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SynchStories

SynchStories is a podcast brought to you by the Synchtank team in London and NYC. We talk to music supervisors and other sync licensing professionals about the use of music in TV, film, advertising, video games and other media outputs.
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Aug 19, 2017

Rick and Morty is taking the world by storm. April’s surprise season 3 premier drew more than 1.6 million viewers, and the show’s fanbase is about as ardent as they come. We were recently lucky enough to chat to Ryan Elder, composer of the show’s brilliantly bonkers music.

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For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com.

Apr 26, 2017

Thanks to the popularity of our last webinar in association with our friends at Women in Music, we recently ran an updated version for 2017.

In the following presentation we run through the basics of sync licensing, from tagging your music properly to finding and pitching for opportunities.

Click here to download the PowerPoint slides, and here for our Metadata Best Practices.

For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com.

Nov 17, 2016

Check out this recording from our recent webinar in association with Women in Music. We run through the best practices for preparing your catalogue for licensing, tips for pitching successfully, building relationships with music supervisors, and much more.

For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com.

Sep 26, 2016

Entertainment industry veteran Tarquin Gotch chats to us about his time in A&R, working with the brilliant John Hughes on films like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, managing AC/DC's Brian Johnson, and more.

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Aug 31, 2016

We discuss the essentials of running a boutique music publishing operation with New York-based Raleigh Music Group. We run through the importance of great service and catalogue knowledge, promoting writer-friendly deals, representing legacy catalogues & more. 

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For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com
May 12, 2016

Last month we hosted a webinar with UK producer, DJ and recording artist Chris Read. Chris is also a member of the team at WhoSampled, the world's largest community for fans of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. 

We chat to Chris about his history in the industry, the purpose of WhoSampled, the importance of sampling, best practices, and more. 

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For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com
 

Apr 4, 2016

Solicitor Ian Penman takes us through the legal fundamentals of sync licensing in this comprehensive recording taken from our latest free webinar.

To listen to the audio with the matching slides, check out this blog post 

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Mar 20, 2016

We chat to Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill about the group’s inception, influencing other artists, new releases, touring, sync, today's industry, and more. 

Follow Andy / Gang of Four: 
gangoffour.co.uk | @gangof4official @andygangof4

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For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com
 

Feb 13, 2016

Earlier this year, we sponsored the California Copyright Conference's Film Music: The Real Score evening, featuring a panel with some of the industry's greatest.

The CCC have kindly allowed us to use the recording of the event, where the panelists go behind-the-scenes in the business process of how music gets put into films, through a series of mock scenarios.

Panelists:

Eric Polin, Sr. Vice President of Music Publishing, Universal Pictures (moderator).

Paul Broucek, President, Warner Bros. Pictures - Music.

Gary Calamar, KCRW DJ and music supervisor on such productions as The Man in the High CastleTrue Blood, Dexter, and Weeds.

Joe Trapanese, Composer on such films as Straight Outta ComptonInsurgent, and Oblivion.

Dec 21, 2015

We chat to Christmas songwriter Elizabeth Chan about her incredible journey in the industry, and following her dream to turn Christmas music into a successful career. 

Follow Elizabeth: 
Lizchanchristmas.com | @Lizchanmusic

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For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com
 


Dec 3, 2015

Rumblefish's Director of Business Development Ben Kihnel takes us through the fundamentals of monetising your music on YouTube, including:

- Running & monetising your own channel

- Multi-channel networks

- Working with an administrator like Rumblefish

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For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com
 

Nov 27, 2015

We chat to award-winning singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk about her life in music and experience with sync licensing and songwriting. 

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Nov 16, 2015

On behalf of the folks at Music Biz, we hosted "A guide to indie sync" webinar with the fantastic Lindsay-Bea Davis, music supervisor at VICE. 

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Oct 10, 2015

We talk sync, musical discovery and working on documentaries with VICE music supervisor Lindsay-Bea Davis.

Hailing from Nova Scotia, Canada, Lindsay-Bae has worked on a number of films and television shows in Los Angeles, as well as partnered with the Canadian Performing Rights Organization, SOCAN, as their Licensing Consultant in Toronto. She has shared her music business expertise with the Guild of Music Supervisors in Los Angeles as an Executive Consultant and is currently based in Toronto as the Music Supervisor for VICE Canada.

