ADE ARIYO; Music Supervisor, Music Licensing Trainer, with works in shows such as Empire, Power, Better Call Saul, Being Mary Jane, Baller, Catfish: Owner and CEO of giant music licensing company, Music Blvd Group based in Los Angeles, CA, successfully licensed over 100,000 music tracks in over 53 countries, and counting to thousands on visual media projects, including box office movies, commercials, video games, tv shows and more. Highly sought after keynote speaker worldwide and Emmy Member, Ade, has trained over 1000 music creators collectively, who have successfully jumpstarted their career creating music FULL TIME for shows such as Empire, MTV, BET, HBO, NFL TV, Showtime, VH1, Comedy Central, Vice, Lionsgate, Apple, and many more. Her recent music supervision project includes a docu-film "Ubuntu, Hoops Africa" airing on NBA TV.
TURNER (TNT, TBS, TNT SPORTS)
Janet Wade has been a professional in the Music and Entertainment Industry for over 30 years, with expertise in the specialty area of Music Clearance and Synchronization Licensing rights for television and media production since 1990.
Janet currently works for Turner in Atlanta, Georgia, where she negotiates licensed music deals for the promotions and marketing campaigns for Turner’s entertainment networks including TNT, TBS, TCM, TruTV, Cartoon Network, Turner Sports and Bleacher Report, as well as oversees the clearance of rights and licensing of music for some of the series on the TBS and TruTV networks, Internet programs on Bleacher Report and sports broadcasts under Turner Sports, including NBA Playoffs, NBA All Star, NCAA March Madness, Major League Baseball Postseason and E-Sports. The music rights she negotiates are for television, theatrical trailers, radio, Internet, and social networking sites, special live marketing promotions, press kits and in-store promotions, plus special live events.
Prior to working in television, Janet started her music career working at the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood in the Special Markets Division.
Syncing music to film has been a lifelong passion going back to his formative years spent in Clearwater, Florida creating music videos for the high school’s news program. After attending Florida State University and majoring in Communications & Media Production, he spent 7 years working for CNN in Atlanta, NYC & California. During this time, he wrote a theme song for the show “Nancy Grace”. He is a proud member of the Guild of Music Supervisors.
Trailer and Ads - Collaborate Music
Brooklyn native, Gissel Alvarez is a multimedia professional who is currently a Social Media Strategist/ContentProducer at BET Networks. She creates social content for linear shows, talent visits, award shows, and content plans for 'I'll Apologize Later' and 'Excess with Pio', to name a few. Her passions lie within music and digital media. She is currently a Masters of Science candidate at The New School.
Lois is currently working as a Music Editor for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in
conjunction with Showtime on the show “Our Cartoon President” – a comedic animated series
based on the day to day truish adventures of Trump, his confidants and his family. Lois lives in
Yonkers, New York.
Lois has an extensive background in audio production for both live and studio sound. She works
with writers and talent through each phase of production including script-distribution, dialogue
recording and editing, music-records, searches and editing, and mix and distribution, to make
each TV episode or project flow smoothly. As a music editor, she complies music which are
used throughout the episodes alongside original compositions. She is an accomplished choral
director and plays hand bells, piano and clarinet. She enjoys Pilates, baking French pastries and listening to Yanni.
Lois holds a bachelor of Science degree in Biologic with a minor in music.
Divinity Roxx has earned the reputation as irrefutable front woman of her own genre-bursting, honest, and compelling musical journey. Her career as a bass-player skyrocketed after attending a bass camp led by the legendary Victor Wooten where she was invited to tour with him merely three months after the camp. After touring with Victor for 5 years, she auditioned for Beyoncé and became the bass
player and and assistant Musical Director. Divinity has appeared on countless television shows including: The Grammy’s, Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America with personal highlights including a special performance at The White House for President Barack Obama.
Her 2016 release ‘ImPossible’ received critical acclaim and earned her an Independent Music Award for
‘Best Spoken Word Album’, further highlighting the depth of her lyrical ability.
Dev T. Smith is a storyteller who stretches his pallet from thought provoking journalism to directing & producing original content. His gift for painting pictures through a mixed-media approach has made for a burgeoning career narrating the life & times of creative thinkers reshaping industries. Dev has crafted digital and television content for brands like Yahoo, eBay Enterprise, Magento, Fuse TV, REVOLT TV, and UnitedMasters. As the co-founder of AWOL LLC, Dev connects culture to education through partnerships with the NC Museum of History, Boys & Girls Club of Boston, and Brookline High School by facilitating creative development experiences.
Blackish, The Millers, Commercials
Grammy Nominated Engineer
Ramar's Music Supervisor works include Power, Madea's Family Funeral and more.
As CEO of Cool House, Ramar is known as an influential voice in the music industry, shaping musicians careers. This led to him becoming a Grammy Nominated Engineer for his work on Kanye West's "Cruel Summer" album.
(Love and Hip Hop Series, The Four on Fox, BET TV)
Raze’s current TV projects are casting for Love and Hip Hop Atlanta
(VH1), casting consultant for The Four (Fox) and talent booker for The
Shade Room’s new web series The Interrogation Room.
Tantrum Consulting Led by CEO, Steve Raze, an industry veteran that is a
voting member of The Recording Academy (The Grammys), The BET
Awards, The BET Hip-Hop Awards, The Soul Train Awards as well as the
recipient of the Urban Architects Under 40 Award.
Tantrum’s client list includes Love and Hip Hop TV Series (VH1), The Four (FOX), Percy
Miller aka Master P, Viceland TV, Revolt TV, BET Jams,
Fuse TV, Def Jam Records, Universal Records, Interscope Records
and many others.
SYNC CON, a subsidiary of Music Blvd Group 2019