Emmy Nominated Music Supervisor of AMC’s Better Call Saul
President of the Guild of Music Supervisors
Thomas Golubic is a Los Angeles-based Emmy-nominated music supervisor, Grammy-nominated record producer, and DJ. His music supervision credits include the AMC series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Halt and Catch Fire, the HBO series Six Feet Under, Netflix series Grace & Frankie and Love, the Amazon series Sneaky Pete and the Showtime series Ray Donovan, among many other film & television projects. In 2017, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Supervision in Season 3 of Better Call Saul. Since 2017, Thomas has served as President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, and is a founding member of the organization. The Guild twice awarded Thomas with "Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama" for his work on Breaking Bad.
He was twice nominated for a Grammy awards for producing volumes one and two of the Six Feet Under soundtrack album in 2003 and 2006. Alongside former partner Gary Calamar, he was responsible for the use of Sia's "Breathe Me" in the final scene of the series. It is considered one of the most memorable uses of music in television, and launched Sia's music career in America. Thomas is also responsible for producing numerous soundtrack albums for Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire and Breaking Bad, also writing the liner notes for the Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary 5-Album Box. Additionally, he has assembled various remix projects for EMI-Capitol Records and MGM, including reinterpretations of Peggy Lee, The Beach Boys, Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme and EMI's Christmas Classics remix compilation 'Merry Mixmas'.
His formative years, musically speaking, were spent as a DJ, music programmer and on-air host for tastemaker LA radio station KCRW 89.9 FM. After ending his 10-year residency at KCRW, he turned his attention to music production and live audio/video DJ work. He formed The Arbiters, a music collective creating mash-up music and video productions, free-released two EPs in 2006 and 2010, and created audio and video mash-up productions for clients including Google, YouTube, Microsoft and Levi's.
Thomas has also become known as an innovative club DJ spinning broadly eclectic music sets, often with live synchronized visuals. His SYNCHRONIZE re-score project, featuring live DJ re-scores of classic films has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Luminato Festival in Toronto, Dubrovnik Film Festival, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, various residencies in Los Angeles, and has been profiled on Turner Classic Movies.
Since September of 2017, Thomas has served as President of The Guild of Music Supervisors, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support the craft of Music Supervision through education, advocacy and celebrations of excellence in the profession. During his time as President, Thomas has expanded the annual GMS 'State of Music in Media' Conference with over 700 in attendance in 2018, sold out the annual GMS Awards show, and established a monthly GMS newsletter and podcast. With the Guild, Thomas strives to create ladder-up opportunities that promote greater diversity in the community, a climate of professional respect and cooperation and to better serve and inspire the next generation.
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This episode of The Pop Disciple Podcast is hosted by Paul Goldowitz.
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Special thanks to Thomas Golubić and the Guild of Music Supervisors.