2019 MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS JURY

We always strive to build a jury of specialists in their field. These are the brilliant individuals who can look at the craft involved in music and sound for the media, and bring their expertise to the judging process to make sure the finalists and winners truly merit the recognition of The Music+Sound Awards.

We are extremely proud to introduce you to the 2019 jury panel. Hover over images for biographies.

ORIGINAL COMPOSITION

A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Class of 2016, film composer Lesley Barber writes music marked by intelligence and emotional depth. She has scored a string of award-winning and highly acclaimed projects, including Kenneth Lonergan’s multi-award-winning and Oscar-nominated film,   Manchester by the Sea  .  A multi-instrumentalist, conductor and pianist, Lesley’s interest in modern electronic programming, loops, and effects adds dimension to her work, creating hybrid atmospheric scores with lush orchestration with an innate ability to bring the essential to light and avoid the cliché.  Her distinguished list of credits include Lonergan’s Oscar-winning   You Can Count On Me  ; Jerry Rothwell’s award-winning documentary   How To Change The World  ; Patricia Rozema’s   Mansfield Park  ; Mira Nair’s Golden Globe winning   Hysterical Blindness   ;  Mary Harron’s   Moth Diaries   ;  the children’s classic   Little Bear     with Maurice Sendak;   Yo-Yo Ma: Six Gestures  ; Boaz Yakin's  Price Above Rubies ; Wiebke Von Carolsfeld’s   Marion Bridge  ; and the recently released powerhouse doc   The Apology   by Tiffany Hsiung.  Other recent films include: a remake of the film  Beaches ; Attiya Khan’s award-winning documentary  A Better Man ;   Boarding School  , a horror adventure film written directed by Boaz Yakin; the Netflix premiere of  Irreplaceable You,  directed by Stephanie Laing; and the Haifaa Al-Mansour directed   Nappily Ever After  , starring Sanaa Lathan.   Lesley’s current films include the upcoming   American Woman  , produced by Killer Films and directed by Semi Chellas;  Late Night  starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, directed by Nisha Ganatra; and Lauren Greenfield's   Fantasy Island  .       Lesley is a proud and active member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, which has taken a leading role in the much-publicized diversity conversation now occurring in Hollywood. She has a passion for good food, great cities and interesting company.  Photo Credit: Katherine Holland

A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Class of 2016, film composer Lesley Barber writes music marked by intelligence and emotional depth. She has scored a string of award-winning and highly acclaimed projects, including Kenneth Lonergan’s multi-award-winning and Oscar-nominated film, Manchester by the Sea.

A multi-instrumentalist, conductor and pianist, Lesley’s interest in modern electronic programming, loops, and effects adds dimension to her work, creating hybrid atmospheric scores with lush orchestration with an innate ability to bring the essential to light and avoid the cliché.

Her distinguished list of credits include Lonergan’s Oscar-winning You Can Count On Me; Jerry Rothwell’s award-winning documentary How To Change The World; Patricia Rozema’s Mansfield Park; Mira Nair’s Golden Globe winning Hysterical Blindness; Mary Harron’s Moth Diaries; the children’s classic Little Bear with Maurice Sendak; Yo-Yo Ma: Six Gestures; Boaz Yakin's Price Above Rubies; Wiebke Von Carolsfeld’s Marion Bridge; and the recently released powerhouse doc The Apology by Tiffany Hsiung.

Other recent films include: a remake of the film Beaches; Attiya Khan’s award-winning documentary A Better Man; Boarding School, a horror adventure film written directed by Boaz Yakin; the Netflix premiere of Irreplaceable You, directed by Stephanie Laing; and the Haifaa Al-Mansour directed Nappily Ever After, starring Sanaa Lathan.

Lesley’s current films include the upcoming American Woman, produced by Killer Films and directed by Semi Chellas; Late Night starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, directed by Nisha Ganatra; and Lauren Greenfield's Fantasy Island.

Lesley is a proud and active member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, which has taken a leading role in the much-publicized diversity conversation now occurring in Hollywood. She has a passion for good food, great cities and interesting company.

Photo Credit: Katherine Holland

LESLEY BARBER

Composer // Film

(Manchester By The Sea, Irreplaceable You) .

