SCHEDULE

ALL EVENT TIMES ARE PDT

Friday

The Lobby

Check in and get ready for your weekend in the lobby!  Say hello to your fellow attendees in the lobby chat.  Get your music links tested and ready to pitch, get your promo materials ready (links, PDF's) and hop on and say hello to your fellow sync focused songwriters, composers, artists and industry pros in the chat. You get the idea!  Time to start networking!

Friday 9:00am - 10:00am Your host Robbie Hancock (networking and elevator pitches)

 

Opening remarks and networking with your weekend host Robbie Hancock!  Bring your links and elevator pitches.  This will also be the time to discuss the weekend activities and start networking.  Be ready with your elevator pitches as I might call on you!  Don't know your elevator pitch yet?  Don't know what that is?  Let's practice!

Robbie Hancock is a singer/songwriter, composer, music supervisor and music producer with 1000+ placements in film, television, documentary and commercials.  Some of his recent songs and composer credits include music placed on NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC One, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Crave, HBO, A&E, AMC, CNN, Discovery ID, The History Channel, National Geographic Channel, Teletoon, The Weather Channel, TLN, MTV, Bravo, BTN, HGTV, Comedy Central, City TV, The DIY Network and Animal Planet.  He also has had music placed in a national Canadian ad for BMO and the Calgary Stampede.  Most recently he composed the original score and was the music supervisor for a short film called "Good Grief" which has been released and has already won for "Best Short Narrative Film" at the LA Sunfest and LA Indies film festivals.

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Friday 10:00:am - 11:00am Daryl Burgess  (Interview and Q&A)

 

 

He is best known for penning the Colin James number one hit “Stay” and “Just Came Back” (awarded a Canadian Juno for 1990 Single of the Year, Billboard Top Ten),  the Vancouver native charted with “This Heartache Never Sleeps”, a number 14 hit for Mark Chesnutt. Burgess’ cuts include singles by Patty Loveless “Where I’m Bound”, T. Graham Brown “Never In A Million Tears”, Alicia Elliot “I’m Diggin It”, Jamie O’Neal“Sanctuary” ‘The Bride’ Trick Pony, Big Wheel and New Frontier , for Aaron Pritchett

Burgess has resided in Nashville since 1995, and has partnered with many major publishers over the years, including EMI Music Publishing, BMG Music Publishing., Stage Three Publishing, Mosaic Music , Springfish Music as well as his own companies Burg-Isle
Music Decibella Music and More db songs. Daryl has collaborated with some of the hottest recording artists and songwriters in pop,
country, R&B and blues including: Will Jennings, Alanis Morissette, Chris Stapleton , Jim Lauderdale, Tim Krekel, Mark Irwin and Liz Hengber, Bobby Terry, Anthony Smith, Gretchen Wilson. His songs have been recorded by Mark Chesnutt, Reba McEntire, Colin
James, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Aaron Pritchett, Michelle Wright , Alicia Elliot, Jamie O’Neal, Jo Dee Messina, Irma Thomas, Jim Byrnes, Long John Baldry , German supergroup BAP, Australian artist Rick Price, Paul Dean of Loverboy, Rebecca Del Rio and
French superstar Johnny Halliday.
  Daryl Burgess continues to produce and collaborate with a variety of artists as well as
developing scripts and music for motion picture and television projects with his long time
collaborator and wife Lee Ann Burgess.

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Friday 11:00am to 12:00pm

BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

12:00pm to 12:45

NETWORKING BREAK OUT!
This is your chance to network live with your fellow attendees and industry pros.  You never know who is going to show up.  Everyone is invited.  Bring your links and your elevator pitches! (your mics and video on!)

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The Pool & Hot tub

You never know when you are going to meet your next collaborator or meet the next publisher or label that will sign you to a deal.  I made a full piano album of cues for a library owner I met in the hot tub at a conference!  Yes it can happen and it can happen online too!  Let's get swimming! 

Friday 1:00:pm - 2:00pm Matt Hirt (Interview and Q&A)

 

He is a versatile and prolific composer and songwriter specializing in high quality production music for tv, film and other media applications.  His music is widely used in broadcast and cable tv and has also been featured in several blockbuster movies including ‘Limitless‘, ‘Rush Hour 3′ and ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’. His composition "Moon Over Bangkok (Instrumental)" is featured in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  In addition to being a composer, He is also a nature lover, outdoorsman and an amateur photographer

 

 

 

 

Friday 2:00:pm - 3:00pm Morgan McKnight (Interview and Q&A)

 

She is the Executive Director @ The Production Music Association (or PMA) and is also a social media brand strategist and has been a marketing manager for several companies including CBS Radio!  Please welcome Morgan McKnigh

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Friday 3:00pm to 4:00pm

BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

4:00pm to 4:45pm

NETWORKING BREAK OUT!
This is your chance to network live with your fellow attendees and industry pros.  You never know who is going to show up.  Everyone is invited.  Bring your links and your elevator pitches! (your mics and video on!)

