2023 Music Immersive Mentors

Michael Eames is a trained composer, songwriter and pianist with experience in film scoring who studied music at Cornell University. As President of PEN, Michael oversees all aspects of the operation as well as pitching the catalogue to all media.  Prior to starting PEN, he was involved with various catalogues including Jimi Hendrix, Chicago, Roy Orbison and others. He also proudly serves on the Independent Publishers Advisory Council (IPAC) of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and on the Advisory Board of Songwriters Of North America (SONA).  He also previously served as the National President of the Association Of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) from 2015-2018 and served as its National Vice President from 2013-2014.

Michael wrote the music publishing section of the Hal Leonard/Rowman & Littlefield-published book entitled Five Star Music Makeover: The Independent Artist’s Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers and Self Publishers (2016) and is co-author (with Bobby Borg) of the book Introduction To Music Publishing For Musicians which was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2021 and is already used in many curriculums.

Ryan Wines is Founder and CEO of Marmoset: a global music agency based in Portland, Oregon. Ryan has done it all — from music supervision for global brand campaigns, to producing records, and scouting and signing award-winning talent. He’s launched and managed multiple record labels, managed bands, worked at advertising agencies, and was a college radio DJ at his alma mater, Southern Oregon University.
Under Ryan’s leadership, Marmoset became the first Certified B Corp in the industry, the first to invest 10% of profits into community partners, and the only music company brave enough issue an Annual Transparency Report, raising awareness to systemic inequalities in music, media and tech industries.
A fiery advocate of creators, Ryan gave a TED Talk about “leading creatives amidst a modern landscape” and has given talks on music licensing, music producing, workplace culture, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at places like SXSW, CMJ Music Festival, TechFest NW and regularly guest lectures at universities far and wide. 
He’s a member of The Guild of Music Supervisors, has served on the Board of Governors for The Recording Academy (The Grammys), and in his free time, he’s committed to mentoring, equity work, and serves on multiple community boards. Marmoset is a longtime supporter of the Hawaii Songwriting Festival. 

Anna Schulze is a multi-faceted songwriter, producer, and artist. Her music has been featured in dozens of television shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, Virgin River, All American, Batwoman as well as major ad campaigns and trailers (Apple iPhone 11, Disney’s “Launchpad”, “Pig” featuring Nicholas Cage, “Control Z” on Netflix, “Gentleman Jack” (HBO), and “Veneno” to name a few). As an artist, Schulze’s songs echo raw themes of freedom, irreverence, and vulnerability. In 2021 she released her third studio album that she self-produced and mixed titled “Break Your Heart, Keep It Open” which was reviewed as “not just a kaleidoscopic thrill ride between genres or an exemplar of confessional songwriting, it’s a flex.” [BuzzBands

Aside from her prolific solo work, Schulze collaborates frequently with other artists, writers, and composers. In 2017, she teamed up with Maia Sharp to form their duo Roscoe & Etta. Their first single “Broken Headlights” went Top Ten at Triple A radio, and the duo has opened for Lissie, Dispatch, Mt Joy, Wood Brothers, and more. Schulze has a forthcoming EP slated for 2023 with Ryan Marshall (of Walk Off The Earth) for their new collaboration together, titled Vic Moon. 

Schulze graduated from University of Southern California where she studied Popular Music and also worked with mentor, Glen Ballard (Katy Perry, Alanis Morisette, Michael Jackson). You may have also heard Schulze’s alter ego, genevoise, lull you with her French comptines (and “A la Claire Fontaine” featured in the Netflix film “Icarus”).

Bobby Campbell is a producer, songwriter, and instrumentalist based in East Nashville. Originally from Indiana, Campbell moved to Music City in 2010 shortly before signing his first deal as an artist with Island-Def Jam Records. After years of touring and performing with various groups, he shifted his primary focus to producing and songwriting, and his work has since been featured in national television advertisements for global brands like Apple, the NFL, Walmart, Toyota, and many additional TV series, trailers, and films. He holds a degree in Music Audio Engineering and Sound Production from Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music and works out of his Safari Studio in East Nashville.

Brian Naguit is the Vice President of Music, Creative for CBS Studios. In his position, Brian works to integrate music and artists performances into CBS’s programming. He is a part of the in-house music supervision team whose current shows include Blood & Treasure, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Strange New Worlds, Evil, The Goodfight and NCIS Hawaii.  In addition to placing songs, Brian has secured musical guest performances within CBS shows including Maren Morris, Gary Clark Jr. and X Ambassadors among others.

As part of the CBS Marketing Division, Brian acts as the music supervisor for brand, image and show campaigns for CBS Entertainment, CBS News, CBS Sports and Paramount +.

