Julia Michels is a Grammy Winning Music Supervisor whose films have garnered both critical acclaim and over $2 Billion Dollars in worldwide ticket sales.
Michels began her career as the Director of Soundtracks for Capitol Records. She then went on to Twentieth Century Fox, where as the VP of Music supervised all music for projects across Twentieth’s myriad divisions. She left Fox to run the soundtrack department across all labels in the EMI Records family and then went on to oversee music for MGM Pictures before venturing out on her own. She found her true calling working as an independent Music Supervisor and has proven time and again that her contributions translate to major box office success.
Michels had the honor of winning a Grammy in 2020 for her work on the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper celebrated film A Star Is Born as well as an Academy of Country Music Award. In 2015, she received a Billboard Music Award, an American Music Award, and Grammy nomination for her work on Pitch Perfect 2. She is the winner of the 2010, 2012 & 2019 awards for Outstanding Music Supervision in film by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards and the winner of the 2011, 2012, 2017 & 2019 awards for Best Supervision in Film by the Guild of Music Supervisors. Michels is a current Trustee for LA Chapter of the Recording Academy, for which she has been a board member for the past 10 years, as well as a member of the Motion Picture Academy. Julia is also honored to be on the Advisory Board for We are Moving the Needle, an organization specifically created to support women in all aspects of the recording industry.
Aside from the accolades and awards, nothing showcases Julia’s skills and work reputation better than her consistent and continuous stream of projects. Upcoming Releases include the Elizabeth Banks helmed Cocaine Bear, quickly becoming the most talked about film of the year, as well as the Jerry Seinfeld directed and acted in Unfrosted, the story about the evolution of the Pop Tart in the 1960’s. Currently in production is Back in Action, an action comedy starring Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. Past releases include, Luck, The Starling, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, The Old Guard, A Star Is Born, The Greatest Showman, The Pitch Perfect Franchise, Trolls, and Bad Moms. Prior box office success include, the blockbuster The Devil Wears Prada, box office smashes Sex & The City (1&2), the critically acclaimed drama The Blind Side, all four Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies and the Oscar Nominated (Best Song) and Grammy Nominated (Best Soundtrack) August Rush, and many others.
When Julia is not music supervising she spends her time mentoring young aspiring music industry professionals which has always been a passion and calling for her to “pass experience and knowledge down to the next generation”.
As a Grammy award-winning music supervisor, Julianne Jordan is unquestionably one of the most prominent and respected in the industry. An accomplished violist who studied her craft at Skidmore College, Julianne’s career as a music supervisor began to take flight when director Doug Liman brought her in to work on a small independent picture called Swingers. The film ignited the “swing” craze in the 90s, spawned a new type of vernacular, and pushed the public’s interest in retro swing music into hyperdrive. The soundtrack quickly went Gold and Julianne has not stopped working since.
Julianne’s expertise is well recognized; she is frequently brought in to supervise, consult, or executive music produce on films where a high level of creativity and technical expertise is required to re-imagine sonic concepts and execute difficult on-screen scenarios. Examples
of this creativity and skill are showcased in the popular movie franchise Alvin and the Chipmunks, where Julianne helped reinvent a classic sound and throughout the Pitch Perfect franchise, breathing fresh life into the staid world of a cappella music. In 2016 she worked with Justin Timberlake, supervising the top-selling soundtrack for the movie Trolls. Julianne won a Grammy Award in 2020 for her work on A Star Is Born, alongside Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Most recently, she supervised the surprise hit Cocaine Bear directed by frequent collaborator Elizabeth Banks.
Julianne’s work extends well beyond the silver screen, allowing her the opportunities to supervise live concert productions of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” (2016) and “Beauty and the Beast” (2018) at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl. In 2020, feeling helpless during the pandemic, Julianne conceived and produced the reunion of the Pitch Perfect Bellas for a recording and music video of an a cappella version of Beyonce’s “Love On Top” which would generate donations for Unicef’s Covid Relief efforts. To date, the video has over 15 million views and has raised over $60,000 for Unicef.
Julianne is the co-founder of Format Entertainment, the largest collective of music supervisors in the world. She has served two terms on the Board of Governors for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy and has won numerous awards and accolades for her
innovative approach to supervision. She has taken home one Grammy for A Star Is Born, a Grammy nomination for Pitch Perfect 2, six Music Supervisor of the Year awards from the Guild of Music Supervisors, a 2015 American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award for Best Soundtrack for her exemplary work on Pitch Perfect 2 and an Academy of Country Music Award in 2019 for her work on A Star Is Born. She currently serves on the board of Directors for Education Through Music Los Angeles. Julianne is also a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Select credits include Cocaine Bear, A Star Is Born, Pitch Perfect 1, 2 & 3, Trolls, Edge of Tomorrow, Alvin and The Chipmunks 1 & 2, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Italian Job and The Bourne Identity.