Access Film Music
2018 VIP Festival Samplers
If you're seeking opportunities to get your music in movies, television programs, commercials, and videogames, Access Film Music VIP Festival Samplers are an effective and proven path to put your music in the ears of filmmakers, directors, producers, music supervisors and others working in the realm of visual media.
We are currently inviting submissions for our upcoming VIP Film Festival Music Sampler Compilations.
Each Access Film Music VIP Festival Sampler will feature a curated collection of "Vocal" recordings in a variety of styles and genres, as well as "Instrumental" selections featuring film and television music, symphonic works, jazz, acoustic, ambient, and other non-vocal oriented music. Artists invited to participate are qualified to reserve both "Vocal" and "Instrumental" tracks on Access VIP Flash Drive Samplers. Space is very limited. In previous years, every Film Festival Sampler has sold-out, and we expect the same for our 2018 VIP Festival Sampler releases.
If you'd like to be considered for our Access Film Music VIP Festival Samplers, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing links to your recordings. The link can lead to your website, an EPK on Sonicbids or ReverbNation, SoundCloud -- anywhere we can hear your music. If you want us to listen to a particular track or tracks, please include the song titles or direct links in your email.
For our samplers, we're only looking for broadcast quality master recordings, not demos or live recordings. If we extend an invitation to include your music on one or more of our VIP Film Festival Samplers, you will receive detailed instructions on submitting a master audio file at that time.
There is a fee to include tracks on Access Film Music VIP Festival Samplers, but there is no fee to submit your music for consideration, so send us an email today. Pricing and additional details appear below.
If you have questions about our
VIP Film Festival Samplers, please email or give us a call
at +1 707-7ACCESS (707-722-2377).
To see additional artists who have had their music featured on Access Festival Samplers, visit our Samplers page.
2018 Film Festival Samplers
100 Access VIP Festival Samplers will be distributed at the 13th Annual ÉCU, the European Independent Film Festival in Paris, France - May 4 - 6, 2018.
600 VIP Festival Samplers will be distributed in the gift bags given to filmmakers and journalists at the Seattle International Film Festival -- the largest filim festival in North America -- May 17 - June 10, 2018. We're very excited about this new opportunity!
500 VIP Festival Samplers will be distributed to filmmakers, journalists and members of the visual media industries (film, TV, videogames, advertising) for the 16th Annual Access Film Music Showcase @ Film Festival Week in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah USA: January 16 - 27, 2019.
Access VIP Festival Samplers will also be distributed directly to film producers, directors, music supervisors and other key members of the visual media industry (film / TV / videogames / advertising / new media) through our extensive global network of industry contacts and through additional partnered film festival "VIP Gift Bag" programs.
Visit our FILM FESTIVAL SAMPLERS page to see track listings and information about previous sampler releases.
ÉCU, the European Independent Film Festival
May 4 - 6, 2018
NEW OPPORTUNITY! Filmmaker gift bags at
Seattle International Film Festival
May 17 - June 10, 2018
Seattle, Washington USA
Access Film Music
January 16 - 27, 2019
Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah USA
1,200 VIP Flash Drive Samplers
Cost is $145 for up to 3 tracks
+$25 per additional track
Artists who reserve tracks on Access VIP Film Festival Samplers will be given priority consideration and scheduling for Access Film Music Showcase performance opportunities.
Submit your music for the 2018 Access VIP Festival Sampler
If you'd like to be considered for the 2018 Access VIP Festival Samplers, send an email to email@example.com containing links to your recordings. The link can lead to your website, an EPK on Sonicbids or ReverbNation, SoundCloud -- anywhere we can hear your music. If you want us to listen to a particular track or tracks, please include the song titles or direct links in your email.
You can also submit your music for consideration by mail. Please send CDs or flash drives with your music to:
Access Film Music
ATTN: Festival Samplers
700 E. Park Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048 USA
When submitting materials to our postal address, please also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know to expect their delivery. Be sure to include a note letting us know which tracks to listen to. Due to the volume of submissions, it's not possible for us to listen to every song we receive. Please direct us to your strongest tracks!
