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what is godmode?

godmode is an la-based music company founded by Talya Elitzer and Nick Sylvester. We take way-left artists and bring them slightly more to the center. Or we take way-center artists and bring them slightly more to the left! everything matters, which is why we work on everything – from the bio to the bass compressor, from the first song to the absurd requests in the MSG rider.

talya elitzer

Born in upstate New York to a retail entrepreneur and social worker. Started her career in music at Brandeis, where on a whim she invented an ad-based indie music download site, though she insists the name of the site is too embarrassing to print here. After college Talya worked as a booking agent at William Morris, looking after Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, M.I.A., Grace Jones, and Swedish House Mafia. She left the East Coast in 2013 to do A&R for Capitol, working on projects for Katy Perry, Sky Ferreira, and Beth Ditto before moving full-time into godmode.

nick sylvester

Born outside Philly to a drummer father and mother with criminally out-of-tune Wurlitzer. Got his start playing trumpet in wedding and bar mitzvah bands, studied computer music at Harvard, and edited for a once very tiny website called Pitchfork mostly to get free promos and concert tickets. When he moved to New York, Nick fell in with DFA's James Murphy, who taught him how to write, record, program synths, and listen for music in refrigerator hums. nick works on every godmode release as a producer and songwriter in close collaboration with the artist.