Responding to Music Supervisors
When a music supervisor/director sends out a request for music, that means they are ready to license for their film project. This also means that they are looking for specific music, which they will describe in detail and may even give you famous band examples to give you an even better idea of what they need.
SO, if you get a request like this…make sure you:
1) READ the request carefully.
2) FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. Send music only if it actually fits their specific criteria.
3) FOLLOW DIRECTIONS, AGAIN. If your music does fit the criteria, make sure you understand how it is supposed to be sent. Each music supervisor/director has their favorite way to receive music…some like streaming links, some like third party file services and some still like hard copies. Do what they want…don’t email an mp3 unless that’s what they’ve asked for.
Remember, if you send only stuff they actually need/can use, they’ll be more likely to send requests to you in the future because they know you won’t waste their time.