ESM is a sound design and music production company, based in Sydney.
The foundation of our company is a collection of highly awarded talent from the Australian recording industry and some of the most respected audio and post production studios in the world, creating a mix of experience and perspectives unique to ESM.
Our approach is open, collaborative, and holistic. We build bespoke, project specific teams working with our core team and network of collaborators, pairing skillsets and styles with creative to deliver sound and music that emotes and evokes.
We cover all aspects of audio post production from sound design and original composition to sonic branding, music supervision, orchestration, v/o record, and ADR, across advertising, long form, VR, gaming, and design.


Sound designer Joe Mount creates aural landscapes with such palpable depth, energy, and intellect, they transform every visual canvas.  An electro-acoustic composer and sound designer, with a 14 year tenure at Wave Studios, the most awarded sound post facility in the world, Joe is one of the most formidable sound design talents in Asia Pacific.  A key designer in the creation of the Skype sonic branding, Joe’s soundscape has taken a place among the most iconic and well known sonic brands of our time. 


Joe’s soundscapes can be heard on the work of directorial titans Rupert Saunders (Adidas ‘The Spark’, Cannes Lion Silver for sound design), Guy Ritchie (Dior), Johnny Hardstaff (The Counselor, Prometheus: Transmission, Honda), Johnny Green (Audi, Mercedes, Adidas).



ASSG Winner RAAF ‘Jasper’
ASSG Winner ‘The Other Guy’
D&AD In Book Prometheus ‘Transmission’
Creative Circle Prometheus ’Transmission’
Cannes Lion Silver Adidas ’The Spark’
HPA Finalist Adidas ’The Spark’
HPA Finalist SkyHD ‘Supertelly’
HPA Finalist Samaritans ‘Vectorscope’
VDW Winner Austrian Airlines ’Symphony’
BTA Craft Finalist Audi ‘Satellite’
Conch Winner Skoda ‘Giggle’


Creative Director and Composer Glenn Sarangapany hails from a recording industry background, as a member of the lauded Australian band, Birds of Tokyo.  With multi-platinum selling albums and singles, ARIA and APRA awards to his name, and a long track record of commercial success, Glenn’s formidable songwriting prowess takes perfect aim and fires right to the heart of any brief.

With 15 years and many laps around the globe with Birds of Tokyo, Glenn has shared the stage with legendary stadium rock acts Bon Jovi, Muse, and Cold Chisel, playing to sold out stadium crowds. Moving firmly into the upper echelons of Australian rock royalty, Birds of Tokyo have embarked on a symphonic tour across Australia, performing their best loved hits with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and Western Australia Symphony Orchestra.
ARIA Awards
Most Popular Australian Artist
Best Rock Album
Platinum Albums
Birds of Tokyo (self titled)
March Fires
Platinum Singles
Lanterns 4x platinum
Plans 3x platinum
Good Lord 2x platinum
Gold Singles
This Fire
When the Night Falls Quiet
I’d Go With You Anywhere
Unbreakable – Official song of the 2018 Invictus Games

Good Lord, Lanterns, and Anchor all Top 10 most played songs on Australian Radio