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Saturday, September 14
 

10:00am

Conference Intro
Speakers
avatar for Thomas Golubić

Thomas Golubić

Music Supervisor, President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, SuperMusicVision


10:15am

Keynote: An up close and personal interview with former Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow
Moderators
avatar for Thomas Golubić

Thomas Golubić

Music Supervisor, President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, SuperMusicVision

Speakers
avatar for Neil Portnow

Neil Portnow

Former President, The Recording Academy
During the course of his career, Neil Portnow has worked closely with music makers, corporate executives, political figures, and worldwide brands. His various career roles have been on both the creative and business sides of the music industry, and he has demonstrated keen vision... Read More →


11:00am

Music Clearance 101 – Nuts and Bolts
The basics of music clearance explained in an easy to understand practical way for anyone interested in doing it right!  We will discuss how research a song, the different rights that are needed, the forms and language that should be used, the negotiation skills and tricks that can be mastered. And just about everything else that you need to know to get that song cleared. Come with your questions!

Speakers
avatar for Linda Osher

Linda Osher

President, LJO Music Consulting
For over two decades, Linda has been a senior clearance and licensing executive working in Film, TV, Stage Plays, Internet, Videogames and Advertising. Linda serves as President and founder of LJO Music Consulting, servicing clients; Showtime, AMC, Amazon, The Lincoln Center, Juilliard... Read More →


11:00am

Tech Tools of the Trade
Music Supervisors Sean Mulligan (eOne/Rock Steady) and Josh Marcy (Media Arts Lab) share practical tips, tricks, and hacks to harness the most out of your technology for maximum efficiency and to keep your files and metadata safe, organized, and accessible. Topics will cover system optimization, handy apps, common media delivery platforms, team collaboration platforms, creative resources, intermediate spreadsheets functions, best practices and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Mulligan

Sean Mulligan

Music Supervisor
Sean is a music executive with over 20 years experience in publishing, licensing, and music supervision.He began his career placing music in film, television, broadcast ads, promos, trailers and video games for various music publishers and labels; including Media Creature Music, ole... Read More →
avatar for Josh Marcy

Josh Marcy

Music Supervisor, Media Arts Lab
Josh Marcy is a music supervisor at Media Arts Lab in Los Angeles -Apple’s agency of record.Recent projects there include the Apple Music launch and a Grammys spot for iPad featuringElliphant and the GaslampKiller. He has worked for over a decade with composers and artists tocreate... Read More →


11:00am

An A/V History Of Music In Film
Music Supervisor Thomas Golubić and Steve Nalepa of The Acid screen and discuss iconic uses of score and songs in the history of feature films.

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Golubić

Thomas Golubić

Music Supervisor, President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, SuperMusicVision

Speakers
avatar for Steve Nalepa

Steve Nalepa

Musical artist
Californian polymath Steve Nalepa is known for his vast and eclectic array of artistic collaborators. He’s a founding member of esteemed beat collective TeamSupreme and a key node in the electronic music scene cultivated through years of creating music, producing events and mentoring... Read More →


11:00am

A&R in the Age of Synch
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.

Moderators
avatar for Mara Kuge

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Kinelski

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 →
avatar for Jonathan Palmer

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 →
avatar for Katy Wolaver

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 →
avatar for Ron Broitman

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 →


11:00am

Synch Negotiations: Love And War!
Back by popular demand! Two top Licensors will battle a team of two top Licensees in mock song clearance negotiations as a Moderator throws curve balls from real life negotiations at both teams. Find out which strategies work and which fall flat when getting artist approval, low license fees, Out Of Context rights, soundtrack album rights and dreaded "direct license” buy-outs. These negotiations will inform all stakeholders in the synch world and reveal how leverage works for both sides. Includes a Q+A for specific questions.

Moderators
avatar for John Houlihan

John Houlihan

SVP/Music Supervisor, Music 20th Century Fox Licensor Team
John Houlihan is Senior Vice President of Music for 20th Century Fox film studio, now part of Disney, and his credits include Bohemian Rhapsody, Deadpool 2 for which John was Nominated for a Grammy, and the 2018 Best Picture Academy Award winner The Shape Of Water.John was previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pat Woods

Pat Woods

Warner Chappell Music Publishing
avatar for Samuel Diaz

Samuel Diaz

Director of Music Supervision, CBS Television
An industry professional for over 20 years, Samuel works as in-house music supervisor for NCIS, Blue Bloods, Blood & Treasure, Carol’s Second Act and NCIS: New Orleans. Working on NCIS since its inception, the show remains the #1 drama in the United States.Prior to CBS, he worked... Read More →
avatar for Carter Armstrong

Carter Armstrong

SVP of Film & TV, Peer Music
Carter Armstrong is the Senior Vice President of Film & TV at peermusic. Based in the company’s Los Angeles/Burbank office, Carter oversees the entire department in the United States as well as liaising with all 32 of peer’s worldwide offices.Carter also owns and runs Strong Music... Read More →


11:00am

Euphoria (HBO)
A conversation with key players providing a behind-the-scenes look into this music-intensive HBO
series.

