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 Imran Ahmad

A composer finds Indian soul amidst his native country’s zombie apocalypse

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Gustavo Dudamel

A conductor famed for his passion now creates his own equally dramatic score with the nationalistic charge of “The Liberator”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Harry Gregson-Willams

Returning with a bang for filmmaker Antoine Fuqua and star Denzel Washington as a composer who put new-school action on the map for a revitalized “Equalizer”

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 Tyler Bates

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer TYLER BATES, who brings his own sci-fi score mix tape to create the seriously fun sound of space adventure that bonds Marvel’s quirky Guardians of the Galaxy

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

September Soundtrack Picks

“ANONYMOUS REJECTED FILM SCORE” is one of the top soundtracks to own for September, 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