Music Supervisors Aren't Treated Fairly, Here's What's Going On.

Our guest this week on the New Music Business is music supervisor and Vice President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, Madonna Wade-Reed. Her credits include TV shows such as All American, Batwoman, American Crime, Reign, Blue Mountain State, Smallville, One Tree Hill, plus films such as 8-Bit Christmas, Lovesick, A Thousand Words and the documentary Let It Fall.


In this episode, Madonna breaks down her responsibilities within new projects, why it’s vital for artists to educate themselves on licensing, as well as a closer look into why the music supervisors’ movement is unionizing. Sign the petition and learn more about the cause: https://linktr.ee/musicneedssupervision


05:46 Welcome

10:11 Breaking down the role and timeline of a music supervisor

13:38 Spotting session and conversations with production team

16:38 Music clearance and placing process

19:36 Do music supervisors work directly with artists?

24:53 Hiring process and employment status

29:51 Why music supervisors are unionizing

37:34 How can people support the movement?

50:11 Rate earnings in 2006 vs. 2022

56:25 Final question


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