Variety’s inaugural Music for Screens Summit features panels and keynote interviews with music supervisors, composers, and publishing executives. Scroll through to see exclusive photos of the creatives driving music for TV, film, theater, video games, and commercials.
At Variety’s inaugural Music for Screens summit, Linda Perry says she calls up radio stations herself on behalf of her artists: “It goes a long way.”
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Andrew Kahn and Jeannette Perez
Andrew Kahn and Jeannette Perez share a hug backstage before their Commercial Synchs of the Year panel.
Pinar Toprak is scoring “Captain Marvel.” She’s the first female composer to be chosen to score a high-profile, live-action, superhero movie. Toprak hopes that gender was not a factor in the decision: “Before this film, I scored 40 feature films. I’ve been in this town for 20 years… I’ve been studying music since I was four years old.”
Trent Reznor laments the death of record stores: “You walk into Amoeba Music it feels like the people who work there probably listen to, and like, music. You can tell by the character of the room you’re in a kind of church for music.”