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Mind Your Music Presents…




6 & 7 MARCH 2023


Queen Street Auckland


Aotearoa SyncPosium will educate and celebrate the exciting world of applying musical artistry to film, television, video games & ads.

The conference will be followed by a 2-day Workshop at Roundhead Studios. Songwriters,
composers, and producers are encouraged to apply for the workshop. Click here for more information and the application link.

Questions reach out to Ella Glannaz:



Tami Neilson

Award Winning Singer/Songwriter

Tami Neilson is a Canadian-born, New Zealand-based singer-songwriter known for her soulful and powerful voice. With a musical career spanning over two decades, Tami has released several critically acclaimed albums and been recognized for her unique blend of country, rockabilly, and soul music. She has been nominated for several awards and has toured extensively throughout New Zealand and internationally, captivating audiences with her dynamic stage presence and emotional performances. Tami's music is inspired by her roots, drawing from her family's musical heritage and blending it with contemporary elements to create a sound that is both timeless and modern.

Bret Mckenzie

Academy Award Winner/Flight of the Conchords

Bret McKenzie is a New Zealand musician, comedian, and actor best known as one half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. He gained international recognition for his comedic musical acts with bandmate Jemaine Clement, which were the basis of a successful television show on HBO. In addition to his work in Flight of the Conchords, Bret has pursued a successful career as a film composer, having written music for several Hollywood productions, including the soundtrack for "The Muppets" movie. Last year he released his debut solo album "Songs without jokes" to critical acclaim. Bret's unique blend of humor and musical talent has made him a popular and beloved figure in the entertainment industry.

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Serj Tankian

System of A Down Founder, Composer, Artist & Activist

Serj Tankian is an Armenian-American singer, songwriter, and political activist. He is best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist of the Grammy-winning alternative metal band System of a Down. With his unique and powerful voice, Serj has become one of the most recognizable figures in the heavy metal genre, known for his politically charged lyrics and socially conscious message. In addition to his work with System of a Down, Serj has released several critically acclaimed solo albums, incorporating a range of musical styles including classical, jazz, and world music. He is also an outspoken political activist, using his platform to advocate for a variety of causes, including human rights, environmentalism, and animal welfare. Serj's music and activism have made him a powerful voice in the world of rock music and beyond.

Joel Little

Grammy Winning Producer Songwriter

Joel Little is a New Zealand record producer, songwriter, and musician best known for his work in the pop and alternative music genres. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and successful music producers of his generation, having worked with a diverse range of artists including Lorde, Taylor Swift, Khalid, and Imagine Dragons. Joel rose to prominence in the early 2010s with his work on Lorde's debut album "Pure Heroine," which earned widespread critical acclaim and commercial success. He is known for his unique production style, which combines electronic and alternative elements with classic pop and rock influences. In addition to his production work, Joel is also a talented songwriter and musician, having released several albums with his band Goodnight Nurse. His innovative and genre-defying approach to music has made him a sought-after producer and collaborator.

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Carol Dunn

Executive Proudcer, Human Worldwide

Carol Dunn is an Experienced Executive Producer with over 25 years demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry - record labels, music publishing and advertising. Skilled in Music Supervision, Licensing, Music Production, Music Entertainment, Business Development, Sales, Marketing & Branding, Diversity & Inclusion Advocate, Culture & Talent Manager.
Carol has 17 years of content creation production experience; specializing in pre and post-production music for advertising.

Karyn Rachtman

Music Supervisor

Karyn Rachtman is an American music supervisor, producer, best known for her work in the film and television industries. She has been responsible for overseeing the music for numerous high-profile productions, including the iconic films "Pulp Fiction" and "Boogie Nights," as well as popular television shows like "Breaking Bad." With a deep knowledge of music and a keen ear for discovering new talent, Karyn has become one of the most sought-after music supervisors in the entertainment industry. Her innovative approach to music supervision has earned her a reputation as a true tastemaker, helping to shape the sound of modern film and television. In addition to her work as a music supervisor, Karyn is also a talented  producer, having released several compilation albums and worked with a wide range of artists.

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Anton Monstead

Music Supervisor ELVIS, Head of Music Amazon Studios

Anton Monsted is a music producer and industry executive best known for his role as the head of music at Amazon Studios. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing the music strategy for the studio's original content, including films and television shows. Anton brings a wealth of experience to his role, having worked in the music industry for many years as a producer, executive, and consultant. He has a deep understanding of the music business and is known for his ability to identify and develop new talent, as well as his expertise in music supervision and licensing. With his extensive network of industry contacts and his passion for music, Anton is well-positioned to lead Amazon Studios' music efforts into the future.

Mark Mothersbaugh

(DEVO Founder, Composer)

Mark Mothersbaugh is an American singer, songwriter, and composer best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the new wave band Devo. With his unique and often quirky musical style, Mark has become one of the most influential figures in the world of new wave and alternative music. In addition to his work with Devo, Mark has had a prolific career as a composer, writing music for numerous film and television projects, including the popular animated series "Rugrats" and the film "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou." He is also a visual artist and author, known for his playful and imaginative approach to art and storytelling. Mark's contributions to music and popular culture have earned him a place as a true icon of the alternative music scene.

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