2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Music Supervisor Pitch Session 3

The new Music Licensing Pitch Sessions offer all registrants and artists direct feedback from licensing, sync, and music supervision experts. They will offer you a glimpse at the viability of licensing your music for different genres of film, TV, commercials and more. You submit your song, tell us what you think it could be used in, and you'll receive honest feedback from our panel.

This year, we can accept digital submissions for these sessions. You must send a direct link to your hosted track (ie, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, etc.); DO NOT email attached MP3s! Links for Music Licensing Pitch Sessions can go to musicpitch@sxsw.com. Physical CDs will also be accepted at the door.

You must be present to have your music in the running to be heard!



Joel C High

Music Supervisor/Producer

Creative Control

Joel C. High is a music supervisor and producer who has worked on over 100 films and television projects and also is chief executive for a company he co-founded in 2006. Over the last decade, he created and supervised the music departments for two of the leading independent studios in the industry: Trimark Pictures and Lionsgate Entertainment. He built the publishing division for both companies and started the boutique soundtrack label Lions Gate Records. In addition to his acclaimed work in motion pictures working with directors such as Tyler Perry, Marc Forster, Peter Bogdanovich, Don Roos, Roger Avary, James Foley, Bill Paxton, Billy Ray, Mario Van Peebles, Duane Adler and Rob Zombie, he oversaw the music for the growing Television group at Lionsgate, including "The Dead Zone" and the Golden Globe-winning series “Weeds.”

Joel has been the music supervisor for all of Tyler Perry's films including "Diary of a Mad Black Woman", and the ground breaking “For Colored Girls”. He has co-produced and supervised two films in a row for Mario Van Peebles including the coming of age dance film “We The Party”. He recently completed “Make Your Move” a dance film from Writer/Director Duane Adler(“Step Up, Save The Last Dance”)and on Nick Cannon’s directorial Debut “School Dance” He is the music supervisor for films ranging from "In the Mix,” starring Usher, Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects," "The Wash" with Snoop and Dre, Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert’s “Strangers with Candy", Oscar winner "Monsters Ball”. In addition to his film work, Joel has overseen all of the television projects from Tyler Perry Studios including over 200 episodes of “House of Payne” on TBS and “Love Thy Neighbor” on OWN. He is currently supervising “Gaby Estrella” a Portuguese language musical TV program for Gloob network in Brazil.

He is a five-time nominee as outstanding Music Supervisor of the year and is a founder and board member of the Guild of Music supervisors, and has previously served on the board for the California Copyright Conference.

Joel is currently the principal executive at Creative Control Entertainment, a multi-faceted music supervision, consultation, live event and production company, with offices in Los Angeles and New Orleans and diverse clients ranging from independent studios and national brands to international governments.

Jordan Passman


Jordan Passman, one of Bloomberg Businessweek's 2011: America's Best Young Entrepreneurs, founded scoreAscore.com in May 2010. scoreAscore's innovative approach to the music placement business has been recently featured in the LA Times’ prestigious Calendar section, Billboard’s TOPLINE :: Think Tank, Mashable.com's "Spark of Genius Series" and won Businessweek's readers' vote for 'Most Promising Business'. scoreAscore helps professionals (musicians, voice over artists & sound designers) discover exciting earning opportunities.


Nikki Lynette



Nikki Lynette is a singer, rapper, and producer whose sound is equal parts hip hop, alternative, and pop. Her unique sound and profound profound sense of individuality has been the cornerstone of her existence, earning her accolades from industry heavyweights and garnering significant press including digital and print features for XXL, Bust, Complex, Vibe, and more.

Lynette's music is frequently featured in hit shows on MTV, VH1, Oxygen, Bravo, Showtime, and more and used in commercials as well, recently earning her a feature in Billboard Magazine discussing independent artists' successes in music licensing. She is also the voice of a Hasbro campaign for both Twister and Twistermania on Xbox Kinect. She is currently working on a project entitled Respect My Disrespect. A release date for the project has not yet been set.

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