Joe Rudge & Chris Swanson

Music Supervisors of The Dirt and Heart Beats Loud

Pop Disciple Podcast Joe Rudge Chris Swanson Music Supervisor Music Supervision The Dirt Hearts Beat Loud

Joe Rudge is an established music supervisor and the co-founder of the boutique collective, Silent Partners based in Brooklyn, NY. He is best known for his work on the feature films RoomEighth Grade, Hereditary, Blue Valentine, The Big Sick, and Slice. An experienced licensing professional, he works with film, TV, commercial, and multimedia directors to enhance the moving image with sound.

Chris Swanson is the co-founder of Secretly Group, which includes independent record labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, The Numero Group and Secretly Canadian, as well as music publisher Secretly Publishing. In 2011, Swanson co-founded the artist management company Fort William Artist Management, with Ami Spishock, Ben Swanson and Darius Van Arman. In the realm of music supervision, Chris has contributed his talents television series and films including Wild Wild Country, Easy, 6 Years, Drinking Buddies, Tyrel, and The Long Dumb Road.

Together, Joe and Chris supervised Jeff Tremaine’s The Dirt, which examines the misfits of Mötley Crüe rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame in the 1980s. Earlier this year, the pair was nominated for a Guild of Music Supervisors Award in the Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $5 Million category for their previous collaboration on Brett Haley’s Heart Beats Loud.


Watch the trailers for The Dirt and Hearts Beat Loud.


This episode of The Pop Disciple Podcast is hosted by Paul Goldowitz.

Production, Editing, Mixing, Mastering | Paul Goldowitz
The Pop Disciple Podcast Theme and Outro Music | Paul Goldowitz

Special thanks to Chris Swanson, Joe Rudge, and Jessica Berndt.