Music For Film and TV – Online Master Class

Donna Caldwell

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 2:00 PM CST – 3:30 PM CST

Donna will be live online but you can also just listen to the class by phone!

Part 1 –  “Tailoring your Songs for Film and TV Placement”

  • The role of music in film and TV
  • The range of songs and styles that get cut
  • What characteristics make a song well-suited for film or television
  • Why it is critical to focus on your strengths

Part 2 – “The ABC’s of Licensing Your Music in TV & Film”        

  • Song submission guidelines
  • Legal guidelines specific to music licensing
  • Mistakes to avoid when submitting your song to music supervisors
  • Important industry resources

Music licensing has become a valuable source for both income, and exposure.  Independent artists and labels can earn money and even jumpstart careers with featured music placements in commercials, films and TV.

In this interactive master class, Donna teaches you about the music selection process, discusses the range of songs and styles that get cut, and teaches you specifically how you can increase your chances of getting that ever elusive placement!

T4 Entertainment logo transAbout Donna Caldwell:

Donna has over twenty-five years of industry experience working in music supervision and licensing, event production, public relations, music and magazine publishing, label management, artist development and television production. A partial list of her credentials includes:

  • Paramount Pictures – Music Supervisor (15 years)
  • Co-founder and President of Top 4M Entertainment which owns and operates 3 IPTV/OTT channels
  • Co-founder and VP of Programming at Pinstripe Entertainment
  • Women In Film & Television – Nashville (Board member)
  • Ash Street Music – VP of TV and Film
  • Hot Spot Nashville – an entertainment magazine series (Producer)


  • Nashville International Black Film Festival
  • Tennessee International Songwriter’s Association
  • Nashville State College
  • Indie Connect
  • Tunesmith Seminars

Cost: $20.00

You will be sent the login details after you have registered.

Date(s) - Wednesday, June 1, 2016
2:00 PM CDT - 3:30 PM CDT

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Via Webinar or Conference Call


About The Author

Vinny Ribas

Vinny Ribas is the founder and CEO of Indie Connect, an artist management, consulting and training company. The company also hosts networking and educational events and has published an app that connects people to the Nashville Music Industry. During his 40+ year career, Vinny has been a full time musician, artist manager, booking agent, songwriter, studio owner, producer and the Entertainment Director for the NV State Fair. He has also coached over 1000 artists and songwriters. He is a sought after speaker and has authored over 400 music industry articles. Vinny is also the CEO of Top 4M Entertainment, an independent film and television production company.