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April 15, 2010

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Music Supervision: The State of Synch in 2010

Industry experts John Bissell, PJ Bloom, Kevin Edelman and Andrea von Foerster discuss the current trends and challenges in the field of music supervision.  


Sponsored by:


John Bissell
Mothlight Music

PJ Bloom

Kevin Edelman
Metalman Media

Andrea von Foerster
Firestarter Music


Michelle Belcher
Head of FTV/GM West Coast, Primary Wave Music

AIMP Panel

Place: View Map
House of Blues
8430 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood. Valet parking, on site, $7. Call for directions.


From left, moderator/AIMP board member Michelle Belcher, Andrea von Foerster, P.J. Bloom, Kevin Edelman and John Bissell.

Photos by Liz Redwing, courtesy of House of Blues, Sunset.

Additional Speaker Information

John Bissell and his company, Mothlight Music, have been involved in music supervision for the past two decades. Feature films run the gamut from The Horse Whisperer to Ladder 49 to the recently released film The Hurt Locker. Television and commercial credits include Ugly Betty and ad campaigns for Hummer, Cadillac, American Express and a vast assortment of womens apparel clients.

PJ Bloom, in his 15-year career, has become one of the premier Music Supervisors in the Entertainment Industry, having created and produced soundtracks for over fifty films, hundreds of episodes of television, video games and advertisements. His recent projects include Fox's runaway hit musical spectacular Glee, the Sony Pictures/Julia Roberts film Eat, Pray, Love, CBS’ CSI: Miami, FX’s Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning television series Nip/Tuck and The Shield and the Diablo Cody-produced/Emmy-winning Showtime series United States of Tara. PJ is also a Music Consultant for HBO Films overseeing major successes like Generation Kill, Angels In America and Maria Full of Grace and he’s a partner in Neophonic, one of the largest Music Supervision firms in the world.

2009 Hollywood Music in Media Awards: Winner - Outstanding Music Supervision

2009 National Association of Record Industry Professionals: “Best in the Biz” Award

Kevin Edelman is President of Metalman Media and has served as Music Supervisor on shows such as Bones, Criminal Minds, Crash, Boston Legal, My Name is Earl among many others.

Andrea von Foerster was born in the West Midlands in England and grew up in various parts of the U.K., Indiana and Southern California. She got her start in the music business while attending the University of Southern California. Andrea started working at Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group in the music department for live action features during her junior year on such films as Armageddon, Gone In Sixty Seconds and her favorite…High Fidelity. Andrea has done music supervision for both film and television for the last ten years. She has worked on many music documentaries such as Freestyle: The Art Of Rhyme, The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights, and most notably Mayor Of The Sunset Strip as well as independent films such as Cherish, Ten Inch Hero, The Darwin Awards and most recently, (500) Days Of Summer. Television shows include The O.C., Grey’s Anatomy and Dollhouse and numerous MTV shows such as Run’s House and Life Of Ryan. She is currently working on the independent film It’s Kind Of A Funny Story (Focus Features), Stargate Universe (Scy-Fy) and the pilot Friends With Benefits (NBC).

Michelle Belcher heads the Film & TV department for Primary Wave Music Publishing and facilitates new business development and marketing strategies as GM for the company's west coast operations. She has over 18 years experience having started in the world of soundtrack production with Morgan Creek, Columbia Records and Arista Records. She then moved on to BMG Music Publishing where she pitched and negotiated deals for a variety of artists. She routinely speaks on industry panels and is an alternate board member of the AIMP. She recently music supervised the hit film District 9 (produced by Peter Jackson) and is now working on The Resident (a Hammer Film starring Hilary Swank).

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