With over 10 years of experience in music licensing, Céleigh Chapman has contributed to the careers of artists such as Adele, Daft Punk, Beyoncé, Foster The People, Rita Ora, Brandi Carlile, John Legend, and many more. Holding creative positions at Sony Music’s Columbia Records, Downtown Records, as an independent licensing consultant and now as Senior Creative Director, of Film & TV Synch at BMG, Céleigh has developed and executed bespoke licensing strategies for writers, artists and new releases across all media.
Working closely with A&R, Céleigh not only curates and oversees original songs for end title film opportunities, but also consults on potential signings of artists and writers for BMG. In 2019, she spearheaded and launched the first synch focused Sound Lab for BMG which brought together 26 writers across genres to collaborate on songs specifically tailored for licensing opportunities across all media for BMG's global synch team.
An accomplished writer and artist in her own regard, Céleigh’s voice and songwriting have been featured by Sony Pictures, Electronic Arts, Lionsgate, TBS, Fox TV, and various independent films. She was recognized by the Hollywood Music and Media awards with a nomination for Best Original Song in a Film with BAFTA recipient / Grammy nominated composer Austin Wintory for the song ""I'm Lucky"" (featured in the Sony Pictures’ film ""A Little Help” and soundtrack release on Columbia Records).
As an alumnus of USC’s Thornton School of Music (Bachelors of Music in Music Industry: emphasis in Jazz Voice and a minor in Communication and Entertainment Industry), Céleigh volunteers as a guest lecturer and mentor whenever possible as she is passionate about education and the balance between music licensing and creative artistry.
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