More than half of Cakewalk’s employees are musicians, many of which record and perform on the side. They’ve come to Cakewalk from different musical backgrounds, sharing their experiences and tricks of the trade as they go. It’s no surprise that those behind the scenes at Cakewalk have a wide range of musical tastes from electronica to hip hop, punk to country.
We thought we’d share with you our choices for the ‘Top 5 of 2009’. In no particular order, here are our picks for the ‘Top 5 Singles’ released this year:
Anthony Conte (VP of Sales): Fireflies – Owl City, Meet Me At The Equinox – Death Cab for Cutie, I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris – Morrissey, Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) – Jay-Z, 1901 – Phoenix
Carl Jacobson (VP of Marketing): 1901 – Phoenix, Ancestor’s Call – Huun-Huur Tu / Carmen Rizzo, Scars (Featuring Kelis) – Basement Jaxx, Scumbag Blues – Them Crooked Vultures, Money (Feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge & Z-Trip) – N.A.S.A.
Keith Albright (Software Engineer): Heaven Is The Face – Steven Curtis Chapman, Until The Whole World Hears – Casting Crowns, He Is – Mark Schultz, Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming – Sting, Magnificent – U2
Tara Zanett (Event Coordinator): Love Story – Taylor Swift, That’s Not My Name – Ting Tings, Already Gone – Kelly Clarkson, Use Somebody – Kings of Leon, I Know You Want Me – Pitbull
Matt Koelsch (MI Accounts Manager – Worldwide): Use Somebody – Kings of Leon, Kids – MGMT, 1901 – Phoenix, Sleepyhead – Passion Pit, Hometown Glory – Adele
Dave Malaguti (QA Engineer): Zero – Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nothing to Worry About – Peter Bjorn and John, The Wanting Comes in Waves – The Decemberists, While You Wait for the Others – Grizzly Bear, Oh No – Andrew Bird
Zyler Vega (Product Manager): Solo Electronic Bass – Squarepusher, Totems Flare – Clark
Steve Cox (Technical Support): Uprising – Muse, Single Ladies – Beyonce, Girl (If You’re Wondering If I Want To) – Weezer, Already Gone – Kelly Clarkson, Wheels – Foo Fighters
Josh Langberg (QA Engineer): Electronic Germany – DJ Hell, Bell 47 – Download, Mind Dimension – Tiga, Kontact Me – Boys Noize, Feedback Loop – Motor
Zac Kenney (MI Accounts Manager): Marvelous Slut – Every Time I Die, Wanderlust – Every Time I Die, The Resistance – Muse, 21 guns – Green Day
Brian Desmond (Product Manager): That Girl – Two Fingers, Rising 5 – Hudson Mohawke, We Hear You – Luke Vibert, Reality Check – J Dilla, Fragile Tension – Depeche Mode, Nu Wu – Raekwon
Stephanie Livermore (Localization Manager): I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas, Meet Me Halfway – Black Eyed Peas, Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) – Jay-Z, Run This Town – Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
Marcus Dandurand (Direct Marketing Manager): Little Secrets – Passion Pit, 1901 – Phoenix, Daylight – Matt & Kim, Party In The USA – Miley Cyrus, I’m On A Boat – The Lonely Island (ft. T-Pain)
Kate Watt (Online PR): I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas, Use Somebody – Kings of Leon, Hot n’ Cold – Katy Perry, Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band, 21 Guns – Green Day
What are your favorite singles? Leave us a comment!
You can learn more about Cakewalk’s Musicians here.