Get your music heard and evaluated by Top Music Supervisors

Sync Music Listening Sessions are a great new way for you to get your music heard and get essential feedback from top music supervisors in TV, film, video games, ads, trailers, brands, apps, and the Internet.  Here’s how it works.

  1.  Every week, we hold a two-hour online listening session with a top music supervisor that’s strictly limited to twenty registrants. We do this to make sure all participants get heard, get to interact and get their music evaluated.
  2. Every participant will submit a song for evaluation to us for listening during the session by the guest music supervisor.
  3. Every participant will get a video archive of the session, and all Listening Session playlists will be posted on the SyncSummit website and promoted to our 40,000 person mailing list.

Every Sync Music Listening Session get your music directly into the ears of a music supervisor who’ll get you valuable feedback – and you’ll make a valuable new connection.

In these sessions, you get the advice from and connection to key decision makers will give you the invaluable feedback you can use to fine-tune your approach to music supervisors and their projects.

Click a link to get a rundown of the current listening sessions.


APRIL 2019 LISTENING SESSIONS


APRIL 14: ACTIVISION BLIZZARD MUSIC SUPERVISOR ERIC KALVER


Eric is actively seeking hybrid orchestral/hip hop, swagger hip hop tracks, or hard rock swagger tracks.

Eric Kalver is the Music Supervisor at Activision Blizzard with credits including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, Destiny, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and more. He works on all marketing and in-game assets, managing both creative decisions and contract negations with many of the world’s largest rights holders. Previously, he worked as a Music Supervisor for Music and Strategy alongside Executive Producer Gabe McDonough, working on music supervision for advertising and branding with brands such as Netflix, Coach, Miller Lite, Intel, Verizon, Ford, Nest, and many more.

The Sync Music Listening Sessions connect and your music to a top music supervisor who will listen to your music, give you invaluable feedback and connect with you on a personal level.

The Sync Music Listening Sessions are strictly limited to 20 participants, so every single person gets one song of their music listened to, evaluated and shared with the people working on some of the top projects in TV, film, video games, trailers apps, ads, brands, and the Internet.

You’ll be able to ask questions, and all playlists from the songs played in the session are archived and shared on the Sync Summit Listening Sessions website.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


APRIL 21: HEAVY DUTY PROJECTS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ERIC POLLAKOFF

Zach Pollakoff

Zach is actively seeking vintage 80’s style retro synthwave a la Drive OST.

Zach Pollakoff is a music producer, supervisor, musician, DJ, and curator who has spent over a decade working with artists and brands. He currently serves as Executive Producer at Heavy Duty Projects, a boutique original music and music supervision company that is the sister company to three-time Grammy Award-winning producer, Ariel Rechtshaid’s Heavy Duty Publishing. Heavy Duty’s roster has produced and/or co-written on records with artists like Adele, Vampire Weekend, HAIM, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Weeknd, Kelela, Gesaffelstein and many more.

Prior to Heavy Duty, Pollakoff worked as VP Senior Music Producer at Grey Global / Townhouse Worldwide producing Cannes Lion and Emmy-winning work for Gillette, DirecTV, NFL, Canon, Venus, and more. He has helped to break young indie artists, negotiated the license of hit songs, and worked closely creating original compositions and covers with artists like Sia, St Vincent, Seal, Atticus Ross, Max Richter, Pusha T, Vince Staples, Son Lux, and many more.
In addition, Pollakoff is the co-founder of Likeminds, an organization that curates events and experiences for the global creative community which culminates at a weekend-long late-summer conference featuring some of the most forward thinkers discussing the intersections of art and tech. He is also the co-founder of the 11yr-old independent label, Twosyllable Records.

The Sync Music Listening Sessions connect and your music to a top music supervisor who will listen to your music, give you invaluable feedback and connect with you on a personal level.

The Sync Music Listening Sessions are strictly limited to 20 participants, so every single person gets one song of their music listened to, evaluated and shared with the people working on some of the top projects in TV, film, video games, trailers apps, ads, brands, and the Internet.

You’ll be able to ask questions, and all playlists from the songs played in the session are archived and shared on the Sync Summit Listening Sessions website.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


APRIL 27: VICE MEDIA VP, MUSIC SERVICES AND LICENSING, RICKI ASKIN

VICE MEDIA’S VP OF MUSIC SERVICES AND LICENSING, RICKI ASKIN

 

Ricki’s actively seeking hip hop and rock vocals – with vocal themes on winning, a comeback, being the best, etc. & nstrumental music with cool world sound integrations — think hip hop and Punjabi.

On April 27, 2019, from 10 AM – Noon Pacific/1 PM – 3 PM Eastern, Vice Media‘s Vice President of Music Services and Licensing, Ricki Askin for what promises to be a fantastic Supervisor Listening Session.

Ricki is a seasoned Music Executive with a strong music supervision and licensing background and extensive management experience and versatility in both established and start-up environments, cross-platform and manages a portfolio of leadership roles within the Vice ecosystem most recently include running VICE Records and the creation and expansion of Vice Music Publishing. Visit her imdb for a full list of credits and examples of her work.

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APRIL 28: DEUTSCH LA SVP, MUSIC DIRECTOR, ERYK RICH

Eryk Rich

 

Eryk is currently seeking a few different types of music.

  • First of which being organic upbeat, fun, left of center instrumentals to drive a campaign across the finish line with energy and fun.
    • Examples of this are NoMbe/Thutmose “Run Wild”, Cage the Elephant “Mess Around” and NVDES “The Other Side”.
  • Second is something organic, somewhat sparse, emotional, ethereal, anthemic with a modern esque feel.
    • Examples of this are Efterklang “Modern Drift”, Sigur Rós “Untitled #3 – Samskeyti, Explosions in the Sky “So Long, Lonesome”.
  • Third is something energetic, driving and badass to really ramp up the energy of the visual of the campaign. This song needs to have multiple sections to cut/edit to.
    • Examples are Kanye West “Black Skinhead”, Jaden Smith “Watch Me”, Billie Eilish “you should see me in a crown” and Big Data/Jamie Lidell “Monster”.

Eryk helped launch and build what is known today as Deutsch Music. He oversees all music initiatives for all Deutsch LA clients such as Target, VW, Taco Bell, Zillow, Hulu, Dr Pepper, Snapple, Canada Dry, Patagonia, Nintendo and many more.

In over 5 years at the agency, Eryk has worked with some of music’s biggest artists such as Bruno Mars, Sia, Adele, Meghan Trainor, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Joe Cocker, Sam Smith, Bob Dylan, ELO, Dean Martin, and many more.

The Sync Music Listening Sessions connect and your music to a top music supervisor who will listen to your music, give you invaluable feedback and connect with you on a personal level.

The Sync Music Listening Sessions are strictly limited to 20 participants, so every single person gets one song of their music listened to, evaluated and shared with the people working on some of the top projects in TV, film, video games, trailers apps, ads, brands, and the Internet.

You’ll be able to ask questions, and all playlists from the songs played in the session are archived and shared on the Sync Summit Listening Sessions website.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


MAY 2019 LISTENING SESSIONS


MAY 4: MUSIC SUPERVISOR ANASTASIA BROWN

Anastasia Brown

Anastasia is a music industry professional with 25 years experience in music supervision, Television & film production, publishing, artist management, A&R and music placement. Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies) and Harriet Warner (The Alienist) recently hired Anastasia to music supervise “Tell Me Your Secrets” (Lily Rabe) for TNT and Meaghan Oppenheimer (Fear of Walking Dead) and Casey Harver (Big Little Lies) hired her on “Queen America” (Catherine Zeta Jones) for Facebook Watch which premiered last night.

She served as the music supervisor of the award winning Lionsgate film, “The Shack” (Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Sam Worthington) and is a co-producer of the soundtrack (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lady A, Hillsong United, Kelly Clarkson, Dierks Bentley, Aloe Blacc, Brett Eldredge, LeCrae.) As a music supervisor Anastasia has worked on projects with Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Dove wins and nominations. Credits include “The Shack” (Lionsgate,”) “Hot Pursuit” (New Line Cinema,) “The Americans” (FX,) “The Darkest Hour” (New Regency,) “Footloose” (Paramount,) “August Rush” (WB,) “It’s Complicated” (Universal Pictures,) documentary “For the Love of Music; the Story of Nashville” (Kings of Leon, Black Keys, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris) “Taken” (Sci-Fi,) “The Darkest Hour” (Regency) and bio-pic “Billy”{Graham,} (Armie Hammer.) As a producer she has developed four television series and two films; one of them released this year starring Tom Hiddleston, “I Saw The Light,” a biopic on the life of Hank Williams, Sr. (Sony Classics.)

As a publisher and music consultant, Anastasia has placed close to 50 songs in major films and television series over the last three years. Previously heading up Miles Copeland’s Nashville division of Firstars Management and Ark 21 Records throughout the 90’s, she worked with Keith Urban, Waylon Jennings, Peter Frampton, Leon Russell, Junior Brown and Sting in various capacities. Anastasia served as a judge on Nashville Star (USA), writes columns for various publications and penned the book, Make Me a Star. As a public speaker and mentor, she inspires people of all ages to pursue their career dreams and advises those at a cross roads on the art of reinvention. Mayor Karl Dean and Gov. Bill Haslam awarded Anastasia with the “Trailblazer Award” for her endeavors that have changed the landscape of the Nashville entertainment industry and supported women in the work force.

The Sync Music Listening Sessions connect and your music to a top music supervisor who will listen to your music, give you invaluable feedback and connect with you on a personal level.

The Sync Music Listening Sessions are strictly limited to 20 participants, so every single person gets one song of their music listened to, evaluated and shared with the people working on some of the top projects in TV, film, video games, trailers apps, ads, brands, and the Internet.

You’ll be able to ask questions, and all playlists from the songs played in the session are archived and shared on the Sync Summit Listening Sessions website.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


MAY 11: MUSIC SUPERVISOR SUE CRAWSHAW

Currently based in Los Angeles Sue works as a music supervisor on various successful TV productions including THE CROWN Seasons 1 & 2 (Netflix), STRIKE BACK  Seasons 6 & 7 (HBO / Cinemax), OASIS (Amazon pilot), ORIGIN (YouTube Red), THE REPLACEMENT (BBC) as well as various indie movies, most recently TOGETHER.  Past credits include the BAFTA nominated “SON OF RAMBOW’ (Paramount), HE KILLS COPPERS (BBC), RAW (RTE) and LOVE HATE (RTE)

The Sync Music Listening Sessions connect and your music to a top music supervisor who will listen to your music, give you invaluable feedback and connect with you on a personal level.

The Sync Music Listening Sessions are strictly limited to 20 participants, so every single person gets one song of their music listened to, evaluated and shared with the people working on some of the top projects in TV, film, video games, trailers apps, ads, brands, and the Internet.

You’ll be able to ask questions, and all playlists from the songs played in the session are archived and shared on the Sync Summit Listening Sessions website.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


MAY 26: FILMMAKER AND COMPOSER ELVIN ROSS


ELVIN ROSS, OWNER AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF E. ROSS STUDIOS, IS WELL KNOWN AND WIDELY RESPECTED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. HE HAS COMPOSED 
MUSIC FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER OF HUGELY SUCCESSFUL STAGE PLAYS, TELEVISION SERIES AND FILMS FOR TYLER PERRY PRODUCTIONS AND MANY OTHERS. HIS CREDITS INCLUDE CREATOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE TELEVISION AWARD WINNING GOSPEL DREAM TALENT SEARCH AS SEEN ON BET AND GMC.

The Sync Music Listening Sessions connect and your music to a top music supervisor who will listen to your music, give you invaluable feedback and connect with you on a personal level.

The Sync Music Listening Sessions are strictly limited to 20 participants, so every single person gets one song of their music listened to, evaluated and shared with the people working on some of the top projects in TV, film, video games, trailers apps, ads, brands, and the Internet.

You’ll be able to ask questions, and all playlists from the songs played in the session are archived and shared on the Sync Summit Listening Sessions website.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER