Film and TV
Insights From A Music Supe (Music Connection Magazine)
In the following interview, SUPE TROOP’s Laura Katz gives insights into what a top-drawer music supervisor is seeking in 2022.
The Music of Bullet Train Delivers Mayhem to Match Brad Pitt Thriller (Variety)
A musical hint comes at the very start of “Bullet Train,” out now, when a new version of the Bee Gees’ disco classic “Stayin’ Alive” is sung in Japanese.
Dune, Succession, Top Gun: Maverick’ among World Soundtrack Awards nominees (Screen Daily)
The composers of Dune, Succession and The Power Of The Dog are among this year’s nominees for the 22nd edition of the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) as the first wave of nominations are unveiled.
Horns up! What’s driving film and TV’s metal revival? (NME)
Hollywood’s rockin’ again – Ali Shutler tracks down the big and small screen’s hardest headbangers to find out why.
The 10 Most Overused Songs In Movies And TV, According To Reddit (Screenrant)
Popular music can help to liven up movies and TV shows, but these are 10 songs that Reddit users are tired of hearing.
On Reservation Dogs, the raddest soundtrack on TV “breaks expectations” for Native storytelling (Salon)
The show toes the line of accurate, modern representation by weaving together the teen characters’ omnivorous, streaming-age musical references with Indigenous hymns and slang.
The Terminal List theme song: “Trigger” by Mississippi Twilight (Tunefind)
Amazon Video’s The Terminal List features a prominent theme song that is popular amongst Tunefind users and hearkens back to TV’s use of lyrical themes serving as a shows introduction.
Black Panther: How Sound and Vision made the 2017 trailer a zeitgeist moment (Muse by Clio)
Our team understood early on that this was not just a regular movie, but something special that reflected a cultural moment.
How a middle school violin teacher became the secret sauce for the music to Last Movie Stars (Variety)
Singer, songwriter, former frontman of indie rock’s “The Walkmen” and now composer, Hamilton Leithauser can’t play the horns, but that didn’t deter him from accepting a gig to put music to the HBO six-part series “The Last Movie Stars.”
Robin Urdang (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Music Supervisor) on using ‘Someone to Watch Over Me,’ other show tunes for the Emmy-nominated season 4 finale (Goldderby)
As music supervisor, Urdang collaborates closely with series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino on the song choices for each episode, as well as the show’s songwriters, music editor, music producers and others.
How Agencies Pick the Perfect Song for Their Ads (Adweek)
To get consumers to look up from their phones, brands must have a deep understanding of rapid social media trends and the pop culture climate that has brought 37-year-old songs like “Running Up That Hill” back into mainstream conversations.
Panera’s jaunty Sonic Logo offers seconds of Foodie Joy (Muse by Clio)
What does the anticipation and satisfaction derived from a great meal sound like? A 1.5 second burst of horns with a choral flourish, perhaps?
It’s Game Time: Why the Grammys Finally Recognized Music in Video Games (Billboard)
Over the past decade, only one video-game soundtrack, for the 2012 title Journey, has received a Grammy nod, for best score soundtrack for visual media. That number could increase fivefold this year thanks to the addition of a new category.
Inside the video game music revolution: ‘The whole world has changed’ (Evening Standard)
Ahead of the BBC’s first ever Gaming Prom, we discover the history of this rich but overlooked genre.
Client Sync of the Month: Raleigh Music Group x Apple x Elvis Presley (Synchblog)
This month we caught up with Peter Raleigh, President Raleigh Music Group, to discuss representing the Elvis catalog and recent placements in an Apple Watch commercial and the Baz Luhrmann Elvis biopic.
Sync or Swim: The Growth of Production Music and Sync Libraries (Audio Media International)
While the traditional rewards for musical success have dwindled in the 21st century, musicians and songwriters have discovered that signing up with sync agencies can provide a more stable path to monetising their music.
Licensing, Lawsuits and Revenue Sharing: Meta’s Evolving Relationship with the Music Industry (Synchblog)
From litigation to expired licensing deals and the announcement of a new revenue share model, it’s been an eventful week for Meta.
Kate Bush’s Stranger Things sync has earned $2.3M – and counting (Digital Music News)
“While we’ve seen a notable increase in catalog music streams in recent years with an annual 20% growth alone in 2021, the Kate Bush story has taken the phenomenon to a new level,” adds Luminate CEO Rob Jonas.
Music industry veteran Lefroy Verghese joins Audio Network (PR Newswire)
Verghese most recently served as general manager of Asia-Pacific, senior director, A&R for BMG Music, where he managed teams throughout Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
The Diner and Muxic Join Forces to Position Mexican and Latin American Talent for Sync Licensing (LBB)
New York-based production music library partners with the Music Tourism Office for the government of Mexico to promote the development of local Latin talent.
Director of Sales & Music Licensing – BAM Music (LA or NYC)
You will play an active part in taking BAM’s US operations to the next level and contribute to the overall success of the global company.
Senior Sales Executive – BAM Music (London, UK)
You will be responsible for building our growth strategy, leading the sales team, and providing outstanding client support.
Synchronization Coordinator – Wise Music (Santa Monica)
Wise Music are seeking to recruit an outstanding professional to join their Publishing Licensing team in Santa Monica.
Production Music Conference (PMC) (September 21-23, Los Angeles)
The PMA’s Production Music Conference, presented by Orfium, is scheduled for September 21-23, 2022 at the OMNI Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
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