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How do you find tv shows/media that use your genre?

Post by guitargurumike » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:02 am

Hello Friends!

I've been researching TV shows and the types of music they use. I figured a good way to start would be the #1 show (which is Game Of Thrones BTW), and go down the ratings from there.

The problem is, I'm 20 deep and none of them use the type of music I make--my GENRE (EDM and all its sub genres).

Does anyone out there have a more directed approach to finding shows that use specific genres? I'm a little lost here and overwhelmed by the thought of researching 100,000 shows that may or may not use EDM.

Also, the question could apply to other media--film, video games, internet--feel free to address those things too.

Thank you in advance for your time,
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Re: How do you find tv shows/media that use your genre?

Post by Kolstad » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:44 am

I use TuneFind
Say if you want to find out if The Prodigy (EDM artist) have been used in something, you search for them, and get results:

http://www.tunefind.com/artist/the-prodigy

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Re: How do you find tv shows/media that use your genre?

Post by guitargurumike » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:41 pm

That's an excellent solution, thanks! Searching similar artists...
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Re: How do you find tv shows/media that use your genre?

Post by hummingbird » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:52 pm

Just thinking from the other point of view... look for listings that are opps for your type of music, they will often say "like the music on such-and-such-a-show" which will help you zero in on what to watch/listen to

and, think about how you can lean EDM into other genres, like news, corporate, documentary, space exploration, commercials, check those listings and a la's and shows/artists to see if you can expand your style into additional commercial genres.

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Re: How do you find tv shows/media that use your genre?

Post by Russell Landwehr » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:35 pm

Hoy Cow, Michael.

I've never listened to your music... But then your post said EDM... so I checked it out.

WTH(F)! "GUITARgurumike"?? REALLY?

A little bit of false advertising there doncha think? :P

Great stuff on soundcloud, bro. Serious skllz for a "guitarguru"

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Re: How do you find tv shows/media that use your genre?

Post by guitargurumike » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:18 pm

Aw shucks you're too kind Russell, means a lot coming from you. :)

The guitargurumike thing is a hangover from my guitar teaching days.

Long ago, I earned a BA in classical & jazz guitar from the University of North Texas ('94).

Ancient history,
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Re: How do you find tv shows/media that use your genre?

Post by Len911 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:32 am

Michael, sounds like an interesting story. A degree in classical and jazz guitar to edm, and from the gist of this post, doesn't seem necessarily as opportunistic? Curious nonetheless.
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Post by songmaster » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:45 am

I second the motion for " Tunefind ". It is simply great !

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Re: How do you find tv shows/media that use your genre?

Post by guitargurumike » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:33 am

Thanks Hummingbird, great advice! Let's just say my tension, drama, and comedy cues are all heavily electronica influenced, but it does seem to work.


Thanks,
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Re: How do you find tv shows/media that use your genre?

Post by Paulie » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:14 pm

Mike, when were you at North Texas? I was there from 84-88 (alto sax) with Pete McCann, Rick Peckham, Steve Shrog, Terry Hankins, Scott Sokolov and a large cast of characters. Did you study with Jack?
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