The UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of the role of a music supervisor within the entertainment and media industries including film, television, gaming, advertising, trailers, interactive media and theatre.
In promoting the craft of music supervision, our aim is to aid the wider business through the education of the value of music, the advocacy of best practice, and support for the protection of music copyright across all mediums.
The Guild is a resource for both emerging and established professionals, as well as the wider industry, providing knowledge of the craft and the evolving media landscape. The Guild will instill a sense of community through networking opportunities and mentorship of aspiring professionals regardless of social or economic background.
Whilst operating as an independent organisation, the UK & European Guild will collaborate with its equivalent counterparts in North America to address issues relevant to music supervisors worldwide and to safeguard the credibility of the craft.
The Role & Craft
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.