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Thank You

for attending LSS 2015 and for making it such a success.

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

 
 

PANELS FROM

Thank You!

We are already looking forward to London Sync Sessions 2016

Dear London Sync Session Delegates & Panelists, 

Thank you so much for attending LSS 2015 and for making it such a success. 
We've been blown away by the amazing response we've received and are already planning LSS 2016 - so watch this space!

In the interim we'll be posting images and clips from LSS 2015 and attendees will be able to access delegate information.

Cheers for now,

The London Sync Session Team

 
 

Panelists

London Sync Sessions panels will be providing in depth discussion a diverse mix of industry standpoints, illustrating the many variations of synchronisation.

From publishers and record labels to film and TV producers, sync consultants and supervisors - LSS will provide perspective and stimulating debate on current issues facing the industry today.

Panelists will offer constructive, honest and effective advice. Whether you're a manager, producer, artist or composer. LSS will bridge gaps between your music content and the people who use it. 

Don't think we're finished yet. Panelists, moderators, masterclasses and bands are being updated daily. For all the latest news and developments stay glued to the website and social pages. 

 


Rich Robinson
Vice President of Synchronisation UK & Europe
WARNER MUSIC GROUP


Sanaz Lavaedian
Director of Music
MOCEAN ENTERTAINMENT


Jason Alexander
Music Supervisor
CSI, GOTHAM
 

Simon Gurney
Licensing & Synchronisation Manager (Radio & Music)
BBC WORLDWIDE


Simon Fawcett
Film Producer
LONE SURVIVOR, BRONSON


Nis Bogvad
Music Supervisor
COPENHAGEN FILM SUPERVISOR


Andy Ross
Film Music Supervisor
WHIPLASH/THE GREY
 

Farinoush Mostaghimi 
Founder & CEO
SYNCHAUDIO
 

Christian Hurst 
Director of Music Supervison & Licensing
THE EGGPLANT STEREO


Gemma Dempsey
FILM MUSIC SUPERVISOR
 

Justin McMullen
Head of Music Supervision
CUESONGS


Alexis Ffrench
COMPOSER
 

Pamela Lewis Rudden
Music Placement & Sync Licensing Agent
PLUTONIC GROUP SYNCS


Grant Watmuff
Licensing and Strategic Partnerships Manager
DISNEY MUSIC GROUP

Colin Vaines
Film Producer/Exec Producer
GANGS OF NEW YORK/CORIOLANUS
 

Tim K Newell
Multi Platform Producer
BBC


Ilan Eshkeri
Composer
L4YER CAKE / KICK-ASS / HANNIBAL RISING / SPIKE ISLAND


Lindsey-Bea Davis
Music Supervisor
VICE MEDIA
 

Charles Fitzgerald
Global Head of Sync & Brand Partnerships
PIAS

Ian Neil
Director of Music for Film, TV & Advertising
SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT


Gary Downing
Sync and Brand Partnerships Manager
CAROLINE MUSIC


Sergio Pimentel
Licensing Manager
BIG SYNC MUSIC


Steve Phillips
Creative Director of Sync
IMAGEM


Mark Webster
Director
METRODOME ENTERTAINMENT


Tracy Murray
Creative Director/Founder
MINT MUSIC CONSULTANCY 


Matt Block
Assistant Director of Licensing
FLAVORLAB
 

David Weiss
Co-Founder
THE SONGHUNTERS
 

Dante Bonutto
UK General Manager
SPINEFARM RECORDS 


Natasha Baldwin
Vice President of Global Sync/Senior Sync Consultant and Creative Director
IMAGEM
 

Tom Stanford
DIrector of Music
PLATINUM RYE ENTERTAINMENT


Jesper Gadeberg
Music Supervisor
MUSICSTYLIST.COM - MEDIA AGENCY
 

Sander Van Maarschalkerweerd
CEO
SIZZER - AMSTERDAM
 

Christian Mix-Linzer
CEO
TRACKS & FIELDS
 

Stuart Brennan
FILM PRODUCER/DIRECTOR


Charles Barsamian
EXIT STRATEGY


Natalie Dickens
Managing Director
FELT MUSIC
 

Pascal Mayer
Music Supervisor
NOODLES MUSIC SUPERVISION
 

Rosie Hill
Head of UK Sync
IMAGEM


Jon Skinner
CEO
MUSIC GATEWAY


Roy Lidstone Jackson
CEO
A&G SYNC


Rory Bernard
CEO
SYNCHTANK


Matt Jamison
ex Programme Director
AMAZING RADIO


Rupert Hollier
Creative Director Publishing & Sync
METROPOLIS MUSIC PUBLISHING


 


 

 

*Correct as of 21.08.15. Subject to change.

