Expert advice from the world of sync to Manchester songwriters and composers

Free-to-attend evening sees experts from across the music industry share advice and knowledge with local artists

Daniel Jones speaking at a PRS for Music Panel

Have you ever wanted to write for a TV show or create music for advertising? PRS for Music is visiting Manchester to offer a free event for local music creators on Tuesday 6 February. 

Following a string of successful panels throughout 2017 in Liverpool, Leeds and Hull, How To: Place Your Music In Films And TV, the first event of 2018, will take place in the Northern Quarter’s Band On The Wall, one of the cornerstones of the city’s thriving music and cultural landscape for the greater part of a century.

As part of the special panel, experienced speakers from across the world of ‘sync’ will divulge everything attendees have ever wanted to know about getting music used in film, on TV shows and in adverts. Collectively, the panellists have placed music across a whole range of media, from The Only Way is Essex through to videogames, as well as adverts for McDonald’s, travel company TUI and Nike. 

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There is something special about getting your music on the screen – whether it’s in a memorable advert or a dramatic moment in the latest hit period series. This panel will discuss everything from planning your pitch to the world of sync rights and making sure you get paid. As a membership organisation, PRS for Music doesn’t just collect royalties on your behalf, we’re also here for creators to turn to for advice and education on the music business.

Daniel Jones, PRS for Music’s Education & Outreach Manager for the North of England

While the event is free, space is limited so please ensure you book a place online if you wish to attend. Both non-members and PRS for Music members are encouraged to attend.

Event details

6.15pm: Doors Open

6.45pm – 7.45pm: How To Manage Your PRS Account

The workshop is intended for PRS for Music members and potential members, and will take you through key areas of our website, explaining the essential functions you will need to carry out to get the most out of your PRS membership, registering works to claiming unpaid royalties.

8pm – 9pm: Panel – How To Place Your Music in Films and TV

Have you ever wanted to write for a TV show or create music for advertising? The area of ‘sync’ rights has become increasingly important in recent years for songwriters as both a valuable income stream and also for raising their profile, but it’s still a mystery for many artists how music is sourced and selected. This panel will be discussing everything you need to know to prepare, pitch and place your songs for television in the UK and around the world and the important matter of making sure that you get paid. 

Panellists

  • Daniel Jones (PRS for Music – Moderator)
  • Dave Newton (Media Account Manager, PRS for Music
  • Rachel Wood (Woodwork Music)
  • Patrick Cloherty (Sentric Music)
  • Danny Champion (Music Supervisor) 

9pm – 10pm: Networking

The evening closes with a networking session.