Feature Story

Composing for the Screen 2019: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program – Apply Now!

Sponsored by BMI and directed by composer Rick Baitz, this NYC-based program selects a small number of emerging film composers and provides a series of workshops, followed by continued consultation and development

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: Director Jesse V. Johnson and composer Sean Murray

A kick-ass double team has the bill come due again for a martial arts star who’s taking names

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Blake Neely

Racing ahead at full, suspenseful steam with “Greyhound”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Devin Burrows

Carving a new, horrific composing voice with “The Wretched”

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 Thomas Newman

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer THOMAS NEWMAN, whose music ventures through the horrors and heroism of WW1’s front lines in 1917

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: BAD EDUCATION is the top soundtrack to own for JUNE, 2020

Also worth picking up: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME, DA 5 BLOODS, DEATH RACE 2000, FAR AND AWAY, LEGENDS OF THE FALL, THE STORY OF O2, VILLAIN, WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS, WESTWORLD SEASON 3 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