HMMA Testimonials

“I get a lot of invitations. I appreciate every one of them, but I don’t always show up. However, I did show up at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards in November last year and presented awards for film, TV and video game. What a thrill! I follow the HMMA on Twitter. You could say I’m involved. Music should make you want to cry, dance, drive fast, get with your honey, sing. Music always makes you feel something. Visual entertainment without music is simply not worth seeing. At the HMMA, you are likely to run across the most talented individuals…music supervisors, composers, producers and incredible, fun, fresh, emerging artists. I know how important the HMMA is to music artists. The HMMA producers know all there is to know about ambiance, passion, exploration and the delicacy of music and performance. When you hear about HMMA, or any event connected to it, do yourself a favor, take part! It sets a new standard of music appreciation. Bravo!”
~ Eric Roberts, Oscar Nominated Actor, HMMA Presenter / Co-Host ~

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“I’m honored to be on the advisory board for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards along with Nile Rodgers, John Debney and other music industry folks! It was a thrill to receive the HMMA’s Outstanding Career Achievement Award at the MIMI conference last November. Surrounded by family, friends and all those young artists was a great experience. Having Skunk Baxter there, saying those kind words and playing guitar with me on stage was a real treat. I think what the HMMA is doing for the music scene is something special and I’m proud to be associated with such a fine organization.”
~ Dave Mason, Artist, R&R Hall of Fame, HMMA Advisory Board ~

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“I was honored to be a part of the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. The event was packed with the leading music supervisors and composers along with many of the freshest musical talent in Hollywood. It was exciting to watch the curtain open and see my cellist for Ironman 2, Tina Guo performing on stage. I highly recommend Hollywood Music in Media and the awards show to anyone who is a part of music in media or who wants to learn more about it.
~ John Debney, film Composer – Ironman 2, Passion of The Christ, HMMA Career Achievement recipient ~

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“Thank you once again for the recognition. All the HMMA nominations that I’ve received in the past few years have truly been life-changing, and I fully support the work you and your team are doing to appreciate composers in media.”
~ Isaias Garcia (Best Score – Mobile Video Game) ~

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“Such a great time last night. Honestly, I did not realize how cool it would be to actually win something. Ha. My wife loves me more now.” ~Dylan Berry (Best Score – Special Feature)~

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“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me part of the HMMA’S for a second time and for giving me a chance to be judged by your committee and deemed best Country Artist. It certainly will help in the momentum I have been gaining these last 2 years. I already have been receiving interest from numerous important contacts from just the HMMA’s BUZZ alone!!”
~ Tom MacLear (MacLear & Waters) ~ 

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“We are jazz nominee “Partners In Time” and I just want to tell you how great the whole two day event was!  And to thank you and all your organization for this unforgettable experience for all of us!!   It was just super, and one of the best parts was connecting and meeting so many like minded musicians and artists and from all over the world.  Awesome!!”
~ Lenore Paxton (Partners in Time – Jazz Nominee) ~

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“I find it amazing that MIMIcon is a new idea. It seems so obvious that indie artists need a place to lay their heads and receive REAL opportunities. Well, this is the place. The indie artists learn. The panelists learn. Everybody learns, “cause everybody’s talking to each other! ” Way to Go! You have provided an atmosphere where everyone seems to be “lovin’ on each other.” What a great experience to see all these music industry windows come together and REALLY communicate. Can’t wait till next year.” Bob Farnsworth / Creative Director / CEO – Hummingbird Productions ~

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“I wanted to personally thank you for putting together an event that honors not only my often overlooked peers , but also artists who far too rarely get any kind of notice outside of our world. You managed a monumental feat by starting a signature event out of almost thin air and have succeeded in making something that should be on everyone calendar year after year!”
Joel C. High / Music Supervisor – Creative Control ~

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“I want to share with you the overwhelming response that is a direct result of my winning Best New Composer. This week has been back to back meetings with people who were exposed to my work during the three days of the conference. Agents, Managers, Music Supervisors and even Directors- simply wild! I’m not sure if you really understand how much exposure your event has given me, but it’s surreal.” ~ Zain Effendi / Film & TV Composer ~

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“There’s a constant flood of ‘opportunities’ for unsuspecting artists to fall prey to in every band’s email inbox these days. What sets HMMA apart is the inclusion of actual testimonials from their inductees and winners about opportunities realized. Flattery is flattering, but results matter. HMMA means business, and they aren’t afraid to show it.”
~ Jason Dunn / The Luxury (Boston, MA) ~

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“Thank you for creating such an amazing event! I was excited about receiving two nominations, and then really excited about winning at the awards! Then the priceless one-on-one sessions at the conference! I already have 3 companies wanting to pitch my songs, an interview with the top agency in L.A., and I’m collaborating with an L.A. songwriter! I can’t wait to see what tomorrow will bring!” ~ Janyse Jaud – Singer/Songwriter/Voice Over ~

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“We just wanted to thank you  for such a great event. We came away with great information from all of the panels, and one on one sessions. I have been to conferences before, but this was by far the best! We look forward to next year, and thanks again for providing a resource like this for independent artist everywhere!
~Monica Williams & Wendy Loomis / Phoenix Rising~

