Film and TV
Client Sync of the Month: Deep Dive – Position Music x Bridgerton (Synchblog)
We speak to Ty Salaza, VP of Creative Synch at LA-based Position Music, who discusses the use of Duomo’s “What About Us” (P!nk cover) in season two of Netflix’s hit show Bridgerton.
ASCAP Screen Music Awards include honors for Encanto, White Lotus (Variety)
Germaine Franco prevailed for film score of the year for “Encanto.” Cristobal Tapia de Veer won two of these peer-voted awards, for television score of the year and television theme as well, for “The White Lotus.
Here’s how ‘Illmatic’ came to soundtrack Ruth Langmore’s vengeful return in Ozark part two (Okay Player)
As show runner Chris Mundy said, it all began with a line from the series’ third episode “My Dripping Sleep,” where Ruth asks Tuck if he listens to “old-school hip-hop” like Tupac and Eazy-E.
Top TV Song Last Week: Sunshine by Lily Meola (Tunefind)
The top song comes from a Maui-born singer/songwriter and is featured at the end of last week’s episode. This soft rock song currently boasts over 87,000 streams on Spotify.
Music supervisor for Winning Time: finding the right songs to soundtrack the series was no layup (Variety)
Set in the ’80s, the series loosely tells the story of the Los Angeles Lakers, owner Jerry Buss and Magic Johnson. Hilfer came on board and immediately pulled “cool, stylized music from the period and before, so we could paint a picture of that time in L.A.”
Along For The Ride Soundtrack: Every Song In Netflix Movie Explored (HITC)
The music in a film or TV show can often make or break the final product as the choice of songs can add just the right feeling to each scene.
Inside the bizarre music of reality shows like Selling Sunset (TV Insider)
Like many other reality shows of the 2010s and 2020s — Love Is Blind, Bling Empire, Married at First Sight, 12 Dates of Christmas, and countless others — Selling Sunset uses music that isn’t recognizable and is thus cheap to license.
Euphoria Music Supervisor Jen Malone got ‘coolest text’ from Tupac Estate, says ‘He would have been a fan of Zendaya’ – Sound & Screen (Deadline)
Sometimes, her cup runneth over: the pilot episode of the show featured 37 songs. But that doesn’t always mean everyone is clamoring to have their tunes in Euphoria. “I’ve come across some denials. We use a lot of catalog music. We are dealing with estates that are not necessarily comfortable with the content [of the show].”
iPod Commercials defined an era for Music in Marketing: The 10 most iconic Ads (Billboard)
Songs used in iPod commercials during the device’s heyday got a massive boost in visibility and sales, with Steve Jobs himself often hand-picking and giving final approval on songs used in some of Apple’s best-known ads.
Ad Round Up – April 2022 (dlmdd)`
Malibu, Deliveroo, TENA, The V&A and HeyCar – a truly delicious lineup of brands who had best music in their ads from April.
The methodology behind great sync: a breakdown for brands, content creators & supervisors (DMN)
What’s the secret behind great sync matches? Here’s a comprehensive look at the ‘Music Select Methodology (MSM)’ by Joe Belliotti of MassiveMusic North America.
3 reasons brands should invest in sonic branding (Massive Music)
With over 20,000 brand messages appearing to the average adult every day, it takes a lot of effort just to be heard. But to be listened to – to influence change, spark emotion, or tell a story – requires everything you’ve got. Let sound do the heavy lifting.
Lil Baby previews new song ‘Dark Mode’ in Beats by Dre Commercial with Ja Morant (NME)
Lil Baby has shared a tease of new music – a fiery, headstrong tune titled ‘Dark Mode’ in a new advert for Beats By Dre.
In the Clear(ance) – Deborah Mannis-Gardner on Licensing Music in the Metaverse (Synchblog)
Deborah Mannis-Gardner discusses the challenges of clearing music in the metaverse and her mission to future-proof music licensing for new technologies.
Cutting Edge Media Music cuts slate partnership deal with Asbury Park Pictures (Deadline)
Cutting Edge Media Music has inked a slate partnership deal with Asbury Park Pictures, which will see it fund five of the company’s films, in exchange for the corresponding original music publishing rights.
Shutterstock buys stock video marketplace Pond5 for $210m, including a library of 1.6m royalty-free music tracks (MBW)
Shutterstock claims that its acquisition of Pond5 solidifies its position as “the premium destination for its global customer community for unique access to editorial content, video footage and music”.
Production music veteran Randy Wachtler launches 11 One/Music (Music Row)
The production company features extensive news music packages and a robust music library for news themes, advertising, sports, film and TV music.
SyncMama targets creators with ‘royalty-included’ music licensing service (Music Ally)
One of the challenges they face are their clips being taken down if rightsholders claim they are making unauthorised use of their music. SyncMama, which launched in April, is marketing itself as the solution to these creators’ problems.
Multimedia Music Acquires Atlantic Screen Music Catalog (Variety)
Atlantic Screen Music includes rights to scores including “2 Guns,” “Lone Survivor,” “The Host,” “Dredd,” “Escape Plan” and “Broken City.”
Atlanta-based music technology company simplifies licensing process (The Atlanta Voice)
Jarett Hines is the co-founder and CEO of Music Tech Works, a parent company that creates user-friendly technology that can help simplify the idea of music licensing.
A&R Coordinator – Music Vine (Leeds)
Working within our Catalogue Team and reporting to our A&R Manager, the core focuses of your role will be to drive strategic catalogue growth.
Producer – 1107 Studios (UK)
We are looking for a Producer to come on board and join the award-winning 1107 Studios production team after an exceptional first year.
Creative Sync Licensing Director / Advertising – Megatrax (Remote – East Coast, USA)
Must have prior experience and successful track record in sync licensing, music pitching, and sales/business development.
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.