Who We Are
Award-winning music composer/producer
As a composer, music supervisor, and founder of Fuel Music, an audio creative agency, my passion is to delve into your brand and determine what resonates with your audience. At Fuel Music, we use proven science-based methods to find the exact sound and emotions to target the demographic you want to reach. We understand that utilizing these tools will enable your audience to emotionally connect with your television show, pilots, and products.
Los Angeles- based Fuel Music has over 30 years of experience in the creation of sound signatures for primetime shows, developing products for advertising agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, J Walter Thompson, DDB, McCann) and working with brands worldwide to help tell their story.
You can hear our work on the top networks including, NBC, CBS, ABC, Showtime, Comedy Central, and many more. (Deal or No Deal, Extreme Home Make Over, Super Nanny) We’ve also partnered with some of the world’s most influential companies (Ford, GM, Toyota) to help brand and amplify their message.
What sets us apart? We put the time and energy into researching and understanding the specific audience our clients are trying to reach. In this way, we can address all of your musical needs. Our innovative and holistic approach will help keep your show on the air, get your pilot picked, and differentiate your product. Say goodbye to pre-recorded music, and let us show you how to emotionally connect not only with your audience but with networks and sponsors as well!
Billboard Top 40 songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist
Russ has worked with Aerosmith, Sting, Bryan Adams, Meat Loaf, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Joe Bonamassa, and Curt Smith.
He was signed to SBK Records with a self-titled album, produced by Phil Ramone. The album debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and the single, "My Heart Belongs to You" hit No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. and the song "I Need You Now" hit No. 36 on the Radio & Records Rock chart. In 1992, Irwin toured with his band, opening for Roxette.
Russ wrote songs for Aerosmith, Foreigner, Scorpions, and Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell 3. In 2006, Irwin produced Clay Aiken's single "I Want to Know What Love Is". Irwin wrote and produced over 100 commercials for brands such as AT&T and Bank of America. In 2012 Irwin co-wrote the Aerosmith Adult top 40 hit "What Could Have Been Love" (#21), on the album Music From Another Dimension and the top 10 hit 'Lollipop' for Japanese artist Lisa Hirako. He then released his second solo album Get Me Home, which included guest artists Steven Tyler and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Chris Botti, and Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots.