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 Jed Kurzel

An Australian eccentrist takes a waltzing, fish out of water approach to America’s “Slow West”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Rob Simonsen

Finding the heavenly sound of immortality with “The Age of Adaline”

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 Junkie XL

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) on his high-octane mix of cutting-edge anarchy and old-school heroism that paves the way for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

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

May Soundtrack Picks

“RETURN TO OZ” is the top soundtrack to own for May, 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