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FMM Exclusive Audio Interview: Bruce Broughton of the AMCL Talks About What Happened With the Teamsters and the Future of Composer Unionization

Film Music Magazine presents an exclusive audio interview featuring composer Bruce Broughton, chairperson of the Association of Media Composers and Lyricists, talking with Film Music Magazine publisher Mark Northam about what happened with composer unionization and the Teamsters, why the current unionization effort with the Teamsters was abandoned, and much more.

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Cody Westheimer Pens New Theme For Tour de France

August 15, 2011

With credits that include National Lampoon’s Cattle Call, TLC’s Little People Big World and the star-powered and soon to be released Conception, composer Cody Westheimer has composed a Hollywood-inspired theme that was used for this year’s Tour de France.

ABC Studios and Chop Shop/Atlantic Records Announce New “Grey’s Anatomy” Soundtrack Album

August 15, 2011

ABC Studios and Chop Shop/Atlantic Records announce the upcoming release of “Grey’s Anatomy Original Soundtrack Volume 4.” The album — the first new collection of music from and inspired by the hit ABC series in four years — arrives in stores and all demand-side platforms on September 13.

AMCL Composer Group Abandons Unionization Efforts “For Now”; CGA To Continue Composer Unionization Drive

August 4, 2011

What started out with a bang ended with a whimper last week as the group working with the Teamsters to unionize film and TV composers gave up their 2-year effort for recognition as a union by Hollywood producers and studios “for now.” In a statement, the Association of Media Composers and Lyricists (AMCL) said that the Teamsters advised them that “the traditional method of bargaining with the AMPTP will not be successful.”

NARIP Announces Music Supervisor Sessions in NY

August 4, 2011

NARIP has announced a special series of sessions with music supervisors in New York. The sessions will take place between September and November.

Sundance Institute Taps Six Fellows for 2011 Film Composers Lab

August 4, 2011

Six composers have been selected as Fellows for the Sundance Composers Lab, currently underway at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The 2011 Composers Lab Fellows are Fabian Almazan, Kristen Baum, Michael Cudahy, Philip Klein, Luke Rothschild and Jacob Shea.

RightsFlow Announces Online Copyright Registration Utility

August 4, 2011

RightsFlow, a technology-enabled licensing and royalty service provider, has launched MySpark Copyright, an online copyright registration utility that streamlines the process for content creators and owners to register their works with the United States Copyright Office.

Aircast Custom Music Creates Custom Sounds For KAKE

August 4, 2011

Aircast Custom Music has contributed to Kansas ABC-affiliate KAKE News’ brand refreshment with sound, creating a new set of themes for their newscasts and a new audio logo.

Elliot Goldenthal, Howard Shore, and Hans Zimmer Will Attend World Soundtrack Awards, Event Concert Dedicated To Ronni Chasen

June 30, 2011

On Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00p.m., Oscar winners Elliot Goldenthal, Howard Shore, and Hans Zimmer will be the distinguished guests at the closing ceremony of the 38th Ghent Film Festival at the Kuipke in Ghent, Belgium. Once again, the Kuipke Event Centre in Ghent will be transformed into a concert hall for an audience of more than 3000 for this 11th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert. Following the annual presentation of the prestigious film music awards, the Brussels Philharmonic – the Orchestra of Flanders – will perform a singular selection from the three great masters’ extensive oeuvres conducted by Dirk Brossé. As always, the live music will be accompanied by striking film footage. The concert is being dedicated in memory of Ronni Chasen, longtime representative and friend of the film festival.

ASCAP Honors Top Film and Television Music Composers at 26th Annual Awards Celebration

June 30, 2011

ASCAP hosted its 26th Annual Film & Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The invitation-only dinner and awards ceremony paid special tribute to Angelo Badalamenti and Alf Clausen, and honored ASCAP composers of the top box office film music and the most performed television music of 2010.