Work hard, and you too may be rewarded not just with a job in music supervision, but an entirely new post created just for you.…
Funny things can happen when you hit the Spotify charts. This morning we heard a new song with an irresistable title -- "Motherfucker got Fucked…
If the world needed one more event series, it was this one: the SyncSummit. Since its launch a few years ago, SyncSummit has successfully brought…
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:50

SSotW: Oh Wonder's "Lose It"

Oh Wonder is just now making an appearance in the US, and they definitely have us interested. Their song "Lose It" is a mellow, slow-grooving…
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 10:00

SStoW: Frightened Rabbit's "Get Out"

Sometimes a song comes up, and we feel as though our lives are enhanced just by listening to that piece of music. That's where we…
A couple of months ago, we reported on the power team of ole, Timbaland, and Jingle Punks. Clearly, the formula is working, because the 31st…
Friday, 25 March 2016 11:23

Snap Analysis: Music and Commercials

We want to start out by reminding you of the 2007 placement of Fiest's song "1234" in an iPod commercial. That single placement essentially turned…
We wanted to bring you an uplifting track for this week's Synch Song of the Week, which is why we are so excited about The…
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:22

The RIAA Shares Numbers

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has just released its 2015 full-year numbers which bear a mixed bag of news. It is clear that…
Friday, 18 March 2016 14:51

SoundCloud Strikes a Deal

The long-awaited fate of SoundCloud is said to have reached more of a direct path in its latest deal with Sony Music. The two have…
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 12:37

SSotW: Alex Liberatore on Scoring

This week, we have a very special edition of Synch Song of the Week. We have done a handful of interviews in the past, but…
The TV show Girls is presently serving as an example for the effect that music supervisors can have on the success of a particular song,…
Ambient music has become the latest theme in sports broadcasting. That is, the music that plays in stadiums which is then picked up by broadcasters'…
Thursday, 10 March 2016 10:42

SSotW: Max Jury's "Numb"

We love to hear artists' interpretation and fusion of genres. This week, with Max Jury's track "Numb", we are hearing a mixture of passionate soul…
Monday, 07 March 2016 12:05

Sony Develops New App for Artists

With all of the misunderstandings and reportedly unfair payment of artists from music streaming services, Sony has decided to give its hand at solving this…
SourceAudio, a prominent B2B technology platform for music publishers, labels, broadcasters, production companies and creative marketing agencies, has named Douglas Reed as the company's new…
In a profession that seems to only be building in momentum, Sean Ross discusses a brief history of music supervision, and why radio stations are…
Sally House, Executive Producer and Owner of top original music production company The Hit House, will be a featured Panelist during a 2016 SXSW "Music…
Erin Rae, a folk musician residing in Nashville, TN sings her sweet and beautiful track "Soon Enough" for our synch song spotlight this week. Erin…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 11:20

PRS For Music Reveals MAPS

PRS For Music, a rights management organization, has just launched a new anti-piracy take-down program, called MAPS. the tool is set to revolutionize methods for…
Friday, 26 February 2016 10:12

Amazon Music to Live Stream Concert

If you happen to be looking for something to do this evening, Friday, February 26, then you may not even have to leave the comfort…
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 11:30

SSotW: Lissie's "Hero"

This week, we are bringing you some new material from artist Lissie and her new album: My Wild West. The album is laced with smokey…
Monday, 22 February 2016 12:23

Snap Analysis: Acura and Music Supervision

In order to beat the Monday blues, today we wanted to share with you this exquisite advertisement which we reported right before the Super Bowl.…
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:24

SSotW: The Legends' "Keep Him"

Last week, we highlighted an upbeat, rhythmic track, but this week we are bringing you “Keep Him” — a tender, loving, soft song from band…
SourceAudio, a prominent B2B technology platform for music publishers, labels, broadcasters, production companies and creative marketing agencies, has announced the launch of its newest service,…
Monday, 15 February 2016 09:35

YouTube Acquires BandPage

The world of online music business continues to blast out headlines with "acquiring", "partnering", and other terms of moving on and moving up. The most…
Friday, 12 February 2016 17:37

5 Alarm Music Joins ole

Independent rights management company, ole, has some big news to share to close out this exciting week. The fast growing company has just acquired 5…
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 12:12

SSotW: The Rubens' "Hoops"

This week, we are bringing you a song from The Rubens, who are originally from Menangle, New Wales. Their song, "Hoops", is being spotlighted here in…
Some may have scoffed at the Kim Kardashian video game scene, but the $127 million endeavor is no laughing matter; and now, Taylor Swift wants…
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:33

SSotW: The Suffers' "Peanuts"

We always want to make sure that we are exposing a wide range of genres for our Synch Song of the Week feature, and we…
Monday, 01 February 2016 08:39

Acura Spends Big Bucks for Super Bowl Ad

We'll admit it, we are definitely more excited about the Super Bowl commercials and the music placements than the actual game. This is the time…
Friday, 29 January 2016 10:59

Spotify Reveals New Partners

In an effort to keep pace with the exponential growth and immense change in the music industry, Spotify has announced its long-awaited video and podcast…
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 11:26

SSotW: Photo Ops' "I'd Be Dead"

Every artist does what they love for a specific reason. Some feel passionate about spreading a particular message, others love the spotlight, but Terry Price,…
Music licensing is an ever-changing and evolving machine, and each week, we continue to report on the biggest changes in the industry. We have been…
Based in New York City, Manhattan Production Music (MPM,) an industry leader in providing music to entertainment, broadcasting, advertising, and multi-media clients, has established its…
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