Film and TV
No Time To Die: Everything you Need to Know About the new James Bond Soundtrack (BBC Music Magazine)
Covid-related cancellations and postponements have made No Time To Die feel like the most anticipated film of the decade. But will the film – and, more importantly, the music – live up to the hype?
GMS ‘Sync of the Month’ (UK & EU Guild of Music Supervisors)
We are rolling out a new monthly short feature where we hear from a selection of UK & European Music Supervisors discussing their ‘Sync of The Month’
Listen to Eminem Team Up with Skylar Grey, Polo G and Mozzy for New Venom 2 Song (NME)
Eminem‘s new song with Skylar Grey – which also features Polo G and Mozzy – for the Venom 2 soundtrack has been released – you can listen to ‘Last One Standing’ below.
‘White Rabbit’ Enters The Matrix: From Vague Pitch to ‘Stunning’ Result and ‘Significant’ Payday (Billboard)
Six months ago, somebody from Warner Bros. Pictures called Jeff Jampol, manager of Jefferson Airplane, and asked if a mysterious, unnamed big-budget film could license “White Rabbit” for a synch.
Top TV Song Last Week: ‘Hello’ by Martin Solveig & Dragonette (Tunefind)
Last week’s episode of Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ features a Coach Beard-centric storyline and the most popular song on Tunefind. The late night London adventures climax with a hit song from over a decade ago that plays as Coach Beard dances it out.
Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr share two new James Bond No Time To Die score songs (NME)
The tracks come ahead of the UK release of the long-awaited 007 film next week (September 30) and follows last year’s ‘No Time To Die’ title track, written with and performed by Billie Eilish.
Get a Sneak Peak into the Songs Behind FIFA 22 from Steve Schnur, President of Music for EA Games (Spotify)
To celebrate the official soundtrack release—and get fans hyped up for the game debut in less than two short weeks—we spoke with Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive & President of Music, EA Games.
Japanese Breakfast on Composing Sable’s Sprawling Ambient Soundtrack (The Verge)
Ahead of Sable’s launch on Thursday and the release of the official soundtrack on Friday, I got the opportunity to talk to Zauner about composing the music for the game.
FIFA 22 Soundtrack: Why Getting on it is a ‘Bucket List’ Moment (BBC News)
Not many other games have music curation that makes such an impact – and by investing in such a strong line up for Fifa 22 developers are clearly keen to keep this legacy going.
VR Music Game Beat Saber gets a 10-song Billie Eilish Pack (Music Ally)
Beat Saber launched an Interscope-themed mixtape pack in May this year, and now it has a 10-track Billie Eilish pack from its partnership with the same label.
How to Match the Right Audio to your Ad (The Drum)
David Courtier-Dutton, chief executive of SoundOut, explores the importance of audio and music to a marketing campaign – it may be one of the most underestimated assets at the disposal of those in the industry.
Sonic Branding: What is a Sonic Logo Anyway? (Massive Music)
Just like any good visual logo, a sonic logo with a story has grown a pair of legs. It has a legacy and tells us about a brand in a matter of seconds.
Thinking in Sound: The Magic of Sync with Heather Boyd (LBB Online)
Believe’s head of sync, USA & Canada on telling a story, the passion and intensity of the music industry and curating soundtracks to her life.
OK Computer: Will the Next Phase of the Music Industry Take Place Inside the Metaverse? (Synchblog)
The music industry is experimenting more and more with the metaverse. Is this the future or a marketing-led tech fantasy? Ben Gilbert investigates.
Jenny Swiatowy Promoted to Senior Vice President of Creative Sync, Licensing and Brand Partnerships, at Capitol Music Group (MBW)
“I’m honored to lead this exceptionally dynamic, talented and seasoned team that has executed game-changing partnerships for artists across every CMG label, and has performed magnificently during these especially challenging times”, said Swiatowy.
Former Coca-Cola Music Head Joe Belliotti Named CEO of MassiveMusic NA (Adweek)
MassiveMusic, the global creative music agency that was recently acquired by music licensing platform Songtradr, has hired Joe Belliotti as CEO of MassiveMusic North America.
5 Important Talking Points in Production Music Right Now (Synchblog)
With the Production Music Conference (PMC) a week away, we run through key themes in the production music business right now and look at how they’ll be addressed during the event.
Twitch makes Deal with NMPA, but Streamers still can’t Play Licensed Music (The Washington Post)
Twitch’s new process focuses on “going-forward flagrant uses of music” and warns streamers instead of penalizing them right off the bat.
TikTok is evolving into a very different kind of music streaming giant (MBW)
For the music industry, TikTok is expanding far beyond its core function as a repository for frivolous viral videos.
Execs Pay Tribute to Celeste’s Sync Power at Music Week Awards (Music Week)
Executives from Warner Chappell, Universal Music Globe and Leland Music have praised Celeste’s ability to write music for picture after the star’s John Lewis sync won big at the Music Week Awards.
Licensing Manager – Melodie (Los Angeles)
Melodie is seeking an experienced Sync Licensing Manager to spearhead our independent film & TV licensing operations in the US.
Sync Licensing Representative – Bopper Music (Canada)
Bopper is seeking Creative Sync Licensing Representatives all across Canada to research and generate opportunities to secure music placements.
How to Approach the New Era of Sync – Oct 14th, 1pm ET
Catch our founder Joel Jordan speaking on Oct 14th at the Music Industry City Future Music Forum sessions during the The Power of Indie Virtual Conference. Limited free tickets available here.
For more events check out our comprehensive list of music industry events in 2021.