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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

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A Composers Union? Let’s Walk Before We Run.

March 22, 2011

Mark Northam looks at what it will take to create a successful, effective composers union and some important first steps

The ASCAP Board Election: Less Selection, More Election Please

February 5, 2011

Mark Northam talks about ASCAP’s shameful election policies featuring handpicked “opponents” and incumbents who somehow always manage to win

Realistic Music Through Realistic Playing

January 13, 2011

Mark Northam looks at common orchestration traps that can pianists and keyboard players can find themselves in

Film Composing: Crafting an Artist Product

September 30, 2010

Mark Northam talks about custom film scores as an artistic product and following our clients’ creative vision

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

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

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

April 13, 2010

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