Film and TV
GLOW Music Supervisor Breaks Down ’80s Pop Gems in Season 2 (The Hollywood Reporter)
For those who enjoyed the ’80s nostalgia-drenched soundtrack for the first season of the Netflix series GLOW, expect more of the decade’s most glorious earworms with season two, which premieres Friday.
Dr Dre to make Marvin Gaye biopic with rights to singer’s catalogue (Guardian)
According to Variety, he’s secured the rights to Gaye’s musical catalogue, which includes hits such as “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing”, and the approval of the Gaye family estate.
What Does Fear Sound Like? (Vulture)
This year, sound has taken something of a front seat in horror. Vulture spoke to the composers of A Quiet Place, Revenge, Annihilation, Hereditary, Thoroughbreds, and What Keeps You Alive — the men and women behind this year’s most interesting and punishing scores — to break down how they designed sonic landscapes of anxiety.
How Westworld Season Two Made Its 5 Best Piano Covers (Vulture)
In addition to traditional Americana tunes, modern songs are featured in the techno-western park, featuring covers of the Rolling Stones with as much frequency as, say, the likes of Scott Joplin.
Here’s All the Music That Made You Cry During Queer Eye Season 2 (Pop Sugar)
Tailored to the theme and location of each episode, the show’s music — just like the show itself — is a perfect blend of fun and poignant.
Making funny sounds: the music of Mr. Show, 20 years later (Fast Company)
Eban Schletter, the Mr. Show music director, breaks down how he created the tunes for one of the series’ most famous sketches, “The Great Philouza.”
Behind The Scenes With Composers for Dear White People and This Is Us (Forbes)
It’s hard to focus on the music in a TV show while also trying to engage with the dialogue, costuming and cinematography. But for many shows, the composer and their melodic creations are a secret weapon.
The Best of the Best Songs You’ve Heard on FX’s Pose (So Far) (Pop Sugar)
We know you’ve been bopping your head to all the ’80s classics that have been playing, so we decided to do you a solid and compile a list of the best songs featured so far.
Rakim Premieres New Music in Luke Cage Season 2 (Complex)
Rakim is back with the new song “King’s Paradise,” which premiered on season two of Marvel’s Luke Cage. Produced by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, “King’s Paradise” is a homage to the greats who have come from Harlem.
Sync Story: Inside Sigala’s F2 Finding Football placement (Music Week)
Sometimes, a sync is so good you could kiss someone. At least, that is the view of CueSongs music supervisor Justin McMullen, who was struggling to find a song for YouTube football freestylers F2’s new series, Finding Football.
7 Music Supervisor Playlists To Keep On Your Radar – Updated Post (Synchblog)
Due to the popularity of this post, we’ve decided to keep updating it with new music supervisor playlists that appear on our radar. Want to add yours? Comment on this post!
Secrets of The Score: Siddhartha Khosla (Goldo Sync Report)
In this episode of Secrets of The Score, soulful BMI TV Award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist breaks down his original cue, “The Kids” from the Super Bowl Sunday episode of NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe winning drama series, This is Us.
Inside the project: McQueen (GMS UK & Europe)
Music supervisor Rupert Hollier shares the story behind the music of the documentary about the life and career of Alexander McQueen
Top TV Song Last Week (June 19): “Bridges” by Aisha Badru | Top TV Song Last Week (June 28): “Arise” by The Seige (Tunefind)
Each week, Tunefind spotlights the most popular songs on TV. In the last couple of weeks tracks from Cloak & Dagger and The Originals have topped the list.
From Gilligan To Kimmy Schmidt: The TV Theme Song Changed But Never Went Away (UPROXX)
There was a time when a television show’s theme song told a story. You can probably tick off a few examples right now, while you’re reading this sentence.
Jabari Ali Tapped for Music Supervisor for Highly Anticipated The Equalizer 2 (EURweb)
Nothing complements an action-packed movie, like an equally engaging sound track. This summer, actor Denzel Washington stars in The Equalizer 2, the first sequel in his career. Recognizing the full impact of this long-awaited thriller, film director Antione Fuqua has enlisted the talents of veteran music supervisor Jabari Ali.
Sync Story: Inside Little Simz’s BT Sport placement (Music Week)
Before the football World Cup kicks off its usual flurry of sync activity, there’s still time to reflect on last month’s Champions League final. BT Sport commissioned its customary film, recording rapper Little Simz performing The Road To Kiev on location in the Ukrainian city where Liverpool played Real Madrid.
Film & TV Composer Profiles: Daniel Pemberton (Goldo Sync Report)
Gifted Golden Globes nominated composer speaks on remodeling the work of Bach within his explosive hybrid score for Ocean’s 8, how he convinced Aaron Sorkin to let him capture the essence of a rock band for Molly’s Game, and the innovative sequence he’s most proud of from medieval epic, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
Listen to the Heroic Main Theme for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Variety)
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s official unveiling occurred in the lead-up to E3, and we heard more about the stunning open-world game set in Ancient Greece during the big show. Now, Variety can offer a chance to check out the main theme music for the game.
Ango and Wade MacNeil on how they make blockbuster video game soundtracks (Red Bull)
The Canadian artists behind Far Cry Arcade break down the process of creating scores for hit video game franchises.
Gamers debate copyright claims as labels issue takedowns against Twitch (CMU)
The chatter began after a small number of gamers who stream all their gaming shenanigans on the platform started reporting last week that they were getting copyright alerts from Twitch.
NYU Levels-Up this Summer with First-Ever Video Game Scoring Workshop (NYU)
The workshop is co-created and led by ASCAP-winning and MTV VMA-nominated composer Tom Salta—who has produced world-class video game scores featured in the HALO and Killer Instinct game franchises—in collaboration with Gina Zdanowicz (Serial Lab), Jason Kanter (Avalanche Studios), and NYU Steinhardt screen scoring faculty.
