We run through the latest and greatest in sync licensing and music supervision over the past week, including the latest industry news, advice, and deals.
Film and TV
Drive at five: Revisiting the neon-noir masterpiece (Vehlinggo)
A look at Nicolas Winding Refn’s iconic film Drive as it approaches its fifth anniversary, including interviews with soundtrack artists College, Electric Youth, Johnny Jewel (Chromatics/Desire), and Cliff Martinez, among others.
Go behind Atlanta‘s stellar soundtrack with music supervisor Jen Malone (Decider)
New show Atlanta focuses on Alfred Miles, an up-and-coming rapper who is still trying to figure out the lines of real life and street life. To better understand the delightfully intricate musical realm of this series, Decider speaks to Jen Malone, the show’s music supervisor.
Listen to Peter Gabriel’s New Song “The Veil” for Oliver Stone’s Snowden (Pitchfork)
On September 16th, Oliver Stone’s new film Snowden hits U.S. theaters. Peter Gabriel has now shared a new song, “The Veil,” made for the biopic about notorious NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden (portrayed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
Bowie and the missing soundtrack: the amazing story behind The Man Who Fell to Earth (Guardian)
David Bowie is rumoured to have written a score to the sci-fi classic that’s locked up in some vault. But the truth is much stranger – involving screaming maids, boozy brawls and coke-induced hearing hallucinations.
The 15 best-selling movie soundtracks of all time (Independent)
When a blockbuster movie couples its box-office success with an equally influential soundtrack, the film’s cultural impact and staying power can amplify exponentially. And the dollars add up, too. Check out the best-selling movie soundtracks of all time in the US, ranked.
Star Trek at 50: Pop music boldly goes to space (LA Times)
Unlike Star Wars, Star Trek takes place not “a long, long time ago,” but in the not-too-distant future. That has allowed the series, both on TV and on film, to reference contemporary pop culture in general — and pop music in particular — in smart and lively ways over the last half-century.
30 years later, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off soundtrack to see official release (Paste)
30 years after the film’s release, the soundtrack to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is getting an official release, too. On Sept. 13th, La-La Land Records will make the movie’s soundtrack available for the first time ever. The release is limited to only 5000 copies. Stay tuned to our blog for a special feature on this next week…
The Post-Rock Aesthetic of No Man’s Sky (Paste)
The collaboration between 65daysofstatic and Hello Games, the studio behind No Man’s Sky, is clearly a marriage born out of love for both music and videogames.
Meet the world’s oldest video game music composer (Digital Trends)
Japanese site Oricon Style reports that music composer Koichi Sugiyama was recently certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest composer of video game music. At age 85, he’s mostly known for his work with the Dragon Quest series since its launch back in 1986. In fact, he recently composed the score for the latest game in the series, Dragon Quest XI, that’s slated to arrive sometime in 2017.
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 (8/30— 9/5).
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 Heineken and Nescafe spots.
Tips and Tricks
The essentials of boutique music publishing with Raleigh Music Group (SynchStories)
We chat to our Raleigh Music Group about the fundamentals of running a boutique publishing operation, from catalogue knowledge to an effective sync strategy.
Joel C. High’s advice for aspiring music supervisors (Synchblog)
A throwback to our post featuring music supervisor (and Guild of Music Supervisors board member) Joel C. High, where he dishes out excellent advice for wannabe music supervisors.
Business and Deals
Toronto: Supe Troop Spins Off From Cutting Edge Group (Variety)
Laura Katz, who has led Cutting Edge Music Services in Los Angeles for two years, is starting Supe Troop as a specialist in music supervision services for film and TV. Music supervisor Chris Piccaro and music coordinator Lauren Weiss have also joined Supe Troop. The new company will work with Cutting Edge projects and other films including Gemini! starring Lola Kirke, Zoe Kravitz and John Cho.
Meet Ron Broitman, the king of sync (Music Week)
Music Week chats to Ron Broitman, Los Angeles-based EVP, head of sync for Warner/Chappell and Warner Music Group, about the secret to the organisation’s vast licensing success.
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.