Joe Rangel

Joe Rangel

Music Supervisor

Joe Rangel is enjoying a unique and dynamic career as a Music Supervisor, Soundtrack Producer, a media music executive for major record labels and publishers, and as an independent entrepreneur in the entertainment soundtrack placement space. 

After successful stints in the music divisions at Miramax Films, Capitol Records, Virgin Records, and EMI Music Publishing, Joe started his own company, Hitcher, which he developed into a successful multi-tiered independent music licensing venture with partners PULSEHitcher represented artists such as KaytranadaRun the JewelsNoel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsMigosBirdmanNicki Minaj, Tim Armstrong of Rancid, andmost notably, Prince. He also represented independent music publishers / record labels Cash Money/Money Mack300 EntertainmentNPGParlophone, along with consulting for major labels.  PULSE, an independent music publisher with several Grammy-nominated hits including “Havana” by Camila Cabello and “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5, purchased Hitcher and tapped Joe to Head of Creative Sync Licensing/A&R.

As partner at PULSE and Head of Creative Sync/A&R, Joe placed top-tier music producers and songwriters behind the Billboard hits performed by DrakeNicki MinajMigosTravis ScottRhiannaRun the JewelsTy Dolla $ignMaroon 5Cordae in countless films and series including featured placements in Black-ish, EmpirePowerInsecureGrey’s AnatomyBillionsThis is UsFast and Furious 8Atlanta, and Euphoria, as well as countless gaming & advertising campaigns. Joe facilitated high-profile soundtracks and original songs including Run the Jewels’ “Let’s Go” for Venom (Sony), Lori McKenna and Natalie Hemby’s “Always Remember Us This Way” for A Star Is Born (WB), El-P’s (of Run the Jewels) end title score piece for Fantastic Four (20th Century), soundtrack and original songs for Vida (Starz) season 2”.  In 2020, PULSE was acquired as a joint venture by the Concord Music Group, in a highly publicized deal.  Joe left the company to pursue independent music supervision and consulting, as well as other film-music related activities. Joe’s intrinsic passion for music in media and deep relationships with artists, songwriters, music producers, managers, record labels, music publishers, and the broader film and television community make him an invaluable creative collaborator. 

Joe is a native-born Latino from El Paso, TX who recently relocated to Austin, TX from Los Angeles with his family.

Selected Credits


Smartass (Music Supervisor)
Gravitas Ventures
Director:Jena Serbu
Producers: Jena Serbu
Starring: Joey King, Luke Pasqualino, Marc Menchaca, Yvette Nicole Brown 

Clerks II (Music Consultant) 
Director:: Kevin Smith
Producers: Scott Mosier
Starring: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Brian O’Halloran

The Great Raid (Music Coordinator) 
Director: John Dahl
Producers: Lawrence Bender, Marty Katz
Starring: Portia De Rossi, Mya, Shanon Elizabeth 

Cursed (Music Coordinator) 
Director: Wes Craven
Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Producers: Marianne Maddalena, Kevin Williamson
Starring: Portia De Rossi, Mya, Shanon Elizabeth 

Mindhunters (Music Supervisor) 
Dimension Films
Director: Renny Harlin
Producers: Cary Brokaw, Akiva Goldsman, Robert F. Newmyer, Jeffrey Silver, Rebecca Spikings
Starring: Eion Bailey, Clifton Collins Jr., Will Kemp, Val Kilmer  

Secuestro Express (Music Supervisor) 
Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Producers: Sandra Condito, Jonathan Jakubowicz, Salomon Jakubowicz
Starring: Mia Maestro, Ruben Blades, Carlos Julio Molina   

Snowball Effect. The Story of Clerks (Music Consultant) 
Director: Phil Benson
Producers: Phil Benson
Starring: Kevin Smith, Ernest O’Connell, Jason Mewes 

Jersey Girl (Source Music Coordinator) 
Director: Kevin Smith
Producers: Scott Mosier
Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Biggs

My Baby’s Daddy (Source Music Coordinator) 
Director: Cheryl Dunye
Producers: Eddie Griffin, Happy Walters, Matt Weaver
Starring: Eddie Griffen, Michael Imperioli, Anthony Anderson, Bobb’e J. Thompson     


FILM (Continued)

Duplex (Source Music Coordinator) 
Director: Danny DeVito
Producers: Drew Barrymore, Stuart Cornfeld, Nancy Juvonen, Jeremy Kramer, Ben Stiller
Starring: Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Harvey Fienstein, Justin Theroux 

Carolina (Music Consultant) 
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Director: Marleen Gorris
Producers: Carol Baum, Martin Bregman, Kate Guinzburg, Lou Pitt
Starring: Julia Stiles, Shirley MacLaine, Alessandro Nivola  

Equilibrium (Music Coordinator) 
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Producers: Jan de Bont, Lucas Foster
Starring: Christian Bale, Dominic Purcell, Sean Bean   

They (Music Supervisor) 
Director: Robert Harmon
Producers: Tom Engelman, Scott Kroopf
Starring: Laura Regan, Marc Blucas, Ethan Embry   

Tadpole (Music Coordinator) 
Director: Gary Winick
Producers: Alexis Alexanian, Dolly Hall, Gary Winick
Starring: Aaron Stanford, Kate Mara, Robert Iler    

On The Line (Music Coordinator) 
Director: Eric Bross
Producers: Peter Abrams, Richard Hull, Robert L. Levy,  Wendy Thorlakson
Starring: Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Bulliard

Prozac Nation (Music Coordinator) 
Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg
Producers: R. Paul Miller, Galt Niederhoffer, Brad Weston
Starring: Christina Ricci, Jason Biggs, Michelle Williams, Jessica Lange

Scary Movie 2 (Co-Music Supervisor) 
Dimension Films
Director:Keenen Ivory Wayans
Producers: Eric L. Gold
Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Anna Faris, Regina Hall

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (Music Supervisor) 
Director: George Clooney
Producers: Andrew Lazar
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, Michael Cera, George Clooney

Gangs of New York (Source Music Coordinator) 
Director: Martin Scorsese
Producers: Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein
Starring: Leonardi DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, John C. Reilly 



FILM (Continued)

Below (Music Supervisor) 
Director: David Twohy
Producers: Darren Aronofsky, Sue Baden-Powell, Eric Watson
Starring: Matthew Davis, Bruce Greenwood, Holt McCallany, Dexter Fletcher 

The Shipping News (Music Coordinator) 
Director: Lasse Hallström
Producers: Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Leslie Holleran, Irwin Winkler
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett 

Kate & Leopold (Source Music Coordinator)
Director: James Mangold
Producers: Cathy Konrad 
Starring: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Beyer, Natasha Lyonne 

Birthday Girl (Music Coordinator) 
Director: Jez Butterworth
Producers: Eric Abraham, Steve Butterworth, Diana Phillips
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ben Chaplin, Vincent Cassel 


Caught In the Moment (Music Supervisor) 
Discovery Communications
Directors: Rebecca Cecil-Wright, Duncan Chard, Clare Dornan, Andrew Graham-Brown, Kath Moore
Producers: Andrew Graham-Brown, Kath Moore
Starring: Tristan Bayer, Vanessa Garnick