Warner Bros. Discovery has announced the finalists for its Warner Bros. program. Discovery Access Music Supervisor, which gives creative voices from historically underrepresented communities the training and tools to gain experience in television and film music supervision.
The six selected participants, Mjeema Pickett, Tiffany Gouché, AD Johnson, Matthew Wang, Nikki Marshall and Willy Rodriguez, will participate in a program developed by an advisory board of music supervisors Paul Broucek, president of music, Warner Bros. Pictures; Bronwyn Savasta, SVP, Music, Warner Bros. Television; and Evyen Klean, Founder, Neophonic.
The cohort will learn about production, intellectual property management, publishing, soundtracks, deal negotiation in addition to music masters, record labels, research, licensing and licenses. The program will also allow participants to gain hands-on training in an experience that will aid them in their future career goals in entertainment. After completing a series of Masterclasses, the cohort will be able to follow a WBD Music Supervisor into a show or feature film, thanks to a partnership with HBO, HBO Max, WBTV and Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Masterclasses they will attend will be led by some of the best supervisors and executives in the music industry, including singer Raphael Saadiq, Benoni Tagoe, President, Raedio, Sarah Bromberg, Music Supervisor, Raedio, Donna Ross-Jones, CEO, Transition Music , Jen Malone, Music Supervisor, Black & White Music, Candace Rodney, President, Dreamville Studios, Barry Cole, Music Supervisor, SPOT Music and Morgan Rhodes, Music Supervisor.
“We’re excited to provide attendees with a first-class, hands-on experience while learning from some of the best music supervisors in the business,” said Karen Horne, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, North America Warner Bros. Discovery “At the end of the program, participants will be well equipped to succeed in their professional endeavours.”