Feature Story

ThinkSpace Education Launches World’s First Online Game Music and Sound Design Master’s Degree Programs

Enroll now for Composing for Video Games (MA), Sound Design for Video Games (MA), Game Music and Audio (MFA) postgraduate degree programs starting in September 2016

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 Robert McDowell and Andy Hull

Vocally re-animating a score for “Swiss Army Man”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Nathan Whitehead

A composer who continues to vote for The Purge on “Election Night”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Cliff Martinez

Continuing a twisted collaboration with Nicolas Winding Refn as they take a retro-groovy catwalk to hell with “The Neon Demon”

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

Technology

Auganizer

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 “X-Men: Apocalypse” composer John Ottman

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer and editor JOHN OTTMAN as he travels to back in time with the epic, and groovy force of X-MEN APOCALYPSE and THE NICE GUYS

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

Music Supervision Poster Child – Sundance hosts Randall Poster

Michael Rogers covers Randall Poster at Sundance 2016

CD Reviews

May Soundtrack Picks

’10 CLOVERFIELD LANE’ is the top soundtrack to own for May, 2016. Also worth picking up CHINATOWN, I AM WRATH, REVELATION, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMOPTION and many more!

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

CineRadio Top-20 for April, 2015

Far From The Madding Crowd tops the March 2015 Top-20 film music radio airplay chart