- About Barry Coffing
Barry Coffing is a Music Business Entrepreneur who has been involved in almost every facet of the music business and worked with many of the major companies. As an artist, he was signed to Warner Brothers Records. As a songwriter, he secured publishing deals with Universal Music Publishing and EMI. He owned his own record label with distribution through Sony RED.
Barry grew up in Houston and graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. After short stints at HBU and The University of Houston, he began his professional music career. For six years he was not only performing in bands locally but he was a top Jingle Singer, Music Producer, and Composer. It was then that his talents were discovered by Steve Tyrell & Barry Mann and he was invited to Los Angels. After several trips and two of his songs being placed in movies, he decided to join the company and move to LA.
Over the next 17 years, he amassed plenty of credits and awards with over 200 tracks placed in movies and TV, BMI Songwriting Awards, Multiple #1 hits, and an Emmy nomination. He continued to be the voice behind the scenes in movies like Moulin Rouge, The Brady Bunch Movie & Winnie The Pooh's Grand Adventure, He wrote TV themes for California Dreams, The Pyramid (Starring Donny Osmond) & The Heights. His song "How Do You Talk To An Angel" went on to become a number one hit and sell over 500,000 copies worldwide.
Currently, he is a Music Business Entrepreneur who represents over 16,000 record labels and publishers for film and TV licensing. His company, Music Supervisor Inc. places hundreds of songs each year in Films, TV, and Advertising. Every major Film Company and TV network uses their software and services. He is in demand as a guest lecturer, speaker, and moderator. His knowledge about the music business is at the level where he is asked to speak at Continuing Legal Education events. (Required by those in the legal profession in order to keep their license in good standing).
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