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TV Show Placement :: What Happens Next

Getting A Song Placed in a TV Show: What Happens Next

What Actually Happens After Your Song is Placed in a TV Show? 8 Musicians Weigh In Songs that are played at key moments in a TV show and/or movie have always been an important part of both films and music. They set a mood, define a character, and in the case of the artist, showcase […]

Film Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy PGS

How Guardians of the Galaxy Music Soundtrack Was Chosen

Director James Gunn on How He Chose the Music in Guardians of the Galaxy Guardians of the Galaxy excels in its offbeat-ness: the clever quips; the machine-gun-wielding raccoon; the fighting, talking tree; the eclectic mix of ’70s hits. The soundtrack itself seemed destined to be a favorite months before the film even hit theaters. The first Guardians of […]

Ad Agencies - Music

Striking a chord with Ad Agencies: Fortunes for Musicians

More commercials are featuring original compositions, helping boost the fortunes of L.A. musicians who can write catchy jingles for ad agencies Written by: Colin Stutz | L.A. Times   Commercial-music licensing is a booming business, as ad agencies, filmmakers, TV producers and others use pop songs to gloss their products. Ad spots include Texas blues star […]

Shameless | TV Series

‘Shameless’ Music Supervisor on the Show’s Devotion to Indie Rock

In seeking out songs that are “messy, rebellious and different,” the Showtime series, ‘Shameless’, is giving scores of under-the-radar bands valuable synchs. ‘It’s Rare That We Use Anything From a Major Label’ (Q&A) Written by Colin Stutz | The Hollywood Reporter Those familiar with Showtime’s dysfunctional family drama, ‘Shameless’, appreciate that its storyline is far-from-average. Following Chicago […]

Grey's Anatomy | Season 10

Greys Anatomy Music: Rest of Season 10 to Feature Only ’80s Covers

In the coming weeks, we’ll hear an “amazing” version of “Time After Time” by The Wind and the Wave and a “brilliant” cover of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” by Sam Smith — in addition to songs covered by Greys Anatomy fan-favourite artists and bands. Written by Dan Clarendon | Wetpaint   If you noticed, like we did, that every […]

The Americans | PJ Bloom Music Supervisor

Listen Closely: FX’s ‘The Americans’ Will Send You Back to 1982

BETWEEN DISCO AND HAIR METAL THERE EXISTED AN AMBIGUOUS MUSICAL ERA THAT BROUGHT US BOTH “PAC-MAN FEVER” AND “IN THE AIR TONIGHT.” FOR THE THE AMERICANS MUSIC SUPERVISOR PJ BLOOM, IT’S A TREASURE TROVE FOR SHAPING A SENSE OF PLACE AND TIME. WRITTEN BY NATHAN MATTISE  | FastComany   Near the end of the first season of FX’s […]