Feature Story

BMI Sponsors Film Scoring Mentorship Program – Apply Now!

Directed by composer Rick Baitz, this New York City-based program will select nine emerging film composers and provide a series of workshops, followed by year-round continued consultation and development. Participants will explore a wide range of film music excerpts – studying, composing, recording, and sharing work in a supportive environment. Students will leave the workshop [...]

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 Joseph LoDuca

“The Evil Dead” composer finds a girlfriend from hell is the funniest musical demon to fight when it comes to “Burying the Ex”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Heitor Pereira

Leaving Gru to give the “Minions” an energetic solo scoring act

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Christophe Beck

Getting small with a big, heroically bright and brash score for “Ant-Man”

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 Lorne Balfe

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer LORNE BALFE, who gives birth to a powerhouse musical model of Hollywood’s most famous cyborg saga with TERMINATOR: GENISYS

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

June Soundtrack Picks

‘A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: LIMITED EDITION‘ is the top soundtracks to own for June, 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

CineRadio Top-20 for April, 2015

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