Anastasia Brown

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Anastasia Brown is an American music supervisor[1] who has worked on major motion pictures,[2] TV series,[3] and film soundtracks, most notably "August Rush", "Billy: The Early Years", and "Footloose (2011 film)". In 2014 Brown is based in Nashville, Tennessee.


In the 1990s Brown was one of a few female managers in Nashville. She worked as head of the Nashville division of Miles Copeland's management company and served as an A&R consultant for his label Ark 21. She worked with Sting, Peter Frampton, Leon Russell, Waylon Jennings, Junior Brown, John Berry and Keith Urban,[4] who became co-manager in 1994. She secured record deal for Urban and his band The Ranch with Warner Bros. Records and Capitol Records.

After completing the Paramount Pictures re-make of Footloose directed by Craig Brewer and ABC’s series G.C.B. Brown supervised The Americans for FX, the feature film Tumbledown and consulted on the Sony Pictures feature Paper Wings, aka Final Go. In 2014 she is also developing a new music driven TV show as executive producer along with Matthew McConaughey and Nigel Lythgoe titled American Troubadours.

Brown co-music supervised the New Regency 3D Sci-Fi thriller The Darkest Hour. She also completed work as music supervisor on the feature films Road To Nowhere, directed by Monte Hellman; as well as Nancy Meyer’s romantic comedy, It’s Complicated (Universal).

As a music publisher, Brown has secured placements in current films such as Dream House In Time, Cold Light of Day, Magic Mike, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 and American Girl.

Brown served as a judge on Nashville Star for three years. She also wrote a book, Make Me A Star,[5] which offers guidance for aspiring artists, writers and musicians, and is currently being used as a textbook in music colleges.[citation needed] Brown also wrote a chapter for the Simon & Schuster published book Live and Let Love along with widow Marie Tillman, actor Maria Bello and Lee Woodruff. She also writes a monthly column, "Anastasia’s Bridge", for Nashville Lifestyles reporting news about music, films and television. As an entertainment consultant, she advises musicians,[6] labels, publishers and corporations on how to increase profits in the film and television industry.

In 2015, Brown served on the board of directors of the Nashville Film Festival.[7]


  • Grammy nomination; Music consultant, FOOTLOOSE, best song written for a film
  • Grammy nomination; Music supervisor, AUGUST RUSH, best soundtrack
  • Oscar nomination; Music supervisor, AUGUST RUSH, best original song[8]
  • Emmy win: Best TV mini-series, STEVEN SPIELBERG PRESENTS: TAKEN
  • Dove nomination; Music supervisor/producer, BILLY GRAHAM: the Early Years, best soundtrack[9]
  • Women of Influence Award, inspiration[10]
  • Trailblazer Award from the Women in the Workforce Forum.[11]


  1. ^ "Big screen, small town". December 11, 2013 JOHN I. CARNEY, Times-Gazette.
  2. ^ "Anastasia Brown scores in song and film". Variety, November 11, 2008 Peter Gilstrap.
  3. ^ Phyllis Stark (14 December 2002). Nashville Scene. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 26–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ "Music Supervisor Anastasia Brown: Shen Yun Music Divine"[permanent dead link]. Mary Silver, Epoch Times.
  5. ^ Ken Tucker (31 May 2008). Alternate Reality. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 10–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  6. ^ Vincent Terrace (26 February 2013). Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937-2012. McFarland. pp. 107–. ISBN 978-1-4766-0249-3.
  7. ^ "Nashville Briefs". Billboard, By Tom Roland, Nashville | April 22, 2015
  8. ^ "Nominees & Winners of the 80th Academy Awards". Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  9. ^ "Nominations Announced for 40th GMA Dove Awards". Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "Women of Influence!". Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Passion for Music Drives Women in the Workforce Honoree Anastasia Brown". Variety.

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