December 12 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Musicians will be given tips on how to get their songs on film, computer game and television soundtracks when a city festival returns this autumn.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and Bella Union record label boss Simon Raymonde, a member of the defunct Cocteau Twins, are among the first speakers confirmed for Norwich Sound and Vision (NSV).
The three-day event, taking place between October 11 and 13, will also feature BMI representative Ed Poston and NBC/Universal music supervisor Rebecca Rienks.
Between 70 and 80 panelists are expected to appear at the Norwich Arts Centre during the conference.
Topics include the role of film and music critics in agenda-setting and soundtrack and sound composition in film and television. Cinema City, in St Andrews Street, will also host a day supporting emerging film screenwriters.
Adrian Cooke, NSV festival director, said BBC and XFM DJs will talk about the opportunities for new bands to get national airplay.
He continued: “We’ve got a couple panels on how to get music into television and films, which is easier than you might think.
“They will include a couple of music supervisors from Los Angeles, one an independent Amine Ramer. She works on television shows, films, advertisements - it depends who is hiring her.
“Then there’s Rebecca Rienks of NBC/Universal. She is employed on the entertainment front overseeing music content for E! Entertainment. When you look at the different channels and different ethos, E! Entertainment is all about entertainment, as you might have thought, celebrities, positive stuff. They want party music, everything is fun. Dramas want more moody things.”
Mr Cooke added: “I think there’s a myth that it’s all big record companies that have a piece of the action but people, particularly these two, are always looking for something brand new and something no-one else has. There’s always a bit of kudos for them if they find a rough diamond no-one else has.”
More than 50 bands will also appear during NSV, which includes the John Peel Festival of New Music.
Early bird conference delegate passes, which grants access to all music and conference events, are available for £60, or £50 for concessions, until August 31.
Wristbands for access to all the gigs across the three days are on sale for £35.