Michelle de Vries has had a glittering career in the music industry on both sides of the Atlantic. She has worked in the publishing, management, production, broadcasting and recording sectors and for a number of years she was Head of A&R at Hit & Run Music Publishing in London and later ran the New York office. She brings a unique combination of talents and experience to SMA both as a composer agent and music supervisor.
She has a truly extensive knowledge of music and can work in any genre. Her background, contacts, and creative flair mean she can bring the music to life in any project. She has the skills and talent to manage the entire musical ecosystem, including research, spotting, licensing, clearing, commissioning composers and artists, budgeting and booking recording sessions to ensure that the director’s/producer’s brief is followed to the letter. She has also set up publishing companies for various production companies, negotiated admin deals for them and continued to oversee the operation.
Michelle was born in the Bahamas, largely brought up in London and attended Queens College in Westminster. She has travelled extensively throughout Africa and the Middle East and contributed several chapters for the definitive book about the Kuwaiti resistance during the Gulf War, The Edge of War, as well as writing pieces for international magazines. She’s a keen photographer, a human rights activist and member of Amnesty International.