Berkleemusic.com, the online school of Boston's Berklee College of Music, is debuting the new course "Music Supervision" for their upcoming winter term, beginning January 10th, 2011. Students will learn the tools used by production teams, and discover the creative approaches, negotiation techniques, and licensing practices essential for artists who are interested in generating income from film or TV placements or students who want a career in music licensing.
"Music supervision stands at the center of the two most powerful groups in the music industry: the creators of the music and the productions that rely on music to help tell and sell their story to the public," says course author and instructor Brad Hatfield. "This course explores the ins and outs of music supervision, so that you will be able to function effectively on either side of a licensing transaction."
The course begins with an overview of the many aspects of a music supervisor's job and then delves into the history, theory, and application of combining music and media. It provides an overview of the tools used by production teams, in addition to creative approaches, negotiation techniques, and licensing practices— essential information for artists who are interested in generating income from film or TV placements or students who want a career in music licensing.
The course also contains exclusive interviews with music supervisors, sound and music editors, publishers, producers, engineers, and other music industry executives, including music supervisor Alex Patsavas, who has worked on over 60 films and television series (e.g., Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl, and The O.C.), and vice president of music for 20th Century Fox Television, Ward Hake (Glee, Modern Family, 24, The Simpsons, Family Guy). Exercises, discussions, and assignments will be "real world," using materials from feature films, TV, ads, radio, and video games.
By the end of this course, students will be able to analyze and satisfy the criteria for an effective music placement, discover resources for licensing music, or get their career started as a music supervisor.