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To ASCAP’s Paul Williams: We’re Not All Songwriters

Mark Northam wonders why score composers got overlooked by ASCAP’s Paul Williams in a recent national editorial

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Ten Ways The iPad Could Enhance The Film Scoring Process

January 29, 2010

Mark Northam explores how the new Apple iPad could enhance the creative process of film scoring

The New Film Music Paradigm: Free Composers, Free Orchestras, What’s Next?

January 20, 2010

Mark Northam talks about scarcity, oversupply, the new film music paradigm, and handling evolution.

Be The Solution, Not The Problem!

January 14, 2010

Mark Northam talks about how we each can address the challenges of the composing industry today

Thanks ASCAP, But Do We Really Need More Concert Composers Competing For Films?

December 11, 2009

Mark Northam wonders why ASCAP urges more concert composers to compete with film composers

Ghostwriting and The Composers Union

December 1, 2009

Mark Northam looks at ghostwriting and how a composers union could reform this abusive practice

10 Important Questions For The New Composers Union

November 24, 2009

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

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.