Feature Story

Alexander Publishing Releases Alex North Film Scoring Series With Cues and Video Instruction

Alexander Publishing, working with the North Family, releases the Alex North Film Scoring Series featuring newly engraved scores in concert key of actual film cues of Academy Award winning A-list composer Alex North

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 Geoff Zanelli

Getting an aristocratic 60s swing on with Mark Ronson for “Mortdecai’s” art-snatching caper adventure

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Alex Ebert

An alternative composer conveys the trance of ambition that marks “A Most Violent Year”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Jason Moran

A jazzman marches with MLK for a powerful score that stands up to “Selma’s” oppression

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 Howard Shore

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer HOWARD SHORE, who comes to the end of his epic Tolkien track with “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.”

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 2014 Film Music Panel (Videoblog)

Moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival – Coverage by Michael Rogers

CD Reviews

January Soundtrack Picks

“ON THE WATERFRONT” is the top soundtrack to own for January, 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