Placing Songs in TV, Commercials, & Film - Returns FALL 2022, Mondays 7pm PST Starting 9/19

 

This essential class in Licensing Songs to TV, Film, and Commercials returns for the FALL 2022 session Monday nights starting 9/19/22.

You can take the Spring 2022 Session ON-DEMAND and start RIGHT AWAY, content only. OR take the current on-demand AND the full Fall 2022 session with all writing and submission opportunities for a special bundle rate.

We are proud to welcome back Music Supervisor Lindsay Wolfington (One Tree Hill, The Royals, Ghost Whisperer, Atypical, her hit Netflix show Virgin River, the To All the Boys I've Loved Before film trilogy, etc) as a featured instructor for the FALL 2022 session!

Lindsay Wolfington again was recognized by The Guild of Music Supervisors Awards for Outstanding Music Supervision. She kicked things off as our special guest in CLASS 1. Watch Class 1 as our GUEST HERE.

Distinguished Guests in the current Spring/Summer class include...

  • A&R and Sync Department, Nettwerk Music Group
  • Extreme Music (Sony/ATV Library)
  • Blue Buddha Licensing Agency
  • Hit writer/producer Bleu McAuley, author of Sync LIcensing and Music Production Masters Program at Berklee College of Music
  • CEO of Head B*tch Music
  • Co-Founder of Triplescoop Music Licensing
  • attorney who has worked on more than 150 top 10 songs and records
  • production library and company with exclusive pub deal with BMG
  • more!

Chances to submit for multiple critical listening sessions and on live briefs for music supervisors, for consideration by sync agency rosters, multiple libraries, and more.

Previous announcements:

JUST CONFIRMED: Special Guest Producer/Artist Bleu! 
Bleu McAuley was a Warner Brothers recording artist and is an in-demand hitmaker as songwriter and producer (cuts with Big Freedia, Michelle Branch, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, etc). In addition to this expertise, Bleu is the creator and instructor of the respected Berklee College of Music degree course for music production and sync licensing.

JUST CONFIRMED: Producer/Engineer, A&R at Nettwerk Music Group, Eric Robinson!
Eric Robinson
has worked on countless recordings as engineer, producer, or musician, from the Grammy-nominated Milk Carton Kids to Natasha Bedingfield, from Taylor Swift to Ingrid Michaelson. He brings his vast experience in all aspects of artistry to his work in A&R at Nettwerk--and he brings that vantage point to our sync class. 

JUST CONFIRMED: Jessica Vaughn, CEO of HeadB*tch Music and artist/songwriter of 2 of Billboard/TuneFind's Top 10 TV Syncs of 2021!
Jessica Vaughn does it all in Sync--songwriter, singer/artist, CEO. She brings these hats as creative and business woman to help class navigate opportunities and challenges in sync. Her recent artist projects, LACES and JPOLND, yielded 2 of Billboard's top 10 tv syncs of 2021. What will 2022 hold?

JUST  CONFIRMED: MULTIPLE LICENSING AGENCIES
Learn not only what sync licensing agency does, enjoy the opportunity to have your music considered by one for representation. 

ABOUT THIS ESSENTIAL CLASS
Learn from some of TV's top Music Supervisors, Publishers, and Songwriter/Producers all about how to write, prepare, approach, pitch, and license songs to television, commercials, film, games, and more.  In this unique interactive class, learn from the other side of the desk about how best to build the catalog, relationships, and business acumen to place your songs in the various media.  

Class will include

  • a thorough overview of the world of sync licensing, from the creative to the business
  • multiple listening and feedback sessions with some of the following: music supervisors, producers, and accomplished/placed artists. 
  • multiple opportunities to submit for live briefs
  • a virtual "writing camp" on multiple briefs for a licensing opportunity through a partnership with BMG publishing. In this camp, you'll both get to co-write with class members and, if you choose, submit music you create on your own.
  • a session with a music business attorney with a resume of more than 150 top 10 songs or albums to answer all your questions on the business of music (and not just sync)
  • gain insight on your own music from producers with extensive success and experience in all aspects of sync
  • assignments designed to help you write and re-write for film, tv, games, and commercials and to help you gain clarity about the role of sync in the creative focus and the business of your music
  • each week's class meets live over Zoom with the chance to ask questions of the guests in real time--not simply pre-recorded videos you watch.
  • full archives of each week's class are available for your review at a private class site. At that site will be links to all live briefs and submission opportunities, as well as a platform to communicate with class members.

