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Janet R. Wade 

Janet Wade has been a professional in the Music and Entertainment Industry for over 30 years, with expertise in the specialty area of Music Clearance and Synchronization Licensing rights for television and media production since 1990. Janet currently works for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. in Atlanta where she negotiates licensed music deals for the promotions and marketing campaigns for Turner’s networks (including TNT, TBS, TCM, Cartoon Network, TruTV, NBA TV, Turner Sports, CNN), as well as oversees the clearance of rights and licensing of music for TNT Original series productions and for Turner’s Latin American and International networks. Some of the more recent music deals that Janet has negotiated include the promos for TNT Network’s original programming: Dallas; Monday Mornings; Falling Skies; The Closer; Hawthorne; Men of a Certain Age; Leverage; Southland; Memphis Beat; Rizzoli & Isles; and TNT network branding promos. TBS network series include: Conan; Big Bang Theory; Meet The Browns; Family Guy; Lopez Tonight. TNT Sports projects include promos and major campaigns for NBA TV; NBA All-Star Game; NASCAR and Major League Baseball. Cartoon Network projects include promos for Star Wars: Clone Wars; Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force feature film; as well as Cartoon Network’s online games. Janet is also responsible for music used in CNN promos and Public Service Announcements, and various promos and programming for TruTV and the TCM Network; with the music negotiated for use on television, theatrical trailers, radio, Internet, and New Media; as well as social networking sites, special live marketing promotions, mailers, press kits and in-store use. She has also produced various artist showcases at Turner for the employees and specifically the creative divisions at all of Turner’s networks. Before moving from California to Atlanta in 2006, Janet was in charge of all licensed music for Universal Television productions, plus the USA Network and Studios USA. Janet later managed all licensed music for Paramount Pictures Television in Hollywood, California, plus the UPN network, Showtime Network and VH-1 productions. She held the title of Director of Music Clearance and Licensing for all television production at each of these studios. Some of the notable weekly series that she worked on include New York Undercover, Quantum Leap, Law & Order, Star Trek Voyager, Resurrection Boulevard, Girlfriends, and many TV movies including a biography on the artist Meatloaf and another about the Beatles. She is also credited with work on various TV soundtrack CD releases. Under her own music clearance, licensing and consulting business, Janet has worked with recording artists, major corporations and book authors and has notably been credited on several published books. In addition, while serving on the Board of Directors for the Opera League of the Los Angeles Opera, Janet produced several artist showcases, plus many music and educational events for the opera company. Janet continues to mentor and speak on panels to her peers in the music industry, including new songwriters and artists and has also become involved in a few new business ventures currently in development, which include a benefit concert, film production and a radio show. She is also a co-producer/ organizer of the newly launched Music Makers Network, which features regular music industry events intended to promote networking and educational opportunities within all of Atlanta’s music industry.