Feature Story

Announcing Screen Music Connect, September 24th 2018

Screen Music Connect is a new event series set to explore and celebrate the richly diverse world of Screen Music – from Film and Television through to Video Games and Virtual Reality

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 Christopher Young

HELLRAISER’s master of old school horror scoring gets transformed by being re-buried in a PET SEMATARY

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Disasterpeace

After playing the retro horror of IT FOLLOWS and the morally conflicted action of TRIPLE FRONTIER a tone-shifting composer now channels the film noir to be found UNDER THE SILVER LAKE

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Timothy Williams

Sounding Superbad with a sinister twist on The Boy of Steel for “Brightburn”

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 Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews COBRA KAI composers LEO BIRENBERG and ZACH ROBINSON, who bow before Bill Conti’s KARATE KID while putting a hip new musical kick into the continuing rivalry of COBRA KAI

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

May Soundtrack Picks

Soundtrack Picks: THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM is the top soundtrack to own for MAY, 2019

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