Film and TV
Ezra Furman Is the Troubadour of Teenage Angst on Sex Education Soundtrack (Rolling Stone)
Ezra Furman wrote Sex Education’s standout track “Every Feeling” during one of her “depression days.” The song is featured on The Sex Education Original Soundtrack, out Friday via Bella Union.
Music Supervisors Pick Their Favourite TV/Movie Syncs of the 2010s (Synchblog)
Music supervisors talk us through the unforgettable music-led moments in movies and television that stood out for them over the past decade.
Billie Eilish And The Long Line Of James Bond Theme Songs (NPR)
Teenage pop star Billie Eilish will compose and sing the theme song for the next James Bond movie. Here’s how she fits into a long tradition of Bond songs.
Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty & Sueco the Child Team Up for Sonic Soundtrack (Billboard)
Sonic the Hedgehog is getting his big screen moment, and in preparation for everyone’s favorite video game character’s 2020 film, Atlantic Records dropped a major collab off the movie’s soundtrack.
“The Songs are Just so Durable”: BMG’s Jonathan Palmer Talks Aerosmith Sync Success (Synchblog)
With Aerosmith set to be honoured today as MusiCares ‘Person of the Year’, we take a look at their recent synch history, from epic Super Bowl spots to video game trailers.
Rocketman up against Frozen 2 in Oscars song category (Music Week)
Elton John and Bernie Taupin will face stiff competition from Frozen 2 songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
Johnny Marr joins Hans Zimmer to score next James Bond film (Guardian)
The pair had previously collaborated to score a number of projects, including Inception and The Amazing Spider-Man.
How Artist/Producer Lawrence Rothman Transformed The Turning Soundtrack Into a Female-Led ’90s Joyride (Billboard)
Featuring a mix of acclaimed indie artists and budding singer-songwriters — including Courtney Love, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Alice Glass, Soccer Mommy, The Kills’ Alison Mosshart and Kali Uchis — the soundtrack is not only a reflection of the film’s bone-chilling themes, but the strength that comes with female voices joining together.
Future’s ‘Mask Off’ Rules The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs Chart Thanks to Rick and Morty (Billboard)
“Mask Off” reigns after its inclusion in Cartoon Network’s Rick and Morty. The song appears in the fourth episode of the late-night cartoon’s fourth season, which premiered Dec. 8.
Top TV Song Last Week: “Amor Congelado” by District 78 (Tunefind)
Netflix’s Spinning Out takes top TV song last week with a tango-inspired instrumental that underscores Kat’s and Justin’s short program in the dark ice skating series.
Curb Your Enthusiasm Music: How the Italian Tuba March Found Its Way to Larry David (Variety)
When Curb Your Enthusiasm returns for its much-anticipated 10th season it does so with it a musical theme that’s a prime example of recognizable sonic branding.
Which Film Songs Have Won Both the Oscar & Grammy (Billboard)
Alan Menken has won both the Oscar and the Grammy four times, more often than any other songwriter.
Resources for Video Game Music Composers: The Big List 2020 (Gamasutra)
The following article contains an expanded and updated collection of links on an assortment of subjects important to the game audio community.
Jägermeister’s indie game soundtrack competition returns for second year (gamesindustry.biz)
Now in its second year, Track and Build sees indie developers compete for the chance to have their game soundtrack produced by award-winning music duo Koven.
Exploring The Great Video Game Songbook With Charlie Rosen (Forbes)
Charlie Rosen, a New York-based lifelong musician and lifelong gamer, thinks of video game music as a musical tradition unto itself.
Missy Elliott and H.E.R. Redo ‘Paint It Black’ In Super Bowl commercial (Adage)
Pepsi is getting back to its pop music roots with its Super Bowl ad. The brand confirmed today that the spot will feature a version of the Rolling Stones classic “Paint it Black” performed by hip-hop legend Missy Elliot and up-and-coming artist H.E.R.
MC Hammer “can’t touch this” piano in Super Bowl advert that nods to ’90s hit (NME)
MC Hammer pokes fun at his ’90s hit ‘U Can’t Touch This’ in a new Cheetos advert that’s set to air at this year’s Super Bowl.
Doritos gets Sam Elliott and Lil Nas X to tease its Super Bowl ad (The Drum)
Lil Nas X is riding into the Doritos Super Bowl teasers, joining Sam Elliott to promote Cool Ranch Doritos.
Stormzy makes TV advertising impact for UK rap (Music Week)
Stormzy is among the publisher’s UK rap songwriters experiencing increasing sync demand, including a recent placement for Blinded By Your Grace, Pt 2 in a BT commercial.
How No Time To Die composer Hans Zimmer gave BMW’s electric cars a blockbuster soundtrack (GQ)
The world’s greatest film soundtrack composer, Hans Zimmer, measures up to a new challenge: making BMW’s next-generation electric cars sound seriously good.
Chase Sapphire Taps Mark Ronson as New Music Supervisor (Adweek)
Chase has tapped someone who knows a thing or two about music to be the brand’s music supervisor for a new campaign: Mark Ronson.
Issa Rae’s Raedio Acquires Music Supervision Firm Bonfire Collective: Exclusive (Billboard)
As Rae notes in an exclusive statement to Billboard, “Music in TV and film has long been a passion of mine. Benoni [Raedio President Tagoe] and I are so excited to partner with Bonfire Collective to expand into music supervision. Our aim will be to continue to champion artists and bridge the gap between them and music placement opportunities.”
Following Outrage, Discovery Networks Backs Down on Composer Ultimatum (Variety)
Discovery Networks, which last month unveiled a new business model that would have all but assured series composers a drastic income drop, has scuttled that plan in response to outrage expressed by the media music community.
Women In Music And Film Talk Self-Confidence & Inclusion At The GRAMMY Museum (Grammy)
In partnership with Women In Film, on Wednesday, Jan. 22 the GRAMMY Museum presented “A Celebration Of Women And Film,” a panel discussion focused on the women who bring film and television to life through music.
How The Vinyl Resurgence Is Impacting Film and TV Score Sales (Billboard)
Film studios are now working to target this growing group of obsessive collectors with a flood of new vinyl offerings, even though they’ve stopped releasing as much film music on CDs.
Warner Chappell Music appoints Ayla Owen to sync & creative services role for Europe (Music Week)
Owen joins from global advertising agency BBH, where she was head of music and launched Black Sheep Music, the company’s dedicated music division.
Apple Music, NBA Strike Deal for Playlist, Songs in Highlights (Bloomberg)
The Base:Line playlist will have about 40 songs with a hip-hop vibe and will be refreshed weekly. The tracks will also be available on the NBA app and website, and will be used in game highlights shared on social media, the NBA said.
Key Worldwide Music Industry & Sync Events List 2020 – Updated (Synchblog)
We’ve updated our comprehensive list of key music industry and sync-focused conferences/events. Bookmark it now.
Sync Licensing and Music Supervisor Jobs
Senior Sync & Marketing Executive – Extreme Music (London)
You’ll be responsible for managing several key accounts including broadcasters, production & post-production companies, ad agencies & radio stations.
Music Licensing Manager, Advertising and Brands – West One Music Group (Los Angeles)
In this role you will be reporting to the VP of Partnerships & Operations, driving new and existing business on the West Coast of the US and Canada.
Synchronisation Manager, Australian Artists – BMG (Sydney)
Reporting to the Director of Synchronisation, the successful candidate will be responsible for creating licensing and brand partnership opportunities primarily for a local roster.
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