WHO IS EMILY LEE?
For the past 16 years, I have been the music specialist for public television’s largest market and flagship station in NYC. I selected and cleared music for documentaries, news programming, arts biographies, spots, and reels – for some of the most prestigious projects and programs on television and digital media. Also, during that time, I nurtured a hobby (until it grew into a career) as a keyboardist and composer, starting with classical piano and off-off broadway accompaniment, and now, as a specialist in indie rock.
In 2016, I decided to go freelance with both.
As a music supervisor, I pride myself on being an excellent collaborator – able to select music to suit any producer’s needs, even the most visually-driven.
As a musician, I am a quick learner with a good ear. I am experienced with national and international touring. As Shearwater’s social media manager, I strive to document touring life, breaking down the barrier between fan and band.
Music Services, Rights Management Analyst – Legal Department
As a specialist in intellectual property law as it pertains to music, and especially for public television, I provided consultation for lawyers, producers, directors and editors for music clearance and music issues. I researched music for clearance, and was the manager of music cue sheets (RapidCue). I also analyzed contracts for designing, implementing and QA-ing a new rights management software.
Thirteen Productions, LLC.
Music Services, Specialist
Selected and cleared music and sound effects for productions, branding campaigns, digital videos, and corporate projects. These productions include documentaries, public affairs programming, news, arts programming, biographies, promos, sizzle reels, children’s programming, and YouTube shorts.
WLIW and NJTV
Music Services, Specialist
Selected music for local productions, branding campaigns, and digital videos. Replaced music for entire series to reduce cost for home video and digital distribution. Local initiatives have smaller budgets, and I worked hard to work within those constraints.
Shearwater (Sub Pop)
Keyboardist, Back-up Vocalist, Social Media Manager
Asked to join the band because I had the nerve to tweet at them, I have now been on several world tours supporting “Jet Plane and Oxbow” (2016). I also started the band Instagram page (@shearwaterband), creating content, responding to fans, and scheduling posts. I am co-manager of Twitter (@shearwaterband) and Facebook. I also write a Tumblr tour blog and am integral in breaking down the fourth wall between band and fan.
Keyboardist, Lead Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Snake Oil is a collective of musicians from across NY, CT and MA. It started as an instrumental collective, but with a cover of Black Sabbath’s full “Vol. 4” album, I became the lead singer. Our music has been licensed for use on websites, and we are always seeking out sync opportunities. We are currently working on our third album.
Stephen Brodsky (Mutoid Man, Cave-In)
Synth textures, keyboardist, backup vocalist
Provide support for Steve Brodsky for live shows. I create synth textures to fill out his solo sound, and I provide backup vocals to mimic those of his solo albums. We have been on a several mini-tours, opening for Boris.