Tunefind FAQ


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Um. Did you look on the Tunefind page for that episode, movie or video game? It's not there? Boo.

Unfortunately we can't help with requests to find specific songs. We wish we could, but we're just a small team and there aren't enough hours in the day to research songs and keep Tunefind running.

Here's the good news: this is exactly why we built Tunefind! There are literally millions of people visiting Tunefind each month and here to help. Go to the specific show episode, movie, or video game page and ask a question. Our community will do their best to find your missing song! And you'll get an email when a reply is posted.

We don't currently have an app, but our site has been optimized for mobile users and designed to be user-friendly for any device size. Feel free to bookmark Tunefind to add it to your home screen for quick and easy access. Not sure how to add it to your home screen? This handy guide may help.

Just contact us to submit your suggestion! We try to include any tv show, movie, or video game that has commercially available music. That means it features songs or original score that has been released on a major streaming or purchase service like Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, etc.

We generally will not include titles that only feature unreleased original score by composers and/or production library music, as that music is both difficult to accurately identify and not available for fans to purchase/stream anyway. Sorry!

We always want the name of the artist and song actually featured in the show/movie/video game to be listed. In cases where that version is not currently available anywhere, it's also helpful to submit the original version of the song, with an indication in the scene description that it's the original of the song actually featured. Note that Tunefind automatically checks Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify to see if songs have been released and will add links as they become available.

If nobody has responded yet, just go ahead and click the little trash icon to the right of your question. If you just don't want to be notified of responses, please unsubscribe/unfollow that thread. If there have been responses and you really still want the question deleted, contact us.

If there haven't been any votes yet, just click the little trash icon to the right of the song. Once other users have started voting, I'm afraid you have to let the voting process play out.

Click the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the email notification, or click the "Unfollow" button right next to the original question on the website.

Just click the Follow button at the top of the page for your favorite shows or movies and you'll get an email update when we have new songs or Q&A activity about that show or movie.

Note: Restricted to registered users.

Just click that same button to "Unfollow" and emails will turn off.

If we get the song direct from the Music Supervisor (the people who select the music), the song will be verified automatically. If someone from our user community submits a song, it must be voted on and verified by the Tunefind user community. We use a karma-based algorithm that looks at a user's accuracy on Tunefind. The more accurate you are, the more power your vote has on the site. If you want to build up your power, submit and vote on songs!

Pop the artist name into our search bar and you'll be able to see all that artist's songs and where they've appeared.

All songs have a minimum of 24 hours of open voting after submission. After that, a song will appear as verified as soon as enough users with high accuracy have voted to confirm it correct. On current episodes of very popular, high-traffic shows or recently released movies and games, this usually happens very quickly (often within that first 24 hours). On older episodes, movies and games it can take longer for enough votes to be cast to move a song to verified status.

It probably has been voted incorrect by the Tunefind community. We use a karma-based algorithm that asses the accuracy of users and weights their votes based on this accuracy.

If you feel strongly this is an error, please contact us with full details of the episode/movie and song in question. Please note that there are cases where songs are switched out between original broadcast and other versions (different countries, DVD/streaming). These can be noted in scene descriptions.

Go ahead and ask a question to see if anyone can identify it for you, but it's very possible that may be an original bit of score music written specifically for the show / movie / game by the composer. Many movies and games release albums of this original score, so it may be available on an original score soundtrack album. But only some television shows release soundtrack albums featuring the original score, and if they do, it's often at the end of the season. You may be able to find out more by researching the composer (check IMDb) and checking that composer's website or Twitter to see if they may have posted some of their score for listening or download.

It's also worth noting that sometimes that snippet of music featured in the show or movie is re-worked a bit for soundtrack release and it may not sound exactly like what you hear originally. It might be polished a bit, or expanded beyond the original 20 seconds into a longer piece. Sometimes the editors may adjust the song a bit to better fit the scene, or a composer will even combine several shorter pieces from different scenes to create one longer theme for the album. Don't be alarmed - or frustrated! - if it's not an exact match to what you heard in the scene.

You can fix that! This is the power of our amazing Tunefind community! Logged in users can edit any scene description on the site, aside from than the ones already verified and locked by a music supervisor.

Please use the Q&A section lower on the page for any comments or questions, and keep this scene description field specific to descriptions of the scene.

Note: This feature is restricted to logged in users to prevent spam.

You can fix that! This is the power of our amazing Tunefind community! Logged in users will see a small tile icon immediately below the play button on each song. Just click and drag that icon to put the songs in the correct order.

If you're certain and can cite sources, please contact us with the details, including the page where the error occurs, the correct info, and your confirming source(s).

