Music Supervision: The Complete Guide to Selecting Music for Movies, TV, Games, and New Media

Music Supervision: The Complete Guide to Selecting Music for Movies, TV, Games, and New Media

by Ramsay Adams, David Weiss

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Music supervision, or matching music to all the different mediums from films to ring tones, is one of the fastest-growing careers in the music industry, but finding the winning song for a national ad campaign or compiling a platinum movie soundtrack takes more than just good taste. Music supervision today requires serious multi-tasking and the ability to navigate licensing, relationships, and cultural trends with ease.

This book guides you through real scenarios and legal landmines you might encounter; it explores sound design and profiles key players with insightful interviews, while providing project form templates that will save time for seasoned music supervisors.

This is the only guide to the career of music supervision and is ideal for the music student, musician, industry executive and of course, for those who want to break into the field of music supervision. Authors David Weiss, Ramsay Adams and David Hnatiuk are all renowned figures in the procurement and supervision of music and they apply their combined knowledge and experience to give the best possible advice and tell you how to get the job!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857121950
Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

About the Authorsviii
Chapter 1The Evolution of Music Supervision1
Music Supervision's Evolution: A Convergence Timeline2
Chapter 2Theory and Application17
Merging Sound With Vision17
Sound Delivers the Message20
Exploring a Music Supervision Scenario, Cue to Cue24
The Different Roles of a Music Supervisor27
Chapter 3Tools of the Trade43
Analog and Digital Worlds43
The Software and Hardware Music Supervisors Encounter48
Systems For Visual Designers and Editors51
Emerging Technologies53
Online Music Supervision54
Chapter 4Sound Design61
The Effect of Sound Effects61
Music Supervisors and Sound Design in Action63
Communicating the Vision With Sound Design66
Chapter 5Production Relationships79
Communication Basics79
It's a Small World80
The Amorphous Role of the Music Supervisor83
Constant Communication Makes the Difference86
How the Role of a Music Supervisor Unfolds89
Keep Everything in Perspective93
Chapter 6Music Styles and Effective Placement105
Matching Music and Sounds to Media106
How to Select the Right Audio106
The First Steps108
Research Groundwork: Music Genres109
Criteria For Selecting the Right Style112
Know Your Context115
Should I Use Original Music?115
Evolving Music Styles118
Crossover Success119
Putting It Together120
Chapter 7Cue Sheets129
The Importance of Cue Sheets129
Cue Sheet Elements130
Sample Cue Sheet131
Sample Cue Sheet132
Chapter 8Licensing137
Licensing and the Music Supervisor137
A Licensing Scenario for Broadcast TV141
The Role of the Performing-Rights Societies143
A Sample License Request145
Master Licenses and More147
Licensing for Film149
Licensing for Digital Media150
Licensing for Video Games151
Licensing for Advertising151
International Licensing Considerations151
Simple Licensing Solutions151
Chapter 9Legal Issues167
License Agreements167
Public Domain169
Fair Use170
Examples of Legal Pitfalls170
What's the Worst Thing That Can Happen?172
Music Supervisor Agreements172
Your Lawyer Should Take a Look174
Other Types of Agreements and Contracts177
Chapter 10Getting the Job189
What You Need189
Building Your Resume191
Creative Self-Marketing Methods195
Do Great Work!197
Stay on Top of Developments197
Chapter 11The Future of Music Supervision209
Convergence Returns209
Continuing Education210
Where Does This Leave the Music Supervisor?213
Music Supervision is Innovation214

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