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Game Changer Series: Perfect Placements

November 3 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm PDT

The SCL Presents
GAME CHANGER SEMINAR SERIES

PERFECT PLACEMENTS:
LICENSING MUSIC FOR VIDEO GAMES

in association with White Bear PR & EA Music

HEAD OF CREATIVE MUSIC AFFAIRS AT PLAYSTATION STUDIOS
ALEX HACKFORD

MUSIC SUPERVISOR AT CREATIVE CONTROL
JOEL C. HIGH

SENIOR MUSIC SUPERVISOR AT ELECTRONIC ARTS
CYBELE PETTUS

MODERATED BY
STEVE HOLDEN
MUSIC & REPORTER FOR BBC RADIO 1

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
12:00-1:30pm PT // 3:00-4:30pm ET
YouTube Live Stream

Join us to discuss using licensed music for maximum impact in video games, building fictional worlds with real-world music, and the process of getting your songs into video games with these experienced Music Supervisors.

Alex Hackford oversees music for products like MLB, Gran Turismo, Spider-Man, and Little Big Planet. His many responsibilities also include musical brand promotions which include all of PlayStation’s outward-facing advertorial uses. Prior to PlayStation, Hackford was a manager at Sanctuary Artist Management in New York, working with clients like Morrissey, SlipKnot, Early Man, and Axl Rose, as well as an A&R man at Columbia Records. Some of Hackford’s other credits include the Uncharted franchise, God of War, SoundShapes, Infamous, The Last of Us 2, MLB The Show, Gran Turismo 4-6, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and many more.

Joel C. High is a Music Supervisor and Producer who has worked on over 150 films, television projects, and video games. He also works as chief executive for a supervision, production, and events company he co-founded in 2006. Over the last two decades, he created and supervised the music departments for two of the leading independent studios in the industry: Trimark Pictures and Lionsgate Entertainment. Joel has served as co-producer on several music-intensive films including Three  with Mario Van Peebles. In addition to his acclaimed supervision work in motion pictures, television, and video games, working with directors such as Tyler Perry, Marc Forster, Peter Bogdanovich, Don Roos, Roger Avary, James Foley, Bill Paxton, Billy Ray, Mario Van Peebles, Duane Adler, and Rob Zombie, he is an eight-time nominee for outstanding Music Supervisor of the year in the Guild of Music Supervisor Awards and has won for the films Of Mind And Music and G Funk. He is the Founder, Board Member, and current President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, and has previously served on the board for the California Copyright Conference. Joel is currently the principal executive at Creative Control Entertainment, a multi-faceted music supervision, consultation, live event, and production company.

Cybele Pettus has been the Senior Music Supervisor at Electronic Arts for the past 20 years. During her tenure, she has overseen curation of the soundtracks for FIFA — hailed by Forbes as “likely the most diverse soundtrack in the history of sports games and possibly gaming in general” — and America’s #1 annual destination for new music discovery Madden NFL, as well as iconic franchises that include The Sims, Need For Speed, NHL Hockey, UFC, and more. Prior to EA, Cybele was with the A&R division of Reprise Records in New York.

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FREE for current SCL members (click HERE to check membership status).

Attendees will receive a YouTube Live Stream link approximately 10 minutes before the Seminar starts. The link will be emailed, from Eventbrite.

Attendees can ask questions using YouTube Livestream chat.