Morgan Rhodes is an LA-based music supervisor, best known for her work on the Golden Globe- and Academy Award-nominated Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay. The film also won both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for best original song for Glory. Morgan’s collaboration with DuVernay began in 2012 with the critically acclaimed Sundance hit Middle of Nowhere, which led to her winning the African American Film Critics Award for Best Music. Their collaboration continued on short films The Door for Miu Miu’s 2013 Spring campaign, and Say Yes for Fashion Fair, the world’s largest black cosmetics company.
More recently, Morgan’s work has been featured in the acclaimed series Dear White People and Malcolm D. Lee’s Space Jam: A New Legacy. Her upcoming projects include the HBO Max series Young Love from Academy-award winner Matthew Cherry and Sam Bazawule’s The Color Purple from producers Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg, and Oprah Winfrey.
Since the early days of cutting her teeth as an on-air personality at influential independent radio station KCRW, Morgan has spent several years as a music programmer with shows on Philadelphia’s WURD 900AM and L.A.’s KPFK. Her blend of avant-garde R&B, left-field soul, electropop, beats, dance and world music has won listeners both domestically and globally. She is also a featured music critic on KPCC’s weekly music installment, Tuesday Reviewsday.
Morgan’s love of discovering rare music finds lends itself to digging for precious archival material and long-forgotten releases as well as scouring record stores for compelling new supplemental sounds. Ebony Magazine (Feb 2013) called her “Black Music’s Newest Tastemaker.”
She is always in search of the perfect beat, song and conversation about music.