About the Author

Name: Mark Northam

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Bio: Mark Northam is a journalist, classically trained jazz pianist and film composer and writes for Film Music Magazine and RoyaltyWeek Magazine. He also manages the Film Music Network professional trade organization and teaches courses about the music business in Los Angeles and New York. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Taxation from The University of Houston.

Articles written by Mark Northam

DMX Wins Major Direct Licensing Royalties Case; May Fundamentally Change Performance Royalty Landscape

July 28, 2010

A court decision this week may fundamentally change how composers, songwriters and publishers are paid royalties for public performances of their music, as the precedent created has laid the groundwork to shift many more music performances out of the hands of ASCAP, BMI and SESAC and into direct license deals with publishers and writers

The Myth of the “Working Composer”

June 29, 2010

Mark Northam explores the evolution of the “working composer” today and how some in Hollywood just can’t accept the new reality

ASCAP’s New Online Cue Sheet Access Is A Winner

June 17, 2010

In a very positive move for composers, ASCAP rolled out their online cue sheet sheet access program this week and it’s a winner

FMM Survey Results: Strong Support For Unionization, Benefits and Workplace Improvements, Questions About Teamsters

June 16, 2010

An industry survey conducted by Film Music Magazine from May 24 through June 10 shows strong industry support for forming a composers union that provides benefits and workplace condition improvements, but raises significant questions about whether composers believe they should affiliate with the Teamsters as the AMCL unionizing group is attempting

The AMCL: Our Way Or The Highway?

May 27, 2010

Mark Northam explores more issues concerning the AMCL group attempting to form a composers union

The Composers Union: Time For Transparency

May 20, 2010

Mark Northam talks about why the composers union must be transparent and representative of composers at different levels of the industry

AFTRA and AFM Unions Endorse New Teamsters Composers Union Efforts

April 30, 2010

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists [AFTRA] which represents vocalists and the American Federation of Musicians [AFM] which represents musicians have jointly endorsed the new composers union being organized with the Teamsters

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Italian Publishing Group Launches Have A Sync Music Licensing Service

Italian music publisher Bixio Publishing Group has launched HaveASync (http://www.haveasync.com), a new online music licensing service

Lennie Moore Launches SkyPrep Music Prep Company

Veteran film, television and videogame composer Lennie Moore has announced the launch of SkyPrep Music Services, a Bay area music prep company

What Does the WGA’s Support Really Mean For The Composers Union?

Mark Northam explores the questions and opportunities raised by the WGA’s support for the AMCL composers union