Collaboration. Creation. Inspiration.
Bonfire Collective is a music supervision company for the entertainment industry. We treat each project as a unique collaboration. Our range of skills and depth of relationships built over 20 years allows us to handle any music-related issue. Bolstered by a staff of multi-talented creatives with experience in all aspects of the music world, we can operate in an advisory capacity or manage the entire project from inspiration to end. Our artistic sensibilities resonate throughout the work and in our relationships so that the final outcome contains a high level of taste, craftsmanship, and professional acumen.
We listen. We connect. Artists to songs. Songs to pictures. Ideas to action.
Stephanie Diaz-Matos is the founder and creative head of Bonfire Collective.
Diaz-Matos began her career in the record industry doing A&R at London Records before transitioning into an award-winning music supervisor for Film, TV and Advertising.
Over the course of her career she has cultivated relationships with some of the worlds biggest brands providing soundtracks for American Express, Levis & Verizon. She has uniquely positioned herself and crossed over into a vast array of acclaimed film and television projects including the Emmy/Golden Globe award-winning Grey Gardens and the box office success, The Vow. Most recently, Diaz-Matos was recognized by the Guild of Music Supervisors for Outstanding Music Supervision in a Musical or Comedy Series, and Outstanding Song in a TV Series for The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann's sprawling period episodic musical for Netflix.
Diaz-Matos launched Bonfire Collective as a way to bring all her favorite creative forces under one roof. Some have a background in running a music label, others come from the music-making side of the table. But one thing they all have in common is a passion for collaboration and connecting the right talent with a project. With a pool of talent, Bonfire Collective is able to provide full service music supervision for a multitude of industries.
Sarah Bromberg, has always been a champion for the artist. She started as the general manager of the independent labels Defend Music & God Within Recordings and witnessed first-hand the trials and tribulations of a small label struggling in a world of declining CD sales and illegal digital downloads. When she noticed that the one bright spot was in licensing, Sarah made the leap over to music supervision. She started as Associate Director of music and talent at Creative License where she worked on Walmart, Subaru, Budweiser and handled several Super Bowl commercials. This lead to work in TV and film, including the second season of NBC's Smash, Pitch Perfect 2, Youth in Oregon, The Affair, The Get Down and more.
Most recently Sarah music supervised the documentary film Crime + Punishment and the HBO show Lenny both of which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. She is also a professor at Loyola University, teaching a new generation the field of music supervision.
Ask Brooklyn based composer and producer, Eric Stamile, how he’d best describe his 20 year career in music and his response would be “Controlled Chaos.” How else would you describe going from producing singles for artists such as Janet Jackson and Cee-lo to scoring ads for brands like Nike, Droid, Target and Vice? “You can’t really connect the dots like you would in a traditional career path”, he explained. “I work with artists, producers and and creative directors so it’s something new every time. It keeps things fresh.” As a self described “obsessive” over his music, Eric has been known to spend countless hours perfecting a mix. “I won’t let a track out the door if I don’t think the mix is working.” When not involved in a branding project, Eric is one half of indie band, Le Blonde. He recently completed the score to the feature documentary, House of Z, chronicling the career of fashion designer Zac Posen which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017.