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2019 Delegates

Adrian Hillekamp Adrian Hillekamp, Music Publisher/Director
Grand H Music (Hamburg, GE)

Immediately after completing secondary school, Adrian Hillekamp began his apprenticeship as a businessman for audiovisual media at the Hamburg Edel AG.This was followed by internships at Budde Music and BMG, and eventually became the publishing manager at Motor Entertainment in Berlin. Adrian is now the Director of Berlin based Grand H Music, who have been involved in hits from artists such as Bastille, The Crystal Method, Brittany Spears, Rhianna, Alanis Morrissette, David Guetta, and many others.
Alex Hancock Alex Hancock, Music Supervisor
Alex Hancock Music (London, England, UK)

Alex Hancock is a London, England based music supervisor and A&R scout. As a supervisor, Alex works across TV, Film and Film Trailers; key credits include Skins, Misfits, The Missing and Clique. He is currently working on productions for the BBC, C4 and MTV as well supervising trailers for several London based trailer houses. He has been an A&R scout for Warp Music Publishing for over ten years and has signed many artists including Oneohtrix Point Never, Anna Meredith, James Holden and Hanni El Khatib.
Anne Booty Anne Booty, Head of Sync/ Music Supervisor
Hummingbird Music / Sixty-Four Music (London, England, UK)

Anne Booty is the Head of Sync for Hummingbird Music, an independent label, publisher and synchronization company. Anne joined Hummingbird from Audio Network, where she worked for three-and-a-half years on music synchronisation in UK television and film. As Head of Sync, Anne looks after existing artists and sourcing new talent for the catalogue as well as spearheading business development with a particular focus on film and TV.
Avery Schwartz Avery Schwartz, Music Supervisor
Seismic ProductionsORG (Hollywood, CA, USA)

Avery Schwartz joined the music supervision team at Seismic Productions in 2017, where he helps place music in theatrical campaigns for Disney, Universal, Amazon Studios, Paramount, Lionsgate, and Warner Bros. Schwartz attended The University of Miami and earned degrees in Music Engineering and Creative American Music. It was there where he honed his skills as songwriter and composer, and wrote an original song for Relativity Media's Earth To Echo in 2014. Recently, Schwartz helped found Seismic's internal music production company, Revved Up, and works part time as an in-house composer. Schwartz's compositions have recently been placed in campaigns for Disney and Lionsgate.
Brendan McCarney Brendan McCarney, Manager/Owner
Double Denim MGMT (Canada)

Brendan McCarney started his professional career in the music industry in 2005 while working at Vapor Music in Toronto, ON. After spending a year in a studio, he decided to get out and on the road as a tour manager. This led to numerous tours across North America with bands such as Wildlife, Fast Romantics, Hollerado, and many others. After a near-death car accident in rural Quebec while on tour in 2014, Brendan quickly refocused his attention to management and founded Double Denim Management a few months later. The company has grown substantially over the last 5 years and now represents a roster of 10 artists/bands from across Canada, including Art d'Ecco, Walrus, Fast Romantics, WHOOP-Szo, and Devarrow. Brendan also founded Garment District Records in late 2017 to function as a small indie label with the sole mandate of giving amazing new artists the opportunity that other, more established labels won't.
Brian Naguit Brian Naguit, Creative Director, Music
CBS Television Studios (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Brian is the Creative Director and in house music supervisor for CBS Television Studios. His current music supervision projects include Crazy Ex Girlfriend, NCIS New Orleans, FAM, Happy Together, and Salvation. In addition to overseeing the day to day music supervision of the aforementioned shows, Brian has played a key role in securing musical guest appearances on a number of CBS productions. Brian has a background in sound engineering and has worked on projects that included Mark Batson, Raheem Devaughn, Glen Ballard, Josh Groban, Fantasia, Nas, and the Backstreet Boys.
Chris Bragg Chris Bragg, Founder/ Music Publishing
Ghostwriter Music (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Nova Scotia born Los Angeles-based composer and entrepreneur Chris Bragg is the founder of Ghostwriter Music, a production and publishing company that creates custom music and sound design for film campaigns, brand advertising, video games and television promos. Notable Ghostwriter clients include Marvel, Disney, Sony, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. A24, HBO, and Netflix. Chris is also the co-founder of Sonic Ritual Recordings, a newly established artist centric record label with a focus on generating lasting income for artists in the modern music industry working actors in film and television.
David Fish David Fish, Co-Founder/ Music Supervisor
Redfive Creative (London, England, UK

