With a successful career as a music supervisor, PJ Bloom has been expanding into music publishing, owning a record company and striking business deals with bands that impress him, like Dead Sara. His latest signing is the Last Internationale, which has inked a deal with Epic.
6:30 AM Wake up. Shamefully reach for smartphone to make sure no spinning plates came crashing down during the night.
7:30 AM Coordinate with [FX’s] “American Horror Story” production unit in New Orleans, the local musicians contractor, union coordinator Christine Day and music editor David Klotz to prep for an on-camera string trio performance of Franz Schubert’s “Last Waltz Op. 127, No. 5.”
8:15 AM Creative discussions with New York ad agency Avrett Free Ginsberg regarding song demos for Friskies’ Party Mix campaign to launch in early 2014.
8:40 AM Correspond with producers of [FX’s] “The Americans” regarding the solicitation of an iconic artist to co-score an episode of the series with award-winning composer Nathan Barr for an upcoming season-two promotional event.
9:00 AM Assemble 15 early-20th-century recordings for upcoming “American Horror Story” to deliver to director and producers for review and decisions.
10:30 AM Simultaneously have a phone call with Heather Guibert and Jenny Ellis at the Neophonic home office, text with Atlantic Records Group executive VP Kevin Weaver regarding upcoming label priority singles for possible use on “Glee” and email with Audio Network global head of music Ali Johnson in the U.K. on a possible strategic partnership.
11:00 AM Review 13 major-market radio station adds and analyze radio research for “Say Something,” the second single from A Great Big World.
12:00 PM Send emerging song/artist suggestions to “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy for consideration for season five.
1:00 PM Lunch at Napa Valley Grille with Ian Axe and Chad Vaccarino of A Great Big World, band manager Cyndi Lynott, radio promoter Richard Palmese, Universal Music Publishing VP of film/TV music Gary Miller and Epic Records head of licensing Alexandra Robertson.
2:45 PM Conference call with Neophonic partner Evyen Klean and producer Livia Hanich about music-supervising the upcoming Seth MacFarlane-produced “Cosmos” on Fox.
3:00 PM Nico Vega performs a showcase at our Neophonic offices. We discuss having the band write a song for our “Banshee” soundtrack.
5:00 PM Meeting at Pulse Recordings with the Last Internationale and their managers Isaac Heyman and Michael Goldberg of 108 Management.
6:30 PM Attend Guild of Music Supervisors Emmy event at the Paley Center.
9:00 PM Dinner at Mastro’s with Evyen Klean and NBC Universal music executive Chris Jackson.