Film and TV
Defining ‘Andersonian’: Inside the music of Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch (LA Times)
For “The French Dispatch,” Desplat paired acclaimed pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in unusual duets with harp, tympany, bassoon or tuba, drawing from a wide range of references, including Erik Satie and Thelonious Monk.
Why the Song in the Uncharted Trailer means more than you think (Looper)
There is one detail in the film’s trailer, however, that is quite surprising — although many viewers might not realize its significance.
Love Life Music Supervisor Rob Lowry makes a Love Connection with Music (Below The Line)
Lowry has become known for marrying the right songs with the various moods, genres, and time periods that evoke emotion or romance in a scene.
Why Scary Music Sounds, Well, Scary (Discover)
Researchers have long suggested that music conveys specific feelings because the notes imitate sounds people make when expressing those sentiments.
Hocus Pocus Music Producer on Why ‘I Put a Spell on You’ Still Enchants, 30 Halloweens Later (Billboard)
The original recording… is a classic,” Shaiman tells the Pop Shop (listen below), “but it really only has like three lines of lyrics in it. So we just sat at the piano and we were like, ‘Well, there has to be lyrics that fit the story.’”
Issa Rae Reflects on Insecure Soundtrack in Spotify Playlist Ahead of Final Season Premiere (Variety)
HBO Max launched “Interludes” Friday on Spotify as part of promoting the premiere of the fifth and final season of “Insecure” this Sunday, Oct. 24.
You boss Sera Gamble shares the story behind the finale’s Taylor Swift Needle Drop (Entertainment Weekly)
When EW spoke to You showrunner Sera Gamble about her artistic inspirations for our Meet Your Maker story, we asked her about picking “Exile” for this moment.
Issa Rae, BJ The Chicago Kid, Victoria Monét and More on How Insecure ‘Truly Represents the Creatives’ Through Music (Consequence of Sound)
Over the years, Rae, composer Raphael Saadiq and music supervisor Kier Lehman have used the show to spotlight up-and-coming hip-hop and R&B acts.
SyncLove S02E02: Saelyx Finna – I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Synchblog)
Saelyx Finna joins SyncLove’s host Kirt Debique, CEO and co-founder of SyncFloor, for the next installment in the series that explores the magic when music and picture meet.
How Electronic Music Paved its Way into Gaming (We Rave You)
Back in the day, you couldn’t find any electronic music in video games unless you played them on the 8-bit machines. However, since the technology has evolved, allowing us to play more advanced games with better graphics, sounds, features, and all, this genre of music also evolved.
Call Of Duty: Vanguard’s’ Latest Trailer is a Mix of Music Video and Trailer (NME)
Sledgehammer Games has released a new trailer for Call Of Duty: Vanguard that features Jack White’s latest single Taking Me Back.
The Magic of Grand Theft Auto’s Radio Stations (The Gamer)
A brief history of the Grand Theft Auto series’ in-game radio stations, and how they bring more to the games than just killer playlists.
Katy Perry Strums, Sings Beatles’ ‘All You Need is Love’ in Holiday Gap Ad (Billboard)
The singer stars in a new Gap ad for the chain’s 2021 All Together Now end-of-year campaign in which she sings a cover of the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love.”
Paloma Mami Teams up with Samsung for new Holiday Campaign (Rolling Stone)
Mami and Future take turns putting their individual spin on Samsung’s gift ideas, with holiday-themed tunes (Samsung calls it their “holiday gift (w)raps”) about each of the featured products.
Who Wins in the Future of Sync? (Synchblog)
With a plethora of both new and established players taking advantage of a booming sync market, Nick Bennett examines the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Roblox Latest Music Move is a Virtual Version of Dance Festival Electric Daisy Carnival, Featuring 50+ Artists (MBW)
Jon Vlassopulos, Vice President and Global Head of Music for Roblox, said: “Roblox continues to be a leader in bringing innovative, immersive music experiences to the metaverse.”
Netflix’s in-House Music Maven is a Former Pop Star (Variety)
Colleen Fitzpatrick has a knack for knowing what you need to hear at any particular point in time, and she knows how to put it in front of you.
Cue Jumpers: The Moves to get Cue Sheets ready for the Digital Age (Synchblog)
Inefficient cue sheet administration is a huge legacy problem for the music industry, but major steps are being taken to modernise the process for the digital age.
AI Music Separation Firm Audioshake Raises $2m Seed Round (Music Ally)
“We are moving into a world in which stems will become even more important, underpinning most of our future music experiences –from sync licensing, re-mixing, and mash-ups, to spatial or immersive audio, VR/AR, and gaming,” said CEO Jessica Powell.
The Beatles Land on TikTok with Dozens of Songs (Variety)
TikTok fans will be able to follow @TheBeatles, an account dedicated to the group. The Fab Four’s foray onto TikTok coincides with the global release of the remixed and expanded special five-CD edition of “Let It Be” by Apple Corps/Capitol/UMe.
Music Supervisor & Client Lead – Tracks & Fields (London)
We are looking for a Music Supervisor to spearhead our licensing and production business in the UK. You will be the face of our London based operations and you are out to win clients’ hearts and music awards.
Licensing Manager – Melodie (Los Angeles)
Melodie is seeking an experienced Sync Licensing Manager to spearhead our independent film & TV licensing operations in the US.
Sync Licensing Representative – Bopper Music (Canada)
Bopper is seeking Creative Sync Licensing Representatives all across Canada to research and generate opportunities to secure music placements.
How to Find New Shows & get your Music Licensed before the Competition (November 7)
You’ll learn how to find new TV shows & films before they’re released, and a real strategy to get your music heard before the competition.
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