Soda Box Music LLC is the brainchild of songwriter, international entrepreneur and Philadelphia native Carolyn Baron, a 30-year management veteran of the Retail, Music, and Human Mindfulness and Health & Wellness industries.
Like many of today's top managers, Carolyn comes from an eclectic background. With a degree in Anthropology and Film Arts from Bard, she was one of the early pioneers of international collaboration through the internet, and rose to become a leader in developing arts & health based business ventures, carving out niches in the USA, Italy, Canada, and the UK.
Partner + Head of Music
A 3-time Grammy Awarded & 11-time #1 Billboard Music Producer & Multi-Instrumentalist best known for his work on Alicia Keys "No One" and his on-camera role on NBC TV's "Lipstick Jungle" alongside Brooke Shields, Ron has been featured on more than 450 recordings, his musical collaborations having been heard upwards of 30 billion times and garnering 6 billion views.
He has worked with multi-platinum selling and chart-topping artists Rob Thomas, Sophie B. Hawkins, David Guetta, Slash, Taj Mahal, Willie Neslon, Debra (Debbie) Gibson, Moby, Lana Del Rey, Gwen Stefani, Dweezil Zappa, Simaku, Ashlee Simpson, Sarah McLachlan, Al DiMeola, Judie Tzuke, Yoko Ono, and many many others.
Head A&R + Artist Relations
Daniela Crudup is the energetic, buoyant, and hardest working Head of Artist Relations (A&R) you're likely to find anywhere. At SODA BOX she is the go-to, the glue that binds our multi-part activities and colorful initiatives. At any moment you might see her diligently corralling new sounds, digging deep into our web matrix, positing thoughts and advice on artist mix-tapes and outreach, or framing client-lobbying and conference strategies with our CEO and Head of Music.
The daughter of Musical icon Herbert Marshall Crudup, a renowned pianist, composer and vocalist, Daniela was taught at an early age how to merge old school sensibilities with new school ears.
Custom Department + A&R East Coast
Where would you expect to find an award winning, classically trained film, television, and video game composer, university professor, and international music & audio designer for National Geographic, the BBC, the NFL (National Football League), and the Discovery Channel? Well in Prince Edward Island, Canada, naturally!
Allan J. Tepper
Sales & Licensing/A&R
Allan Tepper is a well known music-marketing innovator whose expertise encompasses artist development, music placement, deal negotiation, music catalogue acquisition, A&R, promotion and marketing, international relations, and artist management.
A leading music industry figure for over 25 years, Allan’s distinguished career includes tenures as Vice President/Creative Services at Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Vice President of Paul McCartney's music publishing company MPL Communications, and President/Chief Creative Officer at The Concord Bicycle Music Company, preceded by senior-creative stints at Columbia Pictures Music Group, United Artists Music, Infinity/MCA Universal Music Publishing, CBS Songs, and Peermusic. Allan has worked with, developed and/or discovered a who’s who of the world’s top songwriters and recording artists. He has received numerous awards and accolades while representing the works of such musical giants as Paul McCartney, Sammy Cahn, Cole Porter, Moby, Luther Vandross, George and Ira Gershwin, Led Zeppelin, Allman Brothers Band, Green Day, James Brown, Elvis Costello, Curtis Mayfield, Michael Bolton, Steve Winwood, El-ton John and Bernie Taupin, Billy Joel, Steve Dorff, Buddy Holly, Gamble & Huff, Robbie Rob-ertson, and Carl Perkins, placing countless songs in movies, TV shows, commercials, video games, ringtones, new recordings and reissue compilations, generating tens of millions of dol-lars in royalty and licensing income.
Allan is an experienced rock bass player who began his music industry career as the tape copy/librarian guy at the New York office of Dick James Music-original UK publisher of The Beatles, Elton John, Al Stewart, Cook and Greenaway, The Hollies, and many other “British In-vasion” legends. He has also run an independent label, overseeing both A&R and promotion operations, headed national promotion for a major independent record distributor, and has acted as manager for several rock bands. He currently represents acclaimed guitar-ist/songwriter/artist/producer Franklin Enea who is enjoying huge success as writer/guitarist on the worldwide hit “The Night Begins To Shine” featured on the #1 Cartoon Network animated series Teen Titans GO!, and a Top 5 iTunes track.
Allan is a former director of both the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), and of the Music For Youth Foundation, is a voting member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is an active member of NARAS.
Sales & Licensing / A&R
Adonis Tsilimparis is a born and raised New York City Composer and Music Supervisor. He began studying guitar and piano at age 11. He played in several pop and rock bands before becoming a staff writer at commercial jingle house called Fearless Music, where he wrote and performed commercial ads such as Pepsi, Crayola, Burger King, Red Lobster and Verizon. He has also composed music for TV shows like ‘CSI:NY’, ‘NCIS’, ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’, ‘American Pickers’ and ‘20/20’. His recent film credits include ‘Naked As We Came’ and ‘Dementia 13’. As a Music Supervisor, he has worked on various Film and TV Projects including the documentary, ‘Recover’, the short feature, ‘A Lost Man’ and the upcoming full length feature, ‘The Dark Rite’.
A&R West Coast
AT SODA BOX, we are truly fortunate to have some wonderfully inspiring family members. Meet Lina Loi, who helms our west coast A&R wing.
