Last Week in Film & TV Music – 21 March 2017

Welcome to Last Week, a new feature with links to our favorite stories about film & TV music over the past week or so.

Leon Bridges’ ‘River’ Leads THR’s Top TV Songs Chart for February; via Billboard, via THR

We’re excited to announce that Tunefind is now partnering with The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard to provide data for their monthly chart of the top TV songs. THR provides just the chart, but Billboard typically includes some commentary on the top songs. (Source: Billboard & THR)

Showstopper: Alexandra Patsavas

If you haven’t checked it out yet, Spotify has a new podcast dedicated to the most memorable moments in TV history, focused on the music that made the scene. Hosted by Naomi Zeichner, Editor in Chief of The Fader magazine, episode 1 featured Lena Dunham and Manish Raval discussing the music of Girls.  Episode 2 features Music Supervision icon Alex Patsavas and her groundbreaking work on the music of The OC, paving the way for modern music supervision today.

Promoting your Sync Placement: How to make the most of your 30 seconds of fame

Finding out that your music will be featured on a TV show can feel like a huge career breakthrough. It’s a major opportunity; one you need to plan for. Get tips from veteran sync artist Aron Wright and Tunefind. (Source: CD Baby | DIY Musician)

What’s it like to be a music supervisor? 

KCRW DJ Liza Richardson (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, Hawaii 5-0, Scorpion, Narcos, and so many more) tells us what being a music supervisor means, and how she tries to use music to express a director’s vision. (Source: KCRW)

I Want Your Job: Music Supervisor, Rob Lowry

From PA to freelance Music Supervisor, Robert Lowry turns his love of the Almost Famous soundtrack into a career he loves. (Source: Uproxx)

TV’s 15 Best Musical Episodes, Ranked (Plus the One Absolute Worst)

With the musical crossover of Supergirl / The Flash coming up, here’s a fun look back at some other musical episodes. Any guesses for the worst? (Source: TVLine)

Big Little Lies’ Music Supervisor on Creating a ‘Push and Pull’ Soundtrack and Why Jean-Marc Vallée Is the Musical Jackson Pollock

Great Q&A with Music Supervisor Sue Jacobs on her collaboration with director Jean-Marc Vallee to create the soundtrack for HBO’s Big Little Lies. (Source: Vulture)

The Gatekeepers That Control The Placement Of Music In Commercials

Great infographic showing the gauntlet a song must run before it makes it into a finished commercial. (Source: Forbes)

Women In Music: The Ladies Responsible for Shaping the Industry

A celebration of some of the female icons who have helped shape the music industry. (Source: Noise Porn)

The Music of the Emotional First Season of This is Us

Q&A with composer Sidd Khosla on his score and original songs created for This Is Us(Source: Where To Watch)

How ‘This Is Us’ Ties Music to Its Characters and Themes

Great piece about the music of breakout hit This Is Us as the dramatic first season comes to an end. (Source: Variety)


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