New Music: Boone Howard

We are super excited to welcome Boone Howard to the NDC family! Check out the video below for his single, "Eat It Dog" along with a great write up from Portland OR's Willamette Week magazine.   [embed]https://vimeo.com/189453720[/embed] From the Willamette Week: "The party is over for Boone Howard. That's the...

Raising Gold: Katie Ledecky

We recently had the chance to work with the Washington Post on an interactive piece featuring the Olympic Swimmer Katie Ledecky who they describe as "the most dominant swimmer in the world" (And smashed her own world record in the 400 Freestyle just a couple...

Heart Beats

"Come for the beats, stay for the heart" - Dustin Dybvig This weeks playlist takes a dive into compelling and unique beat driven tracks. We have a deep roster of free-thinking producers who are constantly working to create new and interesting music and with so many tracks...

Photos – General Assembly

Check out the photos from General Assembly - an evening of cross-disciplinary performances and collaborations, all to benefit youth music programs via My Voice Music. Performances from: Tonality Star, Talkative, DNVN, Moorea Masa and The Mood, Piano Push Play, Zachary Schomburg, Michael Heald, House of Aquarius,...

General Assembly

On March 23rd Needle Drop Co. held it's first curated art and music event at Holocene here in Portland. The idea was to facilitate real-time collaborations between Needle Drop Co. musicians and local artists, writers, poets, dancers and filmmakers all under one roof, sharing the stage...

2015: Highlights

2015 was a banner year for us at Needle Drop Co. After a year of scheming, rallying musicians, building databases, and refining we launched NDC in January of 2015. We tried a lot of our ideas, some are still on the drawing board, we saw some...

This Will Be Our Year: A playlist for the holidays

Well, it's November. That means a lot of people are gearing up for travel, big meals, spending sprees, more travel, and ultimately -  time well spent with friends and loved ones. With the holidays just around the corner we thought we'd put together a little...

More Colors: A playlist of innovative pop

Fall is in full effect here in the Pacific Northwest. With the darkening of the days, early nights and long winter ahead, we thought we'd settle into things with a playlist of life affirming, thoughtful and innovative pop. From the sugary to the sublime, you'll...

Desert Masks: A Playlist

July was a busy month here at Needle Drop Co. We managed to catalog nearly 500 new songs from around 2o new artists into our library of pre-cleared music for film & video. Among those artists are familiar names like Copy (aka Marius Libman), whose one man IDM...

Introducing: Máscaras

MÁSCARAS: MAXIMALIST INDIGENOUS PSYCH Máscaras needs no introduction here in Portland, where they took the music scene by storm with a flurry of dizzying performances and the release of their debut record, "Máscara vs. Máscara" eventually landing themselves on Willamette Week's prestigious "Best New Band" list...

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