Film and TV
Winners of the 74th annual Emmy Awards music categories (Tunefind)
After Stranger Things season 4 took over Tunefind and the internet as a whole, music supervisor Nora Felder took home the Emmy this year in the category of Outstanding Music Supervision.
Issa Rae and the music of Elvis conversations lead Guild of Music Supervisors Media Conference (Variety)
A discussion on the music of Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” and actress-producer Issa Rae will lead the Guild of Music Supervisors 8th annual State of Music in Media Conference on Oct. 1.
End of the Road soundtrack: Every song in Queen Latifah Netflix movie (HITC)
As well as a host of licensed songs, End of the Road also features an original score that is the work of composer Craig DeLeon. Craig’s career in music began in 2004 when he composed music for commercials and since then he has gone on to score a host of films and TV shows.
Interview with CEO of Formation Creative, a Black-owned sync licensing company (Hypebot)
Music production and sync licensing company CEO, Kerry Wayne James tells us about they journey to industry success.
‘Yellowstone’ Music Supervisor & Musicians Talk Soundtrack (Saving Country Music)
“The one thing people don’t always realize is that obviously the songs have to fit the story of the show. It’s not a playlist,” Andrea von Foerster explained.
Pinocchio 2022 soundtrack: All the new and old songs in the Disney remake
“We went through the process of doing what you do whenever you’re going to make a musical,” Zemeckis explained in the film’s press notes. “When we were writing the script, Chris (Weitz, co-writer) and I would spot places where we said to each other, ‘Hey, why don’t we do a song there?’
How can brands engage dance music fans? (The Drum)
Following the release of his agency’s inaugural On the Record report, Robbie Murch surveys the brand opportunities in the dance music space.
Latin Music is changing the way brands communicate (LBB Online)
In 2021, Latin music hit a market share of 5.91% – an increase on 2020’s 5.39%, and on 2019’s 4.96%. In other words, Latin music is on a long-term upward trend, and brands need to be aware of it.
Soundtrack for a condiment: Heinz hypes low-sugar Ketchup with an animated musical (Adweek)
The ad is stuffed with tropes of the family-friendly genre, including a catchy theme song with soaring vocals, a cameo by a princess, some adorable woodland creatures and a collection of anthropomorphic kitchen appliances.
EA music boss Steve Schnur: “We’re creating culture and, dare I say, we are culture” (NME)
Responsible for curating some of the biggest gaming soundtracks of the past two decades, EA’s president of music talks “FIFA songs”, plans for EA Sports FC and why music is “a top priority” in the video game industry.
Why musicians are partnering with gaming companies to produce original songs and content (Digiday)
Partnerships between gaming and music brands have been on the upswing for the past year, as marketers become increasingly aware of the convergence of these two forms of entertainment into a single attention economy.
Use of production music on broadcast and cable TV reaches new heights: study (Variety)
Nearly half of all the music played on American broadcast and cable TV is production music, according to a new study by music data company BMAT.
Sam Wale promoted to Director of ALIBI Music Library (Shoot Online)
Since joining ALIBI fulltime in 2014, Wale has been instrumental in producing over 1,000 albums of production music, working with talented composers and artists from all over the world.
YouTube’s annual music industry payouts grow to $6bn (Music Ally)
The latest figure was announced by YouTube’s head of music Lyor Cohen in a blog post this afternoon, and it covers money paid to artists, songwriters and rightsholders.
SyncWeasel launches as new production music library (Shoot Publicity Wire)
SyncWeasel provides hip, fresh music tracks created and produced by a worldwide network of acclaimed composers, musicians and songwriters.
Triller is being sued by Sony Music for non-payment of ‘millions of dollars’ (MBW)
The suit claims that Sony Music and Triller entered into a content distribution agreement in September, 2016, under which Sony authorized Triller (and its users) to reproduce, distribute and create derivative works of the major music company’s sound recordings, artwork, and metadata.
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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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