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Sync Session #11

January 13 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm PST


Director, Creative Music Strategy, ViacomCBS

Trailer/Ad Music Supervisor, Buddha Jones

Partner/Director of A&R, ArtistMax

Thursday, January 13, 2022
5:00pm-7:00pm PST // 8:00pm-10:00pm EST

YouTube Live Stream

SCL Members are invited to attend this event, featuring 12 selected songs from the following songwriters that will be reviewed by Catherine and Megan. 

Hope Bartimioli Thal

Darren Ellis Smith

Joel Evans

Kimberly Hou

Jennifer Jardine


Kia Knoester

Lisa Mazzotte

Tanja Utunen

Bill Prokopow

Robin Sandoval

Andrew Wallace

Catherine Wharton is the Director, Creative Music Strategy at ViacomCBS. As part of the Creative Music Strategy team at ViacomCBS, Catherine music supervises shows, themes, promos, and digital content for their global music brands including BET, VH1, and MTV. Previously, Catherine worked in trailer music at marketing collective Jax with notable campaigns including Game Of Thrones and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and on the sync team at Warner Records pitching artists from Dua Lipa to Muse for film and TV opportunities. She got her start in music at NBCUniversal Television after studying Documentary Film at Chapman University.

Megan Barbour is a trailer/ad music supervisor at Buddha Jones in Hollywood, and is best known for her work on The Boys, Emily In Paris, Bill and Ted: Face The Music, Scream, and Nine Perfect Strangers. For the past eight years, she has worked on numerous theatrical, broadcast, and video game trailer marketing campaigns. She has contributed to campaigns across all major studios including Warner Brothers, HBO, Netflix, Paramount, Hulu, Disney, and Sony.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, Megan fell in love with music at an early age. Her background is rooted in dance, opera, musical theater, vocal performance, and stage management. She has been with Buddha Jones for nine and a half years and is incredibly proud to work with such an incredible, creative, and innovative company. 

Nitanee Paris is the Director of A&R at ArtistMax, a Los Angeles-based artist development and education enterprise founded by Grammy-winning producer Ken Caillat. She is an award-winning songwriter whose work has been featured in TV, films, and commercials. Her credits include The CW, Netflix, MTV, VH1, Bravo, and the Hallmark Channel; and her work has been signed with multiple publishers, libraries, and licensing agencies. As a collaborator, Paris works with notable writers including Grammy-winning musicians, composers, and producers, Musicians Hall of Fame inductees, and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees; as well as contestants on The Voice and Songland, and many other talented artists around the world. Her writing has earned her five Global Peace Song Awards, two Positive Music Awards, three Grand Prize Awards, and a Lennon Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, among many other accolades. She has a passion for mentoring young writers and helping artists navigate the music industry by building their craft and expanding their networks.


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

Registered Attendees will be emailed a YouTube Live Stream link approximately 10 minutes before SyncSession Start. The link will be emailed via Eventbrite.

Attendees may ask questions using the YouTube Livestream chat function.