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Communications & Music Production Portfolio

CJ Huntzinger is a media professional with more than 7 years of experience in the music, startup, and venture capital industries with a strong track record of executing media campaigns, strategic storytelling, market positioning, and relationship management.

In addition to his Communications expertise, he has been producing music for the last 10 years. 

His career goal is to help creatives of all types build sustainable and monetizable businesses online and offline.

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With more than seven years of experience developing, leading, and executing communications campaigns, I have placed more than 300 feature stories and executive guest columns, not including article mentions.

My clients span consumer and enterprise industries, including Splice, Red Bull Music Academy, Deezer, Lemonade (IPO'd), SmartThings, Truebill, Fable Studio, Squad (Acquired by Twitter), and many more.

I was the first in-house communications hire at Songtrust, where I was responsible for all external and internal communications campaigns. In direct collaboration with the executive, artist, and product teams, my communications strategy contributed to the company’s best year on record, 2020, in terms of revenue, client acquisition, and songwriter royalty payouts. 

My resume is linked on the header above for more information.

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Forbes | November 2018

Secured placement for Day One Venture's Founder and General Partner, Masha Drokova, on the Forbes' 30 Under 30 list.

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Variety | March 2021

Executive byline from Songtrust President, Molly Neuman, about creator services being the catalyst for driving gender equity in music.

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Billboard | December 2020

Placed Molly Neuman, Songtrust President, in Billboard's 2020 Women in Music List, as well as Variety’s New York Women’s Impact Report 2021.

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Music Business Worldwide | December 2020

Feature story announcing the new partnership between Secretly Group and Songtrust.

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TechCrunch | August 2019

A feature story in TechCrunch covering Squad, which was later acquired by Twitter, and the company's mission to help teenage girls hang out with their friends online in a fun and safe way.

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Music Ally | March 2021

Organically generated press coverage by sharing a blog post announcement with Music Aly, where I maintain a strong relationship.

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The Verge | February 2019

Profile story in The Verge covering Nebia, a Tim Cook-backed shower company, and its partnership with industry leading Moen.

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Fast Company | September 2016

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I have a deep love for music production, sound design, and songwriting. Calios is my current alias, and for my older music it can be found under the name "Carzinger."

I have been producing my own music for ten years and currently produce on Ableton 10. Previously, I spent eight years on Logic Pro and have spent limited time in Reason and Pro Tools.

All of my visuals for my music were created by me with photos I've captured and photo editing applications.

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Thank you for reviewing my portfolio, please get in touch if you're interested in working together.

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