Ever want to know more about how music gets picked for movies, TV shows, video games and commercials? BrooklynVegan is presenting a panel-discussion called "Sounds on the Screen: A Behind the Scenes Look at Music Supervision" on October 23 at Brooklyn Central Library’s Dweck Auditorium (the same place were we had our NYC concert bookers panel back in June). It's free (RSVP).

Actor, comedian, musician and BV contributor Dave Hill (whose band Valley Lodge do the theme song for Last Week Tonight With John Oliver) will host the panel which includes guests:

  • Meghan Currier of Search Party Music, music supervisor on Mozart in the Jungle, Vinyl, Boardwalk Empire, and Richard Linklater's Boyhood and Everybody Wants Some, plus lots more.
  • Peter Gannon  of We Are Walker which specializes in original music, licensing, and creative strategy. Peter has also been the Executive Music Producer at McCann Erickson, Music Producer at Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, and Music Producer at Ogilvy, NY. He is also a musician, and a video director. In 2013, he received a SXSW Interactive Award for “The Quietest Show on Earth”, acoustic performances for the benefit of the National Parks Conservancy Association.
  • Mike Ladman, music supervisor at advertising agency Droga5 where current projects include Google Pixel commercials (music by Prince, Lou Reed, Anderson .Paak, tUnE-yArDs and more included). Before Droga5, he was a music producer at McCann Erickson for nearly seven years where he helped provide music for all of McCann’s accounts, such as Microsoft, Verizon, MasterCard, Jose Cuervo and many more.
  • Zach Pollakoff, VP Senior Music Director at Townhouse/Grey where he has worked on Cannes Lion and Emmy-winning work for Gillette, DirecTV, Ketel One, the NFL, Canon, Crown Royal, and many more. His experience also includes working at Beggars Group, and running his own label, Twosyllable Records.
  • Abby Rubin, Licensing Director at the Beggars Group where she handles advertising & video game sync for the labels XL, Matador, Rough Trade, 4AD, Young Turks and True Panther.

Plus, one more panelist to be announced!

"Sounds on Screen" is dedicated to the memory of BV contributor and our great friend Ryan Barkan, who was a music supervisor at Droga5 and represented so many artists including Nirvana, Def Leppard and Hall & Oates.

The panel goes from 6 - 8 PM and is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there, but if you can't make it in person it will stream live via the BPL's Facebook and YouTube Channel.

RSVP and more info HERE.


Meanwhile Brooklyn Central Library is also hosting "Genderful!: Exploring Gender Through Art" which happens Saturday, October 14 from noon - 2 PM in the Youth Wing and is "a space for kids ages 6-12 and their caregivers to explore gender through art and creativity." Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace will perform a kid-friendly set, and other activities include:

Workshop with ray ferreira and the Octavia Project
Mad-lib style storytelling with Harvey Katz
Reading corner for the gender curious
Hands-on collaborative zine making
Resource fair of local grassroots LGBTQ orgs including Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Anti-Violence Project, Hetrick-Martin Institute and Brooklyn Community Pride.
If You Want It kids' merch

"Genderful!" is free and open to the public. More info is here and the flyer is below.


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