PMC 2022

September 21-23, 2022

Omni Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

PMC 2022 is presented by ORFIUM.

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About the Production Music Conference

The PMA’s Production Music Conference, presented by ORFIUM, is scheduled for September 21-23, 2022 at the OMNI Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. More information about the event to be announced soon.

Sessions


Kick off PMC 2022 with our annual membership meeting. During this session, we'll be providing updates on PMA initiatives. We'll also be joined by industry partners for brief updates on their organization's work.

Adam Taylor
Adam Taylor

President, Chairman

APM Music, Production Music Association


Our first keynote session kicks off virtually at 10:20am PT. More info to be announced soon.

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Historically, broadcast mechanical royalties have been a large portion of production music revenues in Europe and elsewhere, paid by television networks, in some territories comparable in size to performance royalties. As streaming platforms gain global reach, streaming mechanical royalties are replacing the broadcast mechanical pie in many territories. In the US, mechanical royalties are paid on audio-only streams, and hence many US composers and catalogs are unaware of the scope of streaming mechanical royalties paid on audio-visual material outside of the US. This presentation will provide a detailed step-by-step account of what these royalties are, and ways to collect them.

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Production music is the most used type of music on television in Africa, where streaming has yet to make major inroads due to more limited Internet access. This panel explores the ways production music is licensed in Africa, and the landscape for performance and broadcast mechanical royalties today and moving forward. Challenges specific to the region are explored, with expert representatives from SAMRO and CAPASSO, the major collecting societies based in South Africa, as well as popular local catalogs and artists.

Jotam Matariro

CEO

CAPASSO

Karabo Senna

General Manager for Licensing and Sales

SAMRO


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A discussion covering some of the basics of Web3, Music NFT’s and Metaverses. Join panelists from both WEB2 and WEB3 to as we focus on the important question: “How will this emerging technology influence the future of Sync, Licensing and Music Libraries?”

Hunter George

Artist, Music Producer, Founder

Can1live

Joel Feinberg

CEO

de Wolfe Music USA

Alex Lopez

Founder

Soundpickr


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Production music is the sonic lifeblood of so many audiovisual productions, from television programs to promotional campaigns to major theatrical releases. With its proliferation across the gamut of media productions and distribution channels, companies responsible for its contribution to the creative process are worthy of recognition.

The Production Music Association is proud to present the seventh annual Mark Awards, an awards ceremony dedicated to honoring excellence in the production music community. Named in honor of the late Andy Mark, who was a library owner and founding member of the PMA, the “Mark Awards” recognizes the very best in production music in 27 categories.


Mix and mingle amongst our sponsors and other PMC attendees.


A bold, incandescent talent, composer Laura Karpman creates powerful, imaginative scores that push the boundaries of storytelling. Her award-winning music, spanning film, television, theater, interactive media and live performance, reflects an audaciously creative, prodigious, fresh spirit.

Karpman collaborates with the most creative filmmakers of our time, including Misha Green, Steven Spielberg, Alex Gibney, Kasi Lemmons, Rory Kennedy, Sam Pollard, Laura Nix and Eleanor, Francis Ford and Sophia Coppola. The five-time Emmy winner’s scores span the HBO hit series Lovecraft Country, 2020 Oscar-nominated Walk Run Cha-Cha, the Discovery Channel docuseries, Why We Hate, Miss Virginia, starring Uzo Aduba, the Netflix romantic comedy, Set It Up, Sony’s Paris Can Wait, starring Alec Baldwin and Diane Lane, Lionsgate’s The Cotton Club Encore, Fox Searchlight’s Step and Black Nativity, starring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson, the drama series Underground, Sony’s L.A.’s Finest, Peabody award-winning series Craft in America, and Showtime’s Sid and Judy.

Karpman received a Critic’s Choice award for her song, Jump, co-written with frequent collaborators Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson, sung by Cynthia Erivo. Her animated work includes Sitara, directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, executive produced by Darla Anderson and Gloria Steinem, released by Netflix. Her celebrated scores for interactive media include Guardians of Middle Earth, Everquest 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, Project Spark, Kinect Disneyland Adventures, and Untold Legends Dark Kingdom.

