David Lowery, frontman for rock bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, and Kristin O'Connor, founder of Rainmaker Studios, have launched music and licensing company ShockoeNoise, which will have offices in Richmond, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. In addition, ShockoeNoise announces the formation of The Noises, a collaboration with BWNoise in Minneapolis and Los Angeles, to provide original, custom and licensed music to the advertising, feature and broadcast communities. ... Terence Ziegler, formerly of The Well, has joined Company X in New York as a staff editor. ... TDA Advertising & Design in Boulder has hired Ben James, formerly of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, as a senior art director. ... Dave Skaff has been promoted to executive producer of visual effects company Radium in San Francisco and Santa Monica. Katie Ward has been named Radium's West Coast and Texas-area sales rep.