Explore The Sound of The Get Down

Explore The Sound of The Get Down

Fame House worked with RCA Records to help bring to life the soundtrack to Netflix’s acclaimed new series, The Get Down.

Leveraging Spotify’s API, TheGetDownSoundtrack.com takes you into the world of the show, set in the South Bronx in the 1970s. The interactive site allows visitors to stream the show’s soundtrack as well as playlists from each episode through a digital boom box:

The Get Down

Get the full experience, including video content from the show, at thegetdownsoundtrack.com.



Fame House Acquired by Universal Music Group

Fame House Acquired by Universal Music Group

Fame House to Accelerate Company’s Social Media, Branding, Live Events and Consumer Initiatives for Artists and Labels

SANTA MONICA, May 27, 2016 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced the acquisition of Fame House, an award-winning, innovative digital marketing agency whose clients include artists, brands and festivals including Eminem, Pearl Jam, Mitchell & Ness and Tiësto.

Fame House will remain based in Philadelphia and continue to provide and expand on their world-class services as an agency for Universal Music as well as third-party clients. Mike Fiebach, CEO and founder, and Eric Hahn, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, will continue to lead the agency. Fiebach and Hahn will report to Boyd Muir, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Michele Anthony, Executive Vice President of UMG.

The acquisition of Fame House will advance UMG’s strategy to create unique commercial opportunities for its artists and labels through social media, consumer engagement, direct-to-consumer and direct-to-fan initiatives, as well as activations for brands, sponsors and live events.

“At Universal Music, we have created artist and label services that are unrivaled in our industry, ” Anthony said. “Fame House will provide digital marketing services and social media expertise for our artists and labels to build fan engagement and reach new audiences through compelling direct-to-consumer and merchandising experiences, as well as create activation opportunities for brands and sponsors and for our live events.”

Muir added, “UMG’s acquisition of Fame House is further evidence of our evolution into a multifaceted entertainment company that can provide a broad range of services for artists beyond recorded music, publishing and merchandising. I’m looking forward to working with Mike, Eric and the entire Fame House team on unlocking new creative and commercial opportunities for our artists and labels.”

“We are eager and excited to continue to build Fame House as a part of Universal Music Group,” Fiebach said. “We believe that we can build a game-changing business with UMG. I am thankful to Boyd, Michele, Mike Tunnicliffe, Peter Sinclair and the rest of the UMG management team for recognizing the potential of Fame House and for giving us this incredible opportunity. With the resources and support of the world’s leading music company, the sky is now the limit.”

Added Hahn, “As someone who has only wanted to build a career in the music industry, the opportunity to work in the UMG family is an absolute dream come true. We believe that the UMG leadership is at the forefront of innovating positive evolution in the industry and for them to recognize a company that we built as a key ingredient in their strategy is something we are very proud and appreciative to be a part of.”

Founded in January 2011 by Fiebach, Fame House is a digital strategy agency with offices in Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles that’s built to uniquely serve the needs of the modern music industry. Fame House’s early foresight into crafting services around the new opportunities of connecting artists and fans online led them to help establish a new key role within the music ecosystem serving artists alongside labels, management companies, event companies and agents.

About Universal Music Group:
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company. Find out more at: http://www.universalmusic.com

FH White Paper: Owning Your Audience

FH White Paper: Owning Your Audience

Last week, we released our latest white paper via Music AllyOwning Your Audience: Building a Direct-to-Fan Strategy in 2016.

Each of our white papers highlights new developments at the cross section of music and technology that are handpicked by our team as being the most relevant topics for our clients. The report is broken into 4 sections:

  1. The State of Direct-to-Fan
  2. Cultivating an Owned Audience
  3. Monetizing Your Audience
  4. How New Tech is Changing Music Experiences

Download the full white paper for free here

FH Featured in New Research on Data-Driven Business

FH Featured in New Research on Data-Driven Business

“Everything we do in digital is a complement to what is happening in real life.”

Our VP of Marketing, Katonah Rafter, is interviewed in a new report from the Altimeter Group: The Data-Driven Business: How Industry Leaders Use Data to Create Value.

The report features a case study on how Fame House works with clients like Ice Cube to leverage data to inform our strategies and drive results.

From the Altimeter Group:

Data is moving from being a by-product of business to its lifeblood. Across industries, from sole proprietorships to multi-billion-dollar companies, data is informing and driving businesses and, increasingly, becoming not only the enabler of products and services, but central to the product or service itself.

Organizations that wish to compete in the data economy must look at their data not only as a technology issue, but as a strategic asset to be used for competitive advantage.

This report lays out the key use cases for data-driven value creation, presents examples of organizations that are using data creatively and effectively, outlines the most pressing issues and opportunities, and presents best practices that show how data strategy can transform organizations.

Download the full report.

Mike Fiebach Joins CNN for Discussion on Changing Music Industry Paradigm

Mike Fiebach Joins CNN for Discussion on Changing Music Industry Paradigm

Our CEO, Mike Fiebach, joined CNN International’s Quest Means Business program today to talk about the strategy behind Kanye West’s new album release. Mike shared insights into the changing landscape of the music industry and what it takes for artists to capture fans’ and the media’s attention in 2016.

The FH team gathered to watch from our Philly office as Mike went live on CNN!

FH Philly Team

Fame House Recognized with Philadelphia Future 50 Award

Fame House Recognized with Philadelphia Future 50 Award

Fame House was among 50 companies selected from thousands in the Philadelphia region for SmartCEO’s annual Future 50 Awards. The program recognizes the region’s fastest growing mid-sized companies:

These companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success.

Future 50 winners are chosen based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth.

Our CEO, Mike Fiebach, accepted the award at a gala on January 19. Read SmartCEO’s profile on Fame House in their January/February issue here.