Follow Lindsay on Twitter.

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Sep 11, 2015

Artist manager and NYU faculty Marat Berenstein talks us through the key factors involved in music licensing and clearance.

Learn more about Marat and the artists he manages here:
http://maratberenstein.com

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Aug 28, 2015

We talk to Grammy nominated music supervisor Thomas Golubić about working on some of TV's most exciting shows including Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Halt and Catch Fire, The Walking Dead, Six Feet Under and Turn

Thomas won the Guid of Music Supervisors award for Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama two years in a row for his work on Breaking Bad. 

Learn more about Thomas and his team at his website http://supermusicvision.com.

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Aug 16, 2015
We speak to music supervisor, DJ and New York native Matt "FX" Feldman about working on Skins, Broad City, and more!
 
Follow Matt on Twitter
 
Listen to his musical project Scooter Island
 
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Jul 29, 2015

We speak to music supervisor Vanessa Jorge Perry who helps us to demystify the process of placing music in trailers.

Over the past 14 years, Vanessa has been a music supervisor for both television and movie trailers, working at Entertainment Tonight, The Ant Farm, and Aspect Ratio. She's worked on placements for projects such as Sideways, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Transformers, Eat Pray Love, Iron Man 1 & 2, Leap Year, It's Complicated, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Please note: Due to some technical difficulties you'll notice an echo for the first 10-15 minutes. We apologise for any inconveniences caused. 

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For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com

 
Jul 17, 2015

Gary Calamar is a music supervisor and KCRW DJ who has worked on some of the most popular shows of the last 10 years including Six Feet Under, Dexter, and True Blood. We talk to Gary about his career highlights so far, his music supervision process, and creating his own music. 

Check out Gary's company GO Music, his personal homepage and his KCRW page below:

http://www.gomusicsupervision.com
http://garycalamar.com
http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/gary-calamar

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For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com
 

 

Jul 3, 2015

Mike sits down with music supervisor Tracy McKnight at CMW to talk music in movies and TV. During her time as a music supervisor and throughout her previous role as Head of Film Music for Lionsgate, Tracy has worked on numerous high profile projects from The Hunger Games, Warrior, and The Expendables, to Selma and Triple 9. 

She is also currently on the board of Women in Film and is the Vice President of the Guild of Music Supervisors. Check out her IMDb page here.

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For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com
 
 
Jul 3, 2015

Mike sits down with Grey NY music producer Ben Dorenfeld at CMW to discuss all things music in advertising. Ben recently supervised music for an international Pringles campaign, produced music for Grey NY's first campaign with Volvo, and produced music for Pantene's "Not Sorry" spot, which has gained international attention and was awarded Ad of the Day on Adweek. 

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For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com

 
Jun 22, 2015

At Canadian Music Week last month Mike sat down with freelance music supervisor and ex head of music for Elias Arts Jason Kramer. Kramer has worked with brands such as Kia, Pepsi, Target, Lexus, and Toyota, and in 2014 he won the Guild of Music Supervisors Award for Best Music Supervision in Advertising.

Find out more about Jason:

Twitter: @kcrwkramer
Website: inthesoundsystem.com
KCRW: kcrw.com/jasonkramer

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For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com
 
 
 
Jun 7, 2015

In this episode we talk to music supervisor Joel C. High about his background in music supervision, placing music in film and TV, and advice for aspiring music supervisors.

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May 13, 2015

How does PlayStation look for and find music for its games? Lindsey explains how her and her team source music for both games and game trailers, and the process of placing tracks in a game. She also gives advice for songwriters and catalog representitives hoping to get their music in a game, as well as tips for aspiring music supervisors! 


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May 12, 2015

We speak to Dominic Griffin, VP Licensing of Disney Music Group about marketing, monetising and protecting musical assets. 

Dominic talks about some of Disney's recent sync licensing successes, how he protects such a universally loved brand, his tips for finding licensing opportunities, the giant that is Frozen, and much more! 

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For more great content check out our blog www.synchblog.com

 
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