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The Elevator

You have about 15 seconds to wow the person standing or sitting in front of you so condense as much information as you can and be clear and concise about it and quick to the point.  So when the person you wanted to talk to all weekend asks you "What's your name, where are you from and what do you do?" you will have a quick answer for them and one that may land you a deal after building a trust relationship.

Friday 5:00:pm - 6:00pm Fett and Nancy Moran (Interview and Q&A)

 

He is a Producer and Engineer at Azalea Music also published author of "Fett’s Mixing Roadmap: A Step-by-step Guide To Mixing Music In The Studio". His diverse list of clients includes Davy Jones of the Monkees, Grammy-winning songwriter Don Henry, and international guitar virtuosos Tommy Emmanuel and Muriel Anderson.s.

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She is an independent Folk-Rock, Americana Singer/Songwriter with four critically acclaimed solo albums, a former member of the national touring group, The Four Bitchin’ Babes (2005-2012), the former Assistant Editor of American Songwriter Magazine and an accomplished background and harmony vocalist. She’s also an artist development and performance coach

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Friday 6:00:pm - 7:00pm Dean Krippaehne (Interview then Instrumental cue Feedback session)

(This is an interview and instrumental cue feedback session.  You will have a chance to submit with instructions once you register for the event. Deadline to submit is Friday May 27th at 9am.)

He is a veteran songwriter, musician, author, artist and music producer. His music has been heard on hundreds of TV shows, films and new media around the world including: Oprah, Dancing with the Stars, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Scorpion, Duck Dynasty, Parenthood, The Today Show, Biography A&E, The Kardashians, Vampire Diaries, Lucky Dog, One Life To Live, T-Mobile, Amazon Connect and Muzak to name a few. He has also earned gold and platinum records as a songwriter.

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Saturday

The Conference Room

A lot of the time, connections turn into trust relationships that spawn great collaborations and sometimes awesome deals in places like these!  You never know who you will meet standing or sitting next to!  Stay positive and stay open.  Use the tools you worked on yesterday and connect with your fellow musicians.   

Saturday 8:00am - 9:00am Robbie Hancock (Song and instrumental cue feedback session)

(This is a song and instrumental cue feedback session.  You will have a chance to submit with instructions once you register for the event. Deadline to submit is Friday May 27th at 9am.)

 

Robbie Hancock is a singer/songwriter, composer, music supervisor and music producer with 1000+ placements in film, television, documentary and commercials.  Some of his recent songs and composer credits include music placed on NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC One, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Crave, HBO, A&E, AMC, CNN, Discovery ID, The History Channel, National Geographic Channel, Teletoon, The Weather Channel, TLN, MTV, Bravo, BTN, HGTV, Comedy Central, City TV, The DIY Network and Animal Planet.  He also has had music placed in a national Canadian ad for BMO and the Calgary Stampede.  Most recently he composed the original score and was the music supervisor for a short film called "Good Grief" which has been released and has already won for "Best Short Narrative Film" at the LA Sunfest and LA Indies film festivals.

WEBSITE

 

Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am Brit Fox (Interview and Q&A)

 

She is an award-winning producer, songwriter, vocalist, music supervisor, and audio engineer. Rooted heavily in blues and gospel urban music, her sounds also draw influence from pop, Latin, and R&B. She is the owner and founder of Cleveland-based Brit Fox Studios.

 

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Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am Matt Moss (Interview and Q&A)

 

 

He is a producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, plies his trade from a very small Southern town called Lake Charles.  Matt has obtained over 1000 sync placements on more than 30 television networks over the past ten years including placements on Cobra Kai, Big Bang Theory, The Voice, Reign, Catfish, Duck Dynasty, American Pickers and America’s Got Talent and many more.
 

 
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Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm

BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

12:00pm to 12:45pm

NETWORKING BREAK OUT!
This is your chance to network live with your fellow attendees and industry pros.  You never know who is going to show up.  Everyone is invited.  Bring your links and your elevator pitches! (your mics and video on!)

 

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The Penthouse Suite

Imagine getting invited up to a secret meeting on the top floor with a small group of music industry vets you have wanted to connect with for years!  It has happened to me and it is nerve-wracking to say the least.  How do you prepare?  How do you know you are ready to schmooze with the big dogs.  Sometimes it is important to just listen as you network, network, network!

Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00pm Matt Vander Boegh and Joy Basu PANEL: How Composers and Music Library Owners can work together for mutual sync success! (Interview and Q&A)

In his 11 years of making music for TV, Vander Boegh has amassed a staggering 15,000+ placements on over 600 TV programs, including various major sporting events, Hollywood movies, high-profile reality TV shows, soap operas, commercials, and daytime & evening talk shows. He has nearly 4,000 cues and hundreds of full-length songs signed to oodles of high-end music libraries.

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He is a producer, artist and music library owner (Labhits) with over 5000 placements on TV.  Labhits is a one stop, pre-cleared music library and label providing music to TV, Film, Live Events to an ongoing variety of media.  Some of his credits as a guitarist include Jessica Simpson, J-Lo, CoCo Lee and Angie Stone.

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Saturday 2:00:pm - 3:00pm Judy Rodman (Interview and Q&A)

She is an award winning vocal coach, recording artist, stage and television performer, public speaker, author, multi-genre hit songwriter, studio producer and vocal consultant.  Judy's songs have been recorded by herself, Loretta Lynn, Diamond Rio, Tammy Wynette & Wynonna, Randy Travis, bluegrass sensation Randy Koors, teen pop Emil Bishaw, Christian contemporary Marky Silvers and the #1 song recorded by Leann Rimes "One Way Ticket", among many other indie artists.  She has also been a background vocalist, arranger and/or contractor on hundreds of master albums, live shows and TV for artists including TG Sheppard, Rick Dees, Carla Thomas, O.V. Wright, George Strait, George Jones, Mel McDaniels, Ed Bruce, Johnny Cash, Janie Fricke, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, Crystal Gail, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tom T. Hall, Brenda Lee, Ray Charles, Tammy Wynette, Lee Greenwood, Ann Peebles, Ray Stevens, Steve Wariner, Tanya Tucker, Johnny Paycheck, The Gatlin Brothers, Aaron Tippin, Dolly Parton, Reba, Wynonna, Bryan White and many others.

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Saturday 3:00pm to 4:00pm

BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

4:00pm to 4:45pm

NETWORKING BREAK OUT!
This is your chance to network live with your fellow attendees and industry pros.  You never know who is going to show up.  Everyone is invited.  Bring your links and your elevator pitches! (your mics and video on!)

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The Rooftop Patio

It doesn't get any higher than this!  Another possible secret meeting place that could land you that deal if you play your cards right.  Have your pitch and business cards handy.  You never know who you're gonna meet.

 

Saturday 5:00pm - 6:00pm Chuck Schlacter (interview then Q&A)

Hi is a composer, guitarist and music library owner. Music he has produced includes dramedy, suspense tension, world music, hybrid orchestral, jazz, gypsy jazz, Christmas music, and film noir.  His music has been heard on MTV, Netflix, A&E, Oxygen, Bravo, Discovery, Fox, Syfy, Animal Planet, CBS, ABC, NBC, E, TLC, CW, Vice, History, PBS and O.W.N.  His jazz compositions have been featured in two independent films and "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee".  He is also the founder of the production music library Opening Line Music Group.  The Opening Line catalog is now distributed in over 50 countries, and this year, Opening Line Music Group just launched Top Line Vocals with six albums.

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Saturday 6:00pm - 7:00pm James Kocian (interview then Song Feedback session)

(This is an interview and song feedback session.  You will have a chance to submit with instructions once you register for the event. Deadline to submit is Friday May 27th at 9am.)

He is an award-winning writer/producer and has enjoyed commercial success with various artists in multiple genres, including Pop, Country, Gospel and Contemporary Christian music.  His songs have also been featured by Ralph Lauren, Inditex (H&M, Mossimo) 700 Club AND, 7 little johnstons, NASCAR Cup series, Outdaughtered, Telemundo, American Beauty Star, America’s Next Top Model, Changing Your World, PGA, NBA Action, NBA Championship Recap Special, Say Yes To The Dress, Seeking Sister Wife, The Real Housewives of Dallas, The Today Show, X-Games and many other network television shows, such as The Kardashian's.

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Sunday

The Lounge

There is no better time or place to network than over a beverage in a relaxed environment.  Virtually this means trips to the fridge or espresso machine ready to mingle with songwriters, composers, musicians and industry vets from all over the globe!

