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Dave Curtin

Creative Commercial Licensing and Brand Partnerships

Disney Music Group

LOS ANGELES, USA // Dave Curtin is currently the Manager, TV Commercials & Trailers Synchronization + a member of the Brand Partnership Team for the Disney Music Group.

Curtin is responsible for licensing DMG's vast music catalog for television commercials and trailers. Currently Matching consumer brands with music & artists - both frontline roster and classic catalog. Disney Music Group is comprised of Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Fairfax Recordings, Disney Music Publishing and the music of Disney Channel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar Animation studios.

Curtin has been part of the music and sound business for well over a decade, generating music for television and film, as well as for brands and consumer goods. During his career, Curtin has aligned high profile music acts and brands, including LL Cool J with Gatorade, Kaskade with Budweiser, Diplo with Turkcell, and Donvan Frankenreiter with Hilton Hotels.

Besides strategically developing partnerships with brands and ad agencies such as Toyota, JC Penney, Nokia, Bacardi, EA Sports, Crispin Porter Bogusky, Weiden & Kennedy, and TBWA/Chiat/Day, Curtin has spearheaded projects with Hewlett- Packard, Coors Light and Mini Cooper.

Said Curtin, "I'm thrilled to join the Disney Music Group, one of the most creative and award-winning music brands in the world. The depth of catalog of Disney Classics combined with contemporary scores, songs, artists, writers and producers is a licensor's dream. I look forward to this chapter in my career, and the opportunity to grow the iconic Disney Music brand further." Added Dominic Griffin, VP of Music Licensing, "We're delighted to have Dave join the team. He has generated music for television and film entertainment, brands and consumer goods for well over a decade. He's a great asset to DMG to further develop our music branding strategies and new music initiatives in licensing."

Prior to joining Disney, Curtin served as Executive Music Producer for Yessian Music, Hum Music & Sound Design, and Warner Music Group's Rhino Records.

He went on to co-found DeepMix, acting as Executive Producer and Managing Director, where he ran music production, new business development, sales and marketing. Curtin has produced several award-winning pieces, and has garnered various accolades, most recently DMG was honored with a Silver CLIO for Best Use of Licensed Music for the Android spot “Friends Furever” created by Droga5.

Prior to that, he was awarded a Gold Addy for Best Use of Sound Design with EA Sports SSX 2012 In-Game opening trailer.

Dave has produced and licensed music and sound design for hundreds of commercials for major advertising agencies and brands all over the world and is extensively involved in creating, developing, and executing 360-degree multi-faceted, integrated music marketing programs across vertical and digital media platforms and disciplines such as music integration, social media, and experiential.