BMIM Connects

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The size and relevance of your personal network is one of the most important distinguishing factors, and it's one that can make or break a career. That's why we at BMiM promote Dutch music copyright in both The Netherlands and in key export markets with the aim of increasing the percentage of Dutch music in both the domestic and foreign markets. And following a highly successful first year, we will be hosting a series of networking activities again: BMIM Connects. Our programme includes matchmaking sessions in which you can meet and get valuable input and advice from directors, music/sound companies, creatives, composers and agency producers. We also organises Q&A's and sessions with the best Dutch composers at film and advertising festivals and are currently working on formulating further exciting new projects. In 2016 you could find us at the Nederlands Film Festival in Utrecht, c/o pop in Köln, Ciclope Festival in Berlin, Musexpo in Los Angeles, the International Film Festival Rotterdam as well as for our One on One sessions and the Network Bash at our own event in May in Amsterdam. Whether you want to share your hard-earned knowledge, pitch music, discuss the current state of the industry, get feedback on a project or simply do business, we're delighted to be able to bring people with complimentary skills and areas of expertise together.

Get yourself in motion and join us!

Missed Oisin Lunny’s session at BMIM on 'The Art Of Networking'? Check his presentation here: slideshare.net/OisinLunny/buma-music-in-motion-the-art-of-networking-oisin-lunny

Some highlights:

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April 2017: Musexpo Los Angeles
In April the BMIM crew plus 15 Dutch composers, managers, publishers and producers visited Musexpo Conference, the fourth consecutive year that we took part in this event! Among them were representatives from Sony/ATV Europe, The Solos, Spinnin’ Records, MusicAllstars, Nimble Agency, HOUSTON,, Modern Day Composers, Solid as a Rock. We hosted a Dutch Meeting, a networking activity in which we met and got valuable input and advice from film producer Sunil Perkash (‘Premonition', ‘Enchanted’, ‘Salt’), Scotty Schneider, Associate Manager for Music at Fox Broadcasting Company (‘Glee’, ‘Bones’, ‘House’, ‘The X Factor’), editor Pieter Viljoen (‘Nike', 'Beats by Dre', ‘Jaguar', ‘Netflix’) and Head of Music at Freeform Tricia Holloway (‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘The Fosters’, ‘Beyond’). Some of them already replied to our Dutch team that they liked some of the ‘pitched’ songs for their comedies, commercials and films. Benny Sings performed successfully at the Musexpo showcase festival in SIR Studios in Hollywood and also at our Networking event, which we organised together with Dutch Culture USA and Holland Hollywood Connection.

MediaSoundHamburg

The seventh edition of MediaSoundHamburg, the International Summerschool for Filmmusic, Gamemusic and Sounddesign takes place from June 23rd – July 2nd 2017 in Hamburg. Together with HKU and MiMM, Buma Music in Motion selected two young composers for a scholarship: Beau Damian Schaepman and Sjoerd van der Ven. This scholarship includes free participation in any masterclass, workshop, forum and special events as well as accommodation and board. Speakers include: Ben Burtt (Star Wars, Masterclass Sounddessing), Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation, Masterclass Filmmusic), Youki Yamamoto (Harry Potter, Meryem, Masterclass Orchestration) and Merlin György (Masterclass Gamemusic).

Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity

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The size and relevance of your personal network is one of the most important distinguishing factors, and it's one that can make or break a career. That's why we at BMIM promote Dutch music copyright in both The Netherlands and in key export markets with the aim of increasing the percentage of Dutch music in both the domestic and foreign markets. Together with the Embassy of Dutch Creativity (founded by IAA Netherlands, ADCN, DDA, DDD and VEA) we organized a matchmaking session with a group of top agencies like JWT Istanbul, Tiny Riot! (FremantleMedia), Smarthouse Films and directors like Bobby Boermans and Bram Koopman during Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity on June 22nd. For more info about Embassy of Dutch Creativity click here: embassyofdutchcreativity.com

Coming up:

September 2017: Nederlands Film Festival (more info to be announced soon)

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