Carrie Hughes is Vice President of Music for Tinopolis USA, parent company to A Smith & Co. Productions, Magical Elves and Base Productions. In her role, Hughes oversees music supervision for all projects as well as music publishing initiatives for all Tinopolis entities.
Hughes began her career landing coveted positions at DreamWorks Records, BMG Publishing and the esteemed entertainment law firm Carroll, Guido & Groffman. In 2004, Hughes began working with Bunim-Murray Productions, licensing and creating the soundtracks to MTV’s “The Real World,” “Road Rules,” “The Challenge,” and FOX’s “The Simple Life.” It was here that Hughes found her calling as a Music Supervisor and went on to launch her hugely successful Reflection Music, supervising music for numerous hit TV shows including “America’s Best Dance Crew,” “The Hard Times of R.J. Berger,” “The Hills,” “The Sing Off,” “The Real L-Word,” “Project Greenlight,” “Fashion Star,” “Braxton Family Values,” “Buck Wild,” “TI & Tiny: The Family Hustle,” “Sisterhood of Hip Hop,” “Cold Justice,” and many more.
Hughes was born into a musical family (her grandfather was a music teacher and member of the Cleveland Orchestra) and grew up playing piano, clarinet, and guitar both solo and in her high school and college orchestral bands. Since her passion for music extended beyond performance, Hughes went on to obtain a degree in Entertainment Business from Cal State Northridge. Hughes made such an impact on the professors and staff at CSUN that she was offered the highly regarded position of Executive Director of Campus Entertainment. During her two years she put on multiple concerts and events booking numerous acts including Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Nikka Costa and Mos Def.
Highly respected by her peers, Hughes is an eight-time Music Supervisor Guild Award nominee.