Known industrywide as the definitive guide to music supervision – or synching music to visual media – the 2nd edition of the book Music Supervision: The Complete Guide for Selecting Music for Movies, TV, Games, and New Media is now available from Schirmer Trade Books.
Co-authored by MusicSupervisionCentral/MusicSupervision101 co-founder David Weiss, this second edition is the newly revised, definitive book on music supervision, which guides students and professionals through real-world scenarios and legal landmines, explores sound design, and profiles key players in the industry such as Emmy-nominated Thomas Golubić (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”), Peymon Maskan (Apple, Media Arts Lab), Julie Houlihan (“Malcolm In the Middle”), Andy Ross (Whiplash), Vanessa Jorge Perry (film trailers for Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter), among others. Music Supervision has been established as the leading textbook in the field since the book’s first edition debuted in 2005.
This release comes at a relevant time as awareness for the field of sync licensing, or placing music to picture via synchronization licensing, has grown since the first edition’s release. It also coincides with the first year the Emmy Awards recognize music supervision as its own category. In addition, the ongoing expansion of major players such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Hulu, Vice and more into original content have contributed to a fast expansion of scripted and unscripted shows, documentaries and movies. Career opportunities are increasing in step for the skilled music supervisors who are vital to the success of this content. Music Supervision walks the reader through the process of syncing music to picture from the first spotting session to appearing on screen.
Authors Ramsay Adams, David Hnatiuk, and David Weiss co-wrote Music Supervision as a resource for those who have an interest in how music is selected for media and film but aren’t aware of how it gets done, from start to finish.
The book, a comprehensive guide to pairing sound with visuals, has also equipped a vast audience of aspiring artists, bands, producers, composers, music publishers and record labels with the knowledge of how to best approach music supervisors and get their music synced to picture, a key revenue stream in today’s music marketplace. The increasing role of music supervision in artist development and branding for global corporations is also addressed.
An online accredited and unaccredited companion course to the book is set to launch in Q4 2017.