Music rights are complicated – and licensing or commissioning music for media can sometimes be difficult to navigate. In this fascinating event, music supervisor Catherine Grimes (Blue Lights / Good Omens / Happy Valley / The Lovers) and Fiona Harte (Sky Television UK) will join PRS’s George Metaxas to discuss the principals of using and licensing music for media, as well as participating in feedback for two music briefs some emerging and established NI composers have been working on in the run up to the festival – all in a session moderated by Score Draw Music’s Mark Gordon. An unmissable deep-dive into the world of creating and using music for visual media.
Mark Gordon - Score Draw Music
Catherine has over 30 years experience in the field of Music Rights and Music Supervison for Television. She headed up the Music Rights Team at the BBC for over 10 years, and created the music strategy for BBC Studios Production & Distribution before starting her own music supervision company in 2021. Since then has worked on a variety of television programmes including Happy Valley for BBC1, Good Omens for Amazon Prime and Trying for Apple TV+. She is the music supervisor for two N.Irish based shows , the police drama Blue Lights for BBC 1 and comedy drama The Lovers for Sky Atlantic.
George Metaxas is the Manager of the General Entertainment Productions team at PRS for Music, overseeing the licensing of music within the TV, Online and AV content distribution sectors. Also an active composer, George combines his passion for music and enthusiasm for business into his day to day life, both inside and outside the office.
Fiona Harte is a Music Executive for Sky TV commissioning composers for TV shows, Trailers and Promo's. Fiona works for Sky’s music production library, SATV and has previously worked as Head of Sync for London based record label Akira Records as well as New York Publishing house, Missing Link Music. Fiona has penned hits for a range of Television shows including Love Is Blind, The Ultimatum, Love Island, Hollyoaks, Home and Away, Brassic and BBC documentaries.