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March 16, 2013

From SUNY Oneonta to CBS Sports

Some people say the music business is failing, but I don’t agree with that point of view. Neither does Joseph Miller.

Who is Joseph Miller?

Two years ago, Joseph was a student in my Legal Issues of the Music Industry class at the State University College at Oneonta. Today, he is the CBS Sports music coordinator, acting as an intermediary between producers and projects. He fields producers’ needs, getting music they need for their film and video projects. Joseph works with music libraries with whom he has professional relationships, and he “clears” other music needed by producers.

Joseph is a music supervisor for film and television. If you or one of your friends is considering a career in music, you’d probably like to know more about the job of a music supervisor?

A music supervisor helps the producer find music for the film or TV project under production and oversees creative placement of music for a picture. Joseph loves his work, and in case readers of this article would like to consider preparing for a career in music supervision, Joseph shared information that will be helpful.

Preparation for a Career in Music Supervision

Joseph chose a school that offered a program in music industry and learned about the business in his classes and after class, in conversation with many of his teachers. He served several internships that allowed him to make contacts within the music business and learn about the importance of a good office routine.

In college, Joseph learned about the music industry, but he also studied traditional music subjects such as music theory and performance.

He said, “I know music theory and I can play guitar. This training has helped me. When I’m in recording studios, I know what composers are talking about when they ask questions. I can tell them how the music should sound, and what music styles they should represent.”

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