Search Party Music

Location: New York, NY

Founded: 2006


Search Party is a music supervision company that is helmed by creative director, Randall Poster, considered one of the foremost talents in entertainment music supervision. The company is headquartered in New York with additional offices in Portland, Oregon.

Notable Products

  • Music supervision
  • Licensing services
  • Original music
  • Artist representation

What to Expect

Randall Poster is a living legend in his field and the hands-on creative force behind the success of Search Party. Among Poster’s film credits in music supervision are Country Strong, Up in the Air, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The School of Rock, The Royal Tenenbaums, Dogma, and Kids. Television contributions include Lost, Six Degrees, and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Also integral to Search Party’s music supervision team are executive producers and music supervisors Stephanie Diaz-Matos, Sara Matarazzo, and George Drakoulias.

In addition to music supervision services for film and television, Search Party works with corporate clients to produce original music for advertisements and branding campaigns, as well as coordinating licensing for recorded music in broadcast commercials. Search Party also represents a small roster of independent recording artists and composers that benefit from the company’s ability to place their work in national campaigns and feature film and television productions. The company employs a small permanent staff of less than 20 music supervisors and junior producers, alongside administrative staff dealing in license clearing and client relations. Internships are available (not solely based on college credit) and offer students an opportunity to work side-by-side on creative development projects, advertising initiatives, music supervision, licensing, and similar areas. 

A career as a music supervisor with Search Party has no standard starting point, although those interested in employment should have a degree or relevant professional experience in entertainment business, music, film and television production, or recording arts. Study should include music history or musicology, as well as copyright law, composition, advertising, marketing, and the technology of music production. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is the minimum requirement, with a master’s of fine arts degree preferred.


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