Film/TV Production Listings:
Production Weekly is a weekly listing of all notable (major studio, as well as most independents) film and TV show projects (including pilots) scheduled for production. For each show/film, the production company office addresses and phone numbers are listed, as well as project description, producers, writers, directors, actors, and usually an email address for the line producer. This resource is expensive ($75/month), but it’s the real deal.
Song Submission Services (Paid):
TAXI has a yearly membership fee ($300). They post around 100 listings per month where clients (record producers, music supervisors, etc.) are seeking songs or tracks. TAXI fields submissions from its members ($5 per submission), but not all will go to the client, because TAXI listens and pre-selects the most appropriate tracks to forward to the clients. The theory is that this pre-screening service makes TAXI more attractive to clients, so they’ll be more likely to come to TAXI whenever they need material, which means more opportunities for TAXI members.
Film Music Network also has a membership fee ($139/year), but also an option where non-members may submit songs for various opportunities. Non-members pay a higher fee for each pitch. ($6/track versus $2/track.) This per-song amount is lower than TAXI, but since FMN doesn’t curate (pull out the weeds), their clients are more of the “cattle call” variety, so they seem to be less serious, as well as less frequent than TAXI opportunities. (Maybe 10 per month?) It also seems that a very high percentage of their requests are generic calls from music libraries.
Other Music Business Links:
Berklee College of Music did a very interesting survey of how much money people made in various music industry situations:
Lots of useful info about music libraries:
I’m not sure what Sound Exchange is, so someone write a blurb for me: