June 14, 2017

Canada joins U.S., UK and Europe with an affiliate Chapter. 

Back row (L to R): Michael Perlmutter, Velma Barkwell, Tammy Egan, John Rowley, Dondrea Erauw, Garrett McElver (U.S. Guild Member), Jody Colero

Front row (L to R): David Hayman, Amy Fritz, Mikaila Simmons

June 13, 2017 (Toronto) – The Guild of Music Supervisors, a non-profit organization that promotes the craft of Music Supervision, today announced the creation of its Canadian Chapter. Michael A. Perlmutter, Owner of Instinct Entertainment and 20-year Music Supervisor vet...

As TV soundtracks top the charts, the Primetime Emmys are finally embracing music supervisors

For the first time in the Emmy Awards' nearly 70-year history, music supervisors will be recognized for the artistic role they play in crafting the tone of TV programs.

Outstanding music supervision is one of 10 new or amended categories added to the 69th Primetime Emmys, which will air Sept. 17 on CBS. The award will go to a single episode of a series, TV movie or special, and it honors creative contributions through music, including ori...

June 9, 2017

In July, the Emmys will announce the nominees for the first-ever award for best music supervision. Most people probably haven't thought about the fact that there are basically no music supervision awards at mainstream media awards shows, but this could be the start of more of them embracing the category. There finally seems to be some momentum for music supervisors — the people who select and then clear the rights to music so it can be used in movies, TV shows, etc. — to get the recognition and compensation they deserve.

Music is...

June 6, 2017

VIA VARIETY JON BURLINGAMEEmmy Awards category growth continues apace.


This story first appeared in the May 30, 2017 issue of Variety.

For the first time this September, music supervision will be rewarded with an Emmy.

Rules for the new category, the sixth for music, defines it as “exceptional creative contributions to a program through the use of music, including the narrative impact of lyric-based songs, both original and pre-existing, the use of instrumental source music, and on-camera musical performances.”

Music supervisors ha...

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