Feature Story

Announcing BMI’s 2016 “Composing For The Screen: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program”

BMI composer Rick Baitz is again directing his “Composing for the Screen 2016: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program” at BMI’s New York office starting September 8. The BMI-sponsored program, which is free to accepted participants, will select nine emerging film composers for a high-level workshop that will explore a wide range of film music excerpts [...]


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

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A composer with a talent for furious action now unleashes the “Underworld” saga’s “Blood Wars”

Industry Spotlight

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Scoring Sessions

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Final Note

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

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On The Score

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Chart Doctor

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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

Music Supervision Poster Child – Sundance hosts Randall Poster

Michael Rogers covers Randall Poster at Sundance 2016

CD Reviews

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Johann Johannsson’s “Arrival” heralds a year of impressive soundtracks The Best Scores of 2016

Royalty Checks and Reality Checks

Benefits of Joining Overseas Royalty Societies

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