Film and TV
Diane Warren, Disney Soundtrack Veteran Mitchell Leib to Be Honored at Guild of Music Supervisors Awards (Variety)
Diane Warren and Mitchell Leib will receive lifetime achievement honors from the Guild of Music Supervisors at its annual awards ceremony in March, the organization announced Wednesday.
Pam and Tommy’s Best Music Moments so far: from Dusty Springfield to Nine Inch Nails (Variety)
What’s interesting about these selections is their varied styles and the unexpected eras from which they are drawn, plus, how the obscure choices outweigh the obvious ones.
Top TV Song Last Week: February 4th: “Untitled” by Killer Mike | January 26: Haunted by “Laura Les” (Tunefind)
Each week, Tunefind presents the most popular track featured in a TV show that week. Over the last couple of weeks songs from Ozark and Euphoria have topped the list.
Nicholas Britell on the Art & Challenge of each new Scoring Project (Composer Magazine)
For Nicholas Britell, it’s all about feeling. When we catch up with the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning composer to talk about his recent work, it’s a word that comes up often.
Final Speakers and Sessions Announced for AIM Sync 2022 (Synchblog)
The newly announced speakers complete the international lineup of experts from the sync worlds of film, TV, gaming, advertising and brands, as well as leading independent music rightsholders.
Music of Gilded Age: Gregson-Williams Siblings on Scoring HBO Series (Variety)
From the opening frames of HBO’s series “The Gilded Age,” the music of composers Harry Gregson-Williams and Rupert Gregson-Williams gives viewers a sense of the ambition and drive of “new money” in conflict with the “old money” of 1880s New York.
The 25 best TV Theme Songs of the 21st Century (Entertainment Weekly)
The past few years have ushered in a new golden age of small screen songwriting, from the ear worm melodies of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to the throwback lyrics of WandaVision.
Sync Life (featuring Sebastian Adé) (Money 4 Nothing)
To dig into how sync works, and what it might mean for music, Sam talks with artist, taste-maker, and all-around-great-guy Sebastian Adé—but not before Saxon reveals his always delightful doomer vision of commercial culture.
In Awe of the Songs In Euphoria and Yellowjackets? Meet Music Supervisor Jen Malone (Vogue)
At the start, her team feed every song that could work for the show into a giant Spotify playlist. Working with labels and publishers, they get songs in, and send to video editors to try.
Inside the Psychology of AEW’s Hard-Hitting Music Licensing (Spin)
The pro wrestling company is bringing back many of the sport’s bygone traditions, including tying their stars to popular music.
5 Trends at the Intersection of Music and Brands in 2022 (Muse by Clio)
Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen marketers continue to be constructively challenged by the ongoing pandemic, changes in how people are consuming media and increasing emphasis on evolution in NFTs, the metaverse and Web3.
Fortnite: Silk Sonic Duo Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak Come to Game (Variety)
In partnership with Atlantic Records, Epic is bringing Silk Sonic into “Fortnite” with ’70s-inspired outfits in the duo’s signature style, a new radio station and a player tournament.
Brands and Music Licensing Across the Metaverse (Synchblog)
Nick Bennett explores how these evolving spaces will interact with brands and therefore music via sync, and what this means for music licensing.
The Gamification of the Music Industry has just begun (MBW)
“Microsoft has just become a music publisher – what if it bought Concord Music Group, tokenized its assets, invaded the AV multiverse and started selling NFTs,” asks Ran Geffen.
BMG Appoints Allegra Willis Knerr to Lead BMG Global Synch Licensing (Synchblog)
Previously serving as Los Angeles-based SVP, Synch Licensing, Willis Knerr will now be responsible for overseeing and supporting BMG’s global synch licensing business.
Latest Twitch Music Deal is with Indie Licensing Agency Merlin (Music Ally)
The latest partner is independent licensing agency Merlin, which says the deal “creates revenue earning opportunities for Merlin members and their artists, and leans into Twitch’s increased focus on music-centric programming”.
How to Get Music into Video Games: Tips from Atlantic Records (Hypebot)
From the benefits of playing online with fans to the crossover opportunities of music and gaming, William Breslau explains how artists have leveraged their love of video games to reach new audiences.
Film & TV Sales Account Executive – peermusic (London)
We are looking for a production company and TV & film music consultant to work approx. 2/3 days per week (but we would consider full time for the right candidate), to join our London team.
Director of Sales – ScoreKeepers Music (Los Angeles)
The Director of Sales functions as lead in sales outreach to film, TV and Advertising for the ScoreKeepers Music Catalog and the Indie Orange synch agency.
Creative Synch – Position Music (Los Angeles)
Independent music publisher/label Position Music is hiring for a Creative Synch position. This position requires a highly communicative, outgoing, creative, and team-oriented person.
Music Supervisor – DLMDD (London)
Based at our sound fuelled London HQ, you will help us build relationships and secure vibrant music projects from the world’s leading agencies, production companies and brands.
Music Consultant – Advertising (London)
As a Music Consultant, you’ll participate and contribute in weekly and monthly team meetings, providing insight and guidance into how working hours are spent.
AIM Sync 2022 – February 10th
AIM Sync, the UK’s leading global sync conference and marketplace, is returning on 10 Feb, bringing together innovative music businesses and world-leading music supervisors in film, gaming, TV, advertising, brands, and more. Get 25% off your ticket by entering the promo code SYNCTANK-ACCESS here.
12th Annual GMS 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.