October 3-5, 2023
Sheraton Hotel, Universal City, Los Angeles
Kick off PMC 2023 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.
APM Music, Production Music Association
Co-Founder, PMA Vice Chair
SVP, Legal & Business Affairs
This panel explores the ways production music is licensed in Canada, and the landscape for performance and broadcast mechanical royalties today and moving forward. Challenges specific to the region are explored, with expert representatives from SOCAN, the major collecting society based in Canada, as well as popular local catalogs and artists.
Director of Sales, Canada
hard Music Group
Award-winning Violinist & Composer
A&R Executive, Film/TV & Visual Media
Is AI a threat or a tool? How can production music libraries and composers utilize emerging and existing technology to further their business? This panel explores how AI can impact the production music industry, the ethics around using AI and how we can use this tech in things like search and production, and how these workflows can contribute to monetization and licensing opportunities.
Founder & Director
A deep dive into the day-to-day of the Music Supervisors, Music Coordinators and others responsible for selecting your music out of a catalog. The journey of song to picture is a long one, and these panelists occupy a crucial role in that journey. Let's dig in to the day-to-day, project-by-project and identify opportunities to further develop the relationship between music users and music providers.
Qiana Conley Akinro
Founder and Music Supervisor
Blue Lily Music
Co- Founder and President of Music Supervision and Creative Licensing
Assistant Music Supervisor
Representatives from major European territories will provide country updates for production music in Europe. The topics will range from Sync & Online Licenses, Legal/Copyright news and the BMAT detections surveys made by the International Production Music Group.
GM / Head of International & Copyright
Encore Merci / BAM
User Generated Content (UGC) is a key driver of growth for the music industry with revenues expected to soar to $71.3 billion by 2031. Production Music Companies need to maximize these revenues in order to guarantee equitable compensation for their artists, composers, and rights owners. Join our panel of industry experts for a lively discussion about unlocking additional catalog revenue and how to future-proof your business as the UGC boom continues.
Senior Manager, Music Research
Disney Music Group
Head of Operations & Strategy
Director of Business Development
SVP, Global Creative Sync
Harvest Media / FLEX
Music editor, composer and educator, Steven Saltzman has a diverse background, reflecting his many interests in the field. He’s earned a Bachelor of Music in composition and film scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston and composed numerous films and television scores. Additionally, Steven has been music editing for over twenty years with a Golden Reel award and seven Golden Reel nominations. With over ninety films and television shows to his credit, some recent feature film work includes: Lansky, Mary (with Gary Oldman), The Package, 24 Hours to Live (with Ethan Hawke), The Revenant (with Leonardo DiCaprio), and Tides of Fate, a David Ellison documentary. He has worked with many composers, including, Tyler Bates, Klaus Badelt, Laura Karpman, Bryce Dessner, Mark Mothersbaugh, Pinar Toprak, and Nathan Furst.
Saltzman has published the only current book on music editing: Music Editing for Film and Television, The Art and The Process with Routledge / Focal Press - Taylor & Francis Group and his new book, The Music of Film, Collaborations and Conversations was released in August of 2022. He enjoys teaching music editing and post production music for composers in the Film Scoring Certificate Program at UCLA Extension and recently at American Film Institute for editors and filmmakers. Steven lectures and presents internationally and domestically for various institutions, including California State University, USC, Chapman University, Berklee College of Music, AVID ACI instructor Summit, Cilect North America Sound Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, Savannah Film Festival, University of Colorado, Los Angeles Film School, Southern California University Northridge, Cal Arts, workshops at the Motion Picture Editors Guild, California State Polytechnic University, Ex’pression College, Minneapolis Media Institute, and The Society of Composers & Lyricists.
He is honored to be a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the advisory council of the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance. Steven served on the board of the of the Motion Picture Sound Editors for 16 years, and is a long-time member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild and the Society of Composers and Lyricists.
Award-Winning Music Editor
Fight or Flight Music
Owner & Executive Producer
The Hit House
Producer & Composer
Head of Music
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.
