Feature Story

Penka Kouneva Studios proudly presents TWO MASTER CLASSES

Designed for early-career media composers, orchestrators, composer assistants, interns, recent graduates, and all interested


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 Benjamin Wallfisch

A composer finds an eerily beautiful, waltzing “Cure for Wellness.” Just don’t count the eels

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Paul Haslinger

A composer of full-throttle genre action finally goes to ask Alice for the first time with the climactic “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Andrew Lockington

Casting a soaring, romantic spell for an earthbound starboy

Final Note

College Film Scoring Programs: Selling The Dream vs. Disclosing Reality

Mark Northam looks at college film scoring programs and how realistic they are about the business



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

VSL’s New MIRx Makes VSL Mixing a Cinch

Peter Alexander reviews Vienna Symphonic Library’s New MIRx

On The Score

Audio: On the Score with “Moana’s” Mark Mancina

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer MARK MANCINA, Disney’s musical navigator for Africa’s “Tarzan” and Alaska’s “Brother Bear,” who now magically sets sail on the Polynesian seas of “Moana”

Chart Doctor

Orchestration: The Devil Is In The Details, Part 2

Ron Hess discusses how you’ll never achieve the Holy Grail of a perfect sight reading if your notation doesn’t tell each musician at a glance how it’s supposed to sound

Music Supervision

Beats ‘n resilience of WHOSE STREETS?

Michael Rogers covers Sundance 2017

CD Reviews

The Best Scores of 2016

Johann Johannsson’s “Arrival” heralds a year of impressive soundtracks The Best Scores of 2016

Royalty Checks and Reality Checks

Benefits of Joining Overseas Royalty Societies

Mark Holden discusses the financial benefits to composers of joining overseas royalty societies


CineRadio Top-20 for November, 2016

Berlin Station tops the November 2016 Top-20 film music radio airplay chart