Sync Licensing Director / Terrorbird Publishing Co-founder
Lauren Ross abandoned her classical education from Berklee College of Music in favor of working with noise bands in the drizzly hippie/punk town of Olympia, WA. She spent several years at Kill Rock Stars / 5RC, working with the influential Slim Moon, all while pursuing her own artist management stint for St. Vincent. Never one to say no to a challenge, in 2006 Lauren started an in-house sync licensing department at KRS, and it turned out to be a blast! In April of 2009 she expanded her roster to include a variety of other amazing artists and labels she holds dear, by launching Terrorbird's licensing department in Brooklyn. In November 2010 Lauren partnered with Jess Caragliano to form Terrorbird Publishing, where she is proud to be furthering the careers of many of her favorite songwriters.
Josh was raised in the wilds of Western Massachusetts. Not the Pixies part, or the Dinosaur Jr part, or even the New Kids in the Block part. It was the Staind part. Luckily, that has very little to do with what happened next: He went to Emerson College in Boston, where he played music, and produced two WERS radio shows: One for children, and one, presumably (given its timeslot), for grown-ups. Rest assured, he had terrible on-air aliases for both. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, California where he interned, temped, assisted and scouted at Capitol Records, which led him, circuitously, to the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP). There he stayed for six and one-half years, as Director of Pop/Rock Membership, working with such fine artists as Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Why?, Temper Trap, Active Child and approximately 400,000 others. He joined the Terrorbird Publishing Team in January of 2012, and there was much rejoicing.
Tim (Timbo) Hodgin was found by his parents in a basket floating along Salado Creek in central Texas. The only other contents of the basket were a bag of red vines and a note that read "Versed meer sterke drank." Young Tim grew up on DJ Screw, was weaned off onto Beat Happening and Black Flag, and roomed with Slayer in college. He matriculated at the University of Texas where he passed the time as the Music Director at KVRX. Graduating with a degree in Radio-Television-Film and an urge to do something bigger, he's running on a platform of "More Rock, Less Talk" and believes that every Tuesday should be two-for-Tuesday. A man of many hats, he prefers his red Houston Rockets snapback.
A lot of things could be said about Tim Jones, but since bios are about clarification not speculation, we'll stick to the facts. This is what's known about him: Growing up in Dow Chemical City, he first fell in love with music when BET hit the air. For better or worse, Luke Campbell was a very big influence in those years. He got his start in college radio at WIDR 89.1 in Kalamazoo as a DJ, TimTimXtreme, where he hosted Xtreme Tim Time. He then became the business manager at WIDR, raising funds, keeping the lights on, and booking shows for the likes of Spoon, Stephen Malkmus, Of Montreal, Panthers, and many others. After school he moved out Los Angeles, and after a brief engagement at a comedy traffic school, he began working at the unfuckwithable art-punk label, Gold Standard Laboratories; running the office, crunching the numbers, mailing out sweet vinyl, and doing the in-house publicity and new media for the label's releases. In the fall of 2007 Tim launched Terrorbird's PR department. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles with his cat, Corndogg. Tim hates people who scratch off their lottery tickets at the cash register, people who bust out acoustic guitars at dance parties, slow drivers, and hip-hop/electronic producers turned singer-songwriters. Yet, he loves Phil Collins. Go figure.
Matthew Gawrych started out as a janitor at a local college. Sometimes when the school was empty, he would see a complex math problem on the blackboard and simply solve it… Long story short, his talented arithmetic skills didn’t get him a radio promotion job at Terrorbird but eight solid months of interning at places like AAM and Domino Records did. Matthew graduated from Kutztown University in 2008 and currently resides in Brooklyn by way of Philadelphia by way of the ‘burbs in southern New Jersey. His favorite artists include a steady mix of Joy Division, Wild Beasts, Bob Dylan, Tallest Man On Earth, M83, & Daft Punk. You will most likely find Matthew messing with Jessica’s dog, Harpo, wincing at the sight of cheese, or playing DJ Hero.