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If You Are Attending the DSE FILM/TV Showcase in Ventura May 17-19...
May 13, 2012

If You Are Attending the DSE FILM/TV Showcase in Ventura May 17-19...

Jim and Jack and our great Expo crew will be in Ventura this week at the DSE Film/TV showcase/conference.

If you are attending the DSE FILM/TV Showcase in Ventura May 17-19... Please read these helpful tips from one of our guest supervisors Madonna Wade Reed.

The easier you can make it for a music supervisor to review your songs, the better chance you have of getting a placement. Music sups have to move fast and will simply skip over your material if they can't quickly find the info about the track and artist they are playing.

From Madonna Wade Reed:

I think it's worth mentioning that I've been trying to load in many of the cds given to me by the songwriters from the last retreat.

It's really really problematic. Many of the cds show up in my itunes with no track names (just track 1, track 2 etc). Then to make matters worse, the track names are written on the actual cd so I can't see them. I have to take the cd out, write the track names on the cover and then put the cd back in and type the track names into itunes myself. Some cds have no track names anywhere on the cd or the case.

All in all, it's not the way to submit a cd to anyone in my profession. Here's a short list you might want to post or share with your participants, especially the ones who are coming to the next retreat.

Go ahead and send your music but please note that I have strict guidelines for submissions.

1. track list provided (on cd case, not cd itself)
2. contact info on the cd case somewhere
3. writer/publishing/master information
4. Your cd, when it pops up in iTunes, must be labeled correctly: title under title, artist under artist and most importantly, name and a form of contact info in the comment column. This means learning how to do gracenotes.

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