert held at the Barbican, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

    • Patrick Neil Doyle Represented

      December 2nd, 2013

      (December) Composer & Music Director Patrick Neil Doyle joins Air-Edel

    • Ale Marti Represented

      January 13th, 2014

      (January) Composer Ale Marti joins Air-Edel

    • Antoni Lazarkiewicz Represented

      January 23rd, 2014

      (January) Composer Antoni Lazarkiewicz joins Air-Edel

    • Richard Harvey Represented

      March 3rd, 2014

      (March) Composer Richard Harvey joins Air-Edel

    • Management Buyout

      January 5th, 2015

      (January) Maggie Rodford leads a management buyout of Air-Edel which becomes totally independent.

    • Virunga – Oscar Nomination

      February 20th, 2015

      (February) Virunga receives an Academy Award nomination in the category of 'Best Documentary film'.

    • M&S Awards 2015 win – Matt Biffa

      March 5th, 2015

      (March) Matt Biffa wins 'Best Sync within Feature Film' for his placement of 'Good Times' in The Riot Club at the Music & Sound Awards 2015

    • Boxtrolls – Ivor Novello nomination

      April 6th, 2015

      (April) Dario Marianelli nominated for the Ivor Novello award for Best Original Film Score for The Boxtrolls

    • Rupert Cross Represented

      December 22nd, 2015

      (December) Composer Rupert Cross joins Air-Edel

    • Air-Edel Records Release The Go-Between

      January 21st, 2016

      (January) Air-Edel Records release 'The Go-Between' soundtrack by Christian Henson

    • Air-Edel Records Release Jekyll and Hyde

      May 20th, 2016

      (June) Air-Edel Records release Grant Olding's soundtrack for 'Jekyll and Hyde' ballet performed at The Old Vic

    • Nathan Klein Represented

      June 8th, 2016

      (June) Composer Nathan Klein Joins Air-Edel

    • Mark Willsher Represented

      August 2nd, 2016

      (August) Music Editor Mark Willsher Joins Air-Edel

    • Jake Walker Represented

      August 8th, 2016

      (August) Composer Jake Walker Joins Air-Edel

    • A United Kingdom

      September 17th, 2016

      (17th September) A United Kingdom scored by Patrick Doyle released

    • Denial

      September 17th, 2016

      17th September 'Denial' music supervised by Maggie Rodford, assisted by Emily Appleton-Holley on general release

    • Kubo and the Two Strings

      September 28th, 2016

      (September) 'Kubo and the Two Strings' scored by Dario Marianelli, music supervised by Maggie Rodford on general release

    • Alexandra Harwood represented

      November 14th, 2016

      (November) Composer Alexandra Harwood Joins Air-Edel

    • Theo Vidgen Represented

      November 15th, 2016

      (November) Composer Theo Vidgen joins Air-Edel

    • Air-Edel Records Release The White Helmets

      November 18th, 2016

      (November) Air-Edel Records release 'The White Helmets' soundtrack by Patrick Jonsson

    • Air-Edel Records Release The House of Christmas

      December 16th, 2016

      (December) Air-Edel Records release 'The House of Christmas' by composer Samuel Pegg

    • Air-Edel Records Release Butterfly Kisses

      February 16th, 2017

      (February) Air-Edel Records release Nathan Klein's score to 'Butterfly Kisses'

    • Butterfly Kisses Wins Crystal Bear at Berlinale

      February 20th, 2017

      (February) Butterfly Kisses scored by Nathan Klein wins Crystal Bear at Berlinale

    • Spoor Wins Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize at Berlinale

      February 20th, 2017

      (February) Spoor scored by Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz win Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize at Berlinale

    • Shaun Davey Represented

      February 22nd, 2017

      (February) Composer Shaun Davey Joins Air-Edel

    • M&S Award Nomination – Theo

      February 23rd, 2017

      (February) Theo Vidgen receives 'Best Original Composition' nomination for 'O2 Make Them Giants' at the Music & Sound Awards 2015

