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Supreme Court Rejects ASCAP’s Argument That Music Downloads Are Public Performances

October 5, 2011

The Supreme Court let stand on Monday a ruling against ASCAP that a traditional Internet download of sound recording does not constitute a public performance of the recorded musical work under federal copyright law. The justices refused to review a ruling by an appeals court in New York that the download itself of a musical work does not fall within the law’s definition of a public performance of that work. ASCAP says the ruling has profound implications for the nation’s music industry, costing its members tens of millions of dollars in potential royalties each year.

ScoreKeepers Music Names Eric Hester as VP of Music Production

October 5, 2011

Leading production music library ScoreKeepers Music has named Eric Hester as VP of Music Production.

Composer Census Group Announces over 3,000 Downloads of 2011 Film & TV Composer Census

October 3, 2011

The Composer Census Group has announced that downloads of the 2011 Film & Television Composer Census, an unprecedented study covering American network television, national basic cable, premium cable, and nationally syndicated programming, have exceeded 3,000.

Seattle Composers Alliance Presents “Compose Yourself” Oct 8-9 with Ron Jones

October 3, 2011

Seattle Composers Alliance will present “Compose Yourself,” a two-day workshop with veteran Film and Television composer Ron Jones, on Saturday, October 8 – Sunday October 9, 10 p.m. to 6 p.m., Seattle Pacific University Music Building, 33214 Fourth Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98119.

Hummie Mann LA Seminar Oct 11-12 “What to Write?!”

October 3, 2011

Acclaimed composer Hummie Mann will present the second of his master class seminars on Oct 11 and 12, titled “What to Write?!”. The seminar will discuss a structured approach to dramatic scoring, including what is it that a good score should bring to a project and a methodology of achieving it.

Marco Beltrami Helms Recording Session for Composer-In-Residence Program at USC

October 3, 2011

Students from the USC Film Scoring Program took part in a three-part workshop concluding with a scoring session at Beltrami’s Pianella Studio in Malibu, California. With financial support from The ASCAP Foundation, the students’ music was recorded and produced with members of the Hollywood Studio Orchestra.

ASCAP Announces Award and Grant Recipients from its Annual Television and Film Scoring Workshops

October 3, 2011

ASCAP has announced that four aspiring composers who took part in this year’s Television and Film Scoring Workshops in Los Angeles and New York have been presented awards from The ASCAP Foundation and a grant from The Recording Musicians Association of Los Angeles (RMA-LA).

2012 BMI Student Composer Award Competition Opens

October 3, 2011

BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson have announced the opening of the 60th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition.

Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program to Offer Professional Seminar Series in Los Angeles

September 6, 2011

The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program (PNWFS) has announced a series of 2-evening seminars in Los Angeles taught by composer and PNWFS program creator Hummie Mann. The first seminar, scheduled for September 27th and 28th, is titled “Harmonic Concepts” – A thorough overview of harmonic practice – from basic to advanced concepts – as used in contemporary film composition and songwriting.