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What I Hope, Want and Expect From a Composers Union

Composer Chris Alpiar shares his open letter to the AMCL about unionizing and what’s best for composers

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Whither Thou Goest, AFM?

November 20, 2008

Ron Hess, FMM’s “The Chart Doctor”, talks about the future of musicians and the AFM

Composers Are Not Recession Proof

September 22, 2008

Sample Developers, DAW makers and others beware – even composers pull back.

Ebony and Ivory: The Door Only Swings One Way

February 9, 2007

Composer and producer Samm Brown III talks about the challenges of African-American film composers in Hollywood today.

Keeping Score at ASCAP

April 11, 2005

Eighty-four years ago a group of composers joined together to form an organization to protect their rights in the music they created. It was a good idea then, and it’s still a good idea today. But ASCAP is facing some difficult times, with government regulators on one side, agitated users on another, and its own [...]

Straight Payment: Pro vs. Con

May 22, 2001

It is difficult to imagine an issue in the performing rights world that has generated more controversy and confusion than the idea of “Straight Payment.” Under this concept, all genres and forms of music are valued the same: songs, theme, score, promos/logos, and music for advertising are all paid at the same rate. Straight Payment [...]