“Glee” music supervisor PJ Bloom has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the first MIDEM Sync conference.
Due to take place Jan. 24 in Cannes, France, MIDEM Sync is a daylong conference dedicated to the music sync business, which runs in parallel with the annual MIDEM trade fair/conference. According to a statement, Bloom will lead a panel discussion featuring other key execs from the field that will explore new and future developments in the market.
In addition to his work with hit Fox show “Glee,” Bloom is also music supervisor for FX shows “The Shield” and “Nip/Tuck,” plus CBS’ “CSI: Miami.”
Other speakers confirmed to appear at MIDEM Sync include Amelia Hartley, music supervisor at Endemol, and Alicen Schneider, VP, music creative services for NBC Universal Television. Victor Rodriguez, music director at video game publisher THQ, and Ryan Fitch, music producer at advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, will also lead panel discussions advising how to place music in TV shows, games and advertising films.
In a statement, Dominique Leguern, director of MIDEM, said: “It is fundamental today for our participants to have better access to the burgeoning music synchronization business.”
The 2011 edition of MIDEM takes place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, from Jan. 23 to Jan. 26. Digital music conference MidemNet runs alongside MIDEM, Jan. 22 to Jan. 26.