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Information about the different job titles and roles in the industry, and what responsibilities and areas each job typically handles
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  1. questionWha is a Score Supervisor?
    A score supervisor works in the control room during a film and television music recording session, listening to the music as it's being recorded and making suggestions and comments to the conductor.A score supervisor is often utilized by a composer when the composer chooses to conduct an orchest ...

  2. questionWhat does a Music Editor do?
    The music editor working on a film or television music project is in charge of tracking and managing the different pieces of music used in the production. Also, it's quite common for the music editor to be involved with or in charge of creating the "temp music" track which is created to play alo ...

  3. questionWhat does a Music Supervisor do?
    The music supervisor typically handles the negotiation and licensing of outside music used for a film, and handles other music business matters such as negotiating record contracts for the soundtrack album, negotiating publishing deals for the film's music, and generally working with all the par ...

  4. questionWhat is "Music Prep" or "Copying" work?
    This is the process of preparing ("prep") the actual printed music "charts" that the musicians will read during a recording session.Music Preparation involves extracting parts from a musical score (which may be provided in printed or electronic form) and making them easy to read and legible by m ...

  5. questionWhat is a Contractor?
    A contractor is in charge of hiring musicians for a recording session for film and television. In England and other parts of the world, contractors are known as "fixers." Contractors, with the assistance of the composer and others, will choose and hire musicians according to the requirements of ...

  6. questionWhat is a Music Coordinator?
    A music coordinator works with the composer or songwriter to establish an accurate and realistic budget, and manage the music creation and recording processes to make sure the budget is maintained and followed.While much of the work of a music coordinator involves working with budgets and number ...

  7. questionWhat is a Sound Designer?
    A sound designer is a person who designs, or creates sounds (usually non-musical) for film and television work.Examples of sounds that are created by sound designers include explosions, ambiences, footsteps in unusual environments, outer space and science fiction sounds, sounds from weapons, and ...

  8. questionWhat is a Synth Programmer?
    A synth programmer works with compsoers and songwriters to help program musical sound modules (including synthesizers, samplers, and other sound generating modules) to create unique, high-quality sounds. Synth programmers are usually experts at the sound modules or samplers they work with, and a ...

  9. questionWhat is an engineer (aka "scoring mixer")
    A scoring mixer, also known as an engineer, works during the recording sessions to record and mix the music. The engineer is the primary technical resource at recording sessions, and oversees all technical aspects of the recording sessions.Scoring mixers work closely with composers and songwrite ...

  10. questionWhat is music clearance all about?
    While music clearance is usually the job of the Music Supervisor of a film or television production, filmmakers may need to function as the Music Supervisor where it is not possible to hire a Music Supervisor. In any case, it is advantageous for filmmakers to be familiar with the job of the Musi ...

  11. questionWho is the "boss" when it comes to music for film and television?
    In film, usually the director. In television, it's typically one or more of the producers.In both film and television, however, the music supervisor is becoming central to all aspects of the writing, hiring, licensing, and music production areas.


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