This essential class in Licensing Songs to TV, Film, and Commercials returns for the FALL 2023 session Monday nights!
Class will meet over Zoom with some in-person opportunities to gather and collaborate for LA people as well as virtual co-writing rooms for online students in the "writing camp."
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 SUMMER 2023 session! Lindsay Wolfington again was recognized by The Guild of Music Supervisors Awards for Outstanding Music Supervision.
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.
JUST CONFIRMED: MULTIPLE LICENSING AGENCIES
Learn not only what sync licensing agency does, enjoy the opportunity to have your music considered 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 FALL 2022 Guests to be announced soon, and will include but not be limited to Music Supervisor Lindsay Wolfington, ZYNC Sync Agency, Blue Buddha Sync Agency, Alex Nickson senior VP for Television Music at DreamWorks Animation, attorney Ben McLane, members of The Soundlings Production Team, the artist RENAE, and more.
Previous Guests included...
We are proud and pleased to have had these distinguished guests in the previous rounds of class:
Laura Webb, music supervisor, 2021 & 2022 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 & 2022 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.
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.
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.
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?
Ben McLane, attorney with over 150 top 10 record deals, sync licensing, IP, and author of a music business primer
Daniel Higbee of Secret Road Music Services
Jason Kramer from KCRW & Elias Music Group
Garrison Starr, songwriter/recording artist
Amy Stroup, songwriter/recording artist
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.