Film and TV
Explaining Hollywood: How to get a job as a music supervisor (LA Times)
“Everyone who works on the movie knows two things,” says music supervisor George Drakoulias. “They know how to do their job, and they know what the music should be — because everyone has a visceral reaction to music.”
The Moon Knight theme song and score add the perfect mood to the series (Distractify)
In many Marvel series and films, the music is overwhelmingly epic, or even mysterious, but the vibe behind the music of Moon Knight is distinctly different.
Top TV Song Last Week: El Melouk (feat. 3enba & Double Zuksh) by Ahmed Saad (Tunefind)
Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight premiered on Disney+ at the end of March and quickly became one of the highest searched shows on Tunefind. The top TV song last week comes from an Egyptian singer and features another Egyptian artist and duo.
The Dropout music supervisor on Katy Perry, Lil Wayne synchs (Variety)
When crafting the soundtrack for Hulu’s “The Dropout,” music supervisor Maggie Phillips and show creator Elizabeth Meriwether sought out, as Phillips puts it, “songs that scream 2010.”
10 songs that became famous for being featured in a TV series (Screen Rant)
Plenty of songs found fame thanks to being featured on TV shows, like “How To Save A Life” by The Fray and Phantom Planet’s “California.”
‘Fresh’ Director, Music Supervisor Break Down That “Obsession” Scene (The Hollywood Reporter)
Mimi Cave and Gabe Hilfer also explain how they balanced the film’s competing genres in the music, how star Sebastian Stan influenced song choices and the surprising personal connection to the film’s end credits song.
How Son Lux Crafted a Maximalist Soundtrack for ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ (Rolling Stone)
The L.A.-based band talks experimenting with new instruments and collaborating with everyone from André 3000 to David Byrne to match the film’s wildly shifting tones.
The Music+Sound Awards Talk To… RYAN SVENDSEN, 2022 MASA Juror, Music Supervisor + Head of Music at Millennium Media. (Music+Sound Awards)
Eminent Music Supervisor, Ryan, has worked on the likes of The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, The Protégé and Jolt. Hear what he had to say when we grabbed a few of his precious minutes with him…
Joel Speaks to His Neighbors: Eric Shaw – VP, Creative Marketing at Sony Music Publishing (Synchblog)
Eric Shaw on pitching legendary songs for advertising opportunities and the most interesting developments across the music publishing sector.
Meta hypes personalized ads with catchy dance track by Peaches (Muse by Clio)
The electro-pop chanteuse doesn’t appear, but she sings the praises of a bakery, tailor shop, nail salon and an eco-sponge maker, all of which run personalized ads across Meta’s Facebook and Instagram platforms.
Five minutes with Karolina Namyslowski (Transform Magazine)
Karolina Namyslowski, creative director at amp sound branding, talks to Transform about the evolution of sonic branding and the challenges of working in the industry as a woman.
The Annual Music+Sound Awards now open for 2022 Global entries (LBB Online)
For an eleventh year, The Music+Sound Awards will globally celebrate music and sound creative excellence in broadcast advertising, online advertising, branding and idents.
Olivier Deriviere: Scoring Interactive Action (Audio Media International)
A composer wowing gamers with his evolving, textured score for zombie epic Dying Light 2, Olivier Deriviere explains how creating music for video games requires a wholly different philosophy than scoring for film and television.
How an all-star musical lineup changed video game soundtracks forever (Games Radar)
From Nile Rodgers to Steve Vai, John Mayer, Incubus, Breaking Benjamin and Hoobastank, Halo 2 was a watershed moment for video game OSTs.
10 best video game theme songs (Screen Rant)
From the platformer Sonic Colors to the FFXIV expansion Shadowbringers, some games draw players in from the start with excellent opening theme songs.
Sony is spending $1bn to buy another 3% stake in Epic Games to help ‘build the metaverse’ (MBW)
Epic Games says this latest agreement gives it a $31.5 billion post-investment equity valuation – meaning that Sony’s new $1 billion investment has bought it an additional slice worth approximately 3.2% of Epic.
Ty Salazar Promoted to VP of Creative Synch at Position Music (Synchblog)
Salazar has been with Position Music for over eight years and works closely with Emily Weber, VP, Head of Synch, specializing in film and television synchronization efforts.
Big Yellow Dog Music promotes three in sync department (Music Row)
Big Yellow Dog Music has announced the promotion of three members of their Sync Department including Alex Stefano to Vice President, Sophie Hopkins to Director, and Nicole Rhodes to Senior Coordinator.
The trouble with Licensing Music in the Metaverse (Music Ally)
“There can be 10 writers on every song, and those can be from 10 different publishers, and the master recording can have a shared master or samples in it, and it’s extremely difficult to imagine how an artist who’s in that existing ecosystem can just go and be nimble in the metaverse,” says Vickie Nauman.
Clearance Coordinator – Universal Music Publishing Group (New York)
This person will assist the Music for Advertising Clearance team with timely and accurate rights research, logging of relevant deal terms, vendor set-up, and the processing of license requests.
Creative Licensing Manager, US Television – Audio Network (Los Angeles)
Based in our LA office, the ideal candidate will have a background in Music and knowledge of the US Television Production Market.
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.
SYNC CON Online (April 23rd-24th)
SYNC CON, #1 music licensing conference in North America, connects the dots between music creators & decision makers for music use in media.
Summer Sync/Tech Summit (July 25th-27th)
The Summer Sync/Tech Summit is an hybrid event with two days live in Nashville and online all three days event that will connect you and your music with the top decision makers in music licensing and composition for all forms of visual and interactive media.