Team

The Atlas Team

With an unparalleled mix of strategic and financial partners, Atlas is shaking up the publishing world. The Atlas team is a highly respected group of seasoned veterans and young stars who have published songs from clients ranging from legends such as Elvis Presley, Quincy Jones, John Denver, Ashford & Simpson, and Sammy Cahn to hitmakers like John Legend, The Black Eyed Peas, Ne-Yo, Mark Ronson, John Shanks and Toby Gad. Additionally the team have published film production companies like ...
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Richard Stumpf - CEO / Partner

Richard Stumpf is the founder and CEO of Atlas Music Publishing, a full-service, independent, progressive music publishing company. Established in 2013, the company currently represents writers including Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Brandi Carlile, Warren Haynes, and Dan the Auotomator. Atlas songs have been performed by esteemed artists such as Andrea Bocelli, John Legend, Pearl Jam and Carrie Underwood. In 2019 Richard partnered with premier artist manager, Scooter Braun, providing Atlas ...
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Phil Cialdella - COO / Partner

Phil Cialdella brings over 20 years of music publishing experience to the Atlas team. As SVP of Administration and Licensing for indie publishing pioneer Cherry Lane Music Publishing, Phil led an all-star staff in establishing and growing the Cherry Lane ‘back office’ into a market-leading global administration platform, with a best-in-class reputation for diligence, transparency, and innovation in the administration of music publishing copyrights, attracting and retaining a broad array of ...
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Art Levy - Head of Business & Legal Affairs

Art Levy of The Levy Firm is Atlas' outside Business and Legal Affairs Department. He brings two decades of experience in music publishing, copyright and entertainment law to Atlas. During his career he has represented music publishers, labels, songwriters, performing artists, sub publishers and licensees in all aspects of the music business. Art is the Secretary of the New York Chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers, and a member of the Copyright Society of the USA. He ...
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Tracy Gershon - Creative Consultant

Tracy Gershon is a noted music business professional with a wide-ranging career discovering, nurturing and developing influential talent as an A&R and music publishing executive as well as an artist manager. During her A&R career at Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, Gershon signed award-winning platinum-seller Miranda Lambert and help guide the careers of Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, Gretchen Wilson, The Wreckers, Faith Hill , Big & Rich and Lori McKenna. As a creative executive ...
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Molly Jonke - Director - A&R

Molly joined Atlas Music Group at the start of 2014. Prior to Atlas, she worked in A&R at Imagem Music where she signed LA buzz-band Hunter Hunted, pop-rock outfit Wakey! Wakey!, New Orleans' rockers The Revivalists, and indie-dance act French Horn Rebellion. Before her time at Imagem, she worked at Cherry Lane Music, where she supported the creative staff and handled publicity. Her initial foray into the music industry began by interning in the offices of Craig Kallman & Julie Greenwald at ...
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LATOYA LEE - Vice President of Creative Services

Latoya Lee was formerly a member of the A&R team at Warner Music Group where she A&R’d Trey Songz Trigga and Tremaine The Album and worked on Fast & Furious 7 & 8, and Suicide Squad soundtracks. Additionally, Lee A&R’d Kevin Gates “I Don’t Get Tired,” Flo Rida ft Sage The Gemini “GDFR,” and had a hand in creating Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth “See You Again.” Lee’s signings included reggae artist, Kranium, R&B/Soul artist, ELHAE, and R&B singer-songwriter Sabrina Claudio. ...
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Paige Parsons - Vice President of Creative

With over a decade of experience in music publishing, Paige Parsons serves as Vice President of A&R. Prior to joining Atlas, she held the post of Sr. Director of A&R for Kobalt Music Publishing. Based in Los Angeles, Paige managed the independent music publisher’s worldwide roster, and signed/developed award-winning talent, including Tash Phillips (Tori Kelly, Little Mix, Anne-Marie, Fifth Harmony, Hey Violet), Nolan Lambroza (Nick Jonas' "Jealous", Selena Gomez' "Good For You", Demi Lovato, ...
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Ryan Brodhead - Vice President – Administration, Licensing & Royalties

Ryan joined Atlas Music Group in the Fall of 2013, after having worked as the Head of Publishing Operations for Jingle Punks Music. Prior to that, he assisted in the start-up of Songtrust, a DIY publishing administration platform created by Downtown Music. Originally from Pennsylvania, Ryan graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a degree in Music Industry. He got his start in publishing as an intern with Cherry Lane Music Publishing in 2006 and went on to serve four years in their Administration ...
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Mike Locke - Vice president - Creative Synchronization & Marketing

Mike Locke joins Atlas as a highly respected and seasoned sync executive. He formerly lead the sync licensing department at Ingrooves, where he secured placements across all media including major campaigns for Google, Apple, Starbucks, and Royal Caribbean. Previous to this, Mike co-founded Silver Side Productions, a music licensing and digital label company where he signed labels and artists and enjoyed landing songs into ad campaigns (Subaru, Budweiser), major motion pictures (“The Twilight ...
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Nicole Sylva - Manager - Creative Synchronization

Nicole Sylva joins the Atlas team from SB Projects, a diversified entertainment and media company that boasts a client roster including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Zac Brown Band, Tori Kelly and many more. Nicole will continue to work as Manager, Music Licensing at SB Projects, and will additionally support the Atlas creative sync department. Previously, Nicole served as the executive assistant to Scooter Braun helping him expand his business over the past 5 years. Nicole got her start in the ...
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Iris Pagan-Frank - Controller

Iris joined Atlas Music Group early in 2016. Previously, she served as Controller for legendary independent label Razor & Tie, home to the famous Kidz Bop franchise, as well as artsits such as Ryan Shaw, BeBe Winans, and Dave Stewart. A graduate of Baruch College with a BS in Accounting, she brings to Atlas over 15 years of hands on accounting experience.
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Michael Kanfer - Manager, Administration

Michael joins the Atlas team, after working 7+ years at the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), where he gained an expertise in catalog management, copyrights, royalty collection, and administrative and performance rights. A graduate from SUNY Oneonta with a degree in Music Industry, Michael brings an excitement and passion for music. Having worn several hats throughout his growing musical career including Musician, Podcaster and Radio DJ, Michael is able to bridge ...
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Nicole Riolo - Executive Assistant

Nicole Riolo joins Atlas bringing with her an extensive background in music marketing and promotions. After graduatoin from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business Management, Nicole went on to work within various facets of the industry spanning from management while working at DAS Communications Ltd., digital marketing and graphic designing as an intern at 5 Towns Records, booking violinist and singer-songwriter, Deni Bonet, at Emotional Management, to most recently offering ...
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Logan White - Creative / A&R Assistant

Logan joined Atlas Music Group in the Fall of 2019, after moving to Los Angeles from Nashville. Upon graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Music Business, his career began at Creative Nation Music, where he assisted the management and creative teams responsible for clientele such as Luke Laird, Lori McKenna, Barry Dean, and more. As a member of the Atlas A&R team, Logan supports Vice Presidents of Creative, Paige Parsons and Latoya Lee, in all of their endeavors.
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Keren Poznansky - Public Relations

With more than 15 years of experience in public relations, and with an extensive network of media contacts that spans all of entertainment including: print, broadcast and online outlets, Keren has conducted wide-reaching press campaigns for some of the most well-known artists and brands while working at the biggest record labels in the world. Past campaigns include the Grammy-Award winning album, Megadeth’s Dystopia, Iron Maiden’s documentary “Flight 666," Motown’s 50th Anniversary, ...
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