3rd Annual Production Music Conference-October 17th-18th, 2016: Keynote Speaker Showcase

pmc-2016The 3rd Annual Production Music Conference Showcase will be rockin at the Le Meriden Delfina hotel in Santa Monica, California on October 17th thru October 18th! The opening act will showcase with the billion-dollar box office composer Harry Gregson-Williams, a pioneer in sound design and composing such films as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Martian, and the Shrek franchise! But lets not forget the box office is not the only brilliance that Mr. Gregson-Williams (who will be the keynote speaker to kick these activities off) brings, he has also worked on a number of television scores as well as the blockbuster Metal Gear video game series in bringing that unbelievable adrenaline pumping soundscape!

“The PMA is absolutely thrilled to have Harry Gregson-Williams as our featured keynote speaker at the upcoming Production Music Conference. Mr. Gregson-Williams has distinguished himself as one of the world’s leading film score composers and we look forward to hearing his unique insights about the production music business and his successful transition into film scoring!” comments Randy Thornton, PMA Chairman.

harry_gregson_williams_by_nebulanThe overall driving force for the conference is to bring the Production Music community together, educate the industry on all obtainable and executable solutions for creative music, business practices, and of course the clientele! This is a highly proactive conference that will provide the attendees with 1 on 1 meetings with a professional, hosted round table discussions with professionals, and nearby networking and meeting spaces. For the record this conference has grown to a second day in only 3 years! This is definitely a huge leap in attendees and is bringing in interest throughout the community!

If you are a professional in this community you need to attend- “hands down”! Go here for registration and more information:

About Harry Gregson-Williams:
160216_01Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood’s most sought after composers, whose scores span the spectrum of high-profile  projects from action to drama to animation – each infused with the emotional punch and atmospheric intensity that mark his distinctive musical style.  He was the composer on all four installments of the blockbuster Shrek franchise; garnered a BAFTA nomination for the score for the first Shrek; and received Golden Globe and Grammy Award nominations for his score to Andrew Adamson’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Some of his other credits include The Martian and Kingdom of Heaven directed by Ridley Scott; The Equalizer directed by Antoine Fuqua; Phone Booth and Veronica Guerin directed by Joel Schumacher; Man on Fire, Spy Game and Enemy of the State directed by Tony Scott; Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens; the animated films Arthur Christmas, Chicken Run and Antz and Gone Baby Gone and The Town directed by Ben Affleck.  Upcoming projects include the dramatic crime thriller Live by Night starring Ben Affleck, who also directed the film based on his own screenplay; The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain and directed by Niki Caro and Alien:  Covenant starring Michael Fassbender and Billy Crudup directed by Ridley Scott.

About The PMA:
The Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocate and voice of the production music community. They are dedicated to advancing the unique value of production music and working together to ensure a better future for their community. They are a non-profit organization counting over 670 music publisher and composer members. Major labels, independent boutiques, emerging composers and well-known Grammy™ winners are all part of their membership. Together, their members account for over 1,000,000 individual copyrights and PMA music is heard daily in over 65 countries. Their goal is to continue to provide of all their members the education, support and advocacy their community deserves.

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