About Laura Ostler Kinniburgh, Head of Music Licensing, Genius
Laura Ostler Kinniburgh is Genius’s inaugural Head of Music Licensing, working on Genius’s video series, branded content, and live events. Prior to joining Genius, Laura handled music clearances and licensing for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at NBC. In that role, she helped produce the iconic music sketches and performances that the show is known for, including “”Lip Sync Battle,”” “”History of Rap,”” and the Emmy-nominated “”Cover Room”” web series. Before her time at NBC, Laura worked for EMI Music Publishing, managing licensing projects for clients such as American Idol, NBC, and Sony Pictures Television.
Genius is the world’s biggest encyclopedia of music. From its foundation in lyrics, Genius has grown to become a leading brand in music, producing popular video series like VERIFIED, Deconstructed, Genius News, and Framework and hosting career-spanning live conversations with the likes of Nicki Minaj, The-Dream, and Mariah Carey.
Genius reaches over 100 million people monthly and has 5 million YouTube subscribers. It continues to power the successful “Behind the Lyrics” integration on Spotify and drives a major lyrics integration on Apple Music. Top names in music—including Chance the Rapper, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Frank Ocean, Billie Eilish, and Lin-Manuel Miranda—use Genius to share the stories behind their songs with the world.