In the first of a series of insights into the work of leading experts in creative fields we talk to members of Air-Edel, a crack squad of music, and score supervisors, and composer agents with their own studio and a groaning shelf of BAFTA, Oscar, Ivor Novello wins.
They take us through the process of supervising award winning scores, from booking a composer to clearing a track for the opening titles. With tales from the coalface, views on the future of music over picture and the impact of the new technological age on all of our lives.
Gatekeeper Maggie Rodford walks us through her history in music for picture from the heady days of advertising jingles to supervising some of the biggest scores recorded in Britain over the last 20 years. In addition to supervision, Maggie’s work as a leading composer’s agent has seen her at many an Oscar ceremony. Maggie talks us through the challenges composers face in the new technological age.
Clearance guru Matt Biffa tells us tales from the coalface. With anecdotes diversely ranging from the wizardy world of Hogwarts to the more gruesome neighbourhood of Guy Ritchie’s Snatch. In conversation with Pascal Wyse, Matt considers the burning question of our age, “are we out of the Ukulele phase yet?”.
Chantelle gives us an insight into the challenges of agenting for composers in the modern world of buyouts, falling budgets and increased competition. Are there too many composers out there? Is there too much music out there?