Music and movies have shared a symbiotic partnership for a very long time. If you think back to the days of silent movies, music was the only thing that created the ambience in cinema. Since then music in the movies has evolved a great deal. From music score that underlines a particular mood to popular music tracks, movies rely a great deal on music.
There are a few ways in which you can get your music onto a movie soundtrack. The easiest way is to become a successful international singer or band with several multi-platinum albums that have mass appeal. In this case, the offers will come your way and you just have to sit back and choose which ones to take. Obviously this is easier said than done.
Another route you can take is hard lobbying. This means seeking out directors or producers and getting them listen to your music. Don’t do this blindly as you are likely to waste your time. Do some research and find out what movies are being made right now. Then create a list of those that you think will work with your music. Now you can go ahead and try canvassing the decision makers.
It is also good to get to know music supervisors. These are the middlemen who connect the artist with the movie people. It is their job to keep track of the who’s who in the music world and which track will be the best suited to a particular scene in the movie. Their recommendations count for a lot and they have been responsible for the rise of some great artists. This is probably the best way to break into the movie-music scene.