Reality TV Music Needed & Weekly Music Scores Needed

Music Needed On MTV Catfish

Quick reminder: Music is still needed for a variety of tv shows. TNT, MTV Catfish & Vice are some key ones – These shows are requesting fresh batches of new instrumental music weekly. Below is a list of each musicical needs.

Deadline is on-going as usual but they’ve asked for us to ramp up submissions.. No new reference tracks provided so please watch the shows to get an idea of what styles are needed. You must be a member to submit. Thanks guys! Ps. scroll below to enter in another weekly score for $100 and an official NKS ready Kontakt 6 plugin ($129 value) + sample packs. 
 

MTV Catfish:

  • Indie Pop
  • Indie electro
  • Indie rock
  • Indie hip hop – that skews toward pop
  • We can still use emotional (hopeful/melancholy/reflective) type cues and tension (light suspense… think worry not fear/investigative/driving), but the indie genres are the highest priority.
  • Suspense/Investigative/Tension music – this is the bulk of the Catfish sound! Should be dark but not too scary/horror movie like
  • Ambient/droney tension
  • Sparse – tracks that are pulsing or have ticking sounds
  • Driving tension – tracks (still minimal though) with a build
  • Weird instrumentation (chimes, glitchy sounds, didgeridoo)
  • Electronic/Dubby tension MINIMAL
  • Sparse Tense/suspenseful hip hop
  • Pop/Rock and electro pop
  • MINIMAL emotional music – both sad and hopeful. Lots of single note cues work – especially reverse ambient guitar (wahh-wahh sounds). Tracks that are sparse and heart breaking as well as cautiously hopeful. Electronic elements work well in these types of cues. Piano ballads or strum-my guitar cues do not. Tracks with slight builds can work well!
  • Mid-tempo and uptempo indie pop, indie rock, folk and electro pop – optimistic, fun, slightly quirky tracks for travel montages and more light hearted scenes. Tracks that build can work here. Only current sounding cues that should also be somewhat minimal so there can be dialogue on top of them. NO EDM. Most should be optimistic but some can be more tense or melancholy. Nothing too percussive or distracting.
  • Resolution music – Each episode will end with some sort of resolution. Many will be bittersweet so we will need music to help show that. These songs can be emotional, cautiously hopeful, have slow builds. We will need a variety.

  Deadline: On-going

Type of Submission:  Non-Exclusive Instrumentals

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Weekly Music Score Needed!

Brief:

To jump on this scoring gig, please click black button link below to submit a link to your best cinematic & film score work. You must be a Gold or Bronze member to qualify for this opp. Sign up here.Composer will be chosen in 72 hours. If you don’t hear back you didn’t get the opp this week. 

Goal:

Use this Kontakt 6 piano called “Revelation” Scoring Grand piano accompanied by 3rd party instruments to create a compelling, moving & dramatic score. No video this week!

You can learn more about revelation scoring piano here: https://soundyeti.com/product/revelation-scoring-grand/

Creative Direction

Goal is to create building & moving trailer tracks with piano as base of score similar to reference tracks. 3rd party plugins are recommended to accompany piano sounds. Listen to reference tracks. You’ll know & hear the styles needed. You have creative freedom. Thank you.  This music may be used as audio demos on plugin product page & social media video posts. 

Reference Tracks:

0:00 Demented Sound Mafia – Santa Maria

12:51 Thomas Bergersen – Femme Fatale

23:44 Iros Young – Moment of Truth

51:42 Two Steps From Hell – Nero

Overview:
– Budget: $100 for score + official NKS ready – plugin ($129 retail value) + 2 sample packs from Sound Yeti.
– License: Non-exclusive
– Deadline: 72 hours from time you get accepted to write – copy of plugin will be sent to you.

Requirements:
1. you must own & have a copy of Kontakt 6 installed (this scoring piano is a Kontakt 6 instrument)
2. you must love to write cinematic & epic music cues for trailers, film scores etc.

