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Here is your industry pro line up and schedule for the

September Sync or Swim Music Event!

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ALL EVENT TIMES ARE PDT

Thursday September 15th

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!

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 1500+ 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.  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 12 film festival awards including "Best Short Narrative Film" at the LA Sunfest and LA Indies film festivals.

WEBSITE

SERVICES

10:00:am - 10:15am BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

10:15am - 11:15am 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.

WEBSITE

11:15am to 12:15pm LUNCH BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

12:15pm to 1:00

BREAKOUT NETWORKING
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!)

 

1:00pm - 1:15pm BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

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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! 

1:15pm - 2:15pm Steve Collom (Interview and Q&A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He is an Australian singer songwriter, composer and multi instrumentalist. After 3 world tours and many albums, his music has been heard by over 18 million people world wide and is played on 100 different TV Stations in 20 different countries. Some of the shows that have featured his music are The Big Bang Theory, Young and Restless, Nashville, Law and Order, Styled to Rock, Giuliana & Bill, The Fosters.  Also a featured song on the film Daisy Winter. Many leading brands and networks such as, Subway, HONDA, Triple AAA, Circle K, Nationwide, University of Phoenix, ABC, NBC, CBS, Access Hollywood, TLC, HBO, and MTV.  He has also recently been on the short list for a Emmy nomination in 2017.

WEBSITE

2:15pm - 2:30pm BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

2:30pm - 3:30pm Eric Campbell (Interview and Q&A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He is a songwriter, producer and sync licensing authority.  His music has been heard on dozens of TV shows including Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Love & Hip Hop, Real Housewives, Deadliest Catch, Chicago Fire, Shameless and more.  He’s worked on-set as a songwriter for TV shows including Greenleaf and Step Up Highwater.  His lyrics and melodies have been recorded by a number of artists including Neyo, Musiq Soulchild, Bootsy Collins, Jekalyn Carr and Roshon Fegan.

WEBSITE

3:30pm - 3:45pm BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

3:45pm to 4:30pm

BREAKOUT NETWORKING
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!)

4:30pm - 5:30pm DINNER BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

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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.

5:30pm - 6:30pm Greg Carrozza (Interview and Q&A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He is a veteran composer, songwriter and producer of music for TV, film and advertising specializing in Pop, EDM, Hip Hop, Tension, Piano and Orchestral works. With decades of experience in performance and composition, He brings substantial insight into the world of music for picture. His music has been heard on over 200 productions on A&E, BET, Bravo, CBS, CMT, CNN, Comedy Central, E!, FOX Sports, HBO Max, Hulu, MTV, NBC, Netflix, NickToons, Nickelodeon, OWN, TBS, TeenNick, The CW, TNT, USA, VH1, WeTV.

WEBSITE

6:30pm - 6:45pm BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

6:45pm - 7:45pm Robbie Hancock (Song and instrumental cue feedback session - Members and non-members can submit to this session -  Interested in membership?  CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robbie Hancock is a singer/songwriter, composer, music supervisor and music producer with 1500+ 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.  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 12 film festival awards including "Best Short Narrative Film" at the LA Sunfest and LA Indies film festivals.

WEBSITE

SERVICES

 

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Friday September 16th

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.   

9:00am - 10:00am Rob Calder (Interview and Q&A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He has been an active part of Canada’s creative industries for over 20 years. He is known for building impactful events and growing audiences and community. His strengths lie in his years of experience, his ability to connect people, and his passion for music & culture. In 2010, Rob formed Secret Study to connect brands with musicians and artists in order to create meaningful & memorable cultural engagements. Rob is the co-curator of the VIFF AMP (Vancouver International film festival) program focusing on the intersection of Film and Music, he also serves on the board of Music Heals in support of music therapy initiatives, and is on many local committees focused on sustaining and growing a healthy music ecosystem.

