Nell Mulderry, founder
Boss Sounds president Nell Mulderry kicked-off her career at EMI as head of market development for Angel & Blue Note Records, overseeing music licensing and branding initiatives for a roster including Paul McCartney, Norah Jones, Al Green, Sarah Brightman and Maria Callas.
In 2005, she founded Boss Sounds with the release of ‘I Heard it on NPR’—an NPR-branded compilation series featuring nearly 100 artists such as Dolly Parton, B.B. King, Diana Krall, Lucinda Williams, Ravi Shankar and The Jayhawks. She then began establishing the company as an independent marketing arm behind global campaigns for Sony, Universal, and Warner Music, on projects involving Sting, Billy Joel, Nas, Wynton Marsalis, Betty Davis, Alanis Morrissette and more. For ten years she managed the Miles Davis catalog output on Columbia/Legacy, yielding the Grammy-winning Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary, Bitches Brew 40th Anniversary and the celebrated Bootleg Series.
In live entertainment, the company has developed special programming with The Apollo, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, PBS and HBO, and has showcased talent on NBC’s The Voice, Austin City Limits, Showtime, Sundance and tastemaker outlets OkayPlayer and Life+Times.
Boss Sounds has since emerged as an independent enterprise behind strategic partnerships and music licensing solutions for global brands.