Production music libraries provide music specifically for licensing in tv, movies, video games, ads, etc. Often that music isn't available commercially, so it can be difficult to track down. Some of the bigger libraries (Extreme Music, APM) do release songs for the public to buy/stream and in cases where they have done that, Tunefind will provide the links. Unfortunately, many libraries do not release their songs on Apple Music, Spotify, etc. In cases where there is extremely high demand on Tunefind, we have been able to encourage them to release the song.

Lots of places: official lists released by the show, the Music Supervisors (the people who select the music) of the show, movie, or video game, official soundtrack albums, artists and labels, and from users like YOU!

They are pretty cool, aren't they? Our large promotional images are courtesy of fanart.tv, TMDb, and IGDB. Spotify, and Apple provide album art.

Spam sucks. So we ask you to log in for any feature that allows you to post text, like scene descriptions or Q&A activity. We also ask you to log in if you want to submit songs. And, of course, you'll need to log in for anything that requires an email notification back to you, like following shows or questions.

If we aren't able to find an exact match for the song on Apple Music, iTunes, or Spotify, we will grey out those buttons. We always provide buttons to Amazon and YouTube, which perform a keyword search on those services. Note that Tunefind regularly checks Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify to see if songs have become available and add links to those songs.

Our links to Amazon and YouTube are search results on those sites. Unfortunately, those services don't allow for the precise matching we can do with Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify. This is due to country-specific store offerings via Amazon and the challenges of identifying an official, permanent link on YouTube.

All of our preview clips come from iTunes and Spotify. If one is missing, that means that we weren't able to find a match on on those services, or, in rare cases, they don't provide a preview clip for that particular song (e.g., pre-release songs).

Is it missing from the song list? Post your question on the page for that episode/movie/video game! There are literally millions of people here on Tunefind to help. Our community will do their best to find your missing song, and you'll get an email when they reply.

Listed there, but doesn't seem to be available via any music service? I'm afraid we might have bad news. TV shows, movies, and games regularly use music that is not generally available - or not available YET! Tunefind does regularly check streaming/download services to see if the songs listed on Tunefind have become available, so we're constantly updating our song links. And you can follow related questions to get updates when they become available.


For Artists, Managers, Labels, Sync Reps, etc.

We use Fanart.tv to manage images on our artist pages. This is a service used by a large number of websites and apps, so by uploading your image there you are ensuring that all of those sites/apps also have access to your preferred promotional images.

Specifically for Tunefind, please upload a high quality 1920x1080 pixel image (must not contain text) direct to Fanart.tv as a banner/background image. After uploading, please contact us to let us know an updated image is available.

Typos happen and Apple Music / iTunes / Spotify sometimes move things around. We automatically try to fix links to the music services we feature, but this only works with an exact match. If we've got something that needs to be fixed, please contact us with full details, including url of the listing to be fixed, and the correct info.

Sorry, but this isn't a service we provide. One tip is to work through a reputable sync agent who has strong relationships with music supervisors.

You can certainly use Tunefind to do your research. Try to identify which shows feature artists like you / songs similar to yours, and who is the music supervisor for that show. Search Tunefind by artist and find a listing of all of the places where their songs have appeared, and research which companies represent them for sync. Many music supervisors are also active on Tunefind and maintain a user profile that includes links to their websites and info about their preferences around music submission.

We also suggest checking out the Guild of Music Supervisors and the UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors for helpful trainings and educational events about breaking into sync.

You're welcome to submit them on the relevant movie, episode, or game page. They will be subject to user voting, like all other songs submitted on the site.

Please do NOT submit your songs if they have not actually appeared in the show or movie. This is considered spam and usually only annoys us, the music supervisors, and our community. If we catch you doing it, we will turn off your account. If you keep doing it, you'll be banned from the site.

We don't want to alarm you, but sometimes the internet has incorrect info. It's shocking, we know. There could be lots of things going on here. If the song list says "Music Supervisor Verified," it's safe to assume the song was used. You should contact the Music Supervisor directly.

However, if the song is still open for voting on Tunefind, then our user community is still trying to confirm if the song did, in fact, appear. It's entirely possible that the show or movie used a song that may sound similar. Many audio content recognition apps sometimes mis-identify songs when there is dialogue or action over the music. And sometimes rumors spread like wildfire on these here interwebs.

We use a karma-based voting algorithm here on Tunefind to help ensure that our accurate voters have more influence and power on the site, while voters with no track record (or a poor one) have little to no influence on the site.


For Music Supervisors

Sweet. Contact us and we'll get you sorted. Along with listing your name or company, you'll get a spiffy profile page (like this or this), special powers for your Tunefind account, stats for your projects and more.


For Developers / API Users

Yes! We offer a variety of plans via our API services. Please see additional details about Tunefind Data Services .


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