WEBSITE

10:00am - 10:15am BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

10:15am - 11:15am Nitanee Paris (Interview and Q&A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She is the Director of A&R and Music Licensing at ArtistMax, a Los Angeles based artist development and education enterprise founded by Grammy-winning producer Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac, Colbie Caillat). She is an award-winning songwriter whose work has been featured in TV, films, and commercials. Her credits include The CW, PARAMOUNT (VIACOM/CBS), NETFLIX, HULU, MTV, VH1, BRAVO, the HALLMARK CHANNEL, Apple Fitness, and Dignity Health, and her work has been signed with multiple publishers, libraries, and licensing agencies. As a collaborator, she works with notable writers including Grammy-winning musicians, composers, and producers, Musicians Hall of Fame inductees, and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees; as well as contestants on The Voice and Songland, and many other talented artists from Hawaii and around the world. Her writing has earned her five Global Peace Song Awards, two Positive Music Awards, three Grand Prize Awards and a Lennon Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, among many other accolades.

WEBSITE

11:15am - 12:15pm LUNCH BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

12:15pm to 1:00pm

BREAKOUT NETWORKING
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!)

1:00pm - 1:15pm BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

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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!

1:15pm - 2:15pm 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!


WEBSITE

2:15pm - 2:30pm BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

2:30pm - 3:30pm Juliet Lyons (Interview then vocal feedback session - You must be a Sync or Swim Music Member to submit - non members can attend, watch, learn and listen in the chat)  Interested in membership?  CLICK HERE

She 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."  She also coaches singers and artists online at youronlinesingingcoach.com.

WEBSITE

3:30pm - 3:45pm BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

3:45pm to 4:30pm

BREAKOUT NETWORKING
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!)

4:30pm - 5:30pm DINNER BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

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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 elevator pitch and virtual business cards handy.  You never know who you're gonna meet.

5:30pm - 6:30pm Chuck Schlacter (Interview and Q&A)

He 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.

WEBSITE

6:30pm - 6:45pm BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

6:45pm - 7:45pm Dean Krippaehne (Interview then cue feedback session - You must be a Sync or Swim Music Member to submit - non members can attend, watch, learn and listen in the chat)  Interested in membership?  CLICK HERE

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.

WEBSITE

 

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Saturday September 17th

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!

9:00am - 10:00am "How to get your music signed to music libraries and placed in Films, TV shows, Documentaries and Commercials"

I will be showing the process of how to get your music signed to music libraries to be pitched and placed in TV shows, Films, Documentaries and Commercials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bring your links and elevator pitches.  Let's get 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!  Camera's on for this one folks!

 

10:00am - 10:15am BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

10:15am - 11:15am N/A

WEBSITE

11:15am - 12:15pm LUNCH BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

12:15 to 1:00pm

BREAKOUT NETWORKING
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!)

1:00pm - 1:15pm BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

The Restaurant

Hang out is in the restaurant today so bring your appetites and your 'A' game.  You never know what can happen when you put yourself out there and have a nice meal with newly found friends.  Be open to meeting new people and networking. You never know how that deal will come!

1:15pm - 2:15pm Judy Rodman (interview then vocal feedback session - You must be a Sync or Swim Music Member to submit - non members can attend, watch, learn and listen in the chat)  Interested in membership?  CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She is an award-winning vocal coach, recording artist, stage and television performer, public speaker, podcaster, author, multi-genre hit songwriter, and studio producer.  Judy's songs have been recorded by herself, Loretta Lynn, Diamond Rio, Tammy Wynette & Wynonna, Randy Travis, Michael Hodges, Tiffany Haseker and the #1 song cut by Leann Rimes "One Way Ticket", among many others. She’s had sync placements in movies and TV. She has been a background vocalist, arranger and/or contractor on thousands of recordings for diverse artists including TG Sheppard, Rick Dees, Carla Thomas, O.V. Wright, George Strait, George Jones, 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, The Gatlin Brothers, Dan Auerbach, Dolly Parton, Reba, Wynonna and many others. She trains singers & speakers globally online. Member SAG-ASCAP, AFM, BMI, NATS. 

 


WEBSITE

2:15pm - 2:30pm BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

2:30pm - 3:30pm Joy Basu (Song pitch and feedback session - You must be a Sync or Swim Music Member to submit - non members can attend, watch, learn and listen in the chat)  Interested in membership?  CLICK HERE

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.

