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The tenth edition of Buma Music in Motion – the Amsterdam-based event solely dedicated to the innovative use of music in media that brings together the very best minds and talents in the creative industries – is set to take place on 19 & 20 May 2020.

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We are very proud to present the first #BMIM2020 keynote speakers!

Yoko Shimomura - Video Game Music Composer

Yoko Shimomura has been a video game composer for over 30 years. After graduating from Osaka College of Music, she began her career at Capcom, before moving onto Squaresoft (now Square Enix). Since 2003 she has been working as a freelance composer. She is best known for her work on game soundtracks including the Kingdom Hearts Series, Mario & Luigi RPG series, Streetfighter II, Final Fantasy XV and many more. Shimomura has been called the most famous female video game composer in the world.

Catherine Grieves, Music Supervisor – Faber Music Ltd

Catherine is an award-winning music supervisor and score coordinator across television and film. She joined Faber Music in 2017 as Head of Film and TV, following 9 years at HotHouse Music where she worked as a Music Supervisor and Composer Agent. Her years of working in song clearance and supervision has developed close relationships with major and independent publishers and labels across the industry, allowing her to get the best deals and source hidden gems and new talent across all genres of music.

Recent credits include the hit BAFTA and EMMY winning BBC America drama Killing Eve (HMMA Award winner for Outstanding Music Supervision 2019), Lynne Ramsay’s feature You Were Never Really Here (Music Week Sync Award for Outstanding Film Soundtrack 2018), EMMY nominated film Brexit: The Uncivil War for Channel 4 and HBO, Collateral for BBC/Netflix; BAFTA winning London Spy starring Ben Whishaw; and JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy.

Current projects include new alternative romcom Trigonometry for the BBC, the David Nicholls’ adaptation Us, LIFE from the writer of Dr Foster, both for Drama Republic/BBC, supernatural drama The Irregulars for Netflix, and feature His House for New Regency.

Ben Sumner, Music Supervisor – Feel For Music

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!

More recent projects include creating all music for the Just Cause 4 marketing campaign, the Jaguar Pace campaign with Dua Lipa creating the most remixed track in history, and in-game music supervision for Shadow of the Tomb Raider.