In this music licensing masterclass, music supervisor Greg Debonne walks you through a variety of important considerations for composing, producing and licensing music for TV and film. Greg will help you understand what music supervisors are looking for, how to interpret some common contractual language, how to prepare your files, the importance of tagging, which alternate mixes you should prepare and more.
Topics Covered: Understanding your target demographic, composing or submitting music to the appropriate project, developing a collection of cues for general licensing, using consistent meter and phrasing to make the editor’s job easier, formatting your files properly, using 48000 sample rate, understanding bit depth and file type, meta-tagging your files correctly, doing your research, providing alternate mixes and stems of your music, licensing considerations, understanding master recording and synchronization licenses, maintaining a sensible approaches to your licensing negotiations, etc.
ith 10+ years of experience, GREG DEBONNE consistently has music supervised programming for numerous networks and channels including Lifetime Television, MTV, VH1, Spike TV, Comedy Central, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and others.
Grove School Of Music.
Diploma in Composition, Arranging, and Orchestration.
Diploma in Keyboards and Orchestration.
Course of studies included:
Advanced music theory and harmony.
Arranging and orchestration of charts for various ensembles – from combos to big band to full orchestra.
Studied conducting and conducted chart playdowns.
Specialized studies in keyboards and keyboard orchestration.
Specialized studies in vocal arranging and performance.