Sometimes I give a little behind-the-scenes of entertainment jobs, the ones you might not know much about. Ben Hochstein is a music supervisor, easily one of the coolest jobs in the industry. Every television show or movie you watch has some sort of music supervisor. Music sets the whole tone of a scene and of the overall project. Ben has worked with The Gorilla for several years now, so I asked him a few questions about what it's like to be a music supervisor in Hollywood.
Tell me exactly what it is a music supervisor does?
We are responsible for the musical vision of a film, TV show, video game, commercial, webisode, etc. We work with composers, editors, directors and producers to identify the right songs and score. Then it is the music sups responsibility to procure the licenses and other legal requirements. This job is 50% creative, 50% paperwork.