Sunday, 09 February 2014 18:11

NARIP: Supervisor Sessions

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Whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s day or not, days before the holiday NARIP is offering up something sweet in the line of music supervision for both coasts.

On February 12, the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) is hosting two of their successful “Supervisor Sessions.” What’s even better is that while one is happening in LA, the other is happening in NY, and if you can’t attend either you’re still welcome to connect via Google Hangout or remotely.

That should be welcomed news for all those musicians out there who can’t drop everything and fly out but think they’ve got something worth pitching.

NARIP Sessions, as the group claims, “Are deliberately kept small, which is why they work so well and why participants have enjoyed almost 100 placements.” A major selling point is that all of the 16 lucky attendees will not only get to pitch, but will learn of the supervisor’s current music needs beforehand to prepare their pitches.

The LA session’s guest is Universal Picture’s SVP of Motion Picture Music, Rachel Levy. Levy is an industry veteran having previously served as SVP of Film Music for the Weinstein Company where she worked on 1408, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and many more. She has recently worked on Fast and Furious 6, Despicable Me 2 as well as Snow White & the Huntsman, and The Bourne Identity.

The NY session’s guest is Search Party Music’s Eric Johnson. Also an industry vet, Johnson’s supervision clients include Nike, Coke, Target, Budweiser, Reebok, LG, Honda, MTV, VH1, ESPN...and the list goes on. He is also a “DJ, director, musician, filmmaker, writer, artist, curator, futurist, photographer, and producer,” having directed Nike commercials and music videos, as well as played in various bands and performed sets with his DJ crew.

Both are sure to be exciting and potentially career-making, but make sure you subscribe to NARIP to keep up with all of their events!

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