MW WINE TEAM
MICHELE WERNICK - Founder
Michele has vast experience working in the music industry, most notably in music supervision and licensing. With additional background in wine marketing, sales and event planning, she was inspired to pair her passions and create MW Music & Wine Marketing; a unique company designed to strategically pair music and wine in order to leverage the marketing, promotion, and sales potential for both.
Before starting her own business, Michele was at Universal Music Enterprises as the Director, Film & TV Licensing. She left to pursue an exciting opportunity to become a principal at Secret Road Music Services, where she helped to develop every aspect of the company, from the music catalog to the licensing and publishing businesses. She also built international relationships and procured sync opportunities in advertising campaigns worldwide for artists such as; Civil Wars, Ingrid Michaelson, American Authors, Andy Grammer, Amy Stroup and Katie Herzig.
Prior to working on the representation side of sync, Michele was on the other side, searching for music to license for the projects she was music supervising under her own banner, Fermata Music. With a focus on films, she worked on Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo, See Spot Run and Urbania, among others. Austin Powers was the first major studio film she had the good fortune to work on while apprenticing for a music supervisor.
In between changing directions, Michele had the opportunity to work at Line 6, where she was the Director of Artist Relations & Marketing, working with many high-profile artists, such as Coldplay, Radiohead, Maroon 5, Keane, Psychedelic Furs, No Doubt, U2, Sarah McCloughlin, Muse, INXS, Rush, Duran Duran. With early experience both at Virgin Records and Capital Records, Michele knew then that no matter where her career path took her, music would always remain an important part of it.
TRISH CARDOSI - Partner
Trish is an accomplished business woman with over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and finance.
For the past five years, Trish has focused those skills on the wine industry, including handling Direct to Consumer sales of domestic & imported wine through online wine sales, wine club management, and overseeing both public and private wine tasting events.
Through her partnership with Michele, Trish is turning Michele’s vision for the MW Music and Wine Marketplace into a reality.