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GMS State Of Music In Media Conference 2015 (Recap)

Thank you to everyone who attended our first annual 'State of Music in Media' conference

and for making it a sold out event! We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Here are some of the top photos from the event!........

START ME UP: Opening Remarks” (9:30am)- GMS President John Houlihan (Music Supervisor, 'Southpaw', 'John Wick') and Education Committee Chair Thomas Golubić (Music Supervisor, 'Breaking Bad', 'The Walking Dead’) speak to conference attendees on the terrace as breakfast ends and the day of panels begins.

Season Kent (Music Supervisor, 'The Fault in Our Stars’, ‘Revenge’), Anton Monsted (SVP Music 20th Century Fox) and Music Editor David Klutz (“Glee”, “American Horror Story”) exchange ideas during their Connecting the Dots Panel which also featured Music Supervisor Gabe Hilfer (‘Black Swan’, ‘Tryant’) which was Moderated by Music Supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas ('Fake Off', Neophonic).

Christophe Beck (Composer, ‘Ant-Man’, ‘Frozen’) and John Houlihan, who have collaborated on more than 9 projects, talk about the relationship between Composers & Music Supervisors. Their conversation was moderated by Composer Michael Levine (Composer, 'Cold Case', 'Star Wars: Detours').

Dave Jordan (Music Supervisor 'The Avengers’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy') and Jojo Villanueva (Music Supervisor ‘Straight Outta Compton’, ‘Vacation’) share a joke with Music Supervisor Manish Raval (“Girls”) before their standing room only panel ‘Straight Outta Format: Getting Hired’

Mike Knobloch (President, Film Music & Publishing at Universal Pictures) fields a question from interviewer Elvis Mitchell (KCRW’s The Treatment) during their insightful conversation about The State of Music Driven Films and Hit Soundtracks.

Joel C. High (Music Supervisor, 'Hit The Floor', 'Madea' series) Moderates the panel with Jacquie Perryman (Fox TV Music, Island Def-Jam, PolyGram), Jason Markey (STX Entertainment), (Not Pictured: Alexandra Patsavas (Music Supervisor, 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Mad Men'), Alisa Coleman(ABKCO),Jason Cienkus (DanceOn), and Eric Zimostrad (Shazam) about Music Marketing

Music Supervisor Julianne Jordan (‘Edge of Tomorrow’, Executive Music Producer Pitch Perfect 1 & 2) and Music Supervisor Julia Michels (The Devil Wears Prada’, Executive Music Producer Pitch Perfect 1 & 2) share insights about film music creative issues. Justine von Winterfeldt (Music Supervisor ‘Signifcant Mother’, Music Coordinator ‘Pitch Perfect 2’), not pictured, was also a speaker in their packed lecture hall presentation The Creative Process.

GMS Board Member and Music Supervisor Jonathan McHugh (2nd from left) pictured with one of the event Sponsors, Riptide Music Group, and GMS President John Houlihan.

Event Attendees enjoy the on-site closing party of the beautiful Emerson LA terrace. The networking and exchange of ideas continued non-stop until people pulled out of the parking garage!

Lauren Ross (Terrorbird Media) takes a question as she and Laura Katz (Music Supervisor, ‘The Grey’, ‘That Awkward Moment’) delve deep into Metadata Standards for delivering music to the media music creative community.

Moderated by Manish Raval (Music Supervisor, ‘Girls’, ‘Neighbors’), far left, this fascinating conversation covered exactly how the music team and editorial team approached the music creative of the ‘Breaking Bad’ spin-off ‘Better Call Saul.’ Pictured to the right of Manish are Dave Porter (Composer), Diane Mercer (Post Production Producer), and Melissa Bernstein (Executive Producer), Jason Newman (Music Editor), Thomas Golubić (Music Supervisor) and Kelley Dixon (Editor).

Jacquie Perryman (media music executive in from London) and GMS Board Member / Music Supervisor Robin Kaye (“American Idol”) grab a photo after entering the conference at Emerson LA on a stylish purple carpet.

Linda Osher (Music Supervisor, ‘Kite’ ‘Take Me To The Rainbow’) and Denise Carver (CarverMusik) share a smile and prove in their panel about the music clearance process that there is always be a silver lining even with the most difficult clearance challenges.

EA Games Music Executive / Music Supervisor Steve Schnur speaks about the latest trends and challenges with music in the Games industry.

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