Category: PRO | Performing Rights Organizations

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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 […]

Sync Licensing for Advertising, Film & TV

Sync Licensing For Advertising, Film, TV & Video Games

Learn many valuable tips from Sync licensing expert, Rob Schustack, on how to get your music placed in television, film, advertisements, and video games. Rob also explains how ‘Sync’ works and how artists, songwriters and producers can get started submitting tracks for music placement. He talks about how music supervisors and agencies search for new […]

Why Sync Reps Ignore Your Music by Michael St. James

Sync Reps Ignoring Your Tracks? Here’s Why…

3 Reasons Sync Reps Are Ignoring Your Tracks If you’ve been trying to get Master/Sync licenses (Syncs) for your music to be used in advertising, games, movies, etc., you’ve probably been dealing with  Sync Reps. If you’re unfamiliar with how this process works, basically a rep is the person who is tasked with finding, vetting, […]

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 […]

DIY Musicians Talk Scoring Syncs

Synchtank Blog: Four DIY Musicians Talk Scoring Syncs

SYNCS: Four DIY musicians talk scoring sync licenses In their recent blog entry, our friends over at Synchtank speak to four unsigned, DIY musicians who explain how they have scored syncs and the impact that it’s had on their careers. 1) Dane Schmidt (Jamestown Story) – Singer/Songwriter, Nashville, TN Why did you decide to go the […]