Who We Are

In a publishing world where quantity seems to trump quality, where rollups, mergers and cost cutting dominate headlines, Imagem Music stands alone as a true independent publishing home for great talent.  We are a place where creativity meets proactivity, where works of art meet worth ethic.   

Since 2008 our philosophy of making a difference has clearly struck a chord within the music community. Our family of writers are the best of the best and we continue to grow with a service first mantra.  Our songs span generations and include gems from legends such as Rodgers & Hammerstein, Elvis Presley, Sammy Cahn, Irving Berlin, and Genesis, as well as contemporary hits from Ludacris, MIA, John Shanks, Steve Robson, The Temper Trap and others. 

How We Work

It's our business to shout about music that we love. It's our business to make a difference.

As an independent, we can make decisions that are not only commercially sound but that match the creative ambitions of those we work with. We understand our industry like nobody else and not only are we aware of new trends but we help create them. It's imperative that we put the needs of our partners first and that we recognize what music fans want. We are passionate about innovation and driving our business forward in all areas, but also never lose sight of the fact the music comes first.

Executive Team

A&R

Shari Shanker

A&R Director

Adam Epstein

A&R Director

Grace Thistle

A&R Coordinator

Creative Services

Kara Darling

Director, Licensing

Stephanie Cupo

Manager, Licensing

Isabel Arisso

Manager, Creative Services

Grace Thistle Adeyemo

Coordinator, Creative Services

Press

Dawn Kamerling

PR Director

Dana Saltzman Siegel

Senior Director, Marketing and Digital Media

Copyright

Finance

Legal

Lidia Kim

Director, Business & Legal Affairs

Victoria Traube

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & General Counsel

Victoria G. Traube is Senior Vice President/Business Affairs and General Counsel of Imagem USA, with responsibility for the business and legal affairs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Boosey & Hawkes in New York, Imagem Music, the USA pop music division, and Imagem Production Music. She was previously Vice President and Head of New York Motion Picture and Theatre Business Affairs for International Creative Management, Inc., where she worked with Sam Cohn. Before that she was Senior Counsel and Director of Business Affairs for Home Box Office, Inc. and an associate at the New York law firm of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison. She has taught an entertainment law seminar at Cardozo Law School and given lectures and seminars at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Wesleyan University, NYU, and the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Sports and Entertainment Industries, among others. She is a Trustee of The God Bless America Fund and Theatre Chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Sports and Entertainment Industries. She served as chair of the Entertainment Law Committee of the Association of The Bar of The City of New York. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was a member of The Law Review, and Radcliffe College.

Jason Jordan

President, Imagem Music U.S.

With more than 25 years experience in the music industry, Jordan started his career founding legendary punk rock label Watermark Records and his own boutique music publishing company Earthprogram Music, both while attending high school and college and learning the ropes at RykoMusic. He then served as A&R Director at Columbia Records, working with EDM legends like Josh Wink and Armand Van Helden. In 1998 Jordan joined Hollywood Records/Disney Music Group as Vice President A&R, a role he held for almost 14 years, discovering and working with talent with sales in excess of 10 million records. Jordan also helped finance the launch of ground breaking SynchTank, a highly configurable cloud-based software platform that gives catalogues and rights holders an interactive portal to organize, manage, pitch, deliver, license and sell their creative digital assets.

Steve Storch

Chief Financial Officer

Steven joined Imagem in 2009 and was instrumental in the design and implementation Imagem's state of the art US and global copyright and royalty administration system. Storch is a music industry veteran, starting at CBS Records in 1987. He worked for Sony Music from 1988 to 2003 holding senior financial roles in several divisions including Manufacturing and Distribution Operations, US Label Services and Sony Music International. In 2004, he was appointed CFO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which owns the Beatles catalog and is a joint venture between Sony and the estate of Michael Jackson. He held that position from 2004 to 2008, during which time he led the valuation, acquisition and integration of Famous Music as well as the Leiber and Stoller and Bon Jovi catalogs. During his tenure, Sony/ATV doubled its global market share. Storch is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York and New Jersey, and received an MBA in Finance from Rutgers Business School. Steven is also a Certified Valuation Analyst and is a member of the NACVA. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), and the AICPA. Steven is a guest lecturer at the NYU Tisch Clive Davis School of Recorded Music and was key note speaker at the 2012 CFO Innovations Summit.

Bill Gaden

Chief Executive Officer

Since graduating from the Harvard Business School in 1989, Bill has worked in the media and entertainment industry in NY and London, specializing in launching and running consumer products businesses across multi-media platforms, building brands, and maximizing sales. He has held senior positions at BMG Records, BBC Worldwide, Simon & Schuster, Golden Books, and The Estate of Leonard Bernstein. Mr. Gaden began his career at Manufacturers Hanover Trust, after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College. He joined The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization in 2005, which was acquired by Imagem in 2009.