MSH Conference: Your Music in Film TV & Other Media


02:00pm – 06:00pm

Panos Kolias

Many composers and musicians wish to write music for feature films or have success as a performing artist. It is common knowledge that this is a big and long term goal. The music licensing market can support you financially and even promotionally while working towards that goal. This workshop shows with specific examples and audio, which income and promotions possibilities exist in the music licensing market and how it can bring you closer to your big goal. The participants bring their own music and we analyse it and in comparison to the examples we will discuss in detail, what, where, how and why something works for the music licensing market respectively which special criteria the music licensing market has.The participants receive before the workshop a Hand-Out via email in which the most important legal and music licensing specific terms are listed and ex- plained.

The goal of this workshop is to give answers to questions like:

  • Where does the music we hear daily in movies, TV-series, advertising, online videos, telephone on-hold-music, etc. come from?
  • How can the music licensing market help my career as film composer?
  • How can I take advantage of my credits in movies and tv-series for my performing career or when talking to directors?
  • How can I create a steady income stream when I am not performing or have a composition commission?
  • How can I have a second income form my released CDs except sales, donwloads or concerts?

Tuition Fee: 50 € (incl. 19 % VAT) or
MSH Conference: 150 € (incl. 19 % VAT)
for any numbers of MSH Conference Events incl. SpecialEvents
Flatrate: 1600 € (incl. 19% VAT)
for any numbers of MasterClasses, Workshops, MSH Conference Events and SpecialEvents
Discount for students, trainees, interns: 20% (certificate required)
Working Language: english
Location: Hotel ibis Hamburg St. Pauli Messe, Simon-von-Utrecht-Straße 63, D-20359 Hamburg

We guarantee:
In case of unforeseeable events in connection with the Corona pandemic, which make participation or
a trip to / stay in Hamburg impossible, we will of course refund the fees already paid.

Panos Kolias, composer, producer & musician. His credits are international TV shows, award wining short movies , trailer music for Lions Gate, remixes, online advertising, etc. Panos is contracted with several publishers and regularly produces cues and other commercial music for major television programs like CBS, ABC and others. Besides composing for TV and film and composing concert music, he holds a lecturer position at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, teaching Music Technology and Film scoring courses. He also works as a musician, educator, orchestrator, and technical consultant.

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