 

Monday 19

 

16.30

Doors open & registrations

18.30

Welcome & Guest Speech

Jason Alexander
Music Supervisor
CSI/GOTHAM

Networking meet and greet in
METROPOLIS MERCURY BAR

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20.00

Live Performance from
Of Empires
STUDIO B

21.00

Live Performance from
Meadowlark
STUDIO B

24.00

Close

 


 

Tuesday 20

09.00

Doors open & remaining registrations

 

Studio A

09.45 - 10.45

The translation of score concepts:
From Director to composer

Alexis Ffrench
Composer

Stuart Brennan
Director

Rupert Hollier (moderator)
Creative Director Publishing & Sync
METROPOLIS MUSIC PUBLISHING

The process of score conception, from Director to composer via the music supervisor.Stuart Brennan talks us through his ideas for the score to his new film Plan Z, and how the composer Alexis Ffrench realised Stuart's vision for the atmosphere of his story.

11.10 - 12.10

Beyond Sync:
Turning Placements into Partnerships

Charles Fitzgerald
Global Head of Sync Brand Partnership
PIAS

Kiran Patel
International Sync Manager
A&G SYNC

Sander Van Maarschalkerweerd
Managing Director
SIZZER AMSTERDAM

Licensing a song to an ad, film or TV show could be one of the most lucrative opportunities an artist will experience in their career. The fees can be substantial, and there is always that elusive promise of promotion that can follow a well placed sync. But aside from just securing the initial placement (not an easy task), what else is there? How can you turn a good opportunity into a truly great one?

12.30 - 13.30

TV On The Radio

Simon Gurney
Sync & Licensing Manager
BBC

Jacquie Perryman
Creative Music Consultant

Tim Newell
Multi Platform Producer
BBC

Natalie Dickens
Managing Director
FELT MUSIC

Matt Jamieson
Ex Programme Director
AMAZING RADIO

We all know how important music is for visual media but does it get equal importance on radio campaigns? Our distinguished panel discuss sound design & music for TV & radio campaigns & is the blanket license a good thing or bad?

Lunch

13.30 - 14.30

14.30 - 15.45

Death of the Hit Song

Andy Ross
Music Supervisor

Ian Neil
Director of Music for Film, TV, Advertising & Computer Games
SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Jacquie Perryman
Creative Sync consultant and Music Supervisor

Steve Squillante
COO
LEEDING MEDIA / fmr. PRESIDENT OF PRODUCTION IM GLOBAL

Indie movies with tiny music budgets are on the up and gaining a greater impact than ever, our panel discuss fee negotiation, box office bumps and the disconnects between all parties.

16.05 -17.00

Music Gateway present:
Creative Licensing: What do brands look for in music

Jon Skinner
CEO
MUSIC GATEWAY

Tom Stanford
Director
PLATINUM RYE ENTERTAINMENT

Natalie Dickens
Managing Director
FELT MUSIC

Harriet Moss
Sync and PR manager
Manners McDade

What makes a song or piece of music perfect for sync? We’ll be looking at the decisions made during the creative process, and explore some case studies to better understand what supervisors working with brands and in advertising will be listening out for when considering music for their projects. When writing for sync, what can you do musically to attract attention?

 

Studio B

10.30 - 11.30

The Exit Strategy:
Music as production asset

Charles Barsamian
Entertainment Attorney / Producer (Film & TV) / Principal
EXIT STRATEGY

Andy Ross
Music Supervisor / Principal
EXIT STRATEGY

Steve Squillante
COO
LEEDING MEDIA / fmr. PRESIDENT OF PRODUCTION IM GLOBAL

In a landscape of ever shrinking production budgets, the modern music executive music think outside the box to accomplish more with less and still achieve the creative vision.  In The Exit Strategy - Music as a production asset we will discuss why budgets are shrinking, how the music for an audio-visual production can be leveraged into a monetisable asset, and what this means for the facilitation of the creative (creation of original music and licensing of source cues).

12.10 - 13.30

Synchtank presents: 
Monetising Metadata

Rory Bernard
CEO
SYNCTANK

Steve Lewis
SOUNDMOUSE

Adrian Morris
SOUNDMOUSE

Rapid growth in digital means your metadata is now business critical. All digital services rely on metadata to operate and if your metadata is not in good shape, your business probably won’t be either. Distribution, synch, royalties, streaming - all of it is driven by high quality information derived from metadata in your tracks. Ignore it or get it wrong and you find you are not the ones in the front of the queue. What’s more it’s not only what happens day to day, it’s part of your shareholder value - catalogue acquisition considers not only the rights value but also how it is being managed and documented. Exactly what meta data does - enhance you catalogue value.

