Midem Music Pulse – 4 Current Film and TV Music Trends

Making music for Film/TV is quite different from other forms of music production, as it’s one form of art (music) specifically designed to complement another form of art (visual media). Selecting preexisting music to fit into Film/TV formats is not an easy task too. How Covid-19 concretely impacted music linked to Film/TV and what’s coming next?

Midem Music Pulse helps you understand the main challenges and key trends shaping the future of the international music business via exclusive content from the Midem Digital Edition programme.

Every 2 months, Midem conference team offers you a curated eye on Midem conferences programme to discover insightful business tips, key facts and global strategies on vibrant topics of the music industry.

Please find 4 current trends pointed by Film/TV Music experts.

 

1. Tech makes the business go round

“The technology is improving, because mostly I’m working with Netflix and they have the facility, the technical facility, to do everything. I’m sending today songs for a German show and that will be edited immediately.” – Lynn Fainchtein, Film Producer, Music Producer & Supervisor, Casete Agricultura Digital (Mexico)

This quote is excerpted from Midem Digital Edition 2020 “Music Supervisors Lynn Fainchtein & Jesper Gadeberg Positive Take on Covid-19 Impacts for the World of Sync & Supervision” conference. In this online conversation, Lynn Fainchtein (The Revenant, Roma) is sharing her thoughts on the actual impact Covid-19 has on her daily role.

 

 

2. Creativity won’t be stopped

“We started seeing all these videos of orchestras coming together all virtually, so we are realizing how many things can be done at home and the possibilities with technology. And we’re getting more creative that way.” – Pinar Toprak, Music Composer, Captain Marvel, Krypton (Turkey/USA)

This quote is excerpted from Midem Digital Edition 2020 “Music Composers Pinar Toprak & Benjamin Wallfisch on the Secrets Behind Scoring Superhero Movies – In association with Variety” conference. In this panel discussion, they share all their secrets about music composition for film and tv, advices & expertise gained through the years, from learning how to compose music since childhood to score big Hollywood movies today.

 

3. Music speaks for itself

If I been offered a job and it’s the first meeting with the filmmaker, I’ll have prepared a suite of something. The first conversation, the first creative meeting, will involve some music of some kind, rather than talking about it in the abstract.” – Benjamin Wallfisch, Music Composer, Shazam!, Blade Runner 2049 (UK/USA)

This quote is excerpted from Midem Digital Edition 2020 “Music Composers Pinar Toprak & Benjamin Wallfisch on the Secrets Behind Scoring Superhero Movies – In association with Variety” conference. In this panel discussion, they share all their secrets, advices & expertise gained through the years, from learning how to compose music since childhood to score big Hollywood movies today.

4.Covers are big business

We use covers more, because trying to clear the master from a Van Halen song is going to cost a lot of money when you could have the cover and make a nice or interesting indie version.” – Lynn Fainchtein, Film Producer, Music Producer & Supervisor, Casete Agricultura Digital (Mexico)

This quote is excerpted from Midem Digital Edition 2020 “Music Supervisors Lynn Fainchtein & Jesper Gadeberg Positive Take on Covid-19 Impacts for the World of Sync & Supervision” conference. In this online conversation, Lynn Fainchtein (The Revenant, Roma) is sharing her thoughts on the actual impact Covid-19 has on her daily role.

 

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