Feature Story

Alexander Publishing Releases Alex North Film Scoring Series With Cues and Video Instruction

Alexander Publishing, working with the North Family, releases the Alex North Film Scoring Series featuring newly engraved scores in concert key of actual film cues of Academy Award winning A-list composer Alex North

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 Zacarias M. de la Riva

Putting the Holy Ghost in the machines of “Automata”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Johann Johannsson

An Icelandic experimentalist finds a film music “Theory of Everything.”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Justin Hurwitz and Tim Simonec

Two composers keep a mean jazz beat for a hopeful drummer and a soul-crushing teacher from hell in the stunning “Whiplash”

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 Gustavo Santaolalla

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA, who ventures into a magically undead Latin American realm for “The Book of Life”

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

Sundance 2013 WIKILEAKS Communique

Film Music Magazine’s Bureau Chief, Michael Rogers and videocolumnist Leslie Harlow had the honor of interviewing Sundance 2012 Documentary Premiere feature, WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS’ composer, Will Bates

CD Reviews

October Soundtrack Picks

‘FRANK‘ and ‘RUDDERLESS’ are two of the top soundtracks to own for October, 2014

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 August, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes tops the August 2014 Top-20 film music radio airplay chart for the second month in a row