Film and TV
How Stranger Things landed Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ for epic finale (Variety)
The show’s music supervisor, Nora Felder, explains that executive producers Matt and Ross Duffer — a.k.a. the Duffer brothers — had woven the song into the script during pre-production.
Only Murders in the Building‘s music supervisors on perfect needle drops (Consequence of Sound)
A lot of Mikus and Gilbert’s job includes finding a way to build a cohesive and singular world through music. After all, a score or a soundtrack is a film or TV show’s “connective tissue,” says Mikus.
‘Hacks’ co-creator Paul W. Downs talks with Matt Biffa about his journey from dump truck driver to music supervisor, first “Blue Sky” for season 3 & more (Deadline)
As Hacks‘ Paul W. Downs set out with co-creators Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky to produce the HBO Max series’ first season, music weighed heavily on his mind.
The Staircase music supervisor on finding right Tunes for Crime Drama (Variety)
“The pop tunes live among my guilty pleasures with Taylor Dayne and Debbie Gibson. Those were scenes where we could have put a library piece in there, but I fought for everything to be specific.”
Top TV Song Last Week (July 7): “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (Bryce Miller/Alloy Tracks Remix)” by Journey (Tunefind)
This new take on a Journey original adds a cinematic flare to the 1983 classic, thanks to a creative synth musician with a knack for composing epic movie trailer scores.
Anderson .Paak on his Vans collab, Brands that make him ‘cringe,’ K-pop and more (Ad Age)
Anderson .Paak, aka DJ Pee .Wee, aka one-half of the Grammy-winning duo Silk Sonic, is an artist with many talents and ventures.
Major companies are investing in roles exclusively focused on music (Marketing Brew)
“There is no doubt that this is going to continue to gain traction,” Joe Belliotti, CEO of creative music agency MassiveMusic North America, told Marketing Brew. “No one doubts the importance of music to consumers. No one doubts the importance of sound and the value of sound to build brand equity.”
TikTok taps Track Club to grow catalogue of music for brands (Music Ally)
Track Club is the subscription-based production music service launched by licensing firm Marmoset, and it will now be part of TikTok’s ‘Sound Partners’ too.
I discover all the best music in my life through video games, and I’m not alone (Vice)
The scenarios I’ve attached to these songs have brought them into my day-to-day life. As a result, new artists and groups – those who wouldn’t have been on my radar had they not been on the game’s soundtrack – are now on my daily playlist. In fact, there is no relationship quite like the one I have with video games and music.
EA Sports’ F1 2022 racing game features an all-EDM soundtrack (EDM.com)
The game’s soundtrack includes music from deadmau5, Marshmello, Moore Kismet, Kavinsky, Kaleena Zanders and more.
Music Publishing in the Age of The Songwriter – Part 2: Future-Proofing Publishing Services (Synchtank)
Part 2 of our in-depth music publishing report examines the growing suite of services that publishers must offer to support songwriters today, from administration to A&R, creative services, sync and more.
web3 sync licensing heats up with Dequency and SphereTrax (Music Ally)
Dequency has emerged from a four-month restricted beta test to launch as “the only option for on-chain sync licensing for blockchain-native content”.
How sync jobs are creating new opportunities for artists (Digital Music News)
Since music licensing is a convoluted and complicated process, let’s look at what sync licensing is and how it can become a new source of revenue for you.
Metaverse music licensing: ‘We have a window to sort this out’ (Music Ally)
“I feel like it’s opening a door into new experiences that can really be higher value, that can be deeply immersive and experiential between artists and fans, and I think there’s an enormous amount of potential,” said Nauman. “But we’re seeing the early stages of some big tangles around rights and licensing.”
Brigitte Green promoted to Senior Vice President Film & TV Creative Licensing at Interscope Geffen A&M Records (MBW)
During the pandemic, Green and her team at Interscope hosted a weekly virtual meetup for the film and television music industry called ‘Hippy Dippy Hang.’
Elvis music supervisor Anton Monsted joins Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios has brought on board veteran music supervisor and music executive Anton Monsted as the team’s new head of music for Amazon Original Movies.
Kobalt’s David Wille on why sync is more important than ever (Music Week)
Wille leads the company’s sync operation in his capacity as SVP, sync & brand partnerships, UK & Europe, and the executive has told Music Week that his team – and the rest of the sector – play a vital role in today’s business.
Multimedia Music acquires rights to scores of Guardians of The Galaxy, John Wick franchises, TV’s The Good Wife, iCarly & more (Deadline)
Multimedia Music, an emerging player in the film and TV music rights arena, has finalized three separate deals to acquire works by composers Tyler Bates, David Buckley and Michael Corcoran.
Summer Sync/Tech Summit (July 25th-27th)
The Summer Sync/Tech Summit is an hybrid event with two days live in Nashville and online all three days event that will connect you and your music with the top decision makers in music licensing and composition for all forms of visual and interactive media.
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