Art Vista Productions was founded in 2000, in Los Angeles, by Hans Adamson and Amanda Seward. It was in pursuing his own song writing career that Hans became involved in the sampled instruments business, requiring realistic sounding sampled instruments for his own recording needs. He then created his first sampled instrument, the Malmsjö Acoustic Grand, now heard on film scores, television shows and commercials around the world. Today, Art Vista creates some of the most realistic sounding sampled musical instruments in the industry. Hans' philosophy is to produce the highest quality and value for a price affordable and accessible to all segments of the market.
Hans Adamson is a graduate of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, with a Master's degree in Piano Instruction and Music Education. He was the musical director for the Stockholm-based R&B group, Cloud Nine & the Nasty Angels from 1984 to 1990. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, he taught piano at Eubanks' Conservatory of Arts and Music and was the musical director for shows at Marla's Memory Lane in Los Angeles' Leimert Park. Since 2007, Hans has produced four CDs for The Long Gone Smiles Band, three-time Swedish Country Music Award winners. In 2014, he started working with Swedish rock group Cemetery Men and has since produced the CD: "Som en annan man" and the dance single "Danny And His Donkey."
Amanda Seward is a lawyer, whose entertainment clients include Film Bridge International; the creators of the reality show, The Real Housewives of Orange County; and other film and television composers, writers and producers. Amanda was formerly Senior Vice President, Business and Operations at Warner Bros. Feature Animation. During her tenure at Warner Bros., the division produced Space Jam, Osmosis Jones, Quest for Camelot and the critically acclaimed, Iron Giant. Prior to joining Warner Bros, she was employed with Hanna Barbera, Inc.; Turner Network Television; and CNN International. Amanda is a former president of the Los Angeles Copyright Society and adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School, where she teaches Entertainment Law. She is a native of Santa Monica, California and a graduate of Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C.