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Russell Nygaard

Creative Director
at
Defend Music

Russell Nygaard is a Los Angeles, CA based music publisher with 9 years of experience working in all aspects of music publishing. Russell attained a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry from California State University, Northridge where he also played trumpet. Currently he is Creative Director at Defend Music, Inc. pitching the company's catalog for sync placements across all forms of media, negotiating sync requests, setting up writing sessions, searching for new and emerging songwriting/producer talent, and more. Russell has landed sync placements in countless TV programs and in advertisements for brands like Skyy Vodka, AMEX, and Apple.

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