Demi Lovato will take part in an X Factor Q&A with Epic Records chairman/ CEO L.A. Reid at this year’s Billboard/ The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, taking place Oct. 24-25 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Reid, winner of three Grammy Awards, will discuss his career as a producer, songwriter and label executive at Epic, where he has been building the label concurrently with his stint on Fox’s ‘X Factor.’
The two co-judges join already announced two-time Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla as a keynote speaker. Santaolalla will discuss his award-winning work on ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ Motorcycle Diaries’ and ‘Babel’ in addition to his latest film score, ‘On the Road.’ Also confirmed for this year’s conference: pop superstar Christina Aguilera.
For the first time, the conference will provide an opportunity for musicians to get their music heard and evaluated by music representatives actively pitching music for placement in film, TV and commercials. The conference will also include panels on composing, music supervision, advertising, publishing and career-building plus case studies on hit TV shows and films, live performances, one-on-one sessions and networking opportunities.