Repeat.

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Daily reminder! Create Music. Submit Your Music To People/Companies Who Can Make You Money. Forget About Your Tracks After You Monetize Them.. Repeat! A winning formula when it comes to writing music and getting tv placements! Don’t submit a few tracks and wait to see if they get placed, fill the pipeline and don’t stop! Consistency is key. Create quality ...
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Songs With Vocals Needed

Song With Vocals –We are now accepting songs with vocals. These will be used for a variety of shows, commercials, internet commercials, in store usage, and many other opportunities. These opps, like our instrumental opps, will be ongoing and you will be able to submit as many tracks as you want. These placements pay out $1,000 plus and are quite plentiful. ...
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‘TV Featured Placements

Music for TV - Featured Music TV placements
Hey everyone!    This quarter we saw over 60 new music placements come in for bronze & gold clients across a multitude of tv shows and networks like MTV, HBO, VH1. We are very happy to show you some of our featured placements!    Shoutout to Michael Brown, David Levy, Tanya Ariaratnam, & Daniel Cagle for getting your first royalty ...
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Music Needed: MTV Catfish

Music Needed On MTV Catfish

Happy Tuesday!

This is an amazing opportunity for MEMBERS only! If you’re not a member and you’re getting this email, this means that you passed our audition and are allowed to sign up here https://musicfortv.net/shop/

We strongly encourage you to sign up now because your chances of immediate placement are through the roof for this one.
Music Needed: MTV Catfish

We just got a request from the show MTV Catfish. We will be submitting new music to the network every week. Deadline is on-goin until further specified. We only ask that you focus on quality over quantity. Here’s a breakdown of what we will need:

Indie genres are the highest priority.

  • 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)
  • 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
Members you of course have wide open unlimitedd submission for this and this is ongoing. But get on it asap because someone will beat you to it, if you don’t! 

For those of you still waiting on the side, go to the link and sign up https://musicfortv.net/shop/

You are seriously missing so many opportunities that are ongoing.

90% OF OUR OPPORTUNITIES ARE ONGOING WITH DOZENS OF SHOWS. AND WE DO NOT SEND OUT EMAILS FOR THESE. PLEASE DO NOT GET CONFUSED AND THINK THAT WE ONLY SEND OUT EMAIL REQUESTS.

This is what makes us different than everyone else. We are constantly supplying shows with music. We don’t waste time with email requests unless there is BIG money involved. Of course you’ve seen those emails and they are great! But becoming a consistent supplier of cues to our shows is going to make you the long term money! 

STOP WASTING TIME AND GET IT DONE NOW!
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What Are Alt Mixes?

Alt mixes are pretty much like the full version of the track but with parts/instruments taken away. Not stems.

Here’s an example:

You have a full mix with everything in it – like bass, piano melody, drums, synths

You could make a minimal alt mix that might just be the drums, synths and bass with no piano melody 

You could make a no drums mix – where its everything in your full track without the drums/percussion.

Here’s some examples of alt mixes and how to Label your tracks:

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You’ll see I have a main track then a minimal, no percussion alt mix etc.

An alt mix needs to be a complete track on it’s own. 

If you have a full mix of a track called Happy Days

You could literally cut all the drums out of your main cue, export it out then label that track the (no drum) alt mix. i.e Happy Days (No Drums)

Here’s a solid video showing you how to make alt mixes:

Our protocol is a little different from how this guy and his clients need material but it should give you a better understanding.

When making an alt mix think about the music supervisor putting your music in a show? He might like your main track but doesn’t need the drums in the track or maybe the melody or lead synths are too complex and just wants a simple minimal version with no melody and only rhythm. 

How To Be A Successful TV Composer

How to be a successful composer music for tv

Some of our features placements! The only difference between a successful TV composer and you is that they didn’t quit and kept writing. Anyone can do this! WE SUPPLY MUSIC to tons of TV shows regularly as a trusted source. Most of our tv music opportunities are ongoing year round so you get the maximum upscale potential to submit your music to networks and start making a name for yourself in the TV placement game. Our service is low key 🔑. You 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! Try to stay persistent and consistent. Setting Weekly goals helps me keep a pipeline of cues flowing into our publishers.

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

Featured Placements June 2019

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Here are just a few of the latest placements via Music for TV.

Check out a few of our recent placements below and let us know what’s happening with you. 

Thanks!

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Songs With Vocals Needed

Music For TV needs songs with vocals

Song With Vocals

We are now accepting songs with vocals. These will be used for a variety of shows, commercials, internet commercials, in store usage, and many other opportunities. These opps, like our instrumental opps, will be ongoing and you will be able to submit as many tracks as you want. 

These placements pay out $1,000 plus and are quite plentiful. 

If you are chosen for these placements, you will be connected with our colleagues that will want to work with your material exclusively, getting you placements. You will not have to give up any publishing to us or anyone else but our colleagues do require a portion of the money that each placement earns up front. You will never have to pay them a fee if they do not get a placement. 

They will offer you a month to month agreement with no strings attached. Trust me this is an awesome deal for you!

ALL MEMBERS HAVE ACCESS TO SUBMIT FOR FREE:

Brief:

These are bands that we have and that are already getting a lot of placements. We want material that is similar to each artist. So please listen to them. 

One Stop or easy clear is ideal. 

