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Friday, April 20 • TBA
One-on-One Sessions - Sold Out

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One-on-One Sessions, which have sold out early each year, provide attendees an opportunity to meet with a songwriter/composer, music publisher, online marketing executive, record company executive, Film/TV music executive, music attorney or ASCAP executive. The 15-minute session will be a mix of career advice and/or song critiques.
There are no openings or waiting list spots available.

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 LA-based film & television composer, recording artist and remixer Cato got started by tweaking modular synthesizers and writing as well as performing experimental electronic/industrial music to receptive, if sometime frightened, audiences.  Subsequently he wrote music for feature films including Stone (starring Robert De Niro) and Smokin\' Aces (dir. Joe Carnahan, starring Andy Garcia and Jeremy Piven) and scored television... Read More →
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Jeff Gray (Pesci)

Music Administration & Creative - Fox Sports Music
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Walter Afanasieff

Producer, Songwriter - “My Heart Will Go On,” “Hero,” “A Whole New World,” "All I Want For Christmas is You"

Betsy Anthony

Sr. Director, Creative and Writer Services - BMG Chrysalis
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Michelle Bell

 Michelle Bell is a singer, songwriter and producer from Ohio. Bell\'s song collaborations have contributed to the sale of over 40 million albums worldwide. She\'s written songs for Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Paulina Rubio, Nas, Kelis, Jennifer Lopez, Girls Aloud, Sugababes, and many more. Her co-written, \'Morning After Dark,\' was the first single from Timbaland\'s Shock Value II album and featured Soshy and Nelly Furtado. In 2011... Read More →
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Eric Bellinger

 Los Angeles born and bred singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger’s destiny preceded him. Grandson of Jackson 5 hit making songwriter Bobby Day (“Rockin’ Robin,” “Little Bitty Pretty One”), Bellinger has been singing since he could speak. Captain of his high school football team, the day came for Eric to choose between a scholarship to pursue a football career at the prestigious University of Southern California... Read More →

Guy Blake, Esq.

Attorney - Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes, LLP
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First Born

Roahn Hylton, known as \'First Born,\' is an up and coming music producer and one of the industry\'s rising stars. Hailing from Houston, TX., Hylton illustrates his diverse creativity of music through his production for Hip-Hop, R&B, and pop artists. While attending Oral Roberts University, Hylton experienced a cultural shift while establishing his production company, which later defined how he would approach music. As a break out producer... Read More →
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Marcy Bulkeley

 Marcy Bulkeley graduated Emerson College with a degree in Audio/Radio Production and directed her studies towards film and television music. Her education continued in Los Angeles at UCLA with extended studies in music supervision, publishing, and music copyright & law. Currently she is music director at Big Picture Entertainment, an entertainment marketing and advertising company, working on major motion picture campaigns as well as... Read More →
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DJ Camper

 21 year old American music producer Darhyl \'DJ\' Camper Jr. was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Camper started playing piano at the tender age of six, and it was then that his parents knew he had a special gift. He began producing at the age of fifteen. At sixteen, Camper placed his 1st single \'Hoodstar\' on Bow Wow and Omarion\'s album entitled Faceoff, which sold over 500,000 units. Since then, he has worked with... Read More →
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Kathleen Carey

 Kathleen Carey’s career highlights include: song-plugging for Bacharach and David’s catalogue; song-plugging at Screen Gems Music; creating a publishing company for Richard Perry when he launched Planet Records; A&R for Geffen Publishing; creating Unicity Music, a boutique publishing company at Universal/MCA; Reata Music Publishing, a joint venture with Warners; joining Sony/ATV in ‘93 as SVP A&R signing System... Read More →
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Steve Celi

 Steve Celi has been at Fox for over 12 years. As Manager of Music for On-Air Promotion including TV, Radio and New Media, Celi oversees all aspects of music production, clearances and library music for all of the Fox primetime lineup, including: American Idol, X Factor, Glee, House, Bones, Fringe, New Girl, Terra Nova, So You Think You Can Dance, Hell\'s Kitchen, Master Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, Raising Hope, Cops, and the entire... Read More →
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James Cheney

