Kari Kimmel, an independent artist, songwriter and producer originally hailing from South Florida, has achieved remarkable success in licensing her music for use in over 1,000 films, television shows, trailers, video games, and commercials. Her journey began with major record deals from Atlantic and Virgin Records. Upon leaving the first deal and being dropped from the second after the new president came in and cleaned house, Kari was determined to be successful on her own.  She went on to perform the title track “It’s Not Just Make Believe” for the film Ella Enchanted, and that was just the start.  Film placements to follow included Blockers, World War Z, Southpaw, and The Duff, marking significant milestones in her career.

Kari’s musical contributions have also found their way into popular TV shows, including You, Big Sky, New Girl, Grey’s Anatomy and America’s Funniest Home Videos, as well as in various trailers such as Cobra Kai, Fortitude, Dirty John, and The Walking Dead.

Beyond the realm of entertainment, Kari’s music has graced numerous advertisements for brands like Google, Nissan, Rothys, and Jello, in addition to writing and producing songs in video games like The Sims. She has composed an impressive 30 theme songs, notably including “Where You Belong” for The Fosters, a song she also sang and co-produced. Her recent theme song contributions extend to shows like She-Ra, Spirit Riding Free, Rhyme Time Town, and Eureka!

Kari’s vocal talents have also left their mark in movies such as Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Dreamgirls, Danny Collins, Descendants 1, 2 & 3, Teen Beach Movie 1 & 2, Zombies 1,2 &3, and Footloose.

Beyond her involvement in the world of synchronization, Kari’s songs have been recorded by prominent artists including The Backstreet Boys, Kesha, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, and Gloria Gaynor. Additionally, she has provided background vocals for icons such as Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Pharrell, and many others.

In 2014, Kari expanded her passion for music by establishing Glow Music Group. After achieving substantial success licensing her own music, Kari decided to represent other independent bands and facilitate the licensing of their songs for use in films, television, ads, trailers, and more. Recent placements for Glow Bands include renowned brands like Gatorade, Coke, Michael Kors, Maybelline, as well as Films & TV Series such as Poker Face, Seal Team, Riverdale, The Morning Show, Reacher, Shrinking,  and Spirited. What began as a modest venture with just a few bands has now blossomed into a roster of over 1,000 bands spanning diverse genres and eras. Throughout her journey, Kari has remained steadfast in her mantra: deliver exceptional music, streamline the licensing process, and enjoy the ride along the way.

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