Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The MusicNext Forum Track

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Salon I

Music in Internet and Streaming, TV, Films and Games: Rights & Licensing on All Platforms - Including Rates for Songwriters, Publishers & Record Companies

Brian Wahlund, Chief Strategy Officer, Jingle Punks

Scott Cresto, Executive Vice President of Synchronization and Marketing, Reservoir

Daniel Indart, Composer, Jane The Virgin(ABC), Forever (ABC) and The Blacklist (NBC)
Brooke Wentz, founder, The Rights Workshop

Bill Brown, Award Winning Composer

Paul Goldman, CEO, Muserk

Simone Benyacar, Head of the Music Department, Ant Farm

Art Chang, Founder and CEO, Tipping Point Partners, Moderator

body of work includes supervisory roles in properties on Fox, ABC, NBC, and MTV among others, along with a stint traversing the world in 2006-2007 running branded content for a litany of Red Bull’s global properties. He’s been brought on to craft strategy to continue to grow Jingle Punks both here in the USA, in Los Angeles where he’s based, and throughout the world.


Scott Cresto, Executive Vice President of Synchronization and Marketing, Reservoir; Reservoir Executive Vice President of Synchronization and Marketing Scott Cresto has held executive positions at Warner/Chappell Music and, more recently, Chrysalis Music Group, where he oversaw sync licensing opportunities across platforms in TV, film, commercials, video games, film trailers, soundtracks, and special market projects as the company's SVP of Film & Television and A&R. During Scott's tenure at Chrysalis, the company's sync licensing revenue grew by 200%, while his A&R work saw the discovery and signings of the popular acts Beach House, TV on the Radio, JBM, Correatown, Richard Walters, Psapp, and songwriter Andy Stochnasky (Goo Goo Dolls, Josh Groban, Shannon Noll). In addition to his role at Reservoir, Scott continues to run Music Alternatives, a synchronization placement company he founded in 2008. The Music Alternatives roster includes dozens of acts and labels whose music has been placed in prominent features like Twilight: Breaking Dawn,  CBS'How I Met Your Mother, ABC's Grey's Anatomy, NBC's Parenthood, ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, and several others.


Daniel Indart:  Music expert and entrepreneur recently expanded his business into the content world with Creative Media Development Group, a company which develops content with Latino themes, characters, and stories that are positive, inspiring, and historically accurate. The targets is the general American market with a special focus on the English-dominant and bilingual Latino American market segments.  Indart also owns Latin Music Specialists, the label and its subsidiaries provide the number one solution for Film, TV, and Advertising producers looking for high quality Latin music. Their mission includes continually discovering, developing, producing, distributing, and promoting new and exciting Latin artists.  Indart Music & Sound is another company under the Indart entertainment umbrella, which provides original music and sound design for leading companies worldwide. Our team of composers and sound designers comes from the record business as well as the top ranks of the feature film world.


Rights Workshop founder Brooke Wentz is an award-winning music supervisor, intellectual property rights executive and international music expert with more than 25 years experience working in the media, film and recording industries. Her career includes Music Director for ESPN, A&R Manager at Arista Records, and work as an on-air radio host for NPR. This year she launched a new curated platform of international music for licensing called Seven Seas Music. This venture is an outgrowth from her work as a Billboard award winning producer of numerous, critically-acclaimed world music recordings. She is also the author of the book Hey, That’s My Music: Music Supervision, Licensing and Content Acquisition (Hal Leonard), a comprehensive guide to music licensing and copyright issues. Brooke speaks frequently on the creative process and the state of music licensing in New Media and digital technology. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA, magna cum laude, from Barnard College.


Paul Goldman, CEO, Muserk: Paul Goldman is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for music, technology and entrepreneurship. His current venture leverages the power of music through technology to reimagine the future of music licensing.  Over the past 20 years he has founded companies such as Goo Media Group, Muserk, Ormia Sound Labs, Ear Goo Inc, Eye Goo, Inc, Element Design LLC, His clients include global brands such as MTV Networks, VH1, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz, Verizon, Volvo, Nintendo, Visa, AT&T, Nokia, Citibank, Stella Artois, FedEx, Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, Sony, Universal, ESPN, BRAVO, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Super Bowl, among many others. Paul has been linked to almost every industry award, including the Emmy, Oscar, Clio, ADDY, Promax/BDA, New York Festival, Art Directors Club, Beacon, and Telly Award.


Bill Brown is an award-winning composer and creative force behind the musical scores of fan- favorite TV, film and video game thrillers, dramas and super-hero adventures. Widely recognized for his experimental approach to developing a unique sound and for creating dynamic orchestral landscapes, Bill is best known for composing the compelling musical backdrop for all nine seasons of the hit CBS series CSI: NY. His music will soon be heard on season two of Syfy’s post-apocalyptic thriller, Dominion.  Bill’s passion for composing is followed closely by his interest in cutting-edge sound technology. Developers regularly approach him to beta-test new music and sound design products, and he is considered by many in the music community as the go-to resource when a product or technology recommendation is needed. It’s no surprise that he’ll soon be exploring the capabilities of Moog Music’s limited reissue of classic modular synthesizers within the epic orchestral settings of his upcoming projects.  The results of his passion for creating cinematic themes and compelling new sounds can be found throughout his captivating and powerful electronic and orchestral scores. This is especially true for a large swathe of his work that includes Bill’s score for Marvel’s video game Captain America: Super Soldier. Nominated for Best Original Music at the Canadian Video Game Awards, this score exemplifies his creative talent for developing thrilling, complex orchestral music that combines heroic themes with eerie, pulsing cinematic atmospheres.  A wealth of other popular titles in the gaming world owe their brilliant scores to Bill. This includes The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction from Vivendi Universal, the action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein, and Command & Conquer: Generals. Bill received a Golden Reel Nomination for Best Music for Lineage II: Gracia – The 2nd Throne, and has won awards from the ITVA, BMI, and Music4Games. His scores have also received award nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, L.A. Weekly, and the Game Audio Network Guild.  Bill’s repertoire includes music for suspense and drama features. He composed scores for The Devil's Tomb, starring Cuba Gooding Jr.; Dark Prophecy, directed by Anthony Zuiker; Brother's Keeper, Dermaphoria, and Trapped. His credits also includes the French language independent film Layover, which premiered to glowing reviews and excited audiences at the Seattle International Film Festival in June of 2014.  As Josh Mills and TJ Amato, the directors of Brother’s Keeper, exclaimed, "The level of passion Bill put into this score far exceeded anything we could have expected, and it shows. Watching the way that each of these cues was masterfully put together truly was a work of art.”


Art Chang is the Founder and CEO of Tipping Point Partners, a hybrid incubator and investment company, based in New York City. Tipping Point is the founder or co-founder in startups at the intersection of government, education and industry, including media and games. Art’s media startups have included production boutique Splendid Television (Dreamworks); music social network pioneer Haystack Music; digital cookbook recipe service Cookstr (Macmillan); and TV post-production workflow and metadata engine Qwire. Art is also a New York City campaign finance official who is active in tech education. @achangnyc

Brian Wahlund, Chief Strategy Officer, Jingle Punks: Brian Wahlund comes to Jingle Punks having successfully criss-crossed the worlds of television, film, commercial production, and branded entertainment for the bulk of his Hollywood career. Having met CEO Jared Gutstadt in 2005 in NYC while Co-Executive Producer at FUSE, the two immediately struck up a personal friendship focused around Brian’s groupie-like following of Jared’s old band Group Sounds – and through a shared love-hate relationship surrounding Jared’s insistence on using the edit suite as a personal storage locker for his amp collection. Brian’s