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

January 17, 2022 in Podcast

03 – Trailer Music Supervision for The Crown with Award Winning Emma Middleton

In this episode of The Sync Music Matters Podcast I’m talking to Music Supervisor and Consultant Emma Middleton. Emma is a film trailer specialist and was voted “Music Supervisor of…
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January 10, 2022 in Podcast

02 – Immersive Music and Sound Design for BAFTA Winning Games with Todd Baker

In this episode I’m talking to Composer and Sound Designer Todd Baker. When we think of music and visuals we generally think of TV and Film but audio plays a…
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January 5, 2022 in Podcast

01 – Writing Music with Personality with Oscar Winning Stephen Warbeck

In this episode of The Sync Music Matters Podcast I'm talking to Oscar winning Stephen Warbeck who is one of the UK’s most successful TV and Film composers. Stephen also…
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January 4, 2022 in Podcast

Introducing: The Sync Music Matters Podcast with Jim Hustwit

Welcome to Sync Music Matters, a podcast that explores the beautiful relationship between music and the moving image.  My name is Jim Hustwit and I’m your host on this journey…
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