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11:00 – Noon: Opening Keynote: Molly Neuman, President, Songtrust
Molly Neuman is the President of Songtrust, the world’s largest and most accessible global publishing administration service. Under Neuman’s leadership, Songtrust has grown to represent more than 3 million copyrights for more than 350,000 writers in 145 countries, as well as tens of thousands of business clients, including record labels, distributors, and boutique publishers. In addition to client and revenue growth, Neuman has also steered Songtrust in augmenting its acclaimed publicly-accessible educational resources. Within a career that has been focused on empowering musicians at all career stages, Neuman has been Head of Music at Kickstarter, Interim President and Vice President of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), and has held senior roles in label relations at Rhapsody and eMusic, as well as label and artist management. She currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Music Business Association and A2IM, and Women in Music, and has previously served on the boards of SoundExchange and A2IM. Neuman has been recognized by Billboard in its 2018 Digital Power Players List, as well as its Women in Music Lists for 2019, 2020, and 2021. Her musical career began as drummer in Bratmobile, a punk band who were in the first wave of the riot grrrl movement.
Noon – 14:00: Panel: Demo-Rama and Conversation on innovations in tech for sync and music
- Mark Bamford, CEO, Viktrs
- Einar Helde, Co-Founder, AIMS API
- Hans Peter Roth, Head of Global Development, Muserk
- Matan Kollenscher, Founder and CEO, Mypart
- Joel Thomas Jordan, CEO, Synchtank
- Lionel Lodge, Founder and CEO, Synclodge
Moderated by Mark Frieser, CEO, Sync Summit, Technologist Jim Anderson and Ted Cohen, CEO, Tag Strategic
14:00 – 15:30: Panel: The Evolution Of Trailer Music – Organised and Moderated by Score A Score
This all-female panel will discuss the history, evolution, current and upcoming trends in the trailer business.
- Moderator: Jamey Sussman, Director of Partnerships + Strategy at Score a Score: Jamey began her music supervision career in the late ’90s at theatrical and video game marketing agency Hammer Creative, where she placed songs in many award-winning trailers. In 2008, Jamey leaped into creative sync and represented esteemed trailer libraries such as X-Ray Dog Music, APM Music, and Brand X Music. Her creative producing and pitching efforts helped each company land hundreds of music placements in Film / TV / Video Game marketing campaigns. This past year, Jamey joined the Score a Score team in a newly formed position as their Director of Trailer Partnerships and Strategy, and she’s excited to continue to creatively engage with the trailer community while representing a talented crew and a powerhouse roster of composers.
- Panelist: Lana Bui Music Director at Rogue Planet: Lana Bui is proudly first generation Vietnamese American, born and raised in Winter Park, FL. Her love of music began as early as 4 years old when she would perform on stage with her father singing Vietnamese folk songs. At 7 years old, she began playing violin in school, taking on private lessons, and participating in youth and school orchestras all throughout college. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Music Business, she moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue her dream of becoming a music supervisor. Lana landed her first supervision gig at Aspect, a trailer house in North Hollywood, where she won her first Guild of Music Supervisors Award and Clio Award for her work on Suicide Squad. She successfully followed up that role at Wild Card Creative Group where she placed music for projects such as Dune, Ad Astra, Extraction, and Black Widow. In January of 2022, Lana joined the team at Rogue Planet as their first ever Director of Music and is excited to see what the future holds with her new team. When Lana isn’t working, she enjoys time spent with her pitbull Rufio, and catching up with friends over a good meal.
- Panelist: Joni Fuller, Composer: Joni is a British composer, multi-instrumentalist and sound designer. She began playing the violin at age 5 and now specialises in creating music which showcases live string sections. Her recent trailer placements include The Shrink Next Door, The Mysterious Benedict Society, Capone, Cruella, Birdbox and Blow the Man Down. Her music has been featured on ESPN, Fox, PBS, Showtime, BBC, USA Network, ITV and CNN. She frequently collaborates with the Calm app to score music for sleep stories and mindful albums. In addition to composing, Joni runs a string session service called Your Strings Attached from her studio in Oxfordshire.
- Panelist: Aura Kay, Editor at BLT Communications: Aura Kay is a Preditor (Producer/Editor) at BLT’s newly revamped AV department. A veteran with over 15 years experience ranging from indies to blockbusters, some of her favorite and recent-ish campaigns include: Onward, Glass, Nine Perfect Strangers, Searching, Jumanji 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Orange is the New Black, and Me Before You. Prior to BLT, she edited at Aspect and Giaronomo. A transplant from Nor Cal but calls LA her home, her husband is also a trailer editor. While he works at a competitor, they have yet to compete for the same trailer finish. When she isn’t busy making movies or shows look awesome, she spends time with her husband and 8 year old son: traveling, playing board games, or watching movies.
15:30 – 16:15: Artist Keynote and Showcase With Grammy Award Winning Songwriter and Musician, Dirty Vegas Founder and Squeeze Percussionist Steve Smith: How Sync Took An Artist From The Underground To Number 1
I am the lead vocalist for the band, Dirty Vegas. I am also the percussionist for the band Squeeze. I have been very fortunate to play shows around the world in countries like UK, USA, Australia, India, Thailand, Spain, France that included performances at Glastonbury (UK), Coachella (USA), Rock in Roma (Italy), Sunburn (Goa,India) as well as events like Sundance Film Festival, Milan Fashion week and South by South West.
