We run through the latest and greatest in sync licensing and music supervision over the past fortnight, including the latest industry news, advice, and deals.
Film and TV
Gene Wilder’s Best Musical Moments (Billboard)
Billboard celebrates the life of comedic actor Gene Wilder by looking back at some of his greatest musical moments on screen, including performances from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Young Frankenstein.
Broad City Original Series Soundtrack Announced (Pitchfork)
One of our favourite TV shows is finally getting its own soundtrack release next month. The tracklist features RJD2, Lizzo, Scooter Island, Tony Quattro, and more. (You can check out our interview with the show’s music supervisor Matt FX Feldman here).
How Narcos recreated Pablo Escobar’s favourite tunes (New York Post)
Re-creating Escobar’s tastes (and the music of Colombia during his life) is something that has become the job of blues royalty Jamar Chess. Chess chats to The New York Post about working on the Netflix show and his “match made in heaven” working relationship with music supervisor Liza Richardson.
Stranger Things Co-Composer Shares the Story Behind 2016’s Most Unlikely Musical Sensation (Billboard)
Billboard hops on the phone with S U R V I V E ‘s Kyle Dixon to talk about their new album, the stranger things about their Stranger Things success and what’s next for the band.
Method Man and Adrian Younge discuss the hip-hop core of Netflix’s Luke Cage (FACT)
“From a musical perspective it’s like we’re creating 13 albums. There’s 13 episodes and it’s like 13 albums,” says music supervisor Adrian Younge.
The Most Shazamed Ads of the Week (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 last week (8/23— 8/29).
What Killed the Jingle? (The Atlantic)
The jingle has become a relic of the mid-20th-century commercials it once dominated, replaced by today’s pop songs and yesterdays classics. The Atlantic takes a look at the origins of the jingle and its decline.
Ad Digger – This Week’s Best Advert Music (Tracks and Fields)
Each week Tracks and Fields seek out the best in advertising music. This week’s selection includes track from the new Volvo and Kenzo spots.
Tips and Tricks
Sync Licensing: Q&A with CONNECT Songs and Sentric Music Senior Catalogue Manager Patrick Cloherty (ReverbNation)
ReverbNation sits down with Patrick Cloherty, Senior Catalogue Manager of Sentric Music, to get a better understanding of all things sync. Read on to get the 411 on sync licensing, fees, knowing your rights, and what you can do to increase your chances of landing a placement.
Music Industry Advice: Listening for a Living (Music Connection)
Music Connection talks to five unique licensing and placement experts – each from a very different area of the industry (songwriting, score composing, music supervision) – for music industry advice and to find out how to become part of their world.
Business and Deals
Everything Everything secures sync deal with BT Sport (Music Week)
Art-pop outfit Everything Everything have been commissioned by Synchtank client BT Sport to compose the new theme tune for its Saturday line-up, including live Premier League coverage and the new BT Sport Score show.
Free Webinar: The Two Sides of Sync with P.J. and Bridget Bloom (September 12th)
At Synchtank we’re teaming up with sync power couple P.J. and Bridget Bloom for this fantastic webinar where we’ll be discussing sync from both a music supervisor perspective and a sync agent perspective. Sign up for free now.
Mondo.NYC (September 14th – 18th, New York)
Join us at Mondo.NYC later this month for their inaugural music, technology and innovation summit in New York City. Synchtank founder Joel will be speaking on the Sync Licensing Panel.
Guild of Music Supervisors State of Music in Media Conference (September 17th, LA)
Celebrate the best of music supervision at the 2nd Annual Guild Of Music Supervisors State of Music in Media Conference. The event will feature dynamic presentations and highly relevant panel conversations with top Music Supervisors and other media music experts.
Things Are Getting Strange At #RBF2016! (September 21st – 24th, Hamburg)
Heading to Reeperbahn 2016? Synchtank client SynchAudio will be presenting Picture Music Company’s CEO and renowned award winning music supervisor Nora Felder, whose long list of projects over the years include the current Netflix hit series Stranger Things.
To view our full list of music industry and sync events worldwide, head here.