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Our friend, SGA President Rick Carnes, had a Huffington Post article published on Thursday August 12th where he encouraged songwriters to not give away free use of their songs but instead get compensated for their musical composition creation. As you know A2IM advocates the same policy for sound recording owners (see Stones Throw Records’ Nate Nelson’s latest “Promotion for What” article on this topic). We need to get paid to continue to create! Please share your thoughts on both articles below.
A2IM’s first ever LA-based Licensing Day will take place on Tuesday, October 26 from 4-7PM at
This event will take place on the eve of the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference. Beer & wine reception to follow three panel discussions.
Panel One: Music supervisors discuss how they work with directors and producers. How songs are chosen for television programs including researching pre-existing recordings, choosing score composers/artists, and final execution (working on the dub stage). Confirmed panelists include PJ Bloom (Neophonic), Gary Calamar (GO Music Services), Kevin Edelman (Metalman), Nora Felder (Picture Tunes) & Robin Urdang (Reel Music). This panel will be moderated by Branden Linnell of Century Media.
Panel Two: Licensing representatives discuss how they work side by side with music supervisors and studios to deliver music licensed to specific terms and criteria. What flies and what does not…current licensing trends. Confirmed panelists include Jay Fialkov (WGBH), Evan Greenspan (Evan M. Greenspan Music Clearance), Rodney Griffis (Fox) and Matt Lilley (MCL Music). This panel will be moderated by Nate Nelson of Stones Throw Records.
Panel Three: Promotional creatives discuss how they create the best sell for their television programs using music in advertising campaigns on television, internet and in theaters. Confirmed panelists include Steve Celi (Fox), Janine Kerr (NBC Universal) and Trygge Toven (LUSSIER). This panel will be moderated by Alisa Coleman of ABKCO Music & Records.
If you are unable to make it to this event, you can watch the panels online here.
You can access A2IM’s discounted rate to the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference here.