Favorite TV Syncs – Enjoy the Silence, Vampire Diaries

The other day I began posting about some of my favorite songs used in film and today we start with favorite songs used in TV…

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The Vampire Diaries is one of my new favorite shows this season. Besides having the obvious Vampires (of the non sparkling variety) and lots of hot bods they choose some fab music to help tell their story each week. And this scene sticks out as one of my favorite syncs from the season. What better song to accompany a teenage drug addict from the wrong side of the tracks who just wants to be loved than a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence.” Though this scene uses a cover by Anberlin which isn’t nearly as dark as the original, it fits Vicki’s teenage rebellion without being too brooding or overwhelming for the scene. I mean they are dancing in their underoos after all.

Music Supervisor: Chris Mollere

Other favorite songs from The Vampire Diaries or your favorite TV shows? Share in the comments…

You’ve got a Sweet Disposition

Yesterday I was catching up on the So You Think You Can Dance finale and during one of their “look back at the season” montages they used The Temper Traps “Sweet Disposition.” That made me quite happy. While a lot of shows leave me unimpressed with their music selections this got me really excited. They seem to really nail it about 75% of the time when they pair the music with the choreography… and especially on the preroll packages like this one.

Check out The Temper Traps album “Conditions” if you have already…

Used on: the So You Think You Can Dance finale
Credit: IMDB is a bit iffy on this music dept folks, sorry!

Any other SYTYCD music favorites?

Going to: Billboard Film and TV Music Conference!!

So folks through the power of the interwebs and a good pal there’s been a big break in my quest to learn more/break into this music supervision game. I will be attending the Billboard Film and TV Music conference at the Beverly Hotel tomorrow and Friday!!

Some highlights:
Thursday, October 29th

10-10:45am                          Soundtrack Case Study: The Twilight Saga: New Moon
12:15-1:15pm                      Conversation with Director Chris Weitz and Composer Alexandre Deplat, The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Friday, October 30th

9:30-10:30 am                     Anatomy of a Film Score: Fame
10:30-11:30am                    Anatomy of Fox’s Glee with Lea Michele
12:30-1:15pm                      Collaborators: The Music from HBO’s True Blood
2:30-3:30pm                       KEYNOTE Q&A with Mary J. Blige

Holy crap folks, we’re talking heavy hitters and people at the top of their game!This is a quick post since I just found out but wanted to let you know what’s going on and that I will be trying my hardest to meet some great folks and learn as much as I can!

Some little diddies to tide you over…

Opening credits/theme song for True Blood. The amazing “Bad Things” by Jace Everett
Music Supervisor: Gary Calamar


Bon Iver and St Vincent collab off the New Moon Soundtrack: “Roslyn”
Music Supervisor: Alexandra Patsavas, Chop Shop


One of the reasons I originally tuned into Glee the first time was because of this cover of “Don’t Stop Believing” (from my beloved Journey) that was featured in the commercials.
Music Supervisor: PJ Bloom

Can’t wait for tomorrow and Friday!
-Nikki