Luis joined Soundtree Music in 2011, where he is now Head of Music Production.  With a background spanning both studies in classical music and playing guitar in bands, his compositional, production and arranging skills have leant themselves to many of Soundtree’s award winning scores.  Luis worked with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis on the recording of ‘All the Gold in California’, featured in True Detective and was score engineer for Mica Levi’s BAFTA nominated score - ‘Under the Skin’.  In 2018 he scored feature ‘The Flip Side’ starring Eddy Izzard for 20th Century Fox and more recently ‘Wale', a short film by Barnaby Blackburn which has been shortlisted for both Oscar and BAFTA awards in 2019 nominations.

Luis joined Soundtree Music in 2011, where he is now Head of Music Production.

With a background spanning both studies in classical music and playing guitar in bands, his compositional, production and arranging skills have leant themselves to many of Soundtree’s award winning scores.

Luis worked with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis on the recording of ‘All the Gold in California’, featured in True Detective and was score engineer for Mica Levi’s BAFTA nominated score - ‘Under the Skin’.

In 2018 he scored feature ‘The Flip Side’ starring Eddy Izzard for 20th Century Fox and more recently ‘Wale', a short film by Barnaby Blackburn which has been shortlisted for both Oscar and BAFTA awards in 2019 nominations.

LUIS ALMAU

Head of Music Production // Film + Advertising

Soundtree Music, London .

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GUY FARLEY

(That Good Night, A Good American)

Composer // Film + Advertising

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ANDY CARROLL

The Elements Music, London

Partner + Creative Director // Advertising

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HUGO DE CHAIRE

Composer // Film + TV

(Surviving Christmas With The Relatives, Crooked House)

Bridget joined  Grayson Matthews  as Executive Producer in 2009, moving into the role of Chief Operating Officer in early 2017.  As a partner she combines her strategic and creative thinking to help develop groundbreaking work and drive the brand forward. Her abilities land her right at the intersection of business, creativity and technology, and her focus is on forging new partnerships and exploring new directions – the key to new creative opportunities and expanding globally.  In her time at Grayson Matthews, Bridget has helped grow the company from 15 to 45 employees, start a record label in partnership with DHX Media, and launch  The Music Assembly  – an online music-licensing platform.  Prior to Grayson Matthews, Bridget spent a number of years as a producer freelancing between New York and Toronto, before landing at Untitled Films, an internationally renowned commercial production company. As Head of Production, she collaborated with world-renowned directors such as Tim Godsall, John Mastromonaco and the Perlorian Brothers, with whom she produced several award-winning campaigns, including a Gold win at Cannes Lions.

Bridget joined Grayson Matthews as Executive Producer in 2009, moving into the role of Chief Operating Officer in early 2017.

As a partner she combines her strategic and creative thinking to help develop groundbreaking work and drive the brand forward. Her abilities land her right at the intersection of business, creativity and technology, and her focus is on forging new partnerships and exploring new directions – the key to new creative opportunities and expanding globally.

In her time at Grayson Matthews, Bridget has helped grow the company from 15 to 45 employees, start a record label in partnership with DHX Media, and launch The Music Assembly – an online music-licensing platform.

Prior to Grayson Matthews, Bridget spent a number of years as a producer freelancing between New York and Toronto, before landing at Untitled Films, an internationally renowned commercial production company. As Head of Production, she collaborated with world-renowned directors such as Tim Godsall, John Mastromonaco and the Perlorian Brothers, with whom she produced several award-winning campaigns, including a Gold win at Cannes Lions.



BRIDGET FLYNN

Grayson Matthews, Toronto

Partner + COO // Film, TV + Advertising .

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PEDRO BOTSARIS

Antfood, New York / Amsterdam

Partner + Creative Director // Advertising

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NINA HUMPHREYS

Composer // Film + TV

(The Night Watch, All The Small Things) .