David is a music supervisor and co-founder of Redfive Creative, a creative music agency from London, UK, specialising in film and various projects across TV, advertising and gaming. David's film credits have featured Golden Globe and Bafta winning projects alongside 2019 Oscar nominations for The Wife. His work in advertising covers clients such as Lego, Greenpeace, PGA and Conservation International. 2019 see's Redfive move into the original content space with the inception of Redfive Films, with multiple projects in conception for 2020.
Dondrea Erauw Dondrea Erauw, Music Supervisor
Instinct Entertainment (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Dondrea is a music supervisor at Instinct Entertainment founded by Michael Perlmutter. Originally from Toronto, but now residing in Los Angeles, Dondrea has had the miraculous opportunity of working on a number of television shows such as, Netflix’ ‘Spinning Out’, Beauty and the Beast (Showcase/CW), Degrassi (Netflix/Family Channel), Ten Days in The Valley (CTV/ABC), Private Eyes (iON/Global) and indie films, Kiss and Cry, Firecrackers and The New Romantic. In May of 2018, Dondrea won a Canadian Guild of Music Supervisors Award for Best Music Supervision in a Feature Film for her work in Kiss and Cry. She has also played a large and active role in producing the Canadian Music Café during the Toronto International Film Festival. (2014 – 2018) and is a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Guild of Music Supervisor.
Eric Knapp Eric Knapp, Music Publishing Partnerships
YouTube (New York, NY)

Eric Knapp works in Music Publishing Partnerships and Relations for YouTube in North America. His primary focus is on engaging the publishing and songwriting communities, growing partnerships with publishers and those who control publishing rights, and improving the YouTube product for music partners overall. Eric is a former touring musician with prior work experience at Universal Music Group and The Orchard. Eric was later one of the original employees of music tech startup RightsFlow, which was acquired by YouTube in 2011. In his free time, Eric is the co-founder of non-profit dog rescue organization Animal Lighthouse Rescue, where he sits on the board and acts as an adoption counselor, helping find forever homes for dogs in need.
Emily Appleton Holley Emily Appleton Holley, Music Supervisor
Air-Edel (London, England, UK)

Emily is a London-based music supervisor and composer agent at Air-Edel. She is currently working across film, advertising and video games, with recent credits including Julien Temple's feature documentary 'Ibiza: The Silent Movie' and campaigns for Playstation, McDonald's and Royal Botanic Gardens. She also represents Air-Edel's talented roster of composers and songwriters for advertising and video games, and oversees Air-Edel's live concert work arm and manages the Irish artist Sibeal. She previously worked as an assistant to Maggie Rodford, with whom she worked on several features including ‘Paddington 2’, Richard Eyre’s ‘The Children Act’, Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Murder On the Orient Express’ and Mick Jackson’s ‘Denial’. She also worked on Todd Haynes ‘Carol’ and Channel 4’s ‘Fresh Meat’ as an assistant to Matt Biffa.
Garrett McElver Garrett McElver, Music Supervisor
SuperMusicVision (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Garrett McElver is part of the Los Angeles based music supervision team at SuperMusicVision. He is currently music supervisor on the television comedy ‘THE TICK’ for Amazon and the military drama series ‘SEAL Team’ for CBS, as well as a variety of independent feature and short films. Additionally, he is music coordinator on AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’, Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie’, and Amazon’s ‘Sneaky Pete’. Throughout each of these projects, Garrett is frequently looking for a wide variety of music to license.