Prior to CBS Brian worked as a live sound engineer at Club Med and recording engineer at Westlake Recording Studios. Brian has an Associate’s Degree in Recording Arts from Full Sail University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the College of Santa Fe.

David Fisher has over 20 years experience in the music industry. As a recording artist David had record deals with Interscope, Geffen Records, and Big Machine Records and recorded with producers, T. Bone Burnett, Roy Thomas Baker and Nathan Chapman among other prominent musicians.  David released three major label records under the names Big Blue Hearts and Fisher Stevenson, and spent five years as a songwriter for Bluewater Music in Nashville. He has toured domestically and internationally supporting major artists such as Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, Lady Antebellum, Gary Allan, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.  After his career as a recording artist, David founded Songs for Film & T.V. in 2010, a music services agency specializing in music supervision, music production and music curation. David and his team have secured thousands placements in advertising, film, television and video games for clients such as Airbnb, Reebok, MINI, Sheraton, Massage Envy, REI, Revlon, Blue Moon, Google, Nationwide, Audi, Mercedes, Gevalia, Under Armour, Hershey’s, Pepsi, PlayStation, Absolute, Phillips 76, Conoco and American Idol. Network television and film studio clients include HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, The Movie Channel MTV, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, Fox, FX, Bravo, AMC, 20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., and many more.

Graham Barton is a composer based in Michigan, Music Production Associate + Composer at Marmoset, and author of Tracks That Sync. His music is everywhere with placements in film trailers, video games and radio, to major domestic and international ad campaigns by Google, Adidas, Cadillac and more. Graham’s passion for mentorship drives him to cultivate potential in others, elevate their unique talents, and find their own voice as creatives. He believes that storytelling through song is the most powerful tool we have to connect with one another and it’s his goal to share it with the world.

Jordyn Dodd is a singer, rapper, songwriter, producer – these are just some of the titles held by multifaceted recording artist Jordyn. Jordyn grew up in San Diego, California where – adopted into a multi-ethnic family – he was exposed to a wide variety of music and culture. His ability to gracefully flow between genres and mediums has earned the attention of music moguls like Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records. Berry enlisted him as a songwriter/vocal producer in 2015. Jordyn specializes in lyrics/concepts, vocal production and keeping the creative morale high. He has worked with a broad spectrum of artists: Twista, Jordin Sparks, Xavier Omar, Alex Aiono, Lay Zhang (EXO), Ronnie DeVoe, and Cece Peniston. 

Joshua Bartholomew is an Oscar and Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist. He and his wife, Lisa Harriton, form the writing/production team, JoLi. Together, they are responsible for co-writing and producing “Everything Is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie. You can also hear them singing as the featured performers in the movie version of the song. In his native Canada, via Nashville, Joshua cowrote the #1 hit “Let Your Love Speak” by the band Emerson Drive. He has also written and produced songs for several major-network TV shows, commercials and video games, including the theme songs for FOX’s smash hit shows The Masked Singer, The Masked Dancer, I Can See Your Voice and Crime Scene Kitchen. As a performer, Joshua has shared stages with some of the world’s biggest stars, including Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Slash and Kenny Loggins. Currently, he and Lisa are in the studio working on their duo project, littleDNGR.

Kate Tabbara is the frontwoman and one-half of alt hip hop duo MUNNYCAT. Also known by her artist moniker K808, she lives in Los Angeles, California with her musical partner / husband Khaled Tabbara (Khaledzou). Kate is a singer, songwriter, music producer, and composer whose music has been heard around the world and featured in over 400 films, tv shows, and commercials. After spending a few years honing her music production skills producing dozens of songs for her own projects and other artists, she and Khaled co-founded their music production company Lady Luck Studio where they collaborate, write and create with musicians in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  
Kate and Khaled are also known for their award-winning independent film company, Tabbara Productions, that creates short-films, branded content and music videos. She also enjoys doing yoga, drawing and hanging out with her dog Henry and kitty named Martha.  Listen to MUNNYCAT on Spotify, Apple Music, or watch their music videos on YouTube. Learn more about MUNNYCAT at www.munnycat.com

Katy Davidson (pronouns: they/she) has produced music for sync licensing at Marmoset for 7+ years, and has also been the songwriter/producer for the experimental pop band Dear Nora for the last 20+ years. At Marmoset, Katy has produced music for campaigns by Apple, Google, FIFA 20, Lexus, White Claw, Crocs, and beyond. Katy believes in the power of the unexpected, and that many of the best ideas are the ones executed confidently outside of the box. 

Kayla Masnek graduated with a music business degree and moved to Los Angeles to persue a career in music licensing.  Her passion now is working with and helping independent artists through music licensing. At Secret Road Music she is responsible for music placements in TV shows such as Grey’s AnatomyLittle Fires EverywhereThe Bold TypeThe Chilling, Adventures of Sabrina,  among others. She’s landed music in promos across all major networks, and in trailers for Little Women, The Call of the Wild, Broken Hearts Gallery, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,The Florida Project, and Manchester By The Sea, to name a few.

Khaled Z. Tabbara aka Khaledzou, is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film-maker, and music producer from Los Angeles. Khaled and his wife Kate are often referred to collectively by their alt-pop / alt-hip-hop band name: MUNNYCAT. A composer and artist comfortable in many sub-genres of pop music, some notable moments of his musical journey include touring nationally with his indie-rock band The Zou, co-founding the Los Angeles Modern Rhythm Orchestra, playing guitar and singing backup with Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, and performing as a member of Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz’ band. His different musical endeavors have brought opportunities to perform on hundreds of stages from the intimate Bitter End in New York City, the world-famous Exit/In in Nashville, to the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games, reading about dinosaurs, and spending time with loved ones.

Lisa Harriton  is a Grammy and Oscar nominated songwriter, producer, keyboardist and performer with deep roots in the Los Angeles music scene. The daughter of a film/tv composer father and studio-singer mother, she discovered her passion young. By the age of eight, she was already recording in the studio with industry vets. She’s a graduate of both London’s Royal Schools of Music classical piano program and the USC jazz piano program. As a keyboardist, Lisa has toured the world with several top artists including, The Smashing Pumpkins, Kesha, and Adam Lambert. Rian Always a songwriter at heart, Lisa and her writing partner, Joshua Bartholomew, co-wrote and produced the Grammy and Oscar-nominated song “Everything Is Awesome!!!” for The LEGO Movie. Operating under the moniker “JoLi” they have written and produced countless songs for artists, film/tv and video games including the theme songs for FOX’s hit shows, The Masked Singer, The Masked Dancer, I Can See Your Voice and Crime Scene Kitchen. Currently, Lisa and Josh are in the studio working on their duo project, littleDNGR.

Megan Barbour Megan is the Director of Music at Buddha Jones in Hollywood, CA. Recent credits include She Hulk, Scream (5), Nope, Thor: Love And Thunder, The Fall, Tokyo Vice, Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The Boys, Emily In Paris, The Washington Post, and Bill and Ted. For the past eight and a half years she has worked on numerous theatrical, broadcast, and video game trailer marketing campaigns. She has contributed to campaigns across all major studios including Warner Brothers, HBO, Netflix, Paramount, Hulu, Amazon, Disney, Focus, and Sony.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, Megan fell in love with music at an early age. Her background is rooted in dance, opera, musical theatre, vocal performance, and stage-management. She has been with Buddha Jones for almost 10 years and is incredibly proud to work with such a talented, creative, and innovative company. 

Sarah Tembeckjian Sarah Tembeckjian is an award-winning music supervisor based in Brooklyn and Hudson, NY. Sarah got her start at dms.FM / Downtown Music Publishing and later switched sides into music supervision with in-house positions at Vice Media and dentsuMB. Today, Sarah is an independent music supervisor and consultant across Advertising, Film / TV and new media.

Sarah has been a music delegate and speaker at conferences in New York, Montreal, Nova Scotia and Denmark. She has been on the jury and curatorial committees for AICP, AMP, Music and Sound Awards (MAS) and the Shots Awards. Sarah is the committee chair of the Guild of Music Supervisors’ East Coast Committee, and a volunteer on the GMS Membership Committee. Sarah’s work has earned awards and recognition from The Clio’s, AMP, The Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS Awards) and The One Show.

Sarah is a careful listener and has an insatiable appetite to learn about new & old music from around the world. She comes from a vibrant line of Armenian and Irish storytellers and naturally, has continued the tradition; in her profession, she uses music as her primary narrative device. Classically trained, piano and cello were her main instruments growing up in New York City. In recent years, she’s added DJing to that list, too.

Whitney Pilzer has recently supervised Yellowjackets (Showtime), We Crashed (Apple+), The Wilds (Amazon), The Offer (Paramount+), The Resident (FOX), Kevin Can F Himself (AMC), and the upcoming series Reasonable Doubt (Hulu). She has also contributed to blockbuster projects such as Euphoria (HBO), Thirteen Reasons Why (Netflix), Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros.) and Ocean’s Eight (Warner Bros.)  Previously, she served as an executive at Lionsgate/Starz, overseeing the robust Starz television slate, including projects such as The Power Universe and Blindspotting.