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SONIA SCHMIDT

Los Angeles, CA - schmidtsonia@gmail.com - (310) 729-5438

2015 to present
Record label co-founder and Manager Pinkturban & Namkyo Studios

- Ran all the legal aspects of the label such as contracts, copyright registration with PROs and
trademark issues
- Coordinated full release cycles, including budgeting, planning weekly sessions with renowned mixing
engineer, quality control on mastering, distribution deal, PR campaigns, radio & club promo
negotiations, press releases, and promo teaser videos
- Launched dance music record label Pinkturban with a first release reaching number 1 on Beatports
tech house chart, and international radio plays including BBC Radio 6 Music in the UK & Rinse FM
- Secured the recording of an acoustic live set on Swiss TV channel La Tl with a week long daily
transmissions averaging an audience of 55,ooo a day within the first 6 months of an artists launch
- Established great personal connections with key companies in the music industry such as Ableton Live,
Telefunken and Moogfest, as well as many well-known artists, songwriters, and music supervisors
- Co-created a one-day festival concept Pinkturban Palace& secured the line up for the labels
launch party at BEDROCKtoberfest

2012 to 2015
Personal Assistant - Executive Movie Producer in Los Angeles

- Fully organized the familys move from Europe to their property in Los Angeles, including shipment of
cars, design furniture and artwork and dealt with insurance and storage involving coordination with
multiple third parties and negotiation of rates with complete discretion
- Successfully organized high end parties for 30 guests and more including catering and furniture rental
within a couple of weeks notice as well as last minute travel itineraries

2010 to 2012
Clerk of the court - Civil Court Family law, litigation & Labor law

- Delivered between 10 and 15 written decisions weekly on behalf of the judge with full legal reasoning
and precedent references with great time management and ability to prioritize the cases

EDUCATION

UCLA Extension 2012 to 2016: Music Business & Independent Music Production certificates Focus on music
supervision, cues, splits, editing, publishing, marketing, and entertainment law

UNIL (Lausanne, Switzerland) 2008 to 2010: Master of Law in Legal Issues, Crime and Security of IT, with a focus
on copywriting, trademark, and e-commerce
Master thesis: Releasing and Broadcasting Music Through New Technologies.

UNIGE (Geneva, Switzerland) 2004 to 2007: Bachelor in Laws

LANGUAGES

French: Mother tongue English: Bilingual German: Bilingual


Italian: Good Spanish: Conversational