Georg von dem Bussche co-founded PlayDis! in 2011 together with Felix Haaksman and Robin Hofmann. As the music production subsidiary of leading audio branding company HearDis!, PlayDis! gathers music and film enthusiasts whose passion is to work with exceptional artists and composers – acclaimed or lesser known yet equally talented – and incorporate their skills into bespoke music for film and advertising purposes. To date, Georg has supervised the music production of global TV commercials for renowned brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, Volkswagen, Samsung, Toyota, Vodafone and more. PlayDis! is based in Berlin, a city with a vibrant music scene and home to a growing number of new talent.  Formerly, Georg has worked as a songwriter, producer and remixer, best known for his music production collaboration with Dixon - one of today's most sought-after DJs worldwide. For his solo releases as well as in Wahoo (production duo with Dixon), Georg collaborated with several esteemed artists such as Jazzanova, Basement Jaxx, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Âme, Masters at Work, Miss Platnum amongst others. After completing his academic career at Goldsmiths College in London, Georg entered the world of film and TV production first at MTV UK and later at Markenfilm Hamburg and Trigger Happy Productions Berlin.

Georg von dem Bussche co-founded PlayDis! in 2011 together with Felix Haaksman and Robin Hofmann. As the music production subsidiary of leading audio branding company HearDis!, PlayDis! gathers music and film enthusiasts whose passion is to work with exceptional artists and composers – acclaimed or lesser known yet equally talented – and incorporate their skills into bespoke music for film and advertising purposes. To date, Georg has supervised the music production of global TV commercials for renowned brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, Volkswagen, Samsung, Toyota, Vodafone and more. PlayDis! is based in Berlin, a city with a vibrant music scene and home to a growing number of new talent.

Formerly, Georg has worked as a songwriter, producer and remixer, best known for his music production collaboration with Dixon - one of today's most sought-after DJs worldwide. For his solo releases as well as in Wahoo (production duo with Dixon), Georg collaborated with several esteemed artists such as Jazzanova, Basement Jaxx, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Âme, Masters at Work, Miss Platnum amongst others. After completing his academic career at Goldsmiths College in London, Georg entered the world of film and TV production first at MTV UK and later at Markenfilm Hamburg and Trigger Happy Productions Berlin.

GEORG VON DEM BUSSCHE

PlayDis!, Berlin

Co-Founder + Creative Director // Ads, TV + Film

Having always had a passion for music, Andy cut his teeth working in independent record shops, amassing a wealth of knowledge of music, film and TV before bringing his skills to Woodwork Music in 2012.  As Creative Director Andy is responsible for the creative direction and output of Woodwork Music.  Andy works alongside Woodwork's roster of artists, labels and composers to create or license music into global advertising campaigns, TV shows, films and trailers. Working regularly with some of the world’s leading directors, creatives, agencies and music supervisors Andy has  produced award-winning work for brands such as Nike, Sony PlayStation, Audi, Hennessy, Netflix, Samsung, Mercedes, Sainsbury's and Axe/Lynx.

Having always had a passion for music, Andy cut his teeth working in independent record shops, amassing a wealth of knowledge of music, film and TV before bringing his skills to Woodwork Music in 2012.

As Creative Director Andy is responsible for the creative direction and output of Woodwork Music.

Andy works alongside Woodwork's roster of artists, labels and composers to create or license music into global advertising campaigns, TV shows, films and trailers. Working regularly with some of the world’s leading directors, creatives, agencies and music supervisors Andy has

produced award-winning work for brands such as Nike, Sony PlayStation, Audi, Hennessy, Netflix, Samsung, Mercedes, Sainsbury's and Axe/Lynx.

ANDY OSKWAREK

Woodwork Music, UK

Creative Director // Advertising, Film + TV

SOUND DESIGN

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OLIVER TARNEY

(The Current War, Alien: Covenant, The Martian)

Sound Designer + Supervising Sound Editor // Film

Wenke Kleine Benne is one of the leading European sound designers. The combination of deep belief in a true creative process, great intuition and an excellent knowledge is the basis of her work. To truly understand the art of sound design, is to grasp people’s vision and present them with the sound thereof.  Her work enriches commercial productions and feature films, as well as international art projects. Recently she worked on an exhibition, presented in the USA.  The long list of her internationally won awards include sound designs for remarkable campaigns such as: Mercedes Benz “Sound Of Summer” and recently, “Grow Up – Get A Job”.  She is a member and judge of Art Directors Club Germany and Deutsche Werbefilmakademie.

