Score is an important tool in the director's arsenal, but Boombox Serenade takes the position that the most memorable film-music moments belong largely to music that's had a life and a context outside of cinema. This blog is dedicated to those moments and the music that make them possible.
Boombox Serenade is also dedicated to helping filmmakers understand the practical ins-and-outs of creating great soundtracks on any size budget. In February of 2008, the blog made its music licensing guide, How to License Music: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide, available as a free download.
About the Author: Shannon Coulter once heard a producer say that "if music licensing were surgery it'd be brain surgery," and promptly came up with a workshop based on the premise that music licensing is actually a good deal easier than brain surgery. She's conducted this workshop at South by Southwest, the LATV Fest, and the Future of Music Summit. She writes this blog and was an occasional contributor to Remix, Performer, and the London quarterly, Comes With a Smile. She's done a smattering of A&R and other stuff for small record labels as well as music supervision/consulting on a few films.