Michael Eames is a trained composer, songwriter and pianist with experience in film scoring who studied music at Cornell University and UCLA Extension; Michael also secured a minor in Business Management from Cornell. As President of PEN, Michael oversees all aspects of the operation as well as focuses on pitching the catalogue to all media and business development. Prior to starting PEN, Michael oversaw the international activities and film & television department of Don Williams Music Group where he was responsible for song catalogues such as Jimi Hendrix, Chicago and Roy Orbison among numerous others. He also worked previously for Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and the management and music supervision firms The Derek Power Co and Seth Kaplan Entertainment. Michael is currently the President of the Association Of Independent Publishers (AIMP) and proudly serves on the Independent Publishers Advisory Council (IPAC) of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA). He is also a member of the California Copyright Conference (CCC) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). Michael wrote the music publishing section of the Hal Leonard-published book entitled FIVE STAR MUSIC MAKEOVER: The Independent Artist’s Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers and Self Publishers, co-teaches (with Bobby Borg) the UCLA Extension class Music Publishing: A Creative And Business Perspective, and is a frequent guest speaker in classrooms and panel discussions worldwide.
Mallory Zumbach, founder of Maximal Music Sync, brings over a decade of diverse music and business affairs experience to the company. Mallory began her career as the Synch & Digital Coordinator at One Little Indian Records/Downtown Marketing/Papoose Distribution in New York, where she proactively pitched the U.S. catalog for use in a variety of media while also working with all of the Digital Service Providers to market the company’s new releases. She then moved over to Warner Chappell Music Publishing, where she ultimately became Manager, Strategic Marketing, and pitched and negotiated the company’s catalog for use in advertisements, video games, and merchandising projects. After four and a half years with Warner Chappell, Mallory moved to Boulder, CO, to work as the Interactive Business Affairs Manager at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, where she worked on a variety of award-winnings projects for clients including Old Navy, Microsoft, MetLife, American Express, Domino’s, and more. She then returned to New York to work for Round Hill Music as their first Synch & Music Licensing hire, ultimately becoming Senior Director of Creative and managing the East Coast Synch & Licensing team while placing their songs in a variety of ads, TV shows, films, and video games and signing several artists to their roster, including Motopony, Avers, Graveyard Lovers, Animal Years, and Sleepy Kitty, among others. Mallory then took on the role of VP, Creative Advertising at Hitcher Music, where she focused on pitching the company’s roster of artists and catalogs, including Pulse Music Group, for use in advertisements and branding projects while working with several of their songwriters and producers on creating original music to spec for sync projects. In February of 2018, she relocated from New York to Portland, Oregon, where she founded Maximal Music Sync, a full-service music synchronization company that specializes in sync representation for artists and catalogs, including PEN. As of January 2019, Mallory is also one of the two founding Co-Chapter Chairs of the new Portland chapter of Women In Music.
Mallory has landed many syncs across a variety of media, highlights of which include ads for JP Morgan Chase, Hershey's, Panadol, Revlon, Todd Snyder, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Nordstrom, film and TV projects including The Mend, Halt & Catch Fire, and Lucifer, and video games, including a promo for Forza Horizon 4 and in-game uses in franchises like Guitar Hero, Rocksmith, Grand Theft Auto and many more.
Patrick Conseil served as Warner/Chappell Music’s Vice President of Creative & International (based in NYC) from 1990 to 2003. During his tenure at the company, he secured US releases for such artists as Billie Ray Martin, Amber, La Bouche, Captain Hollywood, and Dido, and signed superstar DJ Roger Sanchez, Swedish pop producers Epicenter, and Moby among others. Moby’s album Play was certified platinum in twenty countries and received unprecedented licensing in television, movies and commercials. Additionally, Conseil secured over 200 cuts internationally with artists as diverse as Ricky Martin, Cher, Laura Pausini, Kylie Minogue, Nana Mouskouri, and NSync, and scored worldwide top 10 hits with Jennifer Paige (''Crush'') and Republica (''Ready to Go''). He also signed a one album co-publishing deal with Warren G for his Take a Look Over Your Shoulder record in 1999.
