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“You won’t get a lot of chances like these if you’re working from the Netherlands. You have to meet people face-to-face.”

That’s what LA-based music composer Joep Sporck says. Among his recent projects are trailers for Pixar’s Lightyear, Netflix TV series Wednesday, and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. Last week, entrepreneurs like Joep come to Los Angeles for LA Sync Mission 2023, a mission that connects them with the creative industry of the city. Los Angeles is the

Meet the Music Supervisors: The Power of Music on Screen

Sometimes music does not immediately catch on when it is released but suddenly gains ground through trailers and video games. The music supervisors on this panel at BMIM Special tell all about how viewers consume music on screen and share their predictions of music supervision and sync.

Behind the collaboration: A talk with composer Jac van Exter and podcast maker Lieselot Mariën about White Out

Lieselot Mariën and Jac van Exter are currently working on the documentary White Out, created for Oorzaken Festival and the podcast DOCS by Dutch broadcast station NTR in collaboration with Buma Music In Motion. The documentary will see the light with a live session in front of an audience on 3 June. During the premiere,

Smart Income, Smart Money

A few common challenges that composers and creatives face when it comes to their finances are volume, (a lack of) transparency, and accessibility on their income streams. That’s what three leading people in the industry argue. During the Smart Income, Smart Money panel, Marcel A. Wiebenga, Nitzan Hoffman, and James Jones Jr. presented their knowledge

Same Song, Different Story – Fox Entertainment and Netflix on their Use of Music

Two heavyweights weigh in on the question of how using music in marketing and using music in content differ. Music can have different purposes, especially when it comes to different media. Both Katy Gavillet and Andy Lykens are music supervisors for two of the prominent media outlets, Netflix and Fox Entertainment. Katy Gavillet works at

Metaverse and Immersive Audio: Future of Composing Music for Media

The Metaverse is one of the hottest topics around. Ever since Mark Zuckerberg reintroduced this idea in 2021, people have expected it to be the future of sound and music. With several brands like Adidas and Nike, artists like Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, and even radio stations like iHeart Radio flocking to The Metaverse, the

Remix your Way to LA – Five Tips for a Perfect Trailer Remix

Following up on the do’s and don’t’ article we shared about when it’s time to pack your bags and move to Los Angeles to make it big in composing, we’re now sharing hands-on tips and tricks on how to create a breath-taking remix that will land you jobs there. Jake Versluis is Vice President of

Digital Marketing for Composers – How to Naturally Gain Online Visibility for your Music

How do you promote your compositions in this fast-paced field of work? Digital marketing should elevate your compositions even more, but it can be challenging to navigate. Paul Crary is the Director of Digital Marketing at Position Music and guides you through topics like getting more streams, influencer marketing, apps like TikTok, and more. During

Time To Go? The Dutch Media Composer in LA

New year, new you: time for thinking and dreaming big. Will moving to Los Angeles increase your chances of making it big time in the film industry as a composer? And how do you know when it’s time to go? The panel Time To Go? The Dutch in LA on the BMIM x ADE Pro

Tessa Rose Jackson and Darius Timmer – Silver Bird and Rainbow Fish

One of our successful collabs was when we put Tessa Rose Jackson and Darius Timmer ‘in the spotlight’ at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020, together with some other Dutch composers. The animator-filmmaker Lei Lei came into contact with Tessa and Darius and that’s how they started working together. They produced the animated film Silver

Charley van Veldhoven – Lachgaskoning Deniz

One of the most recent releases of Videoland Academy is the three-part documentary about former “Lachgaskoning Deniz”.  Videoland Academy offers a new generation of makers the opportunity to develop and broaden horizons within the professional practice. This is were BMIM joins in. The wonderful composer Charley van Veldhoven has been linked to the filmmakers via