UK Television: 10 Rules For Music Placement
The UK has over 400 television channels which, in total, broadcast in excess of one million items of music per week. UK television placement can significantly raise the profile of artists, generate revenue and create hits. No wonder artists, managers, record companies and publishers target UK television. These broadcasters have blanket licenses with collecting agencies which create many of these opportunities. Hear ten rules of successful placement on UK television.
Score Draw Music
Mark Gordon runs Score Draw Music, which for 10 years has been supplying music for visual media to an expanding range of global clients. He has worked across drama, documentary, factual, children's television and advertising. Score Draw Music's current slate includes delivering all music for a 52 part children's series sold globally by the Jim Henson company and scoring a Liam Neeson narrated long form documentary for cinema release in 2014.Mark has also remixed artists for labels that range from Columbia and Sony to Moshi Moshi (UK) and Saddle Creek Records (USA).
Head of Music
Peter's first career was as a songwriter and performer in the 1990’s. He lives in London and has worked in the UK broadcasting industry for the last 18 years specialising in music rights.
His career has included ITV television and the BBC where he was responsible for all music licensing agreements before being Head of Rights for the BBC World Service.
Peter joined Sky Television as Head of Music in January 2013. Sky has innovative music teams covering licensing, creative, publishing and reporting.
Raygun Music Mgmt Ltd
Julian is the director and founder of Raygun Music. Initially operating as a one-man music management company, Julian developed Raygun into a highly successful business which now includes publishing and record divisions as well as a management roster including Parlophone singer-songwriter and BBC Sound of 2014 artist Luke Sital-Singh and hotly tipped alternative rock group The Wytches.
Julian's first success with a major song placement on UK TV came in 2000 when Toploader, in which Julian was the guitarist, had their version of 'Dancing In The Moonlight' used as the theme tune for Jamie Oliver's hugely popular show 'The Naked Chef'. The placement was the catalyst to 1 million album sales in a 6 month period and 23 weeks for the track on the UK singles chart.
As a manager, Julian has facilitated song placements for his roster on Made In Chelsea (the most Shazam'd show on British television), The Uncle, Hollyoaks and The Wrong Mans, as well as many others both in the UK and worldwide.
Portmanteau represents a range of record labels, publishers and artists in order to place their music in audio-visual productions from around the world - online, on television and in film. They cover both master and publishing copyrights in the majority of cases and so can clear for use quickly and in 'one-stop'. Portmanteau's extensive yet select catalogue of labels and publishers is carefully picked in order to offer quality and diversity covering many genres of music with a particular focus on cutting edge, emerging artists and 'buzz' bands.
Adrian is also director of the annual Norwich Sound & Vision music, film, and interactive festival and conference which takes place in the East of England each October.