Connects

With BMIM Connects, Buma Music in Motion underlines its role as a network center for the innovative use of music in media.

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. Each year BMIM is hosting a series of networking activities: BMIM Connects. 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!

Some recent highlights:

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020

During the 49th edition of IFFR you could find us at IFFR Pro x Buma. There we welcomed Howard Shore for not one, but two masterclasses! On Wednesday January 29 Howard had an intimate talk with a happy few composers lucky enough to be present and on Saturday February 1 he gave a Masterclass. In addition we hosted an IFFR Pro panel, Tapping the Source: Exploring the Composer/Filmmaker Collaboration, and a matchmaking session between six Dutch composers and 6 visiting filmmakers.

Eurosonic Noorderslag 2020

You could find us at ESNS 2020 with panels and a sync managers networking drinks. On Thursday January 16 we had I’m With the Brand with G-Star RAW, Yves Saint Laurent, Tony’s Chocolonely and Joe Buck en PLUS Supermarkten – Van TV Commercial naar Airplay Top10 with the team behind Joe Buck’s supermarket advertising hit The Way You Take Time. On Friday afternoon we welcomed 100 sync managers for some drinks at Borrelcafé Oblomov.

Sync Writing Camp @ ADE 2019

A Sync Writing Camp was organized by Buma, CTM and Sizzer in mid-October. While the city was flooded with party-goers attending the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), three teams were busy making music for the campaigns of global brands in the basement of the American Hotel.
Read the report about this Sync Writing Camp here.

NFF Script & Score

Netherlands Film Festival (NFF) and Buma Music in Motion (BMIM) are committed to making more and deeper connections between young filmmakers and the music sector within the NFF Talent Program which took place on September 30. The core idea is that young filmmakers and composers get acquainted with each other’s work, with composers who write music on the basis of screenplays in development, presenting themselves to filmmakers hoping to inspire and impress them. At BMIM, our hope is that this meet-up will lead to future collaborations and enrich the Netherlands’ thriving and innovative audiovisual industries.

Son Mieux and Matchmaking during Cannes Lions

After last year’s success which resulted in Dutch composers writing music for Samsung and Dutch music being synched in a Suzuki campaign, we once again teamed up with the Embassy of Dutch Creativity to invite top agencies and creatives including JWT Istanbul, R/GA New York, Eleven11, WeFilm, Smarthouse Films and Pusher Music Los Angeles/Berlin for another matchmaking session during the Cannes Lions Festival. After this session Son Mieux took the stage and performed for an enthusiastic audience of advertising industry creatives.