Fred Hanba aka Freddy Nyce
Fred started his career in the music industry as an intern for Tommy Boy Entertainment where he assisted the A&R department with their research on the 12 volume Hip Hop Compilation “Hip Hop Essentials.” He then became an assistant to the CEO, Tom Silverman, from whom he learned an extensive amount about the music industry.
In 2009, Fred assisted Tom Silverman and Dave Lory with the relaunch of the New Music Seminar. From 2009 through 2013 Fred reached out to, and coordinated with, thousands of up-and-coming artists as the head of The New Music Seminar’s “Artist on the Verge” project. This, along with Fred’s passion for music, secured his spot on the Tommy Boy team as a full time A&R for the label from 2013 to 2016.
Fred always prioritizes artists and their music. He founded Freddy Nyce Presents to curate, produce, and promote showcases that bring like-minded artists together while exposing them to new and broader audiences. He also works as a manager, consulting, developing, and connecting upcoming artists with other artists and industry professionals so they can effectively pursue their passion.
A&R Bristol, UK
Mog Fry creates works of art from the heart through music, visual arts and creative writing. She celebrates the joy of nature and strives to transcribe the gentleness and beauty of the world through her art and music.
Riccardo Onori is a Tuscan guitarist, songwriter, and producer extraordinaire.
A classically trained guitarist (Scuola di Musica di Fiesole), he started playing when he was 14 years old. He developed an early passion for jazz, and has participated in workshops with some of the world's top jazz musicians. In 1994, his jazz group, "The Riccardo Onori Trio" won the EuroJazz Contest in Oristano, Sardegna.
He has collaborated with a long list of Italy's top artists, most notably with the band Dirotto su Cuba and singer Irene Grandi, playing on their tours and various cds. He also participated in the “Orchesta del Titanic” project with Stefano Bollani.
From 2001, he has been part of the team of Lorenzo Cherubini, aka Jovanotti, one of Italy's most renowned artists. He has been playing, touring, and co-writing with Jovanotti for the past 15 years, participating in numerous Italian, European, and International tours.
In 2011, he performed with Jovanotti at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee, where they were the first Italian artists to perform on that stage, and in 2013 he took part in Jovanotti's “Backup” tour held in stadiums throughout Italy. In 2014, they took that same tour to the “Rock in Rio” and “Lollapalooza” festivals in Chile and Argentina.
In 2010, he co-wrote the song “Baciami Ancora” for director Gabriele Muccino's film by the same name, which won the David di Donatello award for best original soundtrack. In 2016, he participated in another award winning soundtrack, this time for Muccino’s latest film, released in September, 2016, entitled “L’estate addosso”, which won the award for best soundtrack at the “Festival del Cinema di Venezia".
Riccardo is a very active and prolific member of Italy's current music scene, and we're honored to have him as part of our International A&R team.
Lee Barbour is a musician, producer, and award winning film composer from Charleston, SC. As a guitarist, he has performed and recorded with numerous internationally renowned artists, including guitar legend Joe Beck, who called him "one of the best young jazz guitarists in the country", Fred Wesley (James Brown), Earl Klugh, Jeff Sipe, Kebbi Williams (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Elise Testone (American Idol), and Cary Ann Hearst (Shovels and Rope). As a composer, he has written music for trailers, documentaries, animation, commercials, and feature films. Lee has taught guitar at The New York City Guitar School and The College of Charleston, and continues to teach privately. He performs regularly and runs his own production company, Avant Garage, producing original music for all visual media.
Like most young professionals in the field, Emily brings a wide array of energy and experience to Soda Box. Graduating from Northeastern University in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Industry, she has worked in many areas of the music business, from venue marketing, to live sound/stage management, to studio recording and mixing. Emily discovered her love for music licensing and publishing through an internship with AirCraft Music Library in her third year at Northeastern. During her six month internship, she became well versed in PRO song registration, data management, artist relations, and music placement. Along with working at Soda Box, Emily is also a part time assistant to a well known entertainment lawyer in NYC, and a waitress at Knuckleheads, a local craft beer bar/restaurant in her hometown, Wallingford, CT.
Gian Piero Cremaschi
Graphic Design and Web Development
Piero, as we affectionately call him at SODA BOX, is our creative director of Web Development, Graphic Design, and Online Assets. He brings a dozen years of cross-platform expertise to our e-storefront and outreach initiatives, using his experience in the gastronomy, construction, fashion, music and art-direction fields. Most recently, with Studio Dance Montreal-Paris, The Montreal Funk Festival, and Feralucia.
Soda Box Music Legal Advisor
He's trained in music, he lives outside-of-the-box, and he's a consensus builder. He's Brian Mencher. He keeps SBM on point by making sure the notices are clean and the paperwork honoring. As a founding partner of Beame & Mencher LLP, he works on behalf of major label artists, producers, filmmakers and Broadway/film actors. He also serves as a legal advisor to the Global Poverty Project, which produces the Global Citizen Festival held in New York City every September. SBM is in good forward-thinking hands.
Sir An-toné Alchemy
He's a poet, a marvel, a genie in a bottle… He's Sir An-Toné Alchemy, and he's the bandmember you haven't met yet.