 James Cheney is the West Coast A&R for Songs Music Publishing in Los Angeles. At Songs Music Publishing, James works with a talented roster of songwriters, producers and artists such as JD Walker, Brian Lee, Jess Jackson Q-Tip & Dev.  In 2011 James signed the hot producer DJ Mustard to a co-publishing deal with the top 10 single “Rack City.”  James began his 9 year career at Universal Music Publishing.  As... Read More →
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Allison Wright Clark

| Concert promoter. Radio station program director.  Score supervisor. Music supervisor. Those are a few of the many hats Allison Wright Clark has worn throughout the years.  Among her many duties as Head of Development for Angry Mob, Wright Clark actively develops new relationships with studio music departments, networks, record labels, publishing companies, ad agencies and video game developers. She also mentors artists... Read More →
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Patrick Clifford

 Patrick Clifford began his career in the record business after graduating from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. His first position was working for music impresario Nat Weiss, who owned and operated Nemperor Records and Nemperor Artists. On the record side, Patrick’s first signing was The Romantics, and his first professional recording was the hit song “What I Like About... Read More →
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Dave Cool

| | Dave Cool (yes, that’s his real name) has been working with independent artists his entire career. He’s currently the Director of Artist Relations for Bandzoogle, a website and marketing platform for musicians. Through blogging, social media, and traveling to conferences, he keeps an open dialogue with the Bandzoogle membership and the indie artist community at large about the challenges they face, and what strategies they... Read More →
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Stephen Culbertson

| Stephen Culbertson has been an advocate of American music as both a publisher and a conductor for more than 25 years. In 1993, he co-founded Subito Music Publishing and became its President in 1997. During that time, Subito has become one of the most active concert music publishers in terms of identifying and promoting both established as well as up-and-coming composers. The catalog has grown quickly and includes composers and arrangers in... Read More →
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Whitney Daane

 Whitney Daane began her music publishing career in 1996 at Maverick Music.  In 2000 she launched her own company, Mighty Isis Music, representing writers in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York and began consulting for London-based Kobalt Music Publishing in 2001. With over one hundred cuts and five #1 singles under her belt, she has pitched songs recorded by the Backstreet Boys, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride... Read More →
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Mike Daly

Director, A&R - Disney Music Group / Walt Disney Records | Songwriter, Producer, Performer (Whiskeytown) |
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Dominique Dunn

 Dominique \'Domo\' Dunn got her start in music long before she stepped foot in the door at a record label. Born and raised in a family of musicians, understanding the dynamics of a song came natural like a second language. In 2006, Dominique began interning in the A&R department at Island Def Jam for Ray Romulus; working on various projects for artists such as Megan Rochell, Sterling Simms and Teairra Mari. She spent years working... Read More →
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Danny Exum

Music Supervisor - mOcean | Guild of Music Supervisors | | | Danny Exum is an avid music lover since raiding his parents’ records as a kid. He lives in Glendale, CA with his beautiful wife. He loves fly-fishing, great wine and playing the ukulele. Danny got his start in the music industry as a DJ and live mix engineer at the esteemed 88.9 WERS in Boston, before bolting westwards to work at EMI's Film/TV department. Since those days he has... Read More →
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Hillel Frankel, Esq.

CEO, Attorney - The Entertainment Law Office, P.C. | President - NoVo Arts Inc.   Hillel Frankel is a music attorney and artist manager based in Chicago. Through the | Entertainment Law Office (http://www.ent-law.net) he represents music related | businesses and artists including IDJ recording artist JeremiH, Noted Jazz Saxophonist | Ken Vandermark, label Raisin Music (GRAMMY nominated Chicago Blues: A Living | History), Still Music and... Read More →
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Michael Frick

 Our West Coast Executive Producer is the founding partner of Mophonics, opening the doors of our Venice CA studios in 2002 after 15 years in film, visual fx, radio, music journalism and supervision. Michael set up the team that still forms the operational backbone of Mophonics, and his A&R eye has spotted the talent that has formed Mophonics creative backbone over the last decade. It seems glib to say Michael loves music - loves... Read More →
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Julie Frost

| Julie Frost is a singer, songwriter, guitar player and music producer. She has worked with today’s leading artists and has collaborated with some of the industry’s top songwriters and producers. She recently won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Masterpiece,” a song that she co-wrote with Jimmy Harry and Madonna to play in the end credits of Madonna’s movie, W.E. and that will be featured on... Read More →
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Ron Goldberg

