Biggest contribution to KMF: The desire to pay it forward, introduce "unknown" artists to the world and offer his assistance in any way that he can. "I've been blessed with the opportunity to work in the 'major league' of the music business," Frank said. "I'm willing to take a chance for someone else's dreams the way that someone once took a chance for mine."
Recent projects: Acting music supervisor on the following:
- Hemlock Grove (dark, unique and aggressive music)
- Graceland (old R&B and blues rock influenced)
- About a Boy (lively, upbeat, fun, and youthful without being "kiddie.")
Frank Palazzolo came to us last year via Liza Richardson, music supervisor for a number of shows including Hawai'i Five-0. Fortunately for our local musicians, he said after last year's KMF he was "delighted to see how much great music there is coming from the islands," and he hopes to gather as much music from Hawai'i as possible to "spread the love" on season 5.
Frank has become a talented and successful music supervisor, especially with the projects (listed above) he's taken on since he first graced our presence last year. His work does come with challenges; he said one of the biggest is working with a producer or director falls in love with a song they can't afford.
Despite any hurdles, he reports that he loves his job. "I hang out with Liza Richardson and Marc Mondello every day and we nerd out on awesome music we've heard and awesome bands we've seen," he said. "We then stick them in scenes on TV and in movies and show you how awesome they are, all the while helping those musicians make careers out of what they love. The best job ever!"
Frank's advice for artists:
- Keep working on bettering your music and building your contact list.
- If you have the right relationships, you will be able to get your songs pitched.
- Learn how to properly pitch your music without being too aggressive, while at the same time, avoiding being forgotten.
- Remember, there is a time and place for every song. For the scenes we work on, we generally only pitch about 10 songs per spot. While this is a small number of songs, if your song is in that pitch, you have a 1 in 10 chance of winning the spot!
Source: Frank Palazzolo