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In London – NARIP Film-TV Music Supervisor Session: High Bias Industries’ Toddrick Spalding

NARIP Music Supervisor Sessions

Intimate Meeting & Pitch Session With Music Supervisor
from Hollywood, CA

Director of Music for High Bias Industries Toddrick Spalding

on Monday, December 10, 2012 (1:00 p.m.)
at the BPI in London


Jump to registration below, click here.


A top-rated music supervisor in Los Angeles is our special guest at NARIP’s next Music Supervisor Session in London: High Bias Industries Music Supervisor Toddrick Spalding. Spalding commissions, licenses and places music for global feature film trailer campaigns for the world’s biggest blockbusters as well as for independent films, global advertising campaigns and television. Limited enrollment of 16 people per session guarantees face-time, registrants get brief of supervisor’s CURRENT music needs, a chance to pitch plus immediate feedback. In NARIP’s intimate session, you get to meet and pitch him for current opportunities.

Trailers – which represents a large part of Toddrick’s client work – have skyrocketed in recent years as an important and lucrative vehicle for music licensing. Synch fees for music in trailers tend to be larger because the rights requested tend to be more broad (worldwide, in perpetuity, used in every possible media). Also, trailers are typically part of a film’s marketing budget rather than its music budget, with film marketing budgets almost always many times larger than music budgets. One senior music executive at Fox Studios says that the music budget for a film is rarely larger than 3% of its overall budget, if that.


Toddrick got his start in the music industry as founder and drummer of Chicago indie rock band The Detachment Kit. Since those long ago days of constant touring and near-death experiences, he has built a career in music supervision for feature film marketing, indie features, traditional advertising and television. His company High Bias Industries, a collective of music supervisors, has worked on numerous high-profile projects (Django Unchained trailer, Givenchy worldwide campaign, NBA Finals, and FX’s Wilfred Season 2 and others). Prior to launching High Bias in 2011, Toddrick worked as a Music Supervisor at film marketing agencies including The Cimmaron Group and mOcean/CMP+, and also spent time as Director of Music for Film & TV at the Spectre Entertainment Group and as Director of Marketing for Knitting Factory Hollywood / Knitmedia. He is also currently the West Coast Creative Director at Spirit Music Group, home to artists as diverse as Pete Townshend, Marc Bolan, Lou Reed, The Naked and Famous and The Used.


  • Pearblossom HWY feature directed by Mike Ott
  • Levi’s Commuter ad campaign
  • Wilfred Season 2 TV series
  • NBA Finals Big ad campaign
  • Django Unchained International and Cannes trailers
  • Givenchy Very Irresistible campaign
  • Perfect Sense trailer
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation/Get The Gringo UK trailer
  • The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye feature documentary directed by Marie Losier
  • Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie red band trailer
  • Davidoff Cool Water ad campaign
  • Littlerock feature directed by Mike Ott
  • Abduction trailer
  • Cars 2 trailers and campaign
  • Red Riding Hood trailer
  • Inception tv campaign
  • Tangled trailer and viral campaign
  • 82nd Academy Awards TV special
  • The Princess and The Frog trailers
  • Toy Story 3 trailers and campaign (biggest animated film opening in history)
  • Miami Vice trailer
  • We Are Marshall trailer

Come meet this career-maker.


NARIP’s small sessions (limited enrollment of 16 people per session) guarantee face-time with our guest, registrants get brief of supervisor’s CURRENT music needs, a chance to pitch plus immediate feedback. You get to meet and pitch our guest for current opportunities on the spot, receiving instant feedback as to whether a song or cue is appropriate or not, and most importantly, WHY. This feedback makes better pitches – and ultimately, placements – possible. Participants even have the opportunity to re-work music to better fit a supervisor’s needs.

Placements secured and professional relationships formed through NARIP”s music supervisor sessions have earned praise and and placements! See TESTIMONIALS and PLACEMENTS sections below.


Click here to read what people say about NARIP’s Music Supervisor Sessions.


For articles in 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 over 20 placements since inception of NARIP’s series last year, click here. We’re delighted to report the most recent placement, The Chris Bergson Band’s song “Rain Beatin’ Down” that has been licensed for the rest of the season on ESPN for all of NASCAR programming.


Special thanks to Debi Blackgrove and Julian Wall at the British Recorded Music Industry for their help with this series.

Both 1pm and 5pm Sessions are SOLD OUT

To be wait-listed email


Monday, December 10, 2012 (1:00 p.m.)

12:30 p.m. – Registration and networking

1:00 p.m. – Program begins

2:15 p.m. – Break

3:30 p.m. – Program ends


BPI (British Recorded Music Industry)

Riverside Building

County Hall

Westminster Bridge Road



T: +44 (0)2 0 7803 1300


Click here for map. .


Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps

A&R, Artist Development and Marketing Executives

Record, Distribution & Music Publishing Executives

Anyone seeking placement opportunities in film and film promotional campaigns.

The 1pm session is SOLD OUT.
To be wait-listed, please email


£179 NARIP Members * and BPI Members

£189 MPA, AIM, BASCA, PRS members and SongLink subscribers

£199 Non-Members

Any questions about HOW TO register (discounted or otherwise) please email Mary Bee at mary AT narip DOT com and let her know your affiliation.

* Available to Professional and Executive NARIP Members only.
Members please log in to receive discount.


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2. Phone: 0203-002-8247 (UK local call)

Advance RSVP encouraged.

Pre-paid admission guarantees seating.

No refunds.

We appreciate your cooperation.


Call us at 0203-002-8247 (UK local call) or email mary AT narip DOT com.


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British Recorded Music Industry


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Date Dec 10, 2012
Event In London - NARIP Music Supervisor Session -w- High Bias Industries' Toddrick Spalding ***SOLD OUT***
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