At the tail of Women’s History Month in the US, the Association of Music Producers continues to celebrate women in our industry by calling for actionable steps to advance gender-equality in the music industry.
Featuring a trio of game-changing female music leaders on the advertising music scene, AMP is holding the latest panel discussion in its series titled “Amplify Her Voice: Creating Space to Advance Equality.” Open to all, this panel will take place on Thursday, April 14, at 4pm PT / 7pm ET.
Moderated by Found Objects’ executive producer and music supervisor, Jennie Armon, the panel will include McCann’s business manager/music Jamie Jou, freelance music supervisor Sarah Tembeckjian and T. Terressa Tate, sound designer and mixer at Heard City.
Armon will highlight the panelists’ experiences, celebrate their achievements and offer actionable steps that attendees can utilize to promote gender equality in the industry. There will also be a short Q&A following the panel. This virtual Zoom event is open to all AMP Members, along with the general public. To RSVP, click here.
As moderator, Armon brings an extensive background to her role. Starting her career at the ad agency Publicis, she’s been a band manager, promoter and DJ. Her company, Found Objects, won the 2021 AMP “Best in Show” honor for its work for the New Orleans Jazz Heritage Foundation, and Armon herself was recently nominated for Best Music Supervision in Advertising by the Guild of Music Supervisors.
Tate, who joined Heard City last year, is an Atlanta native who holds a Master’s degree in counseling psychology and previously pursued a career in acting and music. She started her career at Final Cut and worked up through the ranks until she was solely doing sound design and mixing. Her work has received accolades from Ad Forum, Cannes Lions, AICP and the One Show, and includes music videos for artists like Beyoncé. She’s also part of #FreeTheWork, a non-profit initiative advocating on behalf of women for equal opportunities to bid on commercial jobs in the global advertising industry.
Prior to joining McCann, Jou had a multi-faceted career that included roles as a Data Management Agent at HFA, Copyright Analyst at Sony Music, Music Licensing Specialist at NBC, and BA Manager for the Talent Group at Condé Nast. She cultivated her passion for the industry through honing her skills as a musician and singer from an early age, and in college she developed her love for copyright and licensing, which she’s brought into all of her roles.
Tembeckjian is an award-winning Music Supervisor / Music Producer based in Brooklyn & Hudson, New York. She got her start at dms.FM / Downtown Music Publishing and later switched sides into music supervision with in-house positions at Vice Media and dentsu mcgarrybowen. As an independent Music Supervisor, she takes on an array of projects across different media, with a focus in advertising and branded content. Recent brand clients include Facebook, Instagram, American Express, Chase and The New York Times.
The panel is the latest initiative on the part of AMP’s D&I Committee. Its mission statement is to “give a voice to the voiceless through access, mentorship and best practices and seeks to ensure inclusion and and equity for underrepresented talent in our industry.” In addition to Armon at Found Objects, the committee’s members includes AMP President Georg Bissen of MetaTechnik, Carol Dunn of Human, Nan Wilson of Manage Ad Music, Adrian Womack of Racket Club and Craig Caniglia of Human.