Advisory Board

Alan Brewer – New Brew Entertainment
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Alan Brewer

Alan Brewer is the President and owner of Los Angeles area companies New Brew Entertainment and Brewman Productions, Inc. In addition to having been on the Board Of Directors of the Burbank International Film Festival, the Advisory Board of the W.O. Smith School of Music, and a past President of the Board Of Directors of the Nashville Film Festival (one of the longest running film festivals in the U.S.), read more

Art Ford – Music Supervisor / Executive Producer
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Art Ford

Ford Music Services was founded by the former BMG Vice President of Film & Television Music, Art Ford. Ford pioneered the music industry’s first song search systems and has made hundreds of song placements in film and television that include Grammy™ and Oscar™ nominated cues. read more

Suzanne Hilleary – Music Licenser / Supervisor – WACBIZ
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Suzanne Hilleary

Suzanne Hilleary, is the president and founder of WACBIZ, LLC, a New York based music licensing company. Her vast multi-media experience started at RPM Music Productions, management offices to the legendary Tony Bennett. SHMGMT, Inc was formed as Suzanne went solo in 1998, managing writers and producers while signing acts to major labels. read more

Rhonda Bedikian – Publisher / Heavy Harmony Music
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Rhonda Bedikian

Rhonda has been in the music industry since graduating from USC. Rhonda started her career at Motown and has worked for Chrysalis, EMI, PolyGram, IRS and Virgin. Rhonda started Heavy Harmony in 1992. Heavy Harmony is a music publishing, music supervision, licensing, clearance and placement company based in Los Angeles.  read more

Tom Callahan – Songtradr / Industry Veteran
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Tom Callahan

Chief Customer Officer of Songtradr, Inc, the California based music rights marketplace platform. Tom is a music business veteran with 30 years experience who began his career after being a touring and studio musician. He worked for 3 labels, Enigma Records, I.R.S Records, and Virgin Records, departing as Vice-President of Adult Format Radio Promotion in the early 90’s.
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Nathan Duvall – Composer / Music Supervisor
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Nathan Duvall

Nathan Duvall understands the power of music and its elusive strengths in capturing our imagination, prompting us to act. As a music publisher, producer, and composer he has taken this gift to unforeseen heights. In the last seven years, his work in the film industry has contributed to the marketing efforts of some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters – movies that have generated over a billion dollars in ticket sales combined. read more

Nile Rodgers – Producer / Artist / Composer / Label Executive
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Nile Rodgers

Four-time Grammy nominee Nile Rodgers is one of the most enduring and prolific artists in the music business. In 1977, he and his late partner, Bernard Edwards, created the group CHIC, whose number-one hit “Le Freak,” remains Warner Bros.’ biggest-selling single of all time. Rodgers has produced, written or played for some of the greatest artists in the business, including Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Sting, Duran Duran, the B-52’s and Joss Stone. read more

Tommy Tallarico – Composer / Producer / Video Game Icon
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Tommy Tallarico

Tommy Tallarico is a veritable video game industry icon. As one of the most successful video game composers in history, he has helped revolutionize the gaming world, creating unique audio landscapes that enhance the video gaming experience. He is considered the person most instrumental in changing the game industry from bleeps & bloops to real music read more

Dylan Berry – Composer / Producer / Radio Host
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Dylan Berry

Dylan R. Berry is a media and entertainment professional, award winning music producer and entertainment entrepreneur who has managed, published, produced and composed hundreds of hours of music for the top rated shows on TV including American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance and the MTV Music Awards to branding over 7 major networks including Starz, Time Warner
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Christopher Young – Film Composer
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Christopher Young

Golden Globe-nominated composer Christopher Young has scored almost 100 successful features ranging across virtually every genre, all with strikingly original music. Never repeating himself, Young’s works extend from the spine-tingling “Hellraiser” showcasing his seminal upbringing in horror; to the new-techno sound of “Swordfish” and the resonant, genuine Celtic sounds of “The Shipping News.” read more

Ken Rose – Producer / Music Consultant
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Ken Rose

Ken Rose began his career at Radio & Records (R&R). Rose was responsible for National Sales and was involved in the approval of the final product. Rose was a staff Producer at Westwood One and also Kenny Rogers NKR Productions.  R&R also leveraged Rose for his production skills for Concert Cinema and their entertainment division. Rose produced music and videos for such acts as Stevie Nicks, Lionel Richie, Kansas and Toto. read more

John Debney – Film Composer
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John Debney

Academy award nominated John Debney is one of the most prolific and successful composers in Hollywood. His unique ability to create memorable music across a variety of genres, along with his reputation for being remarkably collaborative, have made him the first choice of top level producers and directors. read more

Verdine White – Earth, Wind & Fire / Musician / Producer
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Verdine White

He is often called the most electrifying bass player in the world. A consummate entertainer whose primary goal is to ignite and excite his audience. Intelligent, articulate, charismatic, and outrageously stylish with a flair for the extraordinary……..meet Verdine White. read more

Jeff Cheen – Music Veteran / Producer / Consultant
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Jeff Cheen

Jeffrey Cheen started his career as National Promotion Director for Bill Cosby’s Tetragrammaton Records and its artists management company, with a list of clients that included Deep Purple, Joan Rivers and Tiny Tim. He then helmed Mercury Records Hollywood office, overseeing record production and artists signings. read more

Shele Sondheim – President / CEO CSM Words & Music
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Shele Sondheim

Shele’s recording and performing credits include Phil Collins, Natalie Cole, Little Richard, Billy Preston, Lola Falana, Wayne Newton, Flip Wilson and Roy Clark as well as extensive worldwide TV & Film credits. Most recently, Phil Collins’ Little Dreams Band, penning their title track Donne Le Moi on Capitol/EMI followed by the Phil Collins Limited Edition Swatch Watch campaign, with proceeds going to Little Dreams Foundation in Geneva. read more

Dave Mason – R&R Hall of Fame / Artist

Dave Mason

Dave Mason, guitarist, singer, songwriter, R&R Hall of Fame inductee grew up in Worcester, England. In 1967 at 18 years of age, he teamed up with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood to form the legendary band Traffic. A 19, he penned the classic song “Feelin’ Alright” which appeared on the band’s second LP. read more

Adam Gaynor – Musician / Producer / Matchbox 20
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Adam Gaynor

As rhythm guitarist and background vocalist for super group Matchbox 20, Adam Gaynor experienced sky-rocket stardom as few musicians ever have. In addition, Adam is a successful and sought after producer, song writer and television/event host who has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment. read more

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