Film and TV
Squid Game Soundtrack: What Music is Scoring the Netflix Show? (Classical FM)
Squid Game burst onto our screen at the end of September 2021 in a blaze of gore, shock, and mystery. But what audiences probably weren’t expecting, was the appearance of some of classical music’s best known works.
John Carpenter and David Gordon Green Discuss Making Murder Music (Interactive Magazine)
Michael Myers would be any other masked psycho without the killer piano-and-synth theme that has accompanied all of his mass murdering since his first appearance in the original Halloween.
Top TV Song Last Week: “Iris” by Valerie Broussard (Tunefind)
Last week, FOX’s medical drama The Resident featured the most popular song on Tunefind. An emotional cover song aptly accompanied a heartbreaking moment for all of Chastain Memorial Hospital.
Scoring an Apocalypse: Herdis Stefansdottir on her Music for FX’s Y: The Last Man (Music Tech)
The Icelandic composer discusses the sound of society’s collapse, electromagnetic harps, and working on a majority female production.
SyncLove S02E01: Mike Ladman – The Royal Tenenbaums (Synchblog)
SyncLove is a new channel from commercial music licensing platform SyncFloor that sees production professionals dive into their favorite moments in films and the scenes that changed the way they thought about music for picture.
Executive of the Week: Ted Lasso Music Supervisor Tony Von Pervieux (Billboard)
While Emmy Award-winning comedy Ted Lasso has captured the hearts of millions of fans for its warmth and the humanity of the title character, played by the show’s co-creator Jason Sudeikis, the series’ music has become a surprisingly important character.
The Best Horror Film Needle Drops of all Time (Collider)
The following are some of the best needle-drops heard in horror cinema, past and present, from Ryan Gosling’s band popping up in The Conjuring to the Blondie song used in a certain killer doll flick and so much more.
Steve Schnur, EA’s President Of Music, Talks Video Games & Platforming New Artists (Forbes)
For the past two decades, it’s undeniable that video games have made a profound impact on culture and entertainment across a number of generations
Top 5 tips for musicians wanting to compose for games (The Music Network)
Exclusively for The Music Network, Belinda shares her top tips for artists wanting to dip their toes into the world of composing for games.
Meet Star-Lord, the Gnarly ‘Space Metal’ Band whose Album Launches on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Video Game (NME)
While working on Square Enix’s forthcoming blockbuster game, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Steve Szczepkowski found himself living out his rock ‘n’ roll fantasies.
TikTok adds new sound partners to allow brands to leverage audio on the platform (TechCrunch)
The company has expanded its TikTok Marketing Partners program and introduced six certified partners that will help brands create “sound-on” strategies for the platform.
What Bond can teach brands about crafting a sonic legacy (AdAge)
From Shirley Bassey to Billie Eilish, there have been numerous generational collaborations between stars and Bond. Each piece is distinctive while also clearly reflecting its sonic roots.
MassiveMusic uses science to develop new mindful sonic brand for Legal & General (LBB Online)
Collaborates with the Music, Mind and Brain Group at Goldsmiths University and SoundOut to create the sound of reassurance that gives back to society.
Production Music Association unveils winners at 7th annual Mark Awards (Shoot Online)
Winners of the seventh annual Mark Awards were revealed and honored this week (10/6) in a hybrid event as part of the annual Production Music Conference, virtually and in-person at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles.
The Sandbox Guide to.. The future of sync, and what it means for you (Music Ally)
Sync has become a more nuanced instrument for all involved – and one that’s still a moneymaker and a powerful marketing tool.
SyncFloor Hires Samu Rast as Head of Sales (All Access)
Commercial music licensing platform SYNCFLOOR has hired SAMU RAST as the new Head of Sales for the company. SAMU, based in NEW YORK, comes to SYNCFLOOR after stints at ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT, JINGLE PUNKS and BMG.
Inside Track: Where does Music’s Love Affair with Gaming Go? (Billboard)
For years there have been collaborations across industries, including soundtracks for games like Grand Theft Auto IV way back in 2008 and ongoing partnerships spanning well over a decade to provide music for sports franchises like Madden and NBA 2K.
BBC Signs new Licensing Deal with PRS For Music (Complete Music Update)
The blanket licence covers the BBC’s full range of services, including television, radio, iPlayer and Sounds in the UK, as well as the BBC World Service and BBC Studios internationally.
Licensing Manager – Melodie (Los Angeles)
Melodie is seeking an experienced Sync Licensing Manager to spearhead our independent film & TV licensing operations in the US.
Sync Licensing Representative – Bopper Music (Canada)
Bopper is seeking Creative Sync Licensing Representatives all across Canada to research and generate opportunities to secure music placements.
Music Tectonics Conference (Oct 25 – 27, Online & Nov 2 Los Angeles)
Music Tectonics unites music tech innovators across industry boundaries to share ideas and get business done. In 2021, our hybrid event invites a global audience to participate in parallel universes: in the metaverse, across the planet, and on a carousel by the sea.
World Soundtrack Awards (October 20-23, Ghent, Belgium)
In essence, the World Soundtrack Awards are the annual film music prizes, awarded at Film Fest Ghent by the World Soundtrack Academy. It’s a unique celebration of the art of film music and its protagonists.
For more events check out our comprehensive list of music industry events in 2021.