5 Steps to Follow to Get Your Music into Film & TV - Raindance

Getting exposure for a musical work on a huge-scale while reaping monetary benefits from it becomes a defining point of a music artist’s career. The journey towards landing your songs or music on television and movies can be a little daunting, but nobody has ever achieved success without a few sleepless nights, right? 

With so many streaming sites on the rise, new movies and series are being released every month. If you’re an aspiring musician and have been dreaming about getting recognition for your music on large platforms ever since you got your first ever mic, then my friend, there’s no better time for fulfilling your dream than now!

The following guide will take you through some pointers which could be a huge help towards getting your music into film and television.

Do Your Research

You must be aware of the music style tv shows and movies are looking for and if their style matches yours. If it does, you’ll be one step closer in making your dream a reality. If not, you’ll have to look for projects which match your genre or formulate your musical style as per the demands of the projects you liked.

You need to make contacts who will help you in exploring your options and inform you about the upcoming projects. Then, you have to find out the music supervisor of your targeted project and figure out how to get in touch with him. Many days will be spent researching and that’s only the beginning.

Create Fresh and High-Quality Content

Yes, you can produce music which has been previously produced. Music throwbacks are on a rise. But, when you have the opportunity to purchase a brand-new advanced speaker why must you choose to buy a regular old wired speaker, right? To simplify my point, having original and high-quality musical content gives you an advantage in the music industry. Producers may obviously want to choose a fresh new soundtrack for their shows and movies.

As for creating high-quality content, the only way is by studying, learning and lots of practising.

Conduct A Quality Check for Your Music

It’s pretty obvious that the music or song you’ve produced must be of amazing quality. If you’re planning on licensing your music then this is a highly recommended advice which is often ignored by many musicians. 

You need to do a complete quality check of your music before recording its final version for the soundtrack of your chosen show or movie and ensure whether it is as great as your chosen project and fits perfectly with its theme. Music supervisors review the production value of your work before considering it for their project, so don’t skip this step.

Build Connections with Music Supervisors

Music supervisors overlook all music-related aspects of a show or a movie, they decide the type of music required for a TV show or any other visual program. So obviously, they play a huge role in taking your music career one step ahead.

For making credible contacts with professional music supervisors, meet as many people from your field as you can, attend business music conferences and conventions or consider taking a trustworthy referral of someone who already has a great relationship with a supervisor.

It’s important that you have a healthy relationship with your music supervisor, be polite and show them with your original work, never oversell yourself or present them with a music style they didn’t ask for, remember they are responsible for choosing the soundtrack and closing deals between artists and productions, so keep them happy!

Submit Your Music

Finally, after you’ve completed all your homework it’s time for the final step towards making your dream a reality by submitting your music, as soon as possible!

After putting laborious days and nights towards getting your music into a show or a film, musicians often get overwhelmed when a music supervisor shows them a green flag and wants their music for the said project. Which is why this final step requires you to be confident about your skills and work instead of waiting around for better opportunities.

Remember, an opportunity is better than no opportunity and you’ve got to start from somewhere if you want to accomplish your goals.

So, that will be all. The tips highlighted above will, however, prepare you towards accomplishing your goals in the music industry but more than that it’s important for you to have a clear set of goals and steady confidence in yourself.



Ronald Ross is passionate for music and likes to watch movies in his spare time. He appreciates different music styles and always looking to learn something new. He currently writes to a blog Loud Beats to help people choose the right musical instrument.