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Name: Adam Bernard
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About Me: Entertainment journalist with 20 years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, and B-movies. Part time ninja. Kicked cancer’s ass. My memoir, ChemBro, is out now!
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What Actually Happens After Your Song is Placed in a TV Show?
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Songs that are played at key moments during TV shows and movies have always been an important part of both films and music. They set a mood, define a character, and in the case of the artist, showcase a song in front of potentially millions of people.

Websites like TuneFind.com make it easy to search for what you just heard on a show, and MTV routinely lists the artist and song title at the bottom of the screen and points people to a website where they can see full playlists from various shows. Once you know the who and the what, however, what does the song placement really do for the artist?

I spoke with eight musicians whose work has been heard on major TV shows to glean as much information as possible regarding what happens after an episode that features one of their songs airs.

Read the full column at SonicBids.com.

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