Film and TV
Music Supervisors Guild Awards Nominations Nominees List (The Hollywood Reporter)
The Guild of Music Supervisors has announced the nominees for its 12th annual awards ceremony, recognizing work across film, TV, games, documentaries, advertising and trailers.
John Williams, Hollywood’s Maestro, Looks Beyond the Movies (The New York Times)
Williams — a fixture in the industry since the 1950s, with 52 Academy Award nominations, second only to Walt Disney, and five Oscars — recognizes that he might be the last of a certain type of Hollywood composer.
Oscar Music snubs & surprises: Jay-Z is out, Beyonce is in & Diane Warren runs up her historic tally (Variety)
Score nominations were otherwise predictable, with Hans Zimmer earning his 12th nomination for the sci-fi epic “Dune”, Nicholas Britell his third nom for “Don’t Look Up,” Alberto Iglesias his fourth for “Parallel Mothers” and Jonny Greenwood his second for “The Power of the Dog.”
BIFA Awards 2021 – Best Music Feature Ali & Ava – Connie Farr & Harry Escott (Guild of Music Supervisors Blog)
Connie and Harry tell us more about why the featured songs were chosen, touch on their writing process and discuss their collaboration with Director and Writer, Clio Bernard.
Meet the Black Composers Behind the Music of Today’s Biggest Films (Essence)
Black composers are still a rarity in the entertainment industry—but, increasingly, these talents are having their say on the soundtracks of films and TV shows.
Top TV Song Last Week: “Fever” by Sharon Cash (Tunefind)
Once again, Euphoria takes the top spot for the most popular song on Tunefind last week. Last week’s episode features a cover version of a classic song by a ’70s soul singer.
Isobel Waller-Bridge Designs Sounds to Find the Aesthetic of her Scores (Composer Magazine)
The composer has worked on a diverse array of TV, film and theatre productions including Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation of Emma, and the hit TV series, Black Mirror.
How the NFL Theme Music Captures the Heroism and Glory of the Big Game (Variety)
John Williams’ “Sunday Night Football” march is expected to open the broadcast. “That’s our theme,” says Super Bowl executive producer Fred Gaudelli. “There’s a grandeur to it, an importance, that lets you know that a big game is about to begin.”
Super Bowl Ad Report: From Doja Cat’s Cover of Hole’s ‘Celebrity Skin’ to an ELO Deep Cut, the Synchs Soundtracking 2022 (Variety)
“Brands are back spending on music to enhance their commercials and pricing was very healthy this year — up from prior years,” says Brian Monaco, president and global chief marketing officer at Sony Music Publishing.
‘It’s Gotta Have Soul.’ Bringing the Chaos, in Music and Advertising (Muse by Clio)
Music and advertising are a match made in heaven, unless you sell your soul to the devil. And who’s the devil in this stretched metaphor? The devil is in the data.
There is a rising tide of awareness in the world of sonic branding, and 2022 could well be the year of the ‘sonic boom’.
Halo Trilogy music composer’s ongoing lawsuit against Microsoft (Mxdwn)
Despite having received payment for their work via royalties over the years, the success of the franchise did not seem to match up with what the composers were being paid.
Video game songs that had no right to bang as hard as they did (NME)
From the sartorial advice of early Mario games (‘denim, denim, denim’) to the earworm that is the Tetris song, nothing quite transports us to a time and a place quite like video game music.
Riptide Music CEO Keatly Haldeman Exits, Launches Web3 Music Sync Licensing Platform, Dequency (MBW)
Dequency, which claims to be “the world’s first Web3 music synchronization licensing marketplace”, has raised $4.5 million through an investment round led by Borderless Capital.
Matchtune Launches Tuneblades AI Tool that Automatically Edits Music Selections for Media (Synchblog)
In a few clicks, TuneBlades’ music adaptation technology swiftly presents solutions adjusted to fit any duration in the size and format required.
A new Firm just Raised over $100m to Buy Film and TV Music Rights – and it’s already Made its First Big Acquisition (MBW)
Meet Multimedia Music, a London and Los Angeles-based firm that has just closed a major initial round of fundraising of more than $100 million.
Commercial Music Licensing Platform SyncFloor Celebrates its 100th Partner (Guitar Girl Magazine)
“We’ve built a powerful set of tools that let creators find, curate, and license music incredibly easily,” says Kirt Debique, co-founder and CEO of SyncFloor.
Lickd Signs Deal with Music Licensing Company Audio Network (Music Week)
“Both companies have built tech-enabled services to deliver clear and simple licensing at accessible price points, and we’re confident this partnership will only further this mission of bringing the best music available to all content creators across the globe.”
Twitch Partners with Indie Music Licensing Group Merlin (Tech Crunch)
In recent months, Twitch has solidified relationships with some of the major record labels that previously criticized the company over its lax approach to copyright enforcement.
Film & TV Sales Account Executive – peermusic (London)
We are looking for a production company and TV & film music consultant to work approx. 2/3 days per week (but we would consider full time for the right candidate), to join our London team.
Director of Sales – ScoreKeepers Music (Los Angeles)
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.
Creative Synch – Position Music (Los Angeles)
Independent music publisher/label Position Music is hiring for a Creative Synch position. This position requires a highly communicative, outgoing, creative, and team-oriented person.
Music Supervisor – DLMDD (London)
Based at our sound fuelled London HQ, you will help us build relationships and secure vibrant music projects from the world’s leading agencies, production companies and brands.
Music Consultant – Advertising (London)
As a Music Consultant, you’ll participate and contribute in weekly and monthly team meetings, providing insight and guidance into how working hours are spent.
12th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards (March 20th)
The Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards are presented annually at an event hosted by the non-profit Guild Of Music Supervisors with the purpose of highlighting and celebrating the highest achievement of music use in video games, advertising, trailers, documentaries, film, and television.