Top 10 Music Sync TV Shows in 2024

Which TV shows are the most popular in terms of music synchronization? Check out the top 10 series that are currently making waves and offering the best opportunities in the world of sync licensing…

Through Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0

It wasn’t long ago that artists and songwriters weren’t even aware of the alternative source of income that came from placing their songs on TV and in movies. Now the cat’s out of the bag and pretty much everyone who can write a song is trying to get their music on a show. It’s not as easy as it seems, and there’s more competition than ever, but if you’re lucky enough to get a placement it could change your career. But which shows should you aim for? Billboard An article recently came out that determined the best TV shows to sync today, and here are the top 10 from that list.

First off, you’re probably wondering how Billboard determined something that seems so difficult to quantify. The magazine says: “Billboard has compiled its first-ever list of the most valuable shows for song sync placements – in terms of the results they generate after airing, not in terms of licensing payouts. We determined our ranking based on cultural impact, proven streaming success and dates Billboard‘s Tunefind-powered Top TV Songs chart – and perhaps most importantly, on testimonials from the people in the music publishing industry whose job it is to put their artists’ songs in shows. . .”

Here we go.

10. you – Netflix

9. The White Lotus – HBO

8. Yellow jackets – Show Time

7. Wednesday – Netflix

6. The summer I became beautiful – Amazon

5. The last of us – HBO

4. The bear – Netflix

3. Yellowstone – Paramount Network

2. Stranger things – Netflix

1. Euphoria – HBO

I can honestly say I’ve never seen any of these shows, but I’m clearly in the minority. I find it interesting that they are not traditional network TV shows, which you would think would be ideally suited for syncs, but network shows no longer have a cultural cache and that was a big part of the reason why the shows for the list were chosen.

It’s also interesting how Netflix and HBO shows dominated the list, which makes sense since the two networks likely have greater market penetration than the other.

The good news is that there are more options for sync than ever before, even with the continued cuts in TV show production. The other good news is that there are better educational resources available for learning how that world works. The bad news is that there is also more competition than ever before, but that is the music world we live in today.

Bobby Owsinski is a producer/engineer, author, blogger, podcaster and coach. He has written 24 books on music production, music, the music business, music AI and social media.

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