Moderators
avatar for Julia Betley

Julia Betley

Vice President of Licensing and Soundtracks, RCA Records
Julia has 15 years of experience in music for visual media. In the early stages of her career she concentrated her efforts on music for video games as part of the creative team at Bug Music. After being named one of Billboard’s 30 under 30 in 2011, she joined RCA Records where she... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sam Levinson

Sam Levinson

Creator / Director
Sam Levinson is a writer, producer and director known for his work on The Wizard of Lies, Assassination Nation and Another Happy Day. He is the son of actor, writer and director Barry Levinson, who also helped produce The Wizard of Lies and Toys.In 2011, he won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting... Read More →
avatar for Jen Malone

Jen Malone

Music Supervisor
Jen Malone is an Emmy Nominated Music Supervisor based in West Hollywood.Credits include: Euphoria (HBO), Creed II (MGM), Atlanta (FX), The Resident (FOX), Boomerang (BET), the upcoming AMC series Dispatches From Elsewhere, Are You The One? (MTV), Step Up: High Water (YouTube Red... Read More →
avatar for Bryant J. Fuhrmann

Bryant J. Fuhrmann

Music Editor


12:30pm

LUNCH BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use one of your two food tickets to enjoy the lunch of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!

12:30pm

LUNCH BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use one of your two food tickets to enjoy the lunch of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!


12:30pm

LUNCH BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use one of your two food tickets to enjoy the lunch of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!


12:30pm

LUNCH BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use one of your two food tickets to enjoy the lunch of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!


12:30pm

LUNCH BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use one of your two food tickets to enjoy the lunch of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!


12:30pm

LUNCH BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use one of your two food tickets to enjoy the lunch of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!


12:30pm

LUNCH BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use one of your two food tickets to enjoy the lunch of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!


1:00pm

One-on-One Mentorship Sessions: GMS MEMBERS ONLY
Available to Guild of Music Supervisors Members only. Not available to Friends of the Guild or general admission conference attendees. Individual mentors are available at specific times and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Advance signup required (Signup link was sent to GMS Membership via email on 9-9-2019).

Speakers
avatar for Heather Guibert

Heather Guibert

Music Supervisor
Upon choosing to forego a career in engineering to pursue her dream of working in music, Heather left her South Florida roots for the bright lights of Hollywood. A graduate of the University of Southern California‘s Music Industry program, Heather spent nine years as part of the... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Jorge Perry

Vanessa Jorge Perry

Music Supervisor
avatar for Andrew Kahn

Andrew Kahn

Music Supervisor, Founder, Good Ear Music Supervision
After years spent in dusty record stores, in college radio basements, and crafting meticulous mixtapes, Andrew landed a job as a music coordinator on the final season of “The Sopranos.” He then transitioned to advertising as the in-house music supervisor at TBWA/Media Arts Lab... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Krieg Thomas

Amanda Krieg Thomas

Music Supervisor, Yay Team Inc.
Amanda Krieg Thomas is a music supervisor with over a decade of experience collaborating with top-level creators on projects from unscripted docu-series to critically-acclaimed cable dramas and everything in between. She is currently working on Twenties (BET), a new comedy from Lena... Read More →
avatar for Kier Lehman

Kier Lehman

Music Supervisor
avatar for Garrett McElver

Garrett McElver

Music Supervisor, SuperMusicVision
Garrett McElver is part of the Los Angeles based music supervision team at SuperMusicVision. His music supervision credits include the upcoming Netflix series ‘Gentefied’, the military drama series ‘SEAL Team’ for CBS, upcoming Paramount / Charter series ‘Paradise Lost... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan McHugh

Jonathan McHugh

Music Supervisor, J2 Media
Jonathan McHugh is an independent film director, producer & music supervisor for J2 Media who has worked in the highest levels of film music at companies like New Line Cinema/Warner Brothers (VP Soundtracks), Sony Records (Sr. VP Film & TV), Universal Records (Sr. VP Visual Media... Read More →
avatar for Anton Monsted

Anton Monsted

EVP, Soundtracks and A&R, Capitol Music Group
Anton Monsted is a film music supervisor, executive and producer. He currently serves as Executive Vice President of Soundtracks and A&R at Capitol Music Group. Prior to this, Monsted was Senior Vice President of Music at Twentieth Century Fox, where he oversaw music for their... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Rienks

Rebecca Rienks

Music Supervisor, NBC Entertainment,Television Music
Rebecca Rienks’ career spans fifteen years and 120+ film, television and soundtrack credits, ranging from low-budget documentaries and critically lauded indie projects to worldwide ad campaigns and Oscar-winning films.  For the last eight years, she has been concepting, curating... Read More →
avatar for Madonna Wade-Reed