What Goes Into Making a Game Soundtrack? An Interview With Wizard of Legend Composer Dale North (Twinfinite)
This article largely focuses on the music of the recently released Wizard of Legend, developed by Contingent99, but also delves a little into the creative process of composing for video games in general.
This Podcast Explores How Japanese Electronic Music Inspired Video Game Soundtracks (Electronic Beats)
If you’re a fan of electronic music or video games, you may owe more to ’70s- and ’80s-era Japan than you think. Documenting an incredibly creative and pivotal time in the country’s history, this podcast covers some of the most groundbreaking developments in both art forms.
Using VR audio to bring a sense of scale to pint-sized puzzler Moss (Gamasutra)
While it’s been pulling in the plaudits for a number of reasons, particular praise has been heaped upon the title’s clever use of three-dimensional sound alongside a captivating score, which both serve to drive the game’s narrative and imbue proceedings with a palpable sense of scale.
Grand Theft Auto reveals new nightclub, featuring residencies from The Black Madonna, Solomun, Tale of Us and Dixon DJing (DJ Mag)
Gamers will be able to catch The Black Madonna, Solomun, Tale of Us and Dixon DJing in a virtual nightclub from July as part of a new upgrade to GTA V.
Marshmello Launches Gaming Digital Series With Ninja & More: Watch
Marshmello Launches Gaming Digital Series With Ninja & More (Billboard)
“Marshmello Gaming” invites the gooey ones best friends into his cool Mello Cave to play whatever games they want. The teaser shows Ninja stoping through. We also see Marshmello getting down on some rock band with Slushii, Jauz and Ghastly. Seemingly no game is off limits, and Marshmello is asking fans to suggest plays in the comments.
How Music Can Foster an Emotional Connection Between Brands and Audiences – Lessons learned from Cannes Lions winners (Adweek)
Adweek analyse the music use of the Cannes Lions award winners in the online video category to point out the role of music as a creator and amplifier of desired moods and emotions.
Songs For Screens: Fiat Chrysler CMO Explains How Music Turbocharges Their Ad Campaigns (Variety)
Olivier Francois, chief marketing officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has engineered some of the most memorable music moments from car commercials over the past decade.
Music Supervisor Interviews: Ryan Fitch (Goldo Sync Report)
Industrious Creative Advisor and A&R Team Lead for award-winning Portland based agency, Marmoset Music speaks on the complexities of collaboration behind high profile ad campaigns, empowering Caribbean independent artists through Bacardi and Major Lazer’s Music Liberates Music initiative, and blending his passion for tech into his everyday workflow.
At Cannes: How Music Makes Advertising Great (Adweek)
We’re at the Cannes Lions, where Massive Music founder Hans Brouwer takes us behind the scenes to learn how music is interwoven into ads in ways many of us likely take for granted. Learn the story behind award-winning global work for Nike and more.
UK Top Shazamed ads: June 19: BT Plus shakes off Blue Monday’s as it tops the chart | June 27: Two Apple ads enter the chart and kick up a storm (The Drum)
The Drum’s Shazam chart is based on the number of times each ad has been Shazamed over the past week using the music identification app. Here are the charts from the last couple of weeks.
The most Shazamed ads of the week (US): June 22: David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ Helps Chanel Top This Week’s Most Shazam’d Ads | June 29: Coke and AC/DC Join List of Most Shazam’d Ads With World Cup Spot (Clio)
Every week, Clios.com, in partnership with Shazam, rounds up the most Shazamed ads of the previous week. These are the top spots from June 22nd to June 29th.
Manners McDade promotes Harriet Moss to Managing Director (MBW)
UK publisher and composer management company Manners McDade has promoted Harriet Moss to Managing Director. In addition, Jenna Fentimen has joined as Music & Composer Producer and Clare Everson as Sync Executive.
2018 Music+Sound Awards Finalists (MASAwards)
Following close scrutiny from a distinguished international jury, The Music+Sound Awards have announced the finalists for their annual global competition. There are 38 categories spanning original composition, sound design, sync, re-records and production music.
Universal Launches Music Restoration Program, New Soundtrack Imprint (Variety)
Universal has embarked on a long-range plan to preserve and restore its unreleased movie music and, starting next week, release some of these scores as limited-edition soundtrack albums.
‘There is only one World Cup’: Warner Music UK sync boss Rich Robinson on the benefits of Russia 2018 (Music Week)
Rich Robinson, SVP, sync at Warner Music UK offers his thoughts on what the 2018 Russia World Cup means for the music business.
Industry Innovator Spotlight: Amanda Byers of Tunefind (Goldo Sync Report)
Fierce Managing Director of Tunefind, the leading digital search platform for music placed in film and television, speaks on harnessing the power of their far reaching tribe of users, how their orientation lends support to the music supervision community, and her essential advice for artists looking to maximize the impact of a sync.
Riptide announces deal with Jonathan Palmer’s A Suit Of Leaves (Music Week)
Riptide Music Group has revealed details of an alliance with music business veteran Jonathan Palmer and his music licensing company A Suit Of Leaves. Based at sync and rights management company Riptide’s offices in Culver City, Palmer will work across Riptide’s roster in creative licensing while continuing with A Suit Of Leaves, the company he founded earlier this year.
Key Worldwide Music Industry & Sync Events List 2018 (Updated) (Synchblog)
We might be half way through 2018 but there are still plenty of great music industry events and conferences worldwide. We’ve just updated our hugely extensive list, bookmark it now:
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