My dream job: to work as a music supervisor/consultant on any television show, movie, or commercial. It's a near impossible field to break into. Chop Shop Music Supervision is a music supervision company that dominates this field. They currently work on shows like Chuck, Mad Men, Greys, Private Practice and the upcoming movie, Twilight (just to name a few).
Integrating music into television shows/movies/commercials is an effective way to introduce mainstream America to any new and relatively unknown band. Music licensing can get quite pricey with the big names like Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Coldplay or Madonna. The job is both creative and logistical. Strategically placed music helps to emphasize storylines, emotion, time period and cultural location.
Brooklynvegan announced some some notable licensing music today:
Desperate Housewives || Tokyo Police Club
Gossip Girls || Kings of Leon
One Tree Hill || Margot and the Nuclear So-So's
90210 || Kanye West & Stereolab
CSI Miami || Bloc Party & Jenny Lewis
NUMB3RS || Cold War Kids
Privileged || CSS
Grey's || The Coral Sea
A new Nissan commercial with Alexi Murdoch's "Breathe" (which I featured on here a few weeks back). Ubisoft Montreal just released Shaun White Snowboarding in North America. The game's soundtrack is a good mix of classic (Bob Dylan, Heart, Blue Öyster Cult, Living Colour, Run DMC, Harry Nilsson) and modern (Modest Mouse, MGMT, The Ting Tings, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) bands.
I LOVE music.