Wenke Kleine Benne is one of the leading European sound designers. The combination of deep belief in a true creative process, great intuition and an excellent knowledge is the basis of her work. To truly understand the art of sound design, is to grasp people’s vision and present them with the sound thereof.

Her work enriches commercial productions and feature films, as well as international art projects. Recently she worked on an exhibition, presented in the USA.

The long list of her internationally won awards include sound designs for remarkable campaigns such as: Mercedes Benz “Sound Of Summer” and recently, “Grow Up – Get A Job”.

She is a member and judge of Art Directors Club Germany and Deutsche Werbefilmakademie.

WENKE KLEINE-BENNE

nhb Studios, Berlin

Sound Designer + Sound Supervisor // Advertising + Film

Having become the go-to guy for top creatives, Tom Jucarone has mixed famed Pepsi spots that featured such names as Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, Michael J. Fox, Ray Charles, KISS, Billy Crystal, Ozzie Ozbourne, The Village People, The Rolling Stones and Britney Spears…to name a few.  In addition to the cola genre, Tom’s dominated the Super Bowl. He’s mixed over 100 commercials that have aired during the big game, including 12 that aired during one game alone and eight that were voted #1 in the  USA Today  Ad Meter poll—an achievement unmatched by any other mixer to date.  We can also sing Tom’s praises in the form of awards listing: Projects that Tom’s mixed have scored Emmys, Grammys, ITS Monitor Awards, Addys, Clios, London International Awards, Andys, Tellys and Effies, as well as awards from the Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes, AICP,  AdWeek , D&AD,  Shoot , AdCritic, TV’s Funniest and The One Show.

Having become the go-to guy for top creatives, Tom Jucarone has mixed famed Pepsi spots that featured such names as Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, Michael J. Fox, Ray Charles, KISS, Billy Crystal, Ozzie Ozbourne, The Village People, The Rolling Stones and Britney Spears…to name a few.

In addition to the cola genre, Tom’s dominated the Super Bowl. He’s mixed over 100 commercials that have aired during the big game, including 12 that aired during one game alone and eight that were voted #1 in the USA Today Ad Meter poll—an achievement unmatched by any other mixer to date.

We can also sing Tom’s praises in the form of awards listing: Projects that Tom’s mixed have scored Emmys, Grammys, ITS Monitor Awards, Addys, Clios, London International Awards, Andys, Tellys and Effies, as well as awards from the Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes, AICP, AdWeek, D&AD, Shoot, AdCritic, TV’s Funniest and The One Show.



TOM JUCARONE

Sound Lounge, New York

Partner, Sound Designer // Advertising

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ALEX JOSEPH

(TV: Trust, Films: Damascus Cover, 47 Meters Down)

Supervising Sound Designer // Film, TV + Advertising .

Dan has over 14 years of experience in sound design, sound editing and re-recording for both feature films and commercials. He's worked on campaigns for Verizon FiOS, Nike Livestrong, Grey Goose, Honda, IBM and American Express. His motion picture work includes Spencer Gillis' "Gun", which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and "The Place Beyond the Pines", directed by Derek Cianfrance. He also contributed to Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine". Dan's most recent work includes Jay Z's film “Made in America” produced by Ron Howard.

Dan has over 14 years of experience in sound design, sound editing and re-recording for both feature films and commercials. He's worked on campaigns for Verizon FiOS, Nike Livestrong, Grey Goose, Honda, IBM and American Express. His motion picture work includes Spencer Gillis' "Gun", which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and "The Place Beyond the Pines", directed by Derek Cianfrance. He also contributed to Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine". Dan's most recent work includes Jay Z's film “Made in America” produced by Ron Howard.

DAN FLOSDORF

Heard City, New York

Sound Designer + Mixer // Advertising + Film .

Ben joined Jungle with over 20 years of experience in Sound Design, working on global, award winning campaigns.  His client list includes high-profile directors such as Declan Lowney, Si and Ad, Sam Brown, Danny Kleinman, Guy Manwaring, Ed Morris, and Traktor. He has beautifully crafted the sound on award-winning spots including: T-Mobiles’ ‘Welcome Back’ and The Imperial War Museum’s ‘Flight of the Stories’. Other notable projects include Strongbow ‘Moments of Truth’ ‘Lego Batman’ for Sky; various Meerkat adverts for Compare The Market and Warburton’s ‘Pride and Breadjudice’ featuring Peter Kay, to name a few.’

