How Songwriters Can Write Music for TV and Film


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