Hollywood, CA, July 20, 2015 - The non-profit Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, has announced the first round of moderators and panelists who will be featured in sessions during the PMA's Second Annual Production Music Conference. The announcement was made today by PMA Executive Director Hunter Williams.
The PMA's 2015 Production Music Conference (PMC,) will be held on Sept. 9th at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles. That event runs from 8 AM to 7PM. Said Mr. Williams, "PMC 2015 is the premier annual event for production music, gathering the industry's top suppliers and decision makers under one roof for one day. If you are serious about the production music industry, you should make every effort to attend this truly unique event."
Among the panels to be presented during this year's PMC are:
** Follow the Dollar: Revenue Streams for Production Music
** Writing the Next Library Hit: Composing Techniques for Production Music
** Production Music in Advertising
** Legal Considerations for Music Libraries
** Trailer Music: When Out-of-the-Box Works and When It Doesn't
** New Business Models in the Production Music Library Industry
The first round of confirmed Moderators and Panelists for PMC 2015, culled from member companies of the PMA, include:
Ryan Born, CEO, AdRev
Aaron Davis, Founder, Exploration IO
Timothy Andrew Edwards, Composer (Crime Watch Daily, Extra, Ellen)
Marc Ferrari, Founder, Master Source
John Fulford, Music Producer (Breaking Bad, Glee)
Joel Goodman, Founder, Icon
Benoit Grey, Composer (TMZ, Access Hollywood, Pokemon)
Andrew Gross, Owner, Konsonant Music
Sally House, Owner, Executive Producer, The Hit House
Sharon Jennings, VP, Music & Marketing, APM Music
Ben Kihnel, Director, Business Development, Rumblefish
Cassie Lord, President, 5 Alarm Music
Ron Mendelsohn, CEO, Megatrax
Ken Nelson, Executive Producer, FirstCom
Ali Pistoresi, Creative Director, Immediate Music
Nan Wilson, Owner, Manage Ad Music
The PMA has also announced that initial Corporate Sponsors of the 2015 Production Music Conference include AdRev/DashGo, Music Gateway, ProductionHUB.com, SESAC, Soundminer, and Warner/Chappell Production Music.
For the full 2015 Production Music Conference schedule, please visit: http://pmamusic.com/pmc-schedule-announced/
NOTE: The PMA will also be launching its first annual "Mark Awards" Event on the evening of Sept. 9th from 7-9 PM at the DGA headquarters in LA. The new awards event will honor excellence within the Production Music industry. For more information, please see: http://pmamusic.com/themarkawards/
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.
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