Film and TV
Music Supervisors Guild Awards: Jingle Jangle, High Note Among Nominees (THR)
Jingle Jangle and The High Note each scored two nominations, with the former up for best music supervision for film budgeted over $25 million and the latter up for best music supervision for film budgeted under $25 million.
This Is Going to Be the Most Ridiculous Best Original Song Year Ever (Vulture)
There’s a very real chance that the pandemic-hobbled roster of films from 2020 may end up producing the most bizarre, anonymous, puzzling Best Original Song lineup … ever? I’m not sure we’re ready, but we should get ready.
Music Supervisors’ Drive to Join Academy Music Branch Gains Momentum (Variety)
It’s been a longstanding rule for the branch, which consists of approximately 375 composers, songwriters and music editors. Their argument has always been that membership is limited to those who actually create the musical material that goes into a movie.
Why Music is so Important to Quentin Tarantino’s Films (Far Out Magazine)
Certain directors harness the embalming emotional catalyst of music more readily and profusely than others. Quentin Tarantino is one of those directors.
Shine Through: The Definitive Oral History of Soul Glo (Rolling Stone)
The writers of ‘Coming to America,’ star Eriq La Salle, composer Nile Rodgers, superfan Questlove, and more take us inside the creation of the most iconic fake ad in cinematic history
Moxie: Every Song in Netflix’s Movie Adaptation (Screen Rant)
The Moxie soundtrack boasts a heavy amount of Riot Girl energy and songs that capture the overall spirit of the film. The music of Bikini Kill is prominently featured throughout the 2021 Netflix movie, which follows a teenage feminist who leads a revolution at her high school.
Rock’n’roll (film) star: why we’re in a golden age for music biopics (NME)
With the Alan McGee biopic, Creation Stories, soon to crash-land onto our screens, we take a look at the wealth of banging music movies out there
Top TV Song Last Week: February 24th: “In This Shirt” by The Irrepressibles | March 4th: “Falls (Reprise)” by ODESZA & Sasha Sloan (Tunefind)
The last two weeks have seen tracks from TNT’s Snowpiercer and ABC’s The Good Doctor top Tunefind’s trending songs chart.
Alexandre Desplat on The Midnight Sky (Composer Magazine)
Few composers can boast as many successful and ongoing relationships as Alexandre Desplat, the two-time Oscar winner (from 11 nominations) who has teamed up multiple times with Wes Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Stephen Frears, Jacques Audiard, and George Clooney.
The I Care A Lot Soundtrack Goes Hard — Like Really Hard (Refinery29)
The songs in I Care A Lot range from electronic dirges to Icelandic lullabies to pop songs whose titles offer a sarcastic touch.
Every Song In Netflix’s Notorious B.I.G. Documentary (Screen Rant)
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell chronicles the life of The Notorious B.I.G., whose music drives the soundtrack. Here’s a list of every featured song.
How to License Music for Your Film. Step One: Hire a Music Supervisor. It’s Worth it (Movie Maker)
Getting a music supervision professional at the start of your project will save you time, money and energy. As soon as you’re serious about music, you’ll need someone to make sure you’re making the right choices and licensing them properly.
How Monstercat’s Gaming Partnerships Have Helped Its Acts Thrive Through the Pandemic (Billboard)
Both before and during COVID-19, Monstercat has scored major wins by integrating its clients’ music into the gaming space via partnerships with gaming giants like Epic Games and its Psyonix subsidiary — makers of Fortnite and the popular soccer game Rocket League — the beat matching game Beat Saber, the online game creation platform Roblox and more.
Universal Music Group unveils Queen Rock Tour video game (Music Week)
Queen have announced their first official move into the gaming world with the launch of Queen: Rock Tour, a new game for Android and iOS devices.
Immortals Fenyx Rising Composer Gareth Coker Discusses the Game’s Epic Score (CBR)
Accompanying players on their journey — and setting the tone for Immortals’ gorgeous world — is music from composer Gareth Coker.
