19 April, 2021Print
Big Yellow Dog Music Promotes Alex Stefano, Sophie Hopkins, and Nicole Rhodes in their Sync Department
NASHVILLE, TN - Big Yellow Dog Music has announced promotions for three members of their Sync Department - Alex Stefano to VP, Sync, Sophie Hopkins to Director, Sync, and Nicole Rhodes to Senior Coordinator, Sync. Stefano joined BYDM full-time in 2015 and was previously the General Manager of Creative, Sync. Hopkins joined BYDM in 2018 and previously worked as the Creative Manager of Sync, while Rhodes joined full-time in 2019 and worked previously as the Creative Coordinator, Sync.
Over the past year, Stefano has led Big Yellow Dog Music's Sync Department to major placements such as Leah Nobel’s “Beginning, Middle, and End” in Netflix’s To All The Boys (Always + Forever), and film placements in Land, Finding Ohana, Promising Young Woman, and more. The team has landed TV placements including “Grey's Anatomy,” “Station 19,” “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Love Island US,” and “Good Trouble,” plus ad placements for companies such as Motorola, Microsoft, Google Chromebook, and more.
“Don’t mess with Alex Stefano, she can beat you at Broadway Trivia! Her skills at creating songs for sync run deep,” said Big Yellow Dog Music co-owner and CEO Carla Wallace. “She has a keen ear for what works in her market, combined with her passion, this is a great win for BYD. Congrats Alex.”
“Sophie and Nicole bring such confidence and infectious energy to our team,” said Stefano. “They are passionate and dedicated to seeing our writers succeed and bring a lot of ideas to the table that elevates our department and the company.”
As VP, Sync, Stefano will oversee the Big Yellow Dog Music sync department in signing and developing writers, artists and producers, and landing sync placements across all mediums. The Connecticut native graduated from Belmont University with a Music Business degree in 2015, where she was introduced to BYDM as an intern.
In her new role as Director, Sync, Hopkins will continue to nurture success for BYDM writers/artists by focusing on sync across all mediums, as well as signing and developing new writers, artists and producers. Originally from Indiana, she graduated from Belmont University as an Entertainment Industry Studies and Music Business major in 2016.
As Senior Coordinator, Sync, Rhodes will continue to work on behalf of BYDM writers, producers, and artists, to book them in sessions and find sync opportunities across all mediums. A native of Illinois, Rhodes graduated as an Entertainment Industry Studies and Music Business major from Belmont University in 2020, where she interned at BYDM.
ABOUT BIG YELLOW DOG MUSIC:
Big Yellow Dog Music is an independent music publishing and artist development company based in Nashville, TN. Over its 20 years of experience their artist-writers have won 10 GRAMMYs (including Best New Artist and all-genre Song of the Year “Need You Now”) and received an additional 17 GRAMMY nominations. Other accolades include 40 number one songs, four Song of the Year awards (ACM, BMI, and two ASCAP), an ASCAP Global Award, five ASCAP/BMI Pop awards, and many more.
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