A NARIP Series: Intimate Pitch Meetings with Top Music Buyers including Music Supervisors, A&R Executives, Synch Agents & Grammy-winning Music Producers
Is your music getting to decision-makers?
At NARIP’s intimate sessions, you get to meet music buyers including A&R executives, music supervisors, synch agents and music producers and pitch for current placement opportunities, representation, and projects, and get immediate feedback.
Since 2011, NARIP Music Supervisor Pitch Sessions have secured over 2,000 placements in blockbuster films, hit television series, global promotion and advertising campaigns, and major studio trailers for NARIP members. Since inception of NARIP’s Synch Agent Pitch Sessions in 2018, twenty (20) NARIP members have signed representation or music publishing deals as a direct result with more in the works now. Other outcomes include collaborations, co-writing, producing and commissioned work.
At NARIP’s Trailer Music Supervisor Pitch Session:
- Meet Big Picture Entertainment’s music supervisor Holly Williamson face-to-face who curates and selects music for trailers and promos for blockbuster Hollywood films, hit TV shows, games and other media.
- Pitch songs directly to Holly for her current and priority projects
- Learn how to get music placed directly from the buyer, hear what works and what doesn’t
- Get immediate feedback, ask questions, get answers
- Direct access + firsthand info = better results FOR YOU
Small, focused NARIP Sessions enable one-on-one time and immediate direct feedback to music presented by participants.
At NARIP Pitch Sessions, limited to 16 people, you get to know the guest music supervisor, synch agent or producer, and they to get to know you.
Most important, attendees meet these key players, paving the way for placement, representation, collaboration and ongoing opportunities, and giving them an edge in a competitive market.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A NARIP MUSIC SUPERVISOR PITCH SESSION
PREPARATION IS KEY
NARIP Music Supervisor Sessions are limited to an enrollment of just 16 people. About one week prior to NARIP’s Session, all registrants will get a brief of the guest supervisor’s then-CURRENT music needs. Each registrant will have a chance to pitch in response to the music briefs provided and get immediate feedback to music pitched. Each participant must submit 7 songs (MP3s only please) 36 hours prior to NARIP’s Music Supervisor Session. Please note that due to time constraints you will only be able to pitch your TOP 3 songs for consideration and immediate feedback (more, if time permits). This process takes the mystery out of why a piece of music does or doesn’t fit. On-the-spot feedback enables registrants to re-work tracks and re-submit, which creates a much higher probability to get them licensed (choose well!).
If you do not have music that matches the current needs of the supervisor, fear not! You can still attend and present the top three songs in your catalog. Make sure the songs are unique and captivating. This is helpful because a music supervisor’s needs change constantly. To optimize impact of music you pitch at NARIP’s Music Supervisor Session, we highly recommend that you target the briefs. Good luck and see you there!
BEFORE NARIP’S PITCH SESSION:
- NARIP prepares a one-sheet for each participant including your photo and bio for the guest music supervisor to use and review at the event, and to take with him after the event. We will request your photo and bio one week prior to the event. In preparing these materials, we recommend you focus on brief career highlights in your bio and have a professional photo available.
- Approximately 5 to 7 days prior to NARIP’s Session, you will be sent a project brief describing several cues needed for a current project(s) of our guest speaker. These often include reference songs or links so that you can hear exactly what he seeks or needs to replace.
- You will submit your tracks with writer, publisher and other rights holder information that will also be supplied to the music supervisor during and after NARIP’s Session.
- You will get submission and meta-tagging guidelines, and mentoring as to how best to prepare your music for submission.
DURING NARIP’S PITCH SESSION:
- You will get to play at least three songs (sometimes more, if time permits) for the guest music supervisor who will provide feedback to you for each one.
- NARIP moderator asks very specific questions to help participants learn and understand how to modify their tracks to make these more place-able for the guest supervisor’s specific needs at hand.
AFTER NARIP’S PITCH SESSION:
- NARIP provides guest music supervisor with participant one-sheets and all music from NARIP’s Session, including notes detailing the guest music supervisor’s interest in specific tracks.
- If requested by guest music supervisor, NARIP conveys additional tracks, remixes, instrumentals etc. to him.
- If approved by guest music supervisor, NARIP provides his contact details to registrants.
ABOUT HOLLY WILLIAMSON
Holly Williamson as over 20 years of experience as a music supervisor placing and producing music for award winning motion picture advertising campaigns, promos, documentaries, commercials and television. Currently, she is Head of Music & Music Supervisor at Big Picture Entertainment. Previously she spent over 4 years as Vice President of Music at Ignition Creative and 13 years as the Director of Music & Music Supervisor at MOJO. Her favorite campaigns include: Bohemian Rhapsody, A Quiet Place, The Hunger Games, Gravity, 300, Watchmen, The Departed, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and all eight of the Harry Potter movies. Also, TV commercials for BMW (The Hire Series starring Clive Owen), Ford, and AT&T to name a few and network promos for Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and Amazon. She helped with the upcoming drama called Limetown for Facebook Watch and recently produced a cover song that finished in a montage on Grey’s Anatomy for ABC. MOON&SUN is a production music library she started in 2017. As of 2020, she has produced over 50 albums in a wide variety of genres for film, TV, commercials and promos. She enjoys managing a team and excels at training and mentoring those in her department. In 2014, she created and launched a successful music library at Ignition Creative that still exists today. She also has experience in sales and marketing. She is a two-time Key Art Award winner and has been nominated for Best Music at the Golden Trailer Awards five times. She music-supervised the documentary short called Mighty Times: The Children’s March which won an Academy Award in 2004. In 2015, she supervised the film short called Strangers that won the top award at the Santa Monica Film Festival. She is a member of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM, Local 47) and The Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS). Integrity and honesty are of the utmost importance to her, she believes in living life by following the Golden Rule. She adores her children, her dog, music, movies, reality TV, and hundreds of dogs on Instagram.
Monday, November 16th, 2020
6:45 p.m. PST – Registration and networking
7:00 p.m. PST – Program begins
8:30 p.m. PST – Break
10:00 p.m. PST – Program ends
NARIP Pitch Sessions and all NARIP events will be online only for the foreseeable future. Download a FREE copy at https://zoom.us to join this and future NARIP Pitch Sessions and other NARIP events. We recommend you perform an audio and video test (built into the software) and/or with a friend. Headphone required at our session.
PITCH VIA ZOOM (or have NARIP pitch for you):
Pitch via Zoom, or we can present material for you and provide the guest music supervisor’s feedback to you directly. If you have questions, please call or email us at 818-769-7007 or email@example.com.
PER-SESSION, PER PERSON COST
$289 NARIP Members *
* Available to Professional and Executive NARIP Members only (not to monthly members). Members please log in to receive discount. NARIP reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone.
2 WAYS TO REGISTER
1. NARIP.com (just scroll down)
2. Call 818-769-7007
Pre-paid admission guarantees seating, NARIP Sessions sell out.
No refunds. We appreciate your cooperation.
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SOURCES FOR MORE INFO
Click here to read what people say about NARIP’s Music Supervisor Sessions.
NARIP MUSIC SUPERVISOR SESSIONS IN THE NEWS,
PLACEMENTS & SUCCESS STORIES
See full list of NARIP placements to date here. For articles in Music Connection, Digital Music News, The Guardian (UK), MusikWeek (UK), Musik Woche (Germany), Taxi Drivers: Cinema e Cultura Metropolitano (Italy), MEOW (US) and other publications, and to read about NARIP members and session participants who have made almost 2,000 placements as a direct result of NARIP Sessions, click here.
Read about NARIP Music Supervisor Pitch Sessions in Digital Music News HERE
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