In conjunction with its Film & TV Music conference, Billboard brought together members of the film and television music community for an exclusive Thought-Leadership dinner on Oct. 30 at Spago in Beverly Hills, presented by Samsung Galaxy.
The evening included spirited discussions on the roles artists can play in the film and television arena, though every individual offered cautionary caveats. For starters, artists need to shed their egos, realize ever effort is collaborative and subject to compromise and change, and that points of view about music are going to come from people with no background in music.
From left: Billboard's Phil Gallo, Universal Music Publishing Group's Brian Lambert, Chop Shop's Alexandra Patsavas, music supervisor Evyn Klean and Frankie Pine of Whirly Girl Music. (Photo: A. Turner Archives)
Buddy Miller, currently producing music for ABC’s “Nashville” was singled out as an artist who clearly grasps the job’s demands and the show’s music supervisor, Frankie Pine, was particularly pleased by his willingness to consistently communicate with her.
From left: Republic's Tom Mackay, Billboard Group's John Amato, restauranteur Wolfgang Puck and CAA's Rob Light. (photo: A. Turner Archives)
Alex Da Kid, who spoke about his work with Imagine Dragons on an advertising panel earlier in the day at the Billboard & Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference, impressed Grey Group senior VP Josh Rabinowitz.
Ray Costa of Costa Communications (center) and WME's Amos Newman (right) with a Samsung Expert who demonstrates the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. (Photo: A. Turner Archives)
Others picked up where panels had left off, discussing upcoming soundtracks, new roles for composers and trips to wine regions around the world. Spago owner Wolfgang Puck made the rounds in the dining room prior to dessert, which thrilled all the foodies –- pretty much everyone in attendance.