Joe Rudge

Silent Partners

Founder/Music Supervisor & Consultant


At the helm of the strategy and music consulting firm, Silent Partners, Joe Rudge is an American music supervisor for Film and TV, best known for his work on ‘Eighth Grade’, ‘The Dirt’, ‘Blue Valentine’ and ‘The Big Sick’.  Rudge’s father, who was the manager for The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd, brought Joe on tour with him at a young age, which would shape Joe’s long and illustrious career in music for film and other visual media.

Landing on 2005 on the music supervisor map with his breakout work on the cult hit, ‘Brick’, directed by Rian Johnson and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, he went on to supervise the music for ‘Blue Valentine’, with a much-recognized soundtrack.  In addition, Joe has worked on award winning documentaries including George Harrison: ‘Living in the Material World’ and The Grateful Dead doc entitled ‘Long Strange Trip’.  The past year, Joe has performed his musical magic on critically acclaimed feature films, ‘The Big Sick, ‘Patti Cake$’, for which he was nominated for at the 2018 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards.  Some of Sundance biggest breakouts of 2018, including A24’s Eighth Grade and Hereditary, have benefited from his adept music touch.  Joe’s work and his very current musical vision, steeped in a rock ‘n’ roll background, are sought after for a wide range of projects.