Feature Story

Dream Of Creating Soaring Soundtracks?

Pulse College (Dublin, Ireland) delivers an innovative 1-year MA in Scoring for Film & Visual Media, a one of it’s kind for Ireland


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 John Paesano

A composer solves the “Maze” to fully test his music in a post-apocalyptic world of the YA franchise’s epic sequel “The Scorch Trials”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Harry Gregson-Williams

Sciencing the score out of “The Martian”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Pedro Bromfman

A Brazilian composer often in the musical company of drug runners takes on the Colombian cocaine saga of Pablo Escobar for Netflix’s “Narcos”

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 Composer Marco Beltrami and Director Wes Craven

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger pays tribute to the Master of Horror Wes Craven, and his fearsome musical relationship with Marco Beltrami when the two teamed to talk about “Scream 4”

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

CARTEL LAND, Sundance scoring elegance

2015 festival coverage with Best Cinematography and Directing award-winning CARTEL LAND filmmaker Matthew Heineman and his creative process with his two composers.

CD Reviews

September Soundtrack Picks

‘THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA’ is the top soundtrack to own for September, 2015

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 April, 2015

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