Feature Story

Dream Of Creating Soaring Soundtracks?

Pulse College (Dublin, Ireland) delivers an innovative 1-year MA in Scoring for Film & Visual Media, a one of it’s kind for Ireland


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 Dan Romer

Having ventured with a child into a magical “Southern Wild,” Dan Romer now embarks on the transfixing descendent of a child soldier as he joins the “Beasts of No Nation”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Craig Armstrong

No one puts Igor in a corner when rampaging melodic bromance strikes the creation of “Victor Frankenstein”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Michael Brook

An immigrant composer with a vibe for the ethnic makes an Irish woman feel at home in “Brooklyn”

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



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 composer Carter Burwell

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer CARTER BURWELL, who hears the haunting sound of a forbidden love with CAROL

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

October Soundtrack Picks

‘THE WALK’ is the top soundtrack to own for October, 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 Top-20 for April, 2015

Far From The Madding Crowd tops the March 2015 Top-20 film music radio airplay chart