Music Supervision 101

Music Supervision 101 The ultimate music for media resource.
MusicSupervision101 was founded by Ramsay Adams, Dave Hnatiuk, and David Weiss -- co-authors of the industry-leading textbook "Music Supervision: The Complete Guide to Selecting Music for Movies, TV, Games & New Media" (Music Sales, 2nd Edition 2017). The book has led to the creation of "Music Supervision 101" the online digital course (debuting 2019), and the music supervision service The SongHunters.

This website provides news, updates, and resources for anyone interested in music placement for all media, including television, film, commercials, online advertising, and video games. If you are a band looking to get your music placed, or a production company looking for music, this is the place for you!

Mission: To educate on the art and business of music supervision.

A Webinar worth attending for composers and producers -- news from our friends at SonicScoop: How are recording sessions...
05/26/2020
“Recording Studio Operations in a Post-COVID World” – NAMM Webinar on 5/28 — SonicScoop

A Webinar worth attending for composers and producers -- news from our friends at SonicScoop: How are recording sessions going to look now? This NAMM Webinar hosts 3 top studio directors to address the latest developments – FREE, Thurs. 5/28, 11 AM Pacific:

NAMM is expanding well beyond its namesake winter and summer conferences that set the pace for audio and music. The organization has a busy Webinar agenda building up, offering expert advice on topics to help guide the industry through the unprecedented challenges brought on by coronavirus. The next...

Tasty toys from our friends at SonicScoop!
05/02/2020
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Tasty toys from our friends at SonicScoop!

New gear alerts from ADAM Audio, Tracktion, ujam and more.

Gear goodies from our friends at SonicScoop. Stock up for the weekend!  #audio #podcasting #podcaster #guitar #synth #FX...
04/24/2020
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Gear goodies from our friends at SonicScoop. Stock up for the weekend! #audio #podcasting #podcaster #guitar #synth #FX #studio #recording #mixing #beats #beatmaker #hiphop #rock #EDM #funk #pop

New gear alerts from Waves Audio, Eventide, Ernie Ball Music Man and more.

Remembering Adam Schlesinger; 55% off the "Music Supervision Mastery" online course. - https://mailchi.mp/musicsupervisi...
04/15/2020
Remembering Adam Schlesinger; 55% off the "Music Supervision Mastery" online course.

Remembering Adam Schlesinger; 55% off the "Music Supervision Mastery" online course. - https://mailchi.mp/musicsupervision101.com/55_off_for_april_2020-adams

Email not displaying correctly? Click here to view it in your browser. Hello Friends,   Music for picture--actually, just plain music--suffered a painful loss with the sudden passing of Adam Schlesinger due to coronavirus on April 1. He wrote the starring songs for the films That Thing You Do and M...

Plenty of music artists and music supervisors have a hand in podcasting. Therefore, this heads up...
04/11/2020
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Plenty of music artists and music supervisors have a hand in podcasting. Therefore, this heads up...

Ready to pump up your podcast? Enter the Focusrite Podcast Studio Makeover competition for a powerful package – by April 17:

Need to get in synch? 55% off the "Music Supervision Mastery" online course. - https://mailchi.mp/musicsupervision101.co...
04/07/2020
Need to get in synch? 55% off the "Music Supervision Mastery" online course.

Need to get in synch? 55% off the "Music Supervision Mastery" online course. - https://mailchi.mp/musicsupervision101.com/55_off_for_april_2020

Email not displaying correctly? Click here to view it in your browser. Hello Friends,   How are you? We here at Musicsupervision101 are thinking of our audience and students during this challenging time of social change and seclusion brought on by COVID-19, A.K.A the coronavirus.   It certainly ha...

02/17/2020

Music to picture keeps getting bigger – winners of the 10th Annual @GuildofMusic Supervisors awards announced: https://buff.ly/2HuSWYe #synchlicensing #film #TV #commercials #videogames

Proud to have MS101 co-author Dave Hnatiuk on the SonicScoop podcast this week! Don't miss these 60 minutes of solid syn...
10/11/2019
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Proud to have MS101 co-author Dave Hnatiuk on the SonicScoop podcast this week! Don't miss these 60 minutes of solid synch INSIGHTS..

It's no secret that music licensing is one of the most lucrative areas for musicians and producers today.

This week, Justin Colletti talks to Dave Hnatiuk, an expert music supervisor, producer and composer for channels like MTV, VH1, CMT, and an author of a major tome on placing music in TV, video, film, games and more.

A must-read from our friends at SonicScoop --
09/16/2019
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A must-read from our friends at SonicScoop --

How are hit songs impacting composers? Check this before you score your next advertising assignment:

Two Major Music Supervision Conferences in September, Salesforce for Synch, & More - https://mailchi.mp/musicsupervision...
09/08/2019
Two Major Music Supervision Conferences in September, Salesforce for Synch, & More

Two Major Music Supervision Conferences in September, Salesforce for Synch, & More - https://mailchi.mp/musicsupervision101.com/two-major-music-supervision-conferences-in-september-salesforce-for-synch-more

Email not displaying correctly? Click here to view it in your browser. Hello ALL, Happy September to all of the artists, music business professionals and students in our audience! A special welcome to all new signups to the Music Supervision 101 email list, thank you for joining us. We like to kick....

Friday Music Find! We got transported by this atmospheric new track from @TRLMusic. PS Keyboardist Nick Squillante engin...
07/12/2019
Running Lights

Friday Music Find! We got transported by this atmospheric new track from @TRLMusic. PS Keyboardist Nick Squillante engineered for megamixer Michael Brauer at @ElectricLady. @mhb50 #RunningLights #mixing #recording

Running Lights, Category: Artist, Singles: Speechless, Top Tracks: Speechless, Biography: Hard work is nothing new to the NYC based trio Running Lights. For Mike Squillante (guitar/vocals), Nick Squillante (keys), and Steve Ranellone (drums) it’s a deep rooted notion that has been a cornerstone of...

