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

Film Music Magazine • 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.
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By Joe Pontecki on October 3rd, 2011 at 1:41 pm

As if the rich kids at USC film scoring weren’t well enough off with handouts from the hard-working members of Local 47, they’re now having more recording sessions paid for by the hard-working members of ASCAP – something tells me that UCLA film scoring, once again, is not getting fair & equitable treatment…

By Bruce Broughton on October 9th, 2011 at 9:45 am

Regarding the comment about the USC Film Scoring program and ASCAP’s participation in it, if you read the article closely you would have read that “This new educational series was made possible by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.” There were no royalties from “hard-working members of ASCAP” that were used or diverted for the purposes of this program.

Quoting from the ASCAP website regarding the mission of the ASCAP Foundation: “The ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past and sustaining the creative incentive for today’s creators through a variety of educational, professional, and
humanitarian programs and activities which serve the entire music community.”

The three-part workshop, supported by The ASCAP Foundation Composer-in-Residence Program, is part of what the ASCAP Foundation was set up to do: “enhance and promote Music Education to students.”

There’s nothing murky here.

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