Pilot Music is the oldest and possibly largest female owned, licensing administration firm in the East Coast since 1998. The firm manages all types of large format Sync Licensing jobs such as Network TV clients (ABC, ESPN, Amazon, NBC, HBO), Promos, Podcasters (such as Gimlet, now owned by Spotify), TV Shows (American Comedy Award, TrueSouth, NFL, E:60, SportsCenter), Major Ad Campaigns (American Express, Cadillac, Burger King, Atlanta Aquarium), Industrial Films (Motion In, Go Agency), and Feature Films (Extreme Sport 3D, 30 for 30, Hallmark Films, HazArt Films) to name a few.
Pilot Music has 20+ years of experience clearing for all types of media such as film, TV, Internet, podcasts, promo video, political promotions, and more. We assess all required rights assessed for your use and assure the needs of our clients. Working with some of the largest film, TV, and video producers in the Entertainment Industry, Pilot’s expertise is in creating customized clearance plans for any job, whether it be one clearance, fifty or more. TV specials and clients with high volume needs are assured fast, accurate, low-cost Sync Licensing with customized planning. Pilot has a proprietary database, with 20+ years of clearance history, that speeds up answers and clearance approvals to make us extremely efficient and accurate in our work.
Music Licensing, Music Copyright Administration of catalog or TV specials & Award Shows, Music Rights Administration, Negotiations, Longform Agreements, Copyright Research, Sync Rights, Music Clearance.
1998–Present Business Owner • Principal • Pilot Music Business Services
Opened in 1998 and began working with an impressive list of world- class clients (TV Networks, Feature Film and Ad Industries) led to their unprecedented 25 year ongoing relationship with ESPN (Woodie began working with ESPN prior to opening Pilot). Pilot clears all Licensed Music for TV Broadcasts, Promos, Internet & Mobile releases). Pilot is proud of its long-term representation of Howard Shore, the Academy Award winning composer, who has scored such films as Lord of the Rings (the trilogy), Doubt, The Hobbit series, Twilight, Aviator, Gangs of N.Y., the Saturday Night Live Theme and much more.
1993–1998 Director of Licensing • Signature Sound
Created the Music Synchronization Licensing department of Signature Sound. This firm also administered and maximized the international Performance Rights for Fortune 500 companies, such as Proctor & Gamble. The Sync division served prominent TV, and Feature Film Industries, as well as primary Advertising Agencies. Ogilvy & Mather, and McCann Erickson were two of our biggest accounts. While working high profile campaigns PolyGram Records requested Woodie represent all of Polygram Masters (now Universal Records) to the Ad Industry, a multimillion-dollar venture.
1988–1989 Music Supervisor • Merchant Ivory Productions
Assisting the composer in music selection and Sync Clearances, Woodie developed a soundtrack LP release with Don Was on WEA for the international theatrical release of Tama Jamawitz’ SLAVES OF NEW YORK starring Bernadette Peters. She planned the shooting of music scenes with the film’s Director James Ivory and composer Dick Robbins.