Music Finland’s widely praised sync focus will once more be a part of Music & Media program for its 30th anniversary edition. Along with the “Get Synced!” and “Score!” workshops, which bring the music supervisors, sync agents, songs and composers together in their intimate settings, the music supervisors and sync agents will take over the Music & Media stage to tell about music in visual media.
We are happy to welcome the first names: Natasha Duprey (Must Be Nice), Rick Singer (Zync), Li Stanley (Ohlogy) and Milena Fessman (Cinesong, Sugar Town Filmproduction). They will be heading to Tampere in October to share their insights on the balance between the music licensing and budget, hunting the perfect song for a perfect storytelling, getting the songs to blockbuster productions and the relationship of advertisement and music.
Let us introduce:
Natasha Duprey is an award-winning music supervisor and VP of the Canadian Guild of Music Supervisors. She hails from Vancouver Canada, the second largest film industry in North America – second only to Los Angeles. Since 2003 she has supervised hundreds of hours of episodic television including the series The Terror (AMC), Snowpiercer (TBS), The Order (Netflix) and The L Word (Showtime). She has also worked on a host of movies of the week, documentaries such as I Am Johnny Cash and the 4-part series PUNK!, reality series, national ad campaigns and feature films such as Frankie & Alice which garnered Halle Berry a Golden Globe nomination and Kyra Sedgwick’s directorial debut Story Of A Girl.
Raised in Michigan, educated in Colorado and groomed in Los Angeles, Rick Singer is the Director of A&R and Digital Strategy at Zync – a music licensing powerhouse and publisher specializing in synch for advertising, film, trailers, television and games. Zync represents a uniquely talented roster which includes Alabama Shakes, Bassnectar, Jim James, ODESZA, Sleigh Bells, Sofi Tukker, The Heavy, Toro y Moi, Tune-Yards and vōx.
Rick works closely with music supervisors to ease the creative detective work in their hunt for the perfect songs. He’s a key member of the company’s A&R squad and directs Zync’s digital presence. Helping artists to supplement their earnings with synch income is what Rick finds most rewarding and assisting in their achievement of financial success is his mission. He’s landed placements with Coca-Cola, Microsoft, MLB & NHL Networks, Ubisoft, Riot Games, and in The Fate of the Furious, Silicon Valley, Workaholics and This Is Us.
Li Stanley is music supervisor at Ohlogy in Sweden. Her previous roles include music supervisor at Riviera, Music Super Circus and Sony/ATV working with advertising and feature film. She has worked on campaigns for Ericsson, H&M, Com Hem and Ronald McDonalds Child Foundation. Li will share examples and insight with the Music & Media audience about her work with advertisement and music.
Milena Fessmann is a German based music supervisor, film producer and radio DJ. She is the founder of Cinesong and a film production company called Sugar Town Filmproduction Gmbh & Co.kg. She teaches music supervising and copyright clearing at film schools such as DFFB Berlin and is an advisory board member of the World Soundtrack Academy. Since 1991, Milena Fessmann has worked as a full-time DJ and has worked for various radio stations. Milena will be heading to Tampere to share her expertise on music rights and budget balance and music documentaries, among other themes.
This year, Music Finland will bring over 10 music and visual media experts to Music & Media, stay tuned for the next batch of names. And in the meantime: Warm welcome to Li, Natasha, Milena & Rick, looking forward to seeing you all in Tampere!
Early bird prices for registration are available until June 19th here.
Photo: Nikke Sillanpää