How Songwriters Can Write Music for TV and Film


Peter Bradbury

Sky UK Ltd

Teri Nelson Carpenter

Reel Muzik Werks LLC

Mark Gordon

Score Draw Music

Sheridan Tongue

Fairmount Scoring LLC

Most songwriters habour a desire to write for film and television- from Nick Cave, to Clint Mansell from Trent Reznor to Jonny Greenwood -and when they get it right it can be a career defining shift--from writing songs that connect with people in their own right, to composing music specifically to support a visual narrative that already exists. This panel will explore how to make this shift, both from the perspective of composers and songwriters, and also comissioners from film and television.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate