Eighteen months after emigrating from Universal Music Canada to become president of entertainment production and broadcasting for Bell Media, Randy Lennox is captain of the ship with his appointment Monday as divisional president Bell Media, replacing Mary Ann Turcke who, after 12 years, has taken an executive role with the NFL in LA.
Degiorgio's Cymba Lands 150 Worldwide Synchs
Cymba Music, the music publishing company founded in 1993 by Vince Degiorgio, has become a world player.
Degiorgio, president of the Canadian Music Publishers Association and an ex-VP of A&R for RCA International, says his Toronto-based Cymba - which stands for Crushing Your Music Business Apathy - has landed more than 150 synch licenses for such film and TV properties as Disney's Chimpanzee, ABC-TV's Agent Carter, the CW's about-to-wrap The Vampire Diaries, ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, Netflix's Degrassi: The Next Class, CBC's Mr. D, Pure and Crash Gallery.
Cymba Music has also landed on the theatrical trailers for The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Bad Moms.
Housing Degiorgio's own publishing imprint, Billy Ray Louis Music, the Cymba family includes songwriters Aileen de La Cruz, Hedley co-writer Davor Vulama, producer/writer Ari Rhodes, Music Nova Scotia African artist of the year Reeny Smith, electronic artist Jessica Nesbitt (aka "Tilsen,") pop songwriter Jesse Weeks and Edmonton's Talltale (aka Tatiana Zagorac.) Cymba also represent the catalogue of urban music star/TV Personality, Keshia Chanté.
"I've always felt that the writers on our roster should represent the fabric of the music that speaks to the world, and not just our own backyard," said Degiorgio in a statement. "Because of that, Cymba has been able to establish itself as a player on our continent and many others."
One of the company's biggest players on the world stage is the boss himself: Degiorgio has circled the globe on writing trips, being one of the first to work in Asian territories as a collaborator. His biggest hit has been as contributor to the Caro Emerald blockbuster album Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor., which has sold more than 1M copies alone in Eruope and remained on the album charts for more than 100 weeks. Degiorgio also co-wrote Emerald's sophomore effort The Shocking Miss Emerald and is currently working on album No. 3.
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