About us - Avant Music Port - Music licensing & supervision - Ireland
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About us

Team

Willem Blok

Creative Director (A&R)

Willem’s background is as a sound engineer and sound designer and as such he takes great pride in the quality of the sound of the recordings added to AvantMusicPort Sync catalogue. He is always on the lookout for unique and genuine music with a lot of character, which can work as a cornerstone to our client’s visual content.

Jeanette Rehnstrom

Creative Director (Sales)

Jeanette’s background is in journalism, creative content, and publicity. Her interest in music is both wide and longstanding, and her journalistic career has its roots in the music industry. She has travelled extensively since she was young and has spent years in Los Angeles and New York working with music and film law firms catering to the more established end of these arts. 

Niall Byrne

Music Supervisor & licensing

Niall  is the blogger at the helm of the most-read Irish music blog Nialler9, where he writes about new music. He also writes about music for the Irish Times weekly and can be found DJing around Dublin city or hosting Nialler9-curated music events. Most recently, Niall is Avant’s music supervisor and has his finger on the pulse of Irish music with a particular emphasis on new and emerging talent. Niall is available to help you choose music for your projects.

Clare McGonigle

New Business Administrator

Clare devotes her time to the research, growth and development of the company’s sonic partnerships. Prior to joining the AvantMusicPort team, Clare worked with Dublin-based record label Ensemble, and also completed a Professional Certificate in Music Supervision with Berklee College of Music, as well as a degree in Music from Trinity College Dublin. Apart from being passionate about magical combinations of sound and picture, she is an expert in the craft of banana and white chocolate bread making.