Sync Summit Finland 2014
28.08.2014 – 30.08.2014
After three successful years as a part of the Music & Media Finland conference, Music Finland and A&R Worldwide’s MUSEXPO are bringing Sync Summit Finland 2014 to Espoo. The event will be organised as a part of Nordic Film Music Days, August 28 to 30.
The Nordic Film Music Days brings together composers and the film industry to learn, educate and to network. The event will be organized in Hanasaari, a small island with beautiful scenery just outside Helsinki. Music Finland invites music supervisors from the film, TV, gaming and advertisement industries to network with the Nordic music industry.
Sync Summit Finland 2014 will consist of panels that cover the world of music synchronization, from the do’s and don’ts to hands-on cases. In addition there will be a speed-meeting session wherein the supervisors will meet the cream of the crop of the Finnish music business: representatives from the top labels, publishers, composers and many more will be there to chat with the supervisors.
Confirmed supervisors for 2014 are Nis Bøgvad (Music Sales Film & TV, Denmark), Riyadh Drebika and Marcel Alexander Wiebenga (Sizzer Amsterdam, Netherlands), Zach Pollakoff (Grey Worldwide, USA), Christian Mix-Linzer (Tracks and Fields, Germany), Tony Von Pervieux (TVP Music, USA) Nora Felder (Picture Music Company, USA), Marcy Bulkeley (Wild Card AV, USA), and Benoit Dunaigre (TBWA Paris/Else, France), Didier Lord (Ubisoft, France) and Andrew Phillips (Xbox, UK).
Sync Summit 2014 will take place in Hanasaari, Espoo (ten minutes from Helsinki city centre) from August 28 to 30.
75 € (delegates from companies registered in Finland) + vat 24%
130€ (international delegates) + vat 24%
To register for Sync Summit Finland 2014 as a delegate please fill out the registration form HERE.
Thursday 28th August
18.30 - 19.00 Transportation to Suomenlinna from Kauppatori
19.00 - 22.30 Welcome dinner, Valimo Restaurant, Suomenlinna
22.30 - 23.00 Transportation to Kauppatori from Suomenlinna.
Friday 29th August, Hanasaari
10.00 - 10.30 Introduction: "Do’s and dont's of approaching Music Supervisors” by Christian Mix-Linzer
10.30 - 11.15 Panel: ”Europe vs. US - Changes in music, Changes in markets”
Moderator: Christian Mix-Linzer (Tracks & Fields)
Panelists: Marcy Bulkeley (Wild Card AV), Zach Pollakoff (Grey Worldwide)
11.15 - 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 - 13.00 Panel: ”Hit or miss? Succesful and challenging placements”
Moderator: Miika Särmäkari (Music Finland)
Panelists: Benoit Dunaigre (Else / TBWA), Didier Lord (Ubisoft), Marcel Alexander
Wiebenga (Sizzer), Riyadh Drebika (Sizzer), Tony Von Pervieux (TVP Music)
13.00 - 14.15 Lunch at Hanasaari restaurant
14.15 - 16.00 Workshop: ”Digging deeper into music”
Supervisors: Andrew Philips (Xbox / Microsoft), Benoit Dunaigre (Else / TBWA),
Christian Mix-Linzer (Tracks & Fields), Didier Lord (Ubisoft), Nis Bogvad (Music
Sales Group), Nora Felder (Picture Music Company), Marcy Bulkeley (Wild Card AV),
Marcel Alexander Wiebenga (Sizzer), Riyadh Drebika (Sizzer), Tony Von
Pervieux (TVP Music), Zach Pollakoff (Grey Worldwide)
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 - 18.00 Pitching session
Saturday 30th, Hanasaari
12.15 - 13.15 Panel: ”Score requirements for different platforms:
(Tv, Gaming, Trailers). Moderator: Marcy Bulkeley (Wild Card)
Panelists: Andrew Philips, Nis Bogvad (Music Sales Group)
Nis Bøgvad (DEN)
Creative Director & Music Supervisor
Music Sales Film & TV
With his 27 years of experience as music professional, Nis has worked in all aspects of the business: As a several times gold and platinum awarded songwriter and recording artist, producer, A&R director (EMI records), Executive producer (National television and radio). Now holding the position as Creative director and Music Supervisor at Music sales – Nordic countries. As in-house supervisor and rights expert for four of the most important Nordic film companies, music supervisor for advert agencies, Nis works objectively with global music catalogues.
