Hollywood, CA, July 29, 2015 – The non-profit Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, has announced that acclaimed composer Brian Tyler will be the Keynote Speaker for the PMA’s 2nd Annual Production Music Conference. Tyler will speak from 9-10 AM on September 9th, at the DGA Headquarters in Los Angeles. A multi-award winner, Tyler is the composer of music for over 70 films, and the recipient of the 2014 Cue Awards “Film Composer of the Year” honor.
The PMA’s Production Music Conference is the premier annual event for production music, gathering the industry’s top suppliers and decision makers under one roof for one day. To purchase tickets for this event, please visit:
ABOUT BRIAN TYLER:
Brian Tyler is a composer and conductor of over 70 films, the recent winner of the Film Composer of the Year honor at the 2014 Cue Awards. Tyler composed blockbuster hits “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Furious 7,” “Iron Man 3,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Ben Kingsley, as well as “Thor: The Dark World,” starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Anthony Hopkins. He conducted the London Philharmonic at Abbey Road Studios for both films. He also scored “Eagle Eye” for producer Steven Spielberg, and the box office hits “Fast Five” and “Fast & Furious” for director Justin Lin. He was nominated for a 2014 BAFTA Games Award and was inducted into the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2010.
Tyler began scoring features shortly after he received his master’s degree from Harvard University, as well as a bachelor’s degree from UCLA. He is a multi-instrumentalist and plays piano, guitar, drums, bass, cello, world percussion, synth programming, guitarviol, charango, and bouzouki, amongst others. He showcased many of those instruments for the 2013 retro heist film “Now You See Me,” about a team of illusionists, starring Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson and Mark Ruffalo.
Tyler arranged and conducted the new film logo music for Universal Pictures and composed a theme for the 100 year anniversary of the studio, as well as composing the music for the Marvel Studios logo which now plays before of all of their films. He also scored “The Expendables” films, and “Rambo,” directed by Sylvester Stallone; “Law Abiding Citizen,” starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler; the Keanu Reeves thriller “Constantine,” and the science-fiction film “Battle Los Angeles.” Tyler’s score for Bill Paxton’s “Frailty” won him a World Soundtrack Award in 2002, as well as The World Soundtrack Award as Best New Film Composer of the Year. He has received three Emmy Award nominations, ten BMI Music Awards, five ASCAP Music Awards, and recently won 12 Goldspirit Awards, including Composer of the Year.
After composing the score for “The Hunted” for Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin, Tyler composed the score for the turn-of-the-century drama “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” starring Shia LaBeouf. His soundtrack for “Children of Dune” reached #4 on the Amazon.com album charts while “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Furious 7,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Fast Five” all hit #1 on the iTunes soundtrack charts.
Recently, Tyler scored the Michael Bay-produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the action-packed disaster thriller “Into the Storm,” and the epic adventure “The Expendables 3.” Tyler also created the new theme music for ESPN’s NFL studio shows, representing the first updated original score for ESPN’s NFL shows since 1997. In 2015, Tyler created a new groundbreaking musical theme for the 115th U.S. Open Championship on FOX broadcast network and FOX Sports 1.
Upcoming for Tyler is the feature film “Truth,” starring Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes and Robert Redford as Dan Rather. For television, he scores the series “Scorpion,” “Hawaii Five-0,” and “Sleepy Hollow,” for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2014. Please visit: www.briantyler.com Tyler’s Youtube Page is: www.youtube.com/user/briantylercomposer
ABOUT THE MARK AWARDS:
Concurrent with the 2nd Annual Production Music Conference, the inaugural “Mark Awards” -honoring Excellence in Production Music – will also take place on September 9, 2015, at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles. The event will run from 7-9 PM.
NOTE: PMA Executives also wish to remind interested parties within the industry that The Deadline for Submissions for the PMA’s first annual “Mark Awards” is July 31, 2015! For details on the submissions process, visit: http://pmamusic.com/themarkawards/
Named in honor of the late Andy Mark, who was a music library owner and a founding member of the PMA, the Mark Awards will recognize the very best in production music in 17 categories. Entries for submissions for the first annual Mark Awards are open to both PMA and non-PMA members.
The PMA has assembled an independent group of industry professionals, culled from executives working within TV networks, ad agencies, promo departments, trailer companies, and licensing organizations, to facilitate the submissions, judging, and final selection of Mark Awards winners. For more information about The Mark Awards, please contact: [email protected]
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION MUSIC ASSOCIATION:
Founded in l997, the Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocate and voice of the production music community. A non-profit organization with over 675 members, including music publishers, composers, and industry professionals, the mission of the PMA is to elevate the unique value of production music and to ensure the viability of the production music industry.
Headquartered in both Los Angeles and Nashville, the PMA strives to fulfill its mission by:
**Working with performing rights organizations, legislators, legal counsel and broadcasters in the aim of improving the reporting, monitoring, collection and distribution of performance fees and royalties for PMA members;
**Providing its members with a forum in which issues of common concern and interest can be discussed and decisions made;
**Educating its members and the marketplace about music rights and other issues affecting the production music community; and
** Enhancing the value of PMA members’ music through research, education and public relations.
For more information about the PMA, please visit: http://pmamusic.com/
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