Film and TV
Why Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’? The Batman Soundtrack Explained (Classic FM)
The first sound audiences hear when sitting down to watch DC’s new big screen comic book offering, The Batman, is the opening of Schubert’s Ave Maria.
‘Euphoria’ Synchs Drive Streaming Gains ‘Unlike Any Other TV Show’ (Billboard)
The HBO hit has brought bumps up to 2,316% and Shazam searches surges up to 10,000% for its featured songs.
Trends in Music Sync — A Chat with Top Female Music Supervisors (Digital Music News)
Digital Music News recently sat down with three highly influential music supervisors and creative directors to discuss rising trends in the sync space.
Nirvana’s ‘Something in the Way’ Surges in Streams After ‘The Batman’ Release (Billboard)
Thanks to its feature in ‘The Batman,’ a deep cut from Nirvana’s classic 1991 album ‘Nevermind’ has been surging in streams since the film’s release.
‘Pam & Tommy’ Music Supervisor Explains Hard Selling Dolly Parton to Score Finale Song — Q&A (IndieWire)
“Dolly Parton’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ was scripted from the very beginning,” music supervisor Amanda Thomas said.
Jessica Chastain, Lin-Manuel Miranda Join Music Supervisors Awards (Variety)
Javier Bardem, Jessica Chastain, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kristen Wiig and Ryan Tedder have been named as some of the presenters for the 12th annual Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards.
Top TV Song Last Week: March 9: I’m Tired by Labrinth and Zendaya | March 15: Lost With You by Raye Zaragoza & Viv Parker (Tunefind)
Songs from Euphoria and Grey’s Anatomy took the top spots for the most popular songs on Tunefind over the last couple of weeks.
Bridgerton’s season 2 soundtrack includes Rihanna (Marie Claire)
Season 2 is not missing a beat, with reimagined versions of Diamonds by Rihanna, Sign of the Times by Harry Styles and Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball among a stacked soundtrack.
The Batman: 10 best uses of Nirvana songs in Film & TV (Screen Rant)
Like Led Zeppelin, it’s notoriously difficult to license Nirvana songs to use in film and television productions, because Courtney Love is protective of the rights and only loans the songs out to certain filmmakers
Trailer music trends and notes after the pandemic (Synchblog)
The pandemic may have caused studios to cease production for a time, yet trailer production has remained fairly robust, as streaming companies picked up some of the slack created by empty movie theaters.
“Brands need to think about who they are as a sound” (Little Black Book)
MullenLowe creative directors Bronwyn Sweeney and Loren Cook on creating cultural moments, and the most persuasive sound in the world.
Will 2022 be the year of the ‘Sonic Boom’? (Little Black Book)
There is a rising tide of awareness in the world of sonic branding, and 2022 could well be the year of the ‘sonic boom’. A year in which branding experts and marketers finally get to grips with the power of sound and start to capitalise on its ability to engage emotionally with consumers.
Olivier Deriviere’s Radical Vision for Video Game Music (Bandcamp Daily)
Deriviere is an evangelist for expanding the possibilities of interactive music and sound in games. He sees it not just as a technological imperative, but a necessary ingredient in the maturation of video games as an artform that can rival the power of great literature or cinema.
Giorgio Moroder to Produce Music for new Video Game, Vengeance Is Mine (EDM)
Moroder, who has collaborated with Daft Punk, David Bowie and many more over the course of his illustrious career, will be joined by the game’s Associate Creative Director, Stefanie Joosten, on vocals.
Demands by Moonbug Entertainment that composers hand over performing rights royalties condemned by The Ivors Academy and MU (The Ivors Academy)
The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union – who represent tens of thousands of musicians, songwriters and composers in the UK – have condemned the use of a ‘letter of direction’ by Moonbug Entertainment to force composers to assign the company all revenues from performing rights royalties when signing a contract with them.
Gaming firm Unity follows Epic Games into Music Events (Music Ally)
The two companies say they will bring “a brand new, persistent metaverse world to its fans community where they can gather and engage virtually for live music performances regardless of location”.
TikTok launches a music distribution platform, SoundOn (TechCrunch)
The new platform allows artists to upload their music directly to TikTok and to parent company ByteDance’s own music streaming service Resso, in addition to global streaming platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and Tencent’s Joox.
Warner joins $14m funding round in AI music startup LifeScore (MBW)
The startup was founded by film and video game composer Philip Sheppard, Tom Gruber, the co-inventor of Siri and a respected AI expert, Ian Drew, who is described as “a serial technology entrepreneur”, and Chris Walch, a former attorney at Latham & Watkins.
Downtown Music and Kobalt suspend operations in Russia (Music Ally)
“This means we will not distribute any new music to Russian DSPs including Yandex, VKontakte and Zvooq, we will terminate all local music publishing royalty collection activities and we will exclude Russia from all worldwide synchronization licenses,” announced Downtown Music CEO Andrew Bergman in an email to staff.
Music Supervisor / Business Development Manager (Advertising) – No Sheet Music (London)
The successful candidate will manage bespoke composition projects from start to finish, negotiate licence terms and proactively pitch music from our No Sheet Music and Cover Songs catalogues across the branded /advertising sector.
Part-Time Co-ordinator – UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors (Remote)
This opportunity will suit someone who is a graduate or at the beginning of their music supervision career, or returning from childcare sabbatical period, which will enable them to gain further experience.
Coordinator – International Production Music Group (IPMG) (Remote)
We are looking for a coordinator who will help IPMG fulfil their goals and work closely with our board, consisting of major and independent production music companies’ representatives.
12th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards (March 20th)
The Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards are presented annually at an event hosted by the non-profit Guild Of Music Supervisors with the purpose of highlighting and celebrating the highest achievement of music use in video games, advertising, trailers, documentaries, film, and television.