Doreen Ringer-Ross

Exemplary Vice President: Creative - Film, TV & Visual Media at BMI speaks on her transformative experiences working with Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss during the golden age of A&M Records, the scope of educational initiatives she has instated to empower generations of composers, the legacy of John Williams, and how to thrive in the fast paced world of film music.

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Terence Blanchard

Heroic film composer, five-time Grammy Award winning recording artist, and jazz trumpeter speaks on drawing inspiration from Jimi Hendrix’s rendition of the National Anthem for BlacKkKlansman, the similar beliefs he shares with director, Spike Lee that guide their decade-spanning artistic collaboration, and the transformative power of expressing truth and integrity through music.

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Didier Lean Rachou

Esteemed ASCAP Award winning composer and philanthropist speaks on the fateful letter that landed him a scoring job on Sex in the City, building an expansive, triumphant sound world to highlight the treachery of Deadliest Catch, and the influence of being raised by an icon in the realm of haute cuisine.

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Maureen Crowe

Veteran music supervisor and co-founder of the Guild of Music Supervisors speaks on the sparkling legacy of The Bodyguard soundtrack, rounding up rock legends for Wayne’s World, her unrelenting advocacy on behalf of music supervisors, and what variables can impact the perceived value of a copyright.

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Jeff Beal

Magnificent composer and recording artist discusses his effective collaboration with director, Oliver Stone to create a striking, Russian flavored score for The Putin Interviews, manifesting a powerful female sound for the final season of political thriller, House of Cards, and how turbulent times in our society can lead to profound displays of artistic expression.

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Nick Urata

Brazen composer and front man of DeVotchKa speaks on his collaboration with author, Daniel Handler to create tantalizing musical numbers for the treacherous Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events, how backing up Dita Von Teese helped his band carve out a niche, the upcoming 60th anniversary of Paddington concert, and the importance of transporting your listening audience to an emotional place.

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Harry Gregson-Williams

Triumphant award-winning composer and musical visionary speaks on garnering his first Emmy nomination for his mystic, otherworldly treatment of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams ‘The Commuter’ episode and how he showcased the magnificence and the dread of The Meg with a monumental Chinese influenced orchestral score.

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Brian Tyler

Gallant blockbuster composer speaks on the inspiration behind his opulent big band/orchestral hybrid score for Crazy Rich Asians, turning down four feature films to craft the melancholy musical atmosphere of Yellowstone, the thrill and responsibility of writing the new Formula One theme, and his creative thrust into the world of EDM under the moniker, Madsonik.

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Chandler Poling

Effervescent publicist and co-founder of White Bear PR speaks on how his own musical background informs his approach to advancing the careers of composers and music supervisors, the fundamentals of cultivating a memorable visual brand, and how the evolving landscape of media will impact how artists promote themselves.

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Mark Isham

Legendary Emmy and Grammy winning composer, electronic music pioneer, and jazz maestro speaks on his majestic orchestral approach across seven seasons of Once Upon A Time, reuniting with Jodie Foster for the unsettling Arkangel episode of tech-horror anthology, Black Mirror, and melding his dark, triumphant score with the contemporary tracks in Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.

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Sean Callery

Sophisticated four-time Emmy winning composer speaks on cultivating a smoky jazz-infuenced musical atmosphere for Marvel’s Jessica Jones, how the valuable mentorship he received from Mark Snow led to scoring Le Femme Nikita, and how strong, relatable characters keep him artistically engaged season after season.

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Adam Blackstone

Masterful multi-instrumentalist, founder of BASSic Black Entertainment, and music director to the stars discusses the complexities of his Emmy nominated work on Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl LII Half-Time extravaganza, his rise to the top after playing bass on Jay-Z’s Fade to Black concert at Madison Square Garden, and the power of pouring into your own greatness.

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Lyle Workman

Incandescent BMI Award winning composer and guitar virtuoso speaks on the honor of collaborating with funk legends Bootsy Collins and Clyde Stubblefield for Superbad, channeling the flavors of Django Reinhardt and The Beatles for Overboard, covering Creedence Clearwater Revival for Sons of Anarchy, and the rush of playing to a crowd of 450,000 on tour with Sting.

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Deru

Spellbinding Emmy winning composer, sound designer, and performing artist delves into his pseudo religious passion for classic Chicago hip-hop, the dominant use of bohemian cristal instrument within the soundscapes of Impulse, and his devotion to the craft of sonic manipulation.

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Silas Hite

Multi-dimensional Emmy winning composer and recording artist speaks on cooking up a feast of unique musical flavors for Chef’s Table, crafting the theme song for Cleveland and Akron, Ohio on behalf of Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, and the personal significance of having founding members of Devo as his uncles.

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Andrew Lockington

Thrilling SOCAN and BMI Film Music Award winning composer speaks on highlighting themes of friendship and self-sacrifice within the chaotic destruction of Rampage, his “pinch me” moment while scoring the action-packed global phenomenon, San Andreas, and artfully balancing historical accuracy and modern innovation for the savage period drama series, Frontier.

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Nathan Barr

Inventive Emmy nominated composer discusses taking an expansive orchestral approach for the gothic horror children’s film, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, how scoring Hemlock Grove inspired the creation of his lavish Bandrika Studios, and the anticipation building around the Broadway adaption of the sultry hit vampire series, True Blood.

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Christophe Beck

Prolific Emmy winning, Grammy nominated composer explains the use of unusual meters in his grandiose musical treatment for Ant-Man and the Wasp, the rewards and challenges of sustaining a love affair with modular synthesizers, and what he believes are the three constants within his extensive, colorful body of work.

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Joel T. Jordan

Daring punk rock label owner turned founder of Synchtank discusses how he pioneered the ultimate software platform for managing and monetizing music assets, the importance of a glowing reputation, and how his technology has cracked the code on generating passive income for creators.

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Barry Cole

Grammy nominated music supervision warrior and founder of Spot Music discusses how he captured the essence and energy of Chicago for The Chi, his global treasure hunt to find undiscovered Bob Marley gems for the critically acclaimed Marley documentary, and offers his take on the current relationship between art and tech.

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