Amanda Krieg Thomas has been working tirelessly in the field of music supervision for over a decade, collaborating with top-level creators on a wide range of projects from unscripted docu-series to critically-acclaimed cable dramas and everything in between.
Current projects include The Politician (Netflix), a satirical comedy from the creators of Glee, as well as new seasons American Horror Story (FX), Life In Pieces (CBS) and 9-1-1 (FOX).
Most recently Amanda worked on the award-winning espionage drama, The Americans (FX), celebrated limited series, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX), dance musical Pose (FX) and white-hot dramedy, Claws (TNT). Earlier this year she also served as music supervisor on the emotional thriller Reverie (NBC) and Sundance darling Madeline’s Madeline (Oscilloscope). Additional credits include Feud: Bette and Joan (FX), Scream Queens (Fox), indie features Billy Boy and Girl Flu, and The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX).
Prior to joining Neophonic, Amanda was a Music Supervisor at Format Entertainment, where highlights include performance competition show, Fake Off (truTV), the 2015 American Girl “Girl Of The Year™ film, Grace Stirs Up Success (American Girl/Mattel), and indie film French Dirty (Homegrown Pictures).
Amanda began her career in the music department at Lionsgate, before moving to Reveille (now Endemol Shine North America). There she music supervised unscripted shows Commercial Kings (IFC) and One Born Every Minute (Lifetime) in addition to serving as Music Manager on hit series MasterChef (Fox) and The Biggest Loser (NBC). In early 2012 she joined Format Entertainment as Music Coordinator on projects such as Pitch Perfect 1 and 2 (Gold Circle Films/Universal), The Other Woman (Fox), Beyond The Lights (Relativity) and ABC comedy, Trophy Wife. Additional music supervision credits include documentaries Operation Popcorn, Off The Floor, and Going Attractions, as well as indie comedies, The Back-Up Bride and June, Adrift.
Amanda regularly shares her knowledge at conferences and events including South By Southwest, MUSEXPO and the Durango Songwriters Expo and is on the Board of Directors for the Guild of Music Supervisors. She is also a proud member of the Television Academy.
About Tadpole Audio
This blog was first started in 2010 as an place to house “themed playlists” first shared song-by-song on Twitter (is twt.fm even still a thing?) After a month or so of Tweeting, Amanda wanted a more permanent place to store the song lists she was coming up with, and thought maybe others would find it helpful, or at least a different way to discover and experience music. She remembers being with her now-husband in his bedroom brainstorming titles – something quirky, that felt like her, and still alluded to music. As a petite yet fiesty woman…Tadpole Audio seemed to be a good fit.
The playlists continued (on and off) for many years….and from there the site grew to include interviews with artists, bloggers and Music Supervisors, shout outs for stellar tracks, artists and albums, articles highlighting the events in Music Supervision community, guest posts from brilliant colleagues on ad music, trailer music, covers and more, and eventually once Amanda had acquired enough experience (and opinions) on her own – advice and observations on the world of music for media. Now you’ll find a little of everything, based on what inspires her at the moment!