If you're invited to participate, you will receive information about track reservation and payment deadlines. Once
we have confirmed your track selections, you will receive additional information about submitting your master
audio files and meta-data. We will need full-resolution 44.1
kHz, 16-bit WAV or AIFF files, which can be sent via FTP or a service like Google Drive, DropBox, WeTransfer.com, or Hightail.com, or we
can extract the audio from a
physical copy of your
CD. More detailed information about sending your payment and master audio files will be included in your invitation letter, should you receive one.
for inclusion on Access Film Music VIP Festival Samplers:
Additional terms and conditions apply, but here are two essential
requirements for including your music on our VIP Film Festival Samplers:
You must own 100% of the composition, and grant Access Film Music
a limited non-exclusive “no royalty” promotional license, or have the
song publisher(s) and / or co-writer(s) submit license waivers giving
you permission to include the song on our samplers.
You must own 100% of the master recording to be included on the sampler
and sign our limited non-exclusive “no royalty” promotional license, or
have the individual or entity that owns the master recording do so on
You can download a PDF copy of our VIP Film Festival Sampler Agreement by clicking here. This PDF document contains the full requirements, terms and conditions for inclusion on Access Film Music VIP Festival Samplers.
Why include your music on Access VIP Festival Samplers?
Since releasing our first Film Festival Samplers over ten years ago, we
have helped artists license their music to cutting edge independent
filmmakers as well as major studio projects. Released and promoted at
major film festivals like Slamdance and Sundance in Park City, Utah, ÉCU, the European Independent Film Festival in Paris, France, and other partnered film festivals, in addition to direct personal distribution to directors,
producers, music supervisors, music editors and other film industry
personnel, our highly regarded VIP Film Festival Music Samplers give your
music an opportunity to be heard by key decision makers that select and
license music for film, television and other visual media.
The music on our samplers is in some GREAT company! Some of the
exceptional artists that have been featured on our recent VIP Film Festival
Music Samplers include:
- Legendary recording artist and producer of U2, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel and many more
- Internationally renowned Grammy-winning singer / songwriter
- Heineken TV commercial broadcast globally for 2015 Rugby World Cup
A.J. Croce with Allen Toussaint
- “The Time Is Up”
- “Cadillac Records”
- “Soccer Mom”
- Budweiser TV commercial aired during 2008 Beijing Olympics
- “Friends With Money”
- “The Gymnast”
- multiple Disney and Pixar productions
- The Sims, Sim City
- Schoolhouse Rock
Melvin Lee Davis
- Music Director for Chaka Khan
- Internationally acclaimed bassplayer and jazz composer
- Award winning jazz guitarist and composer
- “Oprah” TV show
- multiple film and TV credits
- “The Roommate”
- “From the Fifty Yard Line”
- “Wednesday’s Child”
Our VIP Film
Festival Samplers will be made available at all Access Film Music
events. In addition to distribution through Access Film Music's direct
personal network of filmmakers, directors, producers and music
supervisors, our participation in the Park City Television festival gift bag program has extended our reach to award-winning filmmakers and journalists.
In previous years, our Film
Festival Samplers were distributed to Sundance and Slamdance prize-winning filmmakers and celebrities like Spike Lee, Robert Townsend,
Jeff Daniels, Kevin Bacon, Paul Giamatti, Benjamin Bratt, Kevin Spacey,
Jason Ritter, Josh Radnor ("How I Met Your Mother"), Oliver Platt,
Bobcat Goldthwait, David Hyde Pierce, Shawn Doyle ("Big Love"),
Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black ("Milk"), Michael Penn, Ray Manzarek
and Robby Krieger from The Doors, and hundreds of filmmakers and video producers.
Space is very limited, and not everyone will be offered an opportunity
to have their music included on our VIP Film Festival Samplers. Our strict
screening process ensures that only exceptional tracks will be included.
We seek only the best, most
interesting and engaging music for our samplers, which maintains our
hard-earned credibility with filmmakers, music supervisors and
producers. We strive to produce sampler compilations that contain only
music exhibiting the highest creative, artistic and production standards.
We also offer opportunities to perform live at our Film Festival
Showcase events. If you’re interested in performing at one of our
upcoming events, please visit: AccessFilmMusic.net/opportunity
Questions? Call us at +1
707-722-2377 (+1 707-7ACCESS) or email email@example.com