Thursday, 13 February 2014 20:20

Sync Spotlight Series: Star Artists & Ads Pt.II

In recent years we’ve seen a seemingly endless influx of celebrity product endorsements, some of which even featured musicians! We’re referencing a plethora of Geico’s…
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 20:11

THR: "Japan's Beethoven" a Fraud

It’s possible that by now you’ve heard rumblings of this news, but nonetheless, Japan’s celebrated deaf composer Mamoru Samuragochi recently admitted that not only does…
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:29

Sync Spotlight Series: Star Artists & Ads Pt.I

In recent years we’ve seen a seemingly endless influx of celebrity product endorsements, some of which even featured musicians! We’re referencing a plethora of Geico’s…
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 07:00

The Dissolve: Philip Glass

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is widely known as one of the world’s best film festivals. Last year’s festival, which took place September 5-15,…
Monday, 10 February 2014 23:14

BMG To Acquire Talpa Music B.V. Publishing

International music publishing giant BMG recently announced their acquisition of leading Benelux publishing group, Talpa Music B.V.  Talpa Music was founded in 2005 by Dutch…
Sunday, 09 February 2014 18:11

NARIP: Supervisor Sessions

Whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s day or not, days before the holiday NARIP is offering up something sweet in the line of music supervision…
Saturday, 08 February 2014 09:40

Spirit Music Group: Newsletter Highlights

In their latest “Sync Newsletter,” the crew over at Spirit Music Group (SMG) publishing have rallied up some top stories in the music licensing world--a…
We’ve given you a lot of coverage on the Super Bowl, we know, but this piece has become obligatory news for music writers all-around. As…
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 22:34

The Many Hats of John Jay

From basketball to communications to television and broadcasting John Jay’s done it all and he makes killer music. Is there anything the rapper can’t do?…
  While the competition on the field turned out to be decidedly one-sided, this year's Super Bowl nonetheless kept the TV audience entertained for four…
Monday, 03 February 2014 15:59

Film Trailer Synch Spotlight

Lately we’ve seen a wealth of great placements in film trailers, and we feel like this is a reemerging trend that we saw at the…
The Hit House is a Los Angeles-based "premier custom music and sound design company" that specializes in "melodically grounded and therefore foot-tappingly memorable" compositions for…
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 23:20

Billboard: Where The Music Supes Eat Nigiri

Every year since 2004, the Guild of Music Supervisors--an elite group of music supervisors that formed when the Recording Academy invited supes to become voting…
Monday, 27 January 2014 18:57

Grammy Advert Synch Spotlight

Well, what did you think of music’s biggest night? We, after reading Bill Werde’s open letter, went into watching with a different perspective this year--with…
Sunday, 26 January 2014 11:22

The Grammys: Music's Biggest Night

It’s here! Tonight, the Recording Academy presents its 56th Annual Grammy Awards celebration featuring many great collaborative performances and commemorations. Carole King was named “2014 MusiCares…
Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike may be on the cover of Entertainment Weekly promoting their upcoming film, but the real star of 'Gone Girl' is…
If you’re a fan of the macabre, strange, or surreal, then you’re likely also a fan of auteur filmmaker David Lynch. His ominous zeal for…
Lately it seems we’ve all been inundated with “Best of 2013” playlists, but we’ve so much to look forward to in the new year. Allison…
I've known about the friendship between Josh Homme and Anthony Bourdain for years now. Josh, who's well known for founding the pioneering desert rock/stoner rock…
Saturday, 18 January 2014 08:56

Billboard Reviews Oscar Nominees & Snubs

It’s officially award season! So with the behemoth 86th Academy Awards just around the corner (March 2), Billboard’s Phil Gallo looks at some of the…
  Yesterday marked the opening of this year’s Sundance Film Festival (Jan 16-26). The Festival, famous for featuring the best in creative and under-the-radar independent…
In anticipation of the January 24 theatrical debut of Lionsgate’s upcoming thriller, I, FRANKENSTEIN, Lakeshore Records recently set the release of the film’s accompanying score…
Kobalt Music Copyrights has recently acquired the global publishing rights to Steve Winwood's 177 song catalog and will provide creative sync and licensing services. Check…
We at MSC love music for video games and EA (Electronic Arts) is sure doing some amazing things. Steve Schnur is at the head of…
Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard's scoring work can be heard in new films set to premiere at the…
Who doesn't love a good list? Especially when it's as handy as this one from music publishing administration service SongTrust: 30 Sources of Royalties and…
Top artists plus an awesome film composer make for a killer line-up on the new compilation soundtrack for what will prove to be a must-see…
According to Post Magazine, Man Made Music is creating a new sonic identity for A&E's new "Be Original" theme - a full-length rock anthem with…
Disney has pulled off a rare feat or three in its lifetime, and now here's another: it's soundtrack for "Frozen" has become one of just…
Standing out from the crowd in the production music business is never an easy thing. John McDermott and Gerald Francis' approach to the creative process…
For musically-minded fans of "Breaking Bad," the show's soundtrack was every bit as exciting as the story unfolding on screen. Wired writer Angela Wattercutter's profile…
For those not in the know, the Wall Street Journal provides excellent coverage of music, film and the arts. In today's review of the new…
A highly accomplished film + music executive has just joined up with Warner Bros. Records. As a consultant on soundtracks for the company, Robert Kraft…
At MSC, we're all about CONVERGENCE. eBooks and music go together like white truffles and scrambled eggs, in our opinion. Looks like the independent artist/producer…
Eriq Gardner's piece on how Goldieblox used the song to sell its toys, claiming "parody" and "fair use", now does an about-face after legal action…
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