Mara Kuge is President and Founder of Superior Music Corporation, a full service music publishing and supervision company. Kuge has spent close to two decades in music publishing, including heading the Film and TV Music departments at Bug Music (now BMG) and 10th Street Entertainment (now Better Noise). She has extensive experience in both synch and A&R, having placed hundreds of songs in various media and signing major artists to publishing deals including the National, Grizzly Bear, Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots), and Sleater-Kinney. Superior Music Publishing, a Los Angeles-based joint venture between Kuge and Modern Works Music Publishing, will soon be celebrating their seventh anniversary.
Kuge’s two most recent music supervision projects, “The Stand at Paxton County” and “For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close,” have both received distribution, and she is currently supervising “Jabberjaw! The Documentary,” about the legendary Los Angeles nightclub. She is Vice President of the Board of the California Copyright Conference, an Associate Member of the Guild of Music Supervisors and a professional member of NARAS.