Feature Story

Soundtracks Live! Announces its New Website and Services Available to Orchestras and Concert Halls Worldwide

Prolific film music company MovieScore Media announces the launch of Soundtracks Live!, a new and innovative service devoted to bringing the best of film music to concert halls and film music events all over the world.

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 Jason Graves

The rampaging “Dead Space” composer now gives elegantly mournful purpose to the werewolf-battling videogame knights of “The Order: 1886”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Rob Simonsen

Finding the heavenly sound of immortality with “The Age of Adaline”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Benjamin Wallfisch

Exploring elegiac musical frontiers with “Desert Dancer” and “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain”

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 Brian Tyler

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer BRIAN TYLER, who puts his most energetic musical adrenalin yet into the super-teams of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and FURIOUS 7

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

April Soundtrack Picks

‘GRABBERS’ and ‘ROBOT OVERLORDS‘ are the top soundtracks to own for April, 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 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