Feature Story

Pulse College Annouces “Beyond The Music”

A short documentary by Alexander Pedersen recorded professionally in the world-class facilities of Windmill Lane Recording Studios

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 Jason Hill

Hearing the eerily twisted musical words that makes for “Mindhunter’s” killer interviews

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Alex Gibson

A music editor marches to Hans Zimmer’s rhythm for “Dunkirk” for a historic Oscar nomination as co-leader of the sound editorial troops

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Ludwig Göransson

Scoring Wakanda’s native son with “Black Panther”

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 Alexandre Desplat

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, who beautifully transmutes the language of inter-species love into the French-accented THE SHAPE OF WATER

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

The Best Scores of 2017

Alexandre Desplat’s “The Shape of Water” rides the wave of The Best Scores of 2017

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