Music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas participated in a keynote Q&A on the final day (Oct. 30) of the 2013 Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles, where she discussed a variety of topics, including her how best to pitch her ('do your research!"), her approach to working on movies like "Hunger Games" and "Twilight" and her connection with the band Passion Pit who she originally worked with on an internet series called "Rockville, CA" shot at L.A.'s Echoplex and booking a club in Champaign, IL.
During the hour-long conversation with Billboard's Phil Gallo, Patsavas walked the packed audience through her process of choosing music for such TV shows as “Grey's Anatomy" and "Carrie Diaries,” while delving into the challenges of licensing music and offering advice to aspiring artists looking to get film and TV placements.
See full highlights from the panel in the video below.
Through her own Chop Shop Music Supervision company, Patsavas has been responsible for the music on shows as varied as “Mad Men,” "Hart of Dixie," "Gossip Girl," and "The O.C." and the “Twilight Saga” series of films and "Perks of Being a Wallflower." Consistently on Billboard’s top Women In Music list, she has played an influential role in the development of artists such as Death Cab for Cutie, the Killers, Snow Patrol, Modest Mouse, the Fray, Ingrid Michaelson and more.
Chop ShopRecords, founded in 2007, recently partnered with Universal Music Group's East Coast Label Group, and new signings include Mackintosh Braun, Neulore, and Empires.