The first-ever production music conference is scheduled to take place September 12, 2014 in Los Angeles. Hosted by the Production Music Association (PMA), this landmark full-day event will bring together players from every aspect of the production music industry including composers, publishers, music supervisors, editors, technology developers and more.
Ten in-depth panels will examine both the business and creative aspects of the industry with topics ranging from understanding royalties and copyright to composing for reality TV and trailers. There will even be a music pitch session where attendees will have the opportunity to have their music critiqued by a panel of industry experts. The conference will feature two keynote sessions: a morning keynote with acclaimed composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Monk, Ugly Betty), and an afternoon keynote with Stewart Copeland, renowned drummer and composer (Wall Street, Pecker, Rumblefish).
Once maligned as “canned” or “stock music”, production music over the past 20 years has truly come of age. Today’s top production music libraries feature accomplished artists, composers and songwriters with major film, TV and recording credits. The quality of music among the top labels often rivals that of commercial music and is increasingly sought after for use in film, television, commercials, trailers and other productions across all media. In many respects, production music today reflects the new music industry as it touches on nearly every aspect of the business from synchronization and performance to digital downloads and YouTube monetization.
Whether you are a composer, publisher, music user, industry executive or just curious about where the industry is headed, don’t miss this unique event. To register or for more information, please visit:
August 4, 2014