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IMRO Host Music for Film and TV Seminar
01 Aug 2007 :
The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) is set to host a seminar on the topic of Music for Film and TV on Monday 13th August at 7.00pm in the Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street.

The seminar will focus on the topic of music for film and TV, a notoriously difficult area for composers and songwriters to break into. The event will be moderated by Todd Brabec, Executive Vice President and Director of Membership for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), with a panel of music industry professionals on hand give the audience their collective wisdom from their experiences of the music business.

The panel consists of:

Todd Brabec, an NYU Law graduate is a former recording artist and entertainment lawyer, and is an adjunct professor at the USC Thornton School of Music/Music Industry Department teaching publishing, motion pictures, television and recording. He and his brother Jeff won the Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism, and are authors of the book, ‘Music, Money and Success: The Insider’s Guide to Making Money in the Music Industry’, published by Schirmer Trade Books.

Steve Lynch set up Stellarsound in 2004 and has since composed for many high-profile commercial campaigns including Mercedes Benz, Galaxy Chocolate, Bank of Ireland, Harp Lager and the recent Ballygowan ad featuring a reworking of Bowie's "Let's Dance". Lynch’s documentary work includes 'Mixed Blessings' for the PBS America 'Wide Angle' series, the IFTA winning "Micheal - The Sound of Sunday" for RTE and the eight-part "Uachtaráin" series for TG4. His film work includes the multi award-winning 'Secret Language', directed by longtime collaborator Brian Durnin.

Tom Lawrence, a Gold Medal Award winning composer for film and TV, has worked with directors such as Peter Carr (RTE), Brendan Culleton (Akajava Films), Martin Danneels (Red Pepper Productions) and James Phelan (Great Western Films), on a range of music scores for film, television and new media. He has performed guitar solo and in ensembles in Europe and Ireland, and is a prolific conductor and music director. A lecturer in multimedia at DCU, Lawrence holds an M.A. in Music Performance from NUI, Maynooth, and a Ph.D in Musicology from UCD. He also holds an L.T.C.L. (Music Performance, Trinity College, London).

Greg McAteer, from Northern Ireland, joined his first band aged 14 at the height of the punk revolution. Since then he has held down just about every conceivable job in the music business including the position of licensing manager of MCPS, a spell on the board of the Irish Recorded Music Association and has acted as a copyright consultant to IMRO, RTE, Arthur Cox Solicitors and a number of publishers and songwriters. He currently provides copyright clearance services to the advertising sector, writes for Hot Press and is involved in band management.

The IMRO Music for Film and TV Seminar takes place from 7.00pm -9.00pm, Monday 13th August at The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson St, Dublin 2. Admission is free, however places are limited. To reserve a place please email your name to Keith Johnson, IMRO Marketing Manager at keith.johnson@imro.ie.



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