Film and TV
The 10 best streaming TV shows to tune into for music (New York Post)
Whether it’s classic Donna Summer tracks on Pose, ’80s gems from the Police and Cyndi Lauper on Stranger Things, or Bridgerton putting a classical spin on Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish, music plays a key role in setting the scenes on our favorite TV shows.
How to Make Your Music Work for You: Get Your Songs Synced on TV, Films and Adverts (Guitar)
Synchronising your music to TV, films, advertisements or video games can significantly boost your profile, career and bank balance. Here’s how to optimise your chances of breaking into this lucrative market.
Top TV Song Last Week: “We Are Infinite” by The Lighthouse and The Whaler (Tunefind)
The season finale of Amazon Prime’s animated superhero series Invincible claims the top TV song last week with an emotional track from an indie rock band.
How Netflix Series are Propelling the Music of Latin Icons up the Charts (Billboard)
Biopics inspired by the lives of Latin music icons are having a moment — and, at the same time, propelling their music back onto and up the charts.
Listen to every song from the Pursuit of Love soundtrack (The Telegraph)
For decades now, period TV dramas and films have used modern soundtracks to give themselves a contemporary edge and command viewer attention.
The Composer at the Frontier of Movie Music (The New York Times)
The first time I understood what it is that the composer Nicholas Britell does for a film — understood with my whole body — I was in his studio, listening to a mistake he had made and the way he had fixed it.
Raedio Launches ‘The Sync Up’ to Get Emerging Musicians Featured on Final Season of Insecure (Complex)
The usage of music on Insecure is among some of the best in television, and the Sync Up campaign will allow emerging artists to submit their material with the chance to get an invite to a songwriting camp and even have their music show up in the HBO series’ upcoming final season.
Deadmau5 Launches Dance Music Label Targeting Placements in Film, TV, Advertising (Variety)
Joel Zimmerman, more popularly known as the outspoken and pioneering artist Deadmau5, has launched Beathau5, an electronic dance music label specializing in providing music exclusively for license to film, television, advertising and digital media.
Composers tell us Why Developers Still Don’t Take Game Music Seriously (Video Games Chronicle)
Whether it’s the thousands of video game music playlists on YouTube, tracks from League of Legends surpassing 200m plays on Spotify, or viral Tik-Tok trends landing the Coconut Mall theme from Mario Kart in the charts, video game music has never been in such high demand.
From Chiptunes to Cinema: The Evolution of Video Game Music (DBLTAP)
During the 64-year history of video games, we’ve watched soundtracks evolve from small infectious ditties to full cinematic scores. It’s gotten to the point now that the music of some of our favorite games is critiqued almost as heavily as the gameplay..
Virtual Tour Overlays, Boundless Launch Parties – The Future of Music in the Roblox Metaverse (Forbes)
After staging concerts with Lil Nas X and Royal Blood, the multiplayer gaming platform has its sites on making the music experience even bigger—and better—than it could be in real-world settings.
Songs for Screens: How Foo Fighters’ Ram Trucks Commercial Came to be (Variety)
For his latest musical foray, Francois has scored another commercial coup: a rare on-camera cameo and sync license from Foo Fighters, for Stellantis’ Ram Trucks. The campaign features Foo Fighters’ song “Making a Fire” from the band’s 2020 album “Medicine at Midnight.”
Why Bacardi is so Drawn to the World of Music (Muse by Clio)
There’s an element of music in almost everything Bacardi does. In this episode of On Brand, we dig into the rum brand’s musical DNA with global head of brand communications Laila Mignoni—including the recent irresistible remake of the song “Conga.”
Beggars Group Partners on Music Supervision Company Colourbox Music (Music Week)
Beggars Group has announced a partnership in a new music supervision, licensing and composition company, Colourbox Music. Colourbox Music will be based in London and Los Angeles, specialising in music for film, TV, advertising and gaming.
Bridget O’Gara Bloom Joins Sentric Music Group as Head of Sync, North America (MBW)
Based in Los Angeles, O’Gara Bloom will spearhead Sentric’s sync presence in the publishing market within the US and neighboring territories.
Sync and the Uberization for the music industry (Hypebot)
Composing and publishing music for film has long been a behind-the-scenes cash cow, helping to support composers, producers, and engineers in the music business. With the continued ‘uberization’ of the music business, however, this source of livelihood could be under threat.
How Video Game Music Composers are Plagued by Irresponsible Crediting and Metadata Practices (EDM)
Unfortunately for most, modern changes in the way that music is distributed and licensed have had negative implications for composers seeking their rightful shares.
Pop Stars Mark out New Territory in Gaming (Financial Times)
When the pandemic hit, some of the world’s biggest pop stars, including Billie Eilish, BTS, David Guetta and Kiss, rushed to programme elaborate livestream concerts in order to reach fans while they were stuck at home.
Netflix Survey Hints at Plans for TV-Focused Music Playlists (Music Ally)
Netflix getting into music playlists? If ever there were a story to set off klaxons within the HQs of Spotify and its rivals it’s this. But silence the alarms for now: Netflix’s music streaming ambitions appear to be focused mainly around its core content of TV shows.
Senior Director, Creative Synch – Domino Publishing (US)
The Senior Director – Creative Synch is responsible for overseeing Domino Publishing Company’s Creative Synch Department.
Director of Sales – ScoreKeepers Music Group (Remote – LA or NYC based preferred)
The Director of Sales functions as lead in sales outreach to film, TV and Advertising for the ScoreKeepers Music Catalog and the Indie Orange synch agency.
Sync Licensing Contracts Manager – BMG (London)
This role is responsible for the drafting and issuance of sync licensing contracts and invoices for all sync deals agreed by BMG Sync UK.
Krakow Film Music Festival – May 25 – 30
The Krakow Film Music Festival (FMF), organised by the KBF and RMF Classic, is a captivating showcase of the highest quality musical interpretations of the moving image and one of the most important festivals in the world of film music.
AIMP Global Music Publishing Summit 2021 – June 7 – 9
The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) will host its fourth Global Music Publishing Summit, a three day virtual event full of keynotes, panels and creative forums for the independent music publishing community.
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