Ron Goldberg, Vice President of Manhattan Production Music, has 22 years of experience licensing library and label music for films, TV, trailers, promos, news, videogames and sports.  Some recent placements include The Descendants, HBO’s Game Change, Dexter, Real Steel, trailers for Seeking Justice and Catch 44 and promos for House, Rob and The Big Bang Theory.  In addition to libraries, Ron and Manhattan also represent several... Read More →

Holly Greene

 Holly Greene has held senior positions at EMI, Jobete, Peer, PolyGram and Universal Music Publishing, where as Senior VP/GM East Coast Operations, her signings included writers and artists such as Desmond Child, Fuel, Adam Schlesinger, Ivy, Tracy Bonham, Bloodhound Gang, James Yancey (Jay Dee/J Dilla), Eric Benet, Jules Shear and Tony Kelly. Throughout her career she has helped create opportunities which have resulted in hundreds of... Read More →
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Michael Howe

 Michael Howe is VP of A&R at Capitol and Virgin Records. He is tasked with finding and nurturing new musical talent, as well as working with talent already signed to the Capitol and Virgin labels. Prior to his appointment, Howe helped to establish Downtown Music, signing artists including Gnarls Barkley, Santigold, David Gray, Mos Def, The Drums and Scissor Sisters, and previously worked as Director of A&R at Virgin. Howe began... Read More →
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Bennett Kaufman

 Bennett Kaufman is the owner of The BK Entertainment Group, managing the careers of producers, songwriters, mixers, artists and engineers in addition to consulting services. His clients are involved with all facets of music and include Dave Bassett, Don Gilmore, Neal Avron, Mike Green, and Chris Seefried, among others.  He spent 10 years as an A&R at RCA Records where he rose to VP of A&R.

Maureen Kenny

 Maureen Kenny is currently Vice President of A&R at Universal Republic in Los Angeles.  Previously, she was at Columbia Record as Senior Director of A&R where she worked with such artists as MGMT, Chairlift, Metro Station, Motion City Soundtrack, John Mayer and Pete Yorn. 
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Suzan Koc

 Suzan Koc started her career at Warner Chappell France as director of Creative International, and moved to the US in 1996 to work for Hit and Run Music publishing company with Phil Collins and Genesis among others. Having specialized in working closely with songwriters, Koc was VP of Writer Development at BMG Music Publishing and a few years later moved to BMG Rights Management. She is currently consulting for peer music, Nettwerk... Read More →
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Rachel Komar

Music Coordinator, Film/TV - Secret Road Music Services
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Jason Kramer

Jason Kramer is currently the music supervisor for Elias Arts, a prestigious music production company based in Santa Monica and New York. Elias Arts specializes in original music composition, sound design, music supervision, and audio branding for television, film, and commercials, and has won countless awards over the years.  Jason’s extensive knowledge of music coupled with a great intuition makes him an integral part of the Elias... Read More →
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Amanda Krieg

 Amanda Krieg began her career in the music department at Lionsgate, first in Business and Legal Affairs, followed by Film Music and Television Music. There she worked on films such as The Winning Season and Warrior, and television projects that included Blue Mountain State (Spike), Running Wilde (Fox), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), Mad Men (AMC) and several pilots. After three years with the department, Amanda tackled the unscripted world at... Read More →

Fabienne Leys

 Fabienne began her broad-based career in the music industry in 2002 working in the publicity departments of the famed Arista Records and Def Jam Recordings. A transition to A&R at Def Jam under the mentorship of Jay Brown resulted in her integral involvement in the following albums whose aggregate sales are over 10 million units worldwide: Nas\' \'Hip Hop Is Dead\' and Rihanna\'s \'A Girl Like Me\' and \'Good Girl Gone Bad.\'  In... Read More →
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Steve Lindsey

 Steve started his career as an in demand Los Angeles session keyboard player in the 1980s. Later Steve became a multi platinum record producer with credits such as Leonard Cohen, Aaron Neville, Elton John, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Chris Botti and many others. In the early 90s, he started Blotter Music publishing where he discovered Mike Elizondo, Bridgette Benenate, Mickey Avalon, and Benji Highes. In 2004, he started Westside Independent... Read More →

