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‘Furious 7’ Composer Brian Tyler to Give PMA’s Music Conference Keynote Address

Composer Brian Tyler, who has worked on such blockbusters as this year’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Furious 7,” will be the keynote speaker at the Production Music Association’s Production Music Conference on Sept. 9 at the Directors Guild of America.

The daylong event will begin with check-in at 8 a.m. and Tyler’s address from 9:15 to 10 a.m. A series of panels will run throughout the rest of the day, followed by a cocktail party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and closing with the non-profit organization’s first Mark Awards, honoring excellence in the production music community. The awards are named for music library owner and PMA founding member Andy Mark. Honors will be awarded in 17 categories.

“Production music has long been the sonic lifeblood of so many audiovisual productions, ranging from television programs to promotional campaigns to major theatrical releases. With its proliferation across the gamut of media productions and distribution channels, companies responsible for the contribution of production music to the creative process have never before had their own awards event. These people and companies are truly worthy of long-overdue recognition – thus the establishment of the Mark Awards,” said PMA’s executive director Hunter Williams.

Among the panels being presented are “Follow the Dollar: Revenue Streams for Production Music,” “Production Music in Advertising” and “Trailer Music: When Out-of-the-Box Works and When It Doesn’t.” PMA will also co-present “Writing the Next Library Hit: Composing Techniques for Production Music” with the Society of Composers and Lyricists. The panel will be moderated by composer Benoit Grey.

Other moderators and panelists include: AdRev’s Ryan Born, Aaron Davis of Exploration IO, composer Timothy Andrew Edwards, music producer John Fulford, Icon founder Joel Goodman, Konsonant Music’s Andrew Gross, the Hit House’s Sally House, APM Music’s Sharon Jennings, Rumblefish’s Ben Kihnel, Cassie Lord of 5 Alarm Music, Ron Mendelsohn of Megatrax, FirstCom’s Ken Nelson, Immediate Music’s Ali Pistoresi and Manage Ad Music’s Nan Wilson.

Corporate sponsors for the event are AdRev/DashGo, Music Gateway, ProductionHUB.com, SESAC, Soundminer and Warner/Chappell Production Music.

For more information and a full conference schedule, click here.

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