Category: Music in TV | Film

Music Supervision : Iconic TV Music Moments

Music Supervision :: The Art of Creating Iconic TV Moments

How music supervisors create iconic TV moments Music Supervision was just recognized by the Emmys for the first time ever. Here’s how it works. Reese Witherspoon on HBO’s Big Little Lies, whose music supervisor Susan Jacobs recently won the first-ever Emmy for Music Supervision. HBO When Susan Jacobs took home the first-ever Outstanding Music Supervision Emmy Award at […]

Sharp Objects Music Soundtrack

How Sharp Objects Music Supervisor Created Its Killer Soundtrack

‘Sharp Objects’ Music Contains a Chilling Message Like with Big Little Lies, almost all of the HBO drama’s songs are diegetic—and connected to the larger mystery.   HBO . The Sharp Objects Soundtrack Is Even Better Than Big Little Lies’ Love the Sharp Objects soundtrack? Music supervisor Susan Jacobs is partly to thank for that. After previously collaborating on the music […]

Shameless TV Series :: Ann Kline Music Supervisor

‘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.   Chuck Hodes/Showtime Shameless :: The Story Those familiar with Showtime’s dysfunctional family drama Shameless appreciate that its storyline is far-from-average. Following Chicago working-class family the Gallaghers — led by the drunken single-father-of-six, Frank (William […]

Creative Music Supervisor

Music Supervisor Experience :: Put Yourself In Their Shoes

Do you want to get placements in the Film & TV market? Want to sharpen your pitching skills to Film & TV opportunities and get more forwards? Here’s the best exercise I’ve ever found for strengthening your Film & TV songwriting and pitches: Do what a music supervisor does.  Find songs that underscore the emotion, energy, […]

New Sync Placement :: Carroll Lloyd on Stranger Things 2 Soundtrack

Sync Placement :: Carroll Lloyd on Netflix Series, ‘Stranger Things’

NEW SYNC PLACEMENT Netflix Series ‘Stranger Things’, EP 205: ‘Try My Love’ by Carroll Lloyd Stranger Things :: With its loveable cast, supernatural plot, and its great mix of adventure, comedy and horror, the thing that really gives the Netflix smash ‘Stranger Things’ its character is the selection of music used. The “Stranger Things 2” […]