Taylor Lindsey

 Taylor Lindsey is a Senior Creative Director for BMG Chrysalis where she currently pitches songs for 36 writers. Prior to joining BMG Chrysalis in January 2011, Taylor pitched songs for Grammy Award winning Raylene Music Publishing (Hillary Lindsey) for two years. Before moving to Nashville, Taylor attended the University of Georgia majoring in Speech Communication and Music Business. While... Read More →
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Ben Maddahi

 Benjamin Maddahi, 28, is a triple-threat. His publishing placements include \'Tonight (I\'m Loving You)\' by Enrique Iglesias, featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E; \'Yeah 3x\' by Chris Brown; and tracks by the Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West and others. At Atlantic, he serves as co-A&R for Flo Rida, and his own Madd Music Management is also now under the Atlantic umbrella. Maddahi credits mentor/business partner Mike Caren – executive... Read More →
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Josh Marcy

| As a creative producer at bi-coastal music house Mophonics, Josh has worked with composers and artists to create songs for clients including Mercedes, Adidas, Visa, Fuel TV and ESPN with Geddy Lee.  Since placing New Young Pony Club\'s breakout hit \'Ice Cream\' in a worldwide Intel campaign, he has also done music supervision for such brands as Apple, Pepsi, Nike, and Cadillac.
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Craig Marks

 Feature films, network and cable television, commercials, trailers and beyond: as the creator of sonic imprints for an expansive range of high profile projects, Craig Marks’ comprehensive musical expertise is reflected in his extraordinary eclecticism. Ethnic music, orchestral scores, rock, electronic and rhythmic textures - Marks is a master of unlikely juxtaposition, from Steinways to Stratocasters; bassoons to buzz saws. Earning... Read More →
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Sherry Orson

| Sherry Orson began her career in the music industry with Virgin Music Publishing. From there she moved to Universal Music Group and gained extensive experience in the fields of music publishing and licensing. She most recently worked with Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen, The Sopranos) representing his rock and roll record label and publishing company.  Sherry has licensed music in such top brands as KFC, McDonald\'s, HBO, Showtime... Read More →
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Andrew Robbins

 Andrew Robbins is the Director of Film/TV Music at MusicBox, a part of ole, with offices in Toronto, Nashville and W. Hollywood, CA. Andrew based in the W. Hollywood office is responsible for utilizing his relationships with producers, editors, and music supervisors to present MusicBox\'s extensive music and song catalogs which now boasts over 50,000 tracks across 28 catalogs, worth of one--stop, hassle-free licensable songs, trailer music... Read More →

Steven Rosen

 Steven Rosen is the Owner/President of Rosen Music Corp., a management and publishing company for artists, songwriters and producers, which Rosen has run for over 15 years. His current roster includes Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester; writer/director Randy Johnson (One Night With Janis Joplin, Elvis The Concert); Kelly Levsque in Due Voci (Grammy Award winning songwriter Diane Warren\'s group); Saveria, and Three... Read More →
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Melissa Sabo

 Melissa Sabo\'s career began when she became head of her college radio station. From there she built relationships that would lead to her first job at MCA Records working with Something Corporate, Midtown, The Starting Line, DJ Encore, and more.  Melissa quickly moved into artist management and has been involved in the careers of Ben Folds, The Rocket Summer, Underoath, Say Anything and, most recently, Grammy-winning pop producer Sandy... Read More →
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Jordan Silverberg

 Having spent over a decade supervising for trailers, Jordan Silverberg has worked on hundreds of campaigns for all types of projects, in the process winning numerous Key Art and Golden Trailer awards (like the Oscars and Golden Globes for trailers). Most recently, Jordan won the Guild of Music Supervisors award for Best Trailer Supervisor. It was the first time they\'ve ever awarded in this category. His latest venture, Transit, is an... Read More →
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Joey Singer

Music Clearance Manager - SyncroniCity | Guild of Music Supervisors
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Jerome Spence

 Jerome Spence started his music career in 1998 with an internship at RCA Records in the A&R department. While at RCA, he worked on albums for Tyrese, SWV and Kevon Edmunds. Within eight months Jerome was offered a position at Arista Records as a coordinator in the Soundtracks department. This is where his love for the licensing of music to Film & Television began. He licensed the music of artists such as Santana, Sarah McLaughlin... Read More →
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Brett Swain

