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Tunefind is where fans discover the music they've heard on TV shows and movies.

Tunefind is the top destination for fans, music licensors, artists, and labels interested in sync and soundtracks. Tunefind has created music listings for over 900 TV shows (47K episodes) and another 1000+ movies since its ...

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  • 07/13/201707/13/2017

Tunefind Acquires Heard on TV, Hits 3 Million Unique Users per Month

Tunefind, the go-to destination for TV and film music discovery, has acquired France-based Heard on TV, another TV music site. Heard on TV’s content will now redirect to Tunefind.

“Heard on TV has a similar mentality to Tunefind, in that it was also started by a TV music fan, for fans as a passion project,” explains Tunefind’s Amanda Byers. “We’re excited to welcome the Heard on TV community to the Tunefind fold.”

This acquisition is part of an...

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  • Forbes, Feature story, 04/12/2017, This Website Will Help You Identify That Awesome Song That Played In Your Favorite TV Show Text
  • Billboard, Article, 04/18/2017, THR's Top TV Songs Chart for March (Powered by TuneFind and Shazam) Text
  • The Wall Street Journal, Mention, 06/22/2017, And the Emmy Goes to... Music Supervisors Text
  • Music Connection, Article, 07/01/2017, Tunefind Links to Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Text | Attachment
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07/13/2017, Tunefind Acquires Heard on TV, Hits 3 Million Unique Users per Month
07/13/201707/13/2017, Tunefind Acquires Heard on TV, Hits 3 Million Unique Users per Month
Announcement
07/13/2017
Announcement
07/13/2017
Tunefind, the go-to destination for TV and film music discovery, has acquired France-based Heard on TV, another TV music site. Heard on TV’s content will now redirect to Tunefind. MORE» More»

Tunefind, the go-to destination for TV and film music discovery, has acquired France-based Heard on TV, another TV music site. Heard on TV’s content will now redirect to Tunefind.

“Heard on TV has a similar mentality to Tunefind, in that it was also started by a TV music fan, for fans as a passion project,” explains Tunefind’s Amanda Byers. “We’re excited to welcome the Heard on TV community to the Tunefind fold.”

This acquisition is part of an international growth strategy that has helped the site reach over 3M unique visitors and 4.5 M sessions this month.

“Our growth rate is more than 60% year over year,” says Byers, “and it’s accelerating. We’ve expanded our tv show and movie coverage aggressively over the past two years and now fans know Tunefind is their one-stop resource for tv and film music.”

The growth points not just to the site’s extensive coverage - music soundtracks for over 900 tv shows and over 1000 movies are tracked on the site - but to the major shift in the way music, television, and fandom intersect. “People are looking for good music, but the traditional means are less central in people’s lives, whether we’re talking commercial broadcast radio or the local record store. Fans already have a connection to their favorite TV shows, and Tunefind’s growth stems from the surge of people interested in music they are hearing as they’re watching a show and engaging with its story and characters.”

Tunefind’s users are already invested in shows, and the music is part of what they love. These committed fans find the TV landscape is easier to navigate than a music streaming service, whose volume of content can feel overwhelming. A sea change is underway, from the coverage of soundtracks and TV music in the media, to the latest Emmy addition honoring music supervisors. 

Though this is Tunefind’s first formal business deal with a European company, the site’s traffic increasingly comes from overseas. “US traffic is 40% now, with 60% coming from outside the country,” states Byers. “That was flipped 5 years ago. With the rise of the video streaming services, we’re seeing audiences become truly global as content is redistributed around the world.”

About Tunefind

Tunefind is where fans discover the music they've heard on TV shows and movies.

Tunefind is the top destination for fans, music licensors, artists, and labels interested in sync and soundtracks. Tunefind has created music listings for over 900 TV shows (47K episodes) and another 1000+ movies since its founding in 2005. Working directly with the Music Supervisors who select the music, composers, and our community of over 3 million super-fans each month, the site compiles all the songs featured in shows and films, including unreleased tracks, original score, and other hard-to-identify music.

Tunefind is dominant in breadth of coverage, SEO, and community engagement, with 100K+ songs in 40K+ artists. It shares this data with other platforms, sites, and apps via its robust API.

Announcement
07/13/2017

07/10/2017, The API for Peak TV’s Musical Side: Tunefind Revs up its Offerings for Developers
07/10/201707/10/2017, The API for Peak TV’s Musical Side: Tunefind Revs up its Offerings for Developers
Announcement
07/10/2017
Announcement
07/10/2017
Just ask one of its millions of monthly users: Tunefind has great data. Fans’ love of TV and film music, their need to know what track played in their favorite scene has made Tunefind the go-to site for music discovery. MORE» More»

Just ask one of its millions of monthly users: Tunefind has great data. Fans’ love of TV and film music, their need to know what track played in their favorite scene has made Tunefind the go-to site for music discovery.

