Film and TV
Stranger Things Season 3 Soundtrack Features Classics From The Who, Madonna, Wham! & More (Billboard)
Back then it was called a mixtape, but whatever you call the official soundtrack to the acclaimed third season of Netflix’s hit supernatural thriller Stranger Things, it is definitely the ultimate playlist for your summer.
Rising Star: ITV music supervisor Hayley Smith (Music Week)
The biz’s brightest new talents tell their stories. This week it’s the turn of ITV music supervisor Hayley Smith.
EMI Production Music releases album by Goldsmiths students (Music Week)
EMI Production Music has partnered with Goldsmiths, University of London to release and market film and TV music composed by students.
How Euphoria’s music supervisor Jen Malone soundtracks the show’s adolescent hedonism (The FADER)
It’d be impossible to talk about Euphoria without acknowledging its genre-spanning soundtrack, which fills nearly every crevice of the show’s 56-minute run time; each episode features an average of 15 to 20 songs.
Listen to The Lion King Soundtrack With Beyoncé, Childish Gambino, More (Pitchfork)
Featuring new versions of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “Hakuna Matata,” more.
The Music of Big Little Lies: How Timing and a Child’s Taste Make the Perfect Soundtrack (Variety)
A new Leon Bridges song will premiere in the final episode of Season 2 of HBO’s Big Little Lies and be featured on the second soundtrack for the series. “He had great timing,” says music supervisor Simon Astall. “We got this demo for a song and it worked in episode seven.”
Film & TV Composer Spotlight: The Newton Brothers (Pop Disciple)
Prominent composing duo discuss the pathos behind their achingly beautiful main titles theme for The Haunting of Hill House, summoning woeful sensations to embody the plight of the Crain family, the revelatory influence of John Williams on their musical union, naming themselves after English mathematician/physicist, Sir Isaac Newton, and re-teaming with Mike Flanagan for Doctor Sleep, the upcoming prequel to The Shining.
How Stranger Things Pulled Off Its Most Ambitious Music Moment Yet (THR)
For a two-minute stretch in the action-packed finale, “The Battle of Starcourt” becomes something entirely different: a musical.
Versatile Composer Yurun Wu is Drawing Acclaim Across Film and Advertising (Digital Music News)
Known as a versatile and prolific composer, Yurun Wu has sustained and contributed significantly to major studio blockbusters, award-winning films and leading advertising campaigns.
2019’s Music+Sound Awards Finalists Unveiled (MAS Awards)
The finalists were announced this week for the 8th annual global Music+Sound Awards, the world’s top honour for composers, sound designers, music supervisors and sync teams in film, TV and advertising.
Top TV Song Last Week – June 23rd: “Mount Everest” by Labrinth | June 30th: “Work” by Charlotte Day Wilson (Tunefind)
Songs from HBO’s newest drama series Euphoria take the top spot two weeks running with tracks from Labrinth and Charlotte Day Wilson.
Spoon Has Been in Tons of TV Shows, but Usually Didn’t Watch Them (Vanity Fair)
The band’s frontman Britt Daniel watches film and TV scenes that feature his songs—some of them for the first time.
How Red Dead Redemption 2 Found Its Sound – and That One Perfect D’Angelo Song (Esquire)
The original soundtrack for RDR2, which Lakeshore Records and Rockstar Games released Friday, is a collection of 13 tracks produced by 11-time Grammy winner Daniel Lanois.
EA’s Longtime Music Chief on the Power and Legacy of Songs and Scores in Video Games (Muse by CLIO)
Since 1983, when he arrived in the media-sphere at MTV, Steve Schnur has helped orchestrate huge changes across the entertainment landscape. For parts of four decades, he’s called the tune, fusing art and commerce with an unerring ear for the next addition to the soundtrack of our lives.
BTS World Makes Top 10 Debut on Top Soundtracks Chart (Billboard)
The BTS brand expands to even more new chart territory with a soundtrack featuring artists from all over the world.
Days Gone contains “anywhere from 2 to 6 film scores” worth of music, says the composer (GamesRadar)
In this Nathan Whitehead interview, OPM spoke to the composer about his passion for music, from creating lo-fi cassette mixes in his bedroom as a child, to how it has evolved into a full blown career.
Watch Jeremy Renner Perform as the Face & Voice of Summer of Jeep Ads: Exclusive (Billboard)
Renner — and his music — are the stars of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Summer of Jeep campaign, bowing Wednesday on television and online and premiering exclusively below. Renner joins past Summer of Jeep artists including OneRepublic, X Ambassadors and will.i.am.
These Are The World’s Best Sonic Brands (Forbes)
Sonic brands are becoming increasingly a thing and amp’s Best Audio Brands just hit inboxes to prove it. The winner? McDonald’s. People are clearly ‘loving it’. Perhaps the data explains why Mastercard just spent $15 million on a new jingle, sorry, ‘sonic brand’. Here is the ranking.
A Tale of Soul and Survival: Our Client Malaco Records on Thriving at 50 (Synchblog)
Malaco’s co-founder Tommy Couch, Sr. & Film & TV Licensing Executive Louise Black chat survival, sync, the business of soul & blues, & preserving the Malaco legacy for years to come.
Cyanite aims to use AI to analyse songs’ emotional qualities (Music Ally)
Groovecat sees use cases including production libraries indexing their catalogues with good tags; publishers and labels doing the same – for example to aid their sync businesses; for advertising and film supervisors to match tracks to moods; and for curators of mood-based playlists.
Epidemic Sound raises $20M at a $370M valuation for its soundtrack music discovery and licensing platform (TechCrunch)
Epidemic Sound, a startup out of Sweden that lets video producers — creators for social media platforms, advertising folks, film producers and more — search for music and then license it to use as soundtracks on their videos, has raised $20 million in funding at what we understand is a $370 million valuation.
Sync & Compilations Assistant – [PIAS] (London)
In this role you will assist the UK Sync & Brand manager to maximise the departments income by optimising opportunities to place repertoire and artists in compilations, TV shows, advertisements, games, film, live brand events, brand partnerships and offering creative input to campaigns.
Production Coordinator – Pitch & Sync (London)
UK based sync agency Pitch & Sync is looking for a dynamic and inspiring Production Coordinator to join its growing music synchronisation business operating across advertising and brand sectors.
Sales/Licensing Rep – DL Music (LA)
This Sales/Licensing Rep position will be responsible for growing licensing opportunities with existing clients, cultivating new clients, and securing placements for our music catalogs with new and emerging content opportunities.
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