Networking opportunities have been expanded to more than six hours of one-on-one meetings and single topic roundtables at this year’s Billboard & Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference.
Executives who specialize in licensing, scoring, management and advertising will join the already announced 16 song reps who will be participating in one-on-one sessions at the conference being held Oct. 29 and 30 at the W Hotel in Hollywood.
Experts from across the industry will speak at the roundtables on topics such as advertising, enhancing synch deals, management, EDM, composing, legal tips and technology. Music publisher SONGS, one of the event’s sponsors, will be represented by the company’s executives Jason Klarfeld, Keith D’Arcy and Kristen Bushnell.
The conference will again offer songwriters a chance to have their music heard by song reps in one-on-one sessions on both days.
“With the one-on-one sessions, each person can gain opportunities and valuable information that is specific to their direct personal situation,” says music supervisor Nora Felder, a conference advisory board member who has helped book the sessions. “Many serious and talented folks from all over the world need to be heard, or at the very least, guided, and the one-on-ones provide direct insights from the sources they need to get it from.”
Imaginary Friends Music Partners owner Beth Wernick, who participated last year and is returning for this year’s edition, signed Cameron Ember to her roster from last year’s sessions.
“The artists were well prepared and eager to listen and learn,” she says. “The enthusiasm of the artists I met was so energizing. I loved hearing their music, their passion for what they do.”
Registration for one-on-one sessions is now open for all registrants. The two-day conference features panels, Q&As and case studies with composers, music supervisors, artists and executives from across the film, television, advertising and music industries. Programming highlights for the 2013 conference include: T Bone Burnett who will be honored with the Maestro Award for his seminal work in film and television music, most recently as executive music producer of the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis;" a keynote Q&A by music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, whose credits include "Scandal," "Carrie Diaries,” and the upcoming film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:" and director David O. Russell and music supervisor Sue Jacobs who will discuss their work on the highly anticipated film “American Hustle” and last year’s award-winning “Silver Linings Playbook.” For more details on and to register for this’s conference go to http://www.billboardevents.com/filmtv