SYNC(OPATED) @ JazzIAm 2020

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SYNC(OPATED): Current trends in jazz music synchronization 

(Panel in english language curated by Node and Guild of Music Supervisors).


10/12/2020 at 1:00 pm to 2:00pm CEST.


Many things have changed since 1958, when Miles Davis was asked to improvise the whole soundtrack of Ascenseur pour l’échafaud in one single night-session!

For some time now, even in the Jazz cosmos, extra-diegetic music appearing in all kind of tv products got almost solely taken by music libraries or through direct agreements with sync agencies.

So, what are the opportunities for jazz musicians and labels today?

In this webinar, the successful music supervisor Rupert Hollier (RedFive Creative) and the multi-award winning Frederich Schindler (Too Young Ltd) will analyze and discuss the main trends concerning the synchronization of jazz music in movies, tv series and tv commercials, giving the partecipants useful tips about how to juggle in the music licensing market.

The event will be hosted by Mario Melillo (Node IT)



Mario Melillo (Moderator):
Mario Melillo is a young professional in music business skilled at project and event management.

Grown up in Puglia but currently based in Milano, Mario moved his first steps in the business working as a freelance booking agent for some well known contemporary jazz musicians and djs.

Since 2012, working with Node, he has developed several international relationships for Italian musicians and designed contents for music conferences.

Frederic Schindler (Panelist):

Frederic Schindler is the founder of the music supervision company Too Young Ltd and has worked on over 500 commercials and several feature films, most notably Aaron Brookner and Jim Jarmusch documentary Uncle Howard. His commercial work focuses on fashion, fragrance and beauty for clients such as Prada, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hermès, Nina Ricci, Vogue, Paco Rabanne, Mac Cosmetics, among others. He had speaking engagements at the Future Music Forum, London Sync Sessions and Primavera Sound. He won a Music Week Sync Award in 2017 for Best Online Advert. He’s a member of the Guild of Music Supervisors.

Rupert Hollier (Panelist):

Rupert Hollier is the Creative Director of Atlantic Screen Music, and music supervision agency, Redfive. Ru started life in music Publishing at MCS in 1999, moving on to Kingstreet Media in 2002 where he worked on brands and advertising for clients such as Desmond Childs and Fleetwood Mac. Ru left Kingstreet in 2004 to become a freelance music supervisor, working on many high level advertising campaigns with brands including Marks & Spencer, Nike, as well as the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. In 2009 joined Imagem Music, specialising in film & TV synchronisation. During his time at Imagem, he represented the Rodgers & Hammerstein and Boosey & Hawkes catalogues, as well as numerous artists and bands on the contemporary roster including Daft punk, Mark Ronson, Pink Floyd, Vampire Weekend, Genesis and The Stone Roses. In his five-year tenure,  Rupert worked with brands such as Reebok, Skoda, Next, Iceland, Hyundai and Tesco amongst others, and several successful US, UK and European based films. He joined Metropolis Group in 2014 as Creative Director and founded the publishing division (Metropolis Music Publishing) and quickly secured an impressive repertoire of artists, bands and composers, racking up multiple synchronisation placements and campaigns. In 2016 he won both Best TV Advert and Overall Sync of the Year, as music supervisor,  at the MusicWeek Sync Awards, and is a co-founder and senior board member of The UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors. Ru has supervised over 70 films and Television series, such as the Oscar nominated and Bafta winning film “The wife” and the Bafta nominated biopic “McQueen”, Apple TV’s “Long Way Up”. He has recently produced his first film based on the 50th Anniversary of the release of Sgt.Pepper,  and is following that up with the soon to be released western drama, “Dry River”, and “James & Lucia” about the life of James Joyce.