 Beginning Record One studios, Brett Swain trained under legendary recording engineer Val Garay, cutting his teeth on projects with the likes of Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Warren Zevon, Lita Ford and Don Henley. Segueing to The Complex recording studios, he then collaborated with such award winning producers and engineers as George Massenburg and Greg Ladanyi. Following this period, Conway Recording Studios brought Brett in as on numerous... Read More →
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Andrea Torchia

Andrea Torchia-Alford has been named Vice President Creative for Razor & Tie Music Publishing. Andrea joins the label with an extensive background in publishing, artist & repertoire and creative services. Andrea Torchia-Alford joins Razor & Tie from Taxi Music, where she was the Vice President A&R for the last three years. At Taxi she oversaw the company’s A&R department and managed the company’s industry... Read More →
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Dapo Torimiro

 Dapo Torimiro is a platinum-selling songwriter, producer, composer, accomplished pianist, multi-instrumentalist, Yamaha-endorsed artist, and singer. Dapo was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Whether Dapo is writing & producing sleek R&B songs (“Quickly” John Legend ft. Brandy, “Fix Me” Tank), heartbreaking ballads (“No Parade” - Jordin Sparks... Read More →
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Trygge Toven

Producer & Music Supervisor - Vidsyn | Guild of Music Supervisors | | | Trygge is a multi-talented music supervisor who has worked with television and film, and has produced up-and-coming musicians. He has gained a reputation for keeping his finger on the pulse of new artists, undiscovered talent, and the international scene. Trygge has supervised on a number of independent films as well as movies for ABC Family, Lifetime, and Spike TV... Read More →

Ken Umezaki

COO - Section 101 |   | Ken Umerzaki is the COO of Section 101. As such, he is in charge of product development and enhancements and helps oversee client operations. Over the past 12 months, Ken has worked with over two dozen clients (songwriters, producers, musicians, bands) to test out many enhanced features and functionalities within the new Section 101 platform.

Jeff Vaughn

 Jeff Vaughn is in A&R at Atlantic Records and Artist Publishing Group, where he focuses on urban music. Before working at Atlantic, Jeff worked in the music department at United Talent Agency. He is based in Los Angeles.

Larry Wade

EVP - The Writing Camp Larry Wade is responsible for the expanding multi-media enterprises of The Writing Camp (TWC), founded by Evan “Kidd” Bogart, David “DQ” Quiñones, and Erika Nuri. Comprised of songwriters and producers, the group’s credits include hits for superstars Beyonce, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Enrique Iglesias and many others. Among TWC\'s recent placements are... Read More →
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Wendy Waldman

 Wendy Waldman is a recording artist, a platinum songwriter and a record producer. Her late father, Fred Steiner, wrote the Perry Mason theme, music for Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Rocky and Bullwinkle,Gunsmoke and was a noted film music scholar. Wendy started the band Bryndle in the early ‘70s with friends Karla Bonoff, Kenny Edwards, and Andrew Gold. Her first solo album, Love Has Got Me, (Warner Bros... Read More →
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Nate Walka

| | The makings of a superstar can be comprised of many elements – talent, innovation, looks, ingenuity and swagger. Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Nate Walka encompasses them all. A native of Memphis who now resides in Atlanta, Nate fuses retro 80’s hip pop with the current sounds of the times, adding his unique edge reminiscent of N.E.R.D and Kanye West.  Nate’s songwriting ingenuity landed him his first... Read More →
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Nikki Walsh

Film Music - Universal Pictures
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Jonathan Weiss

 Jonathan Weiss is a Los Angeles based music supervisor for film and television. He is currently music supervising the Bunim-Murray Production The Challenge: Battle of the Exes on MTV. Jonathan also recently music supervised Keeping Up With The Kardashians on the E! Entertainment Network; Love Games for the Oxygen Channel; and Living Lohan and Road Rules Viewer’s Revenge for MTV. Other music supervision credits include... Read More →
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Jake Wisely

 Jake Wisely is a partner and co-president of The Bicycle Music Company - an independent music publisher and rights holder based in Beverly Hills and New York City. Wisely was instrumental in the acquisition and funding of Bicycle in 2005, which had been a family business established in 1974. Since then, he has helped to usher the company into a new age, overseeing the business affairs and administration of an ever-expanding catalog of... Read More →

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