BASCA is hosting a ‘Question Time’ style debate to discuss current issues affecting music writers composing for media including film, TV, adverts and gaming.
A panel of top professional media composers will take questions from the floor and offer their experienced perspective on your industry concerns.
The panel will consist of five acclaimed composers:
Mark has been a professional composer for 30 years and has also worked as a journalist, sound engineer, scriptwriter, radio presenter and voiceover artist. He has composed for television, video, commercials, library, live events and installations and was a founder director of BASCA, serving on its board for 15 years. Mark was a director of British Music Rights, the music industry political lobbying body and forerunner of UK Music.
Paul is one of the UK’s most successful media composers. In a career spanning 25 years he has composed music for some of the biggest programmes on British Television. From Dancing On Ice, Gladiators, Fort Boyard, Ant and Dec’s Push The Button to The Chase, The Jerry Springer Show, and The BBC’s most successful international format of all time; The Weakest Link which was broadcast in 97 countries and over 12 years on British Television racked up 1693 episodes.
Gavin has had a varied musical career over the last 25 years – highlights include music for the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, theme and underscore for BBC TV series Bugs, Disney's EPCOT Millennium Celebration and Reflections of Earth (used in ABC:2000, leading to an accidental Emmy win), songs with Bryan Adams for DreamWorks’ movie Spirit and the adaptation of Hans Zimmer’s Gladiator theme into the song Il Gladiatore which Luciano Pavarotti sung on his final album.
Anne is an award-winning composer for film and television. With an eclectic style derived from her love of contemporary classical, indie rock, and electronic music, Anne has scored a wide range of films including action-thrillers, emotional dramas, cutting edge documentaries and natural history. Anne has recently completed the score for CAPTIVE – a dark and thrilling 8-part series for Netflix, by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), Simon Chinn (Man on Wire) and Jonathan Chinn (American High).
Paul is a British writer, producer, and composer, widely recognised for his pioneering work with Orbital. Over the span of their 25 year career at the forefront of electronic music, Orbital toured extensively and released eight albums. As Orbital, Paul composed material for movies and television, including Event Horizon, The Saint, The Beach, Octane and Pusher. His commercial clients include Volkswagen, Rolex, and Ralph Lauren. Most recently, Paul scored Season 2 of Peaky Blinders.
If you do want to submit specific questions for discussion ahead of the event please either include the question/s when registering your place on the Eventbrite form below or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. There will also be a chance to ask questions during the event.
Some possible topics to be discussed and perhaps inspiration for your own questions include:
Synchronisation and brand partnerships
The business of music
Publishing and rights acquisition
Recording with live musicians in the UK and abroad
Technology and the evolving landscape
Higher education courses for media composition
Agents and representation
The Media Executive Committee and its role within BASCA