Music Supervisor Guide – Directory

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  1. I personally think this is someone very smart who has found a way to make money of composers and songwriters who need to get in contact with Music Supervisors…. he charges an arm and a leg and the information provided are OUTDATED !
    On the active links he has shows that have closed their searches and the phone consultation happens to be with a guy who has no proven record of music placement –
    The reality is the 99.9% of the supervisors he lists do not use his service and they won’t write back when you email them and mention the site….
    Save your money…

        1. I know this was last year, but does your mate still use and like The Sync Report? I’m considering signing up but want to talk with someone who uses it.

          -jim

  2. I really like the music business registry and Tess Taylor from NARIP because I get a live direct feed back when Tess has a music supervisor who looking for music. .. Ritch is awesome he has a direct contact directory which allows you to contact an executive called Film/TV Directory. . This site is limited to directories and it really give you much info on a music supervisor working on a film or TV you need to contact. . This site put out films which is about to come out I noticed that while going to a theater to see a movie. . It would be nice to purchase what you’re getting for. . If I was me I let my customers know who to contact what projects they’re working on and the deadline. . That more effective then just a number and a name.

  3. Sad.

    I am no curmudgeon, but this site looks like the typical Affiliate Marketing site. They all offer fabulous products and even free stuff to get you interested. They ask for your email address to send you “exclusive content”.

    But in the end, the product is of little value and will not open any more doors. You only get sent a bunch of spam and offers to buy more product for outrageous fees.

    Companies such as this one are preying on the naïveté and vulnerability of composers. I would suggest that anyone even considering working with this company try to negotiate the price downward. It can’t hurt.

  4. I’ve sent Jack a few emails now and received a friendly, helpful, and informative reply on each occasion. I am currently waiting for new directory details which he explained would be available in the fall. Top Guy.

  5. I joined this organisation and paid a fair amount of money. I sent him or Jack White an email making sure that I was still a member as there were several months left on my membership. Obviously I wanted to submit some of my music. He answered my email after my membership expired!! He has not answered any of my emails and to make it unequivocally clear he took 2 months or more to answer my initial email.I also had trouble logging in. What a joke!!

            1. Yes, and I reset the password to the same password each time. Gets me in, then the next time I visit, the same thing happens. Weird.

  6. I had a look as well and to be honest Rich Esra & Stephen Trumbull offer a WAY better update to the minute Registry that you can purchase as a physical set of books ( depending on what sector of the music biz you are in) as well as an on line downloadable product and they even offer a monthly rate of 39.99 US about 21.00 Quid (Great British Pounds)

    Here’s the links:

    http://www.musicregistry.com/frame.html

    https://secure.datafabrication.com/recordxpress/main_content.asp?pagename=home&session_grab=true&session_id=0000000104446424158

    I actually trust them since I met Rich through Tess Taylor ( NARIP President ) and a good friend of mine and established Lawyer ( Dina LaPolt )

    If you are in L.A. London New York Nashville Houston or Austin I highly recommend attending their events they have very cool brunches tailored specifically for each sector of the industry every month

    for more info visit

    narip.com

    Sorry for sounding like an advert but this other guy is well over priced and there is something dodgy and nor quite kosher about the pricess

  7. These list are fine but do your research first. Before you email a specific music supervisor, find out what shows they work on at the very least. Then check those shows out and listen to the kinds of cues normally placed. I got this great tip from Sarah Gavigan. I highly recommend her site Get Your Music Licensed…forget the exact link. She does sell a course BUT she also gives away very valuable information. I was impressed by her passion and honesty for sure! Anyway, just my 2 cents.

  8. Wow! that is a hefty amount. I would never pay that. You can probably find the same contacts if you did a little research on google.

    1. Hey Music Supervisor,

      At the time I sent $20 out, there wasn’t a Google or Internet . Believe or not, there are people still alive that can remember the pre-Internet days. Funny!

  9. Attach a $20 bill to the CD case. It will be noticed.

    Actually I did this many years ago. I included a $20 bill to pay for the record company’s listening time. They sent the $20 bill back to me with a critique of my music.

    I doubt any of today’s companies would send it back though.

  10. I used directories like these years ago.

    For the most part directories of film/TV music supervisors aren’t very helpful. You can imagine the volume of email and amount of music thrown at them. Music supervisors tend to be only focused on their current project so general inquiries about sending them music aren’t very effective. Even if they say you can send a CD for them to keep on file, it’s doubtful they’ll ever listen to it.

    That being said, if someone has top notch sales/cold calling skills and the ability to turn something custom around if a supervisor says he’s working on project X, they might get somewhere. It’s a long shot. Think about how many music libraries are hounding those supervisors as well. Just look at all the names on this site!

    IF you do send a CD to a supervisor, some tips that MAY help: Send the CD in a full size jewel case, neatly labeled with the tracks, lengths, and genre desciptions. Make sure the CD case spine is labeled in a way that instantly reminds the person what’s on there such as “Hi Energy Rock Action Tracks”. This way if the CD is on a bookshelf, they’ll see what it is. There’s no hard and fast rules but keeping CD’s specific to a music type has advantages. It’s easier to go looking for action tracks on a CD that’s labeled “action tracks” than one that’s a random assortment by Composer X.

    Envelopes and slim cases get lost much easier than full size cases and don’t have that ‘file on a bookshelf’ thing going for them.

    🙂

    1. Presentation is definitely important, valid points there!

      However, I wonder how much good even a jewel case does. If you’ve ever been to a busy music department or a music supervisor’s office, you’ve probably seen the shelves and cabinets that line the walls of these places… full of CDs. Not to mention the bins by the door that get emptied every week… full of unsolicited CDs that will never get listened to.

      I’ve been told by a number of music supervisors that it’s a good idea to present your music in a somewhat unique way… stick out, go against the grain. For example, a submission in a DVD case is not going to sit on the same pile of submissions as all the other CDs sent in, and may sit on the desk for a while, increasing the chances of your music getting listened to. Some people go as far as to submit CDs in beautiful wooden boxes.

  11. I signed up for the 14 day free trial. It lets you see the set-up, but won’t actually show any email addresses unless you pay the fee. Seems kind of steep for an email list. All prices reduced by 50%! now.

    Basic +
    $399.90/ now $199.95
    2 months access
    Mailing Addresses
    + Phone / Email
    Web Access
    Mobile Access

    It lists projects, which are already completed, or you can search by name. ( I wonder if everyone on the list knows their personal info is being sold.). Did not see any listings of current projects or any calls for particular genre. It’s a listing for direct contact of music supervisors and advertising agencies.

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