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As a music supervisor with HTGR, Jonathan has overseen curation + licensing for 550+ episodes of television, 14 films, 5 soundtracks + 3 restaurant locations. He is also Director, A&R and Label Manager at PUSHER, an artist agency specializing in music for trailers & advertising. He is also a DJ, music producer and runner!

As a music supervisor with HTGR, Jonathan has overseen curation + licensing for 550+ episodes of television, 14 films, 5 soundtracks + 3 restaurant locations. He is also Director, A&R and Label Manager at PUSHER, an artist agency specializing in music for trailers & advertising. He is also a DJ, music producer and runner!

Jonathan Christiansen

Music Supervisor / A&R

HTGR / Pusher

Madeline Dowling is a Los Angeles based Music Supervisor primarily working in advertising. She has worked with top brands like Kraft, Disney, Cadillac, Patrón and more as well as on hit TV shows like Grey's Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Empire and Scandal. Previous to her work at GEMS, Madeline's career has included roles at places like creative agency mcgarrybowen, Chop Shop Music Supervision and Format Entertainment, and Marmoset. When she's not eagerly keeping up with music's hottest trends or falling down rabbit holes from music's past, Madeline enjoys creating custom glitter graphics, seeing live music and comedy, and visiting hole-in-the-wall bars or Michelin Star restaurants.

Madeline Dowling is a Los Angeles based Music Supervisor primarily working in advertising. She has worked with top brands like Kraft, Disney, Cadillac, Patrón and more as well as on hit TV shows like Grey's Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Empire and Scandal. Previous to her work at GEMS, Madeline's career has included roles at places like creative agency mcgarrybowen, Chop Shop Music Supervision and Format Entertainment, and Marmoset. When she's not eagerly keeping up with music's hottest trends or falling down rabbit holes from music's past, Madeline enjoys creating custom glitter graphics, seeing live music and comedy, and visiting hole-in-the-wall bars or Michelin Star restaurants.

Madeline Dowling

Music Supervisor

Good Ear Music Supervision (GEMS)

Danielle is passionate about helping indie artists cut through the noise in a crowded streaming world. She's a fan of pop, hardcore, and jazz (and any combination of those genres).

Danielle is passionate about helping indie artists cut through the noise in a crowded streaming world. She's a fan of pop, hardcore, and jazz (and any combination of those genres).

Danielle Giles

Label Relations

Amazon Music

Sujan Hong is Director of Music Merchandising for Qobuz USA. Previous to her current role, she was Head of Label Relations and Merchandising at digital retailer eMusic and held digital marketing positions at V2 Records and Beggars Group.

Sujan Hong is Director of Music Merchandising for Qobuz USA. Previous to her current role, she was Head of Label Relations and Merchandising at digital retailer eMusic and held digital marketing positions at V2 Records and Beggars Group.

Sujan Hong

Director of Music Merchandising

Qobuz US

Michael Kauffman is the Director of Clio Music and Clio Cannabis, global advertising and marketing awards programs. Now in its 6th year, Clio Music honors advertising and marketing spanning artist promotion, brand collaborations, and the use of music in ads, trailers, and video. Clio Cannabis is a joint venture with High Times that celebrates creators at the forefront of cannabis marketing and communications. Previously, Kauffman held marketing and corporate communications roles at YouTube, Google, and RightsFlow, a licensing and rights-management start-up acquired by Google. He also held senior roles with Universal Music Group’s Verve label and at BMG’s Windham Hill.

Michael Kauffman is the Director of Clio Music and Clio Cannabis, global advertising and marketing awards programs. Now in its 6th year, Clio Music honors advertising and marketing spanning artist promotion, brand collaborations, and the use of music in ads, trailers, and video. Clio Cannabis is a joint venture with High Times that celebrates creators at the forefront of cannabis marketing and communications. Previously, Kauffman held marketing and corporate communications roles at YouTube, Google, and RightsFlow, a licensing and rights-management start-up acquired by Google. He also held senior roles with Universal Music Group’s Verve label and at BMG’s Windham Hill.

Michael Kauffman

Director, Clio Music & Clio Cannabis

The Clio Awards

A music supervisor and producer on over 150 films, television projects and video games, Joel C. High is presently CEO at creative control Entertainment. Previously he was the Head of Music for Trimark Pictures and Lionsgate Entertainment. He’s an eight-time nominee (two-time winner) of Outstanding Music Supervisor awards and a founder and president-elect of the Guild of Music Supervisors.

A music supervisor and producer on over 150 films, television projects and video games, Joel C. High is presently CEO at creative control Entertainment. Previously he was the Head of Music for Trimark Pictures and Lionsgate Entertainment. He’s an eight-time nominee (two-time winner) of Outstanding Music Supervisor awards and a founder and president-elect of the Guild of Music Supervisors.

