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2nd Sunday Songwriters at FM (w/Mark Frieser,CEO of SyncSummit!)

  • FM Restuarant Bar and Lounge 340 3rd Street Jersey City, NJ, 07302 United States (map)

This Month's Music Industry Speaker is

Mark Frieser, CEO of SyncSummit NYC, LA, Paris, Madrid, London, Nashville, Tokyo. And now Jersey City!! June 9th 5pm-8pm

“2nd Sunday Songwriters at FM" is a monthly showcase of great regional (self published!) songwriters and composers. This month they’ll have Q&A access to an internationally renowned Music Publishing expert AND a half off ticket to June 13&14 NYC 2019 SyncSummit Conference

In between feature Acts (Debra Devi, Jeff Jacobs, Katja Larssen, Carol Lester Band) there will be a Spotify playlist of “2nd Sunday Songwriters at FM” features and friends for the event and for Industry Pros!

Each "2nd Sunday" evening at FM we mix Music Pleasure with Music Biz! Sunday June 9th is a fantastic line up of recording, performing and VERY well reviewed songwriters and performers with songs in TV, Film and Ads. Debra Devi, Jeff Jacobs and Carol Lester will talk about their experiences and The Industry. Music Supervisors,Film Festival Organizers, Filmmakers are invited and have been included in the Show as Industry Speakers in Q&A format.

KATJA LARSSEN w/Noah Rodriguez 17 year old Singer Songwriter with a voice, guitar chops and writing finesse way beyond her years!

Sunday June 9th Features

DEBRA DEVI, Internationally Acclaimed Musician and Author of "Language of The Blues" with songs in TV, FIlm

JEFF JACOBS, NYC Host of The Writer's Room and Touring Headliner with songs in TV, Film

Opening Guest KATJA LARSSEN, very gifted young local Songwriter who writes and performs beyond her years

Host: THE CAROL LESTER BAND (Peter Moffit, Vivian Warfield; Justin Valazquez, Daphna El Roy) Carol Lester's had Songs in TV, Film and Ads


Award Winning Musician and Author is a locally based Rock Powerhouse with International Acclaim. JamBase calls her "a supersonic fretburner who writes hauntingly memorable songs."

Devi self-placed her songs in film and TV, including two episodes of VH-1 Behind the Music, the feature films Tenderness (starring Russell Crowe, Laura Dern) and Getting Off (starring Brooke Smith, Christine Harnos), the theme for Stripped: Exposing the Business of Baring It All (Sundance Cable), and the end credit song "All That I Need" for the boxing film Fight LIke A Girl.

Ms. Devi will be at FM to share industry stories with self-published songwriters aspiring to license their work. She is currently represented by WacBIZ and will release three singles this summer featuring Gov't Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson.

Ms. Devi is also the author of the award-winning blues glossary The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John), blurbed by Bonnie Raitt and Joe Bonamassa. Ms Devi appears as a blues expert in the films America’s Blues and Mr. Handy’s Blues, and has been interviewed by NPR All Things Considered, The BluesMobile and USA Today.

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Hosts "The Writers Room" in NYC a monthly songwriters series in the Lower East Side. Son of an opera singer and a poet, Jeff has been winning over audiences since the release of his debut EP, “Enjoy The View” in 2010, of which several songs were featured on MTV's "Teen Mom 2." Jeff's EP was selected one of's featured albums of the week, and was among a dozen albums streamed worldwide alongside names such as R.E.M, Tony Lucca, and Hanz Zimmer. Enjoy Jeff solo, with his band "Jeff Jacobs n' Friends" at venues throughout NYC. He volunteers with Musicians On Call, providing music for hospital patients at their bedside. He has also done modeling shoots for Samson.

"Enjoy The View' is in the upper echelon of albums I've received...brilliant." - Anthony Famiglietti of WEHM Radio


While VP of Mamapalooza Music Publishing, MS Lester was an Industry Judge for six years for the IMA's Independent Music Awards. Mamapublooza, publishing arm was a non exclusive publishing company which represents 80 international "mom" songwriters for placements in TV. Ms Lester's "How Dare You" was placed in Trailers for USA TV Movie "Secret Cutting",

Local Red Cross, Amazon Books, Urban Jungle Play. Carol’s won ASCAPlus & Unisong Songwriter Awards.

At “2nd Sundays” Ms Lester hosts with the goal to share Industry Info & opportunities. Ms Lester promotes featured artists to her contacts in TV, Film & Ads with a philosophy of helping to rise all boats.

Mark Frieser, CEO SyncSummit

Sync Summits are high-level, focused networking events held in New York, Hollywood and Paris where top music supervisors, heads of music in visual and interactive media (TV, Film, Video Games, Advertising, the Internet and Mobile), label executives, publishers, music libraries, composers, artists, technologists, legal, accounting, brand managers and service providers gather for two days of discussion, networking and dealmaking.


Sync Summit is designed to be a different kind of conference – not a mere pitfchfest where the connections made are soon forgotten or not followed up, or a general glossing over of the music in media market. Rather, Sync Summit is organized around fostering real, productive networking opportunities, presenting case studies of how music is discovered and used, evolving business models in the music in media market as well as creative and promotional considerations.


Quality and value. Sync Summit is based around making sure that every attendee gets the highest level – and the greatest chances of success in the music for visual/interactive media market. This means:

Ample networking opportunities throughout the two days of the event, including connecting with attendees before the event starts though the Sync Summit website, structured networking events during the show, and post-show follow up.

A real dialog between attendees and speakers that features a “talk-show” format that allows attendees to ask questions during the panels and keynotes of top executives and creators in order to learn from their experiences and knowledge on what the best ways and means are to maximize success in the music in media market.

Practical take-aways like survey results, case studies and presentations that provide key data and information that can directly benefit how attendees do business.