Feature Story

BMI to Sponsor 2014 Composing for the Screen Film Scoring Mentorship Program

Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to once again celebrate and sponsor the art of scoring via its 2014 Composing for the Screen Film Scoring Mentorship Program. Directed by renowned BMI composer Rick Baitz, this New York City-based program provides an opportunity for nine emerging film composers to participate in a high-level workshop where film music [...]

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 Jeff Russo

Can a composer find his own icily ironic TV trail from a famed Carter Burwell film score? You betcha!

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Joseph Trapanese

An “alt. sci-fi” composer phones found footage home with “Earth to Echo”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Marco Beltrami

Taking a first class musical seat for a doom-driven train ride through an icy apocalypse – in any filmmaker’s language

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 John Ottman

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer JOHN OTTMAN, who returns to the editing, and scoring team of the X-Men for the musical mutant Armageddon of “Days of Future Past”

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

July Soundtrack Picks

‘MALEFICENT‘ is one of the top soundtracks to own for July, 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 April, 2014

Lethal Weapon Box Set tops the April 2014 Top-20 film music radio airplay chart