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Secrets Of Song Synchronisation

In this one-off, one day masterclasses seminar, learn how to get your music placed in TV, adverts and film.

Course Instructors

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Jake Shillingford
SONGWRITING COURSE INSTRUCTOR

In this one-off, one day masterclasses seminar, learn how to get your music placed in TV, adverts and film from renowned artist, songwriter and synchronisation expert Jake Shilingford.

Why should I attend this course?

Writing for sync is an expanding area for songwriters, which can also be a valuable income stream.
  • Jake will take you on a journey through the 3 key stages to becoming a sync composer, culminating in a revealing case study on how to write for the holy grail … the movies!
  • Along the way he will discuss how to get your music on TV and heard by the right people. What studio skills and production values are expected. The artistry and creativity of writing for the moving image and how it differs from traditional songwriting processes.
  • Finally he will give an insight into the business side of sync, how to make money form the sector and stay above the curve.
Do not miss this opportunity to learn about one of the big hidden opportunities for songwriters and producers!

What will I learn on the course?

The seminar will be divided into the following areas:
1. An Introduction to Sync
2. Composing for Library / Production Music
3. Bespoke commissions – How to write to a brief
4. Bloodfest (A Case Study) How to compose for a contemporary film
5. Q & A

Who is Jake Shillingford?

Jake Shillingford is the director of Chøppersaurus an award winning songwriting and production company based in Brighton. Along with writing partner Nick Evans, they compose music for TV shows, trailers, adverts and have recently completed the score for BloodFest a US horror/comedy film released on Rooster Teeth only last month. They were winners of  the Sensoria Pro scoring award and currently nominated for 2 UK Production Music awards. Choppersaurus have written music for everything from Obama’s favourite TV show “Homeland” to playing guitars on X Factor.

Jake is also the founder of the 90s cult orchestral alternative band My Life Story, releasing three successful albums and six top forty singles.

Jake is also in charge of Artist Development across all 6 BIMM colleges, responsible for discovering the best potential talent and introducing young, high level musicians to the music industry.

Steve Lamacq described Jake as “One of our finest lyricists”. Jake went on to replace Terry Hall in a late incarnation of The Specials, then began compering and co-promoting bands at London club The Panic Station, booking early shows for The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and My Bloody Valentine.

My Life Story went on to collaborate with with PJ Proby, Marc Almond, Morrissey, The Wonderstuff and headlined over Oasis. He has been described as one of the first DIY entrepreneurs , starting his own label in 2002 funded exclusively by investors, benefactors and fans, inventing the now ubiquitous fan funded model.

Is this the right course for me?

Everybody stands to gain something from this course:

Songwriters & musicians
Synchronisation can be a lucrative revenue stream for songwriters and artists. This course will show you how to get your songs placed in TV, film and adverts.
Producers
This course is perfect for both budding or pro producers who want to get their music out there and earning revenue from synchronisation.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to bring and instrument?

No. This is purely a theory based course. A notepad or laptop may be helpful to make notes.

Secrets Of Song Synchronisation

Secrets Of Song Synchronisation £147.00 +VAT
September 24, 2018 - September 24, 2018

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