Showtools Breakfast Briefing: The Business Of Music In Film

Thursday  12 September  2019  7:30 AM    Thursday  12 September  2019 9:30 AM
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Showtools + SPADA present a talk with Karyn Rachtman, one of the world’s foremost music supervisors.

Karyn will talk about licensing, rights, clearances etc. with Samuel Scott (Phoenix Foundation) asking the questions.

How can you achieve the perfect soundtrack for your films and television programs? Join us and find out.

Topics Covered:

  • Negotiating song licenses.
  • Rights: getting what you need upfront.
  • Proper budgeting and scheduling .
  • When is it a good idea to go directly to the artist.
  • Licensing score versus work made for hire.
  • How a soundtrack album release can become a great marketing tool and generate additional revenue for filmmakers.

Register now. We are limited to 40 places.

Coffee and croissants provided.

Join SPADA here.

More about Karyn Rachtman:

Karyn Rachtman is best known for music supervising films such as Pulp Fiction, Clueless, Boogie Nights, and Reality Bites. She was the executive soundtrack producer for the notable soundtracks of Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, Office Space & many more. Rachtman set a new standard for children's movie soundtracks - hiring artists like Gwen Stefani, Busta Rhymes, and Iggy Pop to record original songs for The Rugrats Movie. Throughout her career, Karyn's distinct ability to pair artists and create unlikely collaborations (Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach) has made her one of the best "matchmakers" in soundtrack history. She is also responsible for the New York Times best selling children's book series "Hip Kid Hop", in which rappers (Doug E. Fresh, LL Cool J Shaggy, etc) wrote and recorded a "read and rap-a-long" - which was distributed by Scholastic nationwide. Karyn also produced the award winning documentary "Sweet Micky For President" alongside Pras Michel of The Fugees. Rachtman is currently the CEO of Mind Your Music - a music consulting agency that offers a series of services for film, TV, video games, and brands. Mind Your Music has offices based in Los Angeles and New Zealand.

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More about Samuel Scott:

Samuel Scott has spent much of his life writing and singing songs in the vaunted, venerable The Phoenix Foundation as well as co-composing the music for films such as Hunt For The Wilderpeople and Boy. He has created original music for international TV shows such as Skylanders Academy (Activision/Netflix), Cleverman (ABC/Sundance/Pukeko) as well as home grown drama and comedy from Wellington Paranormal to The Gulf. The Phoenix Foundation recently toured with the NZSO as their 'backing band', have performed on Later...With Jools Holland and at music festivals around the globe. Scott and his TPF cohorts are currently finishing up work on their 7th studio album. Scott has sung BVs for Neil Finn, produced an album for Dave Dobbyn, played support for Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker but the kids at his own children's school only know him from the Flight Of The Conchords song Feel Inside (& Stuff Like That).

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