Now developers and third-party sites can reap the benefits thanks to Tunefind’s revved-up API. The site has created four API tiers with different development needs and stages in mind, from the very earliest versions of the next killer entertainment app, to the dedicated music, TV, or film enterprise needing accurate, robust, and real-time data.

Full plans and terms of service here.

“Tunefind started out as a labor of love, built by fans, for fans. Over the years we’ve seen growing interest in our data from enterprises,” says Amanda Byers of Tunefind. “As TV and film has become a powerful new force in music discovery, there are a variety of compelling use-cases across data, entertainment, and tech industries. From playlisting, second-screen fan engagement, artist promotion, cross-promotion and retargeting of related content, rich metadata, and more.”

Tunefind launched its first developer-friendly API in 2010 that currently powers a number of entertainment-focused apps and sites. Tunefind’s data is used by The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group to compile their monthly Top TV Songs Chart. Other apps and sites featuring Tunefind data include: TVFeed, CheckTrakt, Betaseries, Movienade, You Can Have It, MovieSom, Netzwelt, TV Shows Manager, and Trackfind. The new and improved API product directly addresses the growing demand the company has received for a more full-featured enterprise product.

The new API levels are designed with different applications in mind. The Starter level is perfect for someone just experimenting with app development. Customers who want branding control or to monetize with their own affiliate accounts can do so at the higher API levels. Customers can also add context with pithy scene descriptions, as well as 3rd-party song IDs with links to outside platforms such as iTunes. Enterprise level users gain access to real-time data - often with complete song data before a show airs - as well as real-time trending data, providing valuable insights into artists and songs that are spiking in popularity with audiences.

“With interest in peak TV and original content growing, millions of viewers find themselves hungry for details about the songs and artists they’re hearing when they watch,” explains Byers. “At the same time, music discovery is changing dramatically, with the rise of streaming and playlists. Tunefind’s data has become a powerful tool for driving deeper engagement within apps and platforms.”

About Tunefind

Tunefind is where fans discover the music they've heard on TV shows and movies.

Tunefind is the top destination for fans, music licensors, artists, and labels interested in sync and soundtracks. Tunefind has created music listings for over 900 TV shows (47K episodes) and another 1000+ movies since its founding in 2005. Working directly with the Music Supervisors who select the music, composers, and our community of over 3 million super-fans each month, the site compiles all the songs featured in shows and films, including unreleased tracks, original score, and other hard-to-identify music.

Tunefind is dominant in breadth of coverage, SEO, and community engagement, with 100K+ songs in 40K+ artists. It shares this data with other platforms, sites, and apps via its robust API.

 

 

Announcement
07/10/2017

05/30/2017, Tunefind Announces New Partnership with The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard
05/30/201705/30/2017, Tunefind Announces New Partnership with The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard
Announcement
05/30/2017
Announcement
05/30/2017
Tunefind, the most comprehensive and accurate source for tracking music syncs on TV, today announced a new partnership with The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group to lend its robust and comprehensive data to the monthly Top TV Songs Chart. MORE» More»

Leading Site for TV Music Discovery to Contribute to Monthly ‘Top TV Songs Chart’

NEW YORK – May 30, 2017 – Tunefind, the most comprehensive and accurate source for tracking music syncs on TV, today announced a new partnership with The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group to lend its robust and comprehensive data to the monthly Top TV Songs Chart.

“We've spent the past 12 years helping to connect viewers with the music they've heard on their favorite TV shows, and have seen first-hand the power of a sync to drive music sales and even launch an artist's career,” says Amanda Byers of Tunefind. “We're excited to partner with The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard to bring our expertise to showcase the most popular songs heard on TV.”

“TV has become an important source of music discovery, often helping artists get mainstream recognition and exposure,” says Silvio Pietroluongo, THR & Billboard’s Vice President of Charts & Data Development. “The Top TV Songs shines a light on those acts whose repertoire continues to make a connection and we are thrilled to be able to utilize Tunefind’s data to help present an authoritative monthly ranking of the songs featured in television programs.”

On the most recent Top TV Songs for April, Lord Huron led the list with “The Night We Met,” featured in Netflix’s new hit series 13 Reasons Why, and is joined within the top five of the chart by a plethora of tracks from the series, including songs from Selena Gomez, Vance Joy and Sir Sly. The ranking is based on song and TV show data provided by Tunefind and compiled using a formula blending respective Shazam tags, as well as sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music.

