Applications to join the LA Sync Mission can be submitted here.

Applications to join the LA Sync Mission can be submitted here.

The music industry’s annual trade mission to Los Angeles is back.  This year’s edition will take place between 11th – 15th September 2023 and will again be held at the East West Studios in the heart of Hollywood.

The LA Sync Mission is organised jointly by record labels association, the BPI, the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) and the Music Publishers Association (MPA), and is open for all UK companies and creators actively engaged in music synchronisation or Sync (where music is combined with moving images across film, TV and games sountracks, as well as broadcast advertising).

The five-day mission with the ultimate aim of boosting UK music exports will comprise a broad-ranging and dynamic mix of panels, site visits, practical sessions, meetings and keynote speakers, as well as an exclusive networking reception hosted by the British Consul General, Emily Cloke, held in honour of our delegates

Applications to join the LA Sync Mission can be submitted here.

Chris Tams, BPI Director Independent Member Services: “We are delighted to be returning to Los Angeles for another year, enabling UK record label and music publishing executives to gain a unique insight into the most lucrative sync licensing market in the US. Alongside a proven track record of real value for UK songwriters and record labels, the mission supports the continuing growth of UK music exports in a booming market.”    

The annual LA Sync Mission enables record label and music publishing executives, songwriters, composers, artists and managers to benefit from a unique insight into the operation of the lucrative sync licensing market in the US. The mission also provides delegates a priceless opportunity to meet with many of the key players and decision makers from the world of sync drawn from across the TV, film, advertising and games markets in the media capital of the US – the world’s largest entertainment market.

Now in its 20th year, the mission enables British music companies and individuals to meet with executives responsible for placing music in films including Star Wars, Whiplash, Kong:Skull Island, Moonlight and Dunkirk, TV shows including NCIS, The Good Wife, Stranger Things, and American Gothic, and video games including Assassins Creed, FIFA, Forza Horizon 2 and Rainbow 6. Recent successful sync placements off the back of these sessions include tracks for the multiple award-winning The Shape of Water and for the #1 box office Halloween smash Boo 2: A Madea Halloween, The Star Wars Franchise, Amazon Prime’s Coming 2 America and Netflix's The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina amongst others.

The Mission fee is just £500 plus VAT. Please note that the LA Sync mission is often oversubscribed and, as such, bookings cannot always be guaranteed. Credit card details are taken on a hold basis only – and there will be no charge until the mission is confirmed and contact has taken place.  Please note that regrettably there will only be space for ONE delegate per company.