The Guild of Music Supervisors & Mondo.NYC Present​

The First Annual NYC Guild of Music Supervisors
Education Event & Film Fest

The Williamsburg Hotel
October 5, 2018

An immersive full-day symposium to meet, network and learn from some of the top music supervisors and industry executives in the fields of advertising, film, TV, video games and trailers about how they do what they do.

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The all-day event focuses on how music supervisors are in the bull’s eye of the music industry including labels, publishers, music editors, directors, producers, agents, brands, as they interface with visual media.

Panelists include noted global, NYC and LA-based music supervisors, composers and sync and master licensing execs.


Documentary Films Are Booming!
With the growth of streaming networks like Netflix, Hulu, and
Amazon, the documentary business is booming. With legal tools like fair use, clever music supervisors, and talented composers, the production value of documentaries keeps rising.

Hear from a panel of directors, producers, music supervisors and licensors how the whole documentary creation and licensing works.

Moderator: Jonathan McHugh, director of “Cosplay Universe”
David Schulof– Exec. Producer “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives”
Steven Beer – Executive Producer “Comedy Warriors”
Jonathan Zalben– Composer& Music Supervisor “15: Quinceanera Story”
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Music Supervising TV in the Big City

Find out how NY Music supervisors are working on the music
for some of Hollywoods biggest TV show from NYC.

Stephanie Dias Matos – The Get Down
Barry Cole – The Chi
Michael Hill– The Affair
Matt Feldman– Detroiter’s

10:10 -11:10


Women In Music Supervision, Scoring and Advertising

A panel discussion on the current landscape and challenges for women working in advertising and music supervision. The panel will discuss changing landscape of music in advertising
with new organizations and incentives in place to help support
women building a career in music supervision.

New York advertising agency and music house supervisors will lead the discussion along side award-winning composer Julia Piker and Emma Reeves, the executive director of Free the Bid, who has played an integral role in helping to address the gender imbalance in advertising and music.

Moderator: Rebecca Grierson, Executive Producer, SixtyFour

Julia Piker – Emmy Winning Composer
Emma Reeves –Executive Director of Free the Bid
Theresa Notartomaso –Music Producer for Y&R and Middle Mile
Zach Polakoff – Executive Producer, Heavy Duty Projects

11:20- 12:20



Composers & Music Supervisors: How They Interact

Grammy Winning composer Robert Glasper & Grammy winning Music Supervisor Ed Gerrard NY Based Composer Jonathan Zalben & Music Supervisor

Jonathan McHugh

12:30 -1:15


Lunch Break 1:15 -2:15


Music Supervision in New York

What does the landscape of supes in NYC look like? Who’s here & what do they do? Can you be in NY & work beyond this market?

Can you be film/TV in NYC? Can you be a NY supe & work w/foreign clients? Panel composed of established supes based in NYC.

Moderated by Jonathan Hecht
Charlotte Von Kotze – VICE Media/Director of Music
Anita Chinkes-Ratner – Viacom/Head of Music
Peter Gannon – We Are Walker/Creative Director/Partner

2:15 -3:15

Ad Agencies & The In-House Music Supervisor/ Producer

The challenges of working with internal & external teams, whats the basic setup, why some agencies have in-house & others don’t, getting clients to include music specialists in scope of work.
Panel composed on in-house supes from NYC agencies.

Moderated by Al Risi

Ben Dorenfield– Anomaly/Senior Music Producer

Dan Gross -McCann Erickson/ Music Producer

Rachel Rauch– Publicis/Music Producer

3:30- 4:30

A Deep Dive into Two Music intensive Advertising Case Studies featuring…..

4:45 – 5:15
5:30 – 6:00




9AM      Registration/Coffee/Meet & Greet

10AM    Welcome

10:15    Panels & Case Studies

1PM      Lunch Brerak

2PM      Panels & Case Studies

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Mondo.NYC is proud to launch an association with The Guild of Music Supervisors, (GMS) 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 is an educational and professional resource for Music Supervisors and those working in related fields across the media spectrum. This day will explore the opportunities and challenges of supervision and sync & master licensing and how related technologies like blockchain may impact them.

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