Silent Hill and The Last of Us Vinyl Records get Re-Releases (Game Rant)
Video game music is one of the best aspects of the overall gaming experience, with some soundtracks being able to bring out strong feelings of nostalgia from players just from hearing a few notes of certain songs.
Licensing Platform Songtradr Expands to Help Brands get in Tune with Music Solutions (Forbes)
It’s a complex dance between brands and music. While music is a powerful emotive tool for advertisers, the market can be tough to navigate with its myriad stakeholders and performance rights intricacies.
Premier’s Alicia Patton on U2, Hip-Hop Evolution, & the Music on Peter Berg’s Recent Ford Spot (Muse by CLIO)
Premier serves as a full-service in-house music department, providing breakthrough solutions to partners with end-to-end music strategy, music supervision/clearance, and original composition.
How Corporate Brands can get the Most out of Production Music for Their Content (MarTech Series)
Today, scores of corporate brands find themselves right alongside entertainment companies using visual storytelling to engage consumers. Authentic, impressionable and attention-grabbing content, after all, can stir emotion, encourage action and inspire brand loyalty. But one of its strongest motivating factors isn’t visual at all…
“The Goal is a Shift in Our Habits, Recruiting Processes and Overall Culture” – Emoni Matthews on Launching ‘Black SXSW’ Conference The TBL (Synchblog)
Emoni Matthews is a woman on a mission to change the face of the entertainment industry. An experienced sync professional and creative music agency co-founder, she is the brainchild behind The TBL, a new SXSW-style conference for Black film and TV professionals.
Is Voice-Assisted Search the Next Frontier in Sync? (Synchblog)
“As far as we know this is the first voice powered initiative in music licensing, and many are asking why we built it. The short answer is we believe voice search to be transformative enough to have us wonder what it means for us.”
Bridgerton Sends Vitamin String Quartet’s Music Catalog Past a Billion Streams (Variety)
As Netflix boasts the success of Bridgerton — the show reached 63 million households in its first month — the L.A,-based ensemble the Vitamin String Quartet has seen its music catalog surpass a billion streams.
BMG Appoints Music Supervisor Rachel Menzies to Senior Creative Services Role (Music Week)
Based in London, Menzies reports directly to Alistair Norbury, president, repertoire & marketing UK. The creation of the new role forms part of BMG’s ongoing commitment to providing premium creative services to external business partners.
Alex Black named CEO of production music company Sonoton Music (MBW)
Black, who was previously Global Director at EMI Production Music, will oversee the day-to-day operations at the long-established and family-owned business, which owns exclusive rights to more than 130,000 works from all genres and represents a roster of more than 2,400 composers.
Deb Oh appointed Senior Director of Creative Licensing at BMG Production Music (MBW)
Oh is tasked with leading BMGPM’s advertising with production music for the East Coast, as well as launching a Custom Advertising department.
Assistant Music Supervisor – Peloton (UK)
The Assistant Music Supervisor UK will assist the UK Music Supervisor with all music programming activity within the Peloton Content Team.
Music Supervisor – ThinkSync Music Ltd (London)
You will attend development, planning and budgeting meetings at a senior level and we would expect you to be familiar with these and how they play a part in the making of a film or TV series, understanding our client’s needs and using our resources to service them.
Sales and Marketing Assistant – Megatrax (USA)
Work with our sales and marketing teams to develop new business, execute marketing campaigns and provide admin support. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years experience in sales or marketing.
Director, Legal & Business Affairs (Production Music International) – BMG (London)
You will be responsible for assisting the Production Music International team with drafting and negotiating various agreements as mentioned below and providing business affairs assistance to the global Production Music team.
Game Plan: New Opportunities For Music In Gaming (Webinar) – Music Ally
In this webinar, we will explore the opportunities in games for artists and music companies; introduce the companies who are already helping our industry to create engaging gaming content and experiences; and analyse some of the most inventive examples of artist campaigns in that space.
The Music in Advertising Course with Josh Rabinowitz – Classes Start March 18th – Sync Summit
More than ever, music is key to the success of effective advertising, how brands are perceived and the ultimate effectiveness of campaigns connecting to and selling product to consumers.