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We could not be more excited to launch this new workshop!!! Join the What Up Pitches team plus three music supervisors and guest music industry experts during this 2 month workshop where you will be creating a song while receiving feedback, learning new techniques, and building an invaluable intimate connection. Only 30 spots available.
Music Supervisor #1: Justin Kamps
Monster Sector Music Supervision is Music Supervisor Justin Kamps who has been working in the Film/TV Music Industry for over 10 years. In 2009, Justin joined Alexandra Patsavas and the team at Chop Shop Music Supervision as an intern and worked his way up from there. During his time at Chop Shop Justin earned credit as Music Supervisor on the shows Lucifer (Netflix), Another Life (Netflix), and Insatiable (Netflix), Co-Music Supervisor on the film A Futile and Stupid Gesture (Netflix), Music Coordinator on Z: The Beginning of Everything (Amazon), and uncredited work on a wide variety of projects like Scandal (ABC), How to Get Away With Murder (ABC), Supernatural (CW) and Council of Dads (NBC) amongst many others.
Prior to working at Chop Shop, Justin earned a Masters degree in Arts Management with an emphasis on Music Business from Columbia College Chicago. Outside of work he keeps his musical background alive by performing with multiple choirs in the Los Angeles area.
Music Supervisor #2: Sami Posner
TV & Film
Sami Posner is a music supervisor and songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. After attending Berklee and graduating top of her class from CSUN, Sami quickly found a place for herself in the world of music supervision working with veteran music supervisor and Guild of Music Supervisors President, Joel C. High at creative control entertainment.
At creative control, Sami has worked on a wide range of projects from TV to film to theater, including the Netflix record breaking film, “A Fall From Grace”. Currently, Sami is working on Tyler Perry’s new television series, “Sistas”, “Bruh”, “Ruthless”, and “The Oval” as well as the Nickelodeon series “Young Dylan” and Hallmark film “Christmas in Vienna”. She recently completed work with Joel C. High on the soon to be released blockbuster “Emperor” featuring the song “The Otherside” by Diane Warren and performed by Emeli Sande.
In addition to her supervision work, Sami works for the Guild of Music Supervisors, overseeing their six craft committees and helping host a mission to Los Angeles with CIMA including Canadian artists, songwriters, labels, and publishers.
Music Supervisor #3: Nick Keenan
Nick Keenan is an independent Music Supervisor and co-founder of Untitled Collective, an independent artist collective and incubator.
Previously, he served as the founding Head of Music for VMLY&R’s North America offices, responsible for overseeing creative music execution, music supervision, music production and deal negotiation across the agency network and client roster including Gatorade, New Balance, Wendy's, Brisk, Tennessee Department of Tourism, Electrolux/Frigidaire, Tyson, NAPA, Verisign, and many more.
Before joining VML, Nick was Music Producer for Leo Burnett, where duties included music supervision and music production across global clients Samsung, Marlboro, P&G, McDonald's, and others.
Career achievements include uniting brands and artists such as Samsung & Sylvan Esso, Hillshire Farm & John Denver, McDonald’s & SOPHIE, and Nintendo & Louis The Child, many pieces of which have been recognized by top-tier publications such as AdAge, Adweek, Ads of The World, SPIN, Billboard, Pitchfork, Fast Company, The Guardian, Pigeons and Planes, and many others. His work has previously received awards and shortlists across major industry shows including Cannes, the AAA, One Show, ADDYs, AICP, and AMP awards.
As an industry voice, he has led music and advertising panel discussions and workshops at numerous industry festivals including Nashville Film Festival, Durango Songwriters Expo and was selected as an Official Juror of the 2018 Clio Music Awards.
Prior to finding himself at the intersection of advertising and music, Nick was an independent artist with original releases and remixes via Columbia Records and French electronic music label, Kitsuné (Bloc Party, Phoenix, Boys Noize, La Roux).
In addition to Nick's work in the advertising and music community, his free time is spent working with emerging artists, writing and producing music.
Artist / Songwriter
Rayelle, Olly Anna and Lindsey Ray
Producer / Artist
Modernize your production game
Artist / Producer
Executive Director of the Guild of Music Supervisors
CEO & Founder
of Finessed Media
Artist / Sync Agent
For Goodness Sync
CRAFTING THE TUNE
“Crafting The Tune” is an 8-week, hands-on, creative journey where you’ll write a song based on an active project or TV show from one of 3 guest music supervisors. It will be an intimate workshop with only 30 spots available, where you will connect with the music supervisors and receive feedback along the way while the song is being created, as well as learn from special guests who are experienced songwriters, producers, and artists.
We’ll be with you every step of the way as you learn how to research shows you’d like to write music for, how to keep your lyrics unique and cool but also sync-friendly and how to present your music in a format that music supervisors will appreciate. We'll support you in your journey as you refine your creative process and discover your authentic voice in the sync world.
The workshop will start on February 1st and end on March 28th. We can't wait!
Week 1: Feb 1
Music Supervisor’s Introductions
Share your work and get to know others in the group
Research the TV shows and ads mentioned (we’ll share resources)
Decide which music supervisor you’d like to work with
Find your team or teams!
Week 2: Feb 8
Guest Topic: Writing with sync in mind and staying authentic
Split sheets, work for hire contracts, and backend deals
Choose a lyrical theme and reference songs
Start writing the song
Week 3: Feb 15
Guest Topic: Modern sounds and production techniques
How to use a reference track but still make it your own unique song
Share song demo for group feedback
Week 4: Feb 22
Guest Topic: Both the business and creative sides of clearance
Feedback from music supervisors
Work on revisions
Week 5: Mar 1
Guest Topic: Building connections & relationships
Sync events that you should know about
Continue working on revising the tracks and developing the production
Week 6: Mar 8
Guest Topic: Entrepreneurship and business
Building your brand, marketing
Week 7: Mar 15
Guest Topic: The art of pitching (How to get your emails/DMs opened)
Emails, subject line, general tips
Week 8: Mar 22
Final listening session with Music Supervisors
Discussion about agencies/publishers
What you will get in a nutshell:
- Mentorship from music supervisors
- Advice from weekly music industry experts
- Feedback from the WUP team and peers
- A tight and reliable community
- Weekly sync tips, videos & material that we've never shared before
- Inspiration & motivation
- Office hours
By the end of the 8 weeks you will have finished a song inspired by a project described by the music supervisors who will be joining us. Along the way, the music supervisor will give you feedback and you will be able to craft your song and show them the final result. The WUP team will guide you and we will be doing research, listening to demos and reference songs, discussing lyric themes and production techniques, and talking about the next steps to pitch your song/s and take your business to the next level.