Music Composers Unite!
THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL)
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE RMA & AFM
AFM Recording Agreements: How They Can Work For You
THURSDAY, MARCH 29th, 2012
7:00-10:00pm (Check-in at 6:35pm)
The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL), the Recording Musicians Association (RMA) and the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) are proud to present a:
This first-of-its-kind conference on the West Coast is aimed at bringing an understanding of the options and opportunities available to record under the Union umbrella, to elucidate the process from inception to preparation, recording, residuals and backend obligations. We will examine common challenges and offer valuable tips, all from the perspective of the composer. This will interest composers of all levels, from emerging talents to experienced practitioners, who want to learn or update themselves on the state of union recording in their field of work. The conference will take place in two parts. First there will a General Session which will look at important and overarching issues between the various media. Then we will divide into specialized Breakout Sessions, covering Film, TV, and Video Game music, which will repeat twice, giving attendees the opportunity to attend two separate Breakout Sessions during the course of the event.
• Learn first-hand how to hire with union musicians and work with AFM contracts in Film, TV, and Video Game projects.
• Learn how to get great musicians while still maximizing your budget and your earnings.
• Discuss and learn from veteran Composers, Industry and Union experts.
Film Composers - CHRISTOPHE BECK (The Hangover, The Muppets), AUSTIN WINTORY (Grace, fLOW)
TV Composers - DAN FOLIART (7th Heaven, The Secret Life of the American Teenager), BLAKE NEELY (Pan Am, The Mentalist, Everwood)
Video Game Composers - JACK WALL (Myst, Mass Effect, Video Games Live), GERARD MARINO (God of War, Matrix Reloaded )
Plus SCL, RMA, AFM, FMSMF and LOCAL 47 experts on recording for FILM, TV and VIDEO GAMES:
DAN FOLIART (President, SCL), PETE ANTHONY (President, RMALA), JOHN ACOSTA (Vice-President, Local 47), DICK GABRIEL (EMSD Director/Assistant to the AFM President), MARC SAZER (President, RMA International), PHIL AYLING (Past President, RMA International), DENNIS DREITH (Fund Administrator, Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund), GORDON GRAYSON (Electronic Media Division Administrator, Local 47)
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