Feature Story

Penka Kouneva Studios proudly presents TWO MASTER CLASSES

Designed for early-career media composers, orchestrators, composer assistants, interns, recent graduates, and all interested

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 Aaron Zigman

A composer finds himself in the real, and existential hiding space of “Wakefield”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Bear McCreary

Linking indie relationship dysfunction with giant monster mashing for the music of “Colossal”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Mandy Hoffman

Bringing a lushly romantic French touch to the American indie cheaters of “The Lovers”

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 Tyler Bates

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer TYLER BATES, who brings a second chapter of cosmically heroic music to the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2!

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

Soundtrack Picks: “LOGAN” is the top soundtrack to own for March, 2017

Also worth picking up BEFORE I WAKE, BEVERLY HILLS COP, FRANKENSTEIN, PLANETARIUM, PLANET EARTH II, THE RED BALLOON, SILENT RUNNING TINA GUO: GAME ON! and many more!

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