Chief Operating Officer
Atlas Music Publishing
Phil Cialdella brings over 20 years of music publishing experience to the Atlas team. As SVP of Administration and Licensing for indie publishing pioneer Cherry Lane Music Publishing, Phil led an all-star staff in establishing and growing the Cherry Lane ‘back office’ into a market-leading global administration platform, with a best-in-class reputation for diligence, transparency, and innovation in the administration of music publishing copyrights, attracting and retaining a broad array of publishing clients over the years including contemporary platinum-selling artists (Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, John Legend), classic song catalogues (Elvis Presley, Quincy Jones, Ashford & Simpson), and film & television studio heavyweights (DreamWorks SKG, Lionsgate, Weinstein Co., Marvel, World Wrestling Entertainment, NFL Films, 4Kids/Pokemon). After 11 years with Cherry Lane, Phil founded independent boutique music publishing company Wonderlous Music in 2011, to provide professional music publishing administration & synch licensing representation on behalf of a select group of established as well as emerging songwriters, composers, and producers, and to consult music publishers and record labels on evolving industry issues & best practices. Phil currently serves on the board of directors of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), chairs the Unclaimed Royalties Oversight Committee for the MLC, and is actively involved with other industry trade groups.