Madonna Wade-Reed

Music Supervisor, Owner, Whoopsie Daisy
Madonna Wade-Reed is a music supervisor and owner of whoopsie daisy. She currently supervises the CW series’ “All American” and “Batwoman.” Her credits for television include work on such shows as “American Crime,” “Reign,” “The Shannara Chronicles,” “Blue... Read More →



1:30pm

The Analytics Behind a Music Clearance – What Is Everyone’s Agenda?
This will be a panel discussion that takes us through a complicated music clearance and offers a glimpse of what each player knows and what they are willing to share in order to get a deal done.  We will discuss music publisher and record company agendas, relationships with managers, producers and artists, the awareness of the record release dates and TV show cycles and even how marketing can play a role in a song clearance.  We will delve into all the behind the scenes discussions that we never see upfront.

Moderators
avatar for Linda Osher

Linda Osher

President, LJO Music Consulting
For over two decades, Linda has been a senior clearance and licensing executive working in Film, TV, Stage Plays, Internet, Videogames and Advertising. Linda serves as President and founder of LJO Music Consulting, servicing clients; Showtime, AMC, Amazon, The Lincoln Center, Juilliard... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Denise Carver

Denise Carver

Musicologist, Ph.D., Esq.
Denise Carver is a musicologist with three decades of music business experience. Her company, CarverMusik, specializes in musicological analysis, infringement risk assessment, worldwide copyright and public domain research, and genre and historical music consulting.CarverMusik clients... Read More →
avatar for Ana Ruiz

Ana Ruiz

Founder, Drive Music Publishing
Ana Ruiz, Founded Drive Music Publishing, Inc. in 2013. As the CEO, she manages acquisitions and global partnerships for her clients and is a consultant for various high-profile music catalogs, business management and law firms. She is proud of the data driven publishing administration... Read More →


1:30pm

Final Mix Prep
A mixer, a sound designer, a music editor, a composer and a music supervisor give an overview of what needs to be prepared by each party for a final mix.

Moderators
avatar for James Barth

James Barth

Sound Editor, Re-recording Mixer, Score Mixer, Music Editor, Los Angeles Film School
Sound Editor and Re-recording Mixer ~ Score Mixer and Music Editor.With more than fifteen years of experience recording, editing and mixing for post facilities and recording studios. I've developed my skills working on indie films, cable telvisionn, documentaries, commercials and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Cardoni

Jeff Cardoni

Composer
Jeff Cardoni’s talents range from intimate independent fare to full orchestral majesty. With over 45 feature film scores and several network series to his credit, one can hear his work worldwide every day. His unique ability to cross genres has made him a power- ful player in the... Read More →
avatar for Anton Monsted

Anton Monsted

EVP, Soundtracks and A&R, Capitol Music Group
Anton Monsted is a film music supervisor, executive and producer. He currently serves as Executive Vice President of Soundtracks and A&R at Capitol Music Group. Prior to this, Monsted was Senior Vice President of Music at Twentieth Century Fox, where he oversaw music for their... Read More →
avatar for Joseph DeBeasi

Joseph DeBeasi

Composer
Composer, conductor Joseph S DeBeasi, has been praised for his blend of creative electronic sounds and traditional instrumentation. His use of melody and harmonic subtext embody the heart of his musical storytelling.  His American Sniper Suite, an arrangement of his score for the... Read More →



1:30pm

Harry Gregson Williams Presentation on Film Score
Composer Harry Gregson-Williams shares his unique process by breaking down and performing some of his favorite moments from films such as Shrek, Man on Fire, Kingdom of Heaven and The Martian, whilst throwing light on how an initial musical concept can sometimes evolve into a full-blown score. The presentation will be followed by an interview by BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross covering Harry's dynamic career as one of today's top film score composers.

Moderators
avatar for Doreen Ringer-Ross

Doreen Ringer-Ross

Vice President, Creative - Film, TV and Visual Media, BMI
Doreen Ringer-Ross is Vice President Creative - Film, TV & Visual Media at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). In this role, Ringer-Ross directs all of BMI’s activities serving film, television and game composers. During her tenure, she has established key programs for composers including... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Harry Gregson-Williams

Harry Gregson-Williams

Composer
HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and prolific composers whose long list of film and television credits underscore the diverse range of his talents.  Gregson-Williams was the composer on all four installments of the animated blockbuster “Shrek... Read More →


1:30pm

Industry Economics 2019

How the emerging consolidation of music and media companies impact the economic viability of music supervision, music licensing, and related professions.

