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Have you ever listened back to one of your songs and thought, "This sounds like it should be on TV"? It's not far off if you have – songwriters are an invaluable asset to television. All of your favorite shows have a particular soundtrack, one that you might feel you could be writing yourself. Well, Debra Gussin has done just that. With an extensive career in television under her belt (ABC's Wide World of Sports, Fox Sports News, Daytime Emmy Awards, National Geographic Channel, Dr. Phil), she's now a full-time songwriter who's won numerous songwriting competitions and has had her tracks featured on 90210, The Event, Kourtney & Kim Take New York, NASCAR Race Hub, and more.
It's safe to say that Gussin knows what makes a song screen-ready. Having insider information on how the television industry works and what music supervisors are really looking for can be the key to getting ahead of the curve on the rest of your competition – and Gussin was kind enough to share her knowledge and journey with us.