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 – people who can say YES and write a check?
The Synch Agents* featured in NARIP Pitch Sessions are among the top sales and marketing executives who actively place music owned by songwriters, composers and independent music publishers.
Many music buyers – directors, producers and music supervisors – name these Synch Agents as among their go-to music providers. These Agents, who NARIP has researched and interviewed, have placed thousands of songs in blockbuster films, hit television shows, trailers, global promotion and advertising campaigns, and video games.
At NARIP’s intimate sessions, you get to meet and pitch Synch Agents for current placement opportunities and representation, and get immediate feedback.
Come meet these career-makers.
Since 2011, NARIP Music Supervisor Pitch Sessions have secured almost 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 Synch Agent Pitch Sessions:
- Intimate event with top synch agent: enrollment limited to 16 people
- No cattle calls, no 300-person crowds or conferences, no velvet ropes
- Get brief in advance to prepare your best pitch
- Pitch to a seasoned pro who can say “YES” and write you a check
- Direct access + firsthand info = better results FOR YOU
- Access multiple potential buyers and placements via ONE synch agent
- Get professional representation
- Trends in synch licensing and agent deals
- Exclusive, non-exclusive, single-song deals
- Budgets and fee ranges
- Copyright ownership, rights retention, song re-titling
- Fees between synch agents and their clients
- Which synch agents seek a transfer of copyright(s) for their services, and under what circumstances
Small, focused NARIP Sessions enable one-on-one time and immediate direct feedback to music presented by participants. At hundreds of NARIP Sessions, we asked every guest music supervisor how to better market music to them. Their one consistent piece of advice? Get representation!
At NARIP Synch Agent Pitch Sessions, limited to 16 people, you get to know the synch agents and they to get to know you.
Most important, attendees meet these key players, paving the way for possible representation and ongoing opportunities, and giving them an edge in a competitive market.
* Synch Agent: A synchronization or “synch” agent represents music copyrights – either the composition, the sound recordings, or both. They pitch music to buyers and their representatives, including to music supervisors. Synch agents are typically compensated on a commission basis and do not own or control the copyrights they represent. While synch agents usually focus on entertainment and media exploitations, traditional songplugger services also include placement of represented songs with recording artists.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A NARIP SYNCH AGENT 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 (or synch agent) 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.