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Meet MAM

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

 
 
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nan wilson

Nan Wilson started MAM in 2000 with a vision to merge the primary facets of advertising music royalty collection. Years of ad experience with agencies, music production and media buying had revealed to her new, more efficient methods for collecting music royalties not yet pursued within the industry. Nan's mission is to educate and advocate for new possibilities in the advertising music royalty world, both within the U.S. and globally.

nan@manageadmusic.com
206.653.6326

WORKS

Galveston, Texas

PLAYS

Piano

HELPS

The Young Gardeners Program

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Bringing the benefits of growing food, eating healthy, being outdoors and working collectively to local children, one school at a time.

 

 
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KELLI NICHOLS

Kelli Nichols is a ruler of many talents. She first dove into collecting data for the environmental compliance industry, working with seafood companies and Alaskan fishing boats. She next worked in telecom for many years, before joining MAM in 2011 as a beloved Queen (AKA- "Account Manager"). In her spare time, Kelli enjoys ruling the turntables for parties and friends, paddleboarding like a mad woman, and is an outstanding certified nutritionist.

kelli@manageadmusic.com
206.351.1366

WORKS

Vashon Island, Washington

PLAYS

Guitar

HELPS

BACK TO THE ROOTS Nutrition

FUNCTIONAL NUTRITIONIST

Assessing and identifying nutritional imbalances blocking the body’s process of healing — and honoring its innate wisdom — yielding phenomenal results.

 

 
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TONYA YODER

Following a career as a rocket scientist (yes really), Tonya Yoder joined MAM's Round Table as a treasured Queen (AKA- "Account Manager") in 2012. She's got a wicked thirst for conquering research and spreadsheets -- perfect for championing advertising music performances for her MAM clients.

tonya@manageadmusic.com
206.259.1060

WORKS

Lummi Island, Washington

PLAYS

Mandolin

HELPS

CITIZEN SCIENCE

POPULATION MONITOR

Monitoring amphibian populations (“My first loves!”) by slogging around in chest waders to discover and count frog and salamander egg masses. Also docs and tracks flora & fauna of Lummi Island with iNaturalist.org.

 

 
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KNIGHT

DEJAN TACHEVSKI

Dejan loves a good quest. Every day he crusades, plunging through valleys of performance data, uncovering royalty riches for MAM's composers. One of the best parts of being a Knight of MAM? Setting your own hours! Plus MAM's amazing team, who always have each other's backs. Champion of beginner musicians, Dejan also crafts YouTube tutorials for The Modern Musician (TMM), MAM's new educational domain. His goal: master the Overwhelm. Result: Victory for all!

dejan@manageadmusic.com

WORKS

Bogdanci, North Macedonia

PLAYS

Guitar

HELPS

RACING STATISTICS

MASTER CRAFTSMAN

Collecting historical data on various subjects — Economics, Sports, Entertainment, Politics — and converting them into beautiful statistical Visualizations.

 

 
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DAVID UNIBIO

David first discovered music through a math teacher growing up. It wasn't long until he'd taught himself guitar and was attending formal music classes at University of Sergio Arboleda. Yet it was a traditional Andean folk performance that stole his valiant heart, for which he is now a champion. Check out his ensemble’s set at the 2019 Festival Hatoviejo Cotrafa: music this sweet can only come from the purest hearts. David’s versatility has proven a key resource for MAM, helping harness the latest in music and data tech to serve our clients’ needs. Ever in Colombia? He’s also your man for what to eat where.

david@manageadmusic.com

WORKS

Bogatá, Colombia

PLAYS

Traditional Andean Guitar

HELPS

Traditional Andean Music

GUITARIST, SEPTETO COLOMBIANO

Promoting traditional arts of Colombia’s Andes region through musical ensemble performance and advocacy.

 

 
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KNIGHT

LEILA BOULLION

Leila is the newest Knight in MAM’s realm. She’s been a quick study in the ways of data and performance research, music having always been a part of her life. Growing up in an entertainment family meant feeling right at home on stage, mic in hand. A talented soprano, she eventually shifted her academic studies from marine biology to a B.A. in Jazz, going on to also earn a Masters in Communication. In the process, she honed her passion for Jazz. Leila is now an accomplished Jazz singer, composer and pianist, performing regularly with a local Galveston ensemble.

leila@manageadmusic.com

WORKS

Galveston, Texas

PLAYS

Voice, Soprano

HELPS

GALVESTON college

COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSOR

Teaching students the powerful gifts of business and interpersonal communication.

 

 
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GREG DEMBER

Greg is MAM's semi-secret weapon. Both a musician and software engineer, he's helped MAM create our wildly potent Weapon of Mass Music Consumption -- otherwise known as the MAM Client Database.

greg.dember@gmail.com

WORKS

Vashon Island, Washington

PLAYS

Piano (including toy)

HELPS

Greg Dember & The Reckless Few

SINGER / SONGWRITER / BANDLEADER

Writing and performing with fellow musicians working within the Seattle live music scene.

 

 
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Ella Swift Redding

After managing production for Grammy award-winning classical music label The Gothic Catalog, Ella pivoted into music royalties as Nan's first hire (circa. 2008). But with a Masters in Irish Literature, it was only a matter of time before she dove head first into writing for a living. She’s also one major music royalty nerd. So when she created media company Burly Mermaid in 2012, Nan had a vision: team up Ella's 'heralding' skills with MAM's mutual passion for music royalties. And thus a beautiful new(s) story began. (...heh heh...) Be sure to reach out to Ella with your fave projects: she'll gleefully regale your good news across MAM’s Realm.

ella@manageadmusic.com
360.224.8122

WORKS

Between bends in the Kalamazoo River, Michigan

PLAYS

Bodhran Drum

HELPS

SOWILO AFRICA

PRESIDENT

Forming alliances between grassroots entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa and the local resources they need to flourish.