For over 36 years, Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand, known as The Twin Sisters®, have been writing and producing educational and inspirational products that use music to teach children basic skills. Starting out with just one album “Rap With The Facts—Multiplication,” written for Kim’s third grade students to help them memorize their facts, the twins decided to form a record label in 1987. Together they have led their company through dynamic changes in the music and publishing industries.
With over 80 million albums sold, and over 180 national awards, including nine Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified gold albums and one Platinum album for educational excellence, creativity, and overall classroom and family fun, Twin Sisters® positions itself as the leader in children’s educational music.
The Twin Sisters® have been members of the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy and voting members since 1992. They believe in the Academy’s mission of fostering artistic and technical excellence, preserving historically significant musical works, and reaching young minds through the GRAMMY® Foundation.
Twin Sisters® Digital Media releases thousands of products each year including digital albums, eBooks, videos, audiobooks, teacher resources, and more. These dedicated business owners are focused on creating and licensing exceptional products for worldwide distribution.
Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand
Karen graduated from Purdue University with an Industrial Engineering degree in 1985. Her experience as an industrial engineer brings logistics, project management, technical, and financial management skills to the organization. Her ability to recognize industry trends and remain adaptable has helped the company succeed for more than thirty-six years.
Karen was selected and honored as a recipient of the SMART 50 Business Owners 2017 award for Innovation. Her involvement as President Elect, Learning Chair, Social Chair, and mentor / coach in Entrepreneurs’ Organization, has helped Twin Sisters® Digital Media experience continued growth and success.
Karen is the proud mother of Tyler and enjoys scuba diving, singing, playing the piano, cooking, and volunteering.
Kim Mitzo Thompson
Kim graduated from The University of Akron with a Master of Science degree in “Integrating the Arts in the Elementary School Curriculum” in 1988. Her teaching degree has enabled her to write, produce, and create educational and inspirational products for children worldwide. Her love of music and teaching is what continues to inspire her to create hundreds of exceptional educational products each year including songs, eBooks, audiobooks, and teacher resources.
Kim’s newest venture author and host of the award-winning Storytime Anytime® podcast brings stories and music to life while teaching children important educational concepts. Airing on the Evergreen Podcast Network or wherever podcasts are available, Storytime Anytime® received a prestigious Silver Davey Award.
Kim is a proud mom of Austin, Morgan, and Bailey who enjoys yoga, writing children’s books, and cooking. She loves to spend time with her husband, Scott, and enjoys hanging out with her two dogs.
Our Happy Customers
“Thank you for your prompt response and I will continue to buy your products from my local bookstore. With appreciation from a satisfied customer.”
“Thank you for all your help today. I have been able to download all the albums now. It has been such a pleasure dealing with your company over the years. The music is beautiful and very appropriate for new moms and dads. Thanks again!”
“I want to thank you and share my experience with Hymns and Bible songs CD. In 1996 I began taking care of children in my and all babies and toddlers fell asleep by this CD… I now use this same CD to soothe Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients whom I care for in their homes. They are comforted by the soft music and the hymns…Thank you so much for the comfort you have brought to so many”
Mary Lou F.
“Kim….A while ago I was looking for the monkeys jumping on the bed CD… I asked if it was available and you sent it to me for my granddaughter. I never thanked you…and I lost your address. Found it and I sincerely want to thank you. It is so nice to know that there are some still who go that extra…so sweet and so thoughtful,,again, many thanks from me and my grateful granddaughter! God bless you”