Founder & Creative Director
Inspired by his experiences collaborating with Danish singer-songwriter Poul Krebs, Troy Campbell founded The House of Songs in 2009 as a one-year project to bring Danish artists to Austin. In 2016, Campbell's efforts earned him the Folk Alliance International Spirit of Folk Award. He has also won an Emmy, a Telly and several Pollie awards, plus multiple film festival awards, for his live-action and animated productions as co-owner of Collection Agency Films.
Campbell started out as a musician. An album by his 1990s band, Loose Diamonds, made the New York Times' annual top 10 list; a track from his last release, `Long in the Sun,` was a USA Today top-10 pick. In Denmark, his recordings with Krebs achieved platinum- and gold-disc status.
As founder of The House of Songs, LLC and Collection Agency Films, LLC Troy has helped grow a range of brands and artists during his 25+ years in the entertainment industry. Some of his collaborative endeavors include:
-Consultant and coordinator for Warner Brothers TV Music 2014-2015
-Partner to City of Austin International Economic Department
-Cultural Advisor to the cities of Oita Japan, Lulea Sweden, and Toronto Canada
-Partnerships with Danish Music Societies DGBFA and DPA, Swedish Music Export, NOPA Norway, ELVIS Finland, and Stubbs BBQ Music Shanghai
Song writing awards:
-Featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, USA Today, WSJ
-NewYork Times top ten CD Fresco Fiasco by The Loose Diamonds