Matchmaking: The One on One Sessions – Part II

BMIM is all about making connections. That is, in fact, one of the main goals of BMIM’s existence. This year we may not be able to see each other physically, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t act as a facilitator and enabler for meaningful connections. Over the years BMIM has proved to be able to place like-minded, creative people together who in their turn create positive and useful contacts.

One on Ones are perfect if you want the opinion and feedback of an experienced professional about your project, want to discuss the future of the industry, make a deal, talk about your expertise and passion, want to create an impact and, well, we think you catch our drift. A One on One enables you to connect and create, and we’re not saying that it will change the world, but it could be the start of some beautiful, original and mind-blowing music. So, let’s connect. Together.

Names this year include Terese Gustafsson (Pusher Music), director Eline Jongsma (Jongsma & O’Neill), Ben Sumner (Feel for Music), Head of Creative Jenna Fentimen (Manners McDade), music supervisor Jesper Gadeberg, producer Pirkse Bergsma and many more.

You can request up to 3 meetings in total, so only select your favourites. As soon as the Matchmaking closes, we will create all matches based on motivation messages (will pop-up once you request a meeting) and interests of our professionals. We are aiming to match everyone with one favourite professional, but we unfortunately can’t make hard promises. There are a limited number of places so please register your interest asap, at the very latest before July 1.

Questions? Feel free to contact us through info@buma-music-in-motion.nl.

Speakers

Ben Sumner (Owner, Feel for Music, UK)

Founder of music consultancy, Feel for Music, Ben Sumner is a music supervisor specializing in the field of video games. Twice voted Music Week Music Supervisor of the Year for Video Games and winner of a number of awards for music creation and supervision across gaming, advertising and radio. Ben has worked on music for numerous games franchises including Assassin’s Creed, Just Cause, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Far Cry, Final Fantasy, Life is Strange to name just a few. As well as numerous other projects including work for Google, Jaguar and the BBC. Having started out as a DJ/producer over 20 years ago, his career has spanned numerous artist and media projects in a variety of roles. Career highlights include remixing Candi Staton’s ‘You’ve Got The Love’, working with Florence & The Machine (Final Fantasy XV), Dua Lipa (Jaguar) and Daughter (Life Is Strange) and voicing a character for CBBC!

Jesper Gadeberg (Music Supervisor, DE)

Award winning music stylist Jesper Gadeberg is a Copenhagen based music supervisor working in advertising & TV. Having worked for directors such as Michel Gondry – Jonathan Glazer - Martin Werner, TRAKTOR & Martin De Thurah and many others. He is a 3 time winner for ‘best use of music’ at the Music + Sound Awards. Judging at advertising festivals. Speaker at Midem, ESNS & Cannes Lions etc. on how to get your music placed in advertising. Also used as a source for articles published in The Huffington Post.

Terese Gustafsson (Creative Pusher Music, DE)

Terese Gustafsson is the Creative Manager in Europe for PUSHER, a modern hydra of sync licensing, bespoke composition, and label & publishing services based in Los Angeles & Berlin. It’s stable of producers, artists, DJ’s, composers and songwriters, license or create original music and sound design. Recent works include Film Trailer and Promo campaigns like: White Lines, The Joker, Saint Maude & Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. And Advertising and Gaming campaigns like VW, Call Of Duty & Audi. Currently based in Berlin, Terese keeps an eye out for interesting producers, artists, and composers as well as help build and maintain relations with European clientele and creatives.

Eline Jongsma & Kel O'Neill (Director Jongsma + O'Neill, NL)

Married documentary directors Kel O’Neill (USA) and Eline Jongsma (NL) launched their production company Jongsma + O’Neill in 2012 with the Emmy-nominated interactive documentary series Empire, which won acclaim for its hallucinatory exploration of contemporary colonialism. They followed up with the VR experience The Ark, which earned awards for its sensitive portrayal of the plight of the endangered northern white rhino, and scored a distribution deal with Hulu. The Taiwan-shot video installation What Goes Up // Must Come Down came next, and landed the coveted spot of the New York Film Festival’s closing night experience. Today, Jongsma + O’Neill have secured their place as sought-after creators working at storytelling’s bleeding edge. They are Tim Hetherington Visionary Award winners; hold fellowships from The Economist Media Lab, The Sundance Institute's New Frontier Program, and the Eisenhower Fellowships; and have exhibited work at the world’s most important museums and festivals.

Jenna Fentimen (Head of Creative, Manners McDade Music Publishing and Artist Management LLP, UK)

After her BA in English and Classical Studies at the University of Bristol, Jenna began her career in production music at Deep East Music, representing catalogues as well as managing bespoke projects. She then moved to bespoke music house Wake The Town in 2015, opening their Amsterdam office, and music supervising global campaigns and also with Dutch brands. After returning to London, Jenna continued to music supervise and produce, with both London and Amsterdam-based clients, before joining Manners McDade in 2018 as Music & Composition Producer. She founded the Women Composers’ Forum in Autumn 2018, organising workshops, panels and networking events for members. The Women Composers’ Forum has since merged with the LA-founded Alliance For Women Film Composers, with Jenna named UK Director of Relations and elected to the AWFC board. In 2019 Jenna was awarded a place in the shesaid.so Alternative Power 100 List, and in 2020 became the Music Industry Advocate for under-represented talent directory, Free The Work.

Pirke Bergsma (Producer, Pirke Productions, NL)

Pirke is founder of Pirke Productions (www.pirkeproductions.com) and is a creative commercial producer for international agencies and brands and also a music producer/composer. He works in advertising for over 20 years producing and directing (sometimes award winning) films for brands like Samsung, Adidas, Mitsubishi, Coca-Cola, Google.

Dan Koplowitz (Founder, Friendly Fire Licensing, US)

Dan Koplowitz has been involved with the music industry in one way or another for the past twenty years. He is based in Los Angeles and owns the boutique sync agency Friendly Fire Licensing, which represents about fifty labels and publishing catalogues from throughout the world for inclusion in TV shows, movies, commercials, and video games. In 2018 he landed hundreds of sync placements, from TV theme songs to film trailers to major international ad campaigns. Dan previously ran the indie label Friendly Fire Recordings (Asobi Seksu, the Phenomenal Handclap Band, Faunts). He manages a number of bands and focuses primarily on working with international acts in the USA.