Sync Summit Debuts in NYC with Keynotes from Karl Westman, Cynthia Sexton, PJ Bloom and Robert Kraft

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Confab is the First Event Exclusively Focused on the $3BL Music Licensing Marketplace, Bringing Together Key Music, TV, Film, Video Game Executives to Discuss Vital Business Issues, Network and Make Deals

June 6, 2013 – Sync Summit NY, the music licensing industry conference taking place at Soho House NY on June 19-20th, 2013, announced today its initial speaker lineup, sponsors and agenda.

The two-day event is the first of its kind, focusing on high-level discussions, networking and deal making between 150 of the top executives, artists, producers and composers representing the music, TV, film, video game, interactive, music, technology and related services.

Quote attributable to Neophonic Partner and 'Glee' music supervisor PJ Bloom:

“With everyone in the music industry increasingly focusing more on licensing, I believe the Sync Summit’s a stellar forum for discussing the evolving business of sync, and I’m looking forward to taking part in the inaugural event.”

Quote attributable to Summit Chair Mark Frieser:

“Sync Summit has been conceptualized from the ground up to give the people doing business in the music licensing marketplace a forum to speak candidly and with transparency about industry issues, to discover new solutions and, most importantly, to make new deals.”

The Sync Summit agenda covers topics that include branding, music discovery, the creative process, music placement, composition and scoring, business models, A&R and promotion through sync, legal issues and the international market.

Sync Summit NY also features end-of-day networking sessions and showcases of top musical talent including The Hipster Orchestra, The Boxer Rebellion, Spires, Thousand Hours and Sergio Krakowski and one-on-one discussions and demos from sponsors Getty Images Music (, Jingle Punks (http:/, The DA’s Office ( and HoriPro Entertainment Group (

Quote attributable to Melinda L. Lee, General Manager of Getty Images Music, a division of Getty Images (Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of imagery, video, music and other multimedia productions):

“Music supervisors, content creators and tastemakers have an increasing need for high quality and easily licensable music across all forms of the media and advertising markets. We are delighted to have the opportunity to engage the music licensing community at the Sync Summit and to work together to continue to develop the sync market.”

Sync Summit NY Keynote speakers are true leaders in the music licensing business:

➢    Karl Westman, Executive Music Producer, Ogilvy and Maher
➢    Cynthia Sexton, EVP Brand Partnerships and Licensing, Island Def Jam/Republic Label Groups
➢    Brian Lambert, EVP, Head of Film and Television, Universal Music Publishing Group
➢    Robert Kraft, Founder, Kraftbox Entertainment
➢    PJ Bloom, Partner, Neophonic

Participating companies include Ogilvy, Grey, BMG, Sony Computer Entertainment, NVPR, Shine America, Viacom, Major League Baseball, ABC, Fox, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, MTV, Getty Images Music, Warner Music Group, Jingle Punks, The DA’s Office and many more.

The event also features the first Sync Awards, recognizing innovation, creativity and excellence in the music licensing market.

Quote attributable to Anthony Martini, Founder, Pop-Up Music, and Music Manager at Jingle Punks:

“Whether it's our patented search technology or our kitchy viral stunts, at Jingle Punks, we always look to be disruptive and find new ways of doing business in this digital era. We're grateful that there are forums like sync summit that allow the exchange of ideas among like minded companies and executives.”

Sync Summit takes place twice yearly, in New York and Los Angeles (December 4-5), with satellite events and seminars in Europe and South America.

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