• Screen Summit - Shaping the Sound of TV
    • Monday 21 June 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Gary Seeger

Gary Seeger has been involved in many facets of the music industry for over 25 years - from playing in bands, record retail, right through to 20 years working on the corporate end for some of Australia's most iconic music institutions - CBS, PolyGram Label, PolyGram Music Publishing, Festival Mushroom, Shock Entertainment and Mushroom Music Publishing. After 10 years learning the craft of music synchronisation in film and television, Gary was invited to head up a Film & Television synch department at Festival Mushroom Records, including a dedicated soundtrack label, Best Boy. With this invaluable experience under his belt, it was an obvious move into Music Supervision, where his two passions meet - Film and Music. Gary has music supervised numerous productions for Music Mill, including Disgrace, East West 101, The Strip, A Deeper Shade Of Blue, Modern Collective and more...

Gary is a well-known and respected participant in public panels and forums, speaking on the importance of music in film, television and the internet. Over the years, he has been responsible for negotiating many synchronisation deals, including the music of John Lennon, Bob Marley, Powderfinger, Nick Cave and Marc Bolan.

Gary says... “Music and film goes hand-in-hand. If you create a great piece of work, it suits the brief and the timing is right then you have every possibility of getting your song in a film or television production. But like all industries, it's a case of who you know and when to deliver! And that goes for electronic games, mobile phone content and the good old fashion TVC... More than ever musicians are keen to have their art connected to a commercial as another vehicle to further promote or even ignite their song, but it should never be for free! Remember, everyone else involved in the project gets paid at some degree.”

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