MTV today announced that Nic Harcourt will serve as the first Music Supervisor in Residence for the channel. Harcourt will work closely with Joe Cuello, Senior Vice President of Creative Music Integration for MTV, to bring his music supervision skills to select MTV shows over the course of the coming year.
Harcourt will serve as a creative consultant for the recently announced Hype Music, a partnership between MTV and Sony/ATV's "Extreme Music" production library to market the music of unsigned artists and bands to music supervisors for commercials, television shows and movies. According to a press release, Harcourt will "offer his keen ear and eye for talent to artists contracted directly with Hype to produce new music with vocals that will enjoy first look consideration for key placements across MTV Networks' programming and be licensed through Extreme's global client base of professional users."
"Nic Harcourt is synonymous with music discovery and we are excited to bring his wealth of music knowledge and experience into the dialogue that MTV has with our audience about music," said Cuello. "As MTV's first 'Music Supervisor in Residence,' Nic will help shape the sound of MTV's programming as well as expand the scope of our relationships with emerging talent through Hype Production Music."
Harcourt is former host of KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" and the syndicated show "Sounds Eclectic." After 10 years as KCRW's music director, Nic stepped down in 2008 to pursue other opportunities. Harcourt is still a DJ at KCRW and works as a consultant and music supervisor for television and film. His TV credits include "90210," "Queer as Folk," "Life as We Know It," "In Justice" and "Love Monkey" (for which he was also a co-producer), as well as advertising campaigns for Mitsubishi Motors, Apple's iPod and KIA. His movie credits include "Charlie St. Cloud," "He's Just Not That Into You," "Pride and Glory," "Igby Goes Down," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Dukes of Hazzard."