The public is invited to the free New Heights Panel Discussion “Music Supervisors: What They Do and What They Are Looking For.”
The discussion will include a three-person panel featuring music supervisors who have worked with big Hollywood studios such as The Walt Disney Company and world-renowned artists such as Tom Petty and Carlos Santana. Panelists Bambi Moé, Scot Peeples and Joann LeDesma will discuss tips on how artists can get their songs placed in films and TV shows, as well as current industry trends.
Music placement can make or break the scene and music supervisors collaborate with directors, producers and composers to make sure the perfect music is matched to pivotal moments in films and TV. Recently, for the first time ever, the TV Academy has recognized Music Supervision with its own award category at the Emmy Awards.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Centre 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
About the Panelists:
A two-time Grammy nominee, Bambi Moé has worked in theatrical, television, stage and music production, story development, and music supervision. Bambi currently serves as the Creative Content Program Producer for KLCS-TV in Los Angeles. Her extensive experience includes being the Vice President of Music at the Walt Disney Company from 1991 to 2001, where she supervised the creative aspects of music development and production for popular television series and films such as Disney’s “Aladdin.”
Scot Peeples is a Los Angeles-based music supervisor for film, TV, and news media. Peeples earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Media Management from California State University, Northridge, and graduated from UCLA Extension with a certificate in Music Business. After finishing an internship at Lyric House Publishing in Hollywood as Music Coordinator and Licensing Specialist, he began working freelance under the moniker One T Music Supervision.
Joann LeDesma is well versed in Artist Management, Music Production, and Publishing. Her distinct ear for music analysis has landed her on the lecture circuit of some of the most well-known songwriting associations and music trade shows such as NAMM and SXSW. LeDesma has worked with numerous artists like Joe Walsh, Carlos Santana, KISS, Tom Petty and Taking Back Sunday. Her credits also include music placements and programming with companies such as MAZDA, United Airlines, Regal Cinemas, and more.
Here are some of the questions that will likely be asked during the panel:
1. How did you come to learn about this job? / How did you learn how to do this?
2. How long do you typically have to work on a project?
3. How do you find clients? Do film companies, video game developers, or TV execs reach out to you? How do you build relationships?
4. Where do you go to look for your music?
5. How do you settle on one song?
6. What are budgets like for films?
7. How do you receive submissions for music?
8. What type of music is the most placeable?
9. How do the writers/artists get paid?
10. What are some challenging aspects of the job? Tell us about a challenge you’ve faced while working on a project.
New Heights is proudly presented by the Santa Clarita City Council and the Santa Clarita Arts Commission. The panel discussion series is designed to assist artists, performers and arts organization representatives in expanding their knowledge and learning valuable tools to increase their ability to be successful. A complete listing of the New Heights series, discussions and lectures is available at SantaClaritaArts.com.