[title size=”1″]DENISE CARVER – Founder and President, CarverMusik[/title]
Denise Carver is founder of CarverMusik, an independent music company specializing in film and TV music clearance and consulting, music genre and copyright research, and musicological analysis.
Prior to forming CarverMusik, Denise was Vice President of Music Clearance at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, California. During her twenty-plus years at Paramount, she contributed to the success of more than 300 film and soundtrack album projects, including the Transformers, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible and Jackass franchises, films based on the music of artists Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z and Tupac Shakur, and the Academy Award winning and nominated films Forrest Gump, Titanic, The Hours, The Godfather Part III, Braveheart, Wonder Boys, Ghost, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Saving Private Ryan, Babel, Hustle & Flow, Rango and Nebraska.
Denise has worked with production companies such as MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies, Lakeshore Entertainment, Jodie Foster’s Egg Pictures, and Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions. She has worked with legendary film directors Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Zemeckis, Nora Ephron, William Friedkin, Michael Bay, Oliver Stone, James Cameron, Kenneth Branagh, J.J. Abrams, Cameron Crowe, Martha Coolidge, Gore Verbinski, Jonathan Demme, John Schlesinger, and Ethan and Joel Coen. Denise has negotiated film, soundtrack and marketing licensing deals for placement of music by many top artists, including The Beatles, U2, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, P!nk, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, The Doors, Queen, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Ramones, Frank Sinatra, Eminem, The Grateful Dead, John Coltrane, Sting, Stevie Nicks, Peter Gabriel, Céline Dion, Linkin Park, Led Zeppelin, Joan Jett, 50 Cent, Van Halen, Foo Fighters, AC/DC and Aerosmith.
Other highlights from Denise’s music career include teaching courses in music theory and composition at the University of California and appearances as an invited participant and panelist at events such as the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, the International Congress on Women in Music, the Symposium on Arts and Humanities Ph.D.’s, the Cheltenham Festival of Music (England), and the California Teachers Music Competition. Denise is a member of NARAS (Grammys), performing rights society BMI, and the California Bar Association. She also holds a Ph.D. in music composition and has spent time abroad studying both music (England, Ireland and France) and international law (Austria). In her free time she dabbles in composing, arranging, songwriting and noodling around on her guitars and ukeleles.