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Course Number: MUCP101
Course Instructor: Daniel Wehr
In addition to work on many international film scores, Wehr has an extensive background as an arranger and producer of pop, dance and rock. He also never lost track of his commissioned concert music. Daniel is CEO of AudioSpike, Musical Director of CineTronic Music and oversees his music labels in the US as well as in Europe.
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Library music (also known as stock music or production music) is the name given to recorded music that can be licensed to customers for use in film, television, radio and other media.
In this course the know how, ins and out of library music for reality TV, trailers, award shows and commercials are revealed. We will simulate real life situations, exploring and writing for diverse libraries.
Each lesson focuses on a different library form (from reality TV, trailers, trailer kits to advertisement songs) with lots of practical exercises. There will be plenty of time for feedback and to review material.
Each show has a particular sound. The briefs, pictures of the show, animatics, feedback from producers and reference tracks give great hints to finding, developing and pinpointing that sound. Be aware that usually the sound changes throughout the show, since the makers themselves often don’t know yet what they want.
The goal of the course is to give a comprehensive and broad overview of the different sounds and demands of various libraries. With lots of composing exercises the different writing approaches are practiced in the context of simulated shows. Putting on the music editor’s shoes will ultimately send the students cues to the test.
Modular writing will be at the heart, understanding of the structure with a reflective and analytical mind is goal. Knowledge about the Trailer world as well as Trailer Kits and musical sound design will prepare the students to write their own epic cue. Familiarized with up to date market trends in songs for advertisement, how the music can serve the different promotional goals and the 12 hot song categories leave the versatile students with priceless insight to commercial music. They are made aware of the power lyrics can have and how to choose the right ones.
Equipped with the ins and out of the business side and what to watch out for in contracts the student is ready to participate in the big market of library music.