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Bennett Lincoff’s Comments on Music Licensing

May 28, 2014

Bennett Lincoff’s comments to the US Copyright office on a new system of music licensing

BMI to Honor Cliff Martinez with Richard Kirk Award at 2013 BMI Film & Television Awards

May 7, 2013

BMI will present the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer Cliff Martinez at the Company’s 2013 Film & Television Awards. The annual ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 15, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills

Composer Joel Goodman Launches Urgent Signature Drive After Being Rejected By ASCAP For Board of Directors Election Ballot

December 23, 2012

After having been rejected last week by ASCAP’s Nominating Committee, veteran NY film/TV composer Joel Goodman has announced an urgent signature drive in an effort to earn a position on the ASCAP Board of Directors election ballot. 1,792 signatures on petitions must be sent by postal mail and email by December 24 in order to meet ASCAP’s tight deadline.

Pacific NW Film Scoring Program Announces New Master of Music (MM) in Film Composition Degree

January 24, 2012

In September of 2011 the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program merged with the Seattle Film Institute – the Northwest‘s largest film school. Under the SFI umbrella, which already offers an MA in Film Producing and an MFA in Filmmaking, we are now offering the first and only one year Master of Music (MM) in Film Composition in the United States.

Supreme Court Rejects ASCAP’s Argument That Music Downloads Are Public Performances

October 5, 2011

The Supreme Court let stand on Monday a ruling against ASCAP that a traditional Internet download of sound recording does not constitute a public performance of the recorded musical work under federal copyright law. The justices refused to review a ruling by an appeals court in New York that the download itself of a musical work does not fall within the law’s definition of a public performance of that work. ASCAP says the ruling has profound implications for the nation’s music industry, costing its members tens of millions of dollars in potential royalties each year.

ScoreKeepers Music Names Eric Hester as VP of Music Production

October 5, 2011

Leading production music library ScoreKeepers Music has named Eric Hester as VP of Music Production.

Composer Census Group Announces over 3,000 Downloads of 2011 Film & TV Composer Census

October 3, 2011

The Composer Census Group has announced that downloads of the 2011 Film & Television Composer Census, an unprecedented study covering American network television, national basic cable, premium cable, and nationally syndicated programming, have exceeded 3,000.

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Seattle Composers Alliance Presents “Compose Yourself” Oct 8-9 with Ron Jones

Seattle Composers Alliance will present “Compose Yourself,” a two-day workshop with veteran Film and Television composer Ron Jones, on Saturday, October 8 – Sunday October 9, 10 p.m. to 6 p.m., Seattle Pacific University Music Building, 33214 Fourth Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98119.

Hummie Mann LA Seminar Oct 11-12 “What to Write?!”

Acclaimed composer Hummie Mann will present the second of his master class seminars on Oct 11 and 12, titled “What to Write?!”. The seminar will discuss a structured approach to dramatic scoring, including what is it that a good score should bring to a project and a methodology of achieving it.

Marco Beltrami Helms Recording Session for Composer-In-Residence Program at USC

Students from the USC Film Scoring Program took part in a three-part workshop concluding with a scoring session at Beltrami’s Pianella Studio in Malibu, California. With financial support from The ASCAP Foundation, the students’ music was recorded and produced with members of the Hollywood Studio Orchestra.