Barbie Quinn, Associate Director of Distribution & Administration Services for BMI and Executive Director of the Association of Independent Music Publishers’ (AIMP), moderated the association’s panel, “Disney: The Story of a Soundtrack” on Thursday, July 16, at Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills. The lively discussion focused on the process of writing and producing musical scores for film and featured, among others, Chris Montan, President, Walt Disney Music, whom BMI recently honored with the prestigious BMI Classic Contribution award for his distinguished three-decade career at Disney. Other noted panelists included: composer Henry Jackman, whose work includes soundtracks for Big Hero 6 and Wreck-it-Ralph, to name a few; Kaylin Frank, Vice President, Creative Music & Soundtracks, Walt Disney Studios; Tom MacDougall, Executive Vice President, Music, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; and Mitchell Leib, President, Music & Soundtracks, Walt Disney Studios.
Similar AIMP events are held monthly and are open to the public. For more information, visit www.aimp.org.