The production music industry is responsible for roughly half of the music on broadcast TV/cable. How exactly does this niche sector operate? The ins and outs of the industry are not always straightforward, but understanding processes, systems and standards can help in navigating the market immensely, especially as it continues to change before our eyes. This crash course offers in-depth discussion around industry expectations in 2023 and current standards for the marketplace. Join us for an engaging conversation with industry experts in metadata, publishing, royalties and more.
Timothy Andrew Edwards
Owner/ Music Producer, Music Publisher, Songwriter, Speaker Educator
Sweetersongs/ Mob Force Productions/Music Is My Air/From Song To Sync
Gothic Storm Music
Author & the Nation's Leading Writer on the Subject of Music for Films & TV
Music for Prime Time: A History of American Television Themes and Scoring
Film & TV Composer, Founder
BMG's "Luminary Scores"
Paul has worked in a variety of roles in the music and media industries over more than 30 years. Originally an accountant providing advice to recording artists, in the early 90s Paul helped establish a new business management company that worked with a number of high profile creators and performers from the worlds of popular and classical music as well as film. After a brief hiatus to set up and run an award winning record label, Paul went on to work with a Top 20 UK accounting firm to develop a business consultancy with a special focus on start-ups in the music industry.
In the early 2000s Paul set up his own business management consultancy. This business had a focus on providing back office support to touring artists but Paul also increasingly found himself providing strategic business advice to established artists and songwriters. Alongside this activity Paul also managed a couple of artists in this period, all of whom continue to work in the industry today. Paul was also an industry partner to one of the UK’s leading music colleges.
Seeking new challenges away from the world of music, in 2007 Paul accepted an offer to join the commercial arm of the BBC. Initially working on talent focused technology projects, the world of music called again. For the next couple of years Paul was responsible for the music reporting function of the business, trouble-shooting operational music licensing issues in the secondary market and working with colleagues across the BBC Group for developing and delivering a music use strategy that future-proofed BBC content.
In 2019 Paul moved across to the BBC Public Service to lead the BBC’s Music Rights & Reporting teams operationally. The BBC Music Rights team are responsible for the clearance and licensing of music used in BBC content across all platforms (TV, Radio, Online plus the BBC World Service). The team also commissions new music for use in BBC content. The Music Reporting team are responsible for the onward reporting to the music collecting societies of the 250,000+ items of music used across the BBC each week.
Paul was one of the principle stakeholders in the procurement, development and delivery of BBC MusicBox, a game-changing music library with integrated clearance tools that went live in 2022. BBC MusicBox hosts 23 million commercial tracks and 7 million production music tracks that are available to producers to sync with BBC commissioned content. It also supports BBC audio services, including five national radio music services.
West One Music Group
Co-founder & CEO
Warner Chappell Production Music
Pei Pei Chung
Film & TV Composer, Producer, Co-Founder
What Up Pitches!
*All sessions are IN PERSON and will be recorded / streamed live for virtual attendees.
PMC 2023 Hotel Information
The PMC is moving to Universal City, Los Angeles for 2023, and we've added rooms! Our overflow blocks are now available to be booked, and we have TWO options for you. ROOMS ARE LIMITED. PLEASE BOOK ASAP.
OPTION ONE: LIMITED ROOMS REMAINING
Additional rooms at the SHERATON (PMC Venue) are $319 USD per night for a traditional king room, or $329 USD per night for a traditional double room. The last day to book is September 11, 2023.
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We've also opened up an overflow block at the HILTON, which is right next door to the PMC venue (literally right next door, walking distance). The rate for the rooms at the HILTON are $314 USD per night. The last day to book is September 2, 2023.
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About the Production Music Conference
The PMA’s Production Music Conference is the international gathering place for the production music community, and is scheduled for October 3-5, 2023 at the Sheraton Hotel in Universal City, Los Angeles, CA.
This event will an in-person event, with panel programming streamed live both within the virtual conference platform and within the conference app. Attendees represent 60+ countries, ranging from publishers to composers, technology partners and financial partners, and everything in between. The PMC provides networking and educational opportunities to further advance the value of production music and the industry's community.