Eric wears multiple hats in the industry. He's the music supervisor at Activision Blizzard, working on games such as Call of Duty, Destiny, and Guitar Hero. He is a published arranger, a composer, and a regularly gigging drummer playing in multiple groups that perform all around the Los Angeles area.
Brian is the Music Supervisor for NFL Network, supervising and coordinating music content for assigned NLFN television shows and NFLMedia content
Oversees music clearance and confirmations for all of Marketing at Fox. She is also the founder of Music 4 Scenes, a music consulting firm, and a member of the Guild of Music Supervisors and The Television Academy. Her past experience includes working for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider as Music Supervisor.
ADE ARIYO; Music Supervisor, Music Licensing Trainer, with works in shows such as Empire, Power, Better Call Saul, Being Mary Jane, Baller, Catfish: Owner and CEO of giant music licensing company, Music Blvd Group based in Los Angeles, CA, successfully licensed over 100,000 music tracks in over 53 countries, and counting to thousands on visual media projects, including box office movies, commercials, video games, tv shows and more. Highly sought after keynote speaker worldwide and member of the Television Academy. Ade, has trained over 1000 music creators collectively, who have successfully jumpstarted their career creating music FULL TIME for major tv shows and films. Her recent music supervision project includes a docu-film "Ubuntu, Hoops Africa" airing on NBA TV.
Recording Academy/GRAMMYs- - On-Camera Host/Content Producer - Buzzin’ & Up Close & Personal music series
Jessica created the first music department at Condé Nast Entertainment overseeing all things music across their brands. She has extensive experience formerly working at World Surf League, Freeform/ABC Family (Baby Daddy, The Letter, Monica the Medium, and Young & Hungry, etc.), Warner Bros. Television (Big Bang Theory, Fuller House, The Middle, Rizzoli & Isles etc.), Warner/Chappell Music Inc, and freelancing at her own company, Awkwardly Naked.
Jennifer Smith is a Los Angeles based music supervisor who has worked in the film / TV industry for over a decade. She started her career being part of the music team for major network shows such as Dancing With The Stars, America’s Best Dance Crew, The Ellen Show, and the comic book cult film “Bad Kids Go To Hell”. Her love of music and the burgeoning media landscape guided her to join the Kobalt Music synchronization team. At Kobalt, she collaborated with music supervisors helping them find music for their projects, negotiated rights for Kobalt’s catalog and artists, and worked closely with songwriters and artists on the Kobalt roster. Her time at Kobalt gave her full-circle experience in the synchronization world, dealing with all stakeholders in the creative process including record labels, songwriters, publishers, musicians, managers and marketing teams. After 7 years at Kobalt, she went back to her first love of music for content. She joined ABC’s music team on American Idol Season 1. She quickly branched out by launching her own company, “Rat Dance Party”, that provides a collaborative, holistic music solution for production teams to achieve their creative sound vision. Rat Dance Party also has an educational / consulting branch for songwriters, artists, managers, small publishers, and sync pitching companies who want to increase their knowledge in sync and rights holding. This year and next she has multiple films and TV shows coming out including Tara Reid’s new film “American Christmas”, MTV’s “Cribs”, “Diary”, and much more. Jennifer is a member of the Television Academy and the Recording Academy.
Emmy nominated for "Producer of the Outstanding Legal", John Downey III has had an extensive career as a Rights & Clearances Supervisor or Clearance Producer on multiple shows, projects, and series going back to 2003.
He is credited on over 25 series, most currently still airing daily in syndication. Representing 1000’s of hours of programing for ABC, Bravo, the CW, NatGeo, and Netflix just to name a few.
He has licensed over 20K clips, and managed licensing budgets in excess of $1.5 million dollars just in the past two and a half years alone.
He has an extensive Legal, BS&P, and Network licensing background, becoming one
of the MAJOR “go-to” players in the licensing community for Broadcast outlets, show Producers, and Production Companies.
He also is well versed in Fair-Use, Sports and Studio licensing, as well as knows ALL the ins-outs to Network News licensing (ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NBC), as well
Innovative and detail-oriented music supervisor adept at managing multiple projects in various stages of production. Annette is the music supervisor for Becky, Bailey & Darla, and Crypto.
