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Barry Cole

Music Supervisor / Licensing / [email protected], Entertainment

Music + Media + Tech + Innovation (Barry Cole)

Barry Cole's Bio:

Barry Cole and Sweet Spot Music (est. 2001), stand at the threshold of where music meets media and technology. Spot Music is an independent consultation, licensing and music supervision firm with more than 100 credits (Film.TV, Video Games), including The Chi, Who Killed Malcolm X, Living With Yourself, Songs That Shook America, The New Edition Story, Mind Of A Chef, The Daily Show, Sling Blade, American Psycho, Super Troopers, Talk To Me, Belly, Brown Sugar, Our Family Wedding, Roll Bounce, Beautyshop and Notorious. In addition to music supervision for films, Cole has a proven track record in Media Production, Soundtrack A&R, Music Publishing and Music Licensing. Cole is a Producer of the soundtrack for the film "Brown Sugar" from which the single "Love Of My Life" performed by Erykah Badu and Common won the Grammy for R&B Single Of The Year.     Barry Cole's exceptional talent as a Music Supervisor caught the attention of Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records. Blackwell tapped Cole to manage his Blue Mountain Music publishing catalog of over 15,000 songs including the catalogs of such luminaries as Bob Marley. Cole and Blackwell were Grammy nominees for their work on the documentary “Marley” in the category of Best Compilation for Visual Media.   Cole is Co-Producer of the documentary “Alive Inside” which won the coveted audience award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  The film explores the strong link that is made between music and memory.    Cole is Producer of "The Art Of Dying Young" with Director Shawn Peters. The project is a mixed reality project promoting hyper local tours based around memorial murals. The project is the recipient of a grants from Creative Capitol, Verizon's 5G Lab and was invited to the Sundance New Frontier Lab. Cole has presented at Film Music workshops (IFP, NYU), Augmented Reality and Technology events including ARNY (Augmented Realty NY) and AWE (The Augmented Reality World Expo).   Cole has pioneered a method that he calls "augmation" that brings public art, murals and graffiti to life through the use of smartphones.     In 2014 Cole created to deliver high quality audio multitracks and stems for sale to the Production Audio and Pro Audio markets. Multisfalcon also helps artists an writers prepare their music for monetization.  Cole and Sweet SPOT Music provide music supervision, lcensing, publishing and music tech services for all media. Current clients include Netflix, MACRO, Jigsaw Productions, AMC and Amazon Studios. email [email protected].   film and tv credits can be found at this link:   music credits can be found at this link:        

Barry Cole's Experience:

  • Music Supervisor, Licensing, Transmedia / Owner at SPOT music

    Highlighted Film Credits: Highlighted Music Credits:

  • VP, Content and Community at Dubspot

    Managed community events including outreach for artist and industry workshops including "Marley's Classic Recipes" with Marley Marl, "Paul vs. Paul" starring Prince Paul and P For Real and The Lost Archives of 17 North Parade with Clive Chin among others.

  • VP , Creative at Blue Mountain Music / PALM Pictures

    Management of catalog of over 20,000 songs (Bob Marley, Baaba Maal, Justice, Manu Chao). Initiated and executed negotiations pertaining to licensing of songs for film, tv, commercials, video games and digital media. Also manged In-house publishing administration, synchronization and royalties pertaining to music copyrights in the physical and digital space.

  • President at Shooting Gallery Records

    Started and Managed the Music Department for the Indy Film Studio The Shooting Gallery. Music Supervision and Soundtrack album Production on over 30 projects.

  • Head of Music at Urbanworld Films

    Head of Music for Urbanworld Films. Managed workflow budgets and schedules for multiple feature films and established Urbanworld Publishing with Cherry Lane Music.

Barry Cole's Education:

  • Dartmouth College

    Concentration: Film and English
  • The college Preparatory School

    HIgh School
    Activities: Debate, Photography, Volleyball, Basketball

Barry Cole's Interests & Activities:

Music, Media, Licensing, Gaming, Publishing, Development, Mixed Reality, Arts Education, Wellness

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