MUSIC FOR THE MASSES OPENS FOR BUSINESS: NEW FIRM REPRESENTS MUSIC FOR
PLACEMENT IN FILM, TV AND INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING.
Ex-Soundtrack Label Chief Julie D'Angelo Inks Music Rep Deals With Noted
Indie Artists & Record Labels
HOLLYWOODMusic For The Masses has launched operations, according to MFTM
Founder Julie D'Angelo. MFTM represents music from independent artists and
labels that seek placement in movies, television, interactive media, and
"I serve those artists who don't have a direct conduit to get their music in
visual media," says D'Angelo.
Based in Hollywood, Music For The Masses has already signed several artists
and record labels in a wide range of genres for worldwide music
representation. MFTM's roster at rollout includes Grammy nominee Caravana
Cubana, Mid-Atlantic rock legend Joe Grushecky, Modern Rock artist Jonny
Polonsky, British folk icon Roy Harper, Texas guitar slinger (and former New
Wave hero) Gary Myrick, '60s rocker and eclectic musician Ian Whitcomb, Pinch
Hit Records (Gifthorse, Shapeshifter, Munkafust, The Tearaways), Multitask
Records and Management (weaklazyliar, Paul Melancon, Underwater),
singer/songwriters Wendie Colter, Renee Stahl and Teal Thompson, and a
handful of composers. Additional signings will be announced over the next
As the former Label General Manager for Rhino Movie Music division of Rhino
Entertainment, D'Angelo brings a proven decade-long track record in film and
TV music to Music For The Masses.
D'Angelo states, "My success representing an eclectic master recordings
catalog and managing a soundtrack label [at Rhino] came because I had great
music to work with and made myself immediately available and responsive to
"The same principles apply to Music For The Masses," D'Angelo emphasizes.
"Whether we're dealing with first-time directors seeking Internet licenses or
studios seeking music for large budget features, I respond quickly and
fairly, with great repertoire."
During her years as Rhino Movie Music's GM (1995-1999), D'Angelo oversaw A&R,
production/mastering, marketing, and design for soundtracks, concept albums,
and boxed sets. Her division was responsible for sales of more than 1.3
million records. She also garnered Rhino two Grammy nominations and one win
(Titanic: Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage). Prior to that, she served
as Rhino Entertainment's Media Licensing Manager, pitching and administering
more than 150 licensing requests per month.
Over the years, D'Angelo has developed a decidedly personal, hands-on style
to music representation. She remains committed to that approach even as
others rush to license music via the Internet.
"I'm a 'not-com,'" says D'Angelo. "Music placement is about relationships,
personal service, and getting the right music intro the right hands. My
roster is a very manageable size, so I can personally and properly represent
each artist's repertoire."
Music For The Masses is headquartered in the heart of Hollywood's music and
film district, 7510 Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles, CA 90046. Office phone/fax
is 323-857-1130; email is email@example.com.
For further information or to arrange interviews with Julie D'Angelo and
other MFTM players, contact CineMedia Promotions, 212-533-6864 or