theme song question.

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 I have composed the theme song for a long running daily entertainment news show and was curious how to list myself so that my credit will automatically generate on all episodes moving forward.
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Generally speaking, "theme song" credits goes to Music Department with "composer: theme music" or "composer: theme song" (I would say music, since song could refer to "Soundtrack Department"). At least, if the words "theme song" or "theme music" are used in the actual credits. If only "composer" is listed in the actual credits, the credit probably goes to "Composer" section (IMDb can comment further).

https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/filmography-credits/music-department/G9QPJV4FV85BRM7X?ref_=helpms_helpart_inline#

However, many (sadly, I might add) theme song composers are not necessarily listed in the credits (especially with news/current affair programs) which obviously makes things a bit more complicated from IMDb's point of view. Since, in that case, we're basically talking about "uncredited" credits.

https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/discover-watch/what-does-uncredited-mean/GG4T3GR3MKEWT25S?ref_=helpart_nav_30#

So, without knowing how you're actually credited (or anything about the series in question), you should first go the title page of the series (in other words, it has to be listed on IMDb first), choose the correct department (let's say "Music Department"), and choose "Add". Now you have to add your name, and choose the correct episodes.

I'm not sure that can people still use the "year range" options with series? Someone can comment on that.

Remember, that you probably have to provide a decent amount of proof/links, especially with "uncredited" credits. You can add links by clicking the box: ”Provide an explanation to assist in processing this submission”.

More info:
https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/filmography-credits/how-do-i-add-an-episodic-credit/GRRHUZAQPQV4T2F9#
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