Dave Hnatiuk

Dave Hnatiuk is Co-founder of The SongHunters, an efficient search service for music supervisors.

He is also co-author of the book "Music Supervision: The Complete Guide to Selecting and Licensing Music & Sound Design for Media," (Schirmer Trade Books, 2005) and co-manages its sister site, Music Supervision Central.

Dave Hnatiuk is a highly experienced music supervisor and music-for-media producer, as well as a sound designer, voice-over artist, and public speaker on synch licensing.

With MTV On-Air Promotions in NYC as a major client for Sound Design & Music Supervision, Dave has recently music supervised the launch campaigns of MTV's "Jersey Shore," the highly anticipated "SKINS" series, the all-new "Beavis & Butthead" from Mike Judge, and two consecutive seasons of "America's Best Dance Crew."

Dave has music supervised and produced for ABC, Fox, NBC, MTV, and many more. During his time with MTV, he's won Promax, Beacon, Mark and a Pop Awards for his work. Dave regularly does music consultation for "NBC Football Night in America" as well.

In the world of cinema, Dave music supervised the feature concert film "Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This!" for director Christian Charles and The Weinstein Company. He also music supervised the 2005 Merchant Ivory/Sony Pictures Feature Film "Heights" starring Glenn Close, James Marsden, and Elizabeth Banks; the New Line Cinema comedy "Full of It" by director Christian Charles in 2007; Evan Oppenheimer's feature "Justice"; Vincent Rubino's comedy feature "The Break-Up Artist"; and the feature "Happy and Bleeding" for MouseRoar Media starring Matthew Settle and Katia Winter. 

David Weiss

David Weiss is Co-founder of The SongHunters, an efficient search service for music supervisors.

He is also co-author of the book "Music Supervision: The Complete Guide to Selecting and Licensing Music & Sound Design for Media," (Schirmer Trade Books, 2005) and co-manages its sister site, Music Supervision Central.

In addition, David is the Founder/Editor of, a news site that covers New York City music production and business.

An internationally published freelance journalist, he was the NYC editor of Mix magazine from 2003-2010, and his work has appeared regularly in publications such as Drum!, Time Out NY and Remix. He also maintains a corporate writing/communications strategy consultancy at

On the musical side, David Weiss produces and composes electronic music as Impossible Objects - visit him at He has composed for such clients as the online trader FXDD, has created a collection of drones and rhythmic textures for the boutique library, and his sound effects and samples have been incorporated for live event use at Madison Square Garden.

He also founded MeetYourBeat, a provider of loops and one-shots, which produced MYBVolume 1, 2 & 3 with Jamaican percussion legend Larry McDonald and "Emeril Live" bandleader Doc Gibbs.

David graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Communications (1994), and lives in Manhattan.

Follow David on Twitter @NYC_Sound

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  • "I am one of the top mixers and producers in the country and have had years of experience in the music and associated businesses.

    My company licenses songs and seeks songs to be licensed for films, TV and Commercials and thus I have worked with many people in the licensing industry and discovered there is a wide range and degree of service and quality when you seek songs.

    In my experience, I have found that The SongHunters exhibit a real knack at delivering the right songs and offering a wide range of music in all areas to choose from.

    Dave Hnatiuk, David Weiss and Doug Diamond are hands on and believe the quality service does not stop at sending a music file to choose from. They believe in follow-up and follow-through and are there for you as long as and to the extent that you need them.

    They not only provide great songs for your needs, but also provide you with some great solicitations for your music on their own projects. Do I recommend them? You bet I do! And that recommendation is earned, not just given!"
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The newly revised, definitive book on music supervision, which guides you through real-world scenarios and legal landmines, explores sound design, and profiles key players.

Music supervision, or matching music to all the different mediums from films to ring tones, is one of the fastest-growing careers in the music industry, but finding the winning song for a national ad campaign or compiling a platinum movie soundtrack takes more than just good taste. Music supervision today requires serious multi-tasking and the ability to navigate licensing, relationships, and cultural trends with ease. This book guides you through real scenarios and legal landmines you might encounter; it explores sound design and profiles key players with insightful interviews, while providing project form templates that will save time for seasoned music supervisors.

This is the only guide to the career of music supervision and is ideal for the music student, musician, industry executive and of course, for those who want to break into the field of music supervision. Authors David Weiss, Ramsay Adams and David Hnatiuk are all renowned figures in the procurement and supervision of music and they apply their combined knowledge and experience to give the best possible advice and tell you how to get the job!