NARIP Music Supervisor Sessions
Intimate Meeting & Pitch Session With Music Supervisor
from Top New York Ad Agency:
Saatchi & Saatchi’s Ryan Fitch
on Monday, February 27, 2012 (3:00 p.m.)
at SAE Institute, London
- Session #1: Feb 28 (3:00 pm): Jessica Dierauer, Executive Producer of Music & Creative Content, Young & Rubicam – SOLD OUT
- Session #2: Feb 28 (6:30 pm): Ryan Fitch, Music Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi – SOLD OUT
- Session #3: Feb 27 (3:00 pm): Ryan Fitch, Music Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi – JUST ADDED
- Session #4: Feb 27 (6:30 pm):Jessica Dierauer, Executive Producer of Music & Creative Content, Young & Rubicam – JUST ADDED
- Jump to NARIP Music Supervisor Sessions in the News (The Guardian)
- Jump to Success Stories & Background
- Jump to A New Access Point
- Jump to Past Speakers
- Jump to What people say about NARIP’s Music Supervisor Sessions
- Jump to About Ryan Fitch
A top-rated music supervisor from one of the leading ad agencies in the world is our special guest at NARIP’s next Music Supervisor Session in London: Ryan Fitch, Music Producer at Saatchi & Saatchi (New York). Known among his colleagues as a “music man,” Fitch selects, commissions and places (and in some cases, creates) music for global advertising campaigns for the world’s most recognizable brands. In NARIP’s intimate session, you get to meet and pitch him for current opportunities.
Come meet this career-maker.
SUCCESS STORIES & BACKGROUND
NARIP members have made placements through these limited enrollment sessions, including most recently Peter Kimmel who has secured multiple placements. These include placing “The Big One” in the film Chronicle, “Soul of a Man Never Dies” in an episode of True Blood and “Jhiara” in an episode of Dexter following NARIP sessions with Andrea von Foerster and Gary Calamar earlier this year in Los Angeles. You can read more about it here.
Placements secured and professional relationships formed through these meetings are so good that we felt this format would work well for those who represent catalogs and/or seek intimate pitch opportunities with the best (and busiest) ad agency music supervisors in the business.
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 this year in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Berlin and London participants were able to pitch for current opportunities on the spot, receiving 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 our next session in London, participants will have the opportunity to pitch music for specific opportunities for current campaigns and get immediate, direct feedback from one ad agency music supervisor.
A NEW ACCESS POINT
“We have created an access point that wasn’t available before,” says Tess Taylor, president of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) and creator of the series. “We’re thrilled with the success of these sessions in London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Berlin, as are participants. This broadens the access to music, access that might otherwise not exist. We’re grateful for the positive reception we received in London at our first sessions there in November, and look forward to bringing many more to this city that has produced some of the best-loved music in the world.”
NARIP’s sessions diversify potential usage of music and are appropriate for those who represent catalogs of all sizes.
NARIP MUSIC SUPERVISOR SESSIONS IN THE NEWS
Special thanks to Joe Muggs for his excellent coverage of NARIP’s November 2011 session in The Guardian (“Matchmakers of the Zeitgeist: Soundtracking TV Shows”), which you can read here.
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
Audio from these sessions can be purchased through NARIP’s Online Store.
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
- Todd Porter, Producer + Music Supervisor
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners – San Francisco
Audio from these sessions can be purchased through NARIP’s Online Store. NOTE: These sessions are on-going and take ca. 1-2 weeks for audio to be available in our online shop after each event.
What attendees say about NARIP’s Music Supervisor Sessions (with film / TV and ad agency music supervisors) held earlier this year in London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Berlin:
- “Getting personal and immediate feedback… was very valuable.” – Cathi Gibson, Rough Trade (attended Chris Mollere session in London)
- “Straight talking honesty, love it! Very rare in this industry, the whole event from start to finish was faultless, best event I have been to by far.” – Guy Stanway, ZY Records (attended Chris Mollere and Andrea von Foerster sessions in London)
- “Most valuable: honest opinions and face time with the supervisors. The overall quality of the event and the people involved was great – friendly, interesting, informative – and most of all very useful. A lot of these seminars promise a lot and deliver very little – these DO deliver. And after being in the industry 15 years, I feel like I actually learnt something!! Great!!!” – Julie Weir, Visible Noise (attended Chris Mollere and Andrea von Foerster sessions in London)
- “I had a great time last week and learned a lot. It was a real inspiration … I already feel indebted to you for such a fantastic week, it was very exciting to meet you and the team.” – Sarah Llewelyn, Tonal.org.uk (attended Andrea von Foerster session in London)
