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MAY 2018: SYNCO DE MAYO MONTH
This month we will be spotlighting content focused on the sync film/tv world! Be sure to RSVP to our Cinco De Mayo Membership Party happening May 3, 2018.

 

PITCHING PRACTICES IN THE SYNC WORLD



VIDEO: SONGWRITERS IN SYNC WITH GARY EARL (PART 2)
In Part 2 of our interview with Gary Earl, he discusses best practices for pitching to music supervisors, how to keep metadata organized and the typical song structure for sync tracks. 



BONUS VIDEO: SONG STUDY WITH STEVE SESKIN FEATURING "I THINK ABOUT YOU"
In this Song Study feature with Steve Seskin, he shares the idea inspiration behind "I Think About You," recorded by Collin Raye. Hear his take on the demo process, re-writing and more.

 

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IN THE SYNC WORLD



VIDEO: SONGWRITERS IN SYNC WITH GARY EARL
Songwriter/Producer Gary Earl discusses his extensive background in writing for sync, working with music supervisors and tips for writing music that best fits a variety of tv/film projects. To catch up his recent Pro Teacher workshop, click here.

BLOG: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH MUSIC SUPERVISORS
In this blog post, Jeff Cohen shares two additional tips in pitching to supervisors and registering metadata properly.
 

PUBLISHERS IN SYNC | FROM THE MUSIC BIZ PERSPECTIVE



THROWBACK WORKSHOP: HOW SYNC PLACEMENTS COME TO BE
Check out this past workshop featuring a behind the scenes of how sync song placements happen! 
Alex Stefano (Big Yellow Dog Music) and Heather Cook (Peer Music) together will go behind the scenes to discuss how a song gets placed in TV/Film, Videos Games, and Advertising.

BLOG: 5 Things You Need to Know Before You Pitch For Sync
So, you want your music to be in a TV show, commercial, or movie. Great! Before you send a cold email, or pitch your music to a Music Supervisor (defined as “a qualified professional who oversees all music-related aspects of film, television, advertising, video games and other existing or emerging visual media platforms as required”), read over these five important sync facts in this blog post. 

EXERCISE: WRITING FOR TV AND FILM PLOTS
Choose a 3 minute long segment of your favorite tv show or film. This has to be a selection that you would enjoy writing sync tracks for. Try writing two tracks, one with lyrics and one without depending on the nature of the segment that would emulate the feel of that particular storyline and character analysis. 


 

SONGWRITERS IN SYNC | WITH POP SONGWRITER/ARTIST, DAPHNE WILLIS



Pop songwriter/artist Daphne Willis shares here process for writing sync, past and current placements and how she's stays inspired to develop her craft! She shares the stories behind her sync placements including: XFinity TV commercial (March 2018), "Sad" placed on "One Tree Hill", and "My Shoes" placed on ABC's "Switched At Birth".

BLOG AND EXERCISE: HOW WOULD YOU HAVE WRITTEN IT DIFFERENTLY?
Look up Super Bowl Commercial spots from the past two years. Pick a few favorites and choose a commercial with a placement that you enjoy. Jot down the elements of the sync placement that compliments the advertisement's emotion(s) as well as what you would change. Try writing your own sync track for that ad spot. 

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