Film and TV
The Captain Marvel Soundtrack Is a ’90s Rock Dream (Esquire)
The film’s music competently highlights the female-fronted acts challenging the decade’s testosterone-heavy grunge trend.
2WEI are masters of the epic movie trailer cover song (Kerrang!)
Heard the bombastic cover of Smoke On The Water in the new Hellboy trailer? You have epic composer team 2WEI (repped by our client Position Music!) to thank for it…
André Previn: Composer and conductor remembered as ‘a musical giant’ (BBC News)
Conductor and composer André Previn has been remembered as “a musical giant”, “an incomparable talent” and “one of a kind” following his death on Thursday.
Big Little Lies Music Supervisor Susan Jacobs On The Key To Crafting The Perfect On-Screen Musical Moment (Bustle)
In the four decades she’s spent adding new dimensions to scenes in movies and television through music, Susan Jacobs’ projects have been as omnivorous as her musical taste.
TV’s ‘Golden Age’ Has an Extra Meaning for Indie Musicians (Noisey)
How artists like Julia Holter and Ezra Furman tap into new creative (and monetary) options during the wild west of the streaming age.
Why The Oscars — Not The Grammys — Were Music’s Biggest Night This Year (Forbes)
Music took center stage at the ceremony honoring the world’s best films and filmmakers, from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s electric performance of A Star Is Born’s “Shallow” to Green Book’s upset victory for Best Picture.
Ennio Morricone settles old scores with ‘simplistic’ directors (The Guardian)
In a book based on extensive interviews with the famously private man, he attacks film-makers who, he says, fail to understand the power of music to heighten emotions – and some fellow composers for enabling them to regard a soundtrack as merely “something that plays in the background”.
How Netflix’s Russian Doll Music Supervisor Licensed Harry Nilsson’s ‘Gotta Get Up’ — Over a Dozen Times (Billboard)
Music supervisor Brienne Rose began the process of licensing the song for the series a year ago. She hasn’t gotten it out of her head since.
Arcade Fire contribute new song “Baby Mine” to Dumbo film: Stream (CoS)
Featuring Win and Will Butler’s mother on harp, Win and Régine Chassagne’s son on triangle, and the Butler brothers’ grandfather on Sonovox
The Umbrella Academy’s Soundtrack Taps Nostalgia and Fun (Tunefind)
The Umbrella Academy’s music supervisor Maggie Phillips shares how the show’s unapologetically fun soundtrack came together and we count down the fan favorite songs from the series.
M83 unveils French horror film soundtrack, Knife + Heart: Stream (CoS)
M83 has released soundtrack for the French horror film Knife + Heart, which doubles as a reunion for original members Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau, marking their first collaboration since 2003’s Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts.
Weezer premiered ‘The Black Album’ on their own island on Fortnite (NME)
Weezer gave fans the chance to hear ‘The Black Album’ ahead of its release by visiting an island in the online video game Fortnite.
How the Music of Red Dead Redemption 2 Turned into an Interactive Show (Nerdist)
Woody Jackson’s music, with influences ranging from Ennio Morricone’s A Fistful of Dollars to Miles Davis’ Sketches of Spain, provides an eclectic, theatrical backdrop that enhances the emotional substance of every player’s experience.
Music Supervisor Spotlight: Ayla Owen (GMS UK & Europe)
This month we feature an exclusive interview with Ayla Owen, Head of Music at BBH London/Black Sheep Music, and co-chair of the GMS, who shares insights into her career to date and what inspired her to pursue a career in supervision.
Songs for Screens: Bebe Rexha on Bringing Musical Flavor to Lay’s Potato Chips (Variety)
For its latest iteration, the jingle has multiplied to become three remixes of an original song written and performed by Bebe Rexha inspired by a series of music-themed flavors of Lay’s potato chips.
Want Your Brand to Be a Hit With Consumers? Try Partnering With a Musician (Adweek)
During the Super Bowl, PepsiCo tripled down on collaborations between musicians and brands – and it paid off.
What is it Really Like as a Woman in Music Supervision? Four of Big Sync’s Team Talk Gender & the Women Who Inspire Them (Synchblog)
Big Sync Music mark International Women’s Day by talking to four of their female music supervisors about women in music, and curating a fantastic Spotify playlist.
BMG Production Music promotes Alex Marchant, Ciaran McNeaney and Sam Delves (MBW)
BMG Production Music (BMGPM) has promoted UK executives Alex Marchant, Ciaran McNeaney and Sam Delves to global roles. Alex Marchant and Ciaran McNeaney are co-founders of the UK-based production music company Deep East Music (DEM), which BMGPM acquired in 2018.
Cooking Vinyl invests in production music and sync specialist Motus Music (MBW)
UK-based production music company, Motus Music, has teamed up with London-based indie Cooking Vinyl – and become part of the Cooking Vinyl Group.
Guild of Music Supervisors and Filmmaker Happy Hour Hosted by Killer Tracks @ SXSW
If you are a music supervisor or filmmaker, please join The Guild of Music Supervisors and Killer Tracks for happy hour! To request to attend this event, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2019 (LA, March 24th-27th) Focuses On Sync, Licensing
One major topic on the event’s agenda is the sync industry worldwide across film, TV, gaming, trailers, advertising, brand integration and more. Sessions will delve into the creative music strategies of NBCUNIVERSAL and the WALT DISNEY COMPANY, as well as Global Sync & Brands Summit round-table face-to-face meetings.
Don’t forget to consult our list of key music industry and sync conferences for more great events.
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