Full Spring 2022 Guests to be announced soon, and will include but not be limited to Music Supervisor Lindsay Wolfington, attorney Ben McLane, members of The Soundlings Production Team, the artist RENAE, and more.

Class Schedule:

  • M 3/21, 7pm - Free & Open Event on Building a Career in Licensing, with The Soundlings' Matt Naylor
  • M 3/28, 7pm - Class 1 with Top Music Supervisor Lindsay Wolfington
  • M 4/4 OFF - An extra week to prepare based on the assignments given at the end of class 1 and the concepts imparted by Lindsay Wolfington. There will also be a submission opportunity for Lindsay Wolfington
  • M 4/11 7pm - Class 2 resumes for all fully enrolled students.
  • M 4/18, 7pm - Class 3
  • M 4/25, 7pm - Class 4
  • M 5/2, 7pm - Class 5
  • M 5/9, 7pm - Class 6
  • M 5/16, 7pm - Class 7
  • M 5/23, 7pm - Class 8
  • M 5/30 OFF in observance of Memorial Day
  • TBA - Writing Camp, Class 9

Summer/Fall 2021 Guests included...

  • Laura Webb, music supervisor, 2021 Winner(!) Guild of Music Supervisors Award for Best Supervision in a Film for Television, Laura has a knack for discovering the next big song.  She enjoys collaborating with musicians to create original songs for her projects, and current and past projects include the To All the Boys I've Loved Before movies, Resident Alien, Teen Wolf, The Purge, and many more. 
  • Lindsay Wolfington, music supervisor, 2021 Winner(!) Guild of Music Supervisors Award for Best Supervision in a Film for Television, her credits past and present include One Tree Hill, The Royals, Ghost Whisperer, The Village, her hit Netflix show Virgin River, the To All the Boys I've Loved Before film trilogy, etc.
  • Evelin Garcia, Music Director at award-winning agency Wild Card Creative Group. She was previously Director of Music at Ignition Creative, and has music supervised a number of theatrical advertising campaigns including Godzilla vs Kong, Boogie, Love and Monsters, Peter Rabbit 2, and Soul to name a few. She has worked with a number of clients including Warner Brothers, Pixar, Paramount, Netflix, Hulu, etc.
  • Ben McLane, attorney with over 150 top 10 record deals, sync licensing, IP, and author of a music business primer
Producers, Artists, Licensing Agencies, Licensing Companies, and more.

    Previous Guest List: We are proud and pleased to have had these distinguished guests in the previous round of class:

    • instructor Lindsay Wolfington, Music Supervisor (One Tree Hill, Ghost Whisperer, The Royals, etc)
    • Daniel Higbee of Secret Road Music Services
    • Jason Kramer from KCRW & Elias Music Group
    • Garrison Starr, songwriter/recording artist
    • Amy Stroup, songwriter/recording artist
    • Alexandra Nickson from the music dept at Disney/ABC Family and curator of Persimmon Music.


    Each class video involves a mix of presentation, demonstration, lecture, question and answer, interactive and take-home assignments, regular feedback, and a series of assignments designed to help each class member build and organize their catalog and prepare it and themselves for improved chances of placing songs. There will be actual pitching opportunities with direct feedback from music supervisors, placement houses, and publishers.

     

    THIS CLASS IS FOR ME IF I...

    • am a songwriter or producer looking for various opportunities for my music
    • have always wanted my music on television
    • keep hearing that my songs "would be perfect for tv" but don't know where to start
    • want to understand all about how licensing works, how to prepare paperwork, rights, etc
    • have a home studio and know there must be opportunities waiting for me
    • or...I am not a songwriter but want to learn the business of music supervision from this unique three-dimensional perspective. Two alumna of this class have gone on to respected positions in music supervision directly as a result of this class.

     


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