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Sunday, May 4 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Music Makes the Film: Licensing Songs for Film and TV LIMITED

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With very few exceptions, the soundtrack for a film is one of the most important aspects of the project. It can be used to set the mood, raise the energy of a scene or root a film firmly in a particular time period. The same can be said for television scenes and music’s use in advertisements. However, working with music can also expose those involved to potential copyright infringement lawsuits, difficulty in navigating distribution, or, on the positive side, work wonders for music and visual artists’ careers. Our seasoned panel of music industry experts will dissect the process of finding and properly licensing the right music for a film, TV, and advertising, whether it's underscore, custom music, or existing songs.

Moderators
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Shawn Murphy

Shawn Murphy worked for 12 years for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Composers (ASCAP) in their London, New York and Chicago offices. His final post with the Society found him as Director of Midwest Membership where he was responsible for all regional programming and membership outreach efforts. Concurrently, Shawn was a board member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) best known for producing the award... Read More →

Speakers
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Hillel Frankel

President, Entertainment Law Office PC
Good and getting better.....
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Rob Gillis

Record Guy, ROB THE RECORD GUY
Rob Gillis is a decades-long member of the Chicago music industry. He has held management positions in nearly every aspect of the business providing him a rare perspective. Currently he runs Rob The Record Guy Management & Publicity following a long tenure with Waterdog Music and is a past president of EARS, the Engineering And Recording Society Of Chicago. With his work for Waterdog he oversaw the publishing and film placement for the works of... Read More →
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Jessie LaBelle

Jessie received her degree in sound engineering from Columbia College Chicago, and began her career as a post-production audio engineer, mixing commercials for major agencies. Having spent her college years promoting and managing local bands (and playing keyboards in a couple) she saw the potential in music licensing for artists. She developed a music division within the post studio to provide the advertising community with full service music... Read More →



Sunday May 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Silver Room 1442 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago IL