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Winslow Bright

Class of 2013

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Winslow Bright is a music supervisor, actor, and recording artist based in New York City.

She serves as Executive Producer at Search Party Music with owner Randall Poster, a renowned music supervisor celebrated for his work with influential film directors including Wes Anderson and Martin Scorsese. Bright works closely with advertising agencies, production companies, and clients to find and create the right music for their original content.

Some of Search Party’s advertising clients include Calvin Klein, Audi, Target, Estee Lauder, Google, and Nike, to name a few. While at Search Party, Bright’s production work has been nominated for awards by The Association of Music Producers (AMP Awards), the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), and the Women In Music Awards.

As an actor, Winslow is represented by Cinetic Media and Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum. Her acting career includes recent commercials for E!, MasterCard, Crest, as well as recent co-star rolls on ABC’s “The Family” and CBS’ “Unforgettable”.

Q What was your favorite part about attending Recorded Music?

What I enjoyed most about REMU was that you're surrounded by incredible talent, including both the teachers and students. That proximity pushes you to become better at everything you're pursuing both in your education and professional career. I think the fact that the teachers are both educators and working professionals/experts in their fields, allowed me to have a fluid move from school into the "real world". Also, unlike some other majors/ schools, I think REMU encourages their students to get out there are begin their careers while still in school instead of waiting until you're education is complete. To me, that's crucial -- make mistakes and experiment in school so that when you graduate, you are already off the ground running.

I loved REMU because even though NYU is a big school, I entered knowing I had something in common with the 32 people in my REMU class. That made going to a big school less daunting, and for that matter, even more exciting. I loved the size of the classes and the access to our professors. I also felt that the school did a good job at working to adapt the curriculum to the ever changing music business.

Q How did Recorded Music prepare you for success?

In the current state of the music business, the more you know, the less you are giving away. I think it's very important that REMU's curriculum includes many facets of the industry before you're allowed to really dig into your specific focus. For me, even though I knew I wanted to be an artist and an actress, I don't think I would have connected the dots that lead me to also focus in music supervision had I not taken the various courses necessary. For example, I certainly wouldn't know how to edit to picture and the lingo of working with composers/producers had I not taken songwriting, theory and even Producing The Record.

Additionally, I often call on my fellow REMU friends as composers or producers. While at Search Party, I have either licensed existing tracks or commissioned tracks by fellow REMU graduates/staff on probably over 15 projects. In fact, I was at a session at Electric Lady the other day for work, and was name dropping my REMU teachers to the engineer I was working with, no biggie ;)

Q What are you currently doing professionally?

Currently, I serve as the music supervisor on two different indie films and am producing a number of advertising jobs. More info on Search Party or my own website.

Q What words of wisdom can you share?

Take advantage of your studio time and your teachers. Take advantage of New York City and the opportunities it brings you. If you're a performer/artist, play out while you're in school. Figure out who you are as an artist by playing, use it as a test ground. I think the fact that things are so easily accessible now has had both a positive and negative effect on performers. The positives are more obvious, but negatively, it's made artists so afraid to perform or release something that isn't absolutely perfect. It's important to realize that you have to start somewhere...

Also, exploit the fact that Tisch has some of the best filmmakers, photographers, actors and dancers. Make friends with those people and collaborate. Take it from me -- they will go on to be writing for Interview Magazine, dancing on Beyonce's formation world tour, shooting commercials for the Rio Olympics and running the show at the next Snapchat in just a matter of years.