VP of Creative – Film/TV and A&R – Big Yellow Dog Music
Devon is looking for songs in Pop, Film/TV, Christian and Country genres.
Devon has already been pitching several of our GSC members songs.
Devon is currently Megan Trainor’s publisher as well and represents the song “All About that Bass” which is currently #2 on the Hot 100 and #4 on the Top 40 radio charts. Our GSC team congratulates Devon and the Big Yellow Dog team on this success.
Devon is originally from the Seattle, WA area where he grew up with a love for music and the arts. After attending WWU north of Seattle studying music (classical voice) he decided to transfer to Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he Graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Voice with an Emphasis in Music Business. After graduating he and his wife moved to Los Angeles, CA where he began his career in music.
Devon served for 3 1/2 years as Associate Creative Director for Essential Music Publishing / Sony ATV – (Provident Music Group/ Sony Music Entertainment) in Nashville before recently accepting his post as VP of Creative – Film/TV – A&R at BIG YELLOW DOG MUSIC. Devon oversees the Film/TV music portion of business, the creative and licensing areas for Big Yellow Dog Music. Devon brings a ton of experience and knowledge regarding the various types of income streams available for music.
His past work experience includes CBS/Paramount TV Music as well as Extreme / Sony ATV both in Los Angeles. After gaining Film/TV Music licensing experience at CBS/Paramount as well as Extreme he then opened his own company called Underground Mix working with Indie Bands and Artists placing their songs in film/TV shows as well as producing custom songs and tracks for brand advertising. Most of 2009 Devon and his family were living in Denmark training/mentoring musicians in the Danish Church. Devon has also sung with the Nashville Opera for the last 3 seasons.
Devon’s role as a Music Publisher with Sony has him managing the content of numerous artists. His staff writers include Jason Ingram, Matt Bronlewee, Stu G. (Delerious?), Tony Wood and several other well established songwriters. Devon also is the internal music advisor for Provident Films (Sony) and directs all creative for Film/TV Music licensing for Sony / Provident Label Group as well as Essential/Sony ATV catalogs.
Some of his most recent film/TV credits while at Sony include A&R for the Soundtrack to October Baby (Provident Films), Glee Finale, What to Expect When You are Expecting, Friends with Benefits, American Idol, Once Upon a Time, Rookie Blue, New Years Eve – Trailer, National Acuvue Commercial, National Target Commercial, Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, Pretty Little Liars, American Eagle and many many more.
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