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Tracking and Getting Paid For Your Music Performances

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

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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.

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

March 2, 2009

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

Online Cue Sheet Access: Why We Need It Now

February 3, 2009

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

My ASCAP Election Wish: Stop Enabling Cue Sheet Kickbacks

January 27, 2009

It’s time that the ASCAP Board stop facilitating one of the biggest composer rip-offs we face today: cue sheet kickbacks

ASCAP’s Troubling “Friends and Family” Board Election Policy

October 16, 2008

Mark Northam takes a closer look at how ASCAP chooses replacement board members

Ten Questions for Composers Investing in Technology

July 29, 2008

Mark Northam lists 10 questions every composer should ask manufacturers of technology they’re considering investing in for their studios.

ASCAP’s Shameful Treatment of Fred Karlin’s Legacy

July 8, 2008

ASCAP celebrates its film scoring workshop by avoiding any mention of its founder, Fred Karlin.

Composer Royalties on DVDs and Downloads: Why Not?

January 29, 2008

Mark Northam talks about why there are no composer royalties on DVDs and film/TV downloads and what might be done about it.

The New Editors: When Composers Stop Composing

November 20, 2007

It started in television music about ten years ago by my recollection, and has picked up steam every year. The birth of the editor, the death of the composer. When composers stop writing notes and start stringing together loops, atmospheres and hits, I’m not so sure that is still composing. To me, it’s a lot […]