Ben joined Jungle with over 20 years of experience in Sound Design, working on global, award winning campaigns.

His client list includes high-profile directors such as Declan Lowney, Si and Ad, Sam Brown, Danny Kleinman, Guy Manwaring, Ed Morris, and Traktor. He has beautifully crafted the sound on award-winning spots including: T-Mobiles’ ‘Welcome Back’ and The Imperial War Museum’s ‘Flight of the Stories’. Other notable projects include Strongbow ‘Moments of Truth’ ‘Lego Batman’ for Sky; various Meerkat adverts for Compare The Market and Warburton’s ‘Pride and Breadjudice’ featuring Peter Kay, to name a few.’

BEN LEEVES

Jungle Studios, London

Senior Sound Engineer // Advertising

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ABBY SIE

Song Zu, Sydney

Sound Designer + Sound Supervisor // Advertising

Mark is a Senior Sound Engineer and board director at 750mph. His natural talent for finely crafted sound design, mixing and composition has contributed to award winning work with leading creative agencies and directors for brands including Marmite, Cadbury, Asda, Nike, BBC and Jaguar.  His work on BBC idents collected Best Sound Design at the Music & Sound Awards, a Silver Clio and the 2017 LIA award for Sound Design.  Marmite ‘Gene Project’ through adam&eve, directed by James Rouse (Outsider) was highly awarded in 2018 including a Gold Cannes Lion for Film, a Graphite and Wooden Pencil at the D&AD Awards, two Gold British Arrows, a Clio Grand and Silver. Twirl ‘Beach Huts and Coast’ directed by James Rouse and led by VCCP have both recently collected Gold Kinsale Shark Awards, for Cadbury UK.  More recently he has shown that his talent stretches seamlessly across long form film such as CH4 Random Acts ‘The Bite.’

Mark is a Senior Sound Engineer and board director at 750mph. His natural talent for finely crafted sound design, mixing and composition has contributed to award winning work with leading creative agencies and directors for brands including Marmite, Cadbury, Asda, Nike, BBC and Jaguar.

His work on BBC idents collected Best Sound Design at the Music & Sound Awards, a Silver Clio and the 2017 LIA award for Sound Design.

Marmite ‘Gene Project’ through adam&eve, directed by James Rouse (Outsider) was highly awarded in 2018 including a Gold Cannes Lion for Film, a Graphite and Wooden Pencil at the D&AD Awards, two Gold British Arrows, a Clio Grand and Silver. Twirl ‘Beach Huts and Coast’ directed by James Rouse and led by VCCP have both recently collected Gold Kinsale Shark Awards, for Cadbury UK.

More recently he has shown that his talent stretches seamlessly across long form film such as CH4 Random Acts ‘The Bite.’

MARK HELLABY

750MPH, London

Senior Sound Engineer // Advertising

Julia is co-founder of SIIX Trailer Music and Sound and specialises in the creation of sound effects for theatrical marketing campaigns. By encouraging independent expression that welcomes constructive feedback, she has worked together with all major film studios and leading creative advertising agencies on the development of a vast number of sound design assets for campaigns including Hereditary, A Quiet Place, Mission Impossible, Bumblebee, Godzilla, The Predator, Jurassic World, Deadpool2, Black Panther and many more. She is a member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors and also currently judging on the Golden Reel Awards.

Julia is co-founder of SIIX Trailer Music and Sound and specialises in the creation of sound effects for theatrical marketing campaigns. By encouraging independent expression that welcomes constructive feedback, she has worked together with all major film studios and leading creative advertising agencies on the development of a vast number of sound design assets for campaigns including Hereditary, A Quiet Place, Mission Impossible, Bumblebee, Godzilla, The Predator, Jurassic World, Deadpool2, Black Panther and many more. She is a member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors and also currently judging on the Golden Reel Awards.

