Thursday, December 27, 2018

John Malveaux: "Morgan Rhodes is an expert" music supervisor

Morgan Rhodes

John Malveaux of 

Morgan Rhodes shares insight How to be a music supervisor?

How To Be A Music Supervisor

by Janet Nguyen

December 26, 2018

An iconic TV or movie moment is often more than great acting or direction: the right music at just the right moment can heighten emotions, reveal what the dialogue doesn't, and push the story forward. 

But while the actors who performed the scene and the musicians who played the song might get all the glory, there was someone who dug through the record crates to find the perfect song for that moment. They’re called music supervisors, and Morgan Rhodes is an expert at it. Her job not only includes sourcing the songs for a given work, but securing the rights to use them.

She’s chosen music for the critically acclaimed 2014 film “Selma,” the indie movie “Middle of Nowhere,” Netflix’s “Dear White People,” and the OWN TV show “Queen Sugar.”

Rhodes' career began when director Ava DuVernay heard an audition of hers for a radio show. DuVernay then asked if she’d be interested in music supervising “Middle of Nowhere,” which eventually made it to the Sundance Film Festival.

“That moment sitting in Sundance, watching that film with people and having them react to the music, was the moment I thought: maybe I could do this,” Rhodes said. “I don't want to have to tell my mother that I went to college for nothing."

No comments: