On Friday, September 28, 2018, from 1 PM – 4 PM Pacific/4 PM – 6 PM Eastern, we’re holding our first Listening Session with a Sync Agent. And the Sync Agent is the incredible Steven Scharf, the President of Steven Scharf Entertainment, who’s been responsible for syncs in major TV shows, films, ads that include “This Is Us”, “Elementary”, “Sweetbitter”, “Shameless”, “NCIS Los Angeles”, “Lucifer”, the scoring of many independent films, television shows and upcoming synchs like “LA’s Finest”.
He’s signed over 70 individual artists to his sync agency and works with them across projects in film, TV, games and ads.
Why are Sync Agents important and why should you attend this session? Simply put, They are the gatekeepers to music supervisors. They are the people that day-in, day-out, work with music supervisors as the go-to people to provide music for trailers, films, TV shows, games ads and brands. Working with music supervisors is all they do, and signing with one can help you to get more syncs thank you can on your own, they know what music supervisors want and how to help you connect to projects. For more on why Sync Agents are important check out our blog post about it here: https://syncsummit.com/rep
Now, here’s some more info about Steve:
Over his four decade career in the music industry, Steven Scharf has worked in nearly every possible aspect of the business. In 1991, after nearly 20 years of working as an independent record producer and head of A&R at Private Stock Records, he launched his own management and consulting firm Steven Scharf Entertainment as a joint venture with legendary music publisher Freddy Bienstock. Through this venture Steven has managed many highly successful record producers, film composers and indie licensing. Currently after 27 years at Carlin America serving as Sr VP Creative, Steven is now expanding his company with the addition of Film & Television production along with his composers, producers and licensing. www.stevenscharf.com
While Senior V.P. Creative for Carlin America, he oversaw the licensing of well established songwriters and artists such as AC/DC, Jim Steinman (Meat Loaf), The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Turtles, James Brown, Bobby Darin, and Billie Holiday.
Prior to the creation of Steven Scharf Entertainment, Steven Scharf spent nearly 30 years working in the recording industry as a record producer, head of A&R, and talent manager. His career began in 1969, when he was privileged to apprentice at the famed Muscle Shoals studio in Sheffield. Alabama. While there he worked with legendary artists as The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Boz Scaggs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, R.B. Greaves, and with such producers and engineers as Ahmet Ertegun, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Steve Smith.
As his career progressed, Steve moved on to work at GSF Records in the early 70’s and held a staff editorial position at Cashbox Magazine. In 1976 Larry Uttal tapped him to become Head of A&R at Private Stock Records, where he oversaw A&R for such artists as The Mighty Pope, Blondie, Robert Gordon & Link Wray, Benny Mardones, Rupert Holmes, The Dirty Angels and Samantha Sang. Steve produced many artists during the late 70’s, early 80’s such as Robin Lane and the Chartbusters, Bob Halligan and Duke Jupiter (Motown).
The Sync Music Listening Session connect and your music to a top music executive 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.
The cost for taking part in this Listening Session is $100 and includes the session, listing in the Session playlist and access to all session video archives.
Use The Form Below to register – after registration you’ll be directed to a thank you page with all the details on how to access the session.