Meet Joseph M of Can You Clear Me Now
Can You Clear Me Now is a music supervision, clearance, and strategy company specializing in all forms of film, broadcast commercial campaigns, and branded/digital content. We facilitate quotes and clearance of temp/reach songs you want to use, or source, curate, and clear ideal replacement “style-a-like” songs. For every project and its unique music choices, it’s always our top interest of supporting your project and properly representing how its audience should feel, while keeping within your budget, schedule, and distribution terms.
CYCMN has serviced music needs for over 50 films including Oscar-nominated documentary ‘RBG’, HBO/Focus Features Sesame Street project ‘Street Gang’, a viral NIKE short film, and a doc produced by Seth and Lauren Miller Rogen about Alzheimer’s. Brand/corporate clients and campaigns include Microsoft, XBOX, Hims, Tom Ford, Hy-Vee, Keen Footwear, NIKE, AT&T, Sephora, and Macy’s.
Prior to working in film and commercial content, CYCMN owner Joseph Miller worked at Cherry Lane/BMG music publishing, A&E Networks, and with CBS Sports, where he curated the music package for Super Bowl XLVII in addition to years worth of NCAA March Madness Tournaments, and NFL football games (in-show, bumper, promo and marketing use).
Joseph is an active member of The Guild of Music Supervisors (who recognized him in 2019 for “Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $5 Million”), Oregon Media Production Association, The New York Post Alliance, Independent Filmmaker Project, and Filmmakers Alliance. You’ll find us based in Portland, OR – but working / connecting / collaborating throughout the US, Canada, and the U.K.
Educating brands, ad agencies, young “influencers” on the importance of proper music in your projects, paying fair fees, and why you need to actually get permission to use another persons art.
COVID has shut down the film/tv/advertising industry entirely.
Managing the shift from broadcast TV usage to the new standard of Internet-only spots
It’s important for me to be aware of what other music supervisors and clearance people are working on… but I try not to compare my success, style, or music taste to theirs.