Anita Chinkes Ratner is Senior Vice President of Music and Media Licensing at Viacom Media Networks, where she oversees music licensing and rights clearance for MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo.   She works closely with publishers, labels and artists and leads her team with a strategic approach that fosters and creates opportunities for music placements.  She has in-depth knowledge and experience with music licensing across all media platforms.

In addition to licensing, Anita is an integral part of the company’s music discovery initiative that supports the promotion of emerging artists.

Leading  a talented team of 50 based in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles, Anita oversees music licensing for:   “Catfish”, “Movie Awards”, “Woodies”,  “Video Music Awards”, “Unplugged”, “Crossroads”,  “Jersey Shore”, “Mob Wives”, “Teen Mom”, “Unplugged”, “Crossroads”, “Behind the Music”, “Beavis and Butt-Head”,  “Storytellers”, “Buckwild”, “Made”, “Awkward”, “Ridiculousness”, “World of Jenks”, “Big Morning Buzz Live”, “Best Week Ever”, “Real World”, “Love and Hip Hop”, “Crazy Heart”, “Jackass The Movie” and many more.