Feature Story

‘Composing for the Screen 2018’ Film Scoring Mentorship Program Applications Open!

Sponsored by BMI and directed by composer Rick Baitz, this New York City-based program selects a small number of emerging film composers and provides a series of workshops, followed by continued consultation and development

Opinion

Bennett Lincoff’s Comments on Music Licensing

Bennett Lincoff’s comments to the US Copyright office on a new system of music licensing

Composer Profile

Interview with Nima Fakhrara

Musically voicing one of a trio of androids seeking a soul in the ever-changing videogame “Detroit Become Human”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with John Massari

Reimagining an rocking 1950’s-style orchestral big top for the 80’s cult classic “Killer Klowns from Outer Space”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Germaine Franco

Being It when scoring bros playing “Tag”

Final Note

College Film Scoring Programs: Selling The Dream vs. Disclosing Reality

Mark Northam looks at college film scoring programs and how realistic they are about the business

Technology

Auganizer

Every once in a while, some clever people come up with a solution to an issue that the DAW developers simply have not addressed

Tech Review

VSL’s New MIRx Makes VSL Mixing a Cinch

Peter Alexander reviews Vienna Symphonic Library’s New MIRx

On The Score

Audio: Interview with John Powell

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer JOHN POWELL, who talent for epic fun now reaches a galaxy far, far away with the loveable space pirate scoundrel SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Chart Doctor

Orchestration: The Devil Is In The Details, Part 2

Ron Hess discusses how you’ll never achieve the Holy Grail of a perfect sight reading if your notation doesn’t tell each musician at a glance how it’s supposed to sound

Music Supervision

CITY OF GHOSTS (and resilient grit)

From its first ethereal tones, Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman’s (Oscar-nominated CARTEL LAND) CITY OF GHOSTS music score and sound design achieves a hauntingly simultaneous balance of nearly-imperceptible presence and atmospheric poignancy

CD Reviews

May Soundtrack Picks

“LOST IN SPACE” is the top soundtrack to own for MAY, 2018

Royalty Checks and Reality Checks

Benefits of Joining Overseas Royalty Societies

Mark Holden discusses the financial benefits to composers of joining overseas royalty societies

CineRadio

CineRadio Top-20 for November, 2016

Berlin Station tops the November 2016 Top-20 film music radio airplay chart