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Continuing the Discussion on How to Submit Music to Supervisors


(The  DiBona Family Distance Learning Center)

3:00pm - 4:00pm

with Jonathan Leahy ('Girls', 'Fruitvale Station', 'Survivor's Remorse') 

and Sarah Scarlata (411 Music Group')


If you're looking to pitch music to music supervisors, metadata is some of the most important pieces of information you will need assemble. The Guild of Music Supervisors has some suggested standards on metadata, cue sheet information, and folder labeling to help make your pitch the most effective that it can be. Join Jonathan and Sarah as they cover these standards and offer some solutions on how to improve your metadata game using various software. 

Jonathan Leahy

Music Supervisor, Aperture Music

Jonathan Leahy is a film and television music supervisor best known for his work on the HBO series Girls, Ryan Coogler’s debut feature film Fruitvale Station, and LeBron James’ original series Survivor’s Remorse.  His credits as music coordinator at Aperture Music also include Community, New Girl, Togetherness, Love, Neighbors, Trainwreck and the AMC series Preacher, based on the beloved comic.


Leahy is also an award-winning composer and producer, scoring Daniel Stamm’s A Necessary Death and providing theme songs for The Millers (CBS) and Mountain Movers (National Geographic). In addition to to his own material, he's recorded and mixed live performances from an impressive list of artists including Rick Ross and Janelle Monae.  He continues to record, produce, and remix, operating a private studio in the heart of Hollywood, CA.

Sarah Scarlata

411 Music Group 

Sarah Scarlata is a Los Angeles-based music professional and is the Director of Creative Sync Licensing at 411 Music Group.  Her musical background spans over many years and multiple facets of the music industry.  Sarah’s experience from both sides of the studio glass as a performer, composer, producer and educator makes for a unique and enthusiastic approach to pitching and signing music for advertising, film, and television productions.


Sarah started playing gigs as a drummer in Worcester, Massachusetts at age 16 which led her to major in Drum Set Performance at Berklee College of Music after high school graduation.  Her foray into the music business began with booking gigs and promoting her bands Glider and Rain Fur Rent resulting in proposals from five major record labels in 2005.  After more than a decade setting the beat on stage and various music teaching jobs, she decided to pursue music licensing and publishing.  


Scarlata joined the 5 Alarm Music team in 2007 with a focus on creative metadata and asset management working her way up to becoming a Music Director and Producer.  Her eight year tenure at 5 Alarm Music and current position at 411 Music Group has yielded music placements in Godzilla, Guilt, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Into The Badlands, NCIS New Orleans, Mad Men, The Leftovers, Better Call Saul, Masters of Sex, Ray Donovan, The Blacklist, Anchorman 2 trailer, Dallas Buyers Club trailer, national ad campaigns for Dodge and Adidas, among many others.  Her composition placements include Tower Heist, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock, The Affair, Chicago Fire, Rizzoli & Isles, Halt And Catch Fire, 2015 March Madness national ad campaign for AT&T, The General Car Insurance, Tampax and Ball Jars.

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