Team

The Atlas Team

With a mix of the right strategic and financial partners including Virgo Investment Group, Sugar Music and CamJazz, Atlas has access to over $350mm in capital which it deploys in a very strategic, quality over quantity manner. 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 ...
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Richard Stumpf - Founder / CEO

Richard Stumpf is the founder and CEO of Atlas Music Publishing, a progressive, full service music publishing company. Established in 2013, the company currently represents songs performed by artists such as Madonna, John Legend, Colbie Caillat, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Daughtry, The Wanted, Icona Pop, Prince Royce and Krewella. Prior to founding Atlas, Richard was the inaugural President of Imagem Music, US. He grew the Imagem roster considerably, which included hip-hop sensations ...
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Phil Cialdella - COO

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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Leslie Greene - Vice President - Business & Legal Affairs

Leslie Greene heads Atlas’ Business & Legal Affairs Department. She brings with her 20 years experience working in some of the music industry’s leading companies, including Zomba Music Publishing, DMP/S1 Songs, Tommy Boy Records, H.O.L.A. Recordings, and as an Adjunct Professor teaching music industry related courses at New York Law School.
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Kristen Bushnell - Director - Creative Synchronization

Kristen joined Atlas Music Publishing in early 2014. Prior to joining Atlas, she spent several years in Creative Licensing at SONGS Music Publishing, whose roster includes The Weeknd, Lorde, Diplo and Q-Tip. As a member of the Atlas team, Kristen pitches the catalog for synch opportunities across all media, with an emphasis in Film, Television, Trailers and Advertisements. She has secured placements in campaigns for Netflix, Rock Band 4, Disney's The Queen of Katwe, and most recently, ...
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Rob Levin - Manager - Creative Synchronization

Rob joined the Atlas team in early 2016. Over the last five years, he has worked in various avenues of Music Publishing and Film and TV development. After interning with Universal Music Publishing, Rob spent three years working in the Creative Licensing department at SONGS Music Publishing, focusing primarily on Film and TV synchronization and touring for SONGS writers. He has worked with rosters that have included The Weeknd, Lorde, Diplo, DJ Mustard, Duran Duran, Q-Tip, and Justice. Rob ...
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Caitlin Haurie - Manager - Creative Synchronization

Caitlin is a Manager of Creative Synchronization at Atlas Music Publishing in New York. Prior to joining Atlas in 2014, Caitlin worked in derivatives law at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She studied at New York University, where she graduated with a degree in Political Science and French in 2009. As a member of the Atlas team, Caitlin pitches the roster for synch opportunities in advertising, branding, television, and film. She has had placements with Lexus, Olive Garden, Subway, VICE, and ...
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Paige Parsons - Vice President - Creative Services

With over a decade of experience in music publishing, Paige Parsons serves as Vice President of Creative Services. 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 publisher’s worldwide roster, and signed award-winning talent, including David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Christina Perri, Carrie Underwood, Dan +Shay, Keith Urban), Eman Kiriakou (MKTO, Ne-Yo, Whitney Houston, Hot Chelle Rae, Demi Lovato, ...
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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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Chris Jones - President - State Line/Atlas

Born and Raised in Thomson, Ga. Chris, moved to Atlanta, Ga after high school graduation in 2003. Shortly after arriving in Atlanta, Ga , Chris attended the Art Institute of Atlanta for audio production/ engineering and American Intercontinental Online University for Business Management. Later on in 2003, met rising producer/artist "Pimpin" of the group Franchize Boyz and producer Young Juve from Memphis which turned into long lasting working relationships that lead to early career hits such as ...
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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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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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Douglas Stim - Coordinator - Administration & Licensing

Doug joined Atlas Music Publishing in the Spring of 2015 after having worked on a special project in the Copyright Administration and Audiovisual Rights Department at BMG Chrysalis. Doug advised on the system creation and management for the input of new productions to the applicable ingestion forms for audiovisual production modules. Other tasks included copyright registration, comparing amended agreements, and summarizing specific clauses for BMG’s Business and Legal Affairs Department. ...
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Andy Golden - Executive Assistant

A New Orleans native, Andy first joined the Atlas team as an intern in the summer of 2015. He studied Music Business at New York University’s Steinhardt program where he first gained interest in the publishing industry through a class taught by Atlas’ own Jennifer Blakeman. He previously worked as an assistant at MAC Presents researching artists and brands to bring together through tour sponsorships and live event activation, as well as an administrative intern at Round Hill Music.
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Heather Glenn - Brand Development

Prior to co-founding Black Market Creative, Heather Glenn served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Universal Music Publishing Group where she worked for 10 years at an executive level overseeing the marketing and communications for the company's 47 global offices. Prior to that she worked in strategic marketing, PR, and digital for Virgin Entertainment (including the Virgin Megastores, Virginmega.com and Radio Free Virgin). During her career, Heather has been responsible for ...
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Dawn Kamerling - Public Relations

Founder/CEO of the The Press House, Dawn immediately began soaking up the fundamentals of PR at the beginning of her professional career. She boldly stepped out on her own after seeing a need for more personal and attentive service. Dawn has since lent her expertise to several music industry panels, penned articles on publicity and self-promotion, and consulted for several record labels and start-up PR firms. She has also led workshops on how to promote yourself as an artist for CD Baby and The ...
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Chris Farren - Combustion Atlas, President

2x Grammy nominated Producer 11x ASCAP award winning songwriter 10x Grammy nominated publisher CMA award winning producer/songwriter ACM Board of directorsNARAS Board of directorsFounding member of the Hopetown Music Fest
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Chris Van Belkom - Combustion Atlas, Vice President

Degree in Music Business from MTSU Been with Combustion since 2004 Member of NARAS, The Crew Nashville and Musicians On Call Advisory Board Founder of Hot Dog Friday
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Kenley Flynn - Combustion Atlas, Creative Director

Joined Combustion in 2011 Never eaten Taco BellBoard member of YEP
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Chris Munger - President - Munger Music

Through his years of building AV properties and Executive Producing TV & Film content, Chris Munger will utilizes his experience, expertise, and industry relationships to bring TV shows, films, and film & tv production companies into the fold of a new venture with Atlas. Munger Music operates as a music branding, music supervision, consulting, third-party licensing and original composition company. Munger’s music branding division was paramount for the highly successful launch of the TV ...
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Company Advisors

Atlas is fortunate to have high level relationships across various sectors who provide insights into the ever evolving music industry.
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Jennifer Blakeman - Creative Advisor

25 year music industry vet with experience as a touring musician and music publisher, Jennifer makes herself avaialable for all matters related to Atlas' creative approach.
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Peter Primont - Publishing Advisor

Former CEO of renowned music publisher, Cherry Lane Music, Peter provides Atlas with insights into pubco structuring and international affairs.
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Troy Carter - New Media Advisor

Serial entrepreneur and head of Spotify's Creative Services, Troy challenges Atlas to always be leaning forward and helps navigagte the ever-changing world of high-tech media consumption.
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