Here’s a tip I think you will enjoy if you’re a trailer music writer, or want to start writing trailer music for trailers and TV-spots, but want to know how to increase your chances of getting a placement.
Usually the publisher you are producing music for will provide you with their own, specific briefing based on their current needs. But there is something you should do to increase your chances of getting your music into trailers and TV spots.
Before starting the production of your new track for the publisher, I would warmly recommend to do the following:
Get an overview on which upcoming movies are scheduled to be released within the time frame of one to two years!
At the end of the day you are writing music for potential advertising campaigns for these upcoming movies, so it might be smart to invest a little bit of time to get an insight into what their stories might actually be about and what their style is.
Here is a link to the website that I am using for my own research of upcoming movies.
Make sure to not only analyze earlier trailers and TV-spots but also the original soundtrack of that movie in case it’s a sequel.