Film and TV
Guild of Music Supervisors Awards: Once Upon a Time, Queen & Slim Among Winners (THR)
Music supervisors for Once Upon a Time, Queen & Slim, Waves and The Last Black Man in San Francisco were among the winners Thursday night at the 10th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards.
Music Supervisors to Watch: 10 Tastemakers Soundtracking Today’s Top Shows and Films (Variety)
Ahead of the tenth anniversary Guild of Music Supervisors Awards celebration, here are 10 nominated music supervisors to watch.
How Randy Newman’s family built a film-scoring dynasty over the course of a century (Fortune)
At the 92nd Academy Awards, two cousins will square off against each other for Best Original Score: Thomas Newman for 1917 and Randy Newman for Marriage Story. They’re part of the most Oscar-nominated family in history — over 90 collectively.
Hello: Top New TV Shows of 2019 Driving Music Discovery (Tunefind)
While we had to say goodbye to some of our favorite music-centric tv shows last year, these are the new shows are helping fill the void – and our playlists.
Reimagining the Music of High Fidelity for Hulu’s 2020 Update (Variety)
Hulu’s updated version of the 2000 John Cusack-led, Stephen Frears-helmed, Nick Hornby-authored classic High Fidelity is the type of show that can — unironically — play the perfect song for every moment.
Top TV Song Last Week: “On the Radio” by Chip Taylor (Tunefind)
Sex Education continues to dominate Tunefind’s trending music charts for a second week in a row, with songs from the series holding all 10 spots on the chart.
The music supervisor behind Kipo and Spider-Verse on the fine art of building a mixtape (Gizmodo)
When the world is about to end, the first thing you need is a solid soundtrack. Netflix’s Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts boasts a fantastic collection of songs, cultivated by music supervisor Kier Lehman.
This Dark Cheer Drama Has One of TV’s Best Soundtracks (NYLON)
Based on the novel of the same name by Megan Abbott, Dare Me is an ambitious universe and the show’s music supervisors, Chris Swanson and Jessica Berndt, unfurl a just as ambitious soundtrack to go along with it.
How the badass, all-female Birds of Prey soundtrack came together (EW)
“Music was super important,” says director Cathy Yan. “It motivates me, and it kind of helps me create the characters.” She and the production team worked closely with Atlantic Records to assemble a “sort of musical girl gang,” she says, and create an all-female soundtrack for this women-powered world.
For Your Consideration: Quentin Tarantino for Best Soundtrack (Vanity Fair)
The Academy doesn’t honor those responsible for curating perfect film-accompanying playlists, but it should—starting with one overwhelmingly deserving candidate.
With 2020 Oscar Wins, Elton John, Hildur Guðnadóttir One Away From EGOT (Billboard)
Twenty-five years after winning his first Oscar, Elton John picked up his second at Sunday night’s (Feb. 9) 2020 Academy Awards, where Joker composer Hildur Guðnadóttir marked a historic night for female musicians.
Music Week Awards 2020 finalists revealed (Music Week)
Three new categories – Independent Publisher Of The Year, Sync Team Of The Year and Sync Of The Year – have been added to the 2020 awards, which return on May 6.
Oscars 2020: Eímear Noone becomes ceremony’s first ever female orchestra conductor (Independent)
Eímear Noone, the Irish conductor and composer behind the World of Warcraft scores, will make history as the Academy Awards’ first female orchestra conductor.
TheFatRat: Meet the EDM DJ who’s elevated video game music to high art (Red Bull)
If you don’t know the face you’ll know the beats. Composer of melodies for Dota 2 and Rocket League, here’s how Christian Büttner became one of the most influential music makers in the gaming world.
8 bangers from The Sims soundtrack (DAZED)
Before there was Animal Crossing and Minecraft, there was The Sims. The much-loved life simulation game, which turned 20 this week, was the soundtrack to many millennial childhoods, a digital doll’s house populated by tiny virtual people and seemingly endless possibilities.
Bowling Ally: Why the NFL Gives Music its Biggest Touchdown of the Year (Synchblog)
We take a deep dive into the business of Super Bowl sync placements and the music licensing deals behind this momentous sporting event.
2 Minutes With … Alisa Coleman, COO of ABKCO Music & Records (Muse by CLIO)
In her 30-plus years at ABKCO Music & Records, Inc., Alisa Coleman has greatly expanded the exposure of the company’s legendary music catalog. She has secured sync deals for songs by Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones and The Animals for brands including Walmart, Nike and Hilton.
MAS Awards talks to… Shai Caleb Hirschson – Creative Managing Director // Ads, GINGER x MassiveMusic (MAS Awards)
GINGER x MassiveMusic has that unique, crafty touch that goes beyond the advertising industry’s current status quo, by offering agencies and brands new ways to experience the musical side of their stories.
Clio Music Opens for Entries, Announces Program Changes for 2020 (CLIO)
Call for entries in music marketing and the use of music in advertising: the 2020 Clio Music program is now open! New mediums, categories, and juries outlined above.
Big Sync Music expands into four new markets (Music Ally)
Huge congratulations to our client Big Sync Music who are expanding into four new markets – Australia, New Zealand, France and Germany.
Paradigm acquires stake in Pitch & Sync agency (Music Week)
Pitch & Sync will continue to operate under its agency name, but will integrate its business operations into Paradigm and work closely with its in-house brand partnerships team led by commercial director Debbie Ward.
PRS For Music deputy chairman Simon Darlow attacks ‘intolerable’ buyout contracts (Music Week)
Songwriter, composer and PRS For Music deputy chairman Simon Darlow has defended composers’ rights at the Creators Conference in Brussels. The speech flagged up an increasing problem for composers and publishers: studio buyouts.
HAAWK buys stock music licensing platform Keyframe Audio (MBW)
According to HAAWK, its acquisition Keyframe Audio enables it to expand its service offerings to the micro stock music synchronization market, which it says is a rapidly growing segment of the music industry.
UK rapper Avelino teams with Cooking Vinyl Publishing to launch new company, Sync Music Ltd (MBW)
The collaboration will see Sync Music and Cooking Vinyl Publishing (CVP) work closely together on A&R and creative – with a particular focus of sync licensing – while CVP will handle all legal and administration duties.
Music Publishers Knock Out Peloton’s Antitrust Countersuit (THR)
Peloton’s claim that more than a dozen music publishers and their trade organization violated federal antitrust laws by shutting down licensing negotiations has been dismissed.