He also teaches ‘Music Supervision’ and ‘Music Licensing’ courses at the Los Angeles College of Music. In his spare time, he plays guitar loud and fast, and will bond with you over any pop punk recommendations.
Greg Torrington Greg Torrington, Content Manager/Music Programmer
Stingray Music (Ottawa, ON)

Greg Torrington is a music programmer for the Stingray Group’s music streaming service, available via digital cable and on-line throughout North America. Greg curates a spectrum of 24/7 Roots programming channels covering Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, and Americana as well as all of Stingray’s English language Country music channels in the US and Canada. Currently Greg is setting up programming for Stingray’s Country Video channel in the US, launching this spring. He’s served on and sits on committees for the Canadian Country Music Association, Folk Music Canada, and Folk Alliance International (FAI) boards of directors.
Heather Gardner Heather Gardner, Head of Music Supervision + Licensing
Vapor Music (Toronto, ON)

Heather lives and breathes music. With professional training in piano performance and arts management, her ears intimately understand the relationship between song and picture, and how to harmoniously capture that magic within any budget parameters. Heather balances her right brain creativity with extensive left brain attention to detail, allowing for a seamless licensing process from concept to contract to cue sheet. Her credits include work on television series, feature films, video games and advertising campaigns that have been seen worldwide.
Julie Blake Julie Blake, General Manager
Erased Tapes Music (London, England, UK)

Julie Blake is a hugely respected pioneer in the media industry. As former VP Licensing and co-founding partner at Third Side Music, Julie supported a diverse roster of independent artists, and led North American sync operations for labels including Ninja Tune, Warp, and Rough Trade. She now works as General Manager at Erased Tapes Music in London, where she represents some of the most exciting film and TV composers in the world.
Kaya Pino Kaya Pino, Music Supervisor
Supergroup Branding Co. (Toronto, ON)

Kaya Pino is the newest member of the Supergroup family. Kaya grew up amongst music, culture and the arts in downtown Toronto. She incorporates this diverse background in her work providing her with a unique perspective. Beginning her career in advertising Kaya worked on tier one Canadian brands learning different aspects of media, new technology and branding. Leaving advertising to pursue a more creative space Kaya found her dream job with Supergroup Sonic Branding Co. In her two years with the company Kaya has worked on independent films featured at various film festivals across North America and a multitude of advertising campaigns for brands across numerous categories.
Larry Heath Larry Heath, Music Publishing
Heath Media/Embassy Music Publishing (Australia)

Larry Heath is the Director of Heath Media, an Australian publishing and events company who run the National Live Music Awards in Australia, curate a series of live music events and founded the AU review in 2008. Having recently celebrated their 10th Birthday, the website is one of Australia’s most popular and longest running music & lifestyle publications. In addition, Larry is the A&R Manager for Australia & New Zealand of Music Sales / Embassy Music Publishing, signing and working with an international roster of songwriters.
Lilah Obregon-Wilson Lilah Obregon-Wilson, Music Supervisor
Disco Cha Cha (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Lilah Obregon-Wilson began her music career in 2003, opening the The Lucky Cat venue, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn featuring artists such as: Sharon Jones, Reggie Watts and TVOR, as well as a top underground DJ’s. She brought her music relationships and legal expertise (JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) into advertising as a music supervisor, ultimately ascending to head of the Music department at J. Walter Thompson. She moved on to freelance, developing a roster of clients including: Coach, Michael Kors, Vogue and Sephora. In 2011, Lilah kicked off her film career with “We Are Young" and Sundance's Audience Award winner, “Sleepwalk with Me”. She has since worked on numerous films iincluding: Berlinale's 2nd place Audience Award winning music doc, "Chavela” (‘17) and more recent, Annie nominated VR film, "BattleScar” (‘18), which premiered at Sundance’s new VR theatre, The Ray. In addition, she is a producer on the "Bros" web series.
Michael Perlmutter Michael Perlmutter, Owner/ Music Supervisor
instinct entertainment (Toronto, ON)

