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Music Supervision

Music Supervision & Consultation

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Our award-winning music supervision team operates on a flexible project-by-project and budget-by-budget basis. Our Music Supervisors work across the globe and are not only the most passionate people in the craft but some of the most talented.

With a proven track record of taking your vision and turning it to reality, whether you're producing for a film, brand or game, we’re the perfect agency for pioneering and intuitive productions who want the best people working for them.

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Who we work with

Working to perfectly match music with video to create powerful, engaging and entertaining content. Indie music from filmmakers and beyond.

ITV logo, ITV is one of the biggest multimedia companies, with radio and TV channels
Virgin Media logo, Virgin Media is one of the world's biggest multimedia companies
NBC logo, NBC is the National Broadcasting Company for radioo and TV
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BBC logo, BBC is one of the UK's biggest host of multiple radio stations, TV channels and more
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Guild of Music Supervisors logo, GMS are well respected in music for sync licensing and music licensing professionals
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Clearance & Licensing

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Making sure your music is fully licensed before your project is distributed can be a minefield. With years of experience and connections, we’re able to help take the pain of investigation and negotiation away and make sure you’re ready for launch with full license agreements. Whether it’s 1 song or 100, we can help save you time and complication.

  • Rights Holder Investigations
  • Master & Composition Clearances
  • Fee Negotiations
  • Quotes & Approvals
  • Full License Agreements
  • Cue Sheet Management
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Playlist of music libraries, multiple genres and artists, bands and musicians

Composition & Sound Design

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Not only can we help manage & advise during this process of your project but we also have a roster of experienced and talented composers ready to bring your project to life. We can work with an existing composer or help source someone for you.

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Our Music supervisors
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Olivia Taphorn

Documentary, TV & Film

Olivia’s passion for music in film led her to leave her job in Finance and head back to school where she received a certificate in Music Supervision from Berklee College of Music in early 2020. Right out of the gate, Olivia has worked on Period Documentaries, Superhero TV Shows and Advertisements all while working remotely during the pandemic.

Olivia has experience working for a music publisher as well as extensive experience in music curation, licensing, music placement, and sync. She’s an independent Music Supervisor for US and international film, TV, web and advertising. She’s aligned herself with top music libraries all around the world and is ready to hit the ground running for projects looking to work with a young, creative, motivated, fresh-eyed and knowledgeable female Music Supervisor.

Martin Hewett
(United Kingdom)

Advertising, Games, Trailers

Martin has over 20 years of experience in music and licensing, and spent over a decade leading the Music Supervision team at Sony Playstation. He has licensed music from Adele for SingStar, commissioned exclusive remixes by bands such as Kraftwerk for WipeOut, and led the music style and tone for games such as LittleBigPlanet and Gran Turismo. He also went on to win multiple British Academy Games Awards and also receive many nominations for his work on SingStar and LittleBigPlanet.

Mike Turner
(United States)

Film, Television, Advertising

Mike Turner is an award winning Music Supervisor and Music Editor for film, television and advertising. His services have been engaged for films by Judd Apatow, Michael De Luca, Ice T, Bret Easton Ellis, Paul Schrader, Nick Cassavetes and Ondi Timoner as well as commercial spots for Converse, Booking.com, Petco, Estee Lauder, Rise Credit, Microsoft and Acer Computers.

In the world of television, Mike has music supervised series for CBS, Netflix, MTV Networks, Direct TV, Hulu, Fox Sportst and VICELAND/A&E.

Mike has been delivering soundtracks that meet creative & legal demands whilst being within budget and on time for the last 10 years.

Derek Lefholz
(United States)

TV, Film & Commercial

With a deep-rooted career across multiple facets of the music industry, there's no safer place for the musical needs of your project than Derek's. A member of the Recording Academy, Derek Lefholz, is a Licensing Guru, Music Supervisor and Label Owner.
Having supervised on a number of films, Derek has also aided thousands of musicians, artists and bands with agreements, licensing and copyright issues in retail and media global markets.
However, his real specialty takes him into the commercial world. From the beginning days of social media on MySpace and Apple’s first social app iLike, Derek has been involved with coding and integrating music businesses into the ever-changing technology landscape. He is credited with numerous website builds and development projects where he has been instrumental in bringing independent music behemoths to global relevance on the world wide web.

Olivia Taphorn

Martin Hewett

Mike Turner

Derek Lefholz

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Get in touch with our in-house team today to discuss your needs and discuss what team would be best to make your audio a success.

What is Music Supervision?

Our friends at the Guild of Music Supervisors describe the craft of Music Supervision as the following; A professional music supervisor is employed to oversee various aspects of music related elements of a project or production, such as film, television, gaming, advertising, trailers, interactive media or theatre.

Their responsibilities include but are not limited to; coming up with and developing creative ideas to enhance the visual media; collaborating with directors / producers / editors / music editors / executive producers / writers etc; negotiating and securing all legal rights of the music, prior to it being used; managing all financial aspects and budgets of the music line; delivering to deadlines; managing and coordinating music related talent including composers and on-camera performances; assisting in the composer selection process, negotiating composer agreements on behalf of production, communicating with, and keeping the composer updated on source related matters and assisting in the process through to scoring and mixing; finalising of all paperwork for delivery including cue sheets, musician / singer agreements and fully executed music licences.

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