Sync Music Matters Podcast

Welcome to Sync Music Matters, a podcast that explores the beautiful relationship between music and the moving image.

On The Sync Music Matters Podcast I chew the fat with industry professionals who, on a daily basis, work with music and visuals.

Now you might immediately assume I’m talking about composers but I’m also talking about the editors, the music supervisors, the directors and anyone else who’s involved with the synchronous process of pairing audio and visuals. 

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Who is the Sync Music Matters Podcast for?

This podcast is for anyone who would like to pull back the curtain and take a look behind the scenes of what it takes to compose music for an BAFTA-winning game, place music in an Emmy-winning series or edit an Oscar-winning movie. 

I’ll have my guests regale us with tales from the front line, provide practical tips and advice on navigating the industry and uncover the music and film that has helped shape them. 

I’m about understanding the people and understanding the process.

Musical Musings - Insights from the Music Industry - Music Producer Jim Hustwit
Music Producer Jim Hustwit
Sync Music Matters Host

Who is Jim Hustwit?

As a composer and music producer I have a very close relationship with music. And given that 99% of the music I create is for use in TV or film I have a close relationship with the moving image. 

That and the fact that from a young age I was seduced by the magic of the movies. As an 8 year old I pretty much wore out an old VHS recording of Star Wars that I recorded off the television one Christmas.

But what I perhaps didn’t realise at the time, is that the music of John Williams played a critical role in my love for this film. There is powerful emotional synergy when the right music is paired with the right visual.

Since quitting my handsomely paid marketing role to pursue music full time I’ve written music for TV and Film for Universal, EMI, BMG, WestOne and Ninjatune.

I’ve been commissioned to write music for TV series for the BBC, Sky 1 and Channel 4 and have been musical director for shows at The National Theatre and in the West End.

This podcast is an exploration of the TV & Film music industry and the people that I find so fascinating. And as I start to better understand myself, hopefully I can then better understand others.

Recent Sync Music Matters Episodes

May 16, 2022 in Podcast

09 – The Importance of Creative Compatibility with Emmy Nominated Editor Paulo Pandolpho

In this episode of Sync Music Matters, Paulo Pandolpho talks about his journey from making films with his dad’s VHS camcorder in Brazil to becoming an Emmy nominated editor on…
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May 9, 2022 in Podcast

Musical Musing 02 – Composing Trailer Music with Rolf Krueger 

In this episode of Sync Music Matters I’m talking about composing trailer music with Rolf Krueger.  So the format of this episode is different than usual. It’s somewhere between an…
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April 25, 2022 in Podcast

08 – Scoring Netflix’ 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible using Music and Foley with Nainita Desai

In today's episode of Sync Music Matters I'm talking to TV, Film and General Media composer Nainita Desai Nainita Desai Media Composer who you might be most familiar with for…
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April 11, 2022 in Podcast

07 – Improvisation and Flow State with TV and Film Composer Danny Mulhern

In today’s episode of Sync Music Matters I’m talking to TV & Film composer and solo artist Danny Mulhern. Danny is a very philosophical guy and we go pretty deep…
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March 28, 2022 in Podcast

Musical Musing 01 – Finding Your Unique Creative Voice

During the course of my podcast interviews, I keep coming across the notion that composers have a “unique voice”. Indeed this is true of any artist  In episode one Stephen…
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