“Music Influencing Sports and Sports Influencing Music”

    • February 9, 2021
    150 150 The California Copyright Conference

    Date(s) -


    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm



    Sponsored by Sound Royalties

    A panel of music curators, composers and licensees will be hitting a grand slam to de-mystify these areas…

    • How music is licensed and used in sports,
    • The connections between music and sports,
    • New ways sports and music have been collaborating,
    • Where music plays into broadcast programming and has created new opportunities

    Plus, the sticky wicket changes the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the sports world.

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

    2:30 PM PST – 3:30 PM PST 



    Carolyn Soyars | Manager, Copyright Administration, BMG



    Mariana Migliore | Manager, Creative Synch, BMG

    Claude A. Mitchell | Coordinating Director of Music, ESPN

    Outasight | Artist


    Advance Registration
    CCC Members $0 per person | Non-members $5 per person

    The registration deadline for this webinar is Tuesday, February 9th at 1:30pm PST.

    *** Please note, Zoom webinar links for this webinar will be emailed to you one week prior to the webinar, or Monday, February 8th, or Tuesday, February 9th at 1:30pm depending upon when you register.


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    Thank you to our sponsor! 



    Carolyn Soyars | Manager, Copyright Administration, BMG

    Carolyn Soyars began her music rights career in 1994, when she joined MCA Music Publishing (later Universal Music Publishing) in their copyright department. From there, she learned to interpret complex agreements, research copyright ownership history, and unravel split disputes and counterclaims. Having both worked in the trenches on behalf of copyright owners, as well as spending much of her twenties writing and recording in local bands, she knows how crucial it is to protect the interests of rights’ holders. She joined BMG’s copyright team in 2018, and works out of their L.A. office.  As a CCC board member, she would focus on bringing in interesting, knowledgeable, and seasoned songwriters, artists, and other professionals for the discussion panels.


    Mariana Migliore | Manager, Creative Synch, BMG

    Mariana Migliore is a synch executive with over 6 years of experience in the music industry, currently working as a Manager of Creative Synch at BMG. 

    Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she grew up surrounded by music and started playing drums at an early age. She studied with some of the best jazz and rock drummers in the city and in 2010 was admitted to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she majored in Music Business and Management. 

    She was awarded the prestigious Inouye Family award for her academic success and has had several articles published by the Music Business Journal, where she became Content Editor. Furthermore, she was one of five Berklee students chosen to be part of a collaboration between Berklee and MIT, where students attended MIT’s class, “The Founder’s Journey.” Throughout her collegiate years she also taught clinics on South American rhythms and performed in some of Berklee’s biggest showcases and events including Berklee’s Women Musicians Network Annual Convert series.

    After graduating in 2014, Mariana decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music supervision and synchronization. She started working at BMG shortly after and progressed from a temp role to her current position. At her current role she is responsible for procuring music placements for catalogue and frontline releases, with a focus on Sports TV, Video Games and Reality TV. Mariana also works closely with the Latin A&R team and in 2019 she led the first Latin sync camp in Miami, hosting 21 writers for a week at Pitbull’s Mr 305’s studios.. In May of 2019, she was invited by the Guild of Music Supervisors to participate in an educational event geared towards the LA Latino community at East LA College. Mariana is currently part of Berklee’s Alumni Ambassador program where she continues to mentor aspiring and entering students.


    Claude A. Mitchell | Coordinating Director of Music, ESPN

    With a career spanning 30 years and credits that include FIFA World Cup, Winter & Summer X Games, SportsCenter, seasonal sports packages for the NBA, College Football and NFL Monday Night Football, Claude Mitchell has set himself apart as a leader in the innovative use of music in sports production. 

    Combining sports, music and business savvy, Mitchell leads the Music Department as Senior Music at ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports.  Mitchell and his team are key players in defining the sound of the network.  ESPN relies on Mitchell and his team of ten to manage the creation of original music; oversee and negotiate licensing deals with artists like Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, J Cole, Thirty Seconds to Mars and U2, coordinate placements for artists in content & events across all of ESPN’s media platforms and oversee in-house sound design and audio mixing of pre-edited features. 

    Mitchell’s background was in mainly in Music Publishing, with ten plus years in Creative/A&R at major publishers.  The majority of that time was as Creative Director for those companies, signing songwriters to the company and developing their careers.  Before joining ESPN, he made a quick foray into the digital music space working as Director of Partner Marketing at MP3.com, where he managed high profile, strategic music partnerships for the website.


    Outasight | Artist

    “So if I got one chance, I’mma make y’all dance” sang Outasight on his debut single “Tonight is The Night” and that’s exactly what he’s been doing.  Raised right outside of NYC, Outasight was a music obsessed kid who went from sneaking into nightclubs and concerts to headlining those same events.

    His first official single, “Tonight is The Night” ended up being a platinum radio hit and the soundtrack to a massive Pepsi commercial.  He has performed all over the world, including festivals like Lollapalooza and Governors Ball, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and the NHL All Star Game alongside Drake.      

    His album Big Trouble featured hits “The Wild Life” and “The Boogie”.  “The Wild Life”  was the soundtrack to Bud Light and Mountain Dew campaigns well as multiple films.  In fact, one of those films even got its name from his song.  “The Boogie” was another huge success.  It became the theme song for NBA Primetime on ABC and an Apple Watch campaign. 

    Outasight has since released three more indie albums that have been heard all over the world. He has a distinct sound, mixing hard hitting hip hop and soulful funk making all out party jams.  Rolling Stone magazine described OU’s mix a “potent cocktail” and Billboard magazine dubbed him a “hitmaker”  His music continues to be used by massive brands, films, and video games, garnering millions of independent streams.

    Now partnering up with long time collaborator Cook Classics, they’ve started the record label 83 Sound.




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