Moderators
avatar for Kristina Benson

Kristina Benson

Founder, Sweet On Top
Sweet on Top was founded by Kristina Benson, a lifelong music professional who began her career with a degree in opera from UCI and piano lessons in her spare time under Miles Davis sideman Kei Akagi. After stints as a promoter and DJ, she segued into a role as a branding specialist... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Breena Loraine

Breena Loraine

Vocalist, Songwriter, Musicologist
Breena Loraine is a vocalist, songwriter, and musicologist specializing in music supervision. She is a PhD candidate in UCLA’s Department of Musicology where she researches music for film, television, video games, and advertising, as well as the contemporary music industry overall... Read More →
avatar for Mike Turner

Mike Turner

Music Supervisor, Mike Turner
Mike Turner is an award winning music supervisor as well as music editor and music producer for film, television and advertising. Mike grew up in Seattle and began working in recording studios and playing in bands as a teenager. Since then his professional trajectory in music has... Read More →
avatar for Professor Jason E. Squire

Professor Jason E. Squire

Professor, USC
Jason E. Squire teaches movie business, case study and screenwriting. He is editor of The Movie Business Book, the field’s primary textbook, with numerous translations.The Chinese edition was supervised by scholars at Beijing Film Academy, where he was Visiting Professor. He was... Read More →


1:30pm

Songs Written For Synch
Is this a "real band" or a "sync band"? Does it matter?

As artists get more acquainted with the sync world, there's been an influx of bands whose main point of connection with their fans seems to come from their placements. Syncs were once a potentially taboo subject and are now often listed at the top of a musician's credits. So is there anything wrong with an artist catering to the needs of music supervisors? We talk about the current marketplace and its challenges with a well balanced group of some of the artists, agents, and music supervisors that are involved in this new era.

Moderators
avatar for Mike Jansen

Mike Jansen

Founder, The Greater Goods Co.
As owner of Greater Goods Co., Mike Jansen has worked hard to champion independent music in sync licensing for over 8 years. Starting in Toronto and eventually relocating to Los Angeles, Greater Goods has represented a carefully curated roster of artists that has included Diplo, Moby... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Nieves

Michael Nieves

Michael Nieves is the Owner/President of Sugaroo!, a music licensing and artist/label services company that represents independent record labels, artists and music publishers for visual media licensing (TV, advertising, theatrical trailers, film, video games, online media, etc... Read More →
avatar for Kasey Truman

Kasey Truman

Music Supervisor, Chop Shop Music
Kasey Truman is a Music Supervisor at Chop Shop Music. Most recent shows include: Veronica Mars (Hulu Series), iZombie (CW) and Splitting Up Together (ABC). Past projects include: Veronica Mars (Film), Grey’s Anatomy, Hart of Dixie, Scandal, Mad Men, Unforgettable (Film), The Bachelors... Read More →
avatar for Jocelyn Brown

Jocelyn Brown

Music Supervisor, Executive Producer, Squeak E Clean Studios
Jocelyn Michelle Brown is a music supervisor, music producer, DJ, music historian, writer and conduit.A native of Pensacola, Florida, Ms. Brown has championed music professionally since 1998, starting as a college radio disc jockey at Florida State University. She has worked for independent... Read More →
avatar for MUNNYCAT

MUNNYCAT

Musicians, MUNNYCAT
MUNNYCAT is the production duo made up of LA-based songsmiths K808 & Khaledzou. Their anthemic noise-pop mixed with golden-age hip hop has landed them over 160 syncs with Fenty Beauty, Facebook, Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Lulu Lemon, Cadillac, the NFL, Wendy’s, Ebay, Target, JCPenney... Read More →


1:30pm

The Art of Diplomacy - Industry Titans
Titans of the industry and esteemed veterans tell war stories of their time in the synch industry. A discussion of strategy and diplomacy as it pertains to the profession.


Moderators
avatar for Jonathan McHugh

Jonathan McHugh

Music Supervisor, J2 Media
Jonathan McHugh is an independent film director, producer & music supervisor for J2 Media who has worked in the highest levels of film music at companies like New Line Cinema/Warner Brothers (VP Soundtracks), Sony Records (Sr. VP Film & TV), Universal Records (Sr. VP Visual Media... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joel Sill

Joel Sill

Music Supervisor, Lost Chord Productions
I began my career as a music publisher and record producer. My first involvement with film was as soundtrack producer for “Easy Rider”. In 1980 I became Vice President in charge of music for Paramount Pictures, I oversaw and helped design music for the films "Reds, Star Trek... Read More →
avatar for Budd Carr

Budd Carr

Music Supervisor
One of the film industry's top talents in the field of Film Music Supervision best known for his work with Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone. Budd has applied his expertise to every Stone film since Salvador, including, Platoon, JFK, The Doors, Born on the Fourth of July... Read More →
avatar for Evan Greenspan

Evan Greenspan

Founder and President, EMG Music Rights
Evan M. Greenspan is the founder and president of EMG Music Rights, a clearance and licensing firm that has handled over 120,000 music clearances for projects in all media for clients that include the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys, “Ellen,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” the American Film... Read More →
avatar for Bonnie Greenberg

Bonnie Greenberg

Music Supervisor
Bonnie Greenberg has been at the forefront of entertainment integrating music and motion pictures for over three decades. She began her career in the entertainment industry working as an attorney and then business affairs executive at MCA Records, Inc. and Paramount Pictures. She... Read More →


1:30pm

The Evolution of the Movie Trailer
What started as straight forward coming attractions for films has evolved into a billion dollar industry and art form in itself. The focus of this panel will be a music-centric exploration journey through the world of motion picture advertising.

Moderators
avatar for Heather Kreamer

Heather Kreamer

Director of Music, Creative Advertising
Heather Kreamer is Director of Music for Create Advertising, an entertainment marketing company. She oversees all music needs for both their Los Angeles and London offices. This includes finding and licensing the perfect commercial music, as well as working with composers to create... Read More →

3:00pm

Pushing the Product: Music Supervision for Marketing
People engage with countless brands – consumer, lifestyle and media – everyday. We are inundated with both passive and overt messaging meant to promote desire, joy, intrigue, exclusivity, respect, likability, wonder....the list goes on and on. Music plays an integral role in developing and shaping that emotional impact across all types of marketing, whether it be in a summer blockbuster trailer, promo for a new TV series, commercial for a trusted household brand or a worldwide ad campaign crafted to sell a company’s identity and vision. While all of these creators are inherently trying to “sell” you something, the methodology for promoting a product, film, corporation or television show is vastly different. In this panel, we will have a Music Supervisor from each of the marketing realms – ads, trailers, promo and branding - discuss how their respective creative processes are like/unlike and what it takes to properly sell their “products” through music.

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Rienks

Rebecca Rienks

Music Supervisor, NBC Entertainment,Television Music
Rebecca Rienks’ career spans fifteen years and 120+ film, television and soundtrack credits, ranging from low-budget documentaries and critically lauded indie projects to worldwide ad campaigns and Oscar-winning films.  For the last eight years, she has been concepting, curating... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angela Asistio

Angela Asistio

Music Supervisor, Associate Producer, Music And Strategy
avatar for Chase Casanova

Chase Casanova

Producer + Music Supervisor, Mark Woollen & Associates
CHASE CASANOVA is a Producer and Music Supervisor at Mark Woollen & Associates, who has worked on campaigns such as BIG LITTLE LIES, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, MANCHESTER  BY THE SEA, THE REVENANT, and BIRDMAN. The Texas native earned his Radio-Television-Film degree from The University... Read More →
avatar for Rochelle Holguin

Rochelle Holguin

Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, MTV VH1 CMT BET LOGO + WHOSAY Viacom Media Networks
Rochelle Holguin is Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, Viacom Music Brands: MTV, VH1, BET, Logo + CMT.  She oversees music supervision for content creators across programming, marketing, digital as well as the recently launched MTV studios business. Rochelle also spearheads... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Lee Lau

Brenda Lee Lau

Owner/Chief Creative Officer, A Bunch of Productions
Award winning writer/producer/director Brenda Lee Lau is best known for creating Entertainment Marketing campaigns for Network Television Programs including The Good Doctor, How To Get Away with Murder, Grey's Anatomy, The Oscars, Nashville, Once Upon A Time, Castle, Desperate Housewives... Read More →


3:00pm

History of Advertising
Speakers
avatar for Jocelyn Brown

Jocelyn Brown

Music Supervisor, Executive Producer, Squeak E Clean Studios
Jocelyn Michelle Brown is a music supervisor, music producer, DJ, music historian, writer and conduit.A native of Pensacola, Florida, Ms. Brown has championed music professionally since 1998, starting as a college radio disc jockey at Florida State University. She has worked for independent... Read More →


3:00pm

Precedent: What Does It Mean? When Is It Appropriate?
A discussion by music publishers, music licensing reps, and studio executives about the use (and misuse) of precedent in negotiation for licenses, music supervisors deals and other applications in our industry.

Moderators
avatar for Joel C. High

Joel C. High

Guild of Music Supervisors President Elect, Creative Control Ent.
Joel C. High is a music supervisor and producer who has worked on over 100 films and television projects and also is chief executive for a company he founded in 2006. Over the last decade, he created and supervised the music departments for two of the leading independent studios in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Koloff

Kevin Koloff

Kevin Koloff has been an entertainment lawyer for over 30 years, having worked in big law firms, independent production companies and a major motion picture studio. For the last 15 years or so, he has had a solo practice, where he deals in production, development, distribution and... Read More →
avatar for Rob Christensen

Rob Christensen

VP, Clearance & Synch Licensing Administration, Kobalt | AWAL
Rob Christensen is Vice President, Clearance and Synch Licensing Administration with Kobalt Music | AWAL. He oversees the synch clearance and licensing administration teams domestically, as well as plays a key role in the organization’s global synch strategic development, process... Read More →
avatar for Scott Holtzman

Scott Holtzman

Executive Vice President, Music Business Affairs & Legal Counsel, Walt Disney
Scott Holtzman is currently Executive Vice President, Music Business Affairs & Legal Counsel, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production.  He is responsible for supervising all aspects of music business/legal affairs including the negotiation/drafting of all agreements/licenses... Read More →
avatar for Jon Granat

Jon Granat

Senior Vice President, Global Synch Licensing, Nettwerk Music Group
Jon Granat is SVP of Global Synch Licensing for Nettwerk Music Group and oversees the worldwide pitching and licensing team handling all of Nettwerk repertoire, as well as guiding the global strategy in relationship to catalog exploitation, new partnerships and expanding repertoire... Read More →


3:00pm

Dub Stage Dynamics



Moderators
avatar for Larry Benjamin

Larry Benjamin

RE-RECORDING MIXER, Formosa Group
I'm a Re-Recording Mixer specializing in Dialog and Music mixing for episodic television. Most of the programs I mix are available on streaming services but I also work on traditional network broadcast television. I love working with clients assisting in their storytelling by using... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Golubić

Thomas Golubić

Music Supervisor, President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, SuperMusicVision
avatar for Jason Tregoe Newman

Jason Tregoe Newman

Founder, JTN Music
Jason Tregoe Newman is an Emmy award winning music editor, engineer, composer, producer, and the founder of JTN Music and Tregoe Enterprises Inc. Jason is known for his versatile work on a wide range of genres, including Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Cosmos, Preacher, VEEP... Read More →
avatar for Diane Mercer

Diane Mercer

Co-Executive Producer, Better Call Saul
Diane Mercer is an Emmy-winning producer based in Los Angeles.  She is currently in production on the 5th season of AMC's Better Call Saul, and preparing for the release of her first feature film, El Camino, written and directed by Vince Gilligan.  Diane started her career working... Read More →


3:00pm

Music In The John Wick Series
An overview of how music is used in Chad Stahelski's action films.

Speakers
avatar for John Houlihan

John Houlihan

SVP/Music Supervisor, Music 20th Century Fox Licensor Team
John Houlihan is Senior Vice President of Music for 20th Century Fox film studio, now part of Disney, and his credits include Bohemian Rhapsody, Deadpool 2 for which John was Nominated for a Grammy, and the 2018 Best Picture Academy Award winner The Shape Of Water.John was previously... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Bates

Tyler Bates

Composer
It's anything but typical for the realms of film or music... Tyler Bates regularly transitions from scoring some of the world's biggest film and television franchises, such as Guardians of the Galaxy and John Wick, to rocking massive audiences with MarilynManson and back to the studio... Read More →
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Joel J. Richard

Composer
Joel J. Richard’s passion for music sparked at age twelve, with the purchase of a 4-track recorder and an electric guitar. Coming of age while touring with bands in the New York hard-rock scene; he lists a diverse range of creative influences (from Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd; Tool... Read More →
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Kevin Edelman

Music Supervisor, Metalman Media
Kevin Edelman is owner and president of Metalman Media, the LA based music supervision firm he founded.Through his extensive career as an independent music supervisor, Kevin has helped shape the soundtracks of dozens of films and over a hundred television series.His credits include... Read More →


4:30pm

What's the (Re) Use?
Union New Use/Re-use Fees - The Cost You Might Have Overlooked
We all know to clear both publishing and master recording rights when using music in audio visual media. But are licensing fees the only fees payable with these types of transactions? If a piece of music was recorded under the jurisdiction of a union or guild, you may be liable for what is known as union new use/re-use fees. Come learn from a panel of experts to help you prepare for the next potential union issue

Moderators
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David Quan

Vice President, Business Affairs, Angry Mob Music
David Quan is a 25-year veteran of the Music Industry. He is currently the Vice President, Business Affairs at Angry Mob Music, where his responsibilities include business affairs, licensing, and administration. He has extensive experience in all facets of music publishing having... Read More →

Speakers
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Talin Galoosian

Counsel, SAG/AFTRA
Talin Galoosian serves as Counsel of SAG-AFTRA, one of the largest entertainment labor unions in the world, and is responsible for enforcing SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreements through arbitration and state/federal litigation. She represents SAG-AFTRA in any proceedings brough... Read More →
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Roxanne Castillo

Attorney, Director of Electronic Media, American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
Roxanne Castillo is an attorney licensed in California and the Director of Electronic Media at Local 47 of the American Federation of Musicians. She administers over twenty collective bargaining agreements in Film, Television, Recording, Video Games, and Commercials. She is published... Read More →


4:30pm

Music Coordinator Takeover: Where To Begin
Once established in the industry, it can feel like a big family of supportive colleagues and mentors; however, getting a foot in the door and becoming a part of that community can be challenging to those on the outside. Here, music coordinators from key agencies working in different facets of the industry (ads, trailers, tv, and film), explain how they put themselves in the best position to take advantage of an opportunity when it was offered to them. Join as they discuss what background and previous experiences helped them to get where they are today. Highlighting the rewards and difficulties of being in a music coordinator role.

