MUSIC SUPERVISOR ALEXANDRA PATSAVAS TO RECEIVE WOMEN IN SYNC SOUND AND VISION AWARD

Apr 14, 2016

Alexandra_Patsavas_Sound and Vision Award 2016Women in Music and SyncSummit, hosts of the the first annual Women in Sync Awards on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at The Roxy Hotel in New York City, will honor music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (Twilight, Grey’s Anatomy) for her outstanding contributions to music and visual media by presenting her with the first Sound and Vision Award.

New York, NY, April 12, 2016 – Nationally recognized non-profit organization Women in Music (WIM) and the world’s leading event for branding, music and media, SyncSummit, are pleased to announce the selection of Chop Shop Music Supervision founder Alexandra Patsavas as the recipient of the Sound and Vision Award to be presented at the first annual Women in Sync Awards on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in New York City at The Roxy Hotel.

As the Founder and lead music supervisor of Chop Shop Music Supervision, Alexandra quickly earned a reputation for raising the bar in the quality of music selected for some of the world’s most popular television shows and films such as “The Twilight Saga” film series, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Mad Men,” “The O.C.,” “Supernatural,” Scandal,” “Gossip Girl,” and many more.

A champion of independent artists, the three time Grammy® Award nominee Patsavas has been responsible for identifying and exposing a remarkable string of original music to mainstream artists. In the process, she has played an influential role in the development of such artists as Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Modest Mouse, and Ingrid Michaelson.

The Sound and Vision Award winner is selected by Women in Music and SyncSummit, and is  presented annually at the Women in Sync Awards to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to the business of music in media and messaging.

“It is truly an honor for Women in Music to recognize the amazing achievements and contributions of Alexandra Patsavas in the realm of music supervision,” says WIM President Jessica Sobhraj. “She is one of the world’s most successful, creative and prolific music supervisors and through her work has not only elevated the art of music supervision, but has impacted the overall position of women in the business of music.”

Adds SyncSummit CEO Mark Frieser, “Alexandra Patsavas is a music industry icon, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to present her with the inaugural Sound and Vision Award.  Her talent and her work speaks for itself – where she leads, other music supervisors follow.  Her career and the quality of her work is an inspiration to everyone doing business in music, visual and interactive media.  Through her music supervision, her work in television and film has consistently illuminated the work of countless showrunners and directors.”

The Women in Sync awards will recognize the achievements of many female artists, music supervisors, managers, producers, creative directors, songwriters, brand and agency executives as well as those working in the fields of brand and interactive media.

The Awards are comprised of 16 categories designed to acknowledge women who make original music and license music for visual, interactive media, branded entertainment and advertising across television, film, games, mobile and the internet.  

Fifteen of the winners will be selected through a two-round nomination process currently open to the public on www.womeninmusic.org and www.syncsummit.com.

The three most popular nominees in each category will make it to a finalist round, where the public will be asked to cast their vote. Voting officially ends on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 with all awards presented and announced at the Women in Sync Awards ceremony on June 15th.   

Tickets to the ceremony are $25 for Women in Music members, $50 for non-members and included for all SyncSummit NY attendees.


For more information on The Women in Sync Awards, please visit
http://syncsummit.com/wisa

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5 Women You NEED To Meet

Apr 7, 2016

5 Women You NEED To Meet 

Are you coming to "Composing Your Way"? Get your tickets for our panel discussion, networking brunch and live concert event on Saturday, April 16, 11: 30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Cutting Room in New York City. Hear firsthand from female professionals in the music, TV & film industries about writing, editing, and selecting music for sync licensing. Featuring a conversation with:
Sofia Hultquist, Composer
Sofia Hultquist is an Italian composer, raised in Florence, currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. She received an Undergraduate Degree in Film Scoring & Composition from Berklee College of Music, and subsequently a Masters Degree in Music Technology & Composition from New York University.

Jenny Bruce, Songwriter http://jennybruce.com/
Jenny Bruce is an award winning, pop-folk singer/songwriter  that has had songs featured on the Ghost Whisperer, Dawson's Creek, All My Children, and King of The Hill. Few independent artists have managed to attain the level of exposure Bruce has achieved since the release of her first album in 1997.

Julia Weldon, Songwriter & Actress http://juliaweldon.com/
A self-taught, nationally touring musician, Julia Weldon’s possessing personality and captivating music crosses bridges and divides. With unfailing fingers, she tells stories that feel both intensely personal and widely universal. Unapologetically herself, Weldon’s songs grab you— asking you to pull up a chair, pour yourself a whiskey, and stay a while.

 

 

Ricki Askin, Music Supervisor, VICE Media
Ricki Askin is the Head of Music Licensing and Archival for VICE Media, overseeing licensing across the company’s vast portfolio of digital sites, upcoming VICELAND television network, branded productions and VICE Films. Ricki is the Music Supervisor of the Emmy Award winning HBO news-magazine series “VICE” as well as VICE Films’ critically acclaimed 2013 feature documentary, “Reincarnated,” starring legendary hip-hop and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg.

