Vanessa Palmer

Los Angeles, USA

Paramount - Vice President, Music


Hi! I formally started my career in the music industry 10 years ago (at Interscope records) but my love of music began much earlier – I was constantly surrounded by it growing up (and was obsessed with the songs I heard in the TV show The OC), and even sang in choir for 10 years. I didn’t exactly know what path I would take, but I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the music industry.

I was a music journalist (blogger) for many years, starting in college when I wrote for my then-favorite music blog The Kollection; I also eventually wrote for the widely respected HillyDilly.com. After a few years at Universal Music, I moved onto Paramount Pictures where I found my eventual home in the music department. I supervised music for Paramount films in-house, but in 2018 transitioned into working across all shows for Paramount Television Studios, overseeing all music needs across our premium streaming shows - including but not limited to hiring all composers, music supervisors and overseeing their respective processes (i.e. music licensing, writing/recording original composition, etc). In 2018-19 I also was an A&R consultant at the NY-based Mom+Pop records where I scouted up and coming talent on the West Coast.

I continue to oversee music creative at Paramount Television Studios, and have worked on projects like Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies (Paramount+), Station Eleven (HBO Max), Jack Ryan (Amazon), 13 Reasons Why (Netflix), The Offer (Paramount+), Defending Jacob (Apple), Shantaram (Apple), Catch 22 (Amazon), Haunting of Hill House/Bly Manor (Netflix) – and many more!

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