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Now in its 9th year, THR/Billboard’s Film and TV Music conference offered attendees the unique opportunity to learn from, network and expose their music directly to the best music supervisors, composers, directors, music editors, songwriters and producers in the business. PHOTOS: ARNOLD TURNER



Singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield(center) kicked off the 2 day event with her manager, DAS Communication’s William Derella (left). During their Q&A with Billboard's Bill Werde (right), they discussed the importance of synch placements in film and television, which has been quite lucrative for Bedingfield in her career.



During, "HOW TO: GET YOUR MUSIC IN SPORTS CAMPAIGNS", panelists discussed the secrets to composing and getting a synch placement in sports programming. Pictured during the panel are (from left) Robert A. Case, President, New Pants Publishing, Old Pants Publishing, New Pants Music; Recording Artist, Big Kenny; Ken Nelson, Senior VP/Executive Producer, FirstCom Music; Steve Knill, President, Entertainment, The Radiate Group; Carl Peel, VP of Production, Killer Tracks; and moderator, Mike Boris, SVP Executive Music Producer, McCann Erickson.



BMI sponsored the "FROM ROCK STAR TO COMPOSER: CREATING A CAREER IN FILM/TV MUSIC" panel, which hosted (from left) musician Stewart Copeland; moderator Doreen Ringer Ross, VP of Film & Television Relations, BMI; Lyle Workman, Guitarist/Composer/Music Producer; The Angel, Producer/Artist, Composer; Michael Andrews, Musician/Film Score Composer and Billboard's Ann Donahue.




2010 'The Hollywood Reporter Maestro Award' recipiant, Thomas Newman (left) sat down with Kevin Cassidy, Senior Features Editor at The Hollywood Reporter (right) to talk about the iconic scores he's written for releases as varied as “The Shawshank Redemption,” “American Beauty” and “WALL-E.”



Glee has been a blow out success across so many platforms this year. On "WHEN THE SHOW IS OVER THE MUSIC DOESN’T STOP: "GLEE" our panelists explored the ancillary rights explosion that has come with the phenomenon. Pictured here before the panel are (from left) Billboard's Ann Donahue; Alisa Coleman, Senior Vice President, ABKCO Music & Records; Jason Klarman, President, Oxygen Media; Jeffrey A. Korchek, VP of Legal and Business Affairs, Mattel; Mark Pearson, Sr VP of Brands/Franchise Management, 20th Century Fox TV; Michael Rajna, Director of Licensing, Konami Digital Entertainment; Peter Steckelman, VP of Legal Affairs, Konami Digital Entertainment; and Billboard's Lisa Ryan Howard.



Attendees enjoyed the many networking breaks the conference provided.



During the "MAD ABOUT MAD MEN" panel, which was sponsored by ASCAP, Matthew Weiner, Creator, Mad Men and David Carbonara, Composer, Mad Men chat with Jennifer Harmon, Membership Representative, ASCAP (not pictured) about the role of music in the hit show.



Bob Goldrich, Editor, SHOOT Magazine/SHOOTonline moderated the "SHOOT PRESENTS MUSIC FOR COMMERCIALS & BRANDED CONTENT" panel, where panelists looked at the evolving marketplace for commercials from the ad agency side, spot music/sound design house entrepreneurs and the licensed music sector. Stopping for a photo before they hit the stage are (from left) Goldrich; Chris Kemp, Associate Creative Director/Composer, Elias Arts; Elizabeth Myers, Composer; Co-Founder, Trivers/Myers Music; Josh Rabinowitz, SVP Director of Music, Grey Group; Zach Sinick, Executive Music Producer, Squeak E. Clean Productions; and Brian Yessian, Partner, Chief Creative Officer, Yessian.



“Last Call With Carson Daly” host Carson Daly (left) and the show’s music booker, Davis Powers (right) talked with Billboard's Ann Donahue (right) about the late-night program’s new musical format which focuses primarily on music, with live performances in L.A. venues, interviews and more. Daly and Powers discussed how thie new format gives up-and-coming artists a new platform for exposure on television.



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