Feature Story

Composing for the Screen 2019: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program – Apply Now!

Sponsored by BMI and directed by composer Rick Baitz, this NYC-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 Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders

A composing team to beat puts pedal to the retro for “Ford v Ferrari”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Hildur Guðnadóttir

Hearing sympathy for a laughing devil with “Joker”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with The Newton Brothers

With music most often forged in fear, Taylor Newton Stewart and Andy Grush dare to venture into the Overlook Hotel with old musical ghosts, and a terrifying sensibility all their own for “Doctor Sleep”

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 Terence Blanchard

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews TERENCE BLANCHARD, a composer renowned for playing the black experience who now rousingly trumpets the determination of its slave-freeing Moses with HARRIET

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

August Soundtrack Picks

PLANET OF THE APES: ORIGINAL FILM SERIES SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION is the top soundtrack to own for August, 2019

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