“The Music Supervisors who source and license the songs featured on TV do a phenomenal job of finding music that really enhances the storytelling, and that resonates with viewers,” says Byers. “We’re excited to partner with THR & Billboard to highlight those powerful music moments and the artists who help make them happen.”

The Top TV Songs Chart is published monthly on both hollywoodreporter.com and billboard.com.

 

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About Billboard

Billboard is the world's largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry's most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 15.4 million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and created 86.9M cross-platform video views in Jan. 2017. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj, Future, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Migos, Justin Bieber, and an open letter to Congress signed by 180+ of the music industry’s biggest stars and executives. In December 2016, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Madonna as Woman of the Year, was presented to a mass audience via Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner.

In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired SpinMedia’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. Combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 45 million unique visitors and one in every three U.S. millennials.

 

About The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in- depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news. THR won a 2016 Webby Award for best online film and video in the entertainment category and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2015 and 2016 in addition to a 2015 and 2016 ASME National Magazine Award nomination for Magazine of the Year and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination for its Studio Chiefs Roundtable. Additionally, the brand took home 10 SoCal journalism awards in 2015 and seven in 2016, including Entertainment Journalist of the Year. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter staff won Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall StreetThe Hollywood Reporter and SundanceTV partner to co- produce and broadcast “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter,” an original non-fiction series featuring panels with potential Emmy and Oscar nominees. In June 2016, The Hollywood Reporter launched a new feature, the THR 100, ranking the 100 most powerful people in Hollywood. THR's platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, a huge social media footprint, and glittery year-round events. 

 

About Tunefind

Love that song you just heard on your favorite TV show? Got to have it? Lucky for you, there’s TuneFind.

The leading site to find music that’s been featured in TV shows and movies, TuneFind has music listings for over 850 TV shows and another 850+ movies. Working directly with

the Music Supervisors who select the music, composers, and our community of over 2 million super-fans each month, TuneFind compiles all the songs featured, including unreleased tracks, original score, and other hard-to-identify music. With over 10 years in the business, TuneFind is the top destination for fans, music licensors, artists, and labels interested in sync and soundtracks.

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Announcement
05/30/2017

01/04/2017, TuneFind: Where Fans Find the Music They Hear on Screen
01/04/201701/04/2017, TuneFind: Where Fans Find the Music They Hear on Screen
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01/04/2017
Announcement
01/04/2017
It all started with two particular episodes of Scrubs and The West Wing. TuneFind mastermind Matt Garlinghouse was watching the shows at home and fell hard for some of the music he heard. “Both featured a song, and I didn’t know either of them,” he recalls. He did what anyone would: he searched online. MORE» More»

It all started with two particular episodes of Scrubs and The West Wing. TuneFind mastermind Matt Garlinghouse was watching the shows at home and fell hard for some of the music he heard. “Both featured a song, and I didn’t know either of them,” he recalls. He did what anyone would: he searched online. “You expect the internet to have all the answers. I couldn’t find them.”

That inspired him to build TuneFind, the online world’s go-to destination for accurate, comprehensive information on what you hear on your favorite shows and in your favorite movies. Now with more than 2.2 million unique visitors monthly, the site has become a hub for fans of 780+ shows and another 780+ films. It’s also become increasingly popular with music supervisors eager to spread the word about emerging artists and new tracks they’ve discovered.

“From the beginning we decided to build a comprehensive site about music on TV,” says Garlinghouse. To do this, he knew he needed to gather information as widely as possible, not rely on a small handful of editors. But he also needed good and reliable information. He and his team of friends and active contributors came up with a system that helps users vet and boost accurate information.

TuneFind draws on crowdsourced and -rated data, as well as ingesting tv and movie metadata from other online databases and connecting song info to iTunes and other music services. Over its ten years, it has gained an active, knowledgeable following of dedicated super-users, as well as a strong relationship with supervisors, who often happily send the site info about a show’s soundtrack right as it airs.

“There were mostly fan sites at the beginning, so some specific shows had sites dedicated to that show. They had music only for that show, if they even bothered to include it,” explains Garlinghouse. “It seemed to me there needed to be a resource for all of those.  When you have all the songs, you can cross-reference. You can figure out what other shows have used that particular song.”

Yet the site does more than collate and corroborate data. It’s become a lively forum for TV- and film-loving music fans. “TuneFind has Q&A forums on every episode and movie page,” explains Amanda Byers, TuneFind’s managing director, one of Garlinghouse’s longtime collaborators on the site. “There is a ton of activity there, and we were the first site to have that capability focused on the music. It drove a lot of interest and usage of the site.”

Users will do more than converse or sort out a difference in data. They’ll coordinate reaching out to a production company or artist to find out what track they heard, or they’ll start a Twitter campaign to encourage a band to release a track that was featured in a show or movie, but not yet available to purchase or stream.