Responsible for music licensing & clearance
FULL AGENDA RELEASED NOV 15
Sync Party (Powered by Audiomack)
Venue: Kimpton Everly Hotel Hollywood Rooftop | 1800 Argyle Ave Hollywood CA 90028
World of Sync: Panels + Interactive + Mentoring Workshops +Networking
Mears Center, Auditorium Hollywood | 1760 N Gower, Los Angeles CA 90028
9 - 9:40AM
Keynote: The Power of Music in Visual Media: Sports
Speaker: Brian J. MIller | Music Supervisor, NFL Network
9:50 - 10:20 AM
The Music Licensing Triangle (Music Cordinator x Music Supervisor x Music Library Synergy). How all three professionals work together from ideation to placement
Derek Liner: Music Coordinator (Mob Scene), Angela Jollivette: Music Supervisor (Moonbaby Media), Sarah Ponder: Music Director (APM Music)
More about the speakers: http://www.sync-con.com/schedulespeakers/
10:30 - 11:05AM
Music Supervision for Advertising - "The Perfect Merging of Music & Brands"
Chase Butters: Senior Music Supervisor (Deutsch Advertising Agency, Dez Davis: Music Supervisor (Deutsch Advertising Agency)
11:15 - 12:30pm
Exclusive Lunch for ALL Speakers & VIP Guests at Mears Garden | General Admission Ticket Holders can purchase Lunch from Food Trucks Available
11:15 - 12:30pm
Desert & Drinks Provided by:
My/Mo Mochie Ice Cream | Health Ade Kombocha
12: 30 - 1:45 PM
WORKSHOPS, MENTORING & PITCHING SESSIONS
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Workshop (Room 1): Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media Breakdown | CREATING MUSIC FOR TV/FILM/ADS
Trainer/Speaker: Andrea Bellucci ( Composer & Sound Designer)
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Workshop (Room 2): Music Publishing/Copyright/Clearance
Trainer/Speaker: Dawn Wisner Johnson (Music Supervisor)
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Workshop (Room 3): Opportunity vs Song Value. How to negotiate a Sync Fee for a Placement
Trainer/Speaker: Jason Cienkus (Music Supervisor)
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Workshop (Room 4) , Music Licensing 101: How to jumpstart a music licensing career (music prep, pitching to music supervisors)
Trainer/Speaker: Jennifer Smith (Music Supervisor)
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Workshop (Room 5): How to write a song that attracts Film/TV placements
Trainer: Tamara Bubble (Songwriter/Artist)
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Workshop (Room 6): How to jumpstart a Music Supervision Career
Trainer/Speaker: Annette Conlon (Music Supervisor)
12:30 - 1:45
Sync Cafe: VIP Pitching Session: 12:30pm - 1:30pm (VIP Badge Holders Only)
With: Brian J Miller, Carolyn Richardson, Angela Jolivette, Sarah Ponder, Chase Butters, Dez Davis, David Leon, Morenike Joela, Jessica Gramuglia, Nicole Prutch, Justin Feldman, Ade Ariyo
Headphones are provides for this sessions. Attendees should come prepared to network and pitch their music 1 on 1 (speed dating style) with speakers, and hear about their current/future projects. Attendees have only 5 minutes per speaker and rotated to next available speaker. Attendees should have their music available on their phone for a faster process and to get the most out of their 1 on 1 pitch/networking with speakers. Other items to bring include: Business Cards. If you use the newest iphone, be sure to bring a headphone converter.
1:00 - 1:45pm
Group Pitching Session (Round Table /Classroom Format): For General Admission Badge Holders
Dawn Wisner Johnson | Jason Cienkus | Jennifer Smith | Annette Conlon and more.
Attendees would network and pitch their music to music supervisors, hear about their current/future projects in a roundtable/classroom format. Attendees should have their music available on their phone for a faster process and to get the most out of their pitch/networking with music supervisors. Other items to bring include: Business Cards. Headphones would be provided for speakers. If you use the newest iphone, be sure to bring a headphone converter.
1:45 - 2:00 PM
Get Your Networking On!
Relaxed environment, mingling and networking
2:00 - 2:30 PM
Keynote: Music Licensing & Clearance: Road Map
Carolyn Richardson: Manager, Music Clearance (Fox Corporation)
2:30 -3:00 PM
The Synergy: The collaborative process of a Director/Writer, Music Supervisor & Music Publisher in TV/Film
Morenike Joela (Director/Writer/Showrunner), Jennifer Smith (Music Supervisor), Dawn Wisner-Johnson (Music Publishing Administrator), Annette Conlon (Music Supervisor)
3:00 - 3:15 PM
Break | Speakers Photo Up & Interviews (Green Room)
3:15 - 3:40 PM
Sync-able Songs: What makes you say YES! to song? - What makes a song "syncable"? - Elements that stand out
Nicole Prutch (Director of Music), Justin Feldman (Music Coordinator), Jessica Gramuglia (Music Supervisor), Jason Cienkus (Music Supervisor)
3:40 - 4:00 PM
The Composers Takeover! - World of music composition for TV & Film - The process - Interpreting a script to sound
David Leon (Composer & Music Supervisor), Andrea Bellucci (Composer/Sound Design)
4:00 -4:30 PM
Speaker Photo Ups & Interviews
Networking & Conversations (Attendees)
4:00 -4:30 PM
Hands On Workshop: (*VIP Ticket Holders Only) Perfect P.I.T.C.H - Create a pitch that gets your songs placed again and again
With Keynote Speaker: Carolyn Richardson
4:30 - 4:45 PM
4:45 - 5:00 PM
End of Day 2
World of Sync Part 2: Panels + Interactive + Performances + Honors Ceremony/Award
Avalon Hollywood | 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles
9:00 - 9:30AM
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Keynote: The Power of Music in Video Games
Eric Kalver: Music Supervisor, Activision Blizzard
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Making of a Blockbuster Trailer & Marketing Campaign for Video Games - Rights and clearance: The Good & The Nightmares
John Downey (Rights & Clearances Supervisor), Scott Carson (Head of Games, Buddha Jones)
11:00 - 11:20 AM
Performance 1 & Performance 2
11:20 - 11:40 AM
Break | Media | Networking
Speaker & VIP Lounge (Gold Room) for (Speaker Photo Ups & Interviews)
11:40 - 12:00
Directing for TV/Film - Pathway to Becoming a TV Director
Speaker: Joshua Stern, Director/Showrunner (Lionsgate)
12:00 - 12:30 PM
12:30 - 12:40 PM
Break & Networking | Honorees Photo Ups & Interviews
12:40 - 1:00 PM
Performance 5 & Performance 6
1:00 - 1:20 PM
1:20 - 1:40 PM
Close Out Performance: Surprise Guest
1:40 - 1:50 PM
Sync Con Closeout Showdown
1:50 - 2:00 PM
Conference Closing Remarks