Film and TV
How Mary Ramos Brought 1969 to Life for Quentin Tarantino (GQ)
An interview with the director’s longtime music supervisor about his new movie, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.
Stranger Things Music Supervisor Nora Felder Talks ‘Retroactive A&R’ on Season 3 (Billboard)
Even when music supervisor Nora Felder isn’t in active production on the runaway hit Netflix series Stranger Things, her ears are perked up. “I have the characters constantly living in my head from each of my projects,” says Felder.
Why Euphoria and Atlanta Rely On This Music Supervisor For Pivotal Scenes (Billboard)
Malone’s résumé includes HBO’s new drama series Euphoria, which debuted in June and already has been renewed for a second season, and FX’s Atlanta, written by and starring Donald Glover, which earned her a 2018 Emmy Award nomination for outstanding music supervision.
2019 Emmy Nominees for Outstanding Music Supervision (Tunefind)
Nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards have been announced, including the nominees for Outstanding Music Supervision. Check out the nominees and their work below, including links to view the music from the nominated episodes and series.
Chart Climber: How Netflix Turned Lizzo’s Two-Year-Old Song “Truth Hurts” Into A Top 10 Hit (Genius)
The rom-com Someone Great helped the singer-songwriter earn a star-making moment.
Limahl ‘Gobsmacked’ by Explosion of Interest in ‘Neverending Story’ Thanks to Stranger Things (Billboard)
‘It was lovely, of course,’ the former Kajagoogoo singer said of the now-iconic duet scene in the Netflix drama.
Beyonce and The Lion King About to Take Nigeria Music Scene Global (Bloomberg)
Six musical artists known throughout Africa — Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage and WizKid — are featured with Queen Bey on the soundtrack for this year’s live-action remake of Disney’s The Lion King.
Film & TV Composer Spotlight: Christopher Lennertz (Pop Disciple)
Jubilant Emmy-nominated and Grammy-winning composer speaks on how Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys incorporates overtones of social commentary and flips the conventional superhero trope on its head.
Music+Sound Awards 2019 winners revealed (M Magazine)
Jocelyn Pook, Daniel Pemberton, Nainita Desai and Jeremy Turner are among the composers honoured at the eighth annual Music+Sound Awards.
Miley Cyrus’ Ashley O Rules Top TV Songs Chart for June 2019 With ‘On a Roll’ (Billboard)
Cyrus, as fictional pop star Ashley O, leads The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind, for June 2019, with the song “On a Roll” from Black Mirror.
Highlights from the 20th annual Golden Trailer Awards (Trailaurality)
This year’s nominees for Best Music included trailers for A Star is Born (“Not Alone”; Warner Bros. / GrandSon); Rocketman (Paramount Pictures / Workshop Creative); White Boy Rick (“Love”; Sony Pictures / Trailer Park) and Yesterday (Universal Pictures / Motive).
Music Supervisor Spotlight: Rebecca Delannet (GMS UK & Europe)
This month we feature an exclusive interview with Rebecca Delannet, Paris based Music Supervisor and MD at mymelody, who shares insights into her career to date and what inspired her to pursue a career in supervision.
The Orange Is The New Black Season 7 Soundtrack Has Sam Cooke, Hip Hop, & All The Feels (Refinery29)
Like all seasons before it, season 7 of the Netflix show relies heavily on music to underscore and heighten certain moments during the series, and each episode ends with some sort of somber song.
Serengeti and Other Natural History Scores (BBC Music Magazine)
The BBC’s Serengeti is the latest in a long line of small-screen shows with big-screen music…
Record labels have a new target: streamers and gamers (The Verge)
“We’re aiming to seamlessly connect two industries: music and gaming,” says Gavin Johnson, head of gaming at independent EDM record label Monstercat.
United Masters Inks Deal to Help Curate NBA 2K20 Soundtrack (Billboard)
When gamers log in to NBA 2K20 they’ll be treated to an expansive 50-song soundtrack featuring Drake, Meek Mill, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and the late Nipsey Hussle. Helping curate that list is UnitedMasters, the independent artist services and digital distribution platform helmed by founder and CEO Steve Stoute.
Madden NFL 20 Soundtrack Recruits Snoop Dogg, Denzel Curry, Saweetie, Jay Park & More (Hypebeast)
EA SPORTS has shared the soundtrack to its upcoming Madden NFL 20, reigning in a new era of music in the coveted franchise by putting together a collection of 22 tracks specifically-made for the video game.
Josh Rabinowitz Reflects on Over Two Decades in the Music-Advertising Scene and Launch of New Consultancy (Synchblog)
The former EVP/Director of Music at Grey reflects on his time in the music-advertising space so far and the launch of his new consultancy, the Brooklyn Music Experience.
Volkswagen Uses David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ in Lovely Ad Celebrating the Moon Landing (Muse by CLIO)
On the heels of its “Drive Bigger” launch spot featuring Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence,” Volkswagen has unveiled another artful and evocative commercial featuring a classic 1960s song—this time, David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” in a tribute to this week’s 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Optimistic, catchy and brief: The big business of corporate sounds (Telegraph)
Corporate jingles are big business for composers and producers, as they are typically paid a decent fee, get repeat work from the same company, and if lucky, get a share of the royalties each time the sound is played on TV or on the radio.
What should a brand sound like? (AdAge)
Why Mastercard, AT&T and others are composing sonic logos they hope will hit all the right notes.
The Life Cycle of a Cutting Edge Score: From Inception to Secondary Exploitation (Synchblog)
Our client Cutting Edge Group runs through the life cycle of their film scores, from commissioning some of the world’s best composers to marketing releases and exploiting them for sync.
Bucks Music Group hires Robyn Kennedy as Senior Creative Sync & Licensing Manager (MBW)
Kennedy started her career at Kobalt before spending time at Music Sales and then Reservoir Media. She replaces Angus Fulton who has left the company.
AWAL hires Bianca Bhagat as Senior Vice President, Synch & Brand Partnerships (MBW)
Based in AWAL’s Los Angeles office, Bhagat will oversee AWAL’s global sync & brand partnerships team, pursuing creative marketing opportunities for the AWAL roster.
Executive Turntable: Moves at Mom + Pop Records, Nettwerk Music Group and More (Billboard)
Nettwerk Music Group has two new additions to its sync licensing team: Martyn Richmond as director, sync in Nettwerk’s U.K. office and Marlaina Baxter as manager, sync in its L.A. office.
Sr. Manager, Sync (Creative) – Downtown Music Publishing (London)
Downtown is seeking a Senior Manager, Sync (Creative) to join their team in the London office. This position will report directly to their Executive Vice President.
Sync and Licensing Manager – Downtown Music Publishing (Amsterdam)
Downtown is seeking a Sync and Licensing Manager to join their team in the Amsterdam office. This position will report directly to their Head of Benelux – Creative.
Sync & Brand Manager – [PIAS] (London)
In this high profile role, you’ll be maximising [PIAS] sync and brand partnership income by optimising opportunities to place repertoire and artists in TV show, advertisements, games, film, live brand events, brand partnerships and offering creative input to campaigns.
Sync Coordinator – Downtown Music Publishing (London)
Downtown is seeking a Sync Coordinator, UK to join their team in the London office and report directly to their Head of Sync and Brand Partnerships, UK.
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