Biography

Chandler Poling is the co-founder of White Bear PR, a public relations form specializing in publicity for composers, songwriters, music supervisors, and film & music festivals around the world. Throughout his career, Chandler has run successful Oscar, Golden Globe, Grammy, BAFTA, and Emmy campaigns, securing nominations and wins for his clients, including the history-making campaign for Hildur Gudandóttir and her scores from Joker and Chernobyl. His clients have been featured in national and international publications such as, Time Magazine Vanity Fair, New York Times, LA Times, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, The Guardian, Billboard and Rolling Stone Magazine to name a few. He created the first ever composer-focused panel at Comic-Con San Diego, the world's largest pop culture convention. These panels are now an ongoing tradition - a platform for composers to discuss their craft and meet their fans.

In addition to producing and moderating panels, Chandler has been invited to give lectures on PR for composers at Berklee College of Music, Royal College of Music, NYU, USC, and at festivals in Prague, Amsterdam, Vienna, Krakow, Cologne, Ghent, and others. In Los Angeles, he is a radio DJ for the independent station Dublab where he hosts a monthly program called Studio Soundtracks featuring conversation with music professionals in the film, television, and video game industries. He is proud to be part of the founding leadership of The Alliance for Women Film Composers and an advisory board member for the World Soundtrack Academy.