Aim sync

AIM Sync returns virtually for 2021

Panel discussions and presentations will cover topics including sync opportunities on emerging tech platforms, engaging with the US sync market, new opportunities for music in gaming and VR, and using music classifications ethically.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 11 Nov 2020
  • min read

AIM has announced the first sessions and speakers of AIM Sync, which is returning for 2021 as a virtual event.

Taking place on 11 February 2021, this will mark the global conference’s second year as a virtual event, following its rapid online adaptation in 2020.

The full-day conference will feature prominent international music supervisors in film, gaming, TV, advertising, brands, and more.

These expert speakers will share insights on the current sync and brands landscape as well as taking part in masterclasses, listening sessions, workshops and networking sessions. 

Confirmed speakers and networkers join the conference from companies including: BT Sport, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Mute Song, Ninja Tune, Domino Recording and Publishing Co, 2WEI, Elephant Music, Musicians' Union, Air-Edel, Secret Road, Wake the Town & Theodore, Create London, Redfive/Atlantic Screen Group, Stoddart Music, IMPEL, Trailer Park, Too Young Music, DMG Clearances, Plutonic Group Syncs, ThinkSync Music, Ohlogy, Eyehear and Native Music. 

Listening sessions will give attendees a chance to get direct feedback on their music and how it is suited for sync opportunities direct from the decision-making music supervisors themselves.

Following their successful introduction last year, two informal sync awards will be presented at the end of the event to shine a spotlight on the use of independent music in the sync and brand landscape, ‘Independent Sync of the Year’ and ‘Music Supervisor of the Year’. ‘Independent Sync of the Year’ will go to an independent label or self-releasing artist who secured an exceptional sync during the last year, and will be judged by top music supervisors from The Guild of Music Supervisors’ community, while ‘Music Supervisor of the Year’ will be judged by a panel of experts from the AIM membership. Submissions are open now, free for all ticketholders.

Subsidised tickets are completely free for full AIM Members (Rightsholders and Distributors) as well as Friends of AIM. Following the launch of AIM’s new Associate Membership tier for clients of its Distributor Members in January 2021, tickets will be available to Associate Members at a 50 percent discount on the non-member price. Non-members can purchase tickets for £50. All tickets can be purchased here.