In 2016 I was asked to perform for HRH Prince William at Kensington Palace, as the prince had said he was a fan of Dirty Vegas. I won a Grammy award back in 2003 for my song ‘Days go by’ has also composed for television and film and remixed Platinum selling artists such as Madonna, Calvin Harris and Justin Timberlake. Upon release In May 2015 the lead single from the E.P “Let the Night” has officially reached Gold status in Italy.
After working on the latest Squeeze album ‘The Knowledge’ in April 2017, I was asked to become a member of the band. Squeeze was the first concert I ever attended back in London in 1987, so this was a dream come true. Squeeze set out on a UK/US Tour with a highlight being the support for Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) in Hyde Park London July 2018.
With over twenty years as a professional musician, I have had in-depth experience of songwriting, arranging, composing, performance and producing. Aside from songwriting, I have played drums, percussion, guitars on many releases.
My music has achieved international chart success and positive reviews from industry leaders. Over those years, I have seen the tidal changes in the music industry that I have called on my experience time and time again, to have moved with those changes and remain contemporary within the industry. With over 30 licenses for TV, Film I have gained experience in the world of synchronization.
With a 15-year career span, I have seen the ever-growing importance of Music Licensing. As music sales drop I have seen first hand the importance of my music being used in motion picture, commercials and video games. I have spoken on many Industry panels at conferences around the world like ADE (Netherlands), IMS (Spain), The Exchange (India) and Sync Summit (USA).
16:15 – 17:00: A Keynote on Music and Ads With Joshua Rabinowitz, Ad Music Veteran and President of The Brooklyn Music Experience
Josh Rabinowitz is an acknowledged global thought leader in that space where music, media, brands and content intersect. During his 20 + year career he has produced and or music supervised over 10K tracks for brands, cinema, recording labels and television.
Rabinowitz been called a “New Music Mogul” by Fast Company, “The Voice” of the music-branding space in the news, and a “Branding Power Player” by Billboard where he was also a ‘celebrity’ columnist for “With the Brand.”
He’s been Adjunct Professor at The New School since 2008, and has been cited in The NY Times, Rolling Stone, Time, The New Yorker, NY Magazine, the WSJ, Vulture, Crain’s, Variety, AdAge, Forbes, etc. and has appeared on Bloomberg TV News and NPR (National Public Radio)
Rabinowitz was chosen to be the inaugural President of the Cannes Lions (Festival of Creativity) Music Jury in 2016 , where he was called “a musical genius.”
He’s presented Keynotes at Cannes Lions, Spot (Denmark), ADE (Amsterdam), SXSW, XpoNorth, (Inverness, Scotland), The Whext Festival (Sao Paulo), Music Matters (Singapore), Tokyo Music Market, El Dorado (Bogota, Colombia), Billboard Film and TV (Los Angeles) and The Sync Summit (New York City).
He has been a successful bandleader and trombonist, weaned on the streets of the world’s cultural capitol – Brooklyn, USA – before it was cool.
He resigned his position as EVP/Director of Music at Grey Group in 2019 to start a Music and Sound Consultancy called the Brooklyn Music Experience.
17:00 – 18:00: The importance of sound editing and production in sync and scoring
- Venus Leone, Film Sound Engineer, Grammy Music Producer, Linguist, Artist
- Michèle Vice-Maslin Songwriter and producer, Sweeter Songs
- Matt Fink (Dr. Fink), Artist, Founder, V-Records
- Andy Wilson, Head of A&R, Melodie
- Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer, Howie Weinberg Mastering
18:00 – 18:45: Daily Wellness Session: Keeping Sane In Sync – E.F.T. With Kim Inglinsky
18:45 – 19:05: Showcase: The Bombadils
19:05 – 19:25: Showcase: Glafizya
19:25 – 20:00: Keynote Conversation on the LATAM market, music and film with Music Supervisors Annette Fradera and Paty Carrera
Night Track Begins
20:00 – 20:10: Showcase Gabby Leigh
21:00 – 21:00: A Conversation with Disco.ac Featuring North American Head Of Sales Katrina Balcius
She is currently based in Los Angeles helping music professionals adopt DISCO, a music file sharing and workflow platform built by music supervisors.
Katrina guides music teams at the likes of Amazon Studios, Viacom, Saatchi & Saatchi and many more to maximize creative wins by removing tedious work, streamlining collaboration and focusing more on the fun parts of the job.
Before joining DISCO in 2017, she spent years in the San Francisco music tech space helping rights holders protect their intellectual property in the online use of their music and visuals. Her desire to work with artists and music motivated a change of career, leading to her role in creative sync and A&R at Silver Side Productions, a boutique music licensing company.
Working at the intersection of sync and tech, she possesses a unique perspective of how both sides operate and the many ways they can complement each other. She finds it deeply rewarding to educate and empower other companies to work faster and smarter to achieve their goals.
21:00 – 22:00: Conversation to be confirmed
End of Day Three