WEBSITE

3:30pm - 3:45pm BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)
 
3:45pm to 4:30

BREAKOUT NETWORKING
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!)
 
4:30pm - 5:30pm
DINNER BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)
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The Bar


Now is a good time to start nurturing those trust relationships.  The bar has always been the best place to network, so start connecting more with your new friends in the chat rooms and buy them a virtual drink! It's time to really network!

5:30pm - 6:30pm Fett (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.  Although he works with clients of all ages, he is particularly known for working with clients who are 50 and over.


WEBSITE

6:30pm - 6:45pm BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)


 6:45pm - 7:45pm James Kocian (Interview & song feedback session - You must be a Sync or Swim Music Member to submit - non members can attend, watch, learn and listen in the chat)  Interested in membership?  CLICK HERE
 
 

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, The Today Show, JImmy Kimmel, NASCAR, the NBA Finals, Univision, The Masters, and many, many more. One song from the 2 universal music group records he did was even the #1 download in all of Universal Music! He was also the assistant engineer for Mav City music featuring brandon lake & Kirk Franklin on “fear is not.”  As song writing coach, He has been developing a small roster of extremely dedicated & emerging writers who have signed multiple deals in the last year. He is also a screener for TAXI music.


WEBSITE

 

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Sunday September 18th

The Showcase Theatre

Always a wonderful experience to participate or watch and support others showcasing their talents at events including live performances, films and enjoying an artists stage presence. Sometimes these can turn into wonderful relationships and deals can be struck just from one piece of music or performance. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

9:00am - 10:00am The Land of Deborah (interview then Q&A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Land of Deborah is an award-winning singer-songwriter and composer with a unique take on life, love and
the pursuit of fair trade chocolate.  Born and raised in England, Deborah is a trans-national artist who now calls Vancouver, BC home.  As a singer-songwriter she has been described in the press as “...feel good folk-pop” and as having “...one of the smoothest voices in the city"  She has had her music used on Oprah Winfrey’s O.W.N. Network. has scored numerous films and documentaries with such notable mentions as 2017 Clifton Film Celebration VA Nominee Best Soundtrack – Falling South, 2017 Malibu West International Film Festival Winner: Best Score – Chaos Management, 2019 The Wild Bunch Film Festival Nominee Best Short Score - Last Stand to Nowhere and 2020 Melbourne Indie Film Festival Nominee Best Music Score - Last Stand to Nowhere.

WEBSITE

10:00am - 10:15am BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

10:15am - 11:15am Nancy Moran (interview then Q&A)

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

WEBSITE

11:15am - 12:15pm LUNCH BREAK (get up and stretch, walk about, grab a bite or a bevy or network with your newly found peers!)

12:15 - 1:15pm Robin Ravazzini (Successful Sync or Swim Member interview then Q&A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Ravazzini is a composer, songwriter, producer, and classically trained cellist. Her latest projects include writing and recording live and MIDI cello parts for fellow songwriters, as well as co-writing music for sync licensing projects. Robin also specializes in composing original works with choreographers, bringing stories to life through music and movement. She writes music that spans classical, pop, and commercial genres. Her music has been described as “epic”, “passionate”, “driving”, and “uplifting”. After growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, she attended Oberlin Conservatory, Rice University, and Eastman School of Music. Robin has performed concerts around North America and Asia. She currently resides near Lake Tahoe in Northern Nevada.
 
 
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That's all folks!
 

Thank you very much for attending the Sync or Swim Music Event !  We invite you to continue the conversation adn join our growing community of sync focused songwriters, artists and composers via our mailing list, blog, podcast  and social media.  You can find everything via our Linktree link below.  We also invite you to conside joining us as an official Sync or Swim Music member.  Check out the plans and perks below.  We are also always looking for volunteers, if you're interested in joining our team of volunteers please click the link below.

We look forward to seeing you in the community.  Remember... "You're closer than you think"!

 

See you soon!

Robbie Hancock

Owner/operator

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