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Maya Halfon

Maya Halfon is a music supervisor at Microsoft, specializing in videogames for Xbox, but also extending to game trailers, mobile games and apps, and anywhere else Microsoft sees fit to use music. Though she lives in Seattle, she’s bounced from coast to coast, starting off in Los Angeles doing licensing and background music selection for independent label Quango Records (Zero 7, Bitter:Sweet), music supervision at Michael Welsh Productions for the likes of Macy’s, Chico’s, and Chivas Regal, then to New York to act as Creative Licensing Director for all medias at Domino Records and Publishing. She’s had the good fortune to place artists such as the Kills, The Arctic Monkeys, The Dead Weather, Four Tet and Yacht, and has landed artists in everything from trailers for games such as Assassin’s Creed Brother, films such as Moneyball, ads for T Mobile, Cadillac and Victoria’s Secret, to TV shows such as Gossip Girl and Sons of Anarchy. Since working at Microsoft, she’s music-supervised a fitness game for Kinect, trailers for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and worked on games in the Forza and Fable franchises. She is a friend to the indies and a supporter of all good music. In her free time, she enjoys going to gigs, listening to reggae radio, and playing outside.