Soundtracks

Music Supervision :: The Art of Creating Iconic TV Moments

How music supervisors create iconic TV moments Music Supervision was recognized by the Emmys for the first time in 2017. 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...
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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....

'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...
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80s Music : As Heard On TV Today

How TV Is Making Us Hear ’80s Music in a Whole New Way Before The Sopranos series finale famously cut to black, Tony Soprano made a choice. He flipped through the options in a diner jukebox and decided to play Journey’s 1981 anthem “Don’t Stop Believin’.” That wasn’t the...