Primary Color Music is a team of music-lovers who are dedicated to crafting perfect song and sound for visual media.
Building off of his father’s legacy as a jingle-writer and his own experience as a musician, Sam Billen founded PCM in 2009. Later joined by brother Dan Billen and recording artist Ryan Pinkston, PCM has since grown into an 8-person international team with on-the-ground representation in both the United States and Japan.
The PCM team brings a background in the ad industry together with our creative practice as composers and producers to develop projects from concept to delivery. With an emphasis on seamless production, PCM can work independently or hand-in-hand with your team. Of course, we prefer to collaborate, so let’s be friends!
MEET THE TEAM
SAM BILLEN | サム・ビレン
Sam started working in commercial music production in 2009 and formed PCM in 2013.
Interesting facts: Sam has a Master’s Degree in Education and taught university level ESL. Sam travels to Japan frequently for business and to visit family.
DAN BILLEN | ダン・ビレン
Executive producer, Composer
In 2015, Dan left his decade-long career in advertising, most recently as an Art Director, to join PCM.I Interesting facts: Dan’s ‘Paper Dali’ collage won the top national ADDY for best illustration in U.S. advertising in 2009.
JOSH ATKINSON | ジョシュ・アトキンソン
In 2016, Josh moved back from an eight year stint in Japan and joined PCM. Interesting facts: Josh has toured internationally and every year Josh releases Christmas music for his family and friends to enjoy.
KOSUKE ANAMIZU | 穴水 康祐
Head of Japanese Production, Composer
Kosuke joined the PCM team in January, 2017. He is based in Japan and manages projects from Japan and throughout Asia. Interesting facts: On the side, Kosuke performs and releases a diverse array of musical styles under various names.
ROSA BILLEN | ロザー・ビレン
Office Manager, US
Rosa manages the day-to-day operations for PCM, including invoicing, setting up meetings, ordering coffee for the office, HR administrative items, payroll.. and the list goes on. Interesting facts: Rosa's an avid kickball player and she happens to be married to Dan Billen (see above).
MINA KABEYA-MOSS | 壁屋 美奈
Business and Financial Affairs Manager, Japan
Mina is the newest member of the PCM team. She has years of experience in the financial and accounting side of the advertising industry. She's worked at Grey Worldwide and TBWA in Tokyo and is now (ironically) housed in PCM's Lawrence, Kansas office, working with our clients in Japan. Interesting facts: Mina studied accounting at Montana State University and was born and raised in the coolest surf spot in Japan, Kamakura.
YUKA NAITO | 内藤 有香
Translator, Language Specialist
As PCM's first Japanese employee, Yuka started her position by translating for production. Her job duties have since evolved to include supervising PCM's market-entrance into Japan along with some administrative duties on the Japanese side of the company. Interesting facts: Yuka has a PhD in Foreign Language Education and plays the harp, pipe organ, and piano.