Julian Wettlin developed his passion for music at a young age, listening to jazz records with his grandfather in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan. He discovered an interest in a wide array of musical genres in his teens, including r&b, indie, and punk, and found a love in strumming bass and writing songs. He spent the better part of his twenties playing and touring the U.S. and Europe with Metro-Detroit based bands, including Javelins (indie rock, founded in 2002 and still kicking), as well as Thunderbirds Are Now! (post-punk/new wave, active 2002-2017).
While attending college at WCC where he earned his degree in music production and photography, Julian honed his skills in other areas, including recording and producing records with the independent record label Suburban Sprawl Music, and photographing local music events for Real Detroit Weekly and Hour Media. He also spent time interning at the Ann Arbor-based record label Ghostly International, and developed a rich background in his knowledge and love of vinyl, absorbing every interesting record to cross his path while working at one of Detroit's most renowned record stores, Dearborn Music.
Julian has worked at the advertising agency Doner since 2013, specializing in Music Supervision. His background and knowledge in both music and photography allow him creative opportunities to put music to picture every day – finding optimal music for clients and creative teams to use in television, radio, social, web and event-based campaigns. He works each day building relationships with record labels, publishers, music libraries, and composers, as well as staying at the forefront of current and past music and advertising trends. Some of his past and present clients include JBL, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, ADT, JCPenny, COX, Bush’s, Minute Maid and the Detroit Zoo.
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