Music Supervisor Session with Todd Porter
on Wednesday, November 30, 2011
at SAE Institute of Technology in San Francisco
NARIP's Music Supervisor Sessions have featured the following A-listers:
Film & TV Music Supervisors:
- P.J. Bloom (Glee, Nip/Tuck, CSI Miami) - Los Angeles, San Francisco
- Carolyn Richardson (Entertainment Tonight, The Insider) - Los Angeles
- Gary Calamar (True Blood, Dexter, House) - Los Angeles, Berlin
- Julianne Jordan (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Bourne Identity, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Yogi Bear) - Los Angeles
- Andrea von Foerster (The O.C., Grey's Anatomy, (500) Days of Summer, Run's House) - Los Angeles, Atlanta, Berlin, London
- John Houlihan (55+ feature films, Mortal Kombat, Love Guru, Fame, The Defenders) - Los Angeles
- Chris Mollere (Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, WarGames: The Dead Code) - Los Angeles, London
Advertising Agency Music Supervisors:
- Jessica Dierauer, Executive Producer Music & Creative Content, Young & Rubicam - New York
- Jean Scofield, Music Producer, McGarry Bowen - New York
- Paul Greco, Director of Music & Radio Production, J. Walter Thompson - New York
- Mike Boris, Senior VP / Executive Music Producer, McCann Erickson - New York
- Josh Rabinowitz, Senior Vice President / Director of Music, Grey Group - New York
- Ryan Fitch, Music Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi - New York
NARIP members have made placements through these limited enrollment sessions, including most recently Peter Kimmel who placed a song from his catalog ("Soul of a Man Never Dies") in an episode of True Blood following our session with Gary Calamar earlier this year in Los Angeles. He has also placed a song in Dexter ("Jhaira") which airs on October 23, 2011 in the US. You can read more about this here.
These sessions should be of particular interest to those who represent catalogs and/or seek intimate pitch opportunities with the best (and busiest) music supervisors in Los Angeles.
Limited to 15 people, NARIP’s sessions enable you to get to know the supervisors and more importantly, enable them to get to know you. At private sessions in Los Angeles, Berlin, San Francisco and New York, participants have been able to pitch for current opportunities on the spot, receive instant feedback as to whether a song was appropriate or not, and WHY. This valuable feedback makes better pitches – and ultimately, placements – possible. In some cases, participants even had time to re-work their music to better fit a supervisors’ needs.
Above all, attendees MET key players in the modern music business, paving the way for future opportunities and giving them an edge in a highly competitive market.
At each session in London, participants will have the opportunity to pitch music for specific opportunities that will be emailed to them in advance of the session. Participants then present music and get immediate, direct feedback from one music supervisor.
What attendees say about NARIP’s Music Supervisor Sessions held earlier this year in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin and New York:
- "I've had 3 managers and 5 years of plugging away on the Internet for contacts and had more success getting material in front of a music supervisor with NARIP's sessions than anything previously! Please keep it up, I will definitely attend more!" - Shay Dillon, Independent (attended Gary Calamar's session in LA)
- "I applaud NARIP in establishing these sessions!" - Richard Khuzami, Dahdoo Productions (attended Jessica Dierauer session in New York)
- "Such an amazing night ... I have been to many such events in the past where I had the opportunity to meet some major industry leaders but have never felt this kind of intimacy and accessibility and came away feeling like I really made a super connection in the industry... At Jessica's session I gave her a CD of 30 and 60 second clips of some of my songs. Her assistant emailed me yesterday (before I even followed up!) to say that they can use some of my tracks and needed some metadata (another lesson I learned at NARIP’s session about imprinting metadata onto all tracks!). So I am thrilled to have made such a great contact in the ad biz because of NARIP. So how can I not attend all your amazing sessions knowing I will make such high level contacts that would have been very difficult for me to have made on my own? … I can’t wait for the next session!" - Gail Vareilles, Sandshifter Music (attended Jessica Dierauer session in New York)
- "Please keep me informed of the next NARIP sessions in London and LA. Once again, many thanks for the opportunity to pitch [at the Berlin NARIP Supervisor Sessions]." - Reza Davoudi, Nineteen95 Artist Management (attended Andrea von Foerster's and Gary Calamar's sessions in Berlin)
- "Was lots of fun and learned a ton of new things. Both Jessica and Ed were great. I like how all of you are mindful of folks who might not be that familiar with the industry and always provide explanations of definitions that may not be as widely known. Also, the anecdotes (e.g. Serge Gainsbourg’s daughter rejecting AXE) are priceless. Thanks again for coordinating these wonderful sessions. I will highly recommend to others." - David Liang, Shanghai Restoration Project (attended Jessica Dierauer session in New York and John Houlihan session in Los Angeles)
- Thank you very much for the very interesting pitching session with Andrea at the Popkomm. I would be very keen to take part [in NARIP's London Supervisor Sessions]." - Christoph Becker, Moanin' Records (attended Andrea von Foerster's session in Berlin)
- "[NARIP's Music Supervisor series] is a very effective and beneficial program to get contact with the local and national supervisors who run the film and TV industry." - Robert Case, President, New Pants Publishing (attended Carolyn Richardson, Gary Calamar and Julianne Jordan and sessions in Los Angeles)