Budget: 

$1,000+ 

Submission:
Use MFTV submission protocol and label the show – Love & Listings – in folder title

i.e Collin Scudder – Love & Listings – EDM Trap – 8-23-18

Deadline: On-Going

40+ New Placements This Month!

Music For TV - TV Placements on Networks Like MTV VH1 and more

Hello!

  Check out a few of our recent placements  below from BMI composers and let us know what’s happening with you. Big shout out to our gold members and KC Carter for receiving 8 new placements – 6 on VH1 “Basketball Wives” and 2 on MTV “Are You The One”. Shout out to Daniel Moore as well for receiving 6 new placements – 5 on VH1 “Basketball Wives” and 1 on MTV “Are You The One”. We had 10+ new bronze placements on MTV Catfish, 4 on MTV Are You The One + a variety of placements on other shows like The Real World, Housewives of NY etc! 

  We are a small team, making a big impact! With a tiny roster of composers, we are on the right track, let’s double these placements counts next quarter! Remember landing TV placements is a slow process. Don’t ever give up or lose hope. Have faith, keep going, keep writing! Ps. if you were or are currently a gold member with musicfortv.net and secured placements, be sure to reach out and share your success with us so we can feature you! 

Thanks!

Team Music for TV

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Why is Adding Meta Data Important?

Music For TV Formula To TV Placement Success How To Get Your Music IN TV Film

Adding meta data that “actually” correlates to your music is a crucial aspect of getting TV placements. Picture this, our publishers and supervisors pick up your music but what if your music is not needed today but needed tomorrow. How are our publishers and music supervisors supposed to find your music? Are they going to be searching back through emails, through each submission and folder? No. 

Music supervisors are always on the look out to find the right song/cue for the scene and usually need to do it as quick as possible. While they love to receive and pick fresh music daily and they often pull from their back-catalogs if they can’t find exactly what the need at the time. 

Then, how do they search for our tracks you may ask? They are using intuitive search engines and your keywords!

This is why adding GREAT keywords is part of our protocol. By adding meta data that actually describes your material will help you 10X your placements, income and keep your music relevant in our system for years to come. We compiled a list below of ways to improve your meta data, check them out!

Here’s an easy formula to keyword success:

  1. List the specific genre – if it’s a hip hop track, what kind of hip hop is it? Old school, Boom Bap, trap, 90’s hip hop?
  2. List the level of energy – is it low, medium, high, building energy?
  3. Describe the moods your music evokes – sadness, happy times, inspiring moments, serious, concerning, triumphant, 
  4. Describe the tempo – is it a slow, mid tempo, up tempo, very fast track?
  5. Describe what kind of scenes your track could be used in – comedy, love, lifestyle, night club, city night, documentary, exploration, technology, science, suspense etc.
  6. Optional* – What kind of music does it sound like? Kanye west, Justin Timberlake, type track

This is tried and true way to add an edge to your music placement business.

Here’s some more helpful tips and tricks! Getting tv placements can be broken down to 4 easy to do steps. Follow them and you will have a framework to success. 

4 Essential Steps To Making Money With Your Music and Landing More TV placements:

1. Build Your Catalog – One track at a time. Create a vibrant and full catalog of music. What you are doing is creating intellectual property that you own. You want to create as much IP as you can! It’ll give you the freedom to buy, sell, license, trade whatever you want with your IP. Remember Quality over quantity and always think about your customer! That brings us to our next step.

2. Create Valuable Content – Don’t waste your time creating music people do not want to use or hear. Keep it modern and ask yourself questions like, Does this music sound modern, Is this a style that someone would want to use commercially, how can I be of maximum service and cater to the needs of today’s music industry? What type of music is actually getting placed and what style do they actually want? 

Another thing: Watch the TV shows and listen!! Do some research. You’ll hear what is being used and wanted in terms of style and type of music. Another thing that can devalue and break your songs chance of placement is how you structure or lay out your track. Create/Build your tracks with your customer in mind. Put yourself in the shoes of a music supervisor adding music into a show or film. They need transitions to move from one scene to the next, intros, outros, quick jump ins, vibes, moods, moment makers etc. Taking a day to strategize or do some research is super important! Secondly, recognizable and modern sounding tracks… you can’t go wrong with those! Listen to the Billboard top 100 tracks – those styles are in right now and always a good clue to what will work and is in popular demand. Lastly, create alt mixes of each cue you create! 

3. Metadata – Spending countless hours on a track, perfecting it obsessively than not taking the time to add keywords to it is one of the worst mistakes you can do. Without keywords supervisors can’t find your tracks. Increase your odds and master metadata! Our publishers are always looking to pick up fresh tracks that just dropped into their inbox but they often pull from their back catalog – so using good keywords on your tracks is SUPER important and will help them find your tracks. Get creative with your metadata too! Honestly evaluate your music and add respective genre, mood, feels, vibes, scenes – imagine what someone would search while looking for your exact track.

4. Distribution– You need to get your music heard! We are one of many companies you can work with. Get your music in with MUSICFORTV and a few other companies, if you can find some! Maximize your sync/placement potential! Don’t put all your eggs in one basket! Feed all of your baskets at once with content! Create content, distribute content. Simple.

If you asked me, I’d say never skip these steps!

Hope these tips help!  Stay consistent, and focused y’all!