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June 14, 2011

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Music Supervision: Tips On Getting Songs Placed In Film & TV


The Association Of Independent Music Publishers is presenting a panel to introduce our organization to the Nashville publishing community. Representatives from the AIMP National Board of Directors will be on hand before and after the panel to discuss the formation of a local Nashville chapter.

Our panel will be led by industry professionals discussing the art of Music Supervision. Topics discussed will include tips on how to get your songs placed, industry trends, opportunities for talent specifically from Nashville, and an intimate discussion with the talented Nashville based artist, Jace Everett, whose swampy song “Bad Things” became the hit theme song for the popular show True Blood (music supervised by panelist Gary Calamar).


Gary Calamar
President, Go Music (True Blood)

Andrea von Foerster
Owner, Firestarter Music (OC, Grey's Anatomy, 500 Days of Summer)

Tony Von Pervieux
Creative Director, TV Music/ABC Entertainment Group

Jace Everett
Recording Artist (Theme For True Blood)


Michelle Belcher
Head of Film & TV/GM West Coast, Primary Wave (District 9)

AIMP Panel

Place: View Map
Embassy Suites at Vanderbilt - in Commodore A & B
1811 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Additional Speaker Information

GARY CALAMAR is a four time Grammy-nominated producer and music supervisor for his work on HBO's “True Blood” and “Six Feet Under.” He is currently overseeing the music on some of the most acclaimed and popular shows on television: “True Blood” (HBO), “House” (Fox), "Dexter" (Showtime) and “Men Of A Certain Age” (TNT). Gary has music supervised the films “Varsity Blues,” for which he received a gold record, the Sundance award winning documentary “God Grew Tired Of Us” and the recent release “I Love You Philip Morris.” Gary is the host of a hit radio show every Sunday night on public radio powerhouse KCRW in Santa Monica and his book “Record Store Days” (with Phil Gallo) about record store culture past and present, was released in April 2010.

ANDREA VON FOERSTER has done music supervision for film, television and online projects for the last twelve years. Credits include music documentaries such as Freestyle: The Art Of Rhyme, Mayor Of The Sunset Strip and The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights as well as independent films such as (500) Days Of Summer, It’s Kind of A Funny Story and most recently From Prada To Nada. Television work includes 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 studio features Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (New Line Cinema) and Chronicle (20th Century Fox) in addition to the TV shows Modern Family (ABC) and the pilot Don't Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23

TONY VON PERVIEUX began his career in music management then made the move over to independent music supervision by working as an assistant for Dawn Soler. Tony co-supervised Ugly Betty for one season and by the end of that season he was hired over at ABC Studios to work as Creative Director for the TV music department. Tony has co-supervised films with Dawn and has done some on his own. Some of the TV shows he is involved with include: Army Wives, Brothers and Sisters, Castle, Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Ugly Betty, and Cougar Town.

JACE EVERETT is an American recording artist now residing in Nashville Tennessee. Signed to Epic Records in 2005, he released his debut single "That's the Kind of Love I'm In" in 2005, which peaked at No. 51 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and was the first single from his self-titled debut album. He also co-wrote Josh Turner's Number One single "Your Man". His catchy song "Bad Things" is the theme for the wildly successful HBO series True Blood. In 2010, he released his third album, Red Revelations, under the Weston Boys label. www.jaceeverett.com

MICHELLE BELCHER has over 16 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, placed and closed deals for artists including Coldplay, The Who and Christina Aguilera, among many others. She has also music supervised films; District 9 (Produced by Peter Jackson) and The Resident (a Hammer Film starring Hillary Swank). She is a board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIMP and routinely speaks on and moderates industry panels.

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