As Music supervisor for Film and TV he is involved as a natural part of the team of Screenwriters, Directors and Producers from the first draft of the manuscript to the final film. Within the last two years (2011-13) Nis has synchronized music to more than 100 commercials, TV series and feature films.
Nis is a frequent conference speaker and loves to meet fellow music lovers. In 2014 he’s been sharing knowledge at A&R Worldwide/Musexpo in L.A., Midem In Cannes, Syncsummit in Paris and Spot Festival in Denmark.
Tony Von Pervieux (USA)
Entrepeneur, Music Supervisor
Tony began his career in music management working as an assistant for Aaron Walton Entertainment; an entertainment company specializing in management for a variety of talented artists. He then transitioned over to independent music supervision by working as an assistant to Dawn Soler, Music Supervisor for such movies as Dumb and Dumber, Princess Diaries I & II and Catwoman. Tony co-supervised some films with Dawn and a few on his own before making the jump to TV as a music supervisor for the hit series Ugly Betty.
He independently supervised Ugly Betty for the first season and simultaneously was hired by ABC Studios to work as Creative Director for the TV music department. Over the course of six years at ABC Studios, he oversaw all aspects of music for their shows and assisted with providing music for the ABC Marketing & Promo department with their TV campaigns.
Currently, Tony is supervising several shows under creator Bill Lawrence; Cougar Town, Surviving Jack, UnDateable & Ground Floor. He also manages an artist named Rivvrs whom will be releasing his first EP in the middle of August. Another project that Tony is currently working on is AppStage, a mobile app that enhances the live show experience by providing more band to fan interaction before, during and after the show. It also serves as a hub for each specific event. He is also co-founder of The Happiest Hour, a TV/Film/Music industry mixer that has been around for nine years and running.
Marcy Bulkeley (USA)
Wild Card AV
Marcy Bulkeley is the Music Director at Wild Card AV (www.wildcardav.com). Previously at Big Picture Entertainment and BLT. She is responsible for the music in the advertising campaigns for films such as Exodus, Unbroken, Dawn of the Apes, Maleficent, Noah, Looper, and Inception, as well as many others. This year the Guild of Music Supervisors nominated Marcy in the category of Best Music Supervisor in Trailers for Noah; in 2013 for Looper, and in 2011 BLT & Associates was awarded a Key Art Award for Best Original Music in Trailers for the Inception campaign.
Marcy has been in the music supervision world for over 15 years, consistently building and nurturing relationships with record labels, publishers, composers, agents, and music production companies worldwide. Marcy graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Audio / Radio Production and directed her studies towards film and television music.
Andrew Phillips (UK)
International Media Manager
Andrew is an international Media Manager currently based in the UK, he has worked on over 200 radio stations, 6 TV channels, programmed 100s of Apps and over 20 websites with major content management and creative responsibilities. He has produced over 100 top personalities, 400 music acts and programmed, produced and presented over 1000 live broadcasts across all media formats, in music, comedy, speech, sport and factual documentaries around the world.
Andrew has worked with some of the world’s top performing companies and some of the most talented artists in entertainment. The chances are you’ve come across some content he has been involved in producing.
Christian Mix-Linzer (GER)
Tracks & Fieds
Christian Mix-Linzer has started his first record label at the age of 16 and has worked in the entertainment industry ever since. Today he is the CEO and founder Berlin based music licensing and music supervision agency Tracks & Fields.
Tracks & Fields is a company that consults agencies, producers and brands on the use of music for audiovisual productions and services range from music strategy, creative music searches, rights clearance/ license fee negotiations and supervision of re-recordings, edits and bespoke compositions. The company's clients include Porsche, Ebay, Audi, Hyundai, Google, Orange, McDonalds or Samsung and it has collaborated with hundreds of amazing artists ranging from new and upcoming bands to household names such as Moby, Donovan or Avicii.
Tracks & Fields also self-developed a digital music service supporting the entire creative and administrative music search and licensing process that it uses for most of its projects. Christian holds an MBA from IE Business School aswell as a BA in media studies. He is a regular speaker on creative music licensing and music supervision, including at events such as SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Berlin Music Week, Popkomm, Future Music Forum, Musiikki & Media, Golden Drum, C'N'B and many others.
Benoit Dunaigre (FRA)
Benoit Dunaigre is an awarded advertising music supervisor and producer whose credits include worldwide TV campaigns for major leading brands. He is also an accomplished musician, sound engineer and entrepreneur.
