Morgan Rhodes is an LA-based music supervisor.
Her career began in 2012 on Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed Sundance hit “Middle of Nowhere” – work which led to her winning the African-American Film Critics Award for Best Music. Her collaboration with Ava continued on short films “The Door” for Miu Miu’s 2013 Spring campaign, “Say Yes” for Fashion Fair, the world’s largest black cosmetics company and as music supervisor for Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated SELMA. Her next collaboration with DuVernay is the CBS pilot, “For Justice.”
Since the early days of cutting her teeth as an on-air personality at influential independent radio station KCRW, Morgan has spent the last several years as a music programmer with shows on Philadelphia’s WURD 900AM and LA’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 one of the featured music critics on KPCC’s weekly new 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.