Placing Songs in TV, Commercials, & Film - Returns SPRING 2020 Mondays Starting 4/20/20

This valuable class returns for SPRING 2020 Session Monday nights (and two Sundays) starting 4/20/20!

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 regular feedback sessions with music supervisors, publishers, placement houses, and accomplished/placed artists. There will be real pitch sessions and assignments designed to help you write and re-write for film, tv, games, and commercials.

Spring 2020 Guests and Full Scheduled to be announced soon!

We are proud to welcome back Music Supervisor Lindsay Wolfington (One Tree Hill, The Royals, Ghost Whisperer, The Village, her new Netflix show Virgin River, the To All the Boys I've Loved Before film trilogy, etc) as a featured instructor for the SPRING 2020 session.

Full Spring Calendar and guests to be announced soon! As a sample, here was the Fall 2019 Class met Monday nights AND two Sundays, both on-campus and streaming online:

  1. 11/10 Sunday, special 6:30pm start with music supervisor Lindsay Wolfington
  2. 11/11 Monday - Guest Artists, on sync, artist deals, artist identity, publishing, sonic branding, more
  3. 11/18 Monday - Music Attorney on copyright, publishing, agreements, contracts, splits, more, QnA + Solid Ground Sound Licensing company / music producer on This Is Us
  4. 11/25 Monday - Digital Rights Management Company & Head of Music Supervision for Licensing House Create Music Group
  5. 12/2 Monday - Secret Road Music Licensing, on both film/tv and commercials/ads
  6. 12/8 Sunday, Part 1: Writing Camp to brief with music supervisor (1-6pm)
  7. 12/8 Sunday, Part 2: listening session of existing material with music supervisor (after dinner break, 7-9pm)
  8. 12/9 Monday - PRO on film/tv; micro-licensing
  9. 12/16 Monday - music supervisor/composer/producer

Previous Guest List: We are proud and pleased to have had these distinguished guests in the previous round of class (Full Spring 2020 panelists to be announced shortly!):

  • 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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