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Michael Todd

Sr Director, Film & Television Music,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
ASCAP Senior Director of Film & TV Music and Visual Media, Michael Todd, is a leader in the film and television music industry with over 20 years of experience.

At ASCAP, Todd fosters relationships with high-profile members, builds and protects current repertory and market share, and helps composers and songwriters develop their careers. He regularly interfaces with major and independent music publishers, film and TV studio executives, soundtrack label executives, composer agents, attorneys and managers, music supervisors, music editors, publicists, advertising agencies, high-profile recording artists and the music departments at prestigious universities.

Todd is a board member of the World Soundtrack Academy, which produces the World Soundtrack Awards at the Ghent International Film Festival. He is also a consultant to the Krakow Film Music Festival in Poland, the Festival International de Music de Cine in Córdoba, Spain, and Fimucité Tenerife International Film Music Festival in the Canary Islands. He has conducted interviews with major composers internationally, and given lectures on career building for aspiring composers.

For the past 14 years, Todd has led and produced the acclaimed ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis. This four-week intensive “boot camp” is designed to cultivate the next generation of film composers from around the world and provide access to Hollywood’s top resources. Alumni have gone on to build successful careers, garnering major awards and nominations (Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, G.A.N.G. awards, international film festivals). He has also produced panels, mentor sessions and live performances for ASCAP’s annual “I Create Music” EXPO and has contributed to the mentor program at the USC Thornton School of Music.

A graduate of the University of Miami with a degree in Studio Music and Jazz Performance on saxophone, Todd continues to perform and record professionally throughout the US and around the world.