    • The White Helmets Wins Academy Award

      February 27th, 2017

      (February) 'The White Helmets' scored by Patrick Jonsson wins Academy Award for Best Documentary Short

    • Philip Selway Joins Air-Edel

      March 3rd, 2017

      (March) Composer Philip Selway Joins Air-Edel

    • Simon Boswell Joins Air-Edel

      March 6th, 2017

      (March) Composer Simon Boswell Joins Air-Edel Roster

    • Air-Edel Records Release What Nobody Can See

      March 27th, 2017

      (March) Air-Edel Records Release Nathan Klein's score to 'What Nobody Can See'

    • Scott Icenogle Represented

      April 1st, 2017

      (April) Composer Scott Icenogle Joins Air-Edel

    • James T. Sale Represented

      April 5th, 2017

      (April) James T. Sale Joins Air-Edel

    • Air-Edel Records Release Tommy’s Honour

      April 12th, 2017

      (April) Air-Edel Records Release Christian Henson's score to feature film 'Tommy's Honour'

    • Kubo and the Two Strings nominated for Ivor Novello

      April 20th, 2017

      Dario Marianelli's score to 'Kubo and the Two Strings' is nominated for an Ivor Novello Award

    • Air-Edel Records Release Rocky Ros Muc

      April 28th, 2017

      (April) Air-Edel Records release Andrew Simon McAllister's score to 'Rocky Ros Muc' feature documentary

    • ‘Revolting Rhymes’ World Premiere

      May 3rd, 2017

      (May) Terry Davies conducts the world premiere of 'Revolting Rhymes' with RTE Concert Orchestra

    • Air-Edel Records Release Whisky Galore!

      May 5th, 2017

      (May) Air-Edel Records release Patrick Doyle's score to feature film Whisky Galore!

    • Air-Edel Records Release For the Last Time

      May 12th, 2017

      (May) Air-Edel Records digitally re-release 'For the Last Time' by Mary Leay and Michael J. McEvoy

    • Martin Stig Andersen Represented

      May 17th, 2017

      (May) Composer Martin Stig Andersen Joins Air-Edel

    • Dario Marianelli Wins Ivor Novello Award for ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

      May 18th, 2017

      (May) Dario Marianelli wins his third Ivor Novello Award for 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

    • Air-Edel Records Release Spoor / Pokot

      June 7th, 2017

      (June) Air-Edel Records release Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz's score to feature film Spoor aka Pokot

    • Andrea Boccaporto Represented

      June 27th, 2017

      (June) Andrea Boccadoro Joins Air-Edel

    • Patrick Jonsson Nominated for an Emmy Award

      July 13th, 2017

      Patrick Jonsson is nominated for an Emmy Award for his score to Academy Award-winning documentary short 'The White Helmets'

    • ‘The Emoji Movie’ Scored by Patrick Doyle is Released

      July 28th, 2017

      'The Emoji Movie' Scored by Patrick Doyle is Released

    • ‘On the Ice Edge’ is Released on Air-Edel Records

      August 23rd, 2017

      Michael Csányi-Wills album 'On the Ice Edge' is released on Air-Edel Records

    • ‘The Limehouse Golem’ is Released

      September 1st, 2017

      On-set music supervision by Matt Biffa with vocal coaching and arrangement by Terry Davies

    • ‘The Deep’ is Released on Air-Edel Records

      September 26th, 2017

      'The Deep' is scored by Nerida Tyson-Chew is released on Air-Edel Records

We have a great deal of experience overseeing every note of music within a project, ranging from working with initial briefs and scripts, to the composition and recording of an original score to licensing songs. We are very lucky to be able to work alongside Air-Edel Recording Studios so that everything can be done under one roof. We believe music to be a very collaborative process. Click the links below for a more in-depth understanding of how Air-Edel can cover every aspect of music within a project.