music distribution professionals
Marketing and protecting musical works
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ARBEL BEDAK - MUSIC PUBLISHING, LICENSING & SYNC
"Arbel Bedak (he/him) is a multi-faceted music creative who has worked across many aspects of music in media over the past ten years, from sync to publishing to composer representation. A creative at heart, Arbel holds a Bachelor’s degree in composition from UC Davis and is passionate about helping composers at all stages develop their careers, taking a hands-on, collaborative approach to working with artists. He firmly believes in giving more opportunities to a more diverse pool of composers and is committed to raising up marginalized voices and promoting inclusion and diversity in the sync and scoring spaces.
Arbel’s previous experience includes working as an agent at Evolution Music Partners and serving as Vice President of Sync A&R/Creative at Decca Publishing. Through the course of his career, he’s had the pleasure of representing and collaborating with talents like Abel Korzeniowski, Lesley Barber, Fil Eisler, Clint Mansell, Max Richter, Clark, Alex Somers, and Kelly Lee Owens, to name a few. He is now excited to be curating this new space for emerging talent to enter the scoring and sync space." -Spectra Creative Agency
Arbel as a guest speaker in September, 2021 as then VP of Sync at Decca Publishing before founding his own company, Spectra Creative Agency
Founder & CEO
@ Spectra Creative Agency
RUDY CHUNG - MUSIC SUPERVISION
Rudy Chung is currently in charge of music creative and production of original Netflix content and a partner at HTGR (Hit the Ground Running) and was the music supervisor of Silicon Valley (HBO), Rapture (Netflix), Andre the Giant (HBO), and the forthcoming Eric Andre/Tiffany Haddish film Bad Trip (MGM). He is also currently music supervising documentary projects on Michael Jordan, Biggie Smalls and the Wu-Tang Clan.
Rudy is the founding partner at Pusher, an artist agency that specializes in licensing and creating music for Film & TV marketing campaigns. Pusher is proud to have been the recipient of numerous awards, and honored to represent some of the dopest artists across the world, including Nils Frahm, Moby, DJ Shadow, Helen Money, The Haxan Cloak, Zola Jesus, emptyset, Zack Hemsey, and more. In 2017, Rudy co-founded CLOAK, a new agency providing music and audio solutions for premium VR/AR experiences as well as to artists looking to work in this space.
Rudy's awards include several wins at the Guild of Music Supervisors including "Outstanding Music Supervision of a Documentary Series" for The Last Dance in 2021 on ESPN/Netflix and for Wu-Tang of Mics and Men in 2020.
Rudy first virtually visited Poly as a guest lecturer in late 2020 to speak to students about music and its use in film and television, as well as the ecosystem and network of individuals involved to make sure that the music being used has clearance and permission from all parties involved.
We learned from Rudy how composers and music supervisors work with those making the film to deliver a powerful story. Select Poly students even got the chance to showcase their music-video sync projects for an incredible once-in-a-lifetime feedback from an individual who has had an illustrious career in the field and has racked up numerous industry awards for his work.
Rudy guest lecturing on music in film and TV (2020)
Music Creative & Production
YVETTE MARTINEZ - MUSIC PUBLISHer
"Yvette Martinez has worked as Senior Manager on the Writer & Publisher Relations Team since 2016. VP of Writer & Publisher Relations Sophie Watt describes Yvette as 'an incredibly hard worker' who always approaches challenges with a smile'. Yvette serves as the main point of contact for clients with ranging questions, from contracts, to payment collections, to introductions to the Synch team, and the list goes on. With a good percentage of the work and communication going on behind the scenes, clients may never know the extent to which Yvette and her team is doing on their behalf, but the effects of her hard work are felt.
... [they] put clients in touch with the right people to make sure their needs are met. Learning the ropes isn't always easy, and Yvette... has taken on even more, acting as the resident expert for Kobalt's Film and TV clients, and most recently overseeing servicing of the Latin American roster." -Kobalt Music, 2021
When Ms Lui's college friend and music publisher/sync agent Arbel Bedak created the opportunity for music industry professionals in publishing and sync (music placements in film and television) to become involved with the Poly music program, Yvette - graduated Poly in 2004 - was incredibly gracious in wanting to give back to the school that defined an early part of her life. She has virtually visited Poly to speak our students on multiple occasions about careers in publishing and being the voice that represents artists on how they want to protect and exploit their work.
Yvette as part of a panel of Poly alumni guest speakers in summer of 2021 to incoming Poly students
Director, Writer & Publisher Relations for Film & TV/Latin
@ Kobalt Music