Lunch

13.30 - 14.30

14.30 - 15.30

Metropolis Sessions
Performances from -

DANNY MCLAUCHLAN - soundcloud.com/dannymclauchlan

CHRIS SIMMONS - www.chrissimmonsmusic.com

ANJELO DISONS - facebook.com/anjelodisonsuk

MALORY TORR - www.malorytorr.com

15.45 - 16.45

SynchAudio, VICE, Flavorlab, The Songhunters and Picture Music present: The Art of Indie Music Supervision

Lindsey-Bea Davis
VICE MEDIA

Roman Riccio (Moderator)
SYNCHAUDIO

Matt Block
FLAVORLAB

David Weiss
Ex Programme Director
THE SONGHUNTERS

Some of the top current indie supervisors discuss their process and what they look for in submissions. As well as providing case studies on the creative process of their latest work.

 

Studio E

SynchAudio, VICE, Flavorlab, Songhunters and Picture Music Present:
Sync Songwriter Workshops


Delegates will have chance to submit music directly to top music supervisors for a one to one feedback/listening session.

Evening Showcase

Curated in Conjunction with BritSync Collective

19.45 -

JOHN FAIRHURST
www.johnfairhurst.com

20.20 -

SCOTT MATTHEWS
www.scottmatthewsmusic.co.uk

20.55 -

CHELOU
soundcloud.com/chelouofficial

21.30 -

PAT DAM SMYTH
www.patdamsmyth.com

 

Wednesday 21

09.00

Doors open & remaining registrations

 

Studio A

09.45 - 10.45

Sync is Dead, Long Live Sync

Natasha Baldwin
Group President, Creative & Marketing
IMAGEM MUSIC GROUP

Rich Robinson
VP Sync UK & Europe
WARNER MUSIC GROUP

Richard Kirstein (moderator)
CEO
RESILIENT MUSIC

Roy Swansborough
Producer
JOHN WALTER THOMPSON

Susan Stone
Founder
CECILIA

Alison Miller
Project Manager
HUNTER BOOT

Licensing music for commercials and online brand communications is challenging. Music rights owners sit on one side. Marketers and Agencies sit on the other. In between lies a gulf of misunderstanding and sometimes lack of mutual respect. This creates friction and poor deal making. It hinders the creation of long term business relationships.

Sync Is Dead, Long Live Sync is moderated by Richard Kirstein of Resilient Music with panellists representing labels, publishers, brands, agencies and music supervision. The panel will explore the current challenges facing licensors and licensees, informed by the findings of Resilient’s recently published research. We’ll identify key friction points and discuss future solutions. We’ll examine platforms used for production library, unsigned and deep catalogue and consider more radical ideas from outside the sync industry. We’ll also compare where the UK & US markets are headed.

11.10 - 11.55

Tales from the Battlefield

Colin Vaines
Film Producer/Exec Producer
GANGS OF NEW YORK/CORIOLANUS

Ilan Eshkeri
Composer
L4YER CAKE / KICK-ASS / HANNIBAL RISING / SPIKE ISLAND

Colin Vaines and Ilan Eshkeri discuss their experiences (the good, bad and ugly) from the world of Film production and composition.

 

 

12.30 - 13.15

Licensed to Clear

Lawrence McKay
Music Supervisor
BIG SYNC MUSIC

Tony Moss
MUSIC PUBLISHING CONSULTANT

Sergio Pimental
Licensing Manager
BIG SYNC MUSIC

Martin Hewitt
Music Licensing Manager
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE

Tom Fredrikse
Partner
CLINTONS LAW FIRM

The media are increasingly using commercial music in order to enhance the audio/visual experience, satisfy consumer's tastes and ensure that content is relevant across very different cultures.  With major differences in music copyright ownership across different territories, as well as differences between rights required for digital and physical distribution, licensing can become a complex and sometimes confusing minefield to navigate.  Many issues can be ignored due to the lack of understanding in both the media and the music industries.

With the chaotic state of the digital music licensing landscape in Europe and the fragmentation of global repertoire, it is easy to see why this reluctance is perpetuated.  Areas such as public performance, union re-use payments, dealing with samples, blanket licenses and mechanicals will be discussed by there esteemed panellists and will cover music use across different media including, advertising, Video Games, TV and film.