Thanks to this lively user base, the site eventually grew from a weekend passion project, a hobby worked on over brunch, to a major commercial undertaking. (The site’s business is built on advertising and affiliate sales.) Once TuneFind hit the million-user-per-month mark a couple of years ago, the site really took off. “Success has begotten success,” says Garlinghouse. “TuneFind’s community now has enough users to get the data quickly, which in turn gets you more users.”

This has led to great information about cult shows with smaller followings, as well as international expansion. “We now have international coverage for shows that are airing in Canada or UK but not in the US,” notes Byers. “Our userbase has grown enough to verify the data for a small-audience show, like some of the international closed captioned shows aired on Netflix.” Users also spend a notable amount of time on the site, clocking an average of 2:30 minutes’ interaction over 3 million monthly sessions.

This intense interest in finding, documenting, and correcting information about songs heard on screen has grown naturally, as television soundtracks have increasingly turned to pre-recorded tracks and more sophisticated approaches to storytelling. Their use of music has shaped shows’ more nuanced, complex storytelling, and vice versa.

The site also a boon for musicians, who often interact with fans on TuneFind. The site features artist pages, so users can find other tracks (and other placements) by the same artist. This is vital in an era when sync placements are leading drivers of music discovery. Long-form narrative shows and films have proven to be potent ways to find music that suits a listener’s personal tastes.

“People are experiencing a lot of new ways to find the next cool song they are excited about,” reflects Byers. “TuneFind is one of those ways. If you’re already hooked on a show and its characters and its vibe, that’s an amazing platform to launch from. You’ve got these fans who want to be exposed to new music, and your music aligns with their tastes.”

About TuneFind

Love that song you just heard on your favorite TV show? Need to have it? Lucky for you, there’s TuneFind.

The leading site to find music that’s been featured in TV shows and movies, TuneFind has music listings for over 780 TV shows and another 780+ movies. Working directly with the Music Supervisors who select the music, composers, and our community of over 2 million super-fans each month, TuneFind compiles all the songs featured, including unreleased tracks, original score, and other hard-to-identify music. With over 10 years in the business, TuneFind is the top destination for fans, music licensors, artists, and labels interested in sync and soundtracks.

Announcement
01/04/2017

12/15/2016, TuneFind, the Music Destination for TV and Film, Reveals 2016’s Top Ten Hottest New Shows for Music Discovery
12/15/201612/15/2016, TuneFind, the Music Destination for TV and Film, Reveals 2016’s Top Ten Hottest New Shows for Music Discovery
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12/15/2016
Announcement
12/15/2016
Some shows just sound better. That’s what millions of TV viewers are discovering, and they find out why by coming to TuneFind, the top destination for music featured on TV and in film. MORE» More»

Some shows just sound better. That’s what millions of TV viewers are discovering, and they find out why by coming to TuneFind, the top destination for music featured on TV and in film. The site has collected the top, most-sought new shows on its platform, which brings together input from music supervisors and music fans to create the most extensive and accurate collection of TV- and film-music data online.

“Shows gain a following for a whole range of reasons, but we often notice that the combination of great storytelling and powerful music really drive fan engagement in television,” notes Amanda Byers of TuneFind.

Some of these shows are also in more general charts of the most-watched new shows of the year (Westworld), and some have more of a cult following (Containment, Flaked). But they all have music that hit viewers hard--and sent them scrambling to search for that song, that artist.

“TV and video are important engines of music discovery,” Byers says. And many of the artists featured on musically vibrant shows become new favorites among TV fans.
 

Rank

Show

Top Song

Artist

Music Supervisor

1

Lucifer

Being Evil Has A Price

Heavy Young Heathens

Alex Patsavas

2

Marvel's Luke Cage

Long Live the Chief

Jidenna

Gabe Hilfer, Season Kent

3

Stranger Things

Heroes

Peter Gabriel

Nora Felder

4

Shadowhunters

This Is the Hunt

Ruelle

Lindsay Wolfington

5

Westworld

Paint It Black

Ramin Djawadi

Evyen Klean, Jennifer Reeve

6

The Ranch

Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

Shooter Jennings & Lukas Nelson

Frankie Pine, Mandi Collier

7

Containment

Battlefield

Svrcina

Chris Mollere

8

Flaked

Rose Petals

S. Carey

Chris Douridas, Chris Muckley

9

Preacher

No Rain

Dave Lichens

Manish Raval, Jonathan Leahy

10

This Is Us

Blues Run the Game

Jackson C. Frank

Jennifer Pyken


Find out more about TuneFind and your favorite shows’ best music at tunefind.com.

Announcement
12/15/2016