Vice President of Music
Bred from musical blood, her grandfather was a music teacher and a member of the Cleveland Orchestra, she came from a family where instead of simply singing happy birthday to each other the entire family would break out their various instruments and play the tune instead. Hughes grew up playing piano, clarinet, and guitar both solo and in her high school and college orchestral bands. Her passion for music extended beyond performance so she decided to learn the business side by obtaining a degree in Entertainment Business from Cal State Northridge. Hughes made such an impact on the professors and staff at CSUN that she was offered the highly regarded position of Executive Director of Campus Entertainment. During her two years she put on multiple concerts and events booking numerous acts including Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Nikka Costa and Mos Def.
In the years after graduation Hughes landed coveted positions at DreamWorks Records, BMG Publishing and the esteemed entertainment law firm Carroll, Guido & Groffman. In 2004, Hughes began her work with Bunim-Murray Productions, licensing and creating the soundtracks to MTV’s The Real World, Road Rules, The Challenge, and Fox’s The Simple Life. It was here that Hughes found her calling as a Music Supervisor and went on to launch her hugely successful Reflection Music, supervising music for numerous hit TV shows including America’s Best Dance Crew, The Hard Times of R.J. Berger, The Hills, The Sing Off, The Real L-Word, Project Greenlight, Fashion Star, Braxton Family Values, Buck Wild, TI & Tiny: The Family Hustle, Sisterhood of Hip Hop, Cold Justice, and many more.
In 2016 Hughes accepted the position of VP of Music for Tinopolis USA, parent company to A Smith & Co Productions, A. Smith Dox and Magical Elves. In this role Hughes will oversee music supervision for all projects as well as music publishing initiatives for all Tinopolis entities.
Highly respected by her peers, Hughes is a seven-time Music Supervisor Guild Award nominee.