Feature Story

Announcing Rick Baitz’s NY Film Scoring Mentorship Program – Apply by 7/21

BMI composer Rick Baitz is again directing his “Composing for the Screen 2017: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program” at BMI’s New York office starting September 6. The BMI-sponsored program, which is free to accepted participants, will select a small number of emerging film composers for a series of six workshops that will explore a wide [...]

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 Dario Marianelli

Scoring the speech of no surrender for Winston Churchill’s “Darkest Hour”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Graham Reynolds

A composer who carries the indie torch for director Richard Linklater now picks up a 70’s rock groove for aging vets in “Last Flag Flying”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Dave Porter

Turning terrible to triumphant with “The Disaster Artist”

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: Interview with Alexandre Desplat

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, who beautifully transmutes the language of inter-species love into the French-accented THE SHAPE OF WATER

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

CITY OF GHOSTS (and resilient grit)

From its first ethereal tones, Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman’s (Oscar-nominated CARTEL LAND) CITY OF GHOSTS music score and sound design achieves a hauntingly simultaneous balance of nearly-imperceptible presence and atmospheric poignancy

CD Reviews

The Best Scores of 2017

Alexandre Desplat’s “The Shape of Water” rides the wave of The Best Scores of 2017

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 November, 2016

Berlin Station tops the November 2016 Top-20 film music radio airplay chart