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“I loved MIMICON. The panels were GREAT and very entertaining, but I especially loved the one-on-one mentoring sessions, which was a great way to get to know the music supervisors personally” ~Marina V / Artist~

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“The HMMA conference was a great networking and learning opportunity for someone like me, trying to break into the industry. I had a great one-on-one mentoring session and found the panel discussions gave me insight into areas of the industry I knew little about. I would recommend attending the HMMA conference to any audio professional because of various panel discussions featuring established guests and of the wide range subjects covered in the seminars and workshops!”
~ Tim Rohlfing ~

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“I came into this conference, not knowing much about placing music into TV/ movies. I’m glad to say that many of my questions were answered, and it was great to learn from the working professionals in the biz. The best part for me was in having a mentoring session with a music supervisor, John Houlihan. The professionals at this conference seemed more approachable than at others I’ve attended. Thanks for everything! Best wishes…” ~ Mike Taylor ~

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“I thought your event was awesome, and what a great start! It was wonderful to see artists come from all over to see what it was all about and feel like they were being heard. The artists got to leave with a download of one-on-one information to move forward with their music. The “Hot Spot” is definitely at the HMMA and MIMICON.”
~ Mary Barret Gillum / Hummingbird Productions ~

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“That was a great show u put on there!!! Glad to see there are folks like you spearheading events like HMM Awards”
~ Jorge Ameer – Director/Producer/Filmmaker ~

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“The location was great. I could enjoy the conference during the day and enjoy hollywood during the night. During the conference I’ve never got bored, every session had very realistic and valuable information. It was very substantial experience. One-on-one mentor sessions were different from seminars. it was more interactive. I met great a music supervisor through a mentor session, he introduced me to another great music supervisor and another great music supervisor introduced me to a great composer…. the mentor session was the best part of the conference”. ~ Ji Yeon Lee / Composer ~

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“MIMICon offer artists an opportunity to clearly understand what the film & television world is looking for from today’s music artists and the opportunity for them to meet face to face and talk about how they can work together.”
~ Tim Sweeney / Consultant ~

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“Firstly, a huge thank you for all the blood, sweat, tears and effort it too for you to pull off this truly sensational musical event! It was worth every moment of the 17 hour direct flight from Dubai, it was 1000 times better than we anticipated! Paul and I had a remarkable experience and soaked up all the details put into the event and conference. Thank you sincerely for this amazing opportunity we will both live to cherish. The location was great especially since many of us were staying on the hotel premises. The Video recording option of each session was an excellent benefit especially since some panels discussions occurred at the same time.” ~ Amanda Lee Falkenberg – Film Music Composer / Paul Myer Hopkins – Film Music Composer ~

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“I was happy to be part of your first conference! The best part for me was meeting the other delegates and networking with the panelists. My aim for this conference, as all conferences I attend, is to make new contacts and do business. At this stage I have new contacts and have done one deal already!” ~ Do It Management ~

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“The location was perfect. I’ve been to many conferences in many areas of the country – you really hit a home run for a first conference. The strength was the panels. What a gift to those of us interested in getting “real-life” and accurate information … to be able to learn from the best in the industry … and then to be able to speak to them directly … it was an unbelievable opportunity.” ~ Scott Director ~

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“I want to thank you and everyone at Hollywood Music in Media Awards that made the MIMICON possible this year. I enjoyed all the panels that I attended, especially the one with some of the industries top Music Supervisors. I felt that particular panel was very geared towards informing the participants on how to get their music considered for media placement, which was helpful. But, I would have also liked it if they provided a little information on how it was they got to where they were, and how? For people like me, who are interested in tapping that field, I think a bit of “What it takes to be where I am” would have been helpful. The panel on composers did that, and I found that very interesting. Overall, My experience at MIMICON was very educational, and I would definitely love to attend again.” ~ Danielle Mason ~

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“The best and most useful part of the conference for me was clearly the one-on-one mentoring sessions. I made several good contacts and one is already in active discussion with me.” ~ Paul Pete ~

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“The Music In Media Interactive Conference was the bomb diggity! As an artist, composer, songwriter, industry professional, entrepreneur or individual interested in a career in the music industry the conference should be on the top of your list. The talent was awesome! We will definitely be back next year looking for up and coming artists that are developing their craft, writing great music and having fun. I thought the best part of the conference was the Friday Night meet & greet with performances from up and coming artists. Was great from Hummingbird point of view to hear the artists who were there at the conference performing – it occurs to me that the more opportunities that artists have to perform in front of industry people the better the entire experience of the conference, for everyone… really thought that was a great aspect!!!”
~ P.G. Banker – Director of Marketing / Hummingbird Productions ~

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“The panels were very insightful – it gave a different view of the industry from the usual tech and music retail panels I have attended in the past. I liked getting the perspective from the artists, composers, and music supervisors. Unlike the panels I have attended that have discussed retail, marketing, and technology angles, the MIMICON conference gave better and more clear direction for artists and music marketing people on how to get noticed in the film, TV, and commercial licesning space. I purposely attended panels that I had no interest in beforehand and walked away with information that makes me a more rounded and intelligent music marketer.”
~ Jon Burk / Music Marketing/Product Management~JBM Los Angeles – Immergent Records ~