Becky Bentham, Music Supervisor in Sing Street

Becky entered the music industry working at the Performing Rights Society before moving into audio post-production at Goldcrest Films and Roger Cherrills in Soho. Becky then travelled to Australia where she managed post-production audio facilities in Sydney.

On her return to the UK in 1992 Becky established herself as a Music Supervisor and Composer Agent at Air-Edel Associates until 2002, when she set up Hothouse Music Ltd, which burst onto the scene securing its position as the Europe’s leading Music Supervision Company and Composer Agency. Becky received the Ion Productions Business Award at Women in Film and TV awards 2009.

Becky’s extensive list of composer clients includes Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Harry Gregson-Williams, Angelo Badalementi and Gabriel Yared. After 20 years working closely with Composers, Directors and Producers, handling all aspects of music production for feature film, Becky’s knowledge of this industry is second to none.

Becky’s reputation as a first-rate music supervisor is established not only in the UK but also in the USA where clients include Universal, Warner Bros., Dreamworks 20th Century Fox, MGM, Sony, The Weinstein Company, HBO, and Disney.

Responsibilities on projects include; budget control, track research, track clearances, selection of music team (composer, musicians, studios, orchestrators, conductors, programmers, copyists, music editors and engineers etc), contract negotiations, session planning, session attendance, securing soundtrack deals etc.

Becky also has a wealth of experience in supervising on-set music and musicians. This involves the organization of everything from pre-records to on-set filming with musicians/singers: from sourcing and clearing tracks and commissioning new material as required, handling contract negotiations, hiring arrangers, musicians and singers (including vocal coaching for cast members) and coordinating pre-record sessions, to distributing rehearsal material to relevant personnel prior to shoot, liaising with on-set sound, props and costume teams, scheduling and supervising on set filming with musicians and providing full budgets and cost breakdowns to Producers. Becky has supervised on-set music for a range of high profile films including Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, De-Lovely, La Vie En Rose, The Edge Of Love, Strictly Sinatra, One Chance and The Book Thief.

Becky has vast experience of score recording throughout the UK and Europe and in source music clearances, using her broad knowledge of popular and classical music to work with Directors and Producers to choose appropriate material both artistically and financially.

Projects which illustrate her expertise include the feature films Les Miserables, Mamma Mia!, La Vie En Rose for which she won a Czech Lion Award in 2008, John Madden’s Shakespeare In Love, Ridley Scott’s Kingdom Of Heaven and Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.