Spotlight: A New Sync Placement Success In ‘Moffie’!
Are you ready for the story of another successful sync placement? We definitely are! This time we spoke to member Scott Rogers about his success through Music Gateway and sync placement in the upcoming film, ‘Moffie’. Keep reading to see how Scott got to where he is now and his advice for you on how you can follow in his footsteps!
First of all, tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into music. What’s your role in the industry?
I’ve been playing music for most of my life. When I was a little kid I used to listen to the radio all the time. Being from Detroit, there were always great radio stations playing a variety of music all the time. I really got into it. I started singing the rock/pop songs I heard word for word after hearing them only a few times. As many kids do, I enjoyed putting on little performances for my relatives, singing those very songs I heard on the radio. And like most kids, most of my first musical instruments were toys. However, I still tried to play them like the real thing.
But it wasn’t until I was in school and learned how to play percussion that I really learned music. Drums became a passion of mine. I never stopped playing them. Of course, being a percussionist meant you learned lots of instruments, not just drums… I really got into playing the Marimba, Xylophone etc. So it was easy to transition to piano and keyboards. Then, finally, at some point in high school, a friend was selling his acoustic guitar, so naturally, I bought it from him. I learned a few chords and was on my way writing songs.
I’ve been in a few bands over the years, I was a DJ for quite some time as well, and I have played all over the USA as a singer/songwriter. I am involved in several projects at the moment. Primarily, I release electronic music on my own label, SER Music USA. About a year ago, I started to compose more music for TV/Film in hopes of landing some deals with some music libraries and to get some sync placements.
Was this film, Moffie, your first sync for your music?
Yes. Believe it or not. Moffie was my first official sync placement and a great one at that! Music Gateway wins the title of being the first company to secure one for me. Many thanks.
How did you feel when you heard that you got a sync placement?
Actually I was surprised. I really didn’t think anyone would have any interest in my older material at all. Shows you what I know!
What have you got out of the sync placement so far?
Congrats from some friends, family and colleagues that know about it. It has also inspired me to work more on all of my music not just the instrumental cues. I had a bit of writer’s block going there for a while, this seems to have cured that.
How long have you been a member of Music Gateway and what do you think of us?
I’ve been a member of Music Gateway now for about 9 months or so. I’ll be honest, for the longest time I wasn’t sure this was the place for me. Since I do mostly instrumental music these days, I didn’t see many opportunities for that coming through. Most of the opps seemed to be very specific genres of music that I simply do not write.
But I decided to stick it out as I noticed some new additions to the platform such as the retail distribution area and I like to be able to host tracks all in one place. Also I decided to upload some of my older songs/recordings as I noticed some opportunities arrived that were looking for more retro stuff. I also like Music Gateway because I can create playlists to share with prospective clients and music library execs. This way they can stream the tracks I choose to give them in the playlist privately.
What would be your top tip to anyone trying to secure a sync placement? How can they get their music in films like Moffie?
Don’t give up. I almost did. It seemed like nothing was going to happen. I had some pretty good tracks up for consideration for some TV shows. However, they never ended up getting selected. So I figured maybe this wasn’t for me. But I’ve learned in the sync game, it can really take quite a while to get something placed. Keep pitching, and eventually, someone will catch it.
What are your plans for the near future?
My main plan is to keep working on my recording projects and recording more music and, of course, hopefully placing some of it in TV and Films.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Many thanks to Music Gateway for securing the sync placement. I look forward to many more!!
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