Mr. Polemeni is a highly respected and accomplished music executive whose career has been focused on music publishing, production and artist development. He began his career as a songwriter for Famous Music...
Mr. Polemeni is a highly respected and accomplished music executive whose career has been focused on music publishing, production and artist development. He began his career as a songwriter for Famous Music, where he wrote and produced songs for Fox Television, Disney, CBS, HBO, CINEMAX & SHOWTIME.
In 2000, Mr. Polemeni launched Moviemaker Music, the first independent record label to give veteran artists co-ownership of their master recordings. The company produced and licensed re-recordings of hit songs for multi-national music publishing companies, such as Peermusic, Warner Chappell, BMG and Famous Music. The catalogue included hits by Herman’s Hermits, The Ventures, Irene Cara, Jay & The Techniques, & Rick Derringer, among others.
During his tenure, Polemeni successfully nurtured and recorded new talent performing new versions of hit songs; evidenced by UK duo Cormack’s cover of “Something In The Air” being licensed to HBO for six months promotional campaign for their 2002 fall season. He discovered and signed Singer/Songwriter Kaitlyn Harner to BMG Music. Kaitlyn’s song “Friend” was featured in the film “A Cinderella Story”, starring Hillary Duff. The soundtrack was certified Gold.
In 2006, Polemeni sold the Foghat/Dave Pevrett Estate, which included the hits Slow Ride and Fool For The City, to Bicycle Music. The deal appeared in Forbes Magazine and helped launch Bicycle Music. Today Bicycle is a major force in the indie publishing world, having recently acquired the iconic Concord Music Group.
In 2007, Mr. Polemeni was hired as a part time consultant by Dimensional Publishing, which purchased the DreamWorks music-publishing catalogue. As Dimensional morphed into S1 Songs, S1 acquired Wind-Up Records Publishing and Old Crow Music, the songs of Sheryl Crow. Polemeni subsequently joined the company full time. In three years, he rose to Senior Vice President/General Manager of Film and Television, overseeing the licensing and creative staff of the N.Y. and L.A. operations. From 2007-2010, he substantially grew S1’s licensing revenues, until it was acquired by Chrysalis Music in mid-2010.
Mr. Polemeni has represented the music of Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Evanescence, Creed, Lifehouse, Drowning Pool, John Denver, Johnny Mercer, Norman Whitfield, Jose Feliciano & Leon Russell, among others.
He is currently a Film Music consultant for BMG Music Rights Management. In June 2015, Mr. Polemeni signed “Wolf of Wall Street” Producer Alexandra Milchan (Emjag Films) to a worldwide publishing deal with BMG.
He was awarded Platinum Record by re-charting Drowning Pool’s album “Sinners” in Billboard by placing their song “Bodies” in the Lionsgate “Rambo” film trailer. Additionally, Mr. Polemeni has been featured in Forbes, Billboard, Hitz, Radio & Records and Shoot Magazines. He has received awards for his charity work with Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and Fr. Flanagan’s Boys Home for Children. He has been an Honorary Citizen of Boys Town since 1990. He is a member of HARRY FOX AGENCY, N.M.P.A., A.S.C.A.P., B.M.I. and S.E.S.A.C.
He currently resides in Bergen County, New Jersey with his wife and three sons.