Custom Music for Film, TV & Ads

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Custom Music for Film, TV & Ads

Providing music to visuals is a great way to supplement or build a life in music. Learn how you can recognize and be ready to take on these kinds of opportunities. With panelists covering the topic from three different viewpoints – composers/producers, sync representation/music publishing companies and a major national music buyer – we will explore the tools and tips that will make your music stand out and give you the best possible chance at success.

(There will be simultaneous interpretation for this conference session.)

Panelists

Craig Dodge
(Film & TV Composer)

Craig is an award-winning classically trained film, television, and video game composer and audio designer. He is a graduate from the University of Prince Edward Island and the Berklee School of Music. As a film and television composer, his music is currently heard in over 100 films and television shows airing daily in over 110 countries worldwide. He has also composed music for over 35 video games, and has been the lead audio designer for many of these projects. 

He has worked for such distinguished companies as National Geographic, A&E Television, History Television, BBC, Barclay’s Premier League, New York Knicks/MSG Basketball, National Football League, National Hockey League, CTV/Bell Media, Fox, NBC, CNN, Six Flags, MTV, KAO/Jergens Skin Care Products, Disney, and Discovery Channel. 

He teaches film and television music at the University of Prince Edward Island, and currently teaches a course on music licensing at Holland College. Craig is the Assistant Director of Custom Music and an A&R representative at Soda Box Music. A music licensing company specializing in film, television, and advertising.

Nick Fowler
(Music Producer/Composer)

Nick Fowler's career as a composer/producer has been steadily increasing over the past 3 years. Since creating the theme song for CTV's "The Social" in 2013 his services have been in high demand. His latest noteworthy accomplishment was creating the new theme song for Discovery's "Daily Planet" which has been a staple in the Discovery lineup since 1995. Besides theme songs, Nick has also written over 100 tracks for the CTV background library. His tracks are often heard on shows such as E-Talk, Canada AM, and many other CTV programs. Nick also dedicates a lot of time to his solo project "FWLR" releasing his first EP "Outsider" on SectionZ Records in January 2016. Nick is currently nominated for “Producer of the Year” for the 2016 Music New Brunswick Awards.

Catherine Jones
(Bell Media: Director – Music Services)

Catherine is the Director of Music Services for Bell Media, responsible for the management of the company’s in-house production library, publishing entity, reporting and licensing departments, as well as the commissioning of music for themes and program use. A music industry veteran, Catherine began her career in 1993 with Universal Music Canada (then MCA Records), where she built the licensing division from the ground up.  She is a longtime member of CARAS and has been a guest speaker at many events including NXNE, TIFF, the East Coast Music Awards, and the Atlantic Film Festival. Catherine is a board member and the treasurer for the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA), and volunteers with numerous associations within her community.

Glenn McMullen
(Sound of Pop – Music Publishing/Sync Licensing Agent) (Mod)

Founded in 2001 and based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Sound of Pop (SOP) Inc. is an ECMA award winning music publishing & master/sync representation company. SOP currently represents over 1000 songs in a one-stop capacity for sync representation and/or publishing including artists Tyler Hache and Andy Brown (NB), Chris Kirby, Brianna Gosse, Everglow, Kat McLevey, Hello Delaware and Coco Love Alcorn. SOP also represents international acts such as Ume (Austin), Hydrogen Child (Shreveport), Voltaire Twins (Australia) and Bettie Serveert (Netherlands). Sync credits include Criminal Minds (film featuring John Travolta), Owl River Runners (NB), The Divorce (NB), Rookie Blue, Bitten, Hallmark’s “Mum’s the Word” (feat - Brooke Shields), SEGA Olympic Video game, Heartland, Girls Guide to Depravity, Wake Brothers (MTV), Seed, Mohawk Girls, Degrassi, Being Erica, Relative Happiness (film), ALIAS, The Sun at Midnight (feature film). SOP is currently nominated for “Company of the Year” for the 2016 Nova Scotia Music Awards.

Website: www.soundofpop.com