Since being the original trumpeter in the multi-platinum band Capital Cities (2011 – 2015), the Los Angeles-born, half-Filipino vocalist-instrumentalist has gone rogue, adding a new dimension of possibility to not only his sonic weapon of choice, but to pop music, overall and in 2019 he earned himself a Latin Grammy for co-writing and performing on Fonseca’s album “Agustin”. In 2016 he was signed as a solo artist to Warner Records who released his debut single “Diggy” and launched his career through a global Target campaign. His songs have also been featured in ads for Herbal Essences, the feature film Happy Death Day, and the video games Just Dance and Madden. Since becoming an independent artist and forming Trumpet Records in 2018, his songs have earned over a hundred ad, film and tv placements, and in 2019 he became one of the faces for Tommy Hilfiger’s global denim campaign. As a solo artist and as the trumpeter for Capital Cities, Ludwig has performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, ACL, Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live on David Letterman, the Queen Latifah Show and The Ellen Show and he has toured the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America with Bebe Rexha, Betty Who, Fonseca, Fitz & The Tantrums, and Katy Perry.