The Guild of Music Supervisors will hold its 5th annual State of the Music in Media conference Sept. 14 in collaboration with the Los Angeles Film School.
The full-day program includes panels on music in film, television, advertising and games. The event extends into the evening with interviews and performances at the Ivar Theater.
Among the highlights this year are “A Dive into the Music of HBO’s Euphoria” featuring series creator Sam Levinson, editor Julio Perez and music supervisor Jen Malone; “The Music of John Wick” featuring composers Tyler Bates and Joel J. Richard and music supervisors John Houlihan and Kevin Edelman and “The Art of Diplomacy” featuring top producer and music supervisors Joel Sill, Budd Carr, Bonnie Greenberg and Evan Greenspan.
Other panels/lectures include “Tech Tools,” “Sync Wars,” “Music Coordinator Takeover,” “Music Clearance 101” and “A&R and the Age of Sync.”
The conference will be the last under current President/Music Supervisor Thomas Golubic, who is stepping down. “This is our 5th ‘State of Music in Media’ conference and after successful residencies at Berklee College of Music and USC we are bringing our conference to the Los Angeles Film School campus for a full day and evening of educational and music programming,” he said in a statement. “Our programming will include audio visual histories on the uses of music in advertising, movie trailers, and film. For the first year we will have a fully operational dub stage featuring lectures on mix prep and Dub stage dynamics.”
The Guild of Music Supervisors, which formed in 2010, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the craft of music supervision as well as serving as an educational and professional resource for music supervisors and those working in related fields.
Early bird registration lasts through Aug. 18 with costs ranging from $49 for GMS members and students to $299 for non-members.