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Saturday, September 14 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
A&R in the Age of Synch

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This panel will examine the relationship between a company's synch and A&R departments, and how the focus on licensing affects what's ultimately pitched to music supervisors. Are A&R departments now signing bands with an eye toward music supervisors' needs? How much do A&R departments understand about music supervision? How do supervisors' choices affect who gets a record deal? We will speak with synch licensors, A&R reps and music supervisors to discuss these and other issues.

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Mara Kuge

President/Founder, Superior Music Publishing
Mara Kuge is President and Founder of Superior Music Corporation, a full service music publishing and synch consulting company. Kuge has 15 years of experience in music publishing, including heading the Film and TV Music department at Bug Music (now BMG). She has placed hundreds of... Read More →

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Jaime Kinelski

Vice President of Creative, Kobalt Music Publishing
There are endless ways for songs to reach an audience today. But the creation of those songs require a certain type of strategy. It takes the unique and unbiased ears of an  A&R to nurture an artist's potential and ultimately connect the dots. That’s where Jamie Kinelski comes... Read More →
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Jonathan Palmer

SVP Creative Synch, BMG
Jonathan Palmer is SVP of Creative Synch for BMG. His diverse experience encompasses synch licensing, music supervision, A&R, publishing, songwriting, production and live performance.Past key posts include Columbia Records, SONGS, Sanctuary Records, Sony/ATV and Bug Music, as well... Read More →
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Katy Wolaver

Vice President, A&R, Warner/Chappell Music Inc.
Katy Wolaver is Vice President of A&R for Warner Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group. She started at the worldwide publisher in 2016 as Senior Director of A&R, working directly under Jon Platt, Katie Vinten, and Ryan Press and was promoted to her... Read More →
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Ron Broitman

Executive Vice President, Head of Synchronization, Warner/Chappell Music & WMG
Ron Broitman is Executive Vice President, Head of Synchronization, Warner/Chappell Music & WMG.  Overseeing WCM and WMG's unified synchronization operations, Broitman leads a team representing both recorded music and music publishing rights and offering clients a comprehensive licensing... Read More →

Saturday September 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
6. Industry Hall (1060)