How To place your music in Films and TV

How To place your music in Films and TV

Daniel Jones speaking at a PRS for Music Panel
Above: Previous 'How To' panel in Manchester

Have you ever wanted to write for a TV show or create music for advertising? Leading performing rights organisation PRS for Music is bringing experts from the world of music sync to Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedict’s Street, for a special free event taking place on Tuesday 26 February that offers local music creators the chance to learn more about the world of ‘sync’ and everything they need to know to prepare, pitch and place songs in TV shows, advertising campaigns and films.

As part of a special panel, experienced speakers from across the industry, including Suzanne Carey (Universal Music Publishing) and Michael Sweeney (Musicians’ Union), will divulge everything attendees have ever wanted to know about getting their music used on both the big and small screen.

Also sharing their experiences will be music supervisors Dom Farley (ThinkSync Music) and Lisa James (Big Sync Music), who have worked across a whole range of media, from Dove and Radox adverts to Channel 4’s latest hit series, Pure, and the hotly-anticipated animated film How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Moderating the panel will be Adrian Cooke, Membership Relationship Manager, Arts Council England.

The evening will also offer the opportunity to network afterwards, giving attendees the chance to build new relationships, meet potential collaborators, and ask further questions.

PRS for Music, the organisation that represents the rights of more than 140,000 songwriters, composers, producers and music publishers, also nurtures the creation of music through its partnerships, songwriting camps and educational programmes.


There is something special about getting your music on the screen – whether it’s in a memorable advert or a dramatic moment in the latest hit TV series or film. This panel will discuss everything from planning your pitch to the world of music sync licensing and making sure you get paid. As a membership organisation, PRS for Music doesn’t just collect royalties on your behalf. We’re also here to highlight ways music creators can make money while developing their careers.

Stuart Belsham, PRS for Music’s Education & Outreach Manager for the East of England

About PRS for Music

Here for music since 1914, PRS for Music is a world-leading music collective management organisation representing the rights of more than 175,000 talented songwriters, composers and music publishers. Redefining the global standard for music royalties, PRS for Music ensures songwriters and composers are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. 

For 110 years it has grown and protected the rights of the music creator community, paying out royalties with more accuracy, transparency and speed. In 2023, PRS for Music paid out £943.6m in royalties and collected a record £1.08 billion in revenues.

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