President

DMG Clearances, INc.

With over 20 years in the music industry, Deborah Mannis-Gardner has cornered the market in music clearances. For the past 15 years Deborah has gained recognition not only in the music industry but also in the video games, featured films, DVDs, and television industries as well.

Deborah works with top labels such as Atlantic Records, Sony Music, Capitol Records, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Bad Boy Records, Island Def Jam Recordings, Cash Money Records and Warner Bros. Records clearing samples for such renown artists as John Legend, Black Eyed Peas, Drake, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Rihanna, The Notorious B.I.G., U2, Kid Rock, Lil Wayne, and Yela Wolf.

Deborah’s featured film music clearances includes Martin Scorcese’s The Aviator, Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile, In Her Shoes and Lucky You, The Coen Brother’s O Brother Where Art Thou and Richard Linklater’s School Of Rock, Notorious and More Than A Game , Christmas With The Kranks, and Take The Lead and she has worked with many film companies such as New Line Cinema, Miramax, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Revolution Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures.

DMG is the clearance agent for RockStar Games, Inc. in which she has cleared the music used in their well publicized video games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, The Warriors, Midnight Club 3 Dub, Red Dead Redemption, LA Noir and Max Payne.

Some of DMG’s broadcast specials include, G String Diva’s, and BET’s Monica: Still Standing, Trey Songz: A Moment In Time, The Michael Vick Project, Tiny & Toya, The Mo’Nique Show and Sunday’s Best, A Night at The Apollo, BET 12 Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards.

In 2012 Deborah will be introducing a South African rapper/writer/performer to the US by virtue of unconventional methods: contemporary business sense mixed with her rose-colored vision of the future of the music industry.