METADATA STANDARDS

Presented by Laura Katz (Music Supervisor, 'The Grey', 'That Awkward Moment') and Lauren Ross (Terrorbird Media)

Laura Katz
(Music Supervisor)

As Head of Music Supervision for CORD / Cutting Edge Group's Los Angeles, office, Laura Katz oversees their music supervision services, including feature films, TV shows, video games, and other visual media projects. Music department services include bespoke composition, production, sonic branding, clearance, licensing, legal advice, soundtrack album releases, and more. She personally music supervises about 10 feature films and other visual media projects per year. Some notable film projects include The Grey (music supervision), That Awkward Moment (music supervision), Stuck in Love (music supervision), and Chef (music clearance and licensing). She also recently completed working on Insomniac Games' Xbox One game, Sunset Overdrive. Upcoming projects include Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Lily James, Matt Smith) and The Outskirts (Victoria Justice, Eden Sher).

Additionally, she works with directors and producers to create opportunities for original songs in films. The original end title song "It's No Mistake" from The Right Kind of Wrong, which she music supervised, won the MEILLEURE CHANSON ORIGINALE (Achievement in Music - Original Song) award at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2014.

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Lauren Ross
(Terrorbird Media)

Lauren Ross grew up on a river in Virginia, playing woodwinds, brass, guitar, and whatever else she could get her hands on.  After graduating from Berklee College of Music, she moved to the drizzly hippie/punk town of Olympia, WA.  She spent several years working at Kill Rock Stars in Olympia then New York, while also managing St. Vincent and assistant-managing Laura Veirs and Thao With The Get Down Stay Down.  Having started the in-house sync licensing department at KRS, she eventually migrated to Terrorbird Media, establishing their sync licensing department in 2009.  She founded Terrorbird Publishing the following year, and is proud to represent many of her favorite labels and artists.  She currently lives in LA, running Terrorbird's licensing and publishing departments and playing music in her garage.