Jeff Bihlman 2567 Sundew Ave.
Henderson, NV 89052
Experienced Publishing Administrator including expertise in licensing, copyright registration and PROs,
with an easy demeanor and a "can do" attitude
Summary of Qualifications
~ Contract negotiation & adherence ~ Exceptional organization & administration
~ Excellent communication & writing skills ~ Proactive problem solver
~ Client relations ~Publishing & Licensing
Cirque Du Solei – Las Vegas, NV - Casting Partner – 2012 to Present
Work in conjunction with Cirque Casting Directors for this internationally acclaimed entertainment company. Scouting talent, providing feedback and recommendations for auditions and talent placement. Facilitate contacts, identify and secure venues for auditions and meetings providing a home base for Cirque operations. Identify suitable promotional outlets and secure advertising. Responsible for negotiation of and adherence to budgets. Provide detailed written scouting report as well as in-depth ‘post mortem’ document detailing goals achieved and overall recommendations for further operations in a city.
Gabuduck, Inc. – Las Vegas, NV – Music Director - 2012 to Present
Manage a team of audio and programming experts to create an exciting children's game for this fast growing game developer. Embellish existing tracks from Lisa Loeb in Logic using various acoustic, electronic and percussion instruments. Compose and edit music with strict guidelines for length and file size. Handle extremely large files for upload to .ftp servers. Expert at file sharing cloud software usage.
Oversee clearance, publishing and copyright registration of new music.
Plan 9 Music Group – Henderson, NV – Owner/Director of Creative Content/Producer – 2009 to Present
Administer and create catalog of production music used by clients such as Warner/Chappell, CBS, FOX, CMT, TNT, ABC, NPR, Honda, and Hal Leonard. Develop and oversee implementation of marketing plan via outside vendors utilizing print, video, and internet campaigns. Cultivate industry contacts at the highest levels. Help to maintain multiple social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, Reverbnation and YouTube.
Interlochen Center for the Arts - Interlochen, MI – Faculty – 2007 to 2009
Member of summer faculty teaching guitar, theory, slide guitar and performance. Wrote and presented all class materials. Organized and presented events geared toward fund raising with corporate sponsors including researching, locating and contacting sponsor candidates. Hosted performances and after parties designed to attract and maintain donors through personal interaction.
WorkshopLive - Pittsfield, MA - Faculty, TV Spokesperson – 2005 to 2007
Wrote and presented online blues and rock guitar video lessons. Writing consisted of script for the shoot, all music examples in notation and tab, as well as warm-up and technique exercises. Wrote and performed over 40 lessons. TV Spokesperson for WorkshopLive, hosting the DRTV infomercial.
Steelhead Records - Chicago, IL - Promotions Director/VP of Operations – 1997 to 2007
Responsible for day-to-day operations of this successful independent record label, including promotional campaigns for label and artists utilizing TV, radio, print and Internet. Implemented programs that increased sales by 60% in one quarter. Worked closely with radio/TV stations on promotional events, developing close relationships with management. Managed artist tour routing. Negotiated distribution contracts, licensing deals and booking contract/riders. Administered artist catalogs internationally with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.
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Hamilton, Carver & Lee - Chicago, IL - Project Coordinator/Assistant Copyeditor – 1992 to 1994
Served as first line of editing on pharmacy indications for this pharmaceutical advertising agency. Duties included editing, copywriting, account contact and consultation, cooperation and daily interaction with senior copywriters and account executives.
Andy MacEntire Enterprises - Los Angeles, CA – Scheduler – 1990 to 1992
Scheduled video editing, telecine editing and duplication at this leading post production facility. Worked with all major film industry clients including Universal, Warner Bros., Sony, Disney and Paramount.
Manchester University - Manchester, IN - BS Psychology/Business Concentration, 1988
Musicians Institute - GIT - Hollywood, CA - Guitar Institute of Technology/Music Business, 1989
Proficient in Logic Pro, Nuendo, Avid Artist Series Hardware, Quark Xpress, Word, Excel, and many other programs in both Windows and Mac operating systems. Expert in social media platforms including Facebook, Twiiter, You Tube, My Space, Spotify, Sound Cloud, Reverb Nation and Vimeo.
Awards and Endorsements – Songwriter, Author & Performer
EMMY Award winning songwriter and composer. Placed music in films and TV including, ABC, CBS, FOX, CMT, NPR and others. Catalog formerly administered by Warner/Chappell (US), Fintage Publishing (Europe). Author of the book/CD Easy Soloing for Blues Guitar and the book/DVD series Play Blues Guitar published and distributed worldwide by Alfred Publishing, and the DVD Easy Songs with Jeff Bihlman published and distributed by Workshop Arts.
Bandleader/Guitarist for Son Seals from 1997 - 2000 touring Europe, UK and US. Played on W.C. Handy Award winning Son Seals album Lettin’ Go. Other awards include ASCAP Popular Award and Just Plain Folks Award.