JULIA WAHLE

SIIX Trailer Music and Sound, London

Founder + Sound Designer //Trailers

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PETE SAVILLE

Pete Saville Music Supervision, London

Music Supervisor // Film + TV

Started out as a sound engineer working at Metropolis, Sarm, Olympic and finished (me) off at Abbey Road. I then moved into the industry proper. I did a stint at Mercury, met Def Leppard and hung out with Shovell (M People). It got much better after that working for RCA Records in the glory years, Zig and Zag, Robson and Jerome etc topped off by making multiple cassette copies of Coldplay’s first ever demo for BMG (Publishing A&R). I wish I kept one. After that it was Zomba (fantastic indie) Universal etc. I’ve been with Eclectic for 10 years this year, we have grown massively in that time and I’ve had the pleasure working on some cracking ad campaigns and discovered some extraordinary music for our long form work. Proud dad of two girls.

Started out as a sound engineer working at Metropolis, Sarm, Olympic and finished (me) off at Abbey Road. I then moved into the industry proper. I did a stint at Mercury, met Def Leppard and hung out with Shovell (M People). It got much better after that working for RCA Records in the glory years, Zig and Zag, Robson and Jerome etc topped off by making multiple cassette copies of Coldplay’s first ever demo for BMG (Publishing A&R). I wish I kept one. After that it was Zomba (fantastic indie) Universal etc. I’ve been with Eclectic for 10 years this year, we have grown massively in that time and I’ve had the pleasure working on some cracking ad campaigns and discovered some extraordinary music for our long form work. Proud dad of two girls.

ANDY ROGERS

Eclectic, London

Head of Production // Advertising

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MARCUS BROOKE-SMITH

Level Two Music, Melbourne

Music Supervisor // Advertising


Prior to her current role as the Executive Creative Producer at Mophonics, Jean begin her career with ad agency BBDO/NY, followed by a nearly decade-long tenure at mcgarrybowen/NY.  With nearly twenty years as a working music supervisor and producer, a bedrock in the creative industries, and music in her blood, Jean's knowledge and industry relationships are vast, defining her as an authentic and committed resource. She has had the enjoyable privilege of working on diverse projects covering many disciplines: top-line advertising campaigns, brand/artist partnerships, original song and cover production, remixes, mnemonics, transactional sound-families, ringtones, supervision and licensing, interactive experiences, installations and live performances. A to Z basically.

Prior to her current role as the Executive Creative Producer at Mophonics, Jean begin her career with ad agency BBDO/NY, followed by a nearly decade-long tenure at mcgarrybowen/NY.
With nearly twenty years as a working music supervisor and producer, a bedrock in the creative industries, and music in her blood, Jean's knowledge and industry relationships are vast, defining her as an authentic and committed resource. She has had the enjoyable privilege of working on diverse projects covering many disciplines: top-line advertising campaigns, brand/artist partnerships, original song and cover production, remixes, mnemonics, transactional sound-families, ringtones, supervision and licensing, interactive experiences, installations and live performances. A to Z basically.

JEAN SCOFIELD

Mophonics, New York

Executive Producer // Advertising

As a music supervisor and consultant, Amine Ramer has influenced the sound and mood of feature films, documentaries and award-winning television series for over a decade. Ramer’s success can be attributed to her careful selection of significant artists, ranging from the unknown to the popular, and her keen sensibility to create a visceral experience by connecting sight with sound.  A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Ramer credits her career path to her upbringing in an environment that encouraged the development of individuality and seeking out the new rather than following trends.  Credits include “Flint Town” “The Most Hated Women In America” “Finders Keepers” “ The Signal” “The November Man, “Faking it”, “Richard Pryor –Omit the Logic”, “The Lovers and The Despot”- “The Honor List”  Panelist/speaker for:  The Great Escape, M for Montreal, Iceland Airwaves,Break Out West, Musicians Institute, De Paul University, UK Trade and Investment Sync Mission, Music and Media Finland, Billboard Film & TV Conference, By:larm, Olso, SXSW, Winter Music Conference, Norwich Sound and Vision, among others.

As a music supervisor and consultant, Amine Ramer has influenced the sound and mood of feature films, documentaries and award-winning television series for over a decade. Ramer’s success can be attributed to her careful selection of significant artists, ranging from the unknown to the popular, and her keen sensibility to create a visceral experience by connecting sight with sound.

