NARIP Film TV Music Supervisor Session: Jim Black in NY

NARIP Film TV Music Supervisor Session: Jim Black in NY


You will hear his reactions and live feedback to cues and song snippets presented to him for use in his current projects. This feedback is invaluable to understand his needs, interests and preferences, and you will hear exactly what he is looking for now and for ongoing as well as upcoming projects, and the types of music he most frequently licenses. You will also hear his submission preferences, what works and what doesn’t, and why.


This audio program is a recording of NARIP’s Music Supervisor Session with Clearsongs Founder Jim Black. Black commissions, licenses and places music for Academy Award winning films and blockbusters, and independent films. He also performs corporate branding, advertising and music strategy services for global brands such as Apple and Kohl’s. 

Read more music placement success stories from NARIP sessions here – the list keeps growing!

Placement is the new radio. Get an insider’s peak at how a music supervisor does his job and evaluates music.

Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps
A&R, Artist Development and Marketing Executives
Record & Music Publishing Executives
Producers and Music Library Personnel
Music & Entertainment Attorneys
Anyone seeking music placement opportunities in film & TV, as well as in movie promotion campaigns.

PROGRAM DATE: Feb 12, 2013 
PROGRAM TIME: 2 hours, 22 minutes, 19 seconds


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Clearsongs Founder Jim Black

With over twenty years in the music industry, Jim Black brings an in-depth knowledge of music and the intricacies of music supervision and licensing to MAS. In 1998 he founded Clearsongs Inc. — a full-service music supervision and consulting company for Motion Pictures and Television — where he worked on dozens of films, including Academy Award winners such as Black Swan, The Wrestler and Sicko. Additionally, Jim has been a part of such critically acclaimed films as The Wackness, Kissing Jessica Stein, and Bachelorette. He now brings this knowledge and experience to the world of corporate branding and advertising, advising clients such as Apple and Kohl’s on music strategy and sonic branding. Jim is a classically trained performer who attended Manhattan School of Music and began his career as a professional musician. 

Program music courtesy of Sparks & Silhouettes


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