10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Friday 5 October 2018

SensoriaPro is our unique, informal gathering of composers, filmmakers, music publishers, music supervisors, games developers and festivals all under one roof to discuss the latest innovations in music and the moving image. The event is a must-attend event with a stunning line up of speakers, direct access to international buyers and informal, friendly networking.


9:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 11:00

* Composing for Film – Masterclass with Ilan Eshkeri 

IlanEshkeri Photo By Rusne Draz2

Ilan Eshkeri is an award winning British composer whose extensive catalogue of film & television work includes multiple Oscar & BAFTA winning films, ranging from Still Alice and The Young Victoria through to Shaun The Sheep. Recently, he has co-created two ballets and composed music for astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia mission to the International Space Station. Eshkeri was also commissioned by Burberry for their game-changing autumn 2016 fashion show in London. He will give some insights into composing for film and also talking about his very successful and varied career.
Ilan will be in conversation with Shelley O’Brien (Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University).

In association with PRS for Music

11:10 – 12:10

* The Value of Publishing in 2018

An overview of the changing landscape of revenue from publishing from changes in Broadcast policy to digital service providers and the importance of syncs. With record levels of royalties being collected and distributed to music creators, in particular revenue from online platforms, this session aims to analyse, discuss and de-mystify the money paid by digital service providers (Spotify, Facebook, Netflix, GooglePlay, Apple Music, YouTube, Soundcloud etc.).
Panelists include Andy Farrow (AMF Music Publishing), Dr Jörn Radloff
(Head of Rights & Repertoire, ICE), writer & singer Eckoes and Jataneel Banerjee from PRS for Music who will also be shedding light on the new Broadcast policy changes and it’s effect on publishing income.

12:20 – 13:20

* Sound: New Sensations 

This session will look at how we listen, plus how acoustics and immersive audio could make a difference to our future listening experiences.
Guests include: Trevor Cox, Professor of Acoustic Engineering at the University of Salford where he carries out research and teaching focussing on architectural acoustics, signal processing and audio perception. Trevor is also an author and radio broadcaster having presented many documentaries on BBC radio and written books for academics and the general public.
Joe Thwaites, inhouse composer at Sony Interactive Entertainment, who is working on Sony’s first full-length VR game ‘Blood & Truth’, and ‘Dreams’. Joe will also be discussing audio implementation & audio design within VR.

The session will be moderated by Professor Nikki Dibben (University of Sheffield Music Dept)


13:20 – 13:55 Lunch Break

13:55 – 14:50

* Funding for Musicians        

A guide to the various avenues for funding and support for musicians at every stage in their career. Featuring Richard Brown (Relationship Manager, Music – Arts Council England), Chris Tams (BPI), Winifred Sandy (PRS Foundation), Joe Danher (Help Musicians UK) – chaired by Phil Patterson (Independent Music Consultant).

 15:05 – 16:15

* Scoring Contest


A unique opportunity for delegates to score or place music to the teaser trailer for a new film The Runaways with the chance to have their submissions critiqued at SensoriaPro by a panel of industry experts led by Ian Neil (Head of Music & Film, Sony) along with Connie Farr (ThinkSync) & Jenna Fentimen (Manners McDade).


The teaser trailer features highlights from the film interspersed with some dialogue.
The filmmakers require a new score or suggested placement that is ‘feel-good, humorous and uplifting but intercut with scenes of sadness and menace’. Vocal tracks might have the keywords, ‘running away’, ‘chase’, ‘escaping’, ‘together’ & ‘family’.

Register now to download the trailer and submit your work.

Sheffield Robotics will be on-hand throughout the day to demo teleoperations of robots. You can come and say “Hi” to Pepper the robot.

* End of play networking drinks courtesy of Locksley Gin.

  • Discounted rate offered for group bookings of 8 people or more – please contact

* Discounted affiliate rates available for paid-up members of AIF, AIM, BASCA, BIMM, BPI, Creative Scotland, MPA, PRS for Music, FAC, PPL, SMIA, Screened Music Network, MMF, SYFN, PCAM, MPG, ISM & Musicians’ Union.

* Concessionary passes are available to full time students and registered claimants.

Proof of status must be provided at the registration desk on the day.



Arts Council England
British Council
Heritage Fund
Key Fund
Department for Culture, Media and Sport