 

Sunday 9:00am - 10:00am Successful Sync or Swim Members Panel (Interview)

 

 

 

Join me as I interview a few of our successful members (left to right Jennifer Bowman, Peter Kirkbride, Robert Else and Morrissa Nicole)  and find out how the Sync or Swim Music community has helped them become more successful in the sync music business! 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 10:00am - 11:00am Dr. John Chong  (MD BASc MSc DOHS FRCPC FACPM CGPP ARCT) (interview then Q&A)

 

He is the Medical Director, Musicians' Clinics of Canada, Hamilton, Ontario, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Adjunct Professor, Music and Health Research Collaboratory, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Consultant, Glenn Gould School, Royal Conservatory, Consultant, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Past President and Treasurer, Performing Arts Medicine Association, Governor General Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Dr. John also helped me with my own musical journey with my own mental and physical health on my journey as a professional musician in only one session!  I am forever grateful and will share some of my own story from our meeting.  He has helped me so much and I know he can help some of you too.  He is a medical doctor that helps heal musicians.  Need I say more?  You don't want to miss this one. 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm

BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

12:00pm to 12:45pm

NETWORKING BREAK OUT!
This is your chance to network live with your fellow attendees and industry pros.  You never know who is going to show up.  Everyone is invited.  Bring your links and your elevator pitches! (your mics and video on!)

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The Restaurant

Hang out is in the restaurant today so bring your forks and your 'A' game.  You never know what can happen when you put yourself out there and have a nice meal with strangers.  Be open to new collaborators, new friends and hopefully deals!

 

Sunday 1:00pm - 2:00pm Glenn Reid (interview then Q&A)

 

The year 2022 marks Glenn Reid’s 50th year performing on stages throughout North and South America. As a songwriter/singer he has recorded with several bands including Cats & Dogs with then writing partner, and Juno Hall of Fame member (April Wine),  David Henman. His four solo CDs have recieved airplay in over 30 countries with songs such as “Another Hank Williams Night”, which attained #1 status in Sweden,  and “Have a Good Life” achieving top ten status on the European Country Music Associations charts in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Romania, France, etc. as well as heavy airplay in New Zealand andAustralia. His song “The Same Song (One World, One Voice)” was featured at the 2021 Parkinson’s Run in Canada and Glenn continues to work with several charities helping to raise money and awareness.

 

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Sunday 2:00pm - 3:00pm Lydia Ashton (interview then Q&A)

Lydia Ashton has specialized in writing music for television and film the last 15 years. Educated both in Sweden and the United States she brings a fresh approach to the art of music for media.  Her music can be heard in hundreds of television shows and films. Some of Lydia's more notable credits include the main title theme for The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated) and a fanfare which was used as a bump by NBC during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.

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Saturday 3:00pm to 4:00pm

BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

4:00pm to 4:45pm

NETWORKING BREAK OUT! (Last one!)
This is your last chance to network live with your fellow attendees and industry pros.  You never know who is going to show up.  Everyone is invited.  Bring your links and your elevator pitches! (your mics and video on!)

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The Bar

Now is a good time to start nurturing those trust relationships.  I hope you had an amazing weekend!  My sincere gratitude for attending the Sync or Swim networking event!   

Sunday 5:00:pm - 6:00pm Steve Barden (interview then Q&A)

He is a production music composer for Film/TV, Author of "Writing Production Music for TV - The Road to Success" and his music has aired on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC Family, A&E, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, Biography Channel, Bravo, Comedy Central, The Cooking Channel, Discovery Channel and many more!

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Sunday 6:00:pm - 7:00pm Juliet Lyons (interview then Q&A)

Juliet Lyons is a Billboard-charting recording artist and singer/songwriter/composer for film and television. She is best known for her soaring, emotional vocals in trailers and Trance and New Age music. Described as having “one of the most evocative and ethereal voices I’ve ever heard,” (Lea Ann Fessenden, Caribbean Examiner), her singing was featured on the official trailer for Disney's live-action retelling of Cinderella.  As a composer, she writes mainly production music for reality TV shows. Her instrumentals have aired thousands of times on television shows including VH1's "Love and Hip Hop," MTV's"Catfish," Bravo's "Real Housewives of....," and NBC's "The Voice." Her original music has been heard in over 200 television shows on NBC, ABC, CBS, HBO, ABC Family, MTV, VH1, E!, Lifetime, Showtime, Bravo, Discovery, National Geographic, TLC, Cinemax, CMT, etc, and in the major motion pictures, "Dog," and "Ghost in the Shell."  Juliet also coaches singers and artists online at youronlinesingingcoach.com.

 

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7:00PM - It's a wrap!

If you have made it this far then congratulations!  You are a networking guru and you have sharpened your tools ready for more collaborations, deals, placements and money in the wide world of sync.  Thank you so much for attending and supporting the event and please join the Sync or Swim Music socials and mailing list if you haven’t already for future events like these, blogs, podcasts, clinics and workshops.  All the very best for your musical journey and future into sync licensing.

 

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