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 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 David Shire

A noted film and TV composer once again returns to his Broadway-bound roots with the pan-Pacific, cross-cultural musical “Waterfall”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Andrew Lockington

For a composer with increasingly epic scores, “San Andreas” is truly The Big One

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