(Singer-Songwriter/Owner-Operator, Campfire Girl Publishing)
Michelle Shocked – traveller, troubadour, ‘picker-poet,’ as they say in Texas. As a young feminist, she left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, and was caught up in Reagan-era grassroots politics. Her musical career was ignited by a bootleg recording made around a Kerrville Folk Festival campfire on a Sony Walkman. Released in England as ‘The Texas Campfire Tapes’ without Shocked’s authority, its success abroad enticed Mercury/PolyGram to offer the newcomer a recording contract. – “The most sophisticated hillbilly you’ll ever meet.”
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Music to My Ears – How to Get the Right Music for Your Web Series
WebTV/Video > Publishing
While it may seem logical that when you’re creating a visual medium, the picture is all that matters, but the right music can make the visuals sing. How does this process work? Should you get a composer, buy production music, or have your cat take a crack at your keyboard? Music professionals discuss.
This session will provide a thorough understanding of the myriad of options available to independent filmmakers on how to approach soundtracks. Custom scoring, sourcing music from production catalogs, indie record labels, major labels, and an overview of media rights needed for distribution will all be reviewed in detail.