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Go Inside The World of Composing For The Hottest Film Trailers & Video Games

An interview with audiomachine’s Paul Dinletir There’s a fairly new genre of music that you need to know about. It’s called “Epic,” and it is primarily being used in movie trailers, identity stingers, and video game soundtracks.  If you’re a gamer, you may already be well into kicking ass on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.  […]Read More »

6 Rules For Not Pissing Off Music Supervisors

I’m writing from the beautiful Hyatt in Los Angeles while finishing up details on a music supervision project for a film. This one was a beast. Over 30 cues (and six original compositions), in various styles, plus less than three weeks to temp, turn, and place. Every supervision project is pressure-filled, from the challenge of […]Read More »

How to Make Money From Your Band's YouTube Spins

SESAC Acquires Rumblefish: Monetizing Your Band’s Video Spins Just Got Easier I’ve long said, “Where there is video, there is music.” With CD and download sales all but obliterated, abysmal streaming rates, and pressure on live ticket sales, video monetization will be the leading revenue source of any independent music rights holder in the next […]Read More »

4 Simple (But Effective) Tips For Selling Your Music to TV, Movies & Commercials

Most musicians don’t exactly dream of hitting the big time by being background music, however any time a film or TV studio, production company or someone else wants to use your composition, they need to pay you for the synchronization license. This practice of Sync Licensing remains one of the most exciting (and lucrative) revenue opportunities […]Read More »

How Contests Are Killing Your Band's Career

And Why Bullshit Prizes Make You Lose Out On Real Opportunities… Not a week goes by where I am not inundated with breathless posts and emails from bands and artists spamming me with requests to help them win some contest or another. It’s gotten to the point where I actually think differently about an artist […]Read More »

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