TECH TOOLS OF THE TRADE
An overview and comparison of common technological tools and resources available to and utilized by music supervisors, licensing companies, and more. Technology can play a vital role in streamlining workflow to reduce cost and save time—and who doesn’t need more of that?
Featuring Sean Mulligan (Music Supervisor, 'Meadowlands', 'Criminal Activities', 'Welcome To Me') and Josh Marcy (Media Arts Lab)
Sean is a music executive with over 20 years experience in publishing and licensing. He has placed music in hundreds of film productions, television series, broadcast ads, promos, trailers and video games; and more recently completed music supervision on the films Welcome To Me, Zipper, Criminal Activities and Meadowland.
Sean began his career in Toronto working for the music division of film production company Alliance Entertainment. He later joined the Songwriters Association of Canada as executive director and editor for Songwriters Magazine, where he founded Songposium, a nationally touring series of educational events for creators before relocating to Los Angeles.
He joined Hollywood-based music publisher and master representation company Media Creature Music for his first U.S. adventure, but was soon after invited to help break ground on the Los Angeles operation for then newly founded music publisher ole Songs where he served as general manager. Now a partner in Rock Steady Music, Sean works with a host of respected international artists, composers, labels and publishers, as well as studio and producer clients, to bring great music to picture.
(Media Arts Lab)
Josh Marcy is a music supervisor at Media Arts Lab in Los Angeles - Apple’s agency of record. Recent projects there include the Apple Music launch and a Grammys spot for iPad featuring Elliphant and the Gaslamp Killer. He has worked for over a decade with composers and artists to create music for clients such as Cadillac, Pepsi and Nike, among many others. Time spent representing European catalog for sync also led to curating Adult Swim’s landmark UK electronic compilation “Unclassified”. As a record producer and engineer, Josh has enjoyed working with artists including Hanni El Khatib, DJ Harvey and Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band - a Thai marching band he discovered on YouTube that subsequently topped the World music charts.