Joel C. High

Music Supervisor

creative control

Rosie Lopez is the President of Tommy Boy Music. She originally joined the company in 2003 as head of marketing and international. Born in Cuba, Lopez formerly ran the US arm of UK indie label Big Life Records from 1990-1994. She was the managing director of the US operation of the UK’s DMC which runs world DJ competitions and was managing director of the house label Masters At Work from 2000-2003. In the late-90’s, Lopez created Street Couture, a fashion company that created custom clothing and accessories for artists, music labels and brands including Tommy Boy Music, Reebok, Bad Boy Records, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Revlon, HBO. She began her career as a DJ for the international Julianas/Bacchus organization. She currently serves as Chairperson for A2IM's board of directors and previously served on the board of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Foundation.

Rosie Lopez is the President of Tommy Boy Music. She originally joined the company in 2003 as head of marketing and international. Born in Cuba, Lopez formerly ran the US arm of UK indie label Big Life Records from 1990-1994. She was the managing director of the US operation of the UK’s DMC which runs world DJ competitions and was managing director of the house label Masters At Work from 2000-2003. In the late-90’s, Lopez created Street Couture, a fashion company that created custom clothing and accessories for artists, music labels and brands including Tommy Boy Music, Reebok, Bad Boy Records, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Revlon, HBO. She began her career as a DJ for the international Julianas/Bacchus organization. She currently serves as Chairperson for A2IM's board of directors and previously served on the board of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Foundation.

Rosie Lopez

President

Tommy Boy Music

Dan launched Qobuz in the USA in February 2019. He previously held senior marketing roles at labels including RCA, Jive, Razor & Tie, Eleven Seven, and Or Music. He began his career as National Director of Radio Promotion for 4AD Recordsn in the USA.

Dan launched Qobuz in the USA in February 2019. He previously held senior marketing roles at labels including RCA, Jive, Razor & Tie, Eleven Seven, and Or Music. He began his career as National Director of Radio Promotion for 4AD Recordsn in the USA.

Dan Mackta

Managing Director

Qobuz USA

Jonathan McHugh is an independent film director, producer & music supervisor for J2 Media who has held high ranking positions at entertainment companies like New Line Cinema/Warner Brothers, Sony Records, Universal Records. He has produced over thirty films & TV shows with some of music’s biggest stars including Janis Joplins highly regarded documentary “Janis:Little Girl Blue,” “Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never” McHugh has music supervised the music for over eighty feature films and TV shows including most recently the Cinemax/HBO TV series “Jett” and the upcoming animated TV series “The Fabulous Fury Freak Brothers.” McHugh is is in the process of producing a documentary on Muhammad Ali directing his second film; “Long Live Rock...Celebrate the Chaos.” He is a founding member and Secretary or the Guild of Music Supervisors and is on the documentary juror of the Producers Guild.

Jonathan McHugh is an independent film director, producer & music supervisor for J2 Media who has held high ranking positions at entertainment companies like New Line Cinema/Warner Brothers, Sony Records, Universal Records. He has produced over thirty films & TV shows with some of music’s biggest stars including Janis Joplins highly regarded documentary “Janis:Little Girl Blue,” “Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never” McHugh has music supervised the music for over eighty feature films and TV shows including most recently the Cinemax/HBO TV series “Jett” and the upcoming animated TV series “The Fabulous Fury Freak Brothers.” McHugh is is in the process of producing a documentary on Muhammad Ali directing his second film; “Long Live Rock...Celebrate the Chaos.” He is a founding member and Secretary or the Guild of Music Supervisors and is on the documentary juror of the Producers Guild.

jonathan McHugh

President

Song Stew Entertainment

Jessica has been working in the music industry for the last 16 years. Her career started in NYC and she has worked at MTV, Z100, Columbia Records, and Pandora. She moved to LA and started working at SoundCloud in 2018 as the Head of West Coast Indie Label Relations.

Jessica has been working in the music industry for the last 16 years. Her career started in NYC and she has worked at MTV, Z100, Columbia Records, and Pandora. She moved to LA and started working at SoundCloud in 2018 as the Head of West Coast Indie Label Relations.

Jessica Messier

Indie Label Relations - West Coast

SoundCloud

Before joining Symphonic Distribution in 2018, Jon Mizrachi served as Creative Director for Carlin America overseeing the creative licensing of a sizable classic catalog of hit songs. In his 12 years with the company, he secured hundreds of television, film, and ad placements for iconic artists such as James Brown, AC/DC, Bobby Darin, The Turtles, Billie Holiday and The Lovin’ Spoonful. Bringing his extensive sync experience to Symphonic Distribution, Jon currently serves as Sr. Director overseeing all client signings, pitching, licensing, marketing and business development for their newly branded in-house sync division Bodega Sync. With a rapidly-growing and highly curated roster of independent artists selected specifically for sync, Bodega is quickly becoming a go-to resource for music supervisors and advertising agencies.

