For the 5th consecutive year, 50 A2IM member independent labels, publishers, synch houses, managers, and more will take part in an afternoon of curated executive one-on-one meetings to connect the independent music community the U.S.’s top music supervisors.

But first, join us for a series of panels and talks from lead creatives in the music community and networking over breakfast and lunch! We’ll close the evening out with a sunset cocktail hour.

9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast and Registration (Poolside)

9:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks
A2IM and The Guild Of Music Supervisors

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Panel: Negotiating a Sync Licensing Deal for Indies
Jonathan Christiansen - Music Supervisor, Hit The Ground Running

Madeline Dowling - Music Supervisor, Good Ear Music Supervision

Miwa Okumura - SVP of West Coast Operations and Licensing, Beggars Group

Madonna Wade-Reed - Music Supervisor, Whoopsie Daisy

Moderator: Jon Mizrachi - Sr. Director of Sync Licensing, Bodega Sync

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Panel: Clio Music Presents: Creativity in Sync
A conversation about the award-winning creative work from industry executives and music supervisors. Our panel of experts discuss their processes and chat about how big ideas and a right song means opportunity for the independent sector. 

Kate Bergman - Music Supervisor, Seismic Productions

Morgan Thoryk - Music Supervisor + Partner, Good Ear Music Supervision

Moderator: Micheal Kauffman - Director, Clio Music

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Panel: Marketing Catalog vs. New Release for Synch
We discuss the difference in marketing new releases and catalog classics. Our panel of experts include both storied independent record labels and top music supervisors who have worked together to create meaningful moments in film, television, games, and advertising.

Joel C. High - Music Supervisor, Creative Control

Rosie Lopez - President, Tommy Boy

Jonathan McHugh - President, Song Stew Entertainment

Moderator: Sherry Orson - Star Vibe Group/Chesky Records

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (Poolside)

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

One-on-One Meetings
pre-registration required: sold out

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Round Table Workshops

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Reception (Poolside)


New to SynchUp in 2018, A2IM’s digital capacity program provides the opportunity to learn about opportunity and developments at workshops from the leading digital service providers and digital marketplaces.

We’ll enjoy breakfast and lunch, and continue the networking over drinks by the pool.


9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast and Registration (Poolside)

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Workshop: Amazon Music

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Workshop: SoundCloud

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (Poolside)

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Workshop: Facebook

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Workshop: Qobuz

4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Workshop: Spotify

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Reception (Poolside)