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Thursday 4th July 2019

Small Band....BIG Synch

Success Stories in Pitching Emerging Music to Film, TV and Advertising

In 2019 music sync revenues (when a band's music is used for example in a scene on a TV show, or on a film trailer) continue to be very important for emerging as well as established artists. But the creative gatekeepers in television, film and advertising can often appear to be opaque and hard to reach for bands and songwriters who perhaps are not with a major publisher or label; and thus struggle to pitch music towards opportunity. In this session key individuals (from one of Adidas's global music team to a VP from Paramount Pictures Music) will share stories of situations where a key music placement went not to a global superstar, but rather an independent individual or band. They will also open up the pathways independent music can take to be at the front of the queue for sync opportunities.


    Mark Allen
    Music Supervisor


    Simon Pursehouse
    Global Director of Music Services, Sentric Music

    Simon has been an integral part of the Sentric Music team since the company’s infancy, overseeing the signing of their first artist in 2006 & currently holds the position of Global Director of Music Services where he drives synchronisation. Here he has developed relationships with global media organisations & advertising agencies.

    Dan Butler
    SVP, Business Affairs & Legal- Music, Paramount Pictures

    Dan Butler is Senior Vice-President, Business Affairs and Legal for Paramount Pictures Music, where for twelve years, he has been responsible for negotiating deals with composers, songwriters, publishers, music supervisors, record labels, artists and producers. He oversees all music business and legal for Paramount’s film, TV and animation productions.

    Roxy Shah
    Music Supervisor, Record-Play

    Roxy Shah is a music supervisor as part of award-winning music agency Record-Play. Having worked in music PR and publishing in London for several years, she decided to move to Barcelona in 2013. It was there she started working in retail curation and finally supervision, sync and licensing for projects.

    Sue Crawshaw
    Owner, Pick & Mix Music

    Sue Crawshaw, founder and owner of Pick And Mix Music has worked across all aspects of the music industry over 3 decades. Currently based in Los Angeles Sue works as a music supervisor on various successful TV productions.


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