Respect Music is an artist management, sync representation & consultancy company. It was founded by Sharon Dean who was Director of Licensing at PRS for Music for 10 years.
Sharon manages Icelandic neo classicalcomposer/artist Biggi Hilmars.
Sharon is the UK Director of LA based National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP)
Through NARIP Sharon hosts music pitching sessions to US & UK Music Supervisors who specialise in syncing music into film, trailers ,TV, adverts & games.
Sharon is on the Music Advisory Board of In Place of War and was recently a Board Member at The Association of Independent Music (AIM)
Respect music is a member of PRS for Music, NARIP, BPI and IPOW.
Artist Management - Biggi Hilmars
The music of Icelandic composer Biggi Hilmars, described as having a 'unique beauty' needs little introduction. His work on film scores, television, movie trailers and commercials, will be familiar to many for its' distinctive, provocative and deeply original sound that combines classical, electronic, ambient, avant-garde and popular influences.
His name is familiar to those in the music industry but, more importantly, his work has reached many millions more cinema goers and television viewers. Now, Biggi is breaking exciting ground with a new solo album ‘Dark Horse’ on which his powerful composing skills are fused with vocals, to create a series of beautiful songs. The album features a mesmerising mix of strings, electronica and brass with a hint of piano underscored by powerful drums over which Biggi’s distinctive, haunting voice soars and glides.
Icelandic by birth, but international by nature, Biggi has lived and worked in London, Reykjavik, Paris, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles.
Recent notable credits includes the Nordic TV drama series 'Thin Ice' directed by Cecilie Mosli, produced by Yellow Bird and Sagafilm, the feature documentary 'The Last Igloo' produced by Swan Films for BBC4, the National Geographic adventure documentary series ‘Fiennes: Return to the Nile’ starring Joseph Fiennes and Sir Ranulph Fiennes, directed by Matt Dyas and the multi-award winning Channel 4 VR documentary 'Grenfell Our Home' directed by Jonathan Rudd.
Other recent film work includes the crime thriller 'Beeba Boys' written and directed by Academy Award Nominee Deepa Mehta, Gordon Buchanan's BBC2 documentary 'Reindeer Family & Me', the official movie trailers for 'I Smile Back', starring Sarah Silverman and Thomas Vinterberg’s 'Far from the Madding Crowd' starring Carey Mulligan.
Recent commercial credits include 'Apple iPhone 11 Pro', 'Mercedes Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow', 'Thomson Holiday’s Moments' ad campaign, recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Chamber Orchestra, which Biggi received a nomination for at last year's Music & Sound Awards.
Grenfell Our Home, Channel 4
Reindeer Family & Me, BBC
I Smile Back Trailer
Thomson Holidays Advert
Lotto Our Game Advert
Skoda Karoq Advert
Kim Willsher, Journalist, The Guardian ‘Icelandic composers and musicians have mastered the fusion of classical & popular music and Biggi Hilmars is no exception. His music retains the unique beauty & cinematic soundscape that encompasses my love for the sound of Iceland.’
Sarah Bridge, Music Supervisor ‘The Theory of Everything’ ‘Heart-harpooning melancholia, beauty married to austerity.’
Vala Omarsdottir, Film Director & Performance Maker ‘His sound is otherworldly and feels like it opens up a door to another world, which he invites you to enter.’
Some Velvet Morning
Respect Music’s Sharon Dean offers Sync Representation & Consultancy services for artists, songwriters, composers, record labels & individuals wishing to increase their knowledge of the music industry. Please email Sharon Dean for rates.
She Said.So, ChiChi Nwakodo "When I found that they were offering a mentoring scheme for women in music I jumped at the chance, as these opportunities are rare," Nwakodo said. With SheSaid.So, she found an experienced peer, Sharon Dean, who taught her about music supervision, sync and licensing, and helped her land her current job at the music publisher Sony ATV this year.
I believe that the opportunity was always there for me, however without Sharon's help I doubt I would have been perceived in the same way," she added. "Sharon helped me to assert myself with confidence and justification in my value. Having a community of women I could share my experiences with allowed me to not become disheartened at rejection or disappointment.”
Read the full article in the LA Times here.
Arcelia, band "As a band, almost 2 years after formation, we’d reached a point where we weren’t sure how to progress to the next level – to gig in good venues for decent money and attract management. After hearing of the vast experience and expertise that Sharon Dean could offer at a consultation, we took the plunge and booked a session. We can safely say it was the best few hours and fee we could’ve spent, far exceeding our expectations. Sharon is brimming with such useful information and sound advice. She is very easy to talk to, doesn’t ever patronise and is clearly passionate about what she does. We left the meeting with brains buzzing and a clear strategy as to what needed to be done. Sharon’s ‘aftercare’ has been terrific – making sure we stay on track, sending much encouragement along the way. A lot of her advice has been quick and easy to implement, showing immediate results. Other tasks take longer in their execution, but we’re looking forward to booking our follow up consultation for Sharon to see all the encouraging results we’ve achieved so far since our meeting and receiving further advice for the next stage of our development. In short – a consultation with Sharon Dean of ‘Respect Music’ has been the guiding light that Arcelia was looking for ."
Peri Eskell Since I have known Sharon she has shown an unrivalled level of knowledge and care. She is lovely to speak with and is always looking for opportunies to give great advice and to help out. It is always a pleasure when dealing with Respect Music.
Murray Buchanan, music lawyer Sharon has a passion for music and the ability to spot and nurture talent. Sharon is well connected in the music industry and has an in-depth knowledge of how it works.
Ruth Simmons, CEO Soundlounge Sharon is one of those rare people in the Music Industry that not only knows her area of expertise, but is a pleasure to work with. She will always go the extra mile and has excellent follow through.
Gene Evans, Merit Publishing Sharon has a balanced perspective of business and an insight to character that far exceeds most people in her industry. Additionally, she has integrity, grit and determination – I would work with her under any circumstance and greatly respect her ability to undertake the most arduous work.
Sasha Cherry Sharon was the Director of MCPS Licensing when I joined in 2005. She was a thoroughly knowledgable, efficient and fantastic Director, to which I had the pleasure of working with. I would highly recommend her expertise to anyone that needs it.