LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 13, 2020 — Downtown Music Publishing, the preferred publishing partner for some of the world’s most beloved songwriters, storied music catalogs, and emerging artists at the forefront of pop culture, today announced the promotions of two key executives from the company’s award-winning Creative Marketing team. Jumee Park has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Film & Television Music, and Rachael Kruk has been promoted to Vice President of Music for Advertising and Brands. Based in Los Angeles, both Park and Kruk will continue to report to Downtown’s Executive Vice President and Global Head of Sync Jedd Katrancha.
“Jumee and Rachael deeply understand the communities within which they operate, they work tirelessly to achieve impressive results, they lead by word and example, and their enthusiasm makes it a joy to collaborate with them daily,” said Katrancha. “Their rise in the ranks may be timed together, and they may share the mentioned traits, but these well-deserved promotions come as the result of two distinctly different paths and approaches to creativity.”
As Senior Vice President of Film & Television Music, Park will continue to oversee the placement of music from Downtown’s catalog in film and television productions. Some of her recent projects include licensing agreements for The Call of the Wild, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Midsommar, Good Boys, and The Chi. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Park joined the company in 2008. Prior to Downtown, she held positions at the Domino Recording Company, Agoraphone Music Direction, and ASCAP, among others.
In her new role as Vice President of Music for Advertising and Brands, Kruk will oversee creative licensing for all advertisements and brand activations across North America. With nearly a decade of experience working in sync licensing, Kruk has held related titles at multiple independent publishers. She joined Downtown in 2015, and has served as the company’s Director of Creative Licensing for the past two years.
In the past year, music licensed by Downtown has appeared in advertisements by major global brands including Google, Apple, McDonald’s, Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Lancôme, Marriott, Patron, Nissan, and Mazda, among others.
In addition to Park and Kruk, Dylan Silbermann has been promoted to Director of Creative. Silbermann, who joined Downtown Music Publishing in 2017, was instrumental in last year’s signing of 16-year-old pop prodigy Evie Irie — managed by Q&A co-founder Troy Carter. Based in Los Angeles, Silbermann will continue to report to Senior Vice President of Creative Andrew Gould.
Downtown Music Publishing recently announced deals to represent the works of musical icons Miles Davis and George Gershwin, signed a publishing administration agreement with Faber Music (which represents the lyrical composition of the renowned musical Cats), in addition to signing Tori Amos, Shaggy, and Keren Ann, as well as 2020 GRAMMY nominees Yola and Emily King, among others. The company also acquired the catalog of esteemed music publisher Strictly Confidential, including more than 10,000 song copyrights across multiple languages and genres.
About Downtown Music Publishing
Downtown Music Publishing operates in service of extraordinary songs, representing nearly 100 years of popular music. Downtown is the preferred music publishing partner for some of the world’s most beloved songwriters, storied music catalogs, and emerging artists at the forefront of pop culture, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Booker T. Jones, George Gershwin, Miles Davis, Mötley Crüe, Mos Def, Tori Amos, Erroll Garner, Hans Zimmer, John Prine, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Jimmy Napes, Cautious Clay, Stella Donnelly, and The War and Treaty, among others. Downtown Music Publishing is owned and operated by Downtown Music Holdings, led by CEO Justin Kalifowitz. More information is available at dmpgroup.com.