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Rachael Kruk Whelan
VP, Music for Advertising & Brands
Downtown Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, USA // A native of Houston, Texas, Rachael is the Vice President of Music for Advertising and Brands at Downtown Music Publishing. Since joining the company in 2015, she has secured placements for songs written by songwriters such as John Prine, John Lennon, Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse, John Sebastian, Natalie Merchant, Meghan Trainor, George Gershwin, Alison Moyet, Sturgill Simpson, Ryan Tedder and many more. Rachael takes pleasure in the "crate digging" aspect of her role, which involves breathing new life into old songs through strategic licensing. She also works closely with young songwriters to create original music. Rachael's efforts have resulted in the placement of hundreds of songs in campaigns for major brands such as Airbnb, Toyota, Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Venetian Hotels, Truly Cider, T-Mobile, Shopify, Etsy, Adobe, Jeep, Target, Old Navy, Comcast, HP, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and more.