Film and TV
In animated film ‘Vivo,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda draws on Cuban music’s inspiration (NBC News)
“Music and love are the exact same thing,” says Miranda of the characters, who include the voices of Gloria Estefan and Buena Vista Social Club bandleader Juan de Marcos.
I Think You Should Leave Music Supervisor Reveals Music’s Important Role in Season 2 (Awards Daily)
Gross credits Robinson and Kanin for this very specific song choice, which came as early as the script-stage. Knowing where to go to for vintage Christian songs, Gross sent them a batch of possibilities before they settled on “Jesus I Come.”
Gossip Girl Music Supervisor Unpacks Princess Nokia’s Performance in “Fire Walks with Z” (AV Club)
Gossip Girl’s music supervisor Robert Lowry tells The A.V. Club that her appearance was planned quite in advance, and that he and series creator Joshua Safran began putting together a potential list of artists for the episode.
‘Loki’ Makes a Splash on Top TV Songs Chart (The Hollywood Reporter)
The brand-new Disney+ series sends two songs onto the list for the first time, led by Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero” at No. 1.
Music+Sound Awards Talk To: Jessie LaBelle, Ad, Film+TV Music Supervisor (MAS Awards)
Music Supervisor Jessie LaBelle has collaborated with some of the world’s biggest brands and ad agencies, and worked widely within the film and television industries.
BMG Production Music Announces Luminary Scores Label (Headliner)
Focussed on the interaction of music in visuals, Luminary Scores makes available works crafted by active composers at the top of their game, many of whom are recipients of Emmy, Grammy and BAFTA award wins and nominations…
The Princess Diaries at 20: How a Perfect Pop Soundtrack was Born (Billboard)
And like many great films that attain cult status, behind Princess Diaries is a great soundtrack. The music of The Princess Diaries was a product of its time, crafted following the height of boy bands and bubblegum pop.
Ariana Grande is headlining Fortnite’s next concert series (The Verge)
“Building on and incorporating other celebrated Fortnite moments, the Rift Tour will begin with experiences that pair popular tracks with moments based on elements from the game,” according to Epic Games.
Tokyo Olympics Opens to Live Medley of Video Game Music (Music Tech)
The Tokyo Olympics surprised gamers over the weekend with a tribute to Japan’s rich video game history. As part of the Games’ opening ceremony, athletes from around the globe paraded around the Olympic Stadium to the soundtracks of classic game franchises.
Blood, Sweat, and Tears: The Music of Sports in Video Games (ABC)
In 1972, Pong brought electronic table-tennis to the arcade, and later to players’ homes. It was simple, but revolutionary. For the five decades since, video games have continually explored how to encapsulate the thrill and excitement of sports, in new and ever-evolving ways.
How Rap Music Took Over Advertising (Creative Review)
When Travis Scott releases his own McDonald’s meal, Skepta creates a trainer with Nike and Cardi B is the face of everything from Pepsi to Reebok, it’s safe to say that rap music is well and truly part of the mainstream.
Samsung and Optus Partner on New Music-led Campaign via CHEP (Mumbrella)
Official Olympic partners Samsung and Optus have launched ‘Performance Enhancing Music’, personalised audio tracks scientifically designed to create the desired mental and physical response to help several athletes perform at their best during the games.
Music Licensing Startup Slip.Stream Raises $3.25m (MBW)
Slip.stream claims to be removing “the friction around music rights” and allowing creators to include music in their videos and streams.
‘Shrek’ Score Royalty Rights Sell for $2.2 Million (Billboard)
Music licensing and publishing company North Star Media has acquired a portion of the Shrek franchise’s original composition royalty rights for $2.2 million, the company tells Billboard.
Adaptr Platform Agrees Licensing Deal with Merlin (Music Week)
Under the terms of the new agreement, record labels, distributors, and other rightsholders within Merlin’s global membership can make their music available via Adaptr with immediate effect.
US House of Representatives Poses Twitter Difficult Questions Over Music Copyright (Music Ally)
Twitter has been under pressure to address how music copyright is applied on its platform for a while, and now the ante has been upped in the form of a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 20 members of the US lower house.
How I Landed a Juicy Sync Deal with SZA and TAZO (Digital Music News)
Composer Eric Dubois recently landed a sync deal for a TAZO Tea Company commercial (featuring singer-songwriter SZA) after company higher-ups found his work on music licensing and distribution platform Songtradr.
Sync Licensing Representative – Bopper (USA)
Bopper is accelerating its US expansion program and we are seeking Creative Sync Licensing Representatives all across the U.S to research and generate opportunities to secure music placements.
Assistant Creative Manager, Sync Licensing – Bodega Sync (Los Angeles)
This role will perform a wide range of tasks related to A&R, creative pitching to sync briefs, production research, client relations and marketing.
Sales Account Executive IPC – West One Music Group (London)
Love TV and music and understand the difference between production companies and broadcasters? We’re looking for a production company specialist to join our bustling team. APPLY NOW!
Film & TV Sales Account Executive – peermusic (London)
We are looking for a production company and TV & film music consultant to work approx. 2 days per week and to join our team in the London Office.
Senior Manager, Synch Licensing Admin & Income Tracking – Kobalt Music Group (London)
This position will require you to have a deep understanding of sync licensing and royalty tracking, but you are also curious, target driven and proactive as well as highly numerical and analytical.
ASCAP Experience: What Every Film/TV Composer Needs to Know About the Business & Sync Secrets: Insider Tips on Getting Your Music Placed (August 11, 3pm ET – 5pm ET)
On August 11, tune in for back-to-back sessions on the business side of making music for screen.
AIMP Webinar with The Nashville Film Festival: Current State of Sync (August 12, 5:30pm ET)
With covid shifting production schedules, many music supervisors had to shift their music searches and thus music publishers, labels, and sync rep companies were shifting the music they pitched. The current needs of the sync market and potential trends that may be coming will be discussed.