Primary Color Music



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 a 7-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!



SAM BILLEN | サム・ビレン 
Founder, Composer 

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.



RYAN PINKSTON |  ライアン・ピンクストン
Music director, Composer 

In 2015, Ryan joined PCM, bringing with him years of commercial music experience. Interesting facts: Ryan’s band, the Republic Tigers, has toured North America and Europe and performed on David Letterman in 2009.



JOSH ATKINSON | ジョシュ・アトキンソン 
Poducer, Composer

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. 



Head of Japanese Production, Composer 

Kosuke is the newest addition to the team. 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.



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