The "test" was successful. People are interested in direct opportunities to have their music in film and television.
The Rollergirls film is in the can, but over the next few months, I plan on having similar opportunities with other films and television shows. To make sure you don't miss them, get on the feed or subscribe to email updates (use the box to the right).
Until then, if you're interested in the "old fashioned" exposure of having your music played on the radio, specifically Music Business Radio, here is the address to send a CD to:
Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. ATTN: Music Business Radio 1310 Clinton St. Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37203
UPDATE: Submissions for the project are no longer being accepted. To be on top of future opportunities like this, please subscribe to the feed.
You've been asking for an opportunity to get your music in film, so...
I'm doing music supervision for a feature-length documentary on the Nashville Rollergirls. It's a story about the team itself as well as the individuals behind it.
With fast-paced derby action and deeply human elements, this inspirational film follows the Nashville Rollergirls through the loss of their practice space, the move to a new bout venue, injuries, relocation of key players, huge financial pressures, and more. Ever the underdog, the Nashville Rollergirls seek to prove themselves at every turn.
Here's a taste...
As a musician, I think it's a story you'll relate to and be proud to be associated with.
Right now, we're finishing production on key scenes and looking for music that conveys the following emotions:
hopelessness / darkness
change / transition / evolution
success / achievement / climax
hopefulness / eagerness
All submissions are being done online via the form linked below. You may submit as many songs as you like, but you will need to fill out a separate form for each song.
NOTE: We need a DIRECT LINK to an mp3 file of your submission, not just a general page with a bunch of music on it.
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Rebecca Black is pissed at Ark Music Factory, the company which wrote and produced her "Friday" song aa well as the video. She is claiming that Ark is exploiting her image as well as the song, neither of which she says they have rights to.
The problem is that the song was written by Patrice Wilson of Ark, the recording was produced by Ark, and the video was produced by Ark.
But I'm sure Rebecca Black (or her parents) paid a ton for these services...
Will be interesting to see how this one works out. Until then, make sure you get your agreements in writing, so everything about ownership of your music, production, and image is crystal clear!
UPDATE: Rebecca Black has re-released the video as a "Director's Cut."
UPDATE 2: The new version has been pulled. How am I going to celebrate the upcoming weekend now?
Gary Glitter is a convicted sex offender and has been banned from 19 countries. In 1999, he was imprisoned for possessing child pornography. In 2006, he was jailed in Vietnam for sexually assaulting two young girls.
Every week, at arenas across the US, his song "Rock and Roll, Part 2" is played for huge audiences during sporting events. His music has been covered by Joan Jett, The Human League, Hoodoo Gurus, and too many other acts to list here.
This week, his song "Do You Wanna Touch Me" was featured on Glee and is now climbing up the charts once again.
Some people are pissed. Should they be?
Where do we draw the line on what's acceptable behavior for the musicians we deal with? Is there anything that would keep you from dealing with a certain musician or his music?
Vince Neil has killed a guy and recently pled guilty to DUI. Would that keep you from licensing a Motley Crue record or covering one of their songs?
How about R. Kelly and his alleged behavior with underage girls? Michael Jackson?
Thanks for low-cost innovations like the Flip and iMovie, making a quality video is as easy as it ever has been. Most people don't know what to do with all the technology we have available.
And we have no filters to keep all the boring videos from clogging up distribution outlets, like YouTube...
And people have seen to many videos it's harder than ever to grab the attention of people...
The good news is what does get the attention of people has little to do with money. A few years ago, "big" was Puff Daddy closing down TImes Square and driving around in a solid gold car, with 1000 bikini models behind him. If you wanted to compete with him, you'd have to do something similar.
Nobody cared about this kind of video today!
Today's "big" means not being limited by limited resources. It's pulling something off without just throwing money at it. Something like this...
It looks complicated, and it is, but not as complicated as you'd think. The hard part is coming up with an attention-getting idea, which for most people, is not as easy as you'd think.
I hope you'll be inspired by the "behind the scenes" video below. Again, this was a complicated shoot, but not nearly as complicated as most people would think. When you break things down into little pieces, you can do really big things!