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AIM announces new wave of speakers for global conference AIM Sync

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced a new wave of speakers joining its global sync licensing conference AIM Sync, taking place on the 28th of January at The Barbican Centre.

The newly announced speakers comprise an international group of experts from the worlds of music supervision, film, TV, gaming, advertising and composition, having worked for companies and projects including: 'Breaking Bad', VICE, FUGA, Cloud 9, 'Everything', Domino, Rough Trade Publishing, 'Four Lions', 65 Days of Static, Manners McDade, Transgressive, WARP and Erased Tapes.

They join an esteemed list of international speakers including the Music Supervisors for 'Killing Eve', 'Lady Bird', 'Black Mirror' and 'Paddington' plus BAFTA-nominated composer Jessica Curry and Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite.


The newly confirmed speakers include:

Atul Churamani, Turnkey Music

Ben Lukas, Artist & Composer, 'Everything'

Charlotte von Kotze, VICE 

David McGinnis, Mute Song

Emily Richardson, Nettwerk

Florent Clavel, Third Side Music

Harriet Moss, Manners McDade

Ian Baverstock, Cloud 9

Imogen Heap, Artist & Composer / Mycelia

James Dean, ESL

Louis Grant, Erased Tapes

Lynden Campbell, Domino

Matt Harris, Rough Trade Publishing

Mike Jansen, Greater Goods

Nachiket Pantvaidya, ALTBalaji

Pam Lewis-Rudden, Plutonic Music Group

Paul Wolinski, Artist, 65 Days of Static 

Pete Beck, Believe Sync

Phil Canning, Studio Canal / UMPG

Pieter Van Rijn, FUGA

Sebastian Plano, Artist & Composer, 'Everything'

Tim Dellow, Transgressive

Thomas Golubic, Music Supervisor, 'Breaking Bad'

Will Theakston, WARP

A number of panel discussions will take place throughout the day, covering a range of topics including:

  • The Evolution of Creative Advertising
  • Soundtracking a TV drama
  • Making the Transition: Artist to Composer
  • Placing Music at the Heart of Esports
  • Writing for Games
  • International Film Supervision
  • In-House Supervision – Broadcasters, Producers & Content-Creators
  • Market Focus: India
  • The Future of Sync
  • Alternative Routes: Sync Agencies
  • Sync Strategy at Indie Labels

A variety of international buyers will take part in listening sessions, speed meetings and networking sessions, creating invaluable opportunities for guests to make important connections and take-home practical advice to help them achieve their business goals.0

Limited tickets for the event are available from The event is open to both AIM members and non-members.

Tickets are £120+VAT for AIM members, £160+VAT for Friends of AIM and £250+VAT for non-members. Lunch, refreshments and networking drinks are included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for members of affiliate organisations.

For those looking to learn the basics of securing a sync deal and how sync deals are structured ahead of this conference, AIM Academy is running a masterclass named 'How to Get Started in Sync' on 22st January. Simon Pursehouse, Global Director of Music Services at Sentric Music and Emma Lomas, Head of Creative and Licensing at Beggars will both be speaking. Tickets for this warm-up work shop are available from at £25+VAT for members and £65+VAT for non-members.

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