Highly informative article, and a quick read, from our friends at SonicScoop.
07/08/2019
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Highly informative article, and a quick read, from our friends at SonicScoop.

How do you break into music for commercials? This no-BS guide to getting into the game comes from a top composer:

Music Supervising “Big Little Lies,” New Guild of Music Supervisors Leadership, Synching Cover Songs & More - https://ma...
07/05/2019
Music Supervising “Big Little Lies,” New Guild Leadership, Synching Cover Songs & More

Music Supervising “Big Little Lies,” New Guild of Music Supervisors Leadership, Synching Cover Songs & More - https://mailchi.mp/musicsupervision101.com/music-supervising-big-little-lies-new-guild-leadership-synching-cover-songs-more-azf35wu96n

Email not displaying correctly? Click here to view it in your browser. Hello ALL, Greetings to all of the artists, music business professionals and students in our audience! A special welcome to the many new signups for the Music Supervision 101 list, thanks for joining up with us. We’re sending t...

From our friends at SonicScoop: In search of a professional network that can positively impact your audio career? Mixer ...
07/02/2019
An App for Creative Careers: Audio Pros Make Moves with Mixer — SonicScoop

From our friends at SonicScoop: In search of a professional network that can positively impact your audio career? Mixer - The Private Network for Creatives app has its own way of forging fresh connections that pay off:

Got talent? As everyone in audio knows, being an ace often only gets you so far. Creative professionals have to be better than ever at networking, and not just with people in their same vertical. Music artists, mixers, producers and mastering engineers need a way to step outside their circle, so the...

We'll be at "Introduction to Music & Blockchain" this Tuesday, 7/2 in #NYC! Perfect for musicians, #audio engineers, #st...
06/27/2019
Introduction to Music & Blockchain

We'll be at "Introduction to Music & Blockchain" this Tuesday, 7/2 in #NYC! Perfect for musicians, #audio engineers, #studio owners & music supervisors & more: https://buff.ly/2XEXapS Eventbrite Einnovations #music #film #TV

** July 2nd Special ** Learn about Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra and why the CEO of Spotify says it could help listeners pay artists directly! And; Live performance: Adam Ahuja, “Neolive”, an experience drawn upon a range of electronic instruments, including keyboards, key-bass, vocals, and dr...

Get ready for the Association of Music Producers (AMP)Awards! Coming Tuesday, May 21st in NYC. The best of music for #ad...
05/16/2019
NYC Event Alert: 2019 AMP Awards – May 21, Sony Hall — SonicScoop

Get ready for the Association of Music Producers (AMP)Awards! Coming Tuesday, May 21st in NYC. The best of music for #advertisineS, media and #branding will be recognized. See the details from our friends at SonicScoop:

One of the most prestigious organizations in music for media, AMP (Association of Music Producers), has announced the 2019 shortlist for their upcoming annual awards on May 21 at Sony Hall in New York. Leading the Shortlist this year is the New York-based Antfood, which has nine entries in Shortlist...

More investment in production means more work for music supervisors. #synchlicensing #musicsupervisor #musicsupervision
04/28/2019
Netflix investing $100M to build 6 sound stages in NYC

More investment in production means more work for music supervisors. #synchlicensing #musicsupervisor #musicsupervision

ALBANY — Queens lost Amazon, but Brooklyn and Manhattan are cashing in on Netflix. The popular streaming service is investing $100 million by 2024 to build six new sound stages in Brooklyn and add …

02/26/2019
9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Highlights Reel

Couldn't make it to the Guild of Music Supervisors 9th Annual GMS Awards? Here's a quick recap of what went down -- congratulations to all the hard working winners and nominees!

Highlights from our 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards. For more information on the GMS Awards visit gmsawards.com. Produced by mediaLiberated. Dir...

Celebrating the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the microphone, and their epic convergences:  #MLK #audio
01/21/2019
MLK and the Microphone — SonicScoop

Celebrating the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the microphone, and their epic convergences: #MLK #audio

His impact was felt in so many ways. But if it weren’t for the power of sound, we may not be celebrating the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and MLK Day today. When I listened to this landmark American’s great speeches this morning, as I do every MLK Day (and probably should every day of …

There was new gear & software galore at AES 2018! Don’t miss our incredible photo recap:  #audio #studio #recording #gea...
10/23/2018
AES 2018 Gear Roundup & Photo Journal — SonicScoop

There was new gear & software galore at AES 2018! Don’t miss our incredible photo recap: #audio #studio #recording #gear #plugins #AES #music #beats #proaudio #producer #producerlife

We just got back from AES and are ready to share some of the most interesting new gear releases with you! This year’s show was compact, but not without some intriguing innovations. Gaze on for a few of our favorites. Microphones Speakers and Monitoring Hardware Effects and Interfaces Software Did ...

THE music-for-media event is coming to LA, 9/15 – the Guild of Music Supervisors Conference 2018. Labor Day Special ends...
09/03/2018
LA Event Alert: 4th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Conference – 9/15 — SonicScoop

THE music-for-media event is coming to LA, 9/15 – the Guild of Music Supervisors Conference 2018. Labor Day Special ends at midnight tonight!

Synch licensing music for media, along with the music supervisors who make it happen, are squarely in the spotlight at the 4th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Conference. A full-day event for the first time in its history, GMS Conference 2018 takes places Saturday, September 15th from 9 AM-10 PM a...

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