Last weeks selected composers: Taras Tkachenko – 9/9/21 & Ian Pav – 9/9/21

Click here to send in examples of your work for the weekly score

Music Cues & Instrumentals Needed

Music cues & instrumental still needed for TV shows – learn more here.Brief: To jump on this scoring gig, please click black button link below to submit a link to your best cinematic & film score work. You must be a Gold or Bronze member to qualify for this opp. Sign up here.Composer will be chosen in 72 hours. If you don’t hear back you ...
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Moving & Dramatic Music Needed

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Brief: To jump on this scoring gig, please click black button link below to submit a link to your best cinematic & film score work. You must be a Gold or Bronze member to qualify for this opp. Sign up here.Composer will be chosen in 72 hours. If you don’t hear back you didn’t get the opp this week.  Goal: Use this Kontakt 6 ...
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Heroic Adventure Music Needed

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Brief:

Plugin company is looking for cinematic composers each week to score videos using their sound design & music plugins. They need composer to use their Kontakt 6 plugin “Ambition” to score the video linked below.

Here is the link to the video that needs to be scored:

https://app.box.com/s/im4gnasismh8p2s533ukou0qpf56ier9

Cinematic/Adventure/Sci-fi track needed. Composer must use synth as base of the music track. Composer can use any other supporting plugins or sound libraries to build a compelling high quality trailer track. This music may be used as audio demos on plugin product page & social media video posts. 

To jump on this scoring gig, please click black button link below to submit a link to your best cinematic/sci-fi & film score work. You must be a Gold or Bronze member to qualify for this opp. Sign up here.Composer will be chosen in 72 hours. If you don’t hear back you didn’t get the opp this week. 

Don’t worry – we will have these quick opps – once every week!

Direction:
Music needs to feel like a sci-fi adventure movie. First scene should be a protagonist heroic theme – second scene should be antagonist bad ass bad guy theme – ending with introspection as camera zooms out. Or whatever you think is best.

Overview:
– Budget: $100 per score (only 60 seconds of music) + official NKS ready – plugin ($129 retail value) + 2 sample packs from Sound Yeti.
– License: Non-exclusive
– Deadline: 72 hours from time you get accepted to write – copy of plugin will be sent to you.

Requirements:
1. you must own & have a copy of Kontakt 6 installed (this scoring piano is a Kontakt 6 instrument)
2. you must love to write cinematic & epic music cues for trailers, film scores etc.

Last weeks selected composer: Adam Fietz – 8/11/21

Go fill out the form to qualify for this opportunity on this page:

MUSIC-SCORES

Cinematic & Film Score Music Needed!

Brief:

Plugin company is looking for cinematic composers each week to score videos using their sound design & music plugins. This week they need composer to use their Kontakt 6 plugin “Revelation” a grand scoring piano for the video linked below. Composer must use piano as base of the music track but can use any other supporting plugins or sound libraries to build a compelling high quality trailer track. This music may be used as audio demos on plugin product page & social media video posts. 

To jump on this scoring gig, please click black button link below to submit a link to your best cinematic & film score work. You must be a Gold or Bronze member to qualify for this opp. Composer will be chosen in 48 hours. If you don’t hear back you didn’t get the opp this week. 

Don’t worry – we will have these quick opps – once every week!

Here is the link to the video that needs to be scored:
https://app.box.com/s/k5tzut95ecfivdgj13kh4od0unhwmg4y

Direction:
Music needs to sound great, draw in emotion, be dramatic, compelling, cinematic, & epic. – feel the vibe of the scene and go for it!

Overview:
– Budget: $100 per score (only 30-60 seconds of music) + official NKS ready – plugin upon release ($199 retail value) + 2 sample packs from Sound Yeti.
– License: Non-exclusive
– Deadline: 72 hours from time you get accepted to write – copy of plugin will be sent to you.

Requirements:
1. you must own & have a copy of Kontakt 6 installed (this scoring piano is a Kontakt 6 instrument)
2. you must love to write cinematic & epic music cues for trailers, film scores etc.

Go fill out the form to qualify for this opportunity on this page:

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Songs With Vocals Needed

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Here is a quick request – we needThese are all for songs with vocals. these DO NOT fall under our normal agreement. Songs chosen will have a separate 80-20 master/sync/pub agreement.  These will have to be exclusive to us with regards to placing. They may not be pitched to shows by anyone else.  Songs With Vocal Styles Needed: #1 Please let me ...
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WE HAVE A NEW SHOW!