Before joining Symphonic Distribution in 2018, Jon Mizrachi served as Creative Director for Carlin America overseeing the creative licensing of a sizable classic catalog of hit songs. In his 12 years with the company, he secured hundreds of television, film, and ad placements for iconic artists such as James Brown, AC/DC, Bobby Darin, The Turtles, Billie Holiday and The Lovin’ Spoonful. Bringing his extensive sync experience to Symphonic Distribution, Jon currently serves as Sr. Director overseeing all client signings, pitching, licensing, marketing and business development for their newly branded in-house sync division Bodega Sync. With a rapidly-growing and highly curated roster of independent artists selected specifically for sync, Bodega is quickly becoming a go-to resource for music supervisors and advertising agencies.

Jon Mizrachi

Sr. Director, Sync Licensing

Bodega Sync

Miwa has been with the Beggars Group for 19 years and relocated back to her hometown of Los Angeles from their NYHQ to open the West Coast office, where she handles all Film, TV, Trailers, Promos, Creative and Licensing. Her first concert was Spandau Ballet (1984) at the Universal Amphitheater. He parents thought she was going to an actual ballet.

Miwa has been with the Beggars Group for 19 years and relocated back to her hometown of Los Angeles from their NYHQ to open the West Coast office, where she handles all Film, TV, Trailers, Promos, Creative and Licensing. Her first concert was Spandau Ballet (1984) at the Universal Amphitheater. He parents thought she was going to an actual ballet.

Miwa Okumura

Senior VP West Coast Operations and Licensing

Beggars Group

Sherry Orson is a successful, established Music Publisher and Licensor, having secured music on television shows on every major network, and with major label recording artists, advertising brands, in motion pictures and more. Ms. Orson began her career in the music industry as a Creative Manager during the Richard Branson years with Virgin Music Publishing in Los Angeles. From there, she moved to Universal Music Group as Director of Creative Services for almost a decade, expanding her extensive experience in the fields of music publishing and licensing. While at Universal, she placed songs with major record labels on Platinum artists such as Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Selena, Babyface, Jessica Simpson, Bette Midler, Chaka Khan and many others. In 2007, she joined musician and actor, Steven Van Zandt representing his music publishing company and rock record label, where she was responsible for placement of his roster of artists with major advertising brands: KFC, McDonalds and Fox Sports. Ms. Orson currently represents emerging artists and music catalogs for licensing in all areas of media through her own licensing and music catalog representation company, Star Vibe Group. Through Star Vibe Group, she recently placed and licensed songs from the roster to Amazon, CBS, HBO, Showtime, MTV, NBC, Fox, E! and many more.

Sherry Orson is a successful, established Music Publisher and Licensor, having secured music on television shows on every major network, and with major label recording artists, advertising brands, in motion pictures and more. Ms. Orson began her career in the music industry as a Creative Manager during the Richard Branson years with Virgin Music Publishing in Los Angeles. From there, she moved to Universal Music Group as Director of Creative Services for almost a decade, expanding her extensive experience in the fields of music publishing and licensing. While at Universal, she placed songs with major record labels on Platinum artists such as Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Selena, Babyface, Jessica Simpson, Bette Midler, Chaka Khan and many others. In 2007, she joined musician and actor, Steven Van Zandt representing his music publishing company and rock record label, where she was responsible for placement of his roster of artists with major advertising brands: KFC, McDonalds and Fox Sports. Ms. Orson currently represents emerging artists and music catalogs for licensing in all areas of media through her own licensing and music catalog representation company, Star Vibe Group. Through Star Vibe Group, she recently placed and licensed songs from the roster to Amazon, CBS, HBO, Showtime, MTV, NBC, Fox, E! and many more.

Sherry Orson

Chief Creative Officer

Star Vibe Group

Jamie Sampson manages Indie Label partnerships for Facebook and Instagram, a role that he had at Pandora prior to joining Facebook. Began his career in artist management, working for ten years on the artist side of the industry. In 2011 he moved to the Bay Area and entered the music tech world. It's been smooth sailing ever since.

Jamie Sampson manages Indie Label partnerships for Facebook and Instagram, a role that he had at Pandora prior to joining Facebook. Began his career in artist management, working for ten years on the artist side of the industry. In 2011 he moved to the Bay Area and entered the music tech world. It's been smooth sailing ever since.

Jamie Sampson

Independent Label Partnerships Manager

Facebook

Advocating for and partnering with Indies at Amazon Music since 2016. Also, a big fan of the movie 'That Thing You Do.'

Advocating for and partnering with Indies at Amazon Music since 2016. Also, a big fan of the movie 'That Thing You Do.'

David Stuart

Label Relations Manager

Amazon Music

 
Award winning music supervisor for advertising.

Award winning music supervisor for advertising.

Morgan Thoryk

Music Supervisor + Partner

Good Ear Music Supervision