ABOUT US

Established in early 2020, All Clear Music, LLC, along with our Nashville counterpart and subdivision, Sheltered Music, publish songs. Great songs make great music. Sheltered Music was established with a strong roster of country music songwriters and producers. Additionally, as our catalogue continues to grow, All Clear Music and Sheltered Music keep expanding their reach into contemporary, pop and R&B genres. We are the alternative to the large music publishers. We offer international exposure, and a safe, warm, and supportive home for our songwriters.


Lance Freed, President

Venice Beach

Lance Freed always credits his success as a music publisher to the songwriters.  “There would be no songs, no radio, no record and publishing business and no delivery systems without the songwriter.   There would be only silence." 
 

For decades of success, Lance led Rondor Music International. With an unparalleled catalogue of over 80,000 songs, Rondor published the works of Brian Wilson, Al Green, Tom Petty, Leon Russell, Paul Williams, Otis Redding, Will Jennings, Peter Frampton, David Porter, Bruce Springsteen, Isaac Hayes, Dire Straits, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, the Carpenters, and many more. Additionally, Freed established successful offices in Nashville, London, Hamburg, Sydney, Paris, and Milan.  Under his leadership Rondor received numerous awards and achievements including four Grammy Awards for Song of the Year:  “From A Distance”, “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, “Tears in Heaven” and “My Heart Will Go On.”; three Academy Awards have also been received.  The music industry is nothing new for Lance Freed. He grew up with the late, famed, disc-jockey Alan Freed, as his father. Alan is credited with coining the phrase, Rock n’ Roll.  


Darrell Franklin, SVP Creative

Nashville

Darrell Franklin brings 25 years of experience in A&R and Music Publishing.   Franklin previously served as Executive Vice President of BMG Nashville,  General Manager of 3 Ring Circus, Partner and General Manager of Crosstown Songs.   Darrell’s publishing career is highlighted by his partnership with  acclaimed record producer Dann Huff,  songwriters Jeffrey Steele, busbee, Russell Dickerson, Hillary Lindsey, Rodney Crowell, Steve Robson, Civil Wars and Patrick Droney, amongst many others.  As the A&R representative for Dann Huff,  Franklin found hits for artists Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, Jewel, Bon Jovi, Reba McEntire, Lonestar and many others.  


Freeman Wizer, Senior Creative Director

Nashville

Freeman Wizer moved to Nashville in 1998 to attend Belmont University’s Music Business program. His undergraduate internships included stints at MCA Records, Almo-Irving Publishing, and Broadcast Music Incorporated.   After Graduation, his  music industry experience continued on to include 12 years at Universal Music Publishing, as well as high level creative roles at Sea Gayle Music, Spirit Music and Porchlight. Throughout his career in publishing,  Wizer has worked closely with artists and songwriters like Luke Laird, Brandy Clark, Ingrid Andress, Nathan Chapman, Clint Daniels, Ryan Hurd, Radney Foster, and many more. 


Tami Lester.  (Film & TV Licensing)

Nashville

Tami has worked in the music business in many capacities.  From Music Supervisor (Rockstar, Dance With Me, Cupid, etc,) to music publishing, she facilitated the acquisition, synch career, catalog purchase and business development with creative talent such as American Authors, Mozella, Ross Copperman, Ronnie James Dio, Dave Lichens, Freddy Wexler, Katie Garfield, Micah Wilshire, Matthew Koma, and partnership with Zync.

 

She has trusted relationships across the entertainment landscape from songwriters, producers and artists, to Film Studio Presidents, Heads of Networks and Production Companies. Tami especially likes finding creative solutions to capitalize on opportunities by aligning creative talent with the needs of a Film or TV project. She thrives in an environment of teamwork and positive culture.