Film and TV
Emmys Music Cheat Sheet: A Complete Guide to the Nominees in all Seven Categories (Variety)
Here’s a guide, sizing up the competition in seven categories including scoring, supervision and song. There is a wealth of music nominated across different sounds and genres. Variety breaks it all down in the annual Emmy chart.
Jonny Greenwood on Writing the Soundtrack for new Princess Diana Biopic Spencer (NME)
In an exclusive interview with NME, Greenwood admitted he initially struggled not to make the film’s music “sound like the theme to Antiques Roadshow”.
The Song Behind the Scene: How Teen TV’s most Iconic Music Moments are made (Entertainment Weekly)
But pairing that specific part of that song with the jaw-dropping cliffhanger made “Hide and Seek” forever synonymous with Marissa shooting Trey, and vice versa… and one of TV’s most iconic music moments was born.
Top TV Song Last Week: ‘Only by’ RY X (Tunefind)
Apple TV’s Ted Lasso featured the most popular song on Tunefind last week. The melancholy track from an Australian-native singer pulls the audience into Coach Lasso’s struggle and leaves fans wanting more.
Every Song In Candyman 2021 (Screen Rant)
As with most classic horror movies, the songs in the background and score are extremely important to driving home the chilling tone of Candyman.
Composer Jonathan Wolff on Creating Seinfeld Theme Music, new Seinfeld Soundtrack Album (Forbes)
With its combination of finger snaps, and lip pops, the Seinfeld theme broke the mold. The music is now available for online streaming for the first time as part of the Seinfeld (Original Television Soundtrack) album via WaterTower Music.
The Queen’s Gambit: The Dance Songs of a Downward Spiral (Vanity Fair)
“Yeah, baby, she’s got it ….” Except, no. She doesn’t. When Anya Taylor-Joy’s chess prodigy goes through her self-destructive spiral in the sixth episode, it’s set to these lines from Shocking Blue’s “Venus.”
GMS Diversity & Inclusion SoulEndvr Interview (GMS UK & Europe)
Not only a renowned trumpeter, composer and band leader, Jay is the Founder of casting agency and production company SouldEndvr, specialising in providing the UK’s best black and ethnic minority musicians for Television, Film and Advertising.
Trailers use Slower and Moodier new Versions of Classic Songs to Lure Viewers (Variety)
The higher the intensity of a trailer, the slower the song that accompanies it. This may seem fairly recent as a reliable rule, but it’s not a completely new phenomenon.
Why Paula Cole Re-Recorded Her Dawson’s Creek Theme: ‘I Haven’t Seen Royalties For Years’ (Billboard)
“It supports me, the artist,” Cole says of her new deal with Sony Pictures, which sees the return of her iconic theme song on Netflix.
How Red Dead Redemption 2’s ‘The Housebuilding Song’ was built: “It’s not a piece of Mozart, it’s corny but it works perfectly” (NME)
How Johnny Cash and Rick Rubin’s long-time collaborator David Ferguson ended up soundtracking RDR2’s most beautiful moment.
ALIBI Music Brings Hollywood Sound to Game Developers with New Game Music Loop Albums (Shoot)
Structured to work seamlessly in any video game/AR/VR environment, this background music (BGM) spans multiple genres and can be used in both horizontal and vertical music techniques.
Composer Guy Jones talks Adaptive Music for Games (Game Developer)
To start, the songs you hear on Spotify are almost always linear in form, which means you’ll have start and end points with the music ramping up until you hit the outro and end. Linear music is more typical of film use.
Walker Hayes’ ‘Fancy’ Applebee’s Ad Reinforces Brand Interest in Country Music (Billboard)
Applebee’s is hardly the only advertiser showing interest in country music. Just since the start of 2021, at least eight additional campaigns have featured country performances for their soundtracks.
Is your brand on mute? Why the world’s biggest companies are investing millions in sound (Fast Company)
Consumers are listening to more and more audio, and companies are investing in sonic branding to capture them.
Lucky Charms Taps into Audio Marketing Trend by Dropping Magical Melodies (The Drum)
Magically Delicious spans electronic, blues, K-pop and more and features three singles: Clover Jig, Unicorn Do-Hop and Horseshoe Hoedown.
Nick Bennett analyses the historic limitations of music licensing and what it might take for the music industry to get the most from the new wave of social platforms.
John Lydon loses legal battle over Sex Pistols band agreement (CMU)
John Lydon yesterday lost his high profile legal battle over whether or not he has a veto right to stop the use of Sex Pistols music in an upcoming TV series.
Facebook Gaming Opens Licensed Music Library up to More Creators (Games Industry Biz)
Previously, the library was only available to streamers that had Partner status. It’s now open to Facebook’s Level Up tier, the equivalent of Twitch’s affiliate. That opens the service up to over 100,000 streamers on Facebook.
Bopper has Pre-Cleared its Catalogue for Social Brand Content (Music Ally)
Bopper is part of the thriving sector licensing music for use in advertisements. Now it has spotted a new opportunity: in helping brands avoid lawsuits about the music they use in sponsored content on social networks and video services.
Good Ear’s Morgan Thoryk on Gut Feeling in Music Supervision (Muse by Clio)
She was most recently a senior music supervisor at TBWA\Media Arts Lab, where she worked on award-winning global campaigns for Apple from 2015 to 2018.
Primary Wave Publishing on Sync Cover Songs & Legacy Recordings with Marty Silverstone (Ari’s Take)
Ari and Marty discuss how cover songs work in sync licensing along with how legacy acts get their music licensed. They also touch on what kinds of music brands are looking for at the moment.
Allegra Caldwell Launches Goodfind Music Supervision Company (The Industry Observer)
Joining Caldwell at the new venture is composer Rick Snowden, co-founder of indie label Third Eye Stimuli and former guitarist and producer of The Jim Mitchells & The Grease Arrestor.
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.
Sync & Pub Administration Coordinator – Koze Music Publishing (Los Angeles)
You’ll be working in an exciting and fast-paced environment, working across all aspects of sync and publishing – both creative and administrative.
Senior Music Consultant – Audio Network (London)
As a Senior Music Consultant, you’ll participate and contribute in weekly and monthly team meetings, providing insight and guidance into how working hours are spent.
Music Researcher – Audio Network (London)
The Music Researcher is responsible the frontline support for day to day inbound queries from our highest value customers across TV, Advertising and the Enterprise sector.
GMS 7th Annual Conference Panel Series – August 19th – September 25th (Weekly Panel, Every Thursday)
Weekly Panels Thursday, August 19th through Saturday, September 25th. You can view past panel recordings on the GMS Youtube channel here. Stay tuned for a more schedule announcement coming soon!
Production Music Conference 2021 – October 5-7 (Virtual/Los Angeles)
The PMA’s Production Music Conference is scheduled for October 5-7, 2021 at the OMNI Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. This event will consist of both virtual events and in-person events, primarily outdoors with the exception of the Mark Awards show.
For more events check out our comprehensive list of music industry events in 2021.