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11:00 – Noon: Opening Keynote: Kevin Wilson, Music Director, ESPN

Noon – 13:00: Panel: Music Supervisors and their Projects – A walkthrough – what are the steps a music supervisor goes through from beginning to end of a project?

  • Jessica Gramuglia, ‘Head of Music’ – Director of Business Affairs, Music, Condé Nast
  • Jody Friedman, Music Supervisor, Founder and Teacher, License Your Music
  • Everton Lewis, Music Supervisor, Vice
  • Jason P. Rothberg, Music Supervisor, Producer, host The Sync Report
  • Jason Kramer, Music Supervisor/DJ, KCRW
  • Don Gallacher, Music Supervisor
  • Pamela Pagano, Music Supervisor, OML Sync

Moderated by Mark Frieser, CEO, Sync Summit

13:00 – 14:15: Panel: The Sync Competition II: A Songwriting Challenge: Listening And Feedback On Your Songs

  • Gary Earl, Composer/Producer, Gary Earl Productions
  • Michele Vice-Maslin, Songwriter, Producer, Sweetersongs
  • David Ari Leon, Music Supervisor/Composer/Founder, Sound Mind Music
  • Billy Sullivan, Music Producer, Supervisor, Composer, Billy Sullivan Score
  • Bryan Hinkley, Executive Producer, Gratitude Sound
  • Erik Bickler, Film Composer, Sound Engineer, Recording Artist, Flavorlab

Moderated by Mark Frieser, CEO, Sync Summit

14:15 – 15:00: Panel: Clearances Contracts: Discussing Deal Points and best practices in making music syncable

  • Mara Schwartz Kuge, President/Founder, Superior Music Publishing
  • Wallace Collins, Entertainment Lawyer
  • Sindee Levin, Entertainment lawyer
  • Randy Frisch, Founder and President, LoveCat Music
  • Robert Epstein, Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abahams & Sheppard LLP
  • Anna Bond, Head of Creative & Partnerships, Songtrust

Moderated by Mark Frieser, CEO, Sync Summit

15:00 – 16:00: A Keynote Discussion With Dean Hurey, Composer, Music Supervisor and Sound Editor

For over 12 years, sound and music supervisor Dean Hurley has exclusively operated Asymmetrical Studio, director David Lynch’s own film-dubbing and recording studio in Los Angeles. He has collaborated closely with Lynch on a myriad of his film, commercial, and music projects, including most recently Showtime’s 18-episode Twin Peaks: The Return. Hurley co-wrote and produced four full-length LPs with Lynch: The Air is on Fire (2007), This Train (2011), Crazy Clown Time (2011) and The Big Dream (2013) as well as serviced remixes for artists such as Duran Duran, Moby and Danish musician Agnes Obel. Hurley’s own music production has additionally extended to artists like Lykke Li, Dirty Beaches, Zola Jesus, and The Veils.

Interviewed by Mark Frieser, Sync Summit

16:00 – 16:45: A Conversation on Sync, Music Licensing, Deals and Ethics with Benn Jordan

Benn Lee Jordan  is an American modern jazz and electronic musician operating under many pseudonyms. Since 1999, his most widely distributed electronic music has been released under the name of The Flashbulb. Other names Jordan has released as are Acidwolf, Human Action Network, and FlexE.  Jordan has seen much success in composing for television and film. In 2006 he composed the original score for the Josh C. Waller short The Nail. In 2006, Jordan’s music (“Passage D” from his album Kirlian Selections) was featured in Dove’s “Evolution” promotional campaign for its Campaign for Real Beauty website, which has drawn a large amount of attention from the mainstream media. The campaign took the commercial film winner at Cannes, as well as many other prestigious awards. In addition, Jordan was nominated for a 2007 London International Award for the “Best Use Of Music” category; he went on to win the ceremony’s grand prize. In 2008, he was nominated again at the London International Awards for “Best Use of Music,” although he did not take the grand prize. In 2008 he was also a Webby Award nominee and took the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2008, Jordan had completed work in branding, having created stings and trademark sounds for companies such as Dove, Verizon, and others. In July 2012, he released an original score entitled The Universe,  which was commissioned by Chicago’s Adler Planetarium for a new interactive exhibit dedicated to the evolution of the universe. In 2013, he was commissioned to score their show entitled “Cosmic Wonder”. In 2016 he composed the soundtrack to the Adler Planetarium’s sky show Planet Nine. Jordan currently composes for film, television, and gaming through various agencies; he also currently owns and operates his own production and recording facilities in Smyrna, Georgia. Jordan has spoken extensively on issues of net neutrality, free speech, and copyright laws in the music world. In an interview with TorrentFreak, he encourages involvement in these issues and warns against corporations like Amazon or iTunes and their ability to stem the free flow of information. File sharing, to Jordan, is a way of bypassing this potential oppression and accessing information freely. In the aforementioned interview, Jordan notes that “file trading is just a peephole to a much larger picture. Copyright, in its current state, holds information at ransom for monetary value. While in music it can stifle culture and art, with literature and education it can be nothing less than a weapon of class warfare.”

Interviewed by Mark Frieser, Sync Summit

16:45 – 18:15: A Low Profile x Sync Summit Panel: Don’t Get Screwed

18:00 – 18:45: Daily Wellness Session: Keeping Sane In Sync – Stoic Meditation With William B. Irvine

18:45 – 19:05: Showcase: Alyson

19:05 – 19:25: Showcase Meresha

19:15 – 20:00: Keynote with Rob Mc Dermott, Artist Manager Perry Ferrel’s Kind Heaven, Mad Mac Entertainment

Artist Management for the creative businesses of Legendary Music Artist Perry Farrell including The Kind Heaven Orchestra, Lollapalooza, Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros, and a growing portfolio of music, event, and film experiences.

TEN SECOND SONGS- 2.7 Million Subscribers, over 200+ Million Video Views
FROM ASHES TO NEW (2015-2018)
*Over 100 Million Streams on first album, Currently over 80 Million streams on new album,
*Spotify Rock This Playlist, Number 2 on Active Rock Radio Charts
ESCAPE THE FATE (2013-2014): 100+ Million Streams
GEMINI SYNDROME (2010-2016): 25 Million Streams
ARTISTS (2006-2008)
• Linkin Park: 50+ Million Albums Sold Worldwide
• Alexa Ray Joel: Negotiated and sold music in one way deal to Target.

Night Track Begins

20:00 – 21:00: Keynote Conversation WIth Music Supervisor Chris Mollere

21:00 – 21:20: Showcase: FireTiger

21:20 – 22:00: Artist Showcases and conversations to be announced

22:00 – 00:00: Sync After Dark- Live Acoustic After Party Hosted by Carol Lester & Kati Mac

End of Conference