Moderators
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Garrett McElver

Music Supervisor, SuperMusicVision
Garrett McElver is part of the Los Angeles based music supervision team at SuperMusicVision. His music supervision credits include the upcoming Netflix series ‘Gentefied’, the military drama series ‘SEAL Team’ for CBS, upcoming Paramount / Charter series ‘Paradise Lost... Read More →

Speakers
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Leah Bublis

Sr. Coordinator of Creative Music & Licensing Strategy, Viacom
As the Sr. Coordinator of Creative Music & Licensing Strategy at Viacom, Leah Bublis is part of the full service in-house music supervision team for BET, CMT, MTV, and VH1. In addition to in-show music, she works on theme songs, promos, pilots, and social/digital content. She also... Read More →
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Conor Aspell

Buddha Jones
Conor Aspell has worked in the trailer industry for years, previously at Vibe Creative and currently at Buddha Jones. He has placed music and assisted in many marketing campaigns for movies, television shows, and video games. The trailer industry is a fast-paced one and he enjoys... Read More →
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Scenery Samundra

Music Coordinator, Reel Music SuperVision
Scenery Samundra is a music coordinator at Reel Music SuperVision, working with Emmy Award winning music supervisor, Robin Urdang on shows such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Younger, Broad City, Ballers and a new series on HBO directed by Luca Guadagnino, We Are Who We Are.Scenery... Read More →
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Taylor Rowley

Music Supervisor, Radio Host, DJ
Taylor Rowley is an L.A. based DJ, radio host, and music supervisor. She has worked as the coordinator for music supervisor Tiffany Anders since 2016, assisting on a wide range of film & TV projects including You're The Worst (FX), Everything Sucks! (Netflix), and Pen15 (Hulu... Read More →


4:30pm

The “Temp” Track: The Process Of Creating A Temporary Music Track
This panel will show the process of creating a temp score.

Moderators
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Bonnie Greenberg

Music Supervisor
Bonnie Greenberg has been at the forefront of entertainment integrating music and motion pictures for over three decades. She began her career in the entertainment industry working as an attorney and then business affairs executive at MCA Records, Inc. and Paramount Pictures. She... Read More →

Speakers
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Mary Ramos

Music Supervisor, Saturday Music
Mary Ramos has been a Film Music Supervisor for over 25 years, creatively helping Directors find the best songs and scores for their films. She has helped shape the music for blockbuster features, fierce independents and passionate documentaries. Along with Grammy nominated soundtracks... Read More →
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Andrew Silver

Music Editor
Andrew Silver has worked on over 100 films during the course of a thirty-year career. He was one of the first music editors to join Modern Music in 1993 and transitioned to Formosa Music in early 2014. He is a graduate of the USC School of Cinema and plays piano, occasionally composing... Read More →


4:30pm

Interview with Composer Hildur Gudnadottir
Discussion will include her score for the HBO series Chernobyl, the film Sicario 2, and the highly anticipated film JOKER.

Moderators
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Thomas Golubić

Music Supervisor, President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, SuperMusicVision

Speakers
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Hildur Guðnadóttir

Composer
Hildur Guðnadóttir is an Icelandic composer, cello player, and singer who has been manifesting herself at the forefront of experimental pop and contemporary. Her work for Film and Television include “Sicario: Day of the Soldado”, “Mary Magdalena”, the upcoming Warner Brothers... Read More →


4:30pm

Life's A Pitch: Hitting the Right Note on Creative Briefs
The success of a music pitch depends on a music brief being detailed, descriptive, and informative. This workshop will provide the tools to build the perfect brief which will ultimately help the accuracy of pitches and potentially land more placements. We will review examples of briefs and pitches as well as watch the finished scenes with selected music.

Moderators
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Yvette Metoyer

Music Supervisor, SuperMusicVision

Speakers
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Aileen Valencia

Director, Synch and Marketing, Reservoir
Aileen Valencia serves as Reservoir’s Director of Synch and Marketing. With years of experience in the entertainment industry, she is an expert in creative pitching and licensing for film, TV, and trailers. Since joining the company in 2018,  she has worked closely with music supervisors... Read More →
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Alison Sieh

Director of Music, ASPECT
Alison Sieh got her start in the music industry working on reality TV shows such as America’s Next Top Model & America’s Best Dance Crew. She made the move to the trailer industry where she began as a Music Coordinator and then Music Supervisor at Trailer Park working on campaigns... Read More →
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Patrick Clancy

Director of Music + Creative, Lyric House
Patrick Clancy is an active member of the synch licensing community in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently the Director of Music + Creative at Lyric House and is responsible for synch licensing and development of their writer and artist roster.Patrick's background has given him a unique... Read More →


4:30pm

These Are the People In Your Neighborhood: The Other Roles You'll Meet When You're Music Supervising
As a music supervisor is presented with a project and is tasked with getting approvals for their music choices, they will encounter various persons who are not explicitly music supervisors who share common goals. We will introduce these roles with panelists that include persons like managers, label representatives, attorneys, licensing agents, music houses, publishers and etc.

