Film and TV
Sex Education Music Supervisor Reveals Meaning Behind Season 3’s Soundtrack (Newsweek)
Sex Education’s Music Supervisor Matt Biffa spoke to Newsweek about putting together the season 3 soundtrack, the meanings behind his favourite tracks, the influence of Ezra Furman, and why the school band had to perform that “outrageously filthy” track.
2021 Creative Arts Emmys: Complete List of Winners (Billboard)
Music supervisors Ciara Elwis and Matt Biffa took home the prize for outstanding music supervision for their work on I May Destroy You.
As Drive Turns 10, its Composer and Key Songwriter Recall the Film’s Innovative Soundtrack (Variety)
In the 10 years since the release of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive,” the lives of two key figures behind its pivotal soundtrack, Johnny Jewel and Cliff Martinez, have changed for the better, thanks to the film.
Top TV Song Last Week: “Borrowed Time” by Rick and Morty & Tennis (Tunefind)
The penultimate episode of Rick and Morty season 5 features the most popular song on Tunefind last week. The Adult Swim animated series frequently creates original music and this time tapped a husband-and-wife duo for this new track.
What is the Greatest Film Score of All Time? (Composer Magazine)
What is the greatest film score of all time? That’s a debate that has the potential to range all day, but whatever one’s answer, the relationship between music and the moving image is incontrovertible.
Fan Favorite Songs from Lucifer (Tunefind)
The licensed music and regular cast performances featured in Lucifer have climbed Tunefind’s charts time and time again– and Lucifans have supported the show and soundtrack from the very beginning.
How Morgan Rhodes Syncs Music to Picture (Slate)
In the interview, Morgan explains what a music supervisor is, how she researches music for film and TV projects, and the challenges she deals with in securing the rights to that music.
Outer Banks Rules Top TV Songs Chart Thanks to Celeste’s “Strange” (Billboard)
The only song to break up Outer Banks’ claim to the top three is The Rolling Stones’ classic “She’s a Rainbow,” which debuts at No. 2 after its Aug. 20 appearance in Ted Lasso. In August, the song accrued 1.8 million streams and 5,000 downloads.
Randall Poster on Dusting Off Woody Guthrie Songs, Soundtracking Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and More (Consequence)
Acclaimed music supervisor Randall Poster had a busy year. The award-winning music supervisor has worked on projects such as Pretend It’s a City and Questlove’s documentary Summer of Soul, not to mention his latest collaboration with Wes Anderson for the upcoming The French Dispatch.
Video Games are an Important Music Discovery Tool for Gen Z, New Survey Finds (Billboard)
Twenty-eight percent of Gen Z music listeners use video games to discover new music, making it just as popular as television among that demographic in terms of music discovery, according to the just-released U.S. Music 360 report by MRC Data survey.
The Complete Life Is Strange: True Colors Soundtrack has been Revealed (NME)
Split into two parts, the initial soundtrack will include original songs from mxmtoon, Novo Amor and Angus & Julia Stone alongside tracks from Phoebe Bridgers, Kings of Leon, Mura Masa and Metronomy.
Twenty One Pilots to Stage Elaborate Roblox Concert Experience (Variety)
According to the announcement, the “high-fidelity experience” will feature a dynamic setlist dictated by fans in real-time; “metaverse-spanning pre-concert quests” — okay, we’ll admit we don’t know what that means — involving some of Roblox’s most popular experiences that also feature custom portals that will transport users into the pre-concert venue.
How has Music Culture Influenced the Gaming Experience? (Kultur Hub)
From the very first monotone notes emitting from early Tetris games to the incredibly complex and expertly composed scores of modern AAA games, music, and sound design have evolved tremendously over the years.
How Brands can Win over Consumers by Sourcing Music Responsibly (Adweek)
In the era of social accountability, every brand should be looking for opportunities to improve themselves through strategic investment in the communities they serve. In the case of brands and independent artists, the cost is relatively small and the change easy.
Call for Entry – Clio Music Awards (Clio)
Built on Clio’s enduring reputation for recognizing the most creative and culturally relevant marketing and communications, Clio Music celebrates the visceral power of music to connect consumers and brands around the world
Fans are Going Wild for Elton John and Lil Nas X’s Uber Eats Commercial (Looper)
UberEats has released a string of brand new commercials featuring music legend Elton John and blossoming pop star Lil Nas X under a single umbrella campaign called “Tonight I’ll Be Eating…”
How Brands can use Music to Reach Hispanic Audiences (Forbes)
For Hispanic audiences specifically, music can connect them to their country of origin, be a way to teach younger generations about where their family comes from or simply act as connective tissue to bring people together.
“We’re Always Launching New Series” – NBCUniversal’s Alicen Schneider on an Explosion in Sync Opportunities & New Licensing Challenges (Synchblog)
We recently caught up with Schneider to discuss the ongoing explosion in program making and what it means for music rights holders, how budgets for music are evolving, and the challenges associated with licensing and clearance today.
Mamie Coleman Named Head of Fox Entertainment Music (Deadline)
Based in Los Angeles, Coleman, most recently SVP Creative Music and Production, will lead all music creative for Fox Entertainment; its free streaming AVOD platform, Tubi; and its animation production studio, Bento Box.
Nick Maker Joins the Elements Music as Exec Creative Producer/Music Supervisor (Shoot)
Previously, he served as in-house music producer at Energy BBDO, working with brands such as Jack Daniels, Starbucks, Champion, and MillerCoors.
As a library music company spanning over 60 years, KPM represents more than 40 labels and is home to a range of genres. Its roster of composers and producers have penned No. 1 hits for Shirley Bassey, Blur, Lana Del Rey, Flo Rida and more.
Guild of Music Supervisors and Mondo.NYC Reveal Lineup for October Seminar Event (Variety)
Programming for the sessions was headed by GMS co-founder Jonathan McHugh, who says: “Our NYC steering committee has done another excellent job on crafting a great day of programming.
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.
Production Music Conference 2021 – October 5-7 (Virtual/Los Angeles)
The PMA’s Production Music Conference is scheduled for October 5-7, 2021 at the OMNI Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. This event will consist of both virtual events and in-person events, primarily outdoors with the exception of the Mark Awards show.
For more events check out our comprehensive list of music industry events in 2021.