The Thumpmonks' 20+ years of experience in the music industry has netted them hundreds of placements in television, films, trailers, promos, and games. The Thumpmonks podcast turns those decades of experience into entertaining instruction on how to navigate the industry while turning your music into profit.
005 - Understanding Musical Briefs:
Modern. Edgy. Urban. Current. Vintage. What do these words mean when you get them in a brief? Brian and Rick discuss how to decode and interpret a musical brief and land a win. Watch as Brian shares his DAW screen and shows you how he successfully interpreted an unclear brief he received for a podcast theme and turned it into a win.
An Interview With Composer and Agency Head Brian Banks
Industry veteran Brian Banks (Apple, Mercedes, Motorola, UPS, and more) talks with us about how to successfully place your music in the always busy, often hectic, sometimes cutthroat world of music for advertising. Brian also shares his must-have gear choices and some colorful analogies about working in the music industry.
The 3 Legs of a Successful Music Career with David Das
LA-based composer David Das attributes his success to 3 critical legs that have launched his musical career forward. David has composed music for Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks, HBO, PBS, Telemundo, BBDO and countless other top media companies. You will learn how you can apply David’s 3-legged approach, get a peek at some of the gear behind his sound, and hear wise advice on kickstarting your opportunities when the gigs slow down.
How To Get Your Music Placed: An Interview with Music Supervisor Alison Sieh
Want your music in the next big spot for a film, game or TV show? Music supervisors are the gatekeepers at creative houses that produce tons of musical projects yearly. Listen as Brian talks with Alison Sieh, Director of Music at Aspect, LA's most established trailer house. Alison walks us through the steps to music placement and lays out a roadmap for preparing your material for the realm of synchronization and licensing.
001 - Legally Speaking
In this foundational episode, The Thumpmonks explore the multiple revenue streams that composers have available to them. To provide valuable insight, Brian talks with London-born Tony Hinds, an expert with over 20 years of professional experience in music agreements. Listen closely as we discuss a free platform that let’s you (and your cowriters) manage song ownership so nothing stands between you and your royalties.
The Thumpmonks kick off their podcast with a preview of the show’s exciting first season. Joining the Monks for each episode will be music industry pros who will share their knowledge and provide meaningful insight on how to advance your music career, streamline your gear choices, get a handle on royalties and music publishing, avoid amateur pitfalls, and grow as a working music artist.
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In four episodes -
You get a music lawyer, a music supervisor and two proven and placed composers.
If the Thumpmonks Podcast were to quit now, here are some gem-filled classical knowledge if you’re someone interesting in writing and creating music and sound design for film, tv and video games.
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