Film and TV
How do songs get picked for TV? (Vice)
Music supervisors Janet Lopez, Jen Malone, and Robin Urdang helped me better understand what they do, and shared their perspectives on their supposed influence.
Emmys Music Guide: A Complete Guide to the Nominees in All Seven Categories (Variety)
As Emmy voters mark their ballots in final-round voting this weekend, Variety breaks down the widely varied competitors in this complete guide to all seven categories including original scores, songs, music direction and music supervision.
90s Movie Music: From Scorsese to Tarantino, the 20 best needle drops (IndieWire)
The following is a list of the top pop cues in ’90s films, as chosen and ranked by the IndieWire staff. For the purposes of the list, we defined a needle drop as a preexisting recording of a pop song given new context by its placement within a film.
Top TV Song Last Week: “Desire” by Bob Moses & ZHU (Tunefind)
The Sandman premiered earlier this month when all 10 episodes dropped on Netflix. Immediately, the new Netflix original series jumped on Tunefind’s trending music chart in multiple spots.
Lip Sync For Your Streams: How the ‘Drag Race’ Format Brings Classic Songs to a New Generation (Billboard)
With songs featured on ‘Drag Race’ increasing 138% in streams on average, insiders reveal the challenges and triumphs behind the iconic Lip Sync For Your Life.
Want to be a music supervisor? – Here’s what they do (Digital Music News)
Music is such an integral part of experiencing media, and it’s a music supervisor’s job to find the right song for their medium.
How Raedio’s head music supervisor Stephanie Diaz-Matos shapes stories through sounds (Edition)
Stephanie Diaz-Matos, the award-winning music supervisor and current Head of Music Supervision at Raedio, understands utilizing music to heighten emotions, drive a plot home, and provide nuanced context.
White Lotus Music Supervisor Janet Lopez on show’s Hawaiian Songs (Variety)
Music supervisor Janet Lopez’s goal was to thread together a musical journey that resonated with the characters while enhancing the exotic location of the show.
Five questions with… Emmy-Nominated Stranger Things Music Supervisor Nora Felder (Awards Daily)
When I had the idea to use Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill,” I knew it could be very special for its powerful melodic flow and very poignant themes. I felt strongly that it would resonate with Max’s experiences.
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Robin Urdang on Season Four Needle Drops (Variety)
“Amy said we were going to be in Coney Island. She said, ‘I want a song about Coney Island, but it has to be the 1960s.’ I did all my research and found the song.”
‘Music should never be an afterthought’: advice for spinning the right song in your ad (The Drum)
For The Drum’s Audio Deep Dive, we are treated to a choir of expert voices. They share eight tips for selecting songs that should be taken as gospel.
‘It was like a mad men pitch scene’: Guy Farley on composing Cadbury’s new sonic logo (The Drum)
Farley’s career has spanned many years and genres, with work ranging from orchestral scores to world music to contemporary sound design.
14 unique ways for brands to leverage sound in marketing (Forbes)
With its uncanny ability to engage humans, sound is becoming as important to a brand’s identity as its logo, advertising and customer experience.
4 music trends that defined the second quarter of 2022 (Adweek)
As Goldman Sachs’ Music in the Air report points out, consumers see music as a haven during uncertain times, giving brands an opportunity to create a sense of escapism and community.
From Zelda to the Proms, gaming music is reaching new heights (Financial Times)
On Monday, the BBC Proms staged their first concert dedicated to video game soundtracks in an evening that traced the history of game music, from glitchy bleeps to lush orchestral suites.
We spoke to Zedd about his new HyperX partnership & bridging the gap between music & gaming (CNN)
After Zedd’s love for HyperX gear turned into a full-blown partnership — mostly thanks to a tweet — the DJ is now the company’s latest brand ambassador, a move that both parties hope will bridge the gap between the music and gaming worlds.
Stockholm-based Freshsound scores €1.3 million for its original music licensing platform (EU Startups)
Founded in 2021 by Stephen Gyasi and Sara Larsson, Freshshound’s licensing platform ensures that content creators and storytellers are enabled with the best possible music for their visual content in a friction-free way.
Glassnote hires Alison Dannenberg Frost as Head of Sync and Licensing (MBW)
Before joining Glassnote Records, Frost worked at peermusic for eight years, finishing her tenure there as Creative Director, Film/TV.
Triller lawsuit: firm hits out at Timbaland and Swizz Beatz (Music Ally)
Triller’s response came yesterday in a pair of emails to The Verge from an unnamed spokesperson. “We do not wish to air our dirty laundry in the press, but we have paid Swizz and Tim millions in cash and in stock.”
Universal Production Music launches Gregson-Williams label (Televisiual)
Universal Production Music, Universal Music Publishing Group’s production music company, has launched an exclusive production music joint venture with film composer Harry Gregson-Williams.
Sync & Licensing Manager – Involved Publishing (London or LA)
As Sync and Licensing Manager, you will procure opportunities to place our catalogue across all media formats, including Film, TV, Video Games and Advertising, as well as other emerging media formats.
Music Consultant, Advertising – Audio Network (London)
A minimum of 3 years’+ experience working in a sync position at a music a company, you need to know music, love advertising content and know your brands.
West Coast Sync Licensing Director, Advertising and Trailers – Megatrax (USA)
Must have prior experience and successful track record in sync licensing, music pitching, and sales/business development.
Production Music Conference (PMC) (September 21-23, Los Angeles)
The PMA’s Production Music Conference, presented by Orfium, is scheduled for September 21-23, 2022 at the OMNI Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
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