Michael is the owner of instinct entertainment, an independent entertainment company specializing in music supervision for all filmed media. Some of their most recent projects include: TV Series: Altered Carbon, Spinning Out, Diggstown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Condor, Ten Days In The Valley, Mary Kills People, Private Eyes, Good Witch, Houdini & Doyle, Degrassi, Vikings, Penny Dreadful, Haven; Feature films: Little Italy, The Cuban, The Weekend, The New Romantic, Grizzlies, Firecrackers, Love Jacked, Kiss & Cry, HEVN, Arbitrage, and Across The River; Documentaries about Bob Guccione, Garth Drabinsky and Harvey Weinstein and curation of highlight reels for CTV Olympic broadcasts for Vancouver and London. instinct also works with The National Music Centre, SOCAN, The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and is the curator and producer of The Canadian Music Cafe during TIFF.
Michelle Stoddart Michelle Stoddart, Owner / Sync Agent
Stoddart Music (London, England, UK)

As a teenager, Michelle got her dream job working in a record shop. It was clear to her that she must pursue a career in music and has not looked back. With 25 years experience in the music industry and a focus on synchronisation, MIchelle founded Stoddart Music in January 2018 and represent artists, songwriters, labels & publishers for creative synch placement in Adverts, Film, TV, Trailers and Games. Stoddart Music can provide music for any project, all genres and decades from 1920s to present: iconic global hits through to trendy new bands and everything in between.
Nathan Stein Nathan Stein, A&R Manager
Arts & Crafts (Toronto, ON)

Nathan brings respected expertise in scouting, signing and developing acts; having previously worked in artist management and A&R roles with Bedlam Music Management / Dine Alone Records and the Drake Hotel as Head Music Programmer. He has had a hand in signing and managing acts such as The Sheepdogs, Arkells, Monster Truck, as well as record deal signings like The Civil Wars.
Rick Clark Rick Clark, Music Supervisor
Rick Clark Productions (Columbia, TN, USA)

Rick Clark’s Music Supervision credits include Oprah Winfrey's Greenleaf, AMC's Hell On Wheels and Hap And Leonard for which he was nominated for Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama at this year's Guild of Music Supervisor Awards. Clark’s music supervision work also includes, Billy Bob Thornton’s Jayne Mansfield's Car, Jason Reitman’s Up In The Air and Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me. Clark also produced the award-winning Oxford American Magazine Southern Music issues and CD anthologies. His music production credits include Los Super Seven and Death Cab For Cutie.
Riley MacKinnon Riley MacKinnon, Performance Data Administrator
Re:Sound Music Licensing (Toronto, ON)

Riley is a graduate of the Ryerson University RTA School of Media Master of Arts program, where she published a major research paper and project hybrid concerning gender stereotyping against female producers in electronic music. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Acadia University. Riley's area of interests are: musicology, music production, music licensing, and achieving gender parity within the music industry. She is currently working at Re:Sound Music Licensing Company as a Performance Data Administrator, responsible for receiving and processing radio and music streaming logs from multiple service providers.
Samantha Schilling Robinson Samantha Schilling Robinson, Senior Director of Creative and Business Development
Songtradr (Santa Monica, CA, USA)

Samantha Schilling Robinson earned one of her degrees in International Business and Commerce from UCLA School of Business. She exercises her international expertise as the Director of Creative and Business development at Songtradr, Inc, a full rights management company with a strong international reach. Samantha has years of strong industry experience - specifically in the global Ad/Film/TV ecosystem with a special focus on creative pitching, clearance, negotiation and execution.
Scott Velasquez Scott Velasquez, Music Supervisor
Music Supervisor Inc. (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Scott Velasquez has an extensive background in music, starting in A&R at 18 years old, via Universal-Motown. He was a member of the team that helped produce Grammy award winning albums “Tha Carter III” and “Tha Carter IV” (Lil’ Wayne), and Chamillionaire’s “Ridin’”. He signed and co-wrote SoMo’s “Ride”. Scott owns his own Artist Development/ Management company, Rukus Management, dedicated to developing indie and breaking artists.
Stuart Ongley Stuart Ongley, Music Publishing / Owner
SGO Music (Salisbury, England, UK)

