Disney Music Supervisor, Brian Vickers, on Placing Music for Trailers
The New Music Business with Ari Herstand
In honor of Black History Month, we’re re-airing one of our favorite NMB episodes with Brian Vickers. He is a music supervisor at Disney. He works in the in-house trailer department where he developed a number of trailers including The Avengers, Star Wars: The Last Jedi & The Rise of Skywalker, Black Panther, Soul, Hamilton, Frozen II, Black is King, and many, many more.Ari and Brian dig into all things sync licensing. They spend a significant amount of time on how to become a music supervisor. And they touch on how independent artists can get their music synced in trailers.3:11 - Working as a music supervisor for Disney since COVID-19 hit and quarantine started12:38 - "Custom spots" and what the conversations look like between music supervisors and musicians17:41 - How to find reputable trailer music production companies20:13 - Do these trailer houses have in-house composers or producers that they work with? 23:10 - Clearing tracks / staying away from samples and making supervisors' jobs easier25:35 - Placing a song because it is perfect and then it doesn't work out when it 'goes up the chain'28:39 - Breaking down the song placement process33:59 - Brian's musical background42:28 - Music supervisor and sync licensing community45:40 - How to reach out to music supervisors50:30 - How to become a music supervisor58:00 - What it means to make it in the new music businessConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comAcademy: https://aristakeacademy.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_/TikTok: https://firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aristake/Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandTwitter: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandFacebook: https://facebook.com/ariherstandConnect with Brian Vickers:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianvickers318/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChadTheCoolcatIMDb: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianvickers318/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.