Feature Story

Announcing BMI’s 2016 “Composing For The Screen: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program”

BMI composer Rick Baitz is again directing his “Composing for the Screen 2016: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program” at BMI’s New York office starting September 8. The BMI-sponsored program, which is free to accepted participants, will select nine emerging film composers for a high-level workshop that will explore a wide range of film music excerpts [...]

Opinion

Bennett Lincoff’s Comments on Music Licensing

Bennett Lincoff’s comments to the US Copyright office on a new system of music licensing

Composer Profile

Interview with Steven Price

Scoring DC villains with no dead space in the “Suicide Squad”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Jay Wadley

Hearing a beautifully tragic feeling of “Indignation”

Scoring Sessions

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Final Note

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Technology

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Every once in a while, some clever people come up with a solution to an issue that the DAW developers simply have not addressed

Tech Review

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On The Score

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Chart Doctor

Orchestration: The Devil Is In The Details, Part 2

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Music Supervision

Music Supervision Poster Child – Sundance hosts Randall Poster

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CD Reviews

Soundtrack Picks: “THE ROCKETEER” is the top soundtrack to own for July, 2016

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Royalty Checks and Reality Checks

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CineRadio

CineRadio Top-20 for May, 2016

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