Music to Your Ears
Music. Film. Music and Film.
Do you live in New Mexico? Are you a musician? Do you like movies? If you answered “Yes” to all of these questions, this information is for you (if not, move on to Rob Brezny’s Free Will Astrology).
On Sept. 18 and 19, Hollywood will attempt to harvest the ripe sonic fruit of New Mexico's tax incentive-supported loins with the Music in Film Summit, brought to you by a partnership between the New Mexico Music Commission and the City of Albuquerque Film Office. The summit aims to familiarize and involve homegrown musicians, songwriters and composers with the music side of the film industry. Said industry representatives include folks from Recording Academy, FOX, Disney and Paramount. Day 1 includes a film screening at KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) at 4 p.m., followed by a meet-and-greet at One Up Elevated Lounge (301 Central NW) from 5 to 7 p.m. Day 2 is a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.-ish situation at the KiMo. It features five panel discussions on topics like film and music lingo, music supervision and song placement, and unlocking the mysteries of working in the biz.
While the summit is for learning about the film industry, participants are invited to leave press kits and CDs, which will later be sent to attending panelists.
The Music in Film Summit is free, but space is limited, so please register in advance by e-mailing Ann Lerner at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information go to newmexicomusic.org.