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CCP : “Digital Future Series – The Role of Music in Film and TV”

The Role of Music in Film and TV


Time and Date

December 2, 2009



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December 2, 2009, Singapore
“Digital Future Series – The Role of Music in Film and TV”

Organised by  CCP
In conjunction with the Asia Television Forum (ATF)

The primary objective of the conference is to encourage an awareness and understanding of the business of musical composition by exploring the relationships between composers, artistes, agents, producers, and directors as potential channels for music. This conference will further explore the business opportunities in the region.

The conference will take place during the 2009 Asia Media Festival.


•    To provide a platform for industry stakeholders, producers, technologists, labels,       studios, songwriters, broadcasters, online distributors, government and vendors to interact 
•    To explore emerging trends related to musical composition and film/television production
•    To learn about business models, partnerships, and market developments
•    To build relationships between Singapore and foreign industries in this field
•    To address current and new issues in relation to the music industry and particularly, technology in the field of music
•    To discuss government-industry cooperation

Confirmed Speakers and Participants

Film producers and directors; Charles J. Sanders, Esq. Songwriters Guild of America; Nina Ossoff, songwriter; Mike Ellis, President and Managing Director, Motion Picture Association (MPA) – Asia Pacific; Li Qiankuan, Chairman of China Film Association and Head of the China Film Foundation; Dick Lee, composer; Frank Rittman, Regional Legal Counsel and Deputy Director of the MPA – Asia Pacific; Ang Kwee Tiang, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC); Leong May See, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI); Micheal Hosking, CEO, Midas Promotions; Yeo Chun Cheng, Chief Information Officer, MDA; Bernard Lansky, Director, Yong Siew Toh School of Music; Isa Seow, Managing Director, Centre for Content Protection (CCP); and others.

Time  Topic  Speakers  Notes
11.30am – 11.40am Welcome Address Yeo Chun Cheng, Chief Information Officer, Media Development Authority (MDA)     
11.40am-11.50am    Welcome Address     
Mike Ellis, President and Managing Director, Motion Picture Association (MPA) – Asia Pacific  
11.50am – 12.00nn   
 Keynote  Dick Lee, Singapore composer  
12.00nn – 12.20pm    Presentation
 Li Qiankuan, Chairman of China Film Association and Head of the China 
Film Foundation;   
12.20pm – 1.00pm  
Networking Lunch  
1.00pm –
•    The Business of Musical Composition

•    Business of Music in the film and TV industries

Moderator: Charlie Sanders.

— Composers, film producers, directors and agents

2.30pm –
•    Legal and Copyright Issues

•    Legal and Copyright aspects in relation to film and TV

•    Technical developments in distribution

•    Collaborative tools and scoring   

Moderator: Frank Rittman, Motion Picture Association.

— Copyright associations and regulators
— Technology and related experts

3.30pm – 3.45pm
3.45pm –
•    Asia strategies

•    Human capacities required

•    Cooperation and platforms

•    Market Opportunities

•    The Future

Moderator: (to be annouced)

— Decision makers, film/TV producers and directors, policy makers, education and other industry stakeholders

15 mins Q&A


6.30-10.30 pm: Networking and Entertainment (venue to be announced)

Who should come?

Participants may include content owners, producers, technologists, security companies, artistes, labels, management companies, agents, studio owners, songwriters, broadcasters and others.

Issues to be discussed

•    How to monetise from music in the world of Film/TV — what are the challenges in Asia?
•    Business opportunities
•    Aspects required in the ecosystem
•    Working with directors and film producers — B2B partnerships
•    Processes of film and TV scoring — how can this be improved?
•    Talent requirements and expectations in Singapore
•    Using television to showcase music success stories
•    Breaking into the industry – how to engage with agents, musicians, and producers
•    International cooperation: – towards an Asian music industry
•    Making music accessible on the Internet
•    Key technology developments
•    Future platforms for discussions


The DIGITAL FUTURE SYMPOSIUM is a highly successful event first launched in 2007 by the CENTRE FOR CONTENT PROTECTION Pte. Ltd. It attracts hundreds of key industry players in the field of content distribution and content protection annually and has conducted successful events in Malaysia, Japan, China, India and Singapore.

Established in 2007, the Centre for Content Protection (CCP) is a consortium of companies committed to shaping Asia Pacific’s digital future through innovative technologies that provide secure ways for consumers to enjoy anywhere, anytime access to their favourite movies and television programs. CCP members are from all over Asia, and from within the technology, content and distribution industries.


Managing Director
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email: isa_seow@contentprotection.net

Assistant Junaidah Arifin +65 91830593
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