I’m excited about this one because it airs on TNT which has a great royalty rate. #MailboxMoney

WE HAVE A NEW SHOW!

I’m excited about this one because it airs on TNT which has a great royalty rate.

Overview of What We’re Looking For: 

  • fun punk and hard rock,
  • sports hip hop,
  • rock/hip hop hybrids, 
  • humor cues that are a bit less pizzicato-ish, with an edgier, more modernized sound
  • light tension


Deadline:
On-Going

Type of Submission:  Non-Exclusive Instrumentals – use the submission form on our website.

Below is some creative direction we have received. Take a look and see what you think.

Stems, stems, stems…

From what we’ve seen so far, we could use more versions and stems of cues. Some of our cues don’t have enough versions to allow for editors to specifically craft them to a scene. It’s really important to have minus versions of cues rather than every instrument separately. Versions like No Drums, No Guitar, Drum and Bass etc. 

No drums and Only Drums are by far the most important versions to have, especially crucial for comedy to be able to drop out the drums. We need sparse versions to allow for editors to apply layers appropriately.

Vocals – don’t even need full lyrics, with this kind of music you can just play with a few words like “Hey!” and “Yeah yeah!” etc.

Drums – Would like to play with cues that start with drum hits, so we can try timing the drums to shots at beginnings or ends of scenes. Here is an example from Soundgarden, but even this is a little too fast or could use a couple more hits. Would be great to have at least two drum hits at the top of track that can stand alone before the music starts.

Or it could start with guitar hits like this: 

Epic Hybrid references:

Pitbull “I Believe That We Will Win” – Good rock/Hip-Hop combo – 

Panic at the Disco “Say Amen” has that big anthemic sound: 

Epic Sports Hip Hop

No references yet but this kind of thing and any triumphant brass could work:

DJ Kalid – All I Do Win:

Modern Fight Blues

Punk references

They didn’t ask for this but they have put some to this kind of thing in the pilot. This could be a great way to go.

The Sun –Love & Death album 

Red Hot Chili Peppers “Suck My Kiss”

The Hives have a great sound for this show, especially The Black and White Album

Division of Laura Lee has fun upbeat punk sound

Lighter sounds: 

The Knew “By Yourself” 

Imagine Dragons “Natural” – quirky, with slight edge – can also have some of these slightly slower but still high energy cues

Nelly, Florida Georgia Line “Lil Bit” has guitar and a playful beat that could be used for something with a comedic twist 

COMEDY  -here are some elements to play with, still working on honing in this sound  

Vibes and percussion – hand claps, big bass, electro bass

Avoid the typical reality sounds like pizzicato strings and anything too goofy, they would prefer to play with sounds that are a little more funky than silly, think more R&B/funk.

Example: Slower version of something like this:

Let’s put our best foot forward and make the show sound great!

I don’t know the timeline but they are shooting and putting things together and they don’t have a complete episode yet.

We are very happy to have something new in the works!

We supply music to these networks and tv shows on a weekly basis. You have to be a member to work with us. Everything is set up for you. All you have to do is join us on this epic adventure! If you have not yet signed up with us, then you definitely should! We can help you get TV placements the moment we start working together.

No Excuses!

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No excuses, if you want it go get it! Let’s go! The best part about our services… It’s wide open. There is no limit to opportunities or placements. WE SUPPLY MUSIC to tons of TV shows meaning, most of our opportunities are ongoing so you get the maximum upscale potential to start banking in the TV placement game and can do this in your spare time without the stress of a quick deadline. Write and submit material at your own pace.

Just wanted to encourage everyone to keep up the good work, keep writing and don’t give up! Keep it simple. Try to stay persistent and consistent. Setting Weekly goals helps me keep a pipeline of cues flowing into our publishers. And remember, you do not have to be the best producer or have perfect tracks. Focus on quality and you should be golden. You guys got this! Let’s go this week!

Not a Client yet… Contact us today to discuss your options or visit our site for more information.

Help Beta Test Plugin & Get Killer Sounds While You’re At It!

