Wed 05 Jun '24

BMIM Special 2024

Hotel Arena, Amsterdam
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On June 5 we will organize BMIM Special for the second time. The networking and knowledge event for everyone working in music media. Here we organize a matchmaking, you can attend panels and build your network, while enjoying a drink.

This is last year’s impression of the atmosphere, but you can also see how it went on Instagram.

BMIM Special 2024 is sold out!

Wednesday 05 June
12:00 - 15:45

Behind the Track (live podcasts)

Talk — Hotel Arena, Nº2

In this podcast series from Buma Music in Motion we talk to media composers together with Amber Roner. In the Netherlands there are many composers and producers who create high-level music for films, series, games and commercials. From Netflix series to Dutch hit film. Discover the stories behind a composition and get to know these

12:30 - 13:30

Talent Tuner

Matchmaking — Hotel Arena, Nº1

You pour your heart and soul into your music and want to show it off to the world. The most valuable thing you can get during this process is real feedback. That’s where the Talent Tuner comes in. It’s your chance to connect with industry maestros, get insightful feedback from eleven professionals and tune in!

12:30 - 13:30

Screen Soundtracks: The Power of Music Supervision

Panel — Hotel Arena, Kapel

Music used to play a low-key background role in films and series, but we can now say with confidence that is has taken one of the leading roles. This is partly because of the hard work of music supervisors. They are the driving force behind this shift, and their thorough strategy together with publishers, labels

13:00 - 16:45

Composers Circle – Roundtables

Workshop — Hotel Arena, Nº3

Welcome to the Composers Circle, don’t worry you can also join if you are not a composer! Think of these gatherings as massive brainstorming sessions, where you’ll delve into different topics alongside fellow colleagues, all guided by industry experts. It’s a chance to share insights, exchange ideas, and collectively explore solutions to common challenges. You

13:00 - 13:30

Pitch Perfect

Talk — Hotel Arena, Nº4 & Nº5

Unravelling the Pitching Process – Insights from a Music Supervisor Led by Laura Bell, one of the Netherlands’ pioneering music supervisors in film and TV, this session is a must-attend for composers, music supervisors and everyone in between! Explore the art of pitching as Laura shares invaluable insights on how to stand out and ensure

14:00 - 15:00

Fresh Ideas From Abroad: What we can learn from Music Agencies Worldwide

Panel — Hotel Arena, Kapel

Designed for media music professionals eager to expand their horizons, this session will spark inspiration and offer fresh perspectives. While we are proud of the exceptional talent and quality of our Dutch music agencies, this panel aims to broaden our perspective and explore the cutting-edge strategies that are driving success abroad. Discover the latest technological

14:15 - 15:15

How to Tackle Streamer Contracts

Panel — Hotel Arena, Nº4 & Nº5

Embarking on your journey as a media composer? It’s important to understand the complex world of contracts, especially when negotiating contracts with streaming platforms. Join us for an eye-opening panel discussion where we’ll explore the key aspects of contract negotiation. How do you make sure you are paid fairly for your creative work? What is

14:30 - 16:00

Matchmaking: One on One Sessions

Matchmaking — Hotel Arena, Nº1

Since its inception, BMIM has been dedicated to facilitating and empowering the creative industries. Our One-on-One Sessions exemplify this commitment by connecting like-minded individuals directly, resulting in meaningful and productive interactions. We’re thrilled to help you connect with experts about your project, understand the future of the industry and its impact on your business, receive

15:45 - 16:45

Melodic Integrity: Responsible AI and More

Panel — Hotel Arena, Nº4 & Nº5

Our journey with AI continues. We have talked about opportunities, challenges and seen a very hands-on approach during previous conferences, this time we want to talk about responsible AI and creativity. Hendrik Vincent Koops will start a short masterclass on responsible AI, where ethics and social implications of AI will be discussed. How can we

16:00 - 17:00

Hauschka Unlocked: a Keynote by Volker Bertelmann

Talk — Hotel Arena, Kapel

We have an Oscar winning composer in the house! Join us for a keynote session featuring the renowned composer, Volker Bertelmann. Known for his innovative use of the prepared piano as Hauschka, his compositions have left an unforgettable mark. Hauschka, also known as Volker Bertelmann for his film composing, is a German musician, experimental pianist,

17:00 - 19:00

BMIM Special Closing Drinks

Event — Hotel Arena, Foyer

When do the best conversations happen? During the drinks! That’s why we’re opening the bar after BMIM Special 2024  to anyone who feels like a drink and finishing the conversations you started during the day. Who knows, you might meet a potential working partner or get the chance to brainstorm with one of your fellow