BMG Publisher, Kris Muñoz, (Co-presenter) Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at BMG, joined the BMG team as part of its 2011 acquisition of Bug Music, Inc. At Bug Music for 7 years prior to BMG’s acquisition of Bug she was a vital part of the executive team and assisted the BMG Team with the successful integration of the companies. Ms. Muñoz is responsible for handling various aspects of BMG’s music publishing and business affairs needs, including contract drafting, negotiation and analysis, talent acquisition, A&R, and business development. Key BMG catalog highlights include Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe winning songwriters, multi-platinum selling artists, producers, and composers such as Bruno Mars, The Rolling Stones, Frank Ocean, Wilco, Roger Waters, T Bone Burnett, The National, Quincy Jones, Kings of Leon, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Ryan Adams, Eddie Palmieri, Ben Harper, and the late legends Buddy Holly, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Johnny Cash to name a few. Ms. Muñoz has personally signed such notable Grammy and multi-platinum selling artists, songwriters, producers and composers with hits performed by Justin Timberlake, Drake, Eminem, Evanescence, Sheryl Crow, Beck, Christopher Lennertz, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bun B/UGK, Natasha Bedingfield, Jane’s Addiction, Memphis May Fire, In This Moment, Nostalghia and many others. Ms. Muñoz received her J.D. from Chapman University School of Law, her B.A. in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations from UCLA and her A.A. in Social Sciences from Cosumnes River College.
Coach / Development: Gretchen Cryer is most well known for writing the book and lyrics and starring in “I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road” (with music by Nancy Ford) which won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Musical, Best Actress, and a Grammy nomination for the album. Gretchen has directed scores of solo shows and won the Best Director award at the 2017 United Solo Festival. She has written numerous other shows with Nancy Ford – “Now Is the Time for All Good Men,” (Lortel Theater) “The Last Sweet Days of Isaac,” (Obie Award – Best Musical, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award) “Shelter” (Golden Theater), “Eleanor” (Williamstown), “The American Girls Revue” – (American Girl Place – Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Cryer and Ford’s new show – “Still Getting My Act Together” premiered at the Laguna Playhouse in October 2015. Gretchen is on the Dramatists Guild Council and is President Emeritus of the Dramatists Guild Fund.
Musical Director, Pianist: Tracy Stark is a 8-time MAC Award winner, in the categories of Music Director, Piano Bar Entertainer, and Song of the Year. She is also a Bistro Award winner for Musical Direction, and winner of the Dottie Burman Songwriter of the Year Award. Tracy has worked with Lesley Gore, Phoebe Snow, Karen Black, Randy Jones (Village People), Jimmy Osmond, Tovah Feldshuh, Eric Millegan, Tonya Pinkins, Ann Crumb, Marni Nixon, and hundreds of other rock, jazz, and broadway vocalists. Tracy has conducted, played, and sung at all the finest and the sleaziest venues all over the world. She has played/conducted on numerous television shows, including The Today Show. For more info please visit: www.TracyStark.com
Graphic Design: A Creative Experience was formed in 1998 by Frank Parker with an ambition and simple philosophy: “to offer our clients in all industries a creative spark with a truly tailored personal service, something that is often missing in client – supplier relationships.” Frank and Susann Parker, A Creative Experience Portrait rendering Jim Dyke
With deep gratitude. Artist Portrait by Philip Burke