Raised in Paris, France Benoit Dunaigre developed an early fascination for music. After participating in a number of local rock and Jazz bands he moved to the US to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 2002 B.Dunaigre graduated with Honors from Berklee with a double major in Contemporary Writing and Production and Music Production and Engineering and came back to France to launch is career as independent music composer/arranger , sound engineer and record producer. Between 2002 and 2008 Benoit Dunaigre has actively worked for major record companies and leading advertising agencies scoring a number of worldwide campaigns and producing/engineering for popular french artists.
In 2008 Benoit joined Else (TBWA France's sound department) as senior producer and Music supervisor and has since produced and supervised more than 500 TV/web/Cinema worldwide adverts for clients such as Nissan, Mc Donald, YSL, BMW, Hermes, Dior, Amnesty International working with artists such as The Horrors, Franz Ferdinand, C2C, Ludovico Einaudi and many more winning a number of awards (Effie, Crystal, CB news, Art Director Club, Cannes Lions) for best use of music, best sound design, best sync, best original music.
Riyadh Drebika (NED)
Senior Music Producer
Born in the back seat of a Cadillac with a drum machine in one hand and an abacus in the other, Riyadh grew his bones strong on a steady diet of algebra, granular synthesis and Gang Starr. After being a producer with Singing Serpent (CA/NY) he went over to Warner/Chappell PM as their Director of Licensing fo TV, Film and Advertising (NY). Riyadh broke free of North America by way of recruitment to Amsterdam, taking on the Senior Music Producer position with Sizzer.
Marcel Wiebenga (NED)
Business Development Director
Since 2008 Marcel Wiebenga has worked at Sizzer Amsterdam. He supervises music for Hyundai, Diesel and Martini campaigns amongst others. He loves boxing and is a member of the local boxing club BAM in Amsterdam.
Didier Lord (FRA)
For over 15 years, Didier Lord has refined his skills in music production, interactive audio, management, strategy, and music business. His career has taken him all over the world, and his passion for technology, games, and the performing arts has helped him to lead and advocate for advancement in the interactive entertainment industry. In 1994 he joined video game publisher Ubisoft, who has since became a world leader in that industry. He was in charge of the artistic direction of music and sounds of all the products and founded internal studios in Paris and Montreal.
Didier has honored a lot of videogames, and founded Ubisoft Music - a company in the Ubisoft Group managing all music for games - to converge his love of music and interactive entertainment. He has worked with an impressive array of “AAA-list” games like Rayman, Rainbow 6, Ghost Recon, Myst, Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia, Assassins Creed, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Michael Jackson.. and big artists like Peter Gabriel, Korn, The Pixies, Lalo Shifrin, Amon Tobin, Air…
Nora Felder (USA)
Picture Music Company
Nora Felder's extensive tenure in music began booking artist showcases/events at a New York City downtown club with artists ranging from The Cure to INXS. Later working as VP of production for legendary music producer, Phil Ramone, Nora oversaw recording projects for artists ranging from Paul Simon, Sinead O'connor, Barbra Streisand, Slash, and Iggy Pop.
Entering the world of music supervision, Nora landed her first film project on the forever classic Romy & Michele's High School Reunion. From there she continued to work on various films, as well as served as music consultant for studios such as Disney Touchstone Pictures and Overture Films.
In the television world, she is best known for her 7 years of music supervision on the hit Showtimes Series Californication, which last season show and soundtrack featurs a previously unreleased remix of Pete Townsend’s hit “Let My Love Open The Door” owned and approved by Townsend himself as exclusive release for the show.
Other TV series include CBS’s Unforgettable, 3 seasons of USA’s Necessary Roughness, and NBC’s new hit series The Night Shift currently airing now, which was just picked up for a 2nd season.
At the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Nora has received 3 nominations and 1 win for Best Music Supervision for Californication and has also garnered 4 nominations from the prestigious Guild of Music Supervisors.
Zach Pollakoff (USA)
Senior Music Producer
Pollakoff worked for indie giant, Beggars Group/Matador Records as a radio and video promoter. From Beggars, Pollakoff proudly founded Twosyllable Records, a finely curated collection of some of his favorite young artists. Later that year, while working on supervising a film–and founding his band, Eastern Midwestern–Pollakoff was introduced to the advertising industry. He spent a few years working at music and film production companies with some amazingly talented people before landing at Grey Group in 2010.
At Grey, Pollakoff has worked closely on Cannes-Lion-winning work for DirecTV, E*Trade and the NFL and has most recently won an Emmy for his work with Canon.
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