A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Ramer credits her career path to her upbringing in an environment that encouraged the development of individuality and seeking out the new rather than following trends.

Credits include “Flint Town” “The Most Hated Women In America” “Finders Keepers” “ The Signal” “The November Man, “Faking it”, “Richard Pryor –Omit the Logic”, “The Lovers and The Despot”- “The Honor List”

Panelist/speaker for:

The Great Escape, M for Montreal, Iceland Airwaves,Break Out West, Musicians Institute, De Paul University, UK Trade and Investment Sync Mission, Music and Media Finland, Billboard Film & TV Conference, By:larm, Olso, SXSW, Winter Music Conference, Norwich Sound and Vision, among others.

AMINE RAMER

States of Sound, London

Founder, Music Supervisor // Film + TV .

Starting his way in the late 90s in New York and spending the last decade in London, Itamar heads the ad creative team for Universal Music Publishing.   Being at the forefront of the music industry for the last 20 years Ita has been involved in prestigious campaigns such as Nike, Samsung, McLaren and John Lewis.

Starting his way in the late 90s in New York and spending the last decade in London, Itamar heads the ad creative team for Universal Music Publishing.

Being at the forefront of the music industry for the last 20 years Ita has been involved in prestigious campaigns such as Nike, Samsung, McLaren and John Lewis.

ITAMAR SHAFRIR

Universal Music Publishing, London

Senior Creative Manager in Advertising + Games .

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JOSH RABINOWITZ

Grey Townhouse WWP, New York

EVP / Director of Music //Advertising


Rebecca Rienks’ career spans fifteen years and 120+ film, television and soundtrack credits, ranging from low-budget documentaries and critically lauded indie projects to worldwide ad campaigns and Oscar-winning films. For the last seven years, she has been concepting, curating and executing promo music creative and licensing strategy across NBC Entertainment’s cable television portfolio, including E!, USA, Bravo, Oxygen, SYFY and all divisions of NBC Sports. Rebecca has contributed to multiple PromaxBDA wins for NBC’s Lifestyle group, including two Silver awards for music and an award-winning Super Bowl 50 commercial seen by over 100 million people. She has been recognized by her colleagues as a Guild of Music Supervisor Awards nominee and is co-chair of the GMS Television Committee. She has also been an active voting member of the Recording Academy since 2008.  Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Rebecca spent 2 ½ years working in the music department at Lionsgate Films, followed by 5+ years as an independent music supervisor.  She is a graduate of USC’s Thornton School of Music and a celebrated bourbon connoisseur.

Rebecca Rienks’ career spans fifteen years and 120+ film, television and soundtrack credits, ranging from low-budget documentaries and critically lauded indie projects to worldwide ad campaigns and Oscar-winning films. For the last seven years, she has been concepting, curating and executing promo music creative and licensing strategy across NBC Entertainment’s cable television portfolio, including E!, USA, Bravo, Oxygen, SYFY and all divisions of NBC Sports. Rebecca has contributed to multiple PromaxBDA wins for NBC’s Lifestyle group, including two Silver awards for music and an award-winning Super Bowl 50 commercial seen by over 100 million people. She has been recognized by her colleagues as a Guild of Music Supervisor Awards nominee and is co-chair of the GMS Television Committee. She has also been an active voting member of the Recording Academy since 2008.

Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Rebecca spent 2 ½ years working in the music department at Lionsgate Films, followed by 5+ years as an independent music supervisor.

She is a graduate of USC’s Thornton School of Music and a celebrated bourbon connoisseur.

