Last week the film, TV, trailer, and advertising music communities celebrated the 5th Annual Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards, honoring brilliant work in the craft across all disciplines
Both Variety and Billboard, published recaps of the event, which featured performances by Laura Welsh, Mat Kearney and Kevin Ross, and special guest presenters like Moby, Stuart Murdoch (Belle & Sebastian), Ester Dean (Pitch Perfect), Gavin Rossdale and more, all of whom seemed to rather get a kick out of the whole thing.
My personal assessment is that it was an amazing and inspiring experience to be surrounded by so many peers, friends and mentors. A nice reminder of what an amazing community I stumbled into, and how lucky I am to work, struggle and create alongside these people every day. To be able to call myself a “music supervisor”. And the lamb lollipops were on point.
A look at the art of the perfect cover and some impactful pairings with visual mediums
By Bekah Touma
The first few notes sound oh so familiar…you may start to hum or sing along but soon realize something seems to be slightly off. Ah yes, this must be a cover. After racking your brain for the original the cover starts sinks in. Here is where I decide if I love it or hate it.
by Emily Weber
Photo Credits: Warner Brothers Pictures
In a world…[say it in a deep trailer voiceover voice]…where re-makes, sequels and endless Batman movies dominate, there is ONE hero…His name is [dramatic pause] Arthur.
Its springtime, the weather’s nice, I’m feeling feisty and what better way to get my silly ON than to talk about great music in a fun trailer for what looks like a very bad movie remake.
I don’t know about you, but when I was 19 years old my mind was occupied with getting good grades, play rehearsal (I was a theatre nerd), and what I was doing that Saturday night. Meet Matt “FX” Feldman, who spent his nineteenth birthday hard at work on one of the most hyped telvision shows of the past year. The job: music supervisor. The show: Skins, a sexy – often constroversial – adaptation of the UK hit show by the same name.
By Emily Weber
First of all, I am honored and privileged to be a Tadpole Audio contributing writer and this will be the first of many excitable ramblings about the crazy world of trailer music.
Yup! I said it: Trailer Music. I bet you forget about those little, fast-moving, event-of-the-year mini-movie previews that sum up the best parts of an upcoming movie release. Whether you are a person who works in the “Movie Trailer Industry” (wait, what? There’s an INDUSTRY? Yea, I’ll get to that…), or a musician/composer who is wondering how to get their music into a trailer, or just a regular fan of movies, and you get to the theatre on time so you don’t miss the previews, I think a fun monthly discussion about the music that is IN the trailers you see and the music that has YET to be heard in a trailer, will be a fun thing to talk about.