Marmoset + OMPA Present: Sound Advice

If you were unable to join Marmoset + OMPA on Zoom on Thursday, July 30th for SOUND ADVICE: A Guide To Music Rights, you can watch the recording below.

Moderated by Marmoset’s Jené Etheridge, the discussion addresses questions from the community surrounding music licensing and securing music rights for any type of production.


Jené Etheridge (she/her)

Jené Etheridge is the Associate Creative Director and Creative Services Team Lead at Marmoset Music. Currently, she helps creators find, compose, or license music for branded content, TV and film where she has worked with clients such as Nike, Girls Who Code, Cadillac, Spotify, Planned Parenthood, Vogue, Netflix, and more. As a Music Producer, Community Organizer, DJ, and the former Director of Marketing and Sponsorship at XRAY.FM, Jené has built an extensive network of musicians, DJs, creators, business owners, and supporters of independent media in Portland and around the globe.


Marissa Hernandez (she/her)

Marissa Hernandez is a Music Licensing Creative at Marmoset Music with over four years of experience in music licensing and supervision. She joined the Marmoset team back in June 2018 after two years of working as a Music Coordinator/Supervisor at Walker.

Alex Paguirigan (he/him)

Alex Paguirigan is a Portland-based Music Licensing Creative at Marmoset Music. A first-call contact for ad agencies, editors, and music supervisors around the globe, Alex has placed songs into content for brands such as Nike, Google, and Ford to name a few. Prior to joining Marmoset, he assisted on over 2,000 voiceover, sound design, and mix sessions – collaborating with the best and brightest advertising agency creatives in his hometown of Chicago. Beyond branded work, Alex’s film sound and music editing has been heard on PBS, Starz, and DUST, in the Sundance & SXSW film festivals, as well as the Oscar-nominated feature film, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.

Zen Freese (he/him)

Zen Freese is a Filipino-American Director and Producer based in Portland Oregon.  An entrepreneur at heart, he started his first corporation at the age of eighteen and discovered he had a knack for creative solutions. Skilled at supervising all departments, his experience covers every phase of production. Zen’s just as comfortable leading a skeleton crew on a mission to Iceland, as he is directing a studio spot with crazy CG integration. In the past ten years, Zen has directed, produced, and delivered hundreds of videos for major brands, but what he’s most proud of is the friendship and partnerships he’s made along the way.

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