August 30, 2011

An exclusive stream of the upcoming True Blood Vol. 3 Soundtrack is available now fromEntertainment Weekly before its September 6th release.


The compilation includes covers of classic songs interpreted by Neko Case and Nick Cave, Siouxsie and the Banshees, PJ Harvey and the Violent Femmes’ Gordon Gano, Damien Rice, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Nick Lowe, Jakob Dylan, Massive Attack, and the late, great Gil Scott-Heron.


Our own Gary Calamar also offers up a bit of background into his selection process on this latest s...

August 26, 2011


The music of True Blood has played an integral role in each season of the hit series. The fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana is brought to life through music supervisor Gary Calamar’s clever weaving of the music into the fabric of the show, and the current season is no exception. Calamar’s distinctive selections accent poignant moments throughout the series and those songs have been brought together in this collection.


“Working with Alan Ball, the True Blood crew and HBO is a dream come true for a music supervisor,”...

August 25, 2011


Guild members and music supervisors Thomas Golubic (SuperMUSICvision) and John Houlihan (Houlihan Film Music ) participated in a Production Music Association discussion on the roles of music supervisors in the current state of music for film.





August 23, 2011

The Guild’s own Howard Paar (The L Word and Herbie Fully Loaded) recently joined the BMI-sponsored Don’t Knock the Rock Film and Music Festival’s “Music in Film, TV and New Media” roundtable discussion August 16 at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles. He, along with the other panelists, addressed the changing landscape of music rights and new media while educating attendees on song placement in film, television and new media; obtaining music rights for films; and the art of composing original music.



Get the ful...

August 23, 2011

Don’t miss the second edition of HYPE NITE, presented by MTV and our friends at Extreme Music, at the Bardot Hollywood next Wednesday, August 31st. The event begins at 7PM and features performances by Wallpaper, The New F-O’s & Rose Hart.


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August 18, 2011

In a shift away from the rock and blues sounds that normally soundtrack the Louisiana-based show, True Blood music supervisor Gary Calamar confirms to Rolling Stone that this Sunday’s episode will feature Taylor Swift’s “Haunted.”

Calamar declined to reveal which scene the string-heavy track from Swift’s Speak Now will play under, but described it as “a racy, sexy scene” and asked which character we thought would be most likely to listen to Swift.”




Find out what else Calamar has planned for this season...

August 18, 2011

Recently we had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Teen Wolf’s Music Supervisor, Laura Webb. Now that Teen Wolf’s first season has wrapped up we wanted to pick her brain about a few music related things…




August 15, 2011

NARIP exported PJ Bloom (Glee, Nip / Tuck, CSI Miami, American Horror Story) from Los Angeles to San Francisco this week for the latest Music Supervisor Session. Armed with a brief of PJ’s current music needs, participants pitched directly to him to get immediate, detailed feedback about his likes and dislikes, how he prefers to receive material, and how best to approach the wild world of intensely competitive music placement.




“We live in this cartoon world [the music biz] and the challenge is how...

August 5, 2011

You are cordially invited to NARIP’s Music Supervisor Session with PJ Bloom on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at SAE Institute of Technology in San Francisco.




Representing the best and brightest in music supervision, PJ Bloom (Glee, CSI Miami, Nip / Tuck) selects and places music in blockbuster films and hit television shows, and in NARIP’s intimate session in San Francisco, we import PJ from Los Angeles so you get to meet and pitch him for current opportunities.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
7.00 p.m. to 9:30...

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