Film and TV
With Shows Breaking New Artists, Music Supervisors Are The New A&R (NPR)
As listening habits have shifted away from radio, visual media have become more important for discovering new music.
Netflix’s Locke & Key, Ragnarok, BoJack Horseman Lead February’s TV Songs List (THR)
Netflix’s original series took five out of the ten spots on February’s TV song list including Locke & Key, Ragnarok, BoJack Horseman and Narcos: Mexico.
Top TV Song Last Week: March 4th: “Rule the World” by Vision Vision | March 11th: “Coming for You” by Dirty Monster (Tunefind)
The last few weeks have seen tracks from Riverdale and Grey’s Anatomy top Tunefind’s popular songs list.
Sex Education 2: A Discussion With Music Supervisor, Matt Biffa (GMS UK & Europe)
We had the pleasure of speaking with Music Supervisor, Matt Biffa who describes his experience working on the newest season of Sex Education.
Songs for Screens: Inside the Promising Young Woman Soundtrack, Featuring Cyn, Charli XCX, More (Variety)
The film’s eclectic mix of genres with a strong female perspective will also be at the forefront of its official soundtrack, due April 3 via Capitol Records.
Stranger Things to Uncut Gems: a golden age of electronic soundtracks (Guardian)
Leftfield electronica producers have become cinema’s go-to composers, blurring the boundaries between the dancefloor and the visual arts.
Soundtrack City: How Nashville Got Roped Into Video Game, TV and Movie Scores (Billboard)
Nashville is already known as Music City, but a new wave of music being recorded there for video games, TV shows and movies could earn it a new title as Soundtrack City.
HBO’s The Last Of Us Show Will Have One Of The Best Assets From The Game (Forbes)
People are already speculating about the cast, but the show has landed one of the single best assets from the game already. That would be Gustavo Santaolalla, the composer for the The Last of Us who brought the game to life with its haunting score.
Parasite Music Director Jung Jaeil on Expressing Art & Life Through Music (Billboard)
A former child prodigy, Jung has shown remarkable musical talent from an early age. Now, encompassing a wide range of genres from pop music to scores in theater, film, musicals and traditional Korean Gugak music, Jung has become an accomplished music producer and artist.
Tamar-kali mixes Afropunk sounds and classical music in her film scores (LA Times)
“I just really like the ability to work with other artists across disciplines,” she said recently over tea at République, in a break between meetings and visiting friends in L.A.
Alan Menken Named 2020 Winner of Max Steiner Film Music Lifetime Achievement Award (Billboard)
Alan Menken — the award-winning composer behind some of Disney’s most beloved songs — is this year’s recipient of the Max Steiner Film Music Lifetime Achievement Award.
Six ways video game composers are missing out on money (gamesindustry.biz)
Video game music is more accessible than ever before, but a lack of business knowledge among composers means money is being left on the table.
Video Game Composers: The Importance of Themes (GDC 2020) (Gamasutra)
Catchy melodies can help to enhance a game’s distinctive character and originality, which can subsequently lead to a more memorable gameplay experience.
The Most Iconic Commercial/Song Pairings of the Last 20 Years (Paste Magazine)
For many people in the MP3 generation, brands like Apple and Volkswagen introduced us to hip new songs by artists who would later blow up—or even become our favorites.
5 Tips On Writing Music For Advertising From A Two Time Emmy Winner (Hypebot)
Two-time Emmy-winner, author and educator Peter Bell shares his top five tips on how to write effective music for use in advertising, drawing on his career composing jingles for major corporations.
Finding your music personality is a critical part of audio branding (AdNews)
Perfecting the visual side of a brand is a common first step for most marketers, who can spend months creating the perfect colour palette, font family and visual identity. But when it comes to audio branding, things are all too often left to the last minute.
Netflix 2020: What Does a $17 Billion Budget Mean for the Sync Industry? (Synchblog)
We take a look at what Netflix’s $17 billion original content budget and increased focus on localised programming could mean for the music industry.
Industry Insights: The economics of production music (Synchblog)
We recently gathered a group of production music professionals for an Industry Insights roundtable to tell us about the value of music, shifts in how they license and how the advent of the gig economy affects music creation and distribution.
Michael Frick named Position Music’s VP of brand partnerships & creative synch (Shots)
EO/Founder of Position Music, Tyler Bacon announced that Michael Frick, co-founder of the music production and synchronization company Mophonics, has been named VP, Brand Partnerships & Creative Synch.
Kobalt promotes Julie Hurwitz & Rob Christensen to Co-Heads of Synch & Brand Partnerships (MBW)
Together, they will be responsible for overseeing Kobalt Music Publishing’s global synch team and continuing to ensure that the global team is driving creative opportunities and revenue for Kobalt’s publishing clients.
Music licensing startup SyncFloor hires Shellie Lewis as Business Development Manager (MBW)
Lewis will guide the startup as it builds relationships with advertising, TV, film, gaming, and music professionals to expand SyncFloor’s customer base.
Pushing Boundaries: New Frontiers in Music Licensing (Synchblog)
Vickie Nauman of CrossBorderWorks and Sara Lord of Concord Music Publishing give us insight into the new music licensing frontiers on their radar.
Sync Licensing and Music Supervisor Jobs
Sync Director – Primary Wave Music Publishing (New York)
Primary Wave Music Publishing are seeking an experienced New York-based Creative Sync Licensing executive to join their Sync Licensing team.
Sync Manager – Primary Wave Music Publishing (LA)
Primary Wave Music Publishing are seeking an exceptional Los Angeles-based Creative Sync Licensing executive to join their Sync Licensing team.
Creative Sync Manager – Low Profile (NYC)
Female-run music licensing and consulting agency Low Profile are seeking an experienced New York-based Creative Sync Licensing executive to join their team.