Ru music supervised The Wife, starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce, and the new Henry Cavell, Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci film, Nomis, which closed the LA film festival in September 2018. He music supervised McQueen (the fashion designer, not the movie star), which has been nominated for best film sync at the Music Week sync awards and which centred around McQueen’s iconic “Widows of Cullendon” show in 2006.
He sits on the senior board of the UK & European Music Supervisors and is the co-founder of the London Sync Sessions event, which is now an international conference, with sessions taking place in Amsterdam and Mumbai. His life so far has been totally immersed in all aspects of music, started as a DJ, singer and guitarist performing live for a number of years, mainly in London.
He obtained a degree in Ethnomusicology at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, after which he joined Music Copyright Holdings Plc working in both royalty accounting and copyright registration, learning the mechanics of publishing whilst nurturing his interest in film music, supervision and synchronisation. In 2003 he joined Copyright Administration Services Limited, firstly in the copyright research department, eventually becoming creative manager, and subsequently creating an successful world music department.
In 2007 Ru permanently became a freelance music supervisor, working on various advertising campaigns with brands including Marks & Spencer and Nike, as well as supervising musical content for both the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
In 2010 he joined he joined Imagem Music Film Synchronisation manager. Imagem remains one of the world’s largest independent music publishers. During his tenure, he represented the Rodgers & Hammerstein and Boosey & Hawkes catalogues, as well as numerous artists and bands on the pop roster including Daft Punk, Mark Ronson, Pink Floyd, Vampire Weekend, Genesis and The Stone Roses. During his five-year tenure at Imagem Rupert worked with brands such as Reebok, Skoda, Next, Iceland, Hyundai and Tesco amongst others, and several successful US, UK and European based films.
After being headhunted, he joined Metropolis Group in 2014 as Creative Director. He subsequently founded the publishing division (Metropolis Music Publishing) and quickly secured an impressive repertoire of artists, bands and composers, racking up multiple synchronisation placements and campaigns, whilst also forming Metropolis Creative Supervision. He has to date secured and completed the music supervision on over thirty films including the new Martin Scorsese Presents “movie project”, Tomorrow, and the BBC’s 52-part reimagining of Dennis the Menace, which was released in November 2017.
In 2016 he was part of the team that won both Best TV Advert and Overall Sync of the Year, as Music Supervisor, at the MusicWeek Sync Awards, and has recently executive produced his first musical film based on the 50th Anniversary of the release of Sgt.Pepper.
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