Thank you to all who joined us for

Creative Circles Forum:

“The Business of Music”

Thursday, March 8, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm


Bill Bennett, Chief Business Development and Consultant, B Brands
Charles Martin Inouye, President & Co-Founder, Liquid Music/Music Editor
Amy Roach, Vice President, Connections at iHeartMedia
Ryan Shore, Emmy and Grammy Nominated Composer, Songwriter, and Conductor

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Burbank Arts for All Foundation hosts Creative Circles Forum conversations twice a year to bring our community together in support of the arts, arts education, and creative innovation in Burbank! Through this Forum focused on The Business of Music, the Foundation strives to move the conversation forward regarding BUSD’s Music Is Instrumental Campaign, connecting instrumental music programs in BUSD to career pathways with some of the top businesses in Burbank.

Learn About Our Experts in the Music Business:

Bill Bennett for webBill Bennett
Chief Business Development and Consultant 
B Brands

Bill Bennett was born and raised in Nashville and literally does not remember ever not being around music and musicians. “I started out working for CBS now Sony Music at 20 years old and took a path that led me through Memphis, Miami then New York City doing promotion, marketing and artist development. Irving Azoff brought me to Los Angeles to bring rock music to MCA Records where I caught the eye of David Geffen who hired me to be the GM of Geffen Records and ultimately the President through the 90’s. I next went to work for Madonna to run Maverick Records then Warner Bros. Records in Nashville to build a roster and studio. I now work with several brands that I identify with like Levi’s, Fender, Shinola and Filson to help them with identifying artists that align with their aesthetic and integrity.”


Charles Martin Inouye for webCharles Martin Inouye
President & Co-Founder, Liquid Music

Music Editor for such films as Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleThe Jungle BookX-Men: The Last Stand , and more!

Chuck Martin Inouye has worked in the film industry for 32 years. He is currently President and co-founder of Liquid Music, a music editing company based in Burbank that works closely with composers, directors, and editors on feature films and occasionally on tv projects. Liquid Music is in its 15th year and works regularly with composers John Debney, Alan Silvestri, John Paesano, and David Newman among others. The company has also worked with directors Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Barbra Streisand, Jon Favreau, Garry Marshall, Ivan Reitman, Wes Ball, and Paul and Chris Weitz.

Chuck’s musical journey started in the Los Angeles area with various high school rock bands and continued at Chapman College in Orange, California. Following college, he traveled around the southern hemisphere and started his professional musical career as a guitarist/singer for ten months in Australia. An expired visa sent him back to the U.S. where he spent several successful years in the bar band circuit. In 1980, Chuck became the lead guitarist for singer Juice Newton and toured with her for five years. In 1985, Chuck transitioned from guitarist to music editor, trading one creative process for another.

Liquid Music has also worked with several UCLA film classes, giving students a first hand look at music editing and showing them how music can powerfully affect film. The hours spent with those future directors always spark great conversation and insight.

Some of Chuck’s credits: What’s Love Got To Do With It, American Pie, About A Boy, Rush Hour 3, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, High School Musical 3, The Jungle Book, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, and Ready Player One. (Click here for the rest of his credits on!)


Amy Roach for web 2Amy Roach
Vice President, Connections at iHeartMedia

Amy Roach is the Vice President of iHeartMedia’s Connection sales team, a team that works with top advertisers across iHeartMedia’s multiple platforms to create custom, integrated marketing programs. iHeartMedia is the #1 media company in the US, reaching 271M people every week across their 850 radio stations in 150 markets, in addition to 110M registered users on iHeartRadio and 129M social followers. Amy specializes in automotive and works with Honda and Nissan to create artist-driven programs using radio, events, digital, social and influencers.

Amy joined iHeartMedia (formally known as Clear Channel Media + Entertainment) in 2004 and has worked on the advertising side of the music business, highlighting the unique connection people have with radio, music and artists for the brands she works with.

Amy has lead the Honda Stage music program for the last 4 years, collaborating with over 60 artists for a content-driven marketing program. Artists include Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Ed Sheeran, Pit Bull and emerging artists like Grace Vanderwaal and Sabrina Carpenter. The Honda Stage program supports artists with a massive promotional platform that includes high-level performance capture, radio driven promotion and support of their latest projects. Amy has also most recently worked with Blake Shelton and Warner Nashville for a program with the Nissan Titan to support his latest album release, including exclusive acoustic performances and story-driven content around the album.


Ryan Shore for web 2Ryan Shore
Emmy and Grammy Nominated Composer, Songwriter, and Conductor 

Ryan Shore is a 2x Emmy Award and Grammy Award nominated composer, songwriter, music director, and conductor for film, television, virtual reality, games, records, concerts, and theater.

Shore was Assistant Music Director and Contributing Composer / Arranger / Orchestrator for the 87th Academy Awards, where he worked with artists including Lady Gaga, John Legend, Adam Levine, Anna Kendrick, Common, Tim McGraw, Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jennifer Hudson.

Shore’s 60+ scoring credits include Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (Lucasfilm), Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix) starring Julie Andrews with all new puppets from the Jim Henson Company, The Legend of Muay Thai: 9 SATRA, Penn Zero: Part Time Hero (Disney Television Animation), Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (Warner Bros), Scooby-Doo! And WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon (Warner Bros), R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (Universal), SpyHunter (Warner Bros), The Shrine (IFC), Prime (Universal), Cop and a Half: New Recruit (Universal), Harvard Man (Lions Gate), The Girl Next Door (Anchor Bay),  Stan Helsing (Anchor Bay), Cabin Fever 2 (Lions Gate), Numb (Sony), Sesame Street (PBS), P.O.V. (PBS), and The X Factor (FOX).

Shore has conducted orchestras around the world in recordings and concerts including The New York Philharmonic, The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra, The Czech Philharmonic, as well as conducting concerts for Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions and Soundtracks Live! featuring music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Shore’s Broadway and theater credits include orchestrations and arrangements for Broadway concerts starring Tony Award winners Sutton Foster, Idina Menzel, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, Kristen Chenoweth, Heather Headley, and Faith Prince, as well as music directing the Los Angeles production of Heathers: The Musical, directed by Andy Fickman.

Additionally, Shore plays saxophone and has performed with artists including John Williams, Matchbox Twenty, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Dave Koz, Arturo Sandoval, Gerry Mulligan, Ana Gasteyer, Mark Ballas, and Clark Terry.

Burbank Arts for All Foundation hosts these forums to bring together our community in support of the arts, arts education in BUSD and creative innovation in Burbank.

Become a Circle of Champions member of the Burbank Arts for All Foundation and receive complimentary tickets to future Creative Circles Forum membership events!

Burbank Arts for All Foundation’s mission is to ensure every student in Burbank public schools receives a quality arts education as part of their core curriculum.


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