The SMART concept was born in October 2013 after SMA Talent’s Lesley Jackson delivered a series of lectures in composer management and was struck by the enormous amount of talent and creativity of emerging composers.
SMART is a new platform for composers determined to make media composing their primary career. Separate from, but affiliated to, SMA Talent, SMART was officially launched in March 2014 and includes composers, arrangers and orchestrators from the UK and continental Europe.
With just a few credits and without representation opportunities, composing talent often lies undiscovered by both the domestic and international film and tv industries. The SMART mission is to assist composers to realise their aspirations.
Carolynne Wyper, co-founder of SMA Talent, has sought-out and championed talented media composers for over 20 years and the SMART programme is the realisation of Lesley and Carolynne’s shared passion for developing emerging talent.