REBECCA RIENKS

Music Supervisor, NBC Entertainment, LA

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Gabe McDonough is one of the most experienced music and branding professionals in the world, orchestrating music strategies for brands like Apple, Ford, Samsung, Coke, LG, Coach and many more.  After creating the music departments at Chicago powerhouse agencies Leo Burnett and DDB and a brief stint at Media Arts Lab in Los Angeles, McDonough joined MAS in 2015.  McDonough has built a reputation for finding and breaking emerging artists through memorable campaigns, including Santigold’s breakthrough “Lights Out” placement in Bud Light Lime commercials, and, more recently, Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” used in Ford spots. Always looking for non-traditional ways to incorporate music into brand campaigns, McDonough even enlisted Wilco’s Glenn Kotche to “play” faucets for a Delta Faucet commercial.  Named one of Billboard’s “40 Under 40,” McDonough won the 2012 Midem Music Award for best use of a song in a commercial for a Sprint spot featuring a remake of Wilco’s “I’m Always in Love”. Prior to that, AdWeek also recognized one of his spots as one of the “5 Best Ad Songs of All Time.”  Also a musician, McDonough previously served as Governor of the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy. He has created and performed music spanning several genres throughout his music career, including electronic/techno (Thick Bricks), blues (Chicago Stone Lightning Band), and indie/experimental (BOAS).  At his current role at MAS, McDonough oversees the West Coast business in original music composition, music supervision and music strategy.

Gabe McDonough is one of the most experienced music and branding professionals in the world, orchestrating music strategies for brands like Apple, Ford, Samsung, Coke, LG, Coach and many more.

After creating the music departments at Chicago powerhouse agencies Leo Burnett and DDB and a brief stint at Media Arts Lab in Los Angeles, McDonough joined MAS in 2015.

McDonough has built a reputation for finding and breaking emerging artists through memorable campaigns, including Santigold’s breakthrough “Lights Out” placement in Bud Light Lime commercials, and, more recently, Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” used in Ford spots. Always looking for non-traditional ways to incorporate music into brand campaigns, McDonough even enlisted Wilco’s Glenn Kotche to “play” faucets for a Delta Faucet commercial.

Named one of Billboard’s “40 Under 40,” McDonough won the 2012 Midem Music Award for best use of a song in a commercial for a Sprint spot featuring a remake of Wilco’s “I’m Always in Love”. Prior to that, AdWeek also recognized one of his spots as one of the “5 Best Ad Songs of All Time.”

Also a musician, McDonough previously served as Governor of the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy. He has created and performed music spanning several genres throughout his music career, including electronic/techno (Thick Bricks), blues (Chicago Stone Lightning Band), and indie/experimental (BOAS).

At his current role at MAS, McDonough oversees the West Coast business in original music composition, music supervision and music strategy.

GABE MCDONOUGH

Music And Strategy, LA

Partner + Executive Producer // Advertising

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RACHEL MENZIES

Native Music Supervision, London

Music Supervisor // Advertising

ADVERTISING CREATIVES, PRODUCERS + DIRECTORS

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EVA SANTOS

Proximity Worldwide, Barcelona

Global CCO

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TILL DIESTEL

BBDO, Berlin

Managing Creative Director

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REBECCA WILLIAMS

Saatchi & Saatchi, London

Head of Film .

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BAS KORSTEN

JWT, Amsterdam

Creative Partner

Regina Knapp is line producer and director at Piloto, a Brazilian Production Company based in São Paulo. Known for the mixture of techniques used in their work, such as live action, animation, stop motion, among others, Piloto has an unique visual identity that gives a different and special personality to each project.    Responsible for prospecting new agencies and clients, Regina is passioned about her work and the possibility of connecting with people from different areas and cultures. She began her career more than twenty years ago working at production companies, producing for local and the International markets, and as Head of Broadcast Producer for important agencies like WMCcann, Dentsu, DM9DDB and DPZ&T.    She loves to run marathons.

Regina Knapp is line producer and director at Piloto, a Brazilian Production Company based in São Paulo. Known for the mixture of techniques used in their work, such as live action, animation, stop motion, among others, Piloto has an unique visual identity that gives a different and special personality to each project.

Responsible for prospecting new agencies and clients, Regina is passioned about her work and the possibility of connecting with people from different areas and cultures. She began her career more than twenty years ago working at production companies, producing for local and the International markets, and as Head of Broadcast Producer for important agencies like WMCcann, Dentsu, DM9DDB and DPZ&T.

She loves to run marathons.

REGINA KNAPP

Piloto, Sau Paulo

Commercial Director .

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MICHAEL KNOX

Grey, Hong Kong

Chief Creative Officer

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LAURENT SIMON

BBC Creative, London

Executive Creative Director