In the latest move in its efforts to expand its membership, the Television Academy has now opened up the music peer group to include music supervisors.
“Extending membership to music supervisors is part of our ongoing mission to have the Academy fully engaged with the varied and diverse creative professionals contributing to today’s vibrant television landscape,” said TV Academy chairman Bruce Rosenblum.
Music supervisors must apply for membership at TelevisionAcademy.com/join by June 12 in order to be eligible to vote in both rounds of the 2015 Emmy Awards.
“Music supervisors have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to television storytelling,” said Michael Levine, senior governor of the music peer group. “We are delighted to be adding their voices to our membership.”
To be eligible for membership, music supervisors must have worked on a minimum of 30 episodes (or 15 hours program length), produced or distributed for national exhibition. They must have collaborated with the showrunner and/or the primary creative team to help select and implement the music vision, tone and style for each episode or program. Their creative contributions must include the selection of pre-existing songs for narrative use; and if called for by the script, supervising on-camera music performances and providing input with respect to newly created songs and recordings.