Music supervisors, music composers and the fight for music in film and television
For new bands, composers and songwriters what is the best pathway to place music in films, television and advertising? Composing music? Or having your band music placed by a supervisor? This unmissable session will lay out both pathways for discussion.
Joe Spicer, Assistant Rights Manager at Channel 4, responsible for More4 licencing & clearances for E4, More4, & 4Music. Along with the rest of the Music Rights team, also responsible for managing the Channel 4 music library and for clearing all music used in promos, as well as assisting production companies with their music needs and their post-production paperwork.
Oisin released music as Firstborn, including club hit “The Mood Club”, and composed music for films Human Traffic, Mean Machine, After The Dance, Men Of Arlington and 50 Shades of Gay.
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 (now home to tens of thousands of songwriters) & currently holds the position of Director of Music Services where he drives synchronisation. Here he has developed relationships with global media organisations & advertising agencies which has resulted in Sentric's catalogue being placed in adverts/movies/games/promos/TV shows worldwide. He also has formed strong connections with various UK broadcasters & production companies which has seen Sentric's artists' receiving syncs on primetime British terrestrial TV on a daily basis. For five years running the sync department at Sentric has been nominated at the Music Week Sync Awards as ‘Best Independent Publisher’.
Mark Gordon runs Score Draw Music; a multi-award winning composition company working in film, television, advertising and animation. The last 12 months have seen the company win the Royal Television Society award for best music for their work with Dolly Parton on the pre-school Nickeodean Jr series ‘Lily’s Driftwood Bay’. The company also contributed a co-write to the 2018 Oscar-winning film ‘The Shape Of Water’, and more recently has had music used in shows including Netflix's 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'. Alongside this the company’s current slate of work includes music and songs for an 80-part series for PBS America, the music for a 52-part series for Disney, a recent commission for a Playmobil animated series, feature documentary score work for BBC and Channel 4, and ongoing music for a range of global brands including a longstanding partnership with Adidas for whom the company supply bespoke music. Mark has also programmed and spoken on many music and image panels and discussions- including at SXSW, Primavera Pro, Paris Sync Summit, Eurosonic, and The Great Escape.
Founder, States of Sound (www.statesofsound.com), Tastemaker and Consummate Music Industry Professional. As a music supervisor and consultant, Amine Ramer has influenced the sound and mood of feature films, documentaries and award-winning television series for over a decade. Ramer’s success can be attributed to her careful selection of significant artists, ranging from the unknown to the popular, and her keen sensibility to create a visceral experience by connecting sight with sound. A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Ramer credits her career path to her upbringing in an environment that encouraged the development of individuality and seeking out the new rather than following trends. Credits include “Flint Town” “The Most Hated Women In America” “Finders Keepers” “ The Signal” “The November Man, “Faking it”, “Richard Pryor –Omit the Logic”, “The Lovers and The Despot”- “The Honor List”. Panelist/speaker for: The Great Escape, M for Montreal, Iceland Airwaves,Break Out West, Musicians Institute, De Paul University, UK Trade and Investment Sync Mission, Music and Media Finland, Billboard Film & TV Conference, By:larm, Olso, SXSW, Winter Music Conference, Norwich Sound and Vision, among others.
Christian is a UK based multi nominated (including Ivor Novello, BAFTA and World Soundtrack Awards), multi award winning composer. Recent work of note includes BBC TV's remake of "The Go Between", ITV's "Tutankhamun", ITV’s Trauma, a posthumous collaboration with Jerry Goldsmith, alongside co-writers The Flight, on “Alien Isolation” (nominated for 'Best Score' BAFTA), the historic conclusion to the Poirot franchise of which Christian composed the final 9 feature length shows. Christian scores the multi award winning cult TV series “Inside No. 9″ with Reece Sheersmith & Steve Pemberton and has just started preparations on its 5th season. Henson notoriously undertakes the more challenging productions from the harrowing holocaust epic “La Rafle” one of the biggest French films of recent times, Dexter Fletcher’s BAFTA nominated debut “Wild Bill”, Lee Tamahori’s disturbing “The Devil’s Double” to a tryptic of insidious horror and comedies from director Christopher Smith with “Severance”, “Black Death” and “Triangle”. With over 45 films to his name Christian has proven to be a prodigious and versatile force within the UK film industry. Christian’s heritage is from first-wave Drum and Bass and breakbeat music of the 90′s with acts such as LTJ Bukem and The Freestylers. This DNA is present in all his scores alongside his unique, self-taught approach to working with the orchestra. He has collaborated with an eclectic number of artists for his scores including Graham Coxon (Blur), Dot Allison (One Dove, Death In Vegas, Massive Attack), Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno), Skye (of Morcheeba), Natasha Khan (of Bat For Lashes), Synergy Vocals (Steve Reich) and Ed Harcourt. In 2007 Christian co-founded the company “Spitfire Audio” providing tools for composers the world over. This company has developed a cult global following and has become a generous supporter of the UK music industry.