Film and TV
Gossip Girl Revival Music Supervisor Breaks Down the Show’s Best Needle Drops (Variety)
Though HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” revival series differs from the original in key ways — a more diverse cast, LGBTQ+ storylines, the incorporation of social media — one aspect in which the show stays the same is just how high-priority its soundtrack is.
Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ fills in missing part of music history (Insider)
Those opening moments show an energetic 19-year-old Stevie Wonder, dressed in a snazzy brown suit and mustard-colored shirt, beating tom tom drums, hi-hats, and cymbals at 1969’s Harlem Cultural Festival.
Top TV Song Last Week: June 29th: Demons by Hayley Kiyoko | July 7th: “If You Love Me (Really Love Me)” by Brenda Lee (Tunefind)
Loki, the latest Marvel series on Disney+, has taken up residence on Tunefind’s trending music chart with tracks by Hayley Kiyoko and Brenda Lee.
Succession Season 3 Soundtrack: Here’s who Composed the Catchy Theme Tune (Classic FM)
Britell, an American composer, pianist, and film producer said, “I think it’s important to always follow things from that almost physical emotional place, as opposed to being too intellectual,” when he spoke to Variety about the music for the show.
Accordions, Mandolins and Pizzicato Strings: Luca Composer on Scoring the Italy-Set Pixar Film (Variety)
It took composer Dan Romer a while to find the right Italian touch for the music of “Luca,” Disney-Pixar’s animated fantasy about young sea monsters masquerading as humans on the Italian Riviera.
How Integral is the Role of a Music Supervisor in Film & TV? (Composer Magazine)
Cast your eye down the standard credits list for a film or TV show, and chances are you will come across a listing for a ‘music supervisor’.
Oscar Music Rule Changes Likely to Meet with Approval by Film Music Community (Variety)
The major change is that an original score no longer needs to consist of at least 60% of the total music in the film. That number has been substantially lowered, to 35%, potentially increasing the number of eligible scores each year.
The Weird, Unsettling Music of Loki: Composer Natalie Holt Breaks Down the Marvel Series’ Score (Variety)
The music of “Loki” is a bold combination of a traditional orchestra with vintage analog synthesizers, Scandinavian folk instruments and the weird, unsettling electronic sounds of the theremin, once associated with ’50s sci-fi movies.
Monstercat at 10: ‘We haven’t Scratched the Surface of the Possibilities…’ (Music Ally)
3D Monstercat is the latest gaming move for the label. Based on its (previously 2D) logo, the company is describing it as a “3D influencer” – an animated character capable of being used in live events, streams, games, social content and more.
Steve Schnur, EA’s President of Music, Reveals Heart Behind Music in Video Games [Interview] (Music Row)
EA’s President of Music Steve Schnur discusses the new wave of live in-game music programming, the future of Sims Sessions, and EA’s ability to influence and introduce artists to new listeners.
Riot Games Launches Royalty-Free Album for Streamers (Bloomberg)
The album’s release is a response to growing frustration among gamers who want to broadcast their play but can be booted off platforms like Twitch for copyright infringement when the games include protected material.
Starfield Soundtrack Handed to Legendary Fallout Composer (Forbes)
A whopping 20 years since taking his first composition job for then-Interplay IP Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel in 2001, renowned game composer Inon Zur will once again return to the developer.
Spin Machines: The Curious History of Video Games on Vinyl (The Guardian)
During the early 80s home computing boom, flexi discs full of data were briefly all the rage, and Frank Sidebottom, the Thompson Twins and the Stranglers made their way to the ZX Spectrum
Why Gallery Media is Writing Songs for Brands on TikTok and Instagram (Digiday)
“TikTok and music are synonymous. This is the new form of jingles — original music that is contextually relevant to the platforms that people spend time on these days,” said Gallery Media CEO Ryan Harwood.
Bach’s ‘Reassuring’ Music Makes Us Splash our Cash, Study Finds (Classic FM)
“In the case of recent television commercials, Bach has more or less taken on a single function: reassurance,” professor Peter Kupfer says. “It is no coincidence that most companies that use Bach in their commercials offer financial or insurance services.”
Music of Moose Jaw Producer used in James Cameron’s MasterClass Commercial (Global News)
“It was the fastest licensing deal I’ve ever signed,” Robinson said. “Any time you can have your artistic merits attached to a filmmaker like that … or any of those people in MasterClass, it’s a dream come true.”
West One Music Group CEO Edwin Cox on Being Royalty Fair and the Business of Production Music on a Global Scale (Synchblog)
CEO Edwin Cox gives us his thoughts on the evolving production music market, from concern over copyright buyouts and royalty-free music, to new music licensing trends and opportunities on an increasingly global scale.
Roblox Signs Music Partnership with Sony (The Verge)
The deal extends an existing collaboration that included a 2020 Lil Nas X concert inside Roblox as well as a 2021 virtual dance party with Swedish artist Zara Larsson.
WMG and Roblox Talk Music, Games and ‘Hyper Reality Metaverses’ (Music Ally)
This is part of a bigger story that Roblox is pitching to artists and the music industry: that events on its platform can pull big crowds but also generate meaningful revenues.
What you Need to know Before Signing up with a Music Licensing Agency (Cultr)
Many complexities go into submitting your music for a license with an agency, even with the ease of submission. Let us break down what a music license is, the types of available permits, and what else you need to know before moving forward with music licensing.
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