PMC 2023

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.

Adam Taylor
Adam Taylor

President, Chairman

APM Music, Production Music Association

Joe Saba

Co-Founder, PMA Vice Chair


Shannon Sorensen

SVP, Legal & Business Affairs


John Phelan

Director General


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.

Caron Nightingale

Director of Sales, Canada

APM Music

Ross Hardy


hard Music Group

Nathalie Bonin

Award-winning Violinist & Composer

Gagan Singh

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.

George Hyde

Founder & Director

Music Affairs

Justin Gray



Einar Helde



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

Music Supervisor

Sami Posner

Founder and Music Supervisor

Blue Lily Music

Emoni Matthews

Co- Founder and President of Music Supervision and Creative Licensing

Blaze Unlimited

Ashley Young

Assistant Music Supervisor


Eddie Chavez

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.

Martin Nedved


Studio Fontana

Juliette Metz

GM / Head of International & Copyright

Encore Merci / BAM

Ray Pagden


Motus Music

Alex Black



John Phelan

Director General


Einar Helde


APL Publishing

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.

Ginia Eady-Marshall

Senior Manager, Music Research

Disney Music Group

Joanna Gregory

Head of Operations & Strategy

Cavendish Music

Bryan Bakke

Director of Business Development


Rob Smith

SVP, Global Creative Sync

Extreme Music

Kinny Ahluwalia




Join us at the PMC 2023 for an insightful presentation, showcasing what you can expect from the new FLEX platform including design, functionality and search. Last year we presented the FLEX concept, this year the team is proud to be showcasing our first FLEX clients giving real insights into the design process, managing your website, Marketing/SEO, features, AI Integrations and most importantly Search.
Presented by Angus Hayes of Harvest Media and Jon-Paul Daly – FLEX designer and developer
Where: Sheraton Hotel, Studio III&IV
When: Wednesday 4th October 1230pm sharp
Angus Hayes

Managing Director

Harvest Media / FLEX

Jon Paul-Daly


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.

Steven Saltzman

Award-Winning Music Editor

Yoav Goren

Fight or Flight Music

Sally House

Owner & Executive Producer

The Hit House

Greg Townley

Producer & Composer

Anny Colvin

Head of Music


Mark Petrie


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.

Andrew Gross

Timothy Andrew Edwards

Angela Sheik

Michael Levine


Michele Vice-Maslin

Owner/ Music Producer, Music Publisher, Songwriter, Speaker Educator

Sweetersongs/ Mob Force Productions/Music Is My Air/From Song To Sync

Dan Graham


Gothic Storm Music

Ryan Rapsys

Total Metadata

‘Music For Prime Time’ is the definitive history of US TV themes and scoring, written by the nation’s leading writer on film and TV music, Jon Burlingame. In this interview, we’ll chat about some of the key themes of his book, with fascinating discussion about some of the famous composers and scores that have become the ’soundtrack of our lives’, with lasting cultural influence. Riffing on “Desert Island Discs”, Jon will also be picking 8 themes he would take with him if he were retiring to Catalina Island for the rest of his life. Don’t miss!!
Jon Burlingame

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

Alan Lazar

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.

Paul Moore

Music Rights


Edwin Cox
Edwin Cox

Global CEO

West One Music Group

It's your favorite demo derby feedback session, with a twist! In partnership with Reelcrafter, this panel is going to take shape as a real-time pitch session. There will be three guests, and attendees who wish to pitch must select ONE guest, and create your Reelcrafter page centered around trying to land that gig. 
Attendees who wish to pitch will be given a discount code to get their Reelcrafter account up and running (it's a free trial for two months!), set up and ready to go. YOU MUST EMAIL INFO@PMAMUSIC.COM AND INDICATE WHO YOU WANT TO PITCH TO IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT CODE. Limited to 10 per guest reviewer, or 30 codes total. 
Guest Reviewers:
Joe Saba, Co-Founder, VideoHelper
Do you have tracks you think are too unconventional for production music? Cues that make listeners noticeably uncomfortable? VideoHelper is constantly looking for music that tells stories in unique, exciting and possibly unsettling ways. Pitch us a track that's immediately engaging, sonically surprising and takes us on a narrative journey. Some kind of hook, melodic or otherwise, is a big plus and production is super-important. Genre doesn’t matter. Instrumental and/or vocals ok.
Scott Reinwand, Warner Chappell Production Music
Warner Chappell Production Music creates many songs in-house through their wholly owned catalogs. One approach to landing a project with WCPM is pitching a concept album. The album should embody work that is highly useful and/or new to the library. When pitching to Scott, first analyze WCPM’s current offerings, then enhance your ReelCrafter profile with a concept meeting library needs or in a style that’s in constant demand. Your demos should showcase your songwriting and production skills- potentially opening up other opportunities if the initial pitch timing doesn’t align. Unless told otherwise, your demos should be songs available for purchase.
Pei Pei Chung, Music Supervisor
What Up Pitches is a music production house and music licensing agency with a catalog of songs from indie artists. If you are pitching to Pei Pei, you should build out your ReelCrafter profile with finished/produced songs (not demos) that are relevant to WUP’s current/most recent projects. In general, they need songs with vocals. Here are some ongoing needs:
1. Clean hip hop - anthemic (think NFL/sports), swaggy, or retro 
2. Retro/modern funk, soul, R&B, and hybrids of the above (Bruno Mars, Silksonic)
3. Current pop, GenX pop (Olivia Rodrigo, Em Beihold, Dove Cameron, Charli XCX)
Sam Hulick

Co-founder & CEO


Sara Pocius



Scott Reinwand

VP, Production

Warner Chappell Production Music

Pei Pei Chung

Film & TV Composer, Producer, Co-Founder

What Up Pitches!

Joe Saba




*All sessions are IN PERSON and will be recorded / streamed live for virtual attendees.

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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.


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.

Book your group rate for Production Music Association 2023 Overflow Room Block at the SHERATON

**Should you wish to extend your stay, please contact the Sales Department directly at (818) 509-2789 or email at**


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.

Book your group rate for Production Music Association 2023 Overflow Room Block at the HILTON

Guests can also call their In-House Reservations Dept. at 818-623-1434 from 7am-7pm, Monday-Sunday.

Please refer to group code PMA when booking.

If there are no rooms left in either block, or you are getting an error at any point in this process, please reach out to immediately.


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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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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.

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