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 Steve Jablonsky

Rhythmically scoring men of action with “Bloodshot” and “Spenser: Confidential”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Enis Rotthoff

Shooting a beat to kill for with “Guns Akimbo”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Mychael and Jeff Danna

Musically bonding “Onward” for a fantastical quest to a real, shared past with an especially personal Pixar film

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 Thomas Newman

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer THOMAS NEWMAN, whose music ventures through the horrors and heroism of WW1’s front lines in 1917

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

CD Review: FEBRUARY 2020

DOLORES CLAIBORNE: THE DELUXE EDITION is the top soundtrack to own for FEBRUARY 2020

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