Who We Are
With 20+ years in music supervision and licensing, Chris has worked on a wide variety of projects across films, television, advertising, and video games. He got his start in music supervision and licensing in the mid-90's, working on 40+ major studio and indie films. He co-founded Brandracket with Tim Scanlin in 2005 to pursue their interest in creating mutually beneficial relationships between artists and brands. Chris lives in Ventura, California with his wife, daughter, son and never enough guitars.
Mark has over a decade of experience in music supervision and licensing, and a proven ability to spot talent early. He founded the influential music blog Music For Robots in 2004, with features in The New York Times, Rolling Stone and SPIN. He joined Brandracket in 2008 and now applies his skills to helping clients find and license music for traditional and emerging platforms. He spends his downtime traversing America with his wife, daughter and record collection.
Once an Encinitas surfer girl, Mo caught the music bug early and started DJing when she was in high school. This led to an actual radio gig in the Bay Area at KALX 90.7 FM, and several internet radio shows with Little Radio, Moheak, and the Independent FM. She also waded into the music and content licensing waters with gigs at Warner Chappell and Google Play. Curation remained a thing, though, and her playlisting skills have been enlisted by many companies including Apple Music, Rockbot, and Warner Music Group. She currently indulges her love of music and fine cocktails with a podcast, "Music & Booze with Mo," where she interviews bartenders and musicians about, well, music and booze.
Minneapolis-native Ian is among other things a label-owner, musician, published author, and Esports organization owner. He founded Afternoon Records in 2003 at the age of 18, and ran the label while traversing the world with his band One For the Team, all of which led to him being named the “hardest working 21-year-old in the music industry” by SPIN magazine. His first book, Here Come The Regulars, aimed at educating aspiring indie music entrepreneurs, was published in 2009. Having initially worked with Brandracket as a label owner, Ian joined the company in 2010 and now oversees music licensing for games and digital media. His Esports organization, HeroesHearth Esports, is a fan-favorite in Activision/Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm pro league.
Fun facts: Long Beach, CA native and Brandracket co-founder Tim played AYSO with Brad Nowell from Sublime and went to high school with Snoop Dogg (go Jackrabbits!). He's worn every conceivable hat in the music industry, including radio DJ (KALX in Berkeley), zine publisher (SnackCake!), record store clerk, band dude (Actionslacks), journalist (MTV News), label guy (Rhino/Warner), music supervisor and, above all, fan (religious affiliation: rock ‘n' roll). He started Brandracket with Chris Parker in 2005 to help brands (and subsequently filmmakers, game developers and other creatives) source and license awesome music, and he still loves his job. His top 3 favorite bands of all time are The Who (until Keith died), X and The Minutemen, though he also loves lots of music from the 21st century. He lives in Pasadena with his wife, two sons and a commercial-grade espresso machine. He'll show you David Lee Roth's house if you want.