Across concert halls, Karpman is well known for her Grammy award-winning album, ASK YOUR MAMA, a multimedia opera based on the iconic cycle of poems by Langston Hughes. For this Carnegie Hall commission, Karpman collaborated with The Roots, soprano Jessye Norman, performer De’Adre Aziza and jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon. Other notable works include All American, commissioned and performed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl; Brass Ceiling, commissioned and recorded by The U.S. Army Band, and And Still We Dream, commissioned by Lyric Opera of Kansas City honoring 100 years of suffrage; Wilde Tales, commissioned by Glimmerglass Festival; Balls, an opera chronicling Billie Jean King’s 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match with words by NYTimes writer Gail Collins; and a pandemic opera for Opera Theatre of St. Louis with words by Taura Stinson.   

A fierce champion for inclusion in Hollywood, after founding the Alliance for Women Film Composers, Karpman became the first American woman composer inducted in the music branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, and was subsequently elected to be the first female governor of the music branch. During her short time as governor, Karpman has made indelible strides, advocating for Academy membership for dozens of underrepresented composers and songwriters, as well as spearheading the Academy Women’s Initiative. Her leadership in creating opportunity and standing up for inclusion is unparalleled.

Karpman is an advisor for the Sundance Film Institute and on the faculty of the USC Film Scoring Program and the San Francisco Conservatory. She received a doctorate from The Juilliard School where she studied with 20th century icon Milton Babbitt.

She lives and works in her beachfront home in Los Angeles with her wife, composer Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, their son and two dogs.

Laura Karpman

Composer

Jon Burlingame

The Nation's Leading Writer on the Subject of Music for Films & Television

Variety


In this popular and entertaining PMC competition, reigning queen Emma Shilliday (Warner Chappell) takes on new challenger, Matt Fondanarosa (Videohelper)…. as well as a new AI challenger – Artificial Intelligence Music Search (AIMS), powered by the APM catalog. Two top music supes will again come up with challenging briefs which the music directors will need to respond to in real time, in front of the live audience. Who will best rise to the challenge in this special Humans Vs AI edition?!

Alan Lazar

Composer

Emma Shilliday

Manager, Music Creative

Warner Chappell Production Music





This panel will discuss whether a music library with a limited budget should focus on putting more money into creating fewer masters per year with "over the top" style production or if libraries should aim to create more masters per year with limited production quality at smaller price point.

Subtopics

  • What production elements make up a good master for sync?
  • What is the minimum budget to make a good master?
  • Tips and tricks for saving time and money when making a sync-focused master.
  • How do you know if your master is or is not competitive within the marketplace?
Dr. David Tough

Full Professor of Audio Engineering Technology

Belmont University

Emoni Matthews

Co-Founder & President, Music Supervision & Creative Licensing

Blaze Unlimited, A Creative Music Agency

Steve Shebby

Creative Director / Composer

5 Alarm Music

Sarah Scarlata

Music Director, Composer & Professional Drummer

APM Music


*All in-person panels & keynotes will be recorded / streamed live for virtual attendees.

Speakers

Industry professionals from around the globe.

PMC speakers are highly regarded experts within their field, including OSCAR™ and EMMY™ Winners. Previous speakers include

Paul Williams, President, ASCAP
Ole Obermann, VP / Head of Music, TikTok
Pinar Toprak, Composer
Dominic Houston, VP of Music, Netflix
Harry Gregson-Williams, Composer

If you are interested in speaking at PMC 2022, please submit your bio and headshot to info@pmamusic.com.

Laura Karpman

Emmy Winning & Grammy Winning Composer, Founder of the AWFC

Sarah Scarlata

Music Director, Producer & Professional Drummer

APM Music

Dr. David Tough

Full Professor of Audio Engineering Technology

Belmont University

Emoni Matthews

Co-Founder & President of Music Supervision & Creative Licensing

Blaze Unlimited

Steve Shebby

Platinum Selling Music Producer, Songwriter, Composer & Creative Director

5 Alarm Music

Jotam Matariro

CEO

CAPASSO

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsors

Become a Sponsor

The Production Music Conference is the place to be if you or your product appeals in any way, shape, or form to the production music community. Flexible sponsorship options are available. Contact us for information.

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PMC 2022 Hotel Information

We are returning to the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles for PMC 2022. Rates are $239/night and room(s) can be reserved by calling 213-617-3300 and mentioning PMC 2022 when you book. You can also reserve a room online at https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/los-angeles-california-plaza/meetings/pmc-2022-09212022

Registration

Planning on attending PMC 2022? Registration open now!