Big Yellow Dog Music has announced the promotion of three members of their Sync Department including Alex Stefano to Vice President, Sophie Hopkins to Director, and Nicole Rhodes to Senior Coordinator.
Stefano joined BYDM full-time in 2015 and was previously the general manager of creative in the sync department. Over the past year, Stefano has led BYDM’s sync department to major placements such as Leah Nobel’s “Beginning, Middle, and End” in Netflix’s To All The Boys (Always + Forever), and film placements in Land, Finding Ohana, Promising Young Woman, and more. The team has landed TV placements including Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, How To Get Away With Murder, Love Island US, and Good Trouble, as well as ad placements for companies such as Motorola, Microsoft, Google Chromebook, and more. In her new role Stefano will oversee the company’s sync department in signing and developing writers, artists and producers, and landing sync placements across all mediums.
“Don’t mess with Alex Stefano, she can beat you at Broadway Trivia! Her skills at creating songs for sync run deep,” says BYDM Co-Owner and CEO Carla Wallace. “She has a keen ear for what works in her market, combined with her passion, this is a great win for BYD. Congrats Alex.”
Hopkins joined BYDM in 2018 and previously worked as the creative manager of sync. In her new role, she will continue to nurture success for BYDM writers/artists by focusing on sync across all mediums, as well as signing and developing new writers, artists and producers. Rhodes joined full-time in 2019 and worked previously as the creative coordinator of sync. She will continue to work on behalf of BYDM writers, producers, and artists, to book them in sessions and find sync opportunities across all mediums.
“Sophie and Nicole bring such confidence and infectious energy to our team,” says Stefano. “They are passionate and dedicated to seeing our writers succeed and bring a lot of ideas to the table that elevates our department and the company.”
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