We are looking for a handful of talented composers who use Kontakt 6 to test out new sound presets & UI updates for a film & TV scoring plugin called “Ambition”. This plugin is great for creating ambient soundscapes, lush pads, melodic keys & cinematic strings!

Description:
As a beta tester, you will be tasked with looking for bugs, glitches, & anything out of usual within the software & to play with the instrument and write a review that shares your experiences. (Positive and/or Negative)  You’ll also need to supply a 1-5 star rating after your experience.

Budget:
Free copy of Ambition (Kontakt 6 VST) plugin & 2 unreleased expansion packs ($200.00+ USD value)

If this sounds like something you’d like to do please email:
Collin at epicstockmedia.com

With your name, email address & link to your work. (Must have Kontakt 6 to be eligible)..

Instrumental Music Needed for MTV Catfish & Vice

Fresh music needed for MTV Catfish & Vice – These shows are requesting fresh batches of new instrumental music. Below is a list of each shows needs. Deadline is on-goin as usual but they’ve asked for us to ramp up submissions.. No new reference tracks provided so please watch the shows to get an idea of what styles are needed. You must be a member to submit. Thanks guys!

MTV Catfish:

  • Indie Pop
  • Indie electro
  • Indie rock
  • Indie hip hop – that skews toward pop
  • We can still use emotional (hopeful/melancholy/reflective) type cues and tension (light suspense… think worry not fear/investigative/driving), but the indie genres are the highest priority.
  • Suspense/Investigative/Tension music – this is the bulk of the Catfish sound! Should be dark but not too scary/horror movie like
  • Ambient/droney tension
  • Sparse – tracks that are pulsing or have ticking sounds
  • Driving tension – tracks (still minimal though) with a build
  • Weird instrumentation (chimes, glitchy sounds, didgeridoo)
  • Electronic/Dubby tension MINIMAL
  • Sparse Tense/suspenseful hip hop
  • Pop/Rock and electro pop
  • MINIMAL emotional music – both sad and hopeful. Lots of single note cues work – especially reverse ambient guitar (wahh-wahh sounds). Tracks that are sparse and heart breaking as well as cautiously hopeful. Electronic elements work well in these types of cues. Piano ballads or strum-my guitar cues do not. Tracks with slight builds can work well!
  • Mid-tempo and uptempo indie pop, indie rock, folk and electro pop – optimistic, fun, slightly quirky tracks for travel montages and more light hearted scenes. Tracks that build can work here. Only current sounding cues that should also be somewhat minimal so there can be dialogue on top of them. NO EDM. Most should be optimistic but some can be more tense or melancholy. Nothing too percussive or distracting.
  • Resolution music – Each episode will end with some sort of resolution. Many will be bittersweet so we will need music to help show that. These songs can be emotional, cautiously hopeful, have slow builds. We will need a variety.

  Deadline: On-going

Type of Submission:  Non-Exclusive Instrumentals


Vice
• Minimal, Ambient (some can even be a bit sad, melancholic)
• Tension (drones, pensive cues, dark investigative, etc.)
• Ambient
• Eerie/creepy (not to scary)
• Melodic
• Melancholy
• Tension (drones, pensive cues, dark investigative, etc.)
• Emotional – Positive, Reflective, Sad,
• Percussion
• Building/Driving
• World – Ambient, Tension, Percussive, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Russia
Try to avoid going over the top. Minimalism works best. Study the series watching the Vice on TV shows or even Viceland – to get a feel for the show. It’s actually a really great show to watch and it’s very easy to feel the vibe when you see the topics discussed on-screen.

Deadline: On-going

Type of Submission:  Non-Exclusive Instrumentals

Use the standard prep & delivery protocol listed on our site:
https://musicfortv.net/prep-delivery-protocol/
 


We work with TV shows under the “Viacom” umbrella. Shows that you’ll see on networks like MTV, VH1, E!, Bravo, E, TLC, and so many more. But there’s more, we are also working with HBO, SHO, and other movie channels that need music cues for original programming. 

We supply music to these networks and tv shows on a weekly basis. You have to be a member to work with us. Everything is set up for you. All you have to do is join and start submitting music in our protocol. If you have not yet signed up with us, then you definitely should! We can help you get TV placements the moment we start working together.