Unison Media is a Publicity, PR, Social Media and Website Design agency for Classical Music, Opera, and the Performing Arts
We're a different kind of music company. At Unison, we take a uniquely integrated, cutting-edge and proactive approach to our work that sets us apart from the rest.
Whether leading the market in publicity and promotion, managing some of the biggest social media accounts in the world, producing revolutionary events, building beautiful websites, and more, we never stop working to bring more beauty to the world.
We're here to help you be heard.
A few of our clients...
We want to tell a better story about classical music.
On their own, publicity, social media, branding or marketing no longer have a meaningful impact - it’s only when they're combined in a cohesive, coordinated fashion that you start to get real results.
Our uniquely integrated, holistic and proactive approach has brought us to some of the biggest artists in the world, and we'll never stop exploring new ways to tell their stories.
Congratulations to Gustavo Dudamel, Warner Classics, Seattle Symphony, The Knights & Gil Shaham, J’Nai Bridges, JACK Quartet
The series of 60+ videos, each under a minute, is designed to teach developing artists the key concepts of branding, publicity, social media, and marketing
PROTOTYPE's Beth Morrison speaks to Associated Press about the festival's experimental virtual season.
We're here to guide you through it all.
Not everyone needs full-scale publicity campaigns. We offer affordable hourly consulting that can help to gain clarity, refine strategy, learn best practices, or just ask those burning questions you have about the industry...
You need a website.
We can help.
Everyone needs a beautiful website, but not everyone can build one themselves, or afford to pay the inflated prices that some developers charge.
We create beautiful, functional, affordable artist websites that meet any budget.
Andrew Ousley spent a decade at the top of the classical record industry before forming Unison in 2015 and rapidly establishing it as one of the top PR/Marketing companies for classical music, opera and the performing arts. He also founded the acclaimed non-profit Death of Classical, where he presents classical music and opera performances in a Crypt in Harlem and a Catacomb in Brooklyn. In his nonexistent spare time, he also runs Burger Club.
John serves as Unison's COO, making sure our team is firing on all cylinders, and keeping our operations running as smooth as French salted butter (he was born in Paris, after all!). As you may gather from his last name, he also happens to be Andrew's brother - but far from the shady reams of Nepo-baby-dom, John gained a lifetime of business-running experience as the CEO of a Brooklyn-based Guardianship agencies, where he helped people who had no one else willing or able to care for them. Now he employs his skills as a lawyer and master of finance, as well as a principled and empathetic manager of people, to bring Unison to ever-greater heights.
Mackenzie is known far and wide for her golden quill and rapier wit, which she's used to craft Shakespeare-level narratives for clients ranging from cutting-edge jazz musicians to some of Pittsburgh's hottest restaurants. Now she's using her gifts to tell a powerful and purposeful story about artists and their musical vision. Also fun fact - she grew up next to an emu farm... ask her about it!
Bonnie was the first member of Team Unison back in 2015 when we formed, working alongside Andrew to build the company from a dream and a vision, into one of the leading Performing Arts PR, Marketing, and Branding agencies in the world. She returned to her native Singapore for a spell, managing development and sponsorships for The Esplanade (their equivalent of Lincoln Center), before returning triumphantly to Unison as our Director of Operations. Now, she uses her brilliant organizational mind and business acumen to keep our company on the cutting edge of excellence, ensuring that we deliver ever-greater results for all of our clients.
An elite warrior trained in the art of outreach (and disarming southern charm), Alexis has made an already-illustrious career of running with some of the biggest names in the PR business. As someone on the cutting edge of trends and technology, Alexis has used her potent prowess to deliver successful results to K-Pop boppers, that guy who's married to Serena Williams, and everyone in between. For the record, she also holds the title of being the most organized person on the Unison team...
Tru comes to Unison following an internship at our sister nonprofit organization Death of Classical, where she used her social media prowess to fling magnificent missives from the Catacombs to the Interwebs, sharing our subterranean exploits far and wide. She now brings that deep savvy of all things social to the team at Unison, working with some of our top clients to cultivate their online followings and tell their stories. Other fun facts: she's a sensational soprano, a radio DJ, and an expert in Artisanal Ramen.
Maddie (or "The Mad One" as we like to call them), brings their mad skills to Unison's work with Death of Classical, the non-profit created by Unison founder Andrew Ousley that presents concerts in Crypts, Catacombs, and more. We tempted Maddie away from the Dark Side (AKA, late-night television), and brought them over to the even DARKER side of Classical Music promotion, and now they spend most of their time ruling over the dimly-lit sarcophagal spaces of New York City with an iron fist and a velvety touch. Fun fact: one of Maddie's professors played Oin the dwarf in Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit' franchise, so you know they learned from the best!
After graduating with a degree in piano performance from NYU in 2022, Jon valiantly rode off into the sunset... and by "the sunset", we mean "Brooklyn". When he's not busy molding America's piano-playing youth, Jon is hard at work flexing his film editing and social media skills (luckily for us, he's chosen to deploy his directorial chops for the forces of good). With Jon's addition to the team, we are primed to create an even friendlier environment for our clients... and we're also one step closer to forming a functional all-Unison chamber ensemble.
Vicki is the literal inspiration for William Shakespeare's immortal quote "Though She Be But Little, She Is Fierce." With extensive experience working both as a composer and a promoter, Vicki's stature in the new music world towers like a colossus, and she now brings her hulking expertise to the team at Unison, tearing through publicity and digital marketing tasks Juggernaut-style, elevating our operation to dizzying new heights.