Film and TV
2021 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards: Full List of Winners (Billboard)
Industry legend Quincy Jones received the icon award. Music supervision pioneer Maureen Crowe received the legacy award.
10 Music Supervisors to Watch in 2021 (Variety)
Ahead of the April 11 virtual awards ceremony, Variety assessed the top talents in the field, including several GMS contenders (marked with a *), to come up with these 10 music supervisors worth keeping an eye — and ear — on.
Meet top music supervisor Ciara Elwis (Hypebot)
The Spotify alum explains her pursuit of the perfect soundtrack for ‘I May Destroy You’ and the connections between playlists and the songs that help tell your favorite stories on screen.
How the music of Generation provides a window into its Gen Z characters (Entertainment Weekly)
Utilizing the music of many young LGBTQ artists to tap into the intense emotion of teen life, Generation delivers a soundtrack worth your attention.
The Rebirth of Linda Perry: Inspired by Joker, She’s Composing Docs About Soleil Moon Frye & Sean Penn (Indie Wire)
Linda Perry has written songs for the biggest names in music, from Pink to Christina Aguilera. Now, the singer/songwriter is ready to transition into a new musical medium: that of film and TV scoring.
Top TV Song Last Week: April 7th: “Run Like a River” by Jamica | April 14th: “High Hopes” by Joji, featuring Omar Apollo (Tunefind)
An uplifting pop song featured in a much-needed bright spot in one of Grey’s Anatomy’s latest episodes and a “bedroom trip-hop, alt-R&B, and slow-winding IDM” track from a magnetic Japanese singer/songwriter and Chicano musician in a new Shameless episode.
Every Song In Ride Or Die (Screen Rant)
Ride or Die examines the complex relationship between Rei Nagasawa (Kiko Mizuhara) and Nanae Shinoda (Honami Sato). The women initially develop a friendship in school but eventually grow apart over the years.
Guild of Music Supervisors Honoree Maureen Crowe Sounds Off on Importance of Her Profession Amid a Changing Industry (The Hollywood Reporter)
Crowe, whose credits include The Bodyguard, Wayne’s World, Chicago and Newsies, was instrumental in getting the Television Academy to introduce an award for music supervisors and has been lobbying the Motion Picture Academy to follow suit.
From ‘Hey Jude’ to ‘Speak Now,’ Music Supervisor Randall Poster Breaks Down Movie Song Choices (Variety)
Listening to songs that were written and performed before he was born, and watching them come to life on 1973’s “American Graffiti,” suggested to Poster a way to lure people into another era. “I felt the music put me in that place,” he says. “At that age, I wasn’t familiar with those period pieces, and it allowed me to time travel.”
Free report: Music & Gaming – A new way to play (MIDiA Research)
In today’s music business, the consumer boom is rapidly leading to a creator bust. For the music industry to untangle itself from this dysfunctional loop, it needs to find new ways of monetizing fandom, not simply relying on consumption.
Roni Games on Working with Lil Nas X to Turn ‘montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ Into a Twerking Video Game (NME)
So how did this landmark collaboration happen? “I got this message from Sony Music about three weeks ago,” Denev explains. “They said Lil Nas X has seen the game and would like to include it in the promotion of his latest single.
Disco Elysium’s Soundtrack Sets a New Bar For How Video Game Music Should Tie Into Games (Game Rant)
Composed by English alternative rock band British Sea Power, the soundtrack is a perfect match for the eccentric yet atmospheric universe of Disco Elysium.
Spotify’s 25 Most Streamed Game Songs: Smash Hits, Snubs And Surprises (Forbes)
Minecraft dominates the table, with nearly one-third of the list–seven tracks out of 25–coming from the Mojang classic, totaling 225 million listens.
Where Music, Gaming Become One (Hypebot)
It’s no secret that sync licensing has always been an effective way to both organically spike activity on a track and collect an upfront sync fee that can range from found money to a generous lump sum. However, with conventional forms of media such as television, film, and advertising, sometimes the impact isn’t lasting.
Airbnb Blends Sweet Memories and a Classic Soundtrack to Lure Back Travelers (Adweek)
In particular, Airbnb guests tend to miss trips that allow them to visit their family and friends, and those are the experiences at the forefront of the vacation rental company’s latest campaign, “Made Possible By Hosts.”
The Era of the Ear (Campaign)
The implications for brands within all this are immense. As I’ve said before, the time has come for the return of the slogan or, at least, that piece of brand shorthand which is said or heard rather than seen or shown.
The Mozarts of Ad Music (The Spectator)
The business of writing music to order in an aggressively commercial environment is easily undervalued. Fundamentally, though, it’s closer in spirit to Bach or Mozart (all those weekly cantatas and Salzburg divertimenti) than today’s grant–funded Serious Classical Composer agonising for months over an instantly forgettable Proms commission.
Sync Music Is Bouncing Back In 2021 — But What are the Emerging Trends? (Digital Music News)
But what are the trends happening in sync this year? For a taste of that, we asked the duo of Lisa James and Alex Menck, who are Music Supervisor and Director, Client Services at Big Sync Music, respectively.
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.
Assistant, Synch Clearance – Kobalt Music Group (Los Angeles)
The Assistant, Synch Clearance is responsible for clearing, negotiation and finalizing synchronization license requests originating out of North and Latin America.
Business Development Manager – Sparks (London)
New music company Sparks has an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager to join their small team with big ideas and even bigger goals.
Music Supervisor – SIREN (London)
The ideal candidate will have experience and a proven track record of music supervision in Film & TV.