Moderators
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Jeffrey Gray

Music Supervisor/Music Copyright Specialist, Hunnypot Unlimited
Jeffrey Gray has been called: Composer, Performer, Music Supervisor, Music Licensor/Licensee, Consultant, and more. Jeff's first foray in to the music business at 18 years old was getting paid $20 cash and a Neil Young concert VHS tape as compensation to play guitar on someone's demo... Read More →

Speakers
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Andrew Gross

Music Supervisor, Clearance, Consultant, Composer, Konsonant Music, Bulletproof Bear
Starting his career as a film/tv composer (Bio-Dome, The King of Queens, and Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny), Andrew has expanded into music supervision, clearance and consulting with Konsonant Music and Bulletproof Bear. Konsonant Music provides original and one-stop licensed... Read More →
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Emoni Matthews

Head of Music Supervision and Creative Licensing, House Music Group
Bringing with her a distinguished reputation in the music industry, Emoni serves as the Head of Music Supervision and Creative Licensing for the House Music Group. Always having a passion for music, Emoni accomplished her first major milestone of her career while still in college... Read More →
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Sabrina Ment

Attorney, Lapolt Law
Sabrina negotiates and drafts various agreements relating to all areas in music, merchandising and fashion, book publishing, and motion picture and television, as well as aiding music industry executives with the negotiation of their employment agreements.  Other areas of expertise... Read More →
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Alison Dannenberg

Manager, Film TV, Peermusic
A Film/TV Creative executive for peermusic, Alison Dannenberg is responsible for placing the songs of peermusic writers into films, television shows, trailers, and promos, as well as for leveraging her extensive experience in working with music supervisors, music editors, and film... Read More →
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Daryl G. Berg

VP, Music Strategies and Licensing, Crown Media Family Networks
Daryl Berg currently is the Vice President, Music Strategies and Licensing for Crown Media; parent company of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries where he overseas all music strategy and supervision.  Prior to that he re-launched Sound Canyon in Fall of 2015 after... Read More →
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Brett Anderson

Vocalist, Musician
Brett Anderson, lead singer of the all-female rock band The Donnas, is best known for her raw vocal style and no-BS attitude. Since her days sharing the stage with artists ranging from Blondie, to The Strokes, to Alice Cooper, Anderson has branched out with her music ventures. Along... Read More →


6:00pm

DINNER BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use your second food ticket to enjoy the dinner of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!

6:00pm

DINNER BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use your second food ticket to enjoy the dinner of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!

6:00pm

DINNER BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use your second food ticket to enjoy the dinner of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!

6:00pm

DINNER BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use your second food ticket to enjoy the dinner of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!

6:00pm

DINNER BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use your second food ticket to enjoy the dinner of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!

6:00pm

DINNER BREAK
GMS Conference Attendees - use your second food ticket to enjoy the dinner of your choice at our Food Truck Village on Ivar Street!

7:30pm

Red Dead Redemption
A conversation with producer Daniel Lanois and music supervisor Ivan Pavlovich about creating music for the Rockstar Games mega-hit Red Dead Redemption.

Speakers
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Daniel Lanois

Artist / Producer
Daniel Lanois is a name that deserves to be mentioned alongside the finest sonic experimenters of the 20th century – and the 21st century too. Whatever you're listening to – whether it be acoustic or electronic, roots or futurist, underground or pop – if you listen closely... Read More →
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Ivan Pavlovich

Director of Music, Rockstar Games
Ivan Pavlovich is the Director of Music for Rockstar Games, the pioneering digital entertainment company behind two decades worth of multi-million selling, genre-defining, critically acclaimed video games including the Grand Theft Auto series, Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption... Read More →


Saturday September 14, 2019 7:30pm - 8:15pm
8. Ivar Theater 1605 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

8:15pm

Live Performance - Daniel Lanois and Heavy Sun
Speakers
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Daniel Lanois

Artist / Producer
Daniel Lanois is a name that deserves to be mentioned alongside the finest sonic experimenters of the 20th century – and the 21st century too. Whatever you're listening to – whether it be acoustic or electronic, roots or futurist, underground or pop – if you listen closely... Read More →


Saturday September 14, 2019 8:15pm - 9:00pm
8. Ivar Theater 1605 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028