“Ray Iddings sets a great example for other executive producers to follow, because he is so supportive of the people who create the music he uses in his television shows."
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
Ray Iddings, Executive Producer of Motor Sport Television with Speed Network, MTV2 and MavTV, will be taking time out from his Indy 500 race weekend festivities to speak to a group of local songwriters at Sam Ash Music on Saturday, May 25 about getting their music in film and television.
The Indiana native, Iddings started his rise to fame as creator of “VolksCast Radio” spurred by his passion for Volkswagen drag racing, which led to his ongoing collaborations with former host of PINKS on Speed Network, Rich Christensen.
The pair is now enjoying success at MavTV with their hit drag racing show called “Won and Done.”
Ray’s strong support of the independent music community brought him to the attention of Nashville based Songwriting and Music Business founder, Amanda Williams who asked him to participate in a panel discussion on film and television placement at last year’s first annual Nashville Songwriting and Music Business Conference.
“Ray Iddings sets a great example for other executive producers to follow, because he is so supportive of the people who create the music he uses in his television shows,” says Williams. “He really helps the songwriters and the bands whose music he licenses, and it’s guys like him that keep independent music alive and well.”
Williams asked Ray to participate in a Business of Songwriting workshop she will be presenting at Sam Ash Music hosted by the Indianapolis chapter of NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) on Saturday, May 25th 11AM-2PM which focuses on creating sustainable careers in the new music business.
“Film and television (synch) placement can be as important as radio airplay for independent songwriters and artists, because it exposes their music to potential fans,” says Williams. “That’s why it’s so important to understand the business steps you need to take to get your music out there,” she continues.
You can catch Williams and Iddings at the Business of Songwriting workshop Saturday, May 25th 11AM-2PM at Sam Ash Music or register to attend the second annual Nashville Songwriting and Music Business Conference June 20-23 in Nashville, TN. Four lucky attendees will win a free one-hour lunch with Ray to talk about getting their music in film and television. To register, visit http://songwritingandmusicbusiness.com/conference.