Monday, 05 May 2014 00:00

Hypebot: ASCAP Expo Summary

Two weeks ago ASCAP held their annual music expo at LA’s Hollywood Hotel, and while you might not have been able to attend, Hypebot provides…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Music Biz 2014: Beyond The Jingle

Can you believe its May?! We can’t either. Despite our sincerest attempts to slow its forthcoming, it’s here. It’s not all bad though, because next…
  The UK-based “Independent Music Consultants” at Record Play have blossomed from a small sole proprietorship into a booming global licensing firm. Lately most of…
One of the most glamorous events in music supervision is on the way to New York City. The Association of Music Producers (AMP) will hold…
Monday, 28 April 2014 00:00

Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations

The internet’s reaction to Shakespeare’s birthday/christening last weekend was amazing; there was the hilarious #Shakespearebands encouraged by CBC music in Canada, BuzzFeed gave us 23…
According to, famed Rock of Ages producer Matthew Weaver has “acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show from Soul Train Holdings LLC,”…
In this week’s oddball licensing news, Universal has launched a music streaming service in collaboration with the UK’s family fitness organization, David Lloyd. Our friends…
David Fincher and Oscar-winning compositional team Trent Reznor and Atticus Rose are joining forces again for this Fall’s much anticipated thriller Gone Girl. The trailer,…
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:00

Stereogum: Sprint Rips off The Cure

  If you watch any primetime television, or television at all, you’ve probably seen Sprint’s latest “Framily” commercial featuring a hipster-goth who calls himself “Gor-don.”…
Monday, 21 April 2014 00:00

"The Fault In Our Stars" Soundtrack

Wow! Before Divergent’s lackluster film could even be forgotten, Shailene Woodley’s next young-girl-finds-herself film The Fault in Our Stars is being flaunted all over the…
You may know MusicSupervisionCentral as a preeminent source for music licensing news -- you should also know that we work with content producers and musicians…
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00

London Grammar for "Game Of Thrones"

Under The Radar magazine says it best; “We’re not even going to pretend to be cool about how much we love this combination. London Grammar.…
Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

"Wish I Was Here" Soundtrack

Have you been spending the last 10 years —yes, ten. TEN years— like us, holding onto desperate hope for another Garden State-esque lightheartedly existential film…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

NYT: Yahoo To Join TV World

With the success of Netflix’s original smash-hit series, House Of Cards, and the arrival of Google, Amazon, and Hulu to the television sphere, it’s no…
Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

SonicScoop: Music And Strategy

Instead of a sync analysis -- even though great ones could be written on several of this weekend’s mega-premieres -- we felt it better to…
Sunday, 13 April 2014 00:00

Paris Sync Summit

Over the past few days we’ve heard social-media murmurings about this year’s Paris Sync Summit, taking place April 14-15. However, if that’s too short notice…
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

BMG Acquisitions

More news from the folks at BMG: the German “rights management” group (distinctly not just a publisher) has recently made a series of potentially lucrative…
Monday, 07 April 2014 00:00

MusicWeek: BMG Promotes Patrick Jöst

Over the weekend, German publishing giant Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) announced its promotion of International Licensing & Marketing SVP, Patrick Jöst. Jöst will move into…
Talk about performance rights nirvana -- PRO SESAC has just signed on a one-of-a-kind catalog. In an exclusive, Billboard's Ed Christman reports that SESAC will…
Yesterday (April 4) marked the theatrical opening of Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden.” According to, “Darwin meets…
Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

IFPI Vs. Vkontakte

You’ve probably already heard by now, but its worth sharing just in case. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) represents record labels internationally…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00

Soundtracking Divergent

Dauntless, the moniker of Shailene Woodley’s character, “Tris’s” adoptive faction in this season’s most anticipated dystopian future-film, Divergent, does not do the accompanying soundtrack justice. …
Saturday, 29 March 2014 00:00

Game Music Connect 2014

The interactive world of gaming is an often underestimated realm in terms of revenue potential and creative opportunities for music. With an abundance of burgeoning…
When Videohelper launches new releases of their production music (for people who hate production music), they make it count. The pioneering producers have just unleashed…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:31

Post-SXSW Panel Roundup: Sync To Success

With festival season well under-way, we’re closing out our SX coverage with a roundup of highlights from all the great sync panels we attended. Then…
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 19:02

ATLFF: PARMA Licensing Seminar

On March 28 the Atlanta Film Festival kicks off with a gathering of local and independent filmmakers and carries on through April 6 showcasing upcoming…
The general theme of panels at this year’s conference seemed to be ancillary revenue streams, which is appropriate in an age where the music industry…
Friday, 21 March 2014 00:00

Downtown Music Publishing Signs 311

Not only has Downtown Music Publishing just opened their first London office, but they’ve also just signed multi-platinum psychedelic band, 311! Downtown controls a catalog…
Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:55

Post-SXSW Day 1 Showcases

SXSW this year was excellent, despite the obvious lows and constant gripe about how “things have changed” and “it’s just not the same.” We thought…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:06

NARIP Worldwide Events

The National Association of Record Industry Professionals are at it again, but this time on an international scale. Last time we promoted their showcases there…
Monday, 17 March 2014 12:09

Post-SXSW, Sam Smith Has Arrived

I’m baaaccckkkk! Darian here, I’ve just gotten settled from spending the past week down in Austin, Texas at South By Southwest Music Conference & Festival.…
Not only is the YouTube video in this article worth watching (42,000,000 viewers in less than a week!), but New York Times writer John Koblin…
Music and advertising have been going hand in hand for decades. No, centuries. Nay, MILLENNIA. Why not make our love of the art form totally…
SXSW Feature Series Part V: Air Traffic Controller From the band's BIO page at (we thought their story was interesting!) Serving in the US…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 08:56

SXSW Feature Series Part IV: Highasakite

SXSW Feature Series Part IV: Highasakite Highasakite is a Norwegian Indie Pop band. We REALLY dig their "endless sound oscillating between density and spaciousness". That's…
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