Film and TV
2022 Emmy nominees for Outstanding Music Supervision (Tunefind)
This year’s Emmy nominees for Outstanding Music Supervision highlight some of the most popular shows and their supervisors. Television shows from HBOMax, Netflix, AMC, and Amazon Prime are among the list of those that have been recognized.
Exclusive interview – The Outlaws and Slow Horses music supervisor Catherine Grieves (Flickering Myth)
Coinciding with the current second series of The Outlaws on BBC One/iPlayer, we had the pleasure to speak with Music Supervisor Catherine Grieves about the show, and her work on Slow Horses which included collaborating with Rolling Stone Mick Jagger.
How my music got featured in Better Call Saul (The Honest Broker)
A lot of surprising things have happened to me lately, but getting on the hottest show in TV wasn’t on my bingo card. Yet, against all odds, a composition I recorded back in 1986 got showcased on Better Call Saul this week.
Resident Evil’s showrunner on the series’ killer soundtrack, that Dua Lipa needle drop (Decider)
If it’s cool and giving life in the year of our lord 2022, chances are it appears on Resident Evil‘s soundtrack. Like every other aspect of this Netflix original, the soundtrack is simply better than it has any right to be.
Why that reality TV song sounds familiar (but isn’t) (The Hollywood Reporter)
A burgeoning industry of made-for-nonscripted tracks is becoming the go-to soundtracker for producers and supervisors averse to shelling out for top artists.
The reviving power of sync placements (Tunefind)
Season 4 of Stranger Things has reminded the world what a great synch placement can do for a project and how the music in movies, TV, and video games can be one of the best forms of music discovery.
Persuasion soundtrack: What is the song at end of Netflix film? (Radio Times)
Persuasion is the latest adaptation of Austen’s final completed novel of the same name and follows the unhappy Anne Elliot, played here by Dakota Johnson.
The music of ‘Ms. Marvel’ has a lesson for Hollywood (Daily Beast)
From beloved Bollywood standards to underrated South Asian artists, the Marvel series finds authenticity through its soundtrack.
5 things we learned from the Musical Anatomy of a Superhero: Film & TV Composer Comic-Con panel (/Film)
During the course of the panel, the composers answered several wide-ranging questions about the nitty-gritty specifics of their own compositional processes, repeatedly collaborating with specific filmmakers, hiding Easter eggs in their scores, and much more.
What challenges do game developers face with music licensing? (Digital Music News)
Music and gaming are so intertwined that many gamers associate certain songs with gaming franchises. These synch deals are multi-faceted, and game developers face unique challenges when it comes to licensing music.
How music keeps people playing video games (The Music Universe)
Believe it or not, researchers have found that certain types of music can keep people engaged in video games for longer periods. In this blog post, we will look at some of the research on this topic and explore how music can affect our gaming habits.
Big Bang Reads: Bringing buzzing sounds to beeping buttons – music and gaming in India (Music Ally)
In India, the recent emergence of both non-film music and the video game industry makes the partnership between the two even more unexplored.
Music Publishing in the Age of The Songwriter Report – Part 4: Digital Drivers of Growth (Synchblog)
In the final part of our report, we examine existing & emerging income streams, and how music publishers can capitalize on new opportunities.
Epidemic Sound sues Meta in $142m infringement lawsuit (Music Ally)
The lawsuit alleges unlicensed use of Epidemic’s catalogue to the tune of “more than 80,000 new instances of theft of Epidemic’s works per day” across Facebook and Instagram.
Global Sync Licensing Trend Report (Songtradr)
A look at the genres and moods that thrived in 2021 and an early look at shifts that will define detailed analyses down the line. A summary of the growth and the numbers in the multibillion-dollar sync space, and what 2022, and the future, have in store.
So… how much did TikTok actually pay the music industry from its $4bn in revenues last year? (MBW)
The idea that TikTok isn’t a place on which people actively play/consume music – and indeed is only a “promotional platform” that ‘starts the fire’ of trending songs on other streaming services – will be a key debating point for the music industry in the months and years ahead.
TikTok Licensing Is Trickier Than We Thought — Court Grants Partial Victory to Universal Music Group In Its TikTok Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Bang Energy Drink (Digital Music News)
On Monday, U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas ruled that UMG is entitled to partial summary judgment against Bang Energy for unauthorized usage of music on TikTok.
That syncing feeling: how Stranger Things supercharged the music industry (The Guardian)
The chart success of first Kate Bush and now Metallica thanks to ‘syncs’ in Stranger Things shows how TV shows and TikTok are increasingly crucial for heritage acts.
Settling scores: inside the new rush to buy your favorite composers’ catalogs (The Rolling Stone)
The composers behind the music for iconic films and TV shows such asThe Dark Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jason Bourne and Glee have all sold their works in recent months, fetching millions of dollars.
Want a Kate Bush moment for your song? Here’s the recipe (Billboard)
“There is no way of predicting this stuff… but it’s about moving super-quickly.” A playbook is emerging for turning binge TV curiosities into streaming hits.
Synchronization Coordinator – Wise Music (Santa Monica)
Wise Music are seeking to recruit an outstanding professional to join their Publishing Licensing team in Santa Monica.
Director of Sales & Music Licensing – BAM Music (LA or NYC)
You will play an active part in taking BAM’s US operations to the next level and contribute to the overall success of the global company.
Senior Sales Executive – BAM Music (London, UK)
You will be responsible for building our growth strategy, leading the sales team, and providing outstanding client support.
Summer Sync/Tech Summit (July 25th-27th)
The Summer Sync/Tech Summit is an hybrid event with two days live in Nashville and online all three days event that will connect you and your music with the top decision makers in music licensing and composition for all forms of visual and interactive media.
Production Music Conference (PMC) (September 21-23, Los Angeles)
The PMA’s Production Music Conference, presented by Orfium, is scheduled for September 21-23, 2022 at the OMNI Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
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