Thomas Mikusz

Thomas Mikusz

Co-Founder of White Bear PR

In 2011 Thomas Mikusz co-founded White Bear PR, a Public Relations Company, specializing in Composers, Music Supervisors, International Film & Musir; Festivals, and Event Management & Production. He spearheaded successful Award campaigns for artists such as Hildur Gudnadóttir ("Joker." "Chernobyl." "Battlefield 2042") and Carlos Rafael Rivera ("The Queens Gambit*). In addition, he lead the PR campaign for the Academy Award-nominated Best Original Song "Husavik," and works with composers such as Natalie Holt, Dan Romer, Rachel Portman, Dickon Hinchliffe, Germaine Franco, Pinar Toprak, Benjamin Wallfisch, Daniel Hart, Volker Bertelmann, and John Murphy, to name just a few. His clients include also companies & organizations such as EA Music, The Guild of Music Supervisors, Netflix, Disney, SoundTrack_Cologne, Nordic Film Music Days and ASMAC.

Over the past decade he created content, networking events and panels at major Film Festivals, such as Berlinale, Festival de Cannes, Sundance, Toronto international Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

For the past four years he served on the leadership of The Alliance for Women Film Composers, amplifying and supporting the work of woren composers.

His career is quite diverse, he has worked as flight attendant, served as General Manager for the two largest German tour operators in the US and has been Managing Director for a Miami based talent agency, representing headline entertainers to major cruise lines.

His spare time is dedicated to hiking, meditation & writing, his two dogs and travel.

Session: Getting The Best From Music Journalists

Panel members include: Steve Fortner (Keyboard Magazine), Craig Anderton (Author, Electronic Musician), David Bryce (Music Player Network), Mike Metlay (Recording Magazine), Thomas Mikusz (White Bear PR) and Barry Rudolph (Mix Magazine and Music Connection). The panel discussion will tell you as a musician, how to interface with music journalists to promote your career in the changing face of the music business.

Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 29th, 1:00 PM

Room: Hollywood/Glendale