This April, Georgia State welcomed renowned music supervisors from across the country to celebrate their Weekend of Sync. Sync is an artform which mixes songs with moving images, and the event is an opportunity for Georgia State students with musical aspirations to connect with industry leaders to discuss the future of music.
All GSU students were welcome at the event which featured panel discussions and a social mixer afterwards. The esteemed list of executives included:
- Andy Ross: Ross has credits on many popular HBO shows such as Girls, Sharp Objects, Euphoria, and The Deuce, as well as movies like The Big Sick, The Disaster Artist, and Booksmart.
- Angela Jollivette: Having worked on critically-acclaimed films like The Hate U Give, Creed II, and Queen & Slim, Jolivette is a highly respected music supervisor.
- Attique Iqbal: His most popular projects as a music supervisor include some of Netflix’s biggest shows like The Crown, The Witcher, and The Stranger.
- Reesha Archibald: His credits as a wide-ranging music supervisor include Atlanta, Insecure, Dear White People, Moonlight, and If Beale Street Could Talk.
- Romar Bennett: An expert music producer, Bennet is credited on an impressive list of shows such as Luke Cage, The Punisher, She’s Gotta Have It, and The Photograph.
- Tiffany Anders: Anders is a talented music supervisor whose projects include HBO and Netflix series like Sharp Objects and Orange is the New Black.A group of students who started their own label, MTM Standard, even got the chance to play their songs for the nationally-influential music executives in attendance.
“We feel that it will be impactful for the supervisors to not only hear the artists’ music but also get to meet them and learn a little bit about their story as students and artists,” said Al Thrash, professor of Music Management at GSU.
When discussing the mission of the Weekend of Sync, Professor of Music Production & Recording at GSU Ben Yonas explained: “We want to encourage all the music-makers at GSU to learn the importance of sync and the many opportunities available across all forms of visual media. While many artists are chasing Spotify playlists, Tik Tok and Instagram followers, Sync is one of the few areas of the business where it really comes down to the music. We are also hoping to expose a career path in music supervision to our students.”