Writing Songs For TV/Film & Video Games

Learn how to write and pitch your songs to music supervisors to get your songs in TV, Movies & Video Game
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 43 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

Last Updated May 2016

As the artist Manafest I've sold over 300,000 albums worldwide over 1,000,000 singles and toured over 21 different countries. 

My music has been used in many TV Shows, Movies & Video Games like Nascar, NFL, One Tree Hill, Hard Target, Grimm, plus countless others. 

Getting your music placed in a TV/Film or Video Game is called a "Synch" and music supervisors are the ones that control this world.

They are hired by the production company to find great music that will fit the scene of a movie, TV Show, Commercial or video game.

If you are a songwriter and own the masters to your songs then there is a huge opportunity for you to make money with your music.

This course will teach you exactly how this industry works and how you can get your music placed on TV, Movies plus videos games.

  • Learn how to meet Music Supervisors and play them your music
  • How to pitch your music for TV/Film the right way
  • Where the big money is in getting your songs synched
  • Nothing is left out - you see everything
  • ... and my help and assistance to Udemy students is legendary


What are the requirements?

  • Students with songs mixed and mastered ready to go will benefit most from this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • How to meet music supervisors and pitch them your music for TV/Film
  • How to properly pitch your music to supervisors (the right way)
  • How you get paid for getting your music synched to TV/Film

Who is the target audience?

  • Artists
  • Songwriters
  • Producers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: How To Get Your in TV, Film, Video Games & Commercials

Big overview of how to get your songs in TV/Film and how to connect with music supervisors which are the new record labels.


Every music supervisor is looking for something different depending on what the film needs or more specifically what the scene needs.  It isn't always a radio hit but what works best with the film. 


There are two ways you get paid when your song gets synched to a film or TV placement.

The Master side and the publishing side.  This lecture breaks it down so you can understand better. 


You only get one chance on a great first impression so you want to make sure you know what to do when you meet a music supervisor. 

Section 2: TV-Film Music Houses

http://www.musicsupervisor.com is a great place to get started for getting your music in TV/Film


This lecture shows you all the info you will need to upload your song to Music Supervisor.com including: Genre, Tempo, Sounds like, storyline, lyrics etc.  Take the time and upload all your songs and add all the meta data so that music supervisors will find your song when doing a search. 


I use http://www.tunecore.com for my music distribution and getting my songs synched.  


http://www.cdbaby.com is another great company I highly recommend artists work with for TV/Film plus they do micro synchs with Rumble Fish which is worth checking out. 


http://www.synchsummit.com is definitely worth the investment of both time and money if you have great sounding songs ready to go.  This is where you have the opportunity to meet music supervisors face to face.  


I'm sure these guy's want to help artists but the deals that came across my email when one of my songs was excepted it was shady.  I don't recommend them.

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Instructor Biography

Christopher Greenwood, Teaches 22 Courses: Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur

Chris Greenwood: Musician, Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur

Why are 19,000+ students enrolled in my Udemy courses?

As an entrepreneur, I have spent over a decade building multiple businesses in the music industry, real estate & online marketing. I believe in a no debt philosophy - and that good morals is good economics

Learn from someone living out everything he teaches!

Would you like to see how I make over $4,000 a month selling music online?

Would you like to become a world class performer and own the stage & my $10,000 a month touring strategy?

Would you like to see how I get Millions of views on my YouTube Videos?

Would you like to know how to Write a book from idea to published author?

Would you like to easily start an online business teaching with Udemy?

Enroll in my Udemy courses - you too can be doing all of this - and more!

Across the last decade and some change, Manafest has steadily cemented his status as one of the world's most diverse, envelope-pushing and all around uplifting artists. His seamless, lightening-like blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop hasn't just led to 300,000-plus album sales and five coveted Juno Award nominations (essentially the Grammy equivalent in his home country of Canada), but also more than 1,000 shows logged over four continents.

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