Film and TV
Why is a Nirvana song so prominent in The Batman? (GQ)
Its influence can be felt across more than just that initial trailer. Indeed, the song itself plays at length twice across the film, centrally as part of an opening montage.
Every Instrumental Pop Cover in Bridgerton Season 2 (Exclusive) (Tudum)
As Bridgerton showrunner Chris Van Dusen tells Tudum, “I chose all of these songs for very specific reasons. Each one is incredibly powerful and deeply emotional in its own special way.”
Yellowjackets, Euphoria music supervisor has become a TV tastemaker (Variety)
Malone’s needle drops for the music-heavy series helped make “Euphoria” a social-media phenomenon, trending on a weekly basis as two million-plus tune in.
Music Supervisors to Watch 2022: From Ted Lasso to Sex Education (Variety)
In 2021, production came back in full swing for music supervisors, who delivered a wealth of tunes to the worlds of TV and film. Further expanding the reach of these soundtracks, day-and-date releases in theaters and streaming services meant some songs experienced double the consumption.
Exploring the Music of the Batman Movies (Film Stories)
From “dinner dinner dinner dinner” to “DAAH da-daa daa”, the musical identities of Batman are manifold: we explore how different composers have approached the Dark Knight.
Top TV Song Last Week: February 22nd: Quiet, The Winter Harbor by Mazzy Star | March 1: Amore mio aiutami (Version No. 2) by Piero Piccioni (Tunefind)
For the third and fourth consecutive weeks, HBOMax’s Euphoria features the most popular song on Tunefind with needle drops from Mazzy Star and Piero Piccioni.
Oscars Music Governor Slams ‘Shocking’ Move to Push Score Off Telecast (Variety)
It isn’t often that an Academy governor publicly criticizes the Academy itself, but that happened today when music-branch governor Laura Karpman issued a statement.
How Euphoria built the perfect Gen Z soundtrack using old classics (The Ringer)
Euphoria is kicking off the next generation of teen soap soundtracks, prioritizing intensity over topical relevance, embracing the theatrical and taking creative liberties wherever possible. The show’s music paints a fantasy of teen life rather than a faithful depiction of cool kids listening to cool tunes.
Every Song Featured On Hulu’s Pam & Tommy Soundtrack (Nylon)
The eight-part Pam & Tommy series debuted on the streaming platform on February 2, 2022, and its impeccable, retro-leaning soundtrack has already become unforgettable.
Kraft makes music the main ingredient in its new ‘anti-advertising’ campaign (Forbes)
In an ever-noisy media landscape, savvy brands know connecting the right music, at the right time can make a campaign soar.
David Bowie soundtracks Peloton’s immersive gaming-based workout (Music Week)
The immersive experience features levels with tracks from Warner Music artists David Bowie and David Guetta. The major has recently signed comprehensive deals for both artists.
Composer Olivier Deriviere Interview: “I’ve Played more than 2,000 hours of Dying Light 2” (The Gamer)
Deriviere is most interested in how his work can interact with your actions and the world around you. Instead of using music as that thing you hear in the background, he tries to create a living being that watches every step you take.
Dua Lipa, Turnstile and… Halo? What inspired the soundtrack of one 2021’s biggest games (NME)
“I intentionally didn’t over-expose myself to the old [Halo] material because I wanted this shit to have its own identity as much as possible.”
Retro Video Game Soundtracks called out for Pop Similarities in TikTok (Screen Rant)
A popular TikTok user has made videos calling out retro video games for basing some of their iconic soundtracks on pre-existing pop music.
Key Takeaways from AIM Sync 2022 (Synchblog)
We dig into the key takeaways from AIM Sync 2022, from licensing trends across gaming and streaming to a comprehensive market overview.
Bandcamp Joining Epic Games to Support Fair, Open Platforms for Artists and Fans (Epic Games)
Bandcamp will play an important role in Epic’s vision to build out a creator marketplace ecosystem for content, technology, games, art, music and more.
Netflix is spending $72m buying a Games Developer (Music Ally)
Netflix is paying €65m (around $72m) to buy Finnish mobile games developer Next Games to beef up its internal game studio capabilities. Stranger Things is a factor here: Next Games has already worked with Netflix on a ‘Puzzle Tales’ game based on the show.
Megan Thee Stallion preps a ‘VR Concert Tour’ with AmazeVR (Music Ally)
Physical touring is getting back up and running, but artists continue to explore new ways of playing live online. The latest example is Megan Thee Stallion, who is working with startup AmazeVR on an ‘Enter Thee Hottieverse US Tour’ that will run between April and July.
The Ugly Truth of How Movie Scores Are Made (Vanity Fair)
The streaming revolution is changing the way film composers get paid and exposing the flaws of a system where big names farm their scores out to uncredited “ghost composers.
4 Ways Conscious Consumers Can Lead Social Change Via Music Licensing (Forbes)
There’s no industry in greater need of social disruption and transformation than the intersection of music, media and technology.
Senior Level Synch Executive – Position Music (Los Angeles)
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Creative Production Manager – Evolving Sound (Manchester)
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Music Consultant, Advertising – Audio Network (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.
12th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors 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.