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Handpicked: Lindsay Wolfington

Moving into the profession of music supervision through an unpaid internship she landed thanks to networking connections from a fellow college alum, Wolfington was hired into a full-time position one week after working with supervisors Madonna Wade-Reed and Jennifer Pyken.

Music Publishing Coordinator

When a music supervisor or other client is searching for the perfect soundtrack to accompany a television episode, film, or advertising campaign, they often turn to boutique music publishing companies that offer services for sourcing existing songs and producing original scores. The music publishing coordinator works directly with the owner and senior management of the company to perform administrative and creative functions in relation to music publishing activities.

Songwriter

It was once the dirty little secret of the recording industry that many artists did not write their own music, but today consumers understand that behind a teen pop queen or platinum-selling group, there is often an unsung hero who receives only a brief mention in the fine print of the album’s credits.

Music Publisher

Until the early 20th century, music publishing referred exclusively to the printing and sale of sheet music. In the contemporary business model, music publishers secure rights to original material and exploit those rights by licensing the material for recording, airplay, inclusion in films and television, and a myriad of other commercial uses.

Elias Arts

 

Jonathan Elias, a composer and record producer, founded Elias Associates in 1980. The music and advertising firm later became Elias Arts, responsible for the MTV “Moon Landing” theme, the Columbia Pictures theme, and the unmistakable Yahoo! yodel.

Band Coordinator

Those with a passion for music who also dream of working in television need not worry; there’s a career for that. Late night and variety television shows like Saturday Night Live or Late Show With David Letterman employ house bands as integral components; to manage the musicians, a uniquely skilled individual with specific education is needed to act as the go-between.