NashFilm Music Program

Presented annually during the Nashville Film Festival, The Music Program was launched more than a decade ago to showcase the diverse music of Nashville to the Film, TV and Advertising sync communities. Through educational Music Supervisor panels, one-on-one mentorships, artist showcases, and VIP events, the objective of the committee is to bring more sync opportunities to the Nashville Community. These VIP events happen over the course of three days and in conjunction with Nashville Film Festival programming at legendary venues like The Bluebird Café and Third Man Records. The 2020 Edition of The Music Program will begin Wednesday, September 30 and run through Saturday, October 3, 2020.  To participate in The Music Program click the link below to purchase the Music Badge.

For more information on 2020 programming, contact us at music@nashfilm.org

2019 Highlights

The Music Committee is responsible for coordinating 4 days of music events, panels, showcases, VIP events and more is comprised of creatives from Anacrusis, ASCAP, Big Yellow Dog, BMI, Concord, EPM Music, Format Entertainment, peermusic, Pinnacle Bank, SESAC, Regions Bank, Resin8, Round Hill Music, Symphonic Distribution, Warner Chappell Production Music, Warner Music Group, Word Entertainment, Whizbang.

Music Supervisors who have previously attended our events include creatives from such notable companies as Walt Disney Studios, Lionsgate, Warner Bros. Pictures, ABC, NBC, Fox Sports, VH1, CMT, Sony PlayStation, Ubisoft, EA Games, Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett, Energy BBDO, GSD&M, Y&R, Team One, VML, Conde Nast, Whirly Girl, Format Entertainment, Buddha Jones, Neophonic, We Are Walker and many others.

Artist Showcases highlight artists from many genres, who perform at our events to ultimately connect with music supervisors for opportunities to license their songs in film, tv, ads, games and trailers.  Previous performers include The Avett Brothers, Meghan Trainor, Lee Ann Womack, Corey Hart, Midland, Katie Pruitt, Signals & Smoke, Shel, Royal Teeth, Jack Berry, For King and Country, The Shadowboxers, Sam Tinnesz, The Striking Matches, The Weeks, Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly, Them Vibes, The Royal Foundry, Jeffrey East, Wildwood Kin, Nikki’s Wives, Emily Reid, The Co and many others.

Panels:  Our objective is to cover in-depth topics in sync music placement to touch on the intimate details of music supervision and music licensing.  It’s also our objective to bring sync opportunities to the Nashville Music community with our unique and informational panel offerings.

  • The Case Study in Sync:  TV & Film + Marketing & Games: An in-depth behind the scenes look at the decisions that are made when selecting a song for a sync placement by dissecting specific examples of work by top music supervisors and music producers. We will break down ‘the brief’, discuss how tempo, tone/feeling, and theme play a role, examine the reason(s) a song gets selected or not selected, and the importance of context in a song. This is an advanced look at sync placements.
  • The Download:  This private event puts you in the room with the decision makers who can license your music for films, television, trailers, advertising, and video games. Each panelist will share inside information on their current needs and how you can best interact with them.
  • The Upload:  Sit face-to-face with your favorite supervisor. Pitch them music for their projects as described the day before, or network and build a relationship. The time is yours to do with it what you want!

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