After leaving Warner/Chappell, Conseil relocated to Miami Beach and ran creative for Latin music publisher Eman Enterprises, where he secured cuts with Luis Fonsi, Ricky Martin, Ednita Nazario, Reik, Jennifer Lopez, and RBD. While in Miami, he helped A&R the first Spanish language album for French superstar Florent Pagny. Released in 2009 by Universal, the album went to #1 and was certified triple-platinum in France. From 2011 to 2015, Conseil was a creative consultant for Reservoir Media and for Round Hill Music (for whom he was Sr. VP of Creative through 2017). He brought Reverb Music UK to Reservoir (who acquired the company in 2012) and was instrumental in the signing of topline writer Phil Bentley. Conseil brought Danish writer/producer Rune Westberg to Round Hill, as well as the Bob Di Piero catalogue Love Monkey Music (which the company purchased in 2015).
Currently, Conseil's focus is on building the Pure Pop Music brand. The company's back catalogue includes songs recorded by Celine Dion, Johnny Hallyday, Joana Zimmer, Astraea, Kim Sozzi, Marc Von Em, Cazette, Dream Girls and upcoming releases by Baywud. In November 2018, Pure Pop Music and Angry Mob Music jointly signed Rune Westberg to a worldwide publishing deal. Conseil also manages pop writer/producer duo Schmarx & Savvy as well as artist Addie Hamilton . Additionally , he started releasing singles with LA based singer/ songwriter Baywud on the Pure Pop label.
Nikki Discola is PEN’s Operations Manager. Born and raised in Southern California, Nikki has been involved in various facets of the entertainment industry since childhood. As a professional dancer, roller skater, and singer, Nikki built a formidable work resumé for stage as well as television. As an assistant agent for the Bobby Ball Talent Agency, she worked in the dance department, which included aiding in the print and music departments when needed, as well as also co-developed a special skating division which grew into a lucrative sports department for the agency. She also spent time interning at Fidelity Studios learning dialogue, foley, special effects, back ground, andmusic editing. As her love for music grew she pursued it to Nashville where she worked for startup record label Sterling Entertainment as an administrative assistant and then for Ingle Land Music Publishing, as well as doing some demo singing at FunHouse Studios. Eventually finding her way back to the west coast, Nikki became part of the Academy of Country Music team in the events and membership departments before branching out on her own as a freelance voice over artist. Nikki continues her voice over business, enjoys fronting her swing band “Apartment 14”, all while administering and managing Stuntphone Stunt Services in addition to her position at PEN.
Karen Falzone is PEN's Business Affairs and Licensing Consultant. Karen spent 15 years working as a studio in-house paralegal, most recently acting as Director of Business Affairs - Production at Starz Entertainment, where she oversaw rights and clearances for all original productions, including talent and music. Karen has spent the past 5 years building her own business, Mostly Music, consulting with many varied clients in the areas of music business affairs and licensing for all forms of film, television and video-game production. Karen is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the Production Music Association (PMA), the California Copyright Conference (CCC), and the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP).
Mark Nubar is PEN’s Marketing and Social Media Manager. He is a gold album-selling producer, DJ, graphic artist, and brand consultant specializing in recording artist development. His songs have been placed in numerous films, games, and TV shows, including RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1), Warehouse 13 (SyFy), Ringer (CW), Super Fun Night (ABC), Sex And The City (HBO), Six Feet Under (HBO), Dollhouse (FOX), America's Next Top Model (CW), and many more. Mark has collaborated on recordings with an array of talent, including: Emmy, Grammy, and Tony-winning songwriter Allee Willis; drag superstar RuPaul; award-winning indiepop artist and DJ ShyBoy; rap artist SlimKid3 (The Pharcyde); vocalist Kat Robichaud (The Voice); Motown icon Smokey Robinson; R&B legend Howard Hewett (Shalamar); DJs robot koch, Darude, Kristina Sky, Randy Boyer, Menno de Jong, and Eddie Amador; the pop group Eden's Crush (featuring Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls); Emmy and Annie Award-nominated lyricist and songwriter, Amy Powers; Saturn Award-winning television writer/producer Bryan Fuller (American Gods, Hannibal, Pushing Daisies); Emmy-winning composer Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies); and legendary singer/songwriter Wendy Waldman. Mark has also remixed music for various labels and artists, including RuPaul, Julia Fordham, Purple Crush, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, and Donna Summer. An experienced graphic designer, Mark has created album and single cover art, promotional materials, and websites for numerous artists and companies including Broadway star Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Gretchen Rossi (Real Housewives), artists signed to Hollywood dance label Citrusonic Music, and Bootie Mashup - an award-winning dance party with recurring club nights in LA, SF, and Seattle.