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

ISBN-10: 0825672988

ISBN-13: 9780825672989

Edition: 2005

Authors: Ramsay Adams, David Hnatiuk, David Weiss

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Music supervision, or matching music to TV, live events, film, video games, ring tones, and a host of other media, 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 multitasking and the ability to navigate licensing, relationships, and cultural trends with ease. This book guides you through real-world scenarios and legal landmines, explores sound design, profiles key players with insightful interviews, and provides project form templates that will save time for seasoned music supervisors. Composers, bands, DJs and producers also get valuable tips for connecting with music supervisors, who are being called "The New A&R." For those who want to break into the field of music supervision, this book tells you how to get the job. This is the only guide to the career of music supervision.
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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 245
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386

Written by a trio of industry movers and shakers: Ramsay Adams is music director and producer for Fox News; David Hnatiuk is music supervisor for MTV; and David Weiss is contributing editor to Mix magazine. Adams and Hnatiuk teach music supervision at New York University, and offer a variety of one-day seminars throughout the year. Weiss is the owner of Meet Your Beat drum loop library and writes for a variety of magazines including Audio Media, Pro Sound News, Remix, Drum!, and Time Out New York.

About the Authors
The Evolution of Music Supervision
Music Supervision's Evolution: A Convergence Timeline
Theory and Application
Merging Sound With Vision
Sound Delivers the Message
Exploring a Music Supervision Scenario, Cue to Cue
The Different Roles of a Music Supervisor
Tools of the Trade
Analog and Digital Worlds
The Software and Hardware Music Supervisors Encounter
Systems For Visual Designers and Editors
Emerging Technologies
Online Music Supervision
Sound Design
The Effect of Sound Effects
Music Supervisors and Sound Design in Action
Communicating the Vision With Sound Design
Production Relationships
Communication Basics
It's a Small World
The Amorphous Role of the Music Supervisor
Constant Communication Makes the Difference
How the Role of a Music Supervisor Unfolds
Keep Everything in Perspective
Music Styles and Effective Placement
Matching Music and Sounds to Media
How to Select the Right Audio
The First Steps
Research Groundwork: Music Genres
Criteria For Selecting the Right Style
Know Your Context
Should I Use Original Music?
Evolving Music Styles
Crossover Success
Putting It Together
Cue Sheets
The Importance of Cue Sheets
Cue Sheet Elements
Sample Cue Sheet
Sample Cue Sheet
Licensing and the Music Supervisor
A Licensing Scenario for Broadcast TV
The Role of the Performing-Rights Societies
A Sample License Request
Master Licenses and More
Licensing for Film
Licensing for Digital Media
Licensing for Video Games
Licensing for Advertising
International Licensing Considerations
Simple Licensing Solutions
Legal Issues
License Agreements
Public Domain
Fair Use
Examples of Legal Pitfalls
What's the Worst Thing That Can Happen?
Music Supervisor Agreements
Your Lawyer Should Take a Look
Other Types of Agreements and Contracts
Getting the Job
What You Need
Building Your Resume
Creative Self-Marketing Methods
Do Great Work!
Stay on Top of Developments
The Future of Music Supervision
Convergence Returns
Continuing Education
Where Does This Leave the Music Supervisor?
Music Supervision is Innovation
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