Alumnus Kier Lehman Garners 2020 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Music Supervision

Alumnus Kier Lehman Garners 2020 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Music Supervision

By UM News

Alumnus Kier Lehman Garners 2020 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Music Supervision

By UM News
Congratulation to alumnus Kier Lehman, B.M. ’03 Media Writing and Production, for his recent Emmy Award nomination. Kiers’ work as music supervisor for the HBO series “Insecure,” episode “Lowkey Movin’ On.”
The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami proudly congratulates alumnus Kier Lehman, B.M. ’03 Media Writing and Production, for his recent Emmy Award nomination. Kiers’ work as music supervisor for the HBO series "Insecure," episode "Lowkey Movin’ On," was recognized in the 72nd Emmy Awards category of Outstanding Music Supervision.  
 
"My time at the Frost School of Music at UM was an extremely valuable period where I learned so much and also had the opportunity to explore and further develop my passion for film music," states Kier.  "I'm eternally grateful to Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe for bringing me to UM and then to Dr. Raul Murciano who accepted me into the Media Writing and Production program, where I got key early experience in the fusion of music and picture. Go Canes!"
 
Kier Lehman literally grew-up surrounded by music, digging through the stacks of his father’s extensive record collection. While earning his Bachelor’s degree in music production he worked at various record shops and interned for record labels. He got his professional start working for music supervision firm Hit the Ground Running. During his time at HTGR, Kier worked on hundreds of episodes of TV including the CSI franchise and HBO’s Entourage. Both of those series earned high praise from critics and fans for their use of progressive and underground music and exposing new artists to a wider audience.

In 2008 Kier was offered the highly-coveted position as an in-house music supervisor and creative executive in the music department at Sony Pictures. In 2013, after 5 years with Sony, Kier left to return to the world of independent music supervision. He now currently runs Bad Sneakers, Inc., a full-service music supervision and clearance company where he works on TV shows and films for companies including HBO, Fox, ABC, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, and Warner Brothers. His recent projects include TV shows Insecure for HBO, Black Lightning (CW), Truth Be Told (Apple), and films Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, Lego 2, Queen & Slim, the upcoming sequel to Space Jam, and the upcoming Sesame Street movie.