Lunch

13.30 - 14.30

14.30 - 15.15

Music Supervisors; Taste, vision and needs

Sanaz Lavaedian
Director of Music
MOCEAN ENTERTAINMENT

Amelia Hartley
Head of Music
ENDEMOL

Rosie Hill
Head of UK Sync
IMAGEM

Jesper Gadeberg
Music Supervisor
MUSICSTYLIST.COM - MEDIA AGENCY

Jason Alexander
Music Supervisor
CSI, GOTHAM

Gemma Dempsey
Music Supervisor/VP International
METROPOLIS STUDIOS

Today’s top music supervisors talk about the balance that has to go into any film or television show. What are their triumphs and discoveries and how do they find that perfect match of music and visual?

 

16.05 - 17.05

The Nuances of Music Supervision: 
Choosing Artists, Songs and Arrangements
That Hit The Mark

Jason Alexander
Music Supervisor
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING

Andy Ross
Music Supervisor
EXIT STRATERGY

Ed Bailie
Music Supervisor
LELAND MUSIC

Martin Hewitt
Music Supervisor
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT

Lindsey-Bea Davis
Music Supervisor
VICE MEDIA

Ru Hollier
Creative Director
METROPOLIS MUSIC PUBLISHING

Christian Hurst (Moderator)
Music Supervisor
THE EGGPLANT STEREO

An intimate discussion about the craft of discovering and helping to cultivate inspired music, the art of choosing the best tracks for a specific use, and the skills required to work with diverse members of a given team to ensure realisation of the desired impact.

 

 

Studio B

10.30 - 11.45

Film Co Production from a Music Perspective

Nis Bogvad
CEO
COPENHADEN FILM MUSIC

Jean-Paul Wall
Composer
www.jeanpaulwall.se

Julie Baines
Producer
DAN FILMS

Mark Lo
Producer
ASYLUM GIANT & SPITFIRE AUDIO

Gemma Dempsey
Music Supervisor/VP International
METROPOLIS STUDIOS

A discussion about opportunities and the future of music collaboration on European film Co. productions. What are the needs and how do we build a relevant network?

12.10 - 13.30

Tracks and Fields Present:
The Importance of Independent Music Supervisors

Christian Mix-Linzer
CEO
TRACKS & FIELDS

Jesper Gadeberg
MUSIC SUPERVISOR

David O'Bryan
Senior Creative
NINJA TUNE

Independent music supervisors are important creative partners for brands, agencies and production houses. At the same time, some brands start entering long term exclusive deals or even start their own music supervision services. 

The panel will shine a light on the way independent music supervisors differentiate themselves and how competition can or should be handled.

Lunch

13.30 - 14.30

14.30 - 15.30

WhoSampled present:
A Brief History of Sampling

Chris Read and Nadav Poraz of WhoSampled (the world's largest database of samples, cover versions and remixes) explore the evolution of music through imitation and citation. With practical demonstrations, the speakers show how sampling has come to play a pivotal role in contemporary music and highlight how legal frameworks are frequently out of step with the realities of music creation in the digital age.

16.05 - 17.05

CueSongs Present:
World Wild Web

Steve Roberts
Channel Owner
STR SKILL SCHOOL

Nic Yeeles
CEO
PEG

Joe Harbinson
Head of Youtube Operations
RIGHTSTER

Justin "Commie" McMullen
DIrector of Music
CUESONGS

Christina Vaughan
CEO
CUESONGS

Described as the "Wild Web" by some in the music business, online often presents Rightsholders with interesting challenges and conundrums to solve. However, it can also provide massive opportunity for Rightsholders that are curious and open to exploring new platforms and new business models. CueSongs, the innovative online sync licensing business, is hosting a thought provoking evening focussed on this space and has gathered together a fascinating group of thought-leading panelists who promise genuine insight into how the music business can harness the massive potential of the “Wild Wild Web”. The evening will look at the virtually untapped and potentially enormous market of the Professional Creator operating across YouTube and other new digital platforms.

 

Evening

19.30 - 23.00

Showcase featuring

19.45 -

TAIL FEATHER
www.facebook.com/tailefeatheruk

20.30 -

THE BEACH
www.facebook.com/thebeachmusic

21.10 -

OSCAR
www.oscaroscar.co.uk

 

*Correct as of 16.10.15. Subject to change.

 

Live Music

Every evening will host live performances from studio A 

 

*Correct as of 11.09.15. Subject to change.

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