THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® PARTNERS WITH THE 4TH ANNUAL GUILD OF MUSIC SUPERVISORS STATE OF MUSIC IN MEDIA CONFERENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CAMPUS
THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® PARTNERS WITH THE 4TH ANNUAL
GUILD OF MUSIC SUPERVISORS STATE OF MUSIC IN MEDIA CONFERENCE
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CAMPUS
Special Evening Session with Renowned Warner/Chappell Songwriters Lee Thomas Miller,
Jordan Reynolds & Liz Rose, Highlight Country Music in Film & Television
Encino, CA (September 20, 2018) – For the first time ever, the Academy of Country Music® partnered with the 4TH Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Conference, a full-day educational conference open to the music supervisor industry, held on Saturday, September 15. Hosted at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, the conference featured various sessions, conversations, networking and live performances, and gave attendees access to explore the current state of music in media to promote discussions of the direction of the industry.
The Academy of Country Music, in conjunction with established independent music supervisor Frankie Pine, produced a session called “It All Starts with a Song: Nashville, LA and the Academy of Country Music” focusing on songwriters, the country music industry and music supervisors. The session included ‘Writer in the Round’ performances by award-winning Warner/Chappell songwriters Lee Thomas Miller, Jordan Reynolds and Liz Rose, and followed by a discussion of the inspiration of their songs, the writing process and the unique perspective that country music can bring to the film and television community. Warner Music Nashville and Warner/Chappell Creative Manager Katie Jelen joined the conversation touching on the connection between country music songwriters and music supervisors.
“The Academy is honored to work with the Guild of Music Supervisors to help strengthen the bridge between the Nashville songwriting community and the LA film and television community,” said Pete Fisher, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “We look forward to partnering with the Guild and the entire film and TV music community by presenting additional events which unlock the Academy’s unique value to the country industry here on the west coast.”
“The Guild of Music Supervisors is thrilled to have partnered with the Academy of Country Music for our 4th annual ‘State of Music in Media’ conference,” said Thomas Golubi?‡, President of the Guild of Music Supervisors. “USC’s Schoenfeld Hall turned out to be a compelling venue for this unique ACM ‘writer in the round’ session. It was a tremendously informative and entertaining event with many new friendships and alliances formed.”
“The Academy of Country Music has taken the leap to join forces with the Guild of Music Supervisors to introduce and highlight the amazing artists and songwriters within the diverse genre of country music,” said Frankie Pine, board member of the Guild of Music Supervisors. “I could not have been more blessed to share the stage with Liz Rose, Lee Thomas Miller and Jordan Reynolds in bringing their incredible songs, voices and stories to our community. Along with the Academy, I look forward to shining a brighter light to bring country music to the forefront of our creative process.”
The Guild of Music Supervisors is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the craft of music supervision for the mutual benefit of all media stakeholders in film, television, games, advertising, trailers, and emerging media. The Guild provides an environment in which the knowledge, resources, and skills specific to music supervision are expanded and shared as a means to sustain the highest level of professionalism and evolve the collective expertise. The Guild is an educational and professional resource for Music Supervisors and those working in related fields across the media spectrum.
For more information on Guild of Music Supervisors go to gmsmediaconference.com. For more information about the Academy of Country Music go to ACMcountry.com.
PHOTO #1: Red carpet arrivals at the Guild of Music Supervisors Conference, left to right, Nick DiFruscia (ACM VP, Awards & Membership), Frankie Pine (board member of the Guild of Music Supervisors), Lee Thomas Miller (Warner/Chappell songwriter), Liz Rose (Warner/Chappell songwriter), Jordan Reynolds (Warner/Chappell songwriter), Katie Jelen (Warner Music Nashville - Warner/Chappell Creative Manager, Synch Licensing) and Pete Fisher (ACM CEO). (Higher res images available upon request.)
Photo Credit: Brandon Campbell/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music
PHOTO #2: Lee Thomas Miller (Warner/Chappell songwriter), Liz Rose (Warner/Chappell songwriter), Jordan Reynolds (Warner/Chappell songwriter), and Frankie Pine (board member of the Guild of Music Supervisors) participate in the special Guild of Music Supervisors Conference evening session, “It All Starts with a Song: Nashville, LA and the Academy of Country Music.” (Higher res images available upon request.)
Photo Credit: Erick Long/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music
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