Amanda Krieg Thomas has been working tirelessly in the field of music supervision for over 9 years, and in that time has music supervised a wide variety of projects, most recently bringing her experience to the stellar team at Neophonic.
She is currently working on hit family comedy, Life In Pieces (CBS), critically-acclaimed espionage drama, The Americans (FX), Feud: Bette and Joan (FX), American Crime Story: Versace (FX), Mosaic (HBO) and the upcoming dark dramedy Claws (TNT). Recent project include American Horror Story: Roanoke (FX), Scream Queens (Fox), indie feature Girl Flu (starring Katee Sackhoff and Jeremy Sisto) and The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) for which she and PJ Bloom won the Guild of Music Supervisors Award for Best Music Supervision in a Television Limited Series or Movie. 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 festival darling French Dirty (Homegrown Pictures) currently on Netflix.
Amanda began her career in the music department at Lionsgate, before moving to Reveille (now Endemol Shine North America), where she music supervised unscripted shows Commercial Kings (IFC) and One Born Every Minute (Lifetime), which spawned an internet sensation with the Ojai Valley Taxidermy TV Commercial, in addition to serving as Music Manager on hit series MasterChef (Fox) and The Biggest Loser (NBC). She then joined Format Entertainment in early 2012 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 projects include documentaries Operation Popcorn, Off The Floor: The Rise of Contemporary Pole Dance, 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 the South By Southwest Film and Music Conferences and is a proud member of the Television Academy and The Guild of Music Supervisors.
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!