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Announcing the Aotearoa Sync-Posium

Story Published Wednesday 12 May 2021
Sync-Posium 2021

Aotearoa’s first annual music for screens ‘SYNC-POSIUM’ will bring together international music supervisors in film, gaming, TV and advertising together with musicians, songwriters and composers at Auckland’s Roundhead Studios on June 15th-18th 2021.

The SYNC-POSIUM is organised by acclaimed music supervisor Karyn Rachtman and music producer Greg Haver and will cover all areas of writing and placing music in film, TV, games, and associated media.

Academy Award-winners Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) and Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia) will appear at the event along with composers and artists who have cracked the code at synching their music to screen.

The first two days will be comprised of informative panels, interviews, and discussions about scoring, songwriting and licensing your music globally.

Among the many international speakers and panellists who will be joining virtually are:

  • Steve Schnur - Worldwide Executive President of Music at EA Games
  • Mary Ramos - Music Supervisor (Kill Bill, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood)
  • Daniel Cross - Adidas Global Music Manager & Brand Music Supervisor


The third and fourth days will feature writing and recording workshops in which participants will have an opportunity to write to brief, score demos, write songs, and learn how to properly submit their catalogue, culminating with a listening session where music supervisors and industry insiderscan share feedback and insight.

On hand throughout the day will be mentor songwriters and composers with experience in licensing and creating music for screen: Sam Scott (composer) Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper (composer) Chantal Claret (artist / songwriter) Chaii (artist / songwriter) Peter van der Fluit (composer). Music Supervisors Karyn Rachtman and Amine Raimer will also be present to give their feedback.

Attendance is by application only. Space for the workshops will be limited.


A full timetable of speakers, panellists, and workshop leaders will be posted in the lead-up to the event. For more information email [email protected]