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Manhattan Producers Alliance Opens West Coast Chapter

The Manhattan Producers Alliance (ManHatPro)— a media education, professional mentoring and networking community for music professionals—has launched a West Coast chapter. Based in San Francisco, the new ManHatPro West stands as the first regional chapter outside of New York City, and will be headed by Grammy Award-winning TV/film/online composer Steve Horowitz (Super Size Me, Nickelodeon Digital).

“The Bay Area music community is very active and very diverse,” Horowitz says. “My hope with MPA West is to harness some of that energy, and create a link between the East Coast and West Coast media markets. Games, film, TV, the cloud, and other emerging sectors are blurring together to create a new media distribution landscape. We feel strongly that a vibrant coast-to-coast connection helps all audio and media professionals to stay ahead of the curve.”

Members will be able to participate in national ManHatPro events, as well as local events created by Horowitz. Northern California-based composers, sound designers, and other music professionals now have a direct link with ManHatPro’s New York City chapter, joining members in locations ranging from Brazil to Michigan, who are staying connected with Webinars, videoconferencing and other online tools.

Comprised of both senior level professionals and emerging talent, ManHatPro members meet and communicate regularly to share connections, knowledge, and studio time/space. Preferred access to publishing, licensing, music library, marketing/PR, legal and financial resources represent additional privileges of ManHatPro’s cost-effective membership.

New York City-based composer Joe Carroll (Jim Henson Company, Nickelodeon, Disney, WGBH) founded ManHatPro in 2005. Inspired early on by his creatively enriching experiences in the New York City studio culture, Carroll started ManHatPro to renew the collaborative benefits of that workflow in today’s personal studio-centered production environments.

ManHatPro membership is cost-effective, with eligibility for full- and part-time composers, producers, sound designers, audio engineers, programmers and other music industry professionals. For more information, visit or send email to [email protected].