Marmoset is a boutique music agency born and raised among the lush, green and often rain soaked landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. While we enjoy working on all kinds of inspired and demiurgic endeavors, we spend most of our time crafting original music for creative mediums in the public eye. In addition to composing original music, we also maintain a hand picked roster of some of the most talented independent artists and bands we can find, whose recordings are available for licensing opportunities.
Marmoset is not your typical music agency. At our core, we represent a very special conduit between Portland, Oregon's famously burgeoning independent music community and the nexus of popular culture.
Born in the Winter of 2010, Marmoset is the brainchild of two pale-skinned, bearded guys who met amidst a random encounter in one of Portland's five million coffee shops. Within a matter of days Brian Hall and Ryan Wines launched a humble operation that today looks and feels a little like Voltron. For better or worse, everyone at Marmoset is born and raised in the Pacific Northwest - a story and genealogy that permeates our lenses, our ears, our creative tendencies and almost everything we do.
Most importantly, Marmoset is founded upon a utopian vision, where real artists make real music... with real sounds coming from real instruments. We are a diverse community of hard working, blue collar musicians, who've joined together around common values and vision. Marmoset is a close knit band of brothers and sisters, constantly honing our craft and pouring ourselves into one another. We also regularly champion collaboration with Portland bands and artists of all shapes and sizes... ranging from the Grammy-nominated and college radio chart topping kinds... to new up-and-comers you probably haven't heard of yet.
While our creative core remains quaint and intimate, our branches reach far and wide, and we're proud of a growing catalog of hand-picked albums from some of the most talented songwriters, songstresses, and bands on the planet.