Film and TV
2021 Emmy Nominees for Outstanding Music Supervision (Tunefind)
This year’s Emmy nominees for Outstanding Music Supervision highlights all first-time nominees. Television shows from Netflix, HBO, and Disney+ have been recognized.
Space Jam 2: A New Legacy Music Supervisor on Sequel Soundtrack’s Needle Drops (Variety)
We wanted songs that were fun as we ushered in a new generation. We wanted songs that would help move the excitement as the game moves, and we wanted to give a nod to what came before. So we had Salt -N-Pepa and the reimagined “Pump Up the Jam.”
Top TV Song Last Week: ‘I Am the Antichrist to You’ by Kishi Bashi (Tunefind)
Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty is known for its original songs. But it’s also known for dramatic storytelling sync moments. Last week’s episode featured both and the latter claimed honors as top TV song last week.
Interview with Jennifer Smith: Behind the Music of Netflix’s Deadly Illusions and More! (Pop Horror)
I recently had the opportunity to chat with the wonderful Jennifer Smith, who was the music supervisor behind the Netflix thriller, Deadly Illusions.
Synchronisations for Beginners: What they are, Why they’re Useful, and How to get them (Music Ally)
Music synchronisations, more commonly known as ‘syncs’, is the process of combining songs with moving pictures, such as film, TV shows, and video games.
Building a Sync Catalog (An Insider’s Perspective on Getting Syncs without Briefs) (American Songwriter)
When it comes to your dream of being in sync licensing, don’t wait around for it to happen or an inside scoop. It’s time you start creating.
Black Widow Composer Reveals How Russian Poetry Influenced the Film’s Score (Variety)
Although Balfe (“Mission: Impossible — Fallout”) hails from Inverness, Scotland, at least part of his family ancestry is Russian, and he collected Russian art when he was younger. But “Black Widow” required delving more deeply into Russian music than he had previously.
BMI Celebrates its Top Composers at the 37th Annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards (PR Newswire)
The honorees were announced today across BMI’s social media and digital platforms, featuring a selection of notable composers and multiple award winners.
Rockstar Games’ Record Label is Releasing Music Inside Grand Theft Auto (Rolling Stone)
Rockstar is injecting the EPs into the game alongside a new remix of the whole project from Seth Troxler, one of the DJs on the original project.
Checking the Score: The World Ends with You (Hardcore Gamer)
As should be clear from the choice of tracks provided above, The World Ends With You featured an incredible soundtrack (and left fans wanting even more). Years after the original release, the soundtrack remains as fresh as it did upon launch.
Imagine Dragons Frontman Dan Reynolds Creating his own Video Game (Music-News)
“I’m making the whole soundtrack, I’m doing voices, I did all the rough sketches of characters, and then we brought in really great artists to make everything way better than I could possibly ever do.
2021 AMP Awards Winners Announced (Shots)
Presented virtually, the AMP Awards, now in its eighth year, presented winners in 11 categories. Among the top winners were Antfood, Droga5 and Mophonics, which each took home two AMP Awards.
Kanye West Debuts new Song ‘No Child Left Behind’ in Beats Commercial, Announces ‘DONDA’ Release Date (Complex)
During Game 6 of the NBA finals, Beats by Dre premiered a commercial starring American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson that featured a new track from Kanye West titled “No Child Left Behind.”
Future-Proofing Brands Through Music (Muse by Clio)
We have identified five high-level trends in music, sound and brands. As we did this, we strived to avoid any fads that would fade as we move into the new normal and focused instead on lasting trends that will help brands develop a competitive advantage, not only today but in the months and years to come.
Warner Chappell Production Music Launches Global Rebrand (MBW)`
Described as the company’s “biggest transformation in a decade”, the production music house has also expanded its executive team and launched two new recording studios in Los Angeles and Nashville, and added new catalogs to its award-winning collections.
Sony Music sues Gymshark for Misusing ‘Hundreds’ of Songs in Ads (Reuters)
Gymshark advertises almost exclusively through social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, and has engaged in “blatant, willful, and repeated copyright infringement” of “hundreds” of Sony Music’s most valuable recordings, the complaint said.
Sex Pistols in court over sync deals and a 1988 band agreement (CMU)
Officially it’s a dispute over whether or not John Lydon can block the licensing of the band’s music for a new TV series based on the memoir of his former bandmate Steve Jones.
Symphonic Distribution’s ‘Bodega’ Sync Expands to Europe and Latin America (Broadway World)
Symphonic’s music licensing arm Bodega Sync announces its own expansion into Europe and Latin America. Led by Symphonic’s new head of business development in Mexico, Ariel Etbul, partnership deals were signed with Carbonero Music Publishing (Colombia) and Ace Music (Colombia/Spain).
Audioshake Live will help labels create ‘stems on demand’ (Music Ally)
Audioshake is pitching the service’s merits for helping sync licensing (“to create turnkey instrumentals that reduce all the back-and-forth involved in preparing a sync pitch”), remixes and re-masters.
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 – 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.
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.
Associate Music Supervisor / Production Assistant – SIREN (London)
You will provide assistance and support to the team with all production, music supervision and administration tasks.
Music Supervisor / Producer – SIREN (London)
You will be leading your own projects from inception to final delivery. You will be a team player and enjoy collaborating with others, both within the team and externally.
Senior Manager, Synch Licensing Admin & Income Tracking – Kobalt Music Group (London)
This position will require you to have a deep understanding of sync licensing and royalty tracking, but you are also curious, target driven and proactive as well as highly numerical and analytical.