Trailer Talk with Bobby Gumm (Q&A)

Placing and composing music for trailers is one of the most dynamic and lucrative elements in film and television production. Between custom music commissions, haunting cover versions, full cinematic score, minimalist electronic beds, huge sound design, and every genre in between, it creates compelling opportunities for composers, catalogue holders, production music creatives and songwriters to work on the razor’s edge of creativity. In this unmissable session, one of the best in the business will share his experience finding and placing music in trailers, as well as offering addressable pathways to pitch music into this part of the screen media landscape, and chatting about the ongoing challenges the industry faces during lockdown and opportunities these challenges present for music rights holders.

This session is on invitation only.


Bobby Gumm (VP of Music, Trailer Park, US)

Bobby is a Vice President at Trailer Park, one of the largest advertising agencies in the world, where he oversees all things music. With over fifteen years of music supervision experience, Gumm has supervised hundreds of trailers/campaigns ranging from massive summer tent pole films to indie hits. Some of his more recent highlights include trailers for Wonder Woman 1984, Stranger Things, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Baby Driver, Coco, Suicide Squad and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Moderator: Mark Gordon (Founder, Score Draw Music, UK)

Mark runs Score Draw Music; a multi-award-winning composition company working in film, television, advertising and animation. The last 12 months have seen the company complete scores for projects including the Liam Neeson and Kenneth Brannagh narrated film ‘Lost Lives’, animated shows for Nickelodeon and PBS Kids, as well as documentaries such as filmmaker Mark Cousin’s “The Troubles on Film” and a series of ongoing commissions for the BBC. Historically the company’s work spans everything from song writing with Dolly Parton for children’s media, thought to a co-write in the 2018 Oscan-winning film The Shape of Water. And everything In between. Mark has also programmed and spoken on music and image panels and discussions at SXSW, Primavera Pro, Los Angeles Sync Mission, Paris Sync Summit, XPO North and The Great Escape.