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

10 Important Questions For The New Composers Union

November 24, 2009

Mark Northam poses 10 questions of critical importance for composers regarding unionizing

Composers Union Group Seeks Volunteers For Organizing Efforts

November 24, 2009

On the heels of a highly successful first organizing meeting attended by over 400 composers in Los Angeles on November 16, The Association of Media Composers and Lyricists (http://www.theamcl.org) is seeking volunteers to help with early administrative and other organizing efforts in their work to create the industry’s first composers union

A Composers’ Union: The Time Is Now

November 5, 2009

Mark Northam discusses why composers should support the current unionization efforts with the Teamsters

If Radio Can Pay Royalties, Movie Theaters Can Pay Too!

October 19, 2009

Mark Northam explores why performance royalties aren’t collected from U.S. movie theaters for score and songs in films

Remembering Don Ray (1925 – 2005)

September 21, 2009

Mark Northam remembers Don B. Ray, one of film music’s greatest educators.

Tracking and Getting Paid For Your Music Performances

May 12, 2009

Mark Northam talks about how Tunesat can help maximize income from performance societies and music libraries

Taking Control of Your Composing Career: The Creative

March 17, 2009

Mark Northam talks about taking positive control of the creative aspects of your composing career.

More from this Author

The Bank of ASCAP: Interest-Free Loans, But Not Just for the Rich

Mark Northam says it’s time for ASCAP to open up it’s secret “advance” program to provide interest-free loans to regular members, not just the rich and most successful

Recording Musicians Sue To Stop AFM Special Payments Work Dues

Three Los Angeles recording musicians have filed a federal lawsuit against the American Federation of Musicians alleging that the AFM has no right to impose a 2% work dues tax on approximately 1,000 musicians who earn more than $2,500 annually in special payments

Online Cue Sheet Access: Why We Need It Now

Mark Northam talks about why composers need and deserve online access to their cue sheets at ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.