 

Missy Cohen, Music Editor
Missy Cohen has enjoyed a 25-year career in the film and television industry as a sound and music editor. Among the many feature films she has worked on are “Chicago”, “The Big Lebowski”, “The Informant!”, and “The Producers”. In television, she worked on “Sex and the City” (HBO), “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime), and “Bored to Death” (HBO). More recently, Missy has joined HBO’s new dramatic series “VINYL” for its premiere season. She is a six-time nominee for, and two-time winner of, The MPSE Golden Reel Award, which recognizes excellence in sound and music editing.

 

Tickets are $40 for general admission and $50 for VIP access, which reserves premium seating in the front 2 rows. Members of Women in Music, the Society of Composers and New York Women in Film and TV have received a discount code for $35 tickets!

Hashtag it:
#ComposingYourWay

When:
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Where:
The Cutting Room - 44 E 32nd. St. New York, NY 10016

Time:
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Link:
http://bit.ly/WIMBrunch416

Have questions about this event? Please contact events@womeninmusic.org.

For more information on Women in Music, please visit womeninmusic.org.

In partnership with  ASCAP,  the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and New York Women in Film and Television, the program includes brunch with complimentary coffee and a Bloody Mary and concludes with  performances from Jenny Bruce & Julia Weldon.
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Women in Music & Sync Summit To Host First Annual Women in Sync Awards

Mar 14, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 12.09.24 PMWomen in Music and SyncSummit host the first annual Women in Sync Awards on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at The Roxy Hotel in New York City to recognize the accomplishments of women working in the fields of music for visual, interactive and branded media and advertising.

New York, NY, March 10, 2016 – Nationally recognized non-profit organization Women in Music and SyncSummit have joined forces to present the first annual Women in Sync awards on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in New York City at The Roxy Hotel. The awards will recognize the achievements of female artists, music supervisors, managers, producers, creative directors, songwriters, brand and agency executives as well as those working in the fields of brand and interactive media.

The Women in Sync Awards are comprised of 16 categories designed to acknowledge the women that make original music and license music for visual, interactive media, branded entertainment and advertising across television, film, games, mobile and the internet.

Fifteen of the winners will be selected through a two-round nomination process open to the public on www.womeninmusic.org and www.syncsummit.com. The first round of voting will commence on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 allowing participants to nominate any woman they wish to.

In the second voting round, starting on Monday, April 22, 2016, voters will then make one choice from the three most popular nominees for each category. Voting officially ends on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 with all awards presented and announced at the Women in Sync awards ceremony on June 15.

Tickets to the ceremony are $25 for Women in Music members, $50 for non-members and included for all SyncSummit NY attendees.

The organizers will jointly present the annual “Sound And Vision” Award, given to an industry leader who’s made a profound impact on the visual media, interactive media or branded entertainment and advertising.

The Women in Sync Awards is supported through a comprehensive online awareness campaign including podcast interviews, blog post features and dedicated profiles on the Women in Music and SyncSummit websites.

“Women in Music are delighted to embark on this initiative to recognize the excellent work done by women in the worlds of music licensing and composition for entertainment, branding and advertising,” said Jessica Sobhraj, President, Women in Music. “In terms of female presence, sync licensing and composition is one of the few areas of the music business where women have a powerful, influential presence, and by launching the Women in Sync Awards, we hope to build recognition for their important contribution to the industry,”

“As the well-deserved trend of honoring women in technology continues to rise, SyncSummit is excited to collaborate with Women in Music in creating the Women in Sync Awards. We believe the significant impact of women on how music is made for and used in all forms of media and messaging should be properly honored. This is our aim in partnering on the Women in Sync Awards,” added SyncSummit CEO Mark Frieser.

For more information on The Women in Sync Awards, please visit http://syncsummit.com/wisa

About Women in Music

Women in Music is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1985 to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts and industry through education, networking resources, support, empowerment, and recognition. For more information about Women in Music, visit www.womeninmusic.org

About SyncSummit

SyncSummit is a company that produces events, market research, podcasts and consulting services that serve people who make and use music for TV, film, games, interactive and advertising. Our high-level, focused networking events are held in New York, Hollywood, Asia, South America and Europe, gathering top music supervisors, heads of music in visual and interactive media (TV, Film, Video Games, Advertising, the Internet and Mobile), label executives, publishers, music libraries, composers, artists, technologists, legal, accounting, brand managers and service providers gather for two days of discussion, networking and deal making. For more information, visit http://syncsummit.com.

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SyncSummit Contact:
Hal Bringman
NVPR
hal@nvpr.com

Women in Music Contact:
Anastasia Wright
Women in Music
Anastasia@womeninmusic.org

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