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ALL THINGS SYNC 

Everything you want to know about securing Sync placements

WEEK 1
Opportunities In Sync

Differences in music style for each type of placement.

How Supe's need music delivered for each kind of sync opportunity. 

Timelines of each type of placement. 

1. Television              

2. Film (Major/Indie)              

3. Promos      

4. Trailers

5. Apps                       

6. Commercials/Ads              

7. Games

Avenues To Get Your Music Placed

Sync Agents

Production Music Libraries

Publishers

Getting Your Music Ready For Sync

Production

Documents (Contracts and forms needed)

Formats and Version

Metadata

WEEK 2
What Does A Music Supervisor Do?

A detailed overview of the Music Supervisors job

Facts About Music supervisors

Knowing “who” they are will help you understand how to approach them with confidence.

Researching Television/Film Productions

Websites, email lists, who follow, trades, IMDB Pro

Researching Music Supervisors, Sync Agents, and Music Libraries

Finding preferred music style and current projects in production and pre-production.

WEEK 3
Getting Prepared Before You Get A Placement

Contracts: Terms to Know

Understanding the Sync License

Understanding a Master Use License

Front End/Back End

Split Sheets and Musician Releases

Cue Sheets

Publishing and Copyright

P.R.O.’s 

Copyright/Registration, Metadata

WEEK 4

The Process: From Request to Signature

First contact: Request of Use

Second contact: Confirmation of Use

Third contact: A License to Sign

Fourth contact: Payment and Cue Sheet 

WEEK 5
You Got The Placement!

Congratulations, but no, you’re not done yet!

How to make the most of this opportunity.

Marketing and Promoting your music using your placement.

Q & A of student questions.

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