Stuart Ongley set up SGO Music Publishing Ltd. In 1991 following an apprenticeship in the early 80’s at Sir Cliff Richard’s, Patch Music, where we went on to become Managing Director. The next phase of his musical education was a successful 3 year run as MD of Peermusic (UK) Ltd. finishing up on a high note with Rozalla’s worldwide hit, the Rave anthem “Everybody’s Free” and Cliff Richard’s #1 UK Single “Saviour’s Day”.
Suzette Bishop Suzette Bishop, Music Publishing Partnerships
YouTube (New York, NY)

Suzette Bishop is a Music Publishing Partner Manager at YouTube based in New York. Her main focus is currently working with US Performing Rights Organizations and Canadian Collection Societies. Her role also encompasses publisher and songwriter engagement, to maximize their impact on the platform. Prior to YouTube, Suzette worked for EMI Music Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing in Royalties Management. Outside of work, Suzette is a bassoonist and volunteers with the Children's Orchestra Society.
Tim Hardy Tim Hardy, Co-Owner
Sound of Pop / Aspenway Music (Halifax, NS)

Tim Hardy is the co-owner of Sound of Pop, an ECMA award-winning music publishing & master/sync representation company, operates an independent rights management / music consulting company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Aspenway Music) and previously worked with SOCAN for over 22 years in Toronto and Halifax. Sound of Pop Publishing currently represents 3000+ songs in a one-stop capacity for sync representation and/or publishing. The catalogue includes East Coast artists Chris Kirby, Tomato/Tomato, FM Berlin, Quote the Raven, Brittany McQuinn, Keith Mullins, Chris Ryan, Fairgale, Brianna Gosse, Sherry Ryan, Andrew Waite and more. Other Canadian acts represented include Coco Love Alcorn, Candice Sand, The LYNNes, Andi, Runaway Angel and Jesse Peters. SOP also represents international acts Ume & Hydrogen Child (United States), Bettie Serveert (Netherlands), Voltaire Twins (Australia) and is the Canadian sub-publisher for the US-based company Figure and Groove.
Victoria Beard Victoria Beard, Music Supervisor
Rock Steady Music (Toronto, ON)

Victoria is an Australian born, Toronto based Music Supervisor at Rock Steady Music, an Entertainment One Company founded by Chris Taylor and Sean Mulligan. Victoria has worked on various television shows including Slasher (Netflix), Let’s Get Physical (Pop TV), Back In Time For Dinner (CBC) and Ice seasons 1 & 2 (DirecTV/ Audience Network) as well as indie films, Puppy Love, Brittany Runs A Marathon, Drunk Parents, Molly's Game and Haunt. She also works to find sync placement opportunities for artists on the eOne, Last Gang and Rock Steady music catalogues.
Vincent DeGiorgio Vince DeGiorgio, Music Publishing / Owner
Cymba Music Publishing (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Vincent DeGiorgio is the President and CEO of Cymba Music Publishing, which was nominated for SOCAN’s 2017 Publisher of the Year Award. He also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Music Publisher’s Association. Vince is a former A&R VP, having worked in New York for RCA Records with N*Sync being his most notable signing. Vince is also a multi million selling songwriter, and has worked with Dutch superstar Caro Emerald for a decade selling in excess of two million albums. Vince also serves on the board of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Zoë Hart Zoë Hart, Sync & Composer Manager
Faber Music (London, UK)

Zoë has recently joined Faber Music, representing Faber’s roster of award-winning film and television composers, Faber’s newly launched alternative pop and non-classical publishing division Faber Alt, and assisting on film and television music supervision projects. Before joining Faber, Zoë spent the last five years at A&G Sync, an international sync agency based in London, representing independent artists, labels and publishers. During her time there, she helped secure placements within global campaigns such as Google, Adidas, Uber, Gatorade, Samsung, Porsche, Toyota as well as multiple film, TV, trailer and gaming placements.