- “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 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 [Dierauer’s] session I gave her a CD of 30 and 60 second clips. 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!” and feedback following Ryan Fitch’s session: “Last night’s session with Ryan Fitch was wonderful! Ryan is a straight shooter with class and sensitivity and I got a lot out of the session in terms of what he is looking for. I have made incredible contacts in the advertising business because of NARIP and there is no other music networking group that comes close to what NARIP offers, I’m a fan!” Gail Vareilles, Sandshifter Music (attended 5 sessions in New York with Jessica Dierauer, Paul Greco, Mike Boris, Josh Rabinowitz and Ryan Fitch)
- “Please keep me informed of the next NARIP sessions in London and LA. Once again, many thanks for the opportunity to pitch.” – Reza Davoudi, Nineteen95 Artist Management (attended Andrea von Foerster’s and Gary Calamar’s sessions in Berlin, and Andrea con Foerster’s and Chris Mollere’s sessions in London)
- “Was lots of fun and learned a ton of new things. Both Jessica and Ed were great. 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.” and feedback to the Todd Porter San Francisco session: “What a super event last night! Thanks for providing such a unique and excellent opportunity. Where else could I sit down with a top-notch professional like Todd Porter and get immediate feedback on my work? He was very candid and informative, willing to illustrate the ins and outs of the ad business with brilliant clarity. And the chance that he might be able to utilize my music? Invaluable! I’ll be back!” – Joel Evans, Cinemasters (attended PJ Bloom and Todd Porter sessions 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)
- “Ryan was an awesome guest who genuinely appreciated the music we had to offer and gave us spot-on, thoughtful comments with which to build upon. I can see why he was voted a top music supervisor in last year’s NARIP poll! We all went out with Ed [Razzano – program moderator] afterwards (including Ryan) to cap off a great 6-session series [in New York]. I know I speak for all of us, especially the ones like me who attended all of the sessions, when I say that we’re sad that they are ending. – Annie Calder, Coral West Music (attended Chris Mollere’s session in Los Angeles, and 6-part series in New York including sessions with Jessica Dierauer, Jane Scofield, Paul Greco, Mike Boris, Josh Rabinowitz and Ryan Fitch)
- “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… thanks again for putting together such effective events.” – Freddy Charles, Freddy Charles Music (attended 6-part series in New York including sessions with Jessica Dierauer, Jane Scofield, Paul Greco, Mike Boris, Josh Rabinowitz and Ryan Fitch)
- “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. Kudos to NARIP and your wonderful team.” – Daniel Indart, Latin Music Specialists (attended Chris Mollere and Julianne Jordan sessions in Los Angeles)
£179 NARIP Members * (discount also applies for AIM, ASCAP, BASCA, BMI, BPI, MMF, MPA, IMRO and PRS members, as well as to subscribers to Music Week and SongLink)
* Available to Professional and Executive NARIP Members only.
Special thanks to Jody Millerchip at SAE Institute London for her help with this series.
ABOUT THE SUPERVISORS
Ryan Fitch, Music Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi
Session #3 on Monday, February 27, 2012 (3:00 p.m.)
As one of Saatchi & Saatchi’s most seasoned and gifted music producers, Ryan Fitch has spent the last 7 years integrating music into TV, radio and interactive campaigns for top global brands like Procter & Gamble, JCPenney, Miller, General Mills and Cadbury among others. Conservatory-trained and an avid fan of all music genres, Ryan has both the unique ability for finding that “perfect song” for his clients and the business savvy to close deals, whether it’s with a major work, such as John Lennon’s “Real Love” or music from an obscure indie artist. A lifelong musician with more than 16 years of experience in the music industry and an extensive background in audio engineering and digital audio workstations, Ryan understands the creation of music in today’s landscape on every fundamental level. During his tenure, Saatchi New York has earned several distinguished awards, including the prestigious Cannes award for Agency of the Year. Ryan was also named one of the “Top Music Ad Agency Executives” by the National Assn. of Record Industry Professionals.
Jessica Dierauer, Executive Producer of Music and Creative Content, Young & Rubicam
Session #4 on Monday, February 27, 2012 (6:30 p.m.)
Based out of Y&R’s flagship New York office, Dierauer is responsible for everything related to music — from licensing tracks and hiring composers, to creating new opportunities for Y&R’s clients throughout the entertainment industry.
She previously served as executive content producer for Y&R New York where for the past two years she has produced and executed integrated campaigns, Web sites, new media applications and events for clients like LG, Office Depot and Malaria No More.
Session #3 with Saatchi & Saatchi’s Ryan Fitch
Monday, February 27, 2012 (3:00 p.m.)
2:30 p.m. – Registration and networking
3:00 p.m. – Program begins
4:15 p.m. – Break
5:30 p.m. – Program ends
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps
A&R, Artist Development and Marketing Executives
Record, Distribution & Music Publishing Executives
Music & Entertainment Attorneys
Anyone seeking placement opportunities in advertising and branding campaigns.
SAE Institute London, UK
297 Kingsland Road
E8 4DD London
Click here for map.
2 WAYS TO REGISTER
1. Online: www.narip.com (just scroll down)
2. Phone: 0203-002-8247 (UK local call) or email mary AT narip DOT com
Advance RSVP encouraged.
Pre-paid admission guarantees seating.
We appreciate your cooperation.
Call us at 0203-002-8247 (UK local call) or email mary AT narip DOTcom.
SOURCES FOR MORE INFO
Ryan Fitch’s Blog
Saatchi & Saatchi
Young & Rubicam
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