Posts tagged #community events

Music Meets Law, Who We're Partnering with This Year


Looking into Marmoset’s culture, the outsider would find many unique qualities about us. From the way we make themed mixtapes to share with each other, to the whiskey tastings we spontaneously host in the afternoons from time to time. At the core of these things is our mission to stay connected with one another, to keep up with what’s happening in each other’s lives.

This cultivation of connectivity stretches beyond just us. Our whole purpose and mission is to leave the world a little bit better, doing whatever we can — not just our part, but actively looking for ways to play new parts.

Stepping into becoming a certified B Corporation this year, we’re even more focused on hearing other people’s stories; intently listening to identify opportunities where we can pitch in, to partner up and be loud supporters when the time is right.

In addition to our mission every month to donate 10% of our profits — from our slice of the pie, never the artist’s share — we’re saddling up with three new non-profit organizations every four months. So who are we working with now?

Living in the Pacific Northwest we’re pretty lucky to be immersed in a haven of lush greenery. But such an abundance of beautiful rivers, waterfalls and of course, all the living creatures within, require protection from time to time (or more often than not). The people paving the road for protected, sustainable ecosystems? Look no further than to Crag Law Center.

Crag Law is fully community focused — they exist to protect the environment through their expertise (or superpower, depending on who you ask) in environmental justice. From helping Oregon’s wine country to fossil fuel restrictions, the non-profit is often in the fighting ring for important issues that affect all of us. And future generations too.

We’ll be working with Crag Law for the next few months, partnering up through how we donate each month, along with our teams volunteering their time and attention. Who wouldn’t want to work alongside an organization that literally focuses on making the world a better place to inhabit?

Want to learn more about Crag Law Center? Head over to their “news and victories” page to dig into what they’ve been up to and what legal battles they’re tackling.

Local to Portland, Oregon? Crag Law Center is hosting their summer party on Tuesday, July 23rd. Follow this link to RSVP and see you there!

You're Welcome Here — Partnering Against Discrimination


Basic rights should be just that, inherently expected and granted to every individual. Because this isn’t the case and discrimination is still very much a reoccurring issue many face in their lives, any opportunity to stand together is a step toward progress.

Marmoset is partnering with other business and community leaders on Thursday April 25th, joining the annual Oregonians Against Discrimination Business Leaders luncheon (learn more here). Showing up means a renewed commitment in fostering a business we’re proud to see interacting with our community — because what happens inside the Marmoset walls stems outward to our artists, clients and collaborators.

The space and place serves as a reminder to do more while also celebrating workers’ rights milestones. So whether you’re someone we work with day in and day out or if you’re a new prospective connection, you’re welcome here at Marmoset.

Posted on April 24, 2019 and filed under Community, Marmoset, Music.

Teaming up with Music Supervisor Experts for Design Week


There's an art in getting people to pay attention. Whether this be getting audiences captivated by your film trailer or the brand campaign you’re crossing your fingers in hopes it’ll go viral.

For music supervisors, they understand there’s a strategic technique in getting content noticed — it’s part of their jobs when it comes to placing compelling music to picture. But every wonder how they approach searching for and licensing the music they find for film, TV and other media? There’s a story or two (or three) behind it.

Join us at Marmoset headquarters for this Design Week Portland special event where three industry Supervisors take us through the intricacies of placing music and how they connect & support their music community. 

Sound Perspectives: the Art of Music Placement takes place on Wednesday, April 10th at Marmoset Headquarters. 

Doors at 5:30pm

Event begins at 6:30pm

Space is limited — RSVP below before it's too late

About the panel

Morgan Rhodes is an LA-based music supervisor who is known for her work on projects such as Selma, Queen Sugar, and Dear White People which has allowed her to collaborate with filmmakers like Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey and Justin Simien. Since the early days of cutting her teeth as an on-air personality at influential independent radio station KCRW, Morgan has spent the last several years as a music programmer with shows on Philadelphia’s WURD 900AM and LA’s KPFK. Her blend of avant-garde R&B, left-field soul, electropop, beats, dance and world music has won listeners both domestically and globally.

Brooke Wentz is CEO and co-founder of the new international music discovery site Seven Seas Music.  As the former Music Director of ESPN she founded the music supervision and licensing firm The Rights Workshop. She has authored numerous articles about music and published the book Hey, That’s My Music!: Music Supervision, Licensing and Content Acquisition and most recently Music Rights Unveiled. She is a Billboard Award winning producer for one of the best selling world music recordings, and a former NYC radio host. A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia Business School, Brooke resides in her native city, San Francisco.

Megan Barbour is a music supervisor at Buddha Jones in Hollywood CA. For the past four and a half years she has worked on numerous theatrical, broadcast, and video game trailer marketing campaigns for major studios including HBO, Netflix, Paramount, Amazon, Focus, and Warner Brothers. She is honored to be a part of the amazing Buddha Jones team.