Film and TV
“It’s a Tastemaker”: How Love Island can Launch a Musician’s Career (The Guardian)
The show, which reaches 2 million young viewers each night, is now considered the gold standard for record companies looking to promote new signings to a wider audience.
The White Lotus composer breaks down the eerie score we can’t get out of our heads (LA Times)
If you’ve watched a single episode of “The White Lotus,” the HBO limited series set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort, you most likely went to bed with its hypnotic theme music ringing in your ears.
Top TV Song Last Week: August 11th: “Intro” by The xx | August 18th: “The Battle of Blood Ridge” (feat. Thomas Edinger & Ryan Elder) by Rick and Morty (Tunefind)
“Intro” by The xx is featured in the latest season of Outer Banks. Also, Rick and Morty features most popular song written by composer Ryan Elder.
Quentin Tarantino’s Tribute to Late EMI Music Exec Pat Lucas; She took Chance on him & OK’d use of Reservoir Dogs Tune that Launched his Career (Deadline)
“We had no money, and were asking for a song that would be played during a torture scene where a guy gets his ear cut off. Nothing about that scenario seemed promising, but I needed that song.”
Emmy Award Nominations 2021 – Discussing the UK Music Supervisors’ Work (GMS UK & Europe)
We had the absolute pleasure to speak with the UK nominees for the various tv series for ‘Outstanding Music Supervision’: Sarah Bridge (The Crown) and Ciara Elwis & Matt Biffa (I May Destroy You).
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Record Soundtrack for Marilyn Monroe Film Blonde (NME)
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have recorded a soundtrack for Andrew Dominik’s forthcoming Blonde film about the late Marilyn Monroe.
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe Announces Soundtrack for new Candyman Movie (Pitchfork)
In addition to Lowe, the Candyman soundtrack will feature Hildur Guðnadóttir on cello and vocals, Matthew Morandi on synthesizers and contrabass, and co-production and engineering from Randall Dunn.
John Murphy on Scoring The Suicide Squad (Composer Magazine)
“..It’s a comic book that’s blown up into vivid colours and craziness, so I wanted the score to feel comic book too. And that gave me license to abandon the classical shape of a score.”
Margaret Yen Joins R.J. Cutler’s This Machine as SVP Music (Deadline)
Yen is a Grammy award-winning music supervisor with decades of experience working across independent and studio feature films and documentaries.
Here’s Oscar-Winning Joker Composer Hildur Gudnadóttir’s Surprising New Project: Exclusive (Billboard)
Hildur Gudnadóttir, who won an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy for composing the music for the 2019 blockbuster Joker, is undertaking a new adventure for her latest project: She is scoring her first video game.
How Video Games are Emerging as Essential Platforms for Music Marketing (AdAge)
Music labels, artists and legacy gaming companies are leaning in to new gaming and music relationships.
“The Best Brands are Created with Sound” (Little Black Book)
From triggering recall to enhancing storytelling, music and sound play an important role in media and marketing, becoming an essential asset to brands. Both in the advertising and the branding worlds, music is the common denominator if you want to convey emotions.
The Science Of Sound: Data-Driven Music For Brands (Forbes)
o marketer would fail to consider how visual elements of advertising influence campaign performance, but why are music and sound often left out of the equation entirely?
Music in Sports Ads Boosts Emotional Response (Futurity)
Study participants who were shown the version of a commercial that included music in the background had higher emotional arousal and attention level that those who were shown a version that only included narration.
Here’s what Drives Sync Licensing Success — According to a Veteran Creator Fresh off a Samsung Placement (Digital Music News)
Future Royalty’s “Back In The Game” drove the emotional direction of a recent spot for Samsung’s “Voices of the Galaxy” series.
The Music Industry’s Gaming Experience is Growing Beyond Traditional Sync and Licensing (MIDiA Research)
Creating interactive experiences that put the artist front and centre will play a significant role in building and monetising fandom for years to come.
CD Baby’s Jon Bahr on Megan Thee Stallion and Working with Sister Company Downtown (Muse by Clio)
Prior to joining CD Baby in 2016, Bahr worked at ASCAP for over a decade, where he was most recently senior director of marketing and communications overseeing ASCAP’s advertising, sponsorships, member benefit partnerships and marketing campaigns.
How a Volume-Based Sync Approach Helped these Musicians Score a Placement (Digital Music News)
Like other creators have also indicated, major sync opportunities come to fruition at once, without back-and-forth music-supervisor negotiations, thanks to one-stop platforms like Songtradr – even for those with highly active pitching schedules.
Warner Music Entertainment to Co-produce Film and TV Projects with Lightbox (Music Week)
The deal will give Lightbox access to WMG’s catalogue, in order to create content telling the stories of WMG’s current global superstars, songwriters and iconic legacy acts.
Under the agreement, Sony Music Publishing’s Visual + Media Rights division – newly rebranded from Broadcast & Media Rights – will continue to administer all of Tyler Perry Studios’ commissioned music for over 60 productions.
Sync & Pub Administration Coordinator – Koze Music Publishing (Los Angeles)
You’ll be working in an exciting and fast-paced environment, working across all aspects of sync and publishing – both creative and administrative.
Sync Licensing Representative – Bopper (USA)
Bopper is accelerating its US expansion program and we are seeking Creative Sync Licensing Representatives all across the U.S to research and generate opportunities to secure music placements.
Assistant Creative Manager, Sync Licensing – Bodega Sync (Los Angeles)
This role will perform a wide range of tasks related to A&R, creative pitching to sync briefs, production research, client relations and marketing.
Sales Account Executive IPC – West One Music Group (London)
Love TV and music and understand the difference between production companies and broadcasters? We’re looking for a production company specialist to join our bustling team. APPLY NOW!
Film & TV Sales Account Executive – peermusic (London)
We are looking for a production company and TV & film music consultant to work approx. 2 days per week and to join our team in the London Office.
GMS 7th Annual Conference Panel Series – August 19th – September 25th (Weekly Panel, Every Thursday)
Weekly Panels Thursday, August 19th through Saturday, September 25th. You can view past panel recordings on the GMS Youtube channel here. Stay tuned for a more schedule announcement coming soon!
For more events check out our comprehensive list of music industry events in 2021.