UK & European Guild Of Music Supervisors announces launch

UK & European Guild Of Music Supervisors announces launch

The UK and European Guild Of Music Supervisors has been launched to support music supervision across all entertainment industries.

Guild president and freelance music supervisor Iain Cooke (Amy, Oasis: Supersonic, The Night Manager) announced the news today. The organisation’s main purpose will be to promote music supervision through education of the value of music, advocacy of best practice, and support for the protection of music copyright across all mediums.

The Guild will officially launch with a high-profile event this Thursday (April 6), at Metropolis Studios. Board members, representatives from rights holders and professionals across all industries including filmmakers, television creatives, producers, agencies and other music supervisors will all be in attendance.

Cooke said: “We are delighted to be launching the UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors, building on the success of the North American chapter. We feel there is a genuine need for a Guild to provide a united voice and sense of community amongst music supervisors, both for people working in the industry, and also as a place for future generations to feel inspired, connect with and develop professional relationships with supervisors at the top of their game who can help mentor them on their career path. The impact of music is universal and our ambition is for the Guild to be a place to share ideas, best practice and topical issues which concern the industry at large and a resource for all throughout the creative industries.” 

Apart from Cooke, the senior board members include Abi Leland, VP, founder & MD of Leland; Ayla Owen, co-chair, head of music, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and The Most Radicalist Black Sheep Music; Duncan Smith, co-chair, senior music supervisor, Sony Interactive Entertainment; Jacquie Perryman, co-chair, founder, Periscope Music & Media Ltd; Rupert Hollier, head of the advisory board, music supervisor and head of creative at Metropolis Music Group and Jon Skinner, secretary/treasurer, CEO of Music Gateway. 

The advisory board members include Ian Neil, director of film & TV at Sony Music and freelance music supervisor; Nick Angel, freelance music supervisor; Matt Biffa, Music Supervisor at Air-Edel Associates; Sarah Bridge, freelance music supervisor; Dan Neale, MD at Native Supervision Soho; Dominic Bastyra, founder and director of Wake The Town; Ed Bailie, director and music supervisor at Leland Music; Kate Young, founder of Soho Music Group; Ruth Simmons, CEO of Soundlounge; Matt Kaleda, music supervisor and music consultant at Felt Music; Maggie Rodford, MD of Air-Edel Associates and Karen Elliott,  founder of HotHouse Music.

Many of the above names were among the shortlisted nominees and winners at the Music Week Sync Awards 2016. This event will return later this year.

The Guild is designed to be useful for both emerging and established professionals and the wider industry, offering networking opportunities, masterclasses and seminars.

There are four membership options available. Full membership requires applicants to have at least four years experience as a music supervisor and meet certain credit requirements, associate membership will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and life membership is for those not currently active in the profession. Rights holder membership is also on offer. 

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