- "Great event with PJ Bloom! Definitely an uncommon opportunity." - Joel Evans, Cinemasters (attended PJ Bloom session in San Francisco, and Jessica Dierauer session in New York)
- "Thank you once again for a fantastic series of supervisor sessions. Looking forward to many more sessions and events with NARIP... Thank you all for your professionalism, earnestness and care in providing the very best for us. We SO appreciate everything you do. [NARIP provides] incredible value."" - Ben Bidlack, Bees & Honey Music (attended all seven sessions in Los Angeles and PJ Bloom session in San Francisco
- "It was really great. Will attend the [sessions] in October. Jessica was really lovely and everyone was so talented." - Sarah Nagourney, Glassbeat Music (attended Jessica Dierauer session in New York)
- Very, very informative and helpful. These are fun and the supervisors have been extremely willing to share very useful info. - Catharine Wood, Planetwood Productions (attended Andrea von Foerster, Julianne Jordan and John Houlihan sessions in Los Angeles)
- "Thank you and the NARIP staff for the supervisor session with Jessica… This was a 'crash course' in what an advertising music supervisor needs versus a music cues written for TV shows (which is what I was familiar with).... I already signed up for the next session on the 27th." - Classical arranger / composer / producer Sor Harris (attended Jessica Dierauer session in New York)
- "I found the session extremely interesting/helpful, and I look forward to attending the rest of the series." - Jacob Weinrib, Parma Licensing (attended Jessica Dierauer session in New York)
- "Last night's program was awesome, well-organized, inspiring. Chris Mollere was great, with positive yet constructive comments for us all." - Annie Calder, Coral West Music (attended Chris Mollere's session in Los Angeles)
- "I really enjoyed the event and definitely see the value in the intimacy of it. I’m on board for more as well as doing some LA stuff and London." - Freddy Charles, Freddy Charles Music (attended Jessica Dierauer session in New York)
- "Thank you again for providing one of the more professional and useful events that I have ever attended. It was intimate, precise and well-executed. The feedback was immediate and valuable." – Eric Caver, PTEC Dojo (attended Andrea von Foerster session in Los Angeles)
- "Another successful and extremely well-organized NARIP event, please keep them coming! ... [it was] an amazing opportunity to pitch our music to Gary Calamar in such a personal and focused setting." - Sven Spieker, Mighty Generation Music (attended Gary Calamar, Andrea von Foerster and Chris Mollere sessions in Los Angeles)
- "What a wonderful job NARIP is doing in putting together these events that help professionals connect and share information. And how cool a person you are. Kudos to NARIP and your wonderful team." - Daniel Indart, Latin Music Specialists (attended Chris Mollere and Julianne Jordan sessions in Los Angeles)
GUEST EXPERT (scroll down for expert profile):
Todd Porter, Music Supervisor, Goodby, Silverstein and Partners
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
6:30 p.m. Registration opens 7.00 p.m. Program begins 8:15 p.m. Break 9:30 p.m. Program ends
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All NARIP members, especially those who work with artists.
Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps
Record & Music Publishing Executives
Concert Promoters, Agents, Tour Managers
Anyone seeking feedback to fresh music and placement opportunities in advertising and branding campaigns.
SAE Institute of Technology
450 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA
$15 NARIP members (no pitch)
$30 Non-members and general public (no pitch)
To pitch music and receive live instant feedback from Todd, add Premium Ticket (limited to 15 individuals):
$249: NARIP Members (Professional and Executive NARIP Members ONLY, includes pitch opportunity)
$329: Non-Members (includes pitch opportunityl)
* Available to Professional and Executive NARIP Members only.
HOW IT WORKS
Individuals who register to pitch (limited to 15) will receive a brief approximately 1 week prior to November 30 outlining Todd's current music needs to help prepare for their pitch to him.
Not a NARIP member yet? What are you waiting for?
Join NARIP now and start receiving benefits immediately.
Click here to read about benefits and to join now.
2 WAYS TO REGISTER
1. Online: www.narip.com (just scroll down)
2. Phone: 818-769-7007
Advance RSVP encouraged.
Pre-paid admission guarantees seating.
We appreciate your cooperation.
Call us at 818-769-7007 or email daniel AT narip DOT com.
ABOUT THE EXPERT
Todd Porter, Producer + Music Supervisor Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Todd Porter has been working at Ad agency Goodby, Silverstein and Partners for the past ten+ years. He's placed many of his favorite artists in commercials and produced a few campaigns for the Superbowl. Recently he's worked on projects with Lou Reed, Iron & Wine and Radical Face (he's proud of this). Todd became Goodby, Silverstein & Partners first ever music supervisor + producer two years ago and is very, very busy. He hopes he can help bands make a living by giving them infusions of cash from multinational conglomerates.
Michael Brandvold, Michael Brandvold Marketing (Moderator)
Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention. Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael's skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com's multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program. Michael has also managed the online efforts for Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, and Britney Spears to name only a few.
SOURCES FOR MORE INFO:
Goodby, Silverstein and Partners
Michael Brandvold Marketing
SAE Institute of Technology
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