6 episodes

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.

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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:

    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.
    The Thumpmonks on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrP-yLQ39v4cpPrZq56NSHQ

    • 46 min
    An Interview With Composer and Agency Head Brian Banks

    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.

    • 42 min
    The 3 Legs of a Successful Music Career with David Das

    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. Download this episode of The Thumpmonks podcast to hear Brian and David talk composer to composer. 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.
    Links
    David’s sites:
    Web
    https://daviddas.com/
    YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/daviddas
    Academy of Scoring Arts
    https://scoringarts.com/
    Native Instruments Kontakt
    https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/samplers/kontakt-6/
    Addictive Drums
    https://www.xlnaudio.com/products/addictive_drums_2
    Nicky Romero KickStart
    https://www.kickstart-plugin.com/
     
    Izotope Stutter Edit
    https://www.izotope.com/en/shop/stutter-edit-2.html
     
    Townsend modeling mic
    https://townsendlabs.com/products/sphere-l22/
     
    David’s Buzzr Promo Music
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw4Qml-NlMQ

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How To Get Your Music Placed: An Interview with Music Supervisor Alison Sieh

    How To Get Your Music Placed: An Interview with Music Supervisor Alison Sieh

    Wouldn't you love to hear your music in the next big spot for a film, game, or TV show? Music supervisors are the gatekeepers at creative houses that produce thousands of projects per year that need music. In this episode, Brian talks to LA-based Alison Sieh, Director of Music at Aspect, the most established trailer house in Los Angeles. Alison walks us though the stages of musical placement and lays out a clear roadmap for how you can prepare your material for use in the realm of synchronization and licensing. You’ll learn the placement process, why a piece succeeds, why titles matter, the value of being flexible to revisions, and ultimately how to get noticed and stay on radar with these coveted agencies that produce the lifeblood of the entertainment industry — trailers and teasers. 
    How to learn more about The Thumpmonks
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrP-yLQ39v4cpPrZq56NSHQ?app=desktop
    https://thethumpmonks.com/
    Connect with us
    NYC@TheThumpmonks.com
    https://www.facebook.com/thethumpmonks
    https://www.instagram.com/thethumpmonks/
    Subscribe to the show
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-thumpmonks/id1511101736
    https://open.spotify.com/show/7bHwHGT78gMI93Sd15cnYW?si=y_Jp_BzpTAOaCEmgtBFFWQ
    Aspect
    http://teamaspect.com/
    Guild of Music Supervisors
    https://www.guildofmusicsupervisors.com/
    Berklee Online
    https://www.berklee.edu/berklee-online
    Angeles Chorale
    angeleschorale.org

    • 1 hr 3 min
    001 - Legally Speaking

    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.
    How to learn more about The Thumpmonks
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrP-yLQ39v4cpPrZq56NSHQ?app=desktop
    https://thethumpmonks.com/
     
    Connect with us
    NYC@TheThumpmonks.com
    https://www.facebook.com/thethumpmonks
    https://www.instagram.com/thethumpmonks/
     
    Subscribe to the show
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-thumpmonks/id1511101736
    https://open.spotify.com/show/7bHwHGT78gMI93Sd15cnYW?si=y_Jp_BzpTAOaCEmgtBFFWQ
     
    Tony Hinds
    Learn more
    Since 2010, Tony consults with songwriters, musicians, and music companies with respect to copyright and licensing matters. In addition to these services Tony represents the media relations and business development interests of multi award-winning hit producer Jerome “J-Roc Tha Ghost” Harmon (Beyonce, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Michael Jackson)."
     
    Donald Passman
    https://www.donpassman.com/
    Moses Avalon
    http://www.mosesavalon.com/
    Connect with Tony
    tonyhindsconsulting@gmail.com
    https://tonyhindsconsulting.blogspot.com/
    Song Splits
    https://songsplits.com/

    • 43 min
    Show Trailer!

    Show Trailer!

    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. Brian Gocher of The Thumpmonks will also walk listeners through the unique process of crafting music and sound design that has led The Thumpmonks to hundreds of placements in blockbuster movie trailers, syndicated shows, and games.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Miguel from Cali ,

Gems and knowledge. Love the Thumpmonks Podcast

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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