Highly creative individual that strives in ever-changing environments.
To contribute to creative projects by adding expertise as well as exploring new avenues of the communications marketplace.
2005 - Present
International Recording Artist
As a professional artist, I have had the opportunity to perform for audiences of more than 20,000 and TV performances of more than 11 million. Live performances and studio recordings have lead to partnerships with top tier publishers and labels including SONY/ATV, JVC, Warner Music, Fujipacific and Som Livre. Strong knowledge of licensing, contracts and music marketing. Professional background in new business development and strategic marketing. Extensive international experience including attendence at music industry conferences such as Midem and PopKomm.
Performed at the Concerto de Natal in Verona Italy (2008) alongside Grammy winning artists Dionne Warwick and Terence Trent D'Arby.
Achieved Top40 Singles in both Italy and Brazil.
Voting member of the National Academy of Recording Sciences (Grammys)
Member of the Association Of Independent Music Publishers. (AIMP)
2008 - Present
Creative Consultant / Business Development
Zachary Ashton Smith
Developed and implemented projects and events to increase market share (listenership) of Radio Mundo Livre 93.9 FM. Projects include listener contests as well as the organization of concerts and social events throughout the city of Curitiba. Developed and sold creative projects to advertisers.
Consulted in the development of programs aimed at increasing awareness of recycling and water conservation. Most recent project is entitled "De Olho No Oleo" which aims at educating school children on how used cooking oil pollutes fresh water. (One liter of cooking oil pollutes 1000 liters of water!) This program is currently in the funding phase and is expected to go live by January of 2011.
Consulted for international division of the "Lupa Luna Música e Natureza Festival" a GREEN music festival which promotes recycling and the use of green products. In 2009, the festival featured international artists Jason Mraz and Donavon Frankenreiter.
Extensive network of contacts in media and communications throughout Brazil. This includes managers and communication executives (radio/television/print).
Fluent in conversational Portuguese.
2008 - Present
MusicBiz is a LinkedIn group that acts as a networking forum for professionals within the music industry. Currenty we have more the 14,000 members in our group and subgroups. MusicBiz consists of top music executives from around the globe as well as young professionals seeking career advice.
Feb 2007 - Oct 2008
New Business Development - Americas/Asia Pacific (Music)
Counterpoint Systems is the world leader in the provision of rights management and royalty processing software solutions to the entertainment and licensing industries. Current clients include Universal Music, Concord Music Group, Fox Music, Sony/BMG.
Directly responsible for the most profitable quarter in the history of the company. Closed 22 deals in a single quarter, up from 5 the previous quarter. Successfully closed National Graphic Ventures in their acquisition of a new royalty accounting system. (Media Maestro). At the time, this was the largest account for this product line.
Concentrated on Counterpoint Systems music publishing and label clients.
Reported directly to the Senior Vice President.
2006 - 2007
Theatrical Marketing (Finance)
Contract Position - Reported directly to the VP of Marketing.
Responsible for assisting in the allocation and budgeting of funds for theatrical and DVD releases.
Worked with the VP of Marketing to help forecast marketing expenditures for future releases.
2001 - 2003
MAT Express Bonded Carrier is a transportation specialist providing full-service cross border inbond customs, domestic and international shipping freight solutions.
Responsible for the acquisition and support of MAT's international freight forwarder accounts. Successfully established relationships with International companies such as Nissin International (Japan), Panalpina (Switzerland), and DHL (Germany).
Reported directly to the CEO.
1999 - 2001
Director of Marketing
Star Solutions is a complete IT services and solutions provider offering a unique combination of enterprise-class capabilities and personalized attention. Developed and executed co-op marketing campaigns with top tier technology firms including Sun Microsystems, IBM and Cisco Systems.
Developed and implemented co-op marketing plans with our technology partners.
Responsible for all external marketing programs and support materials for sales team.
Reported directly to the CFO.
1999 - 1999
Assistant Art Director
Moore, Epstein, Moore
Moore, Epstein, Moore is a marketing Communications group specializing in traditional and new media planning, negotiation and placement, as well as strategic planning. MEM also delivers additional disciplines including sales representation, marketing consulting, corporate in-house media department set up and consulting, and the facilitation of creative outsourcing. Reported directly to the CEO.