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Tips You Need To Know for the Music Industry: Music Supervision

Earlier, I reached out to Cecilia Nicole who was looking to venture in Music Supervision as a full-time profession.

With the knack to combine music with its visual media, it is a skill that is best learnt on the job, sharing tips and networking, networking, networking.

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“As a young professional [aspiring to make of supervision my full-time profession], it can be daunting sometimes to know where to start from.

Even with a background in Music Business, the world of licensing and consulting can be overlooked during lectures, although making up a huge part of the industry and its revenues … a few years ago I became fascinated with the concept of syncing sounds to images and never looked back.”

As music supervision is within the same fields as music licensing – a sector I work and familiarise myself with – I was intrigued to hear her journey so far and the importance of it all.

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Cecilia Nicole

Music Supervisor at No0x Management

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Tell us how you first started out!

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My passion for the industry starts with being a classical musician, and then singer-songwriter. I went on to study Film music and music business at uni, and that’s when I found out that I actually love all of the business part as well.

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Give us a lowdown on current day-to-day activites.

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I am now starting out as a freelance music supervisor, and, although I can say it’s proving to be very challenging, it’s also what I love to do and I’m willing to work hard to achieve my goal.

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What do you like about the music industry in terms of the sector you work in – or expecting to work in?

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What I like about music supervision is that it merges different media and combines them together; when you find the perfect fit for an ad or film, it’s like a full circle!

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What don’t you like about the music industry?

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I still don’t like the fact that it still considered “mysterious” and the path to get into it isn’t always clear (which can also be a pro); being a woman also adds other challenges but we’re working on them.

[Problems about the Music Industry – and how to fix them:]

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What’s the best advice you ever got from someone else about the industry?

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Apart from the obvious one, the best tip i got is to network network network. As an introvert I’m still working on it, but I can say that years of going to music conferences and getting used to meeting people of the industry really helped.

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How difficult was it at first to establish connections within the industry?

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… It can be hard sometimes, but I found social media to be very helpful (especially during this lockdown period). I’m trying to reach out as much as I can, without being annoying!

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By manvmusic

In one of the most controversial, ever-changing and unpredictable industries, join my rants and ravings as I dissect the music industry word by word through technology, current events, industry stories and problems.

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