Headroom’s Give1Back Initiative

In the spirit of the season, Headroom is celebrating its Give1Back initiative! Every month, Headroom donates 1% of all gross revenues to worthy charitable causes. In the past, highlighted charities have included St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Unicef USA, Coalition for the Homeless, Food Bank for New York City, Global Fund For Women and the ALS Association. This month, as we are thinking of those less fortunate closer to home for the holidays, Headroom is proud to be supporting Citymeals-on-Wheels and the Robin Hood Foundation.

Headroom president, Jerry Plotkin, developed the Give1Back initiative this past year as a way to support worthy international, national, and local charities, as well as inspire similar companies to follow suit. Jerry believes that, “most small businesses can manage to give this tiny amount and not feel it …in the end it will be a wash, and a lot of good would have been done”.

We encourage our colleagues and their respective companies to Give1Back this holiday season, and beyond.

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Headroom Hosts Sofar Sounds

This Wednesday, Headroom was transformed into a venue, packed to the brim with music fans, all thanks to Sofar Sounds!

What exactly is Sofar? Founded in 2009, it’s the world’s largest live music discovery community.  Sofar Sounds cultivates a global group of genuine music fans and creates an intimate environment for those fans to discover and appreciate live music. Sofar’s concerts take place in living rooms around the world, and this month, landed in our very own living room!

The show was bursting with talent, packed with four incredible and diverse acts. Atlanta based singer-songwriter Sara Rachele took the stage first, and set the tone for the intimate evening. Sara was followed by R&B/Indie/Soul band The Rooks, who’s set included an especially noteworthy acoustic cover of Destiny’s Child’s Bills, Bills, Bills.

After intermission, the talented vocal powerhouse Kiah Victoria blew us all away with her beautiful track Aurora, and left us wanting more. Acoustic trio City of the Sun rounded out the exciting evening of music discovery with an intense and mesmerizing set. All in all, we couldn’t have asked for a better line up, and a more seamless show! Thanks to Sofar for having us host this memorable event, and look forward to the next show!

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“Hello Beautiful” and Paint Nite Come to Headroom!

Headroom recently hosted it’s very first “Hello Beautiful” with powerhouse sister duo Angelina Powers and K.C. Gulino of SuperPowers, and an assembly of some of the most talented ladies in the world of advertising.

Each guest received a canvas, and all the tools to paint a beautifully autumnal themed painting, as well as all the treats and liquid courage needed to delve into their inner artiste. A professional artist, Danielle Barbaro, of Paint Nite, led the two hour paint adventure, and provided words of wisdom and encouragement, as well as many “Drink and Dry” breaks. Despite the great range in artistic experience amongst the ladies, all the pieces were extremely unique and the creativity of these women shone brightly. Big thanks to our friends at SuperPowers for bringing “Hello Beautiful” to Headroom.


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Headroom Talent Rocks NY Music Scene

Two of our own are making some noise about town. Saturday night, Music Supervisor, Deb Oh, performed an intimate set at Rockwood Music Hall 3. Unaccompanied by her Cavaliers, Deb performed soulful, stripped down versions of some new tracks “When Did We Lose Our Way” and “Vessels”, some oldies but goodies, such as “Zoetrope” and “Grey”, and a beautifully haunting cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Little Lies”, which you can listen to here: https://soundcloud.com/doatc/little-lies.

Deb also performed her upcoming single, “Goodbye Manhattan” set for release in early 2015. Spoiler alert – it’s awesome, and you will want to get yourself a copy.

Deb Oh and her Cavaliers will next be performing at Brooklyn Bowl, October 8th. Get tickets and more info on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/debohmusic.

TJ Dumser – Headroom’s talented audio engineer/sound designer by day and member of Deb Oh and the Cavaliers and band Side Saddle by night – also made the Headroom family proud this past week as Side Saddle took the stage at Cameo Gallery on Monday to celebrate the release of their debut LP, The Astorian. Between the great tunes, witty banter, and unlimited free cookies, the audience couldn’t have asked for a better way to experience the new album release.

The album, described by Under The Gun as “full of lush layers, varied instrumentation…overflowing with beautiful songwriting and impressive production that elevated the band’s addictive folk-pop tunes to a new level”, is available for your listening pleasure at ­­­­­http://sidesaddle.bandcamp.com/. Keep an eye out for more shows to come on the band’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thisissidesaddle.

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Headroom’s ‘Summer’s Not Over Just Yet!’ Cocktail Party

This past Wednesday, by popular demand, Headroom popped open the wine, and clinked a few beers for a ‘summer cocktail hour’ celebrating the end of Madison Square Music’s summer series.

Headroom’s friends enjoyed the evening sipping on wine, and nibbling on various appetizers, including Beyond Sushi’s vegan/vegetarian sushi rolls, Beecher’s cheese plates, and a selection of refreshing and savory treats. With the Empire State and Chrysler buildings in the background, and Jerry’s Steinway piano in the foreground – a new addition to the Headroom offices – the evening was a perfect New York summer celebration.

Ending Madison Square’s summer series on a high note was Brooklyn-born, rock ‘n’ roll Americana band, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds.  According to the Baltimore Sun, “…frontwoman Arleigh Kinchloe has one of the biggest voices in the soul-funk business. Prepare to be blown away.” And we were. The seven-piece band was a perfect backdrop to Arleigh’s powerful vocals, and the crowd kept calling for more.

Stay tuned for Headroom’s next big celebration in the Fall – we hope to see you all there!

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The Getaway

Everyone likes a good getaway, and everyone likes working with Headroom’s very talented TJ Dumser. Take a look at this exciting spot for Jeep that we worked on for the A&E Networks with our friends at Bacon & Sons Film, with music supervision from our very own Deb Oh. 



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