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CD Baby Pre-Conference Panel: Getting Your Music in Ads, TV, and Film, in collaboration with ChicagoMade Music Collective

Interested in getting your music placed into commercials, films, and television? Don’t miss the CD Baby Pre-Conference Panel: Getting Your Music in Ads, TV, and Film, in collaboration with ChicagoMade Music Collective held at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602, from noon to 2:00pm on Friday, September 30th and presented by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in collaboration with CD Baby, GLOBALMIXX, 2112, Artists and Brands, CMN Events, and Dynasty Podcasts. Admission is FREE. The center of conversation will be focusing on music placement and how to make the right pitch to the right people that gets your music to a bigger audience. CD Baby’s DIY Musician Blog Editor Chris Robley will serve as moderator.

Chris Robley is an award-winning poet, songwriter, and producer. He is also the editor of CD Baby’s DIY Musician Blog and a frequent guest on the DIY Musician Podcast. His orchestral indie-pop music has been praised by The LA Times, KCRW, No Depression, The Boston Globe, Performer, and more. Robley’s poetry has been published in literary journals such as POETRY Magazine and Prairie Schooner.

Attendees will learn:

- How independent artists use opportunities in sync to jumpstart their careers and reach new audiences.

- How the process of music creation and selection for commercials, films and television really works and why certain tracks get placed over others.

- How global brands–from McDonald’s to Gatorade–use the power of music to build their brands and customer loyalty.

Panelists include:

CHRIS CLARK – Director of Music, Leo Burnett
Chris Clark is responsible for music strategy, creative music supervision, deal negotiation and licensing execution across the ad agency client roster, including Samsung, Kellogg’s, Allstate, Nintendo, Coke, McDonald’s, Firestone, Marshall’s and more. He worked on the music creative and deal negotiation to bring together brands and artists like Sylvan Esso & Samsung, McDonald’s & Moon Taxi, Samsung & Lorde, and Sprint & Wilco.

BONNY DOLAN - Managing Director/Executive Producer at Comma Music
Bonny is a key figure between brands and bands in the areas of original music, supervision and licensing. Her work has been featured in hundreds of campaigns for iconic brands, such as Hershey’s, Apple, Nike, Coke, Nintendo, and Canon. Bonny is a governor for the Midwest Board of the Recording Academy.

IRA ANTELIS – Co-Founder/CEO, Artists & Brands/Jira Productions
Ira Antelis is a composer and music industry professional with more than 30 years of experience in the world of advertising and commercial music, as well as the co-founder of successful music-based venture Artists & Brands. He wrote “Be Like Mike” for Gatorade and has acted as the music director for Leo Burnett Worldwide for 11 years.

Melissa Chapman specializes in music supervision and licensing for film, advertising and other media. She has worked on campaigns for Hershey and the Vancouver Olympics, as well as cleared songs for the Sundance favorite “The Fits,” as well as “LOEV,” “Listen Up Philip,” “Donald Cried” and more. Groove Garden is an all-women operation specializing in music supervision and licensing.

Featured Performer - Caleb Taylor

This Panel is a part of the 2nd Annual CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference to be held at the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605, on Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. Tickets for the Conference are available at the following link here. This is a definite must attend event for any aspiring musician or any professional in the entertainment industry looking to gain in-depth knowledge.

Don’t miss Chicago Music Magazine’s in-depth interviews with Conference attendees and speakers; previews of sessions, products, and music; and, reviews from each day’s proceedings.