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Davyd Geffen

Or you can save a billion hours of your life and buy the Film & TV Music Guide from A&R Registry: http://www.musicregistry.com/frame.html

Stephen Trumbull, Co-Publisher, Music Registry

Thanks Davyd for the recommendation! Our Film & Television Music Guide does indeed list the contact info for not only music supervisors, but also the contacts at the networks and studios as well as contacts at video games. And our contact directory of Record Label execs, the A&R Registry, has been the standard in the industry since 1992! Thanks again! http://www.musicregistry.com

Ole Thomasen

Musicsupervisorguide.com another great source.



A list of names and numbers is a great tool, but you can learn a lot about the people you need to contact and the trades by doing the legwork yourself. This also helps you build real relationships vs. mindlessly spamming people. You also can't possibly list ALL relevant decision makers for ad agencies in particular, which pays a lot more money than film and TV. Finally, the people filling those jobs changes rapidly so the information can quickly be out dated.

There is a frequently updated source for such info called Source E Creative but it's expensive.

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On Behalf of Music Supervisors

I don't want to be a wet blanket but most music supervisors typically don't want to be cold-called or inundated with material from thousands of untrusted sources with whom they have no relationship. Most unsigned artists also have no experience with sync licensing or pitching etiquette, which is another headache in and of itself. There is a reason a "filter" exists. The future will require more curation, not the opposite.


I second "On Behalf of Music Supervisors". When I was doing my research on music supervisors I found that most didn't want to be cold-called. Instead of breaking into the business all on your own, it can make sense to look for a publisher or music library. They already got the contact to (and the trust of) the supervisors and know about their needs. There are countless of music libraries, too, you just have to start submitting. What helped me most was the Music Library Report: http://bit.ly/Wp2a7f.


Not only is this article a good insight, but the comments are a great resource. Music publishers and supervisors work great together, and independent musicians should use them whenever possible.


i wouldn't buy hate promo too


i wouldn't buy it hate promo too

Clyde Smith

Is that because nobody's looking for your music despite your repetitive and somewhat spammy comments?

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