Buried in the pie chart above is an additional figure … Music - total spend Β£25,507 (yes - pounds - this was an English movie) … but that means just 3% of the total budget was given over to the music - whatever it was, musicians, producer, music supervisor …. that is not a lot. When you spend 100 million on a movie, 3% still leaves you with Β 3 million to find some decent music to play.Β But as costs for movies continue to fall, the eternal dilemma of paying the artist emerges. If you only have Β $40,000 dollars - some of which will include the admin and management - which will get paid first - the pie declines close to zero. ThatΒ is why I get excited by sites like Music Supervisor DOT comΒ - who’s goal in life is to bridge the ever widening gap in properly resourcing films in the future and connecting movie makers and the music supervisors with great untapped music resources.

[ Source : American Film Market The Full Costs and Income of a Β£1million Indie Film ]

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