Feature Story

Announcing Screen Music Connect, September 24th 2018

Screen Music Connect is a new event series set to explore and celebrate the richly diverse world of Screen Music – from Film and Television through to Video Games and Virtual Reality

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 Max Richter

A king of modern classical scoring continues his reign with “Mary, Queen of Scots”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans and Joel Edgerton

An eclectic indie composing duo team again with a daring filmmaker-actor to play the impossible conversion of “Boy Erased”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Roque Banos

A Spanish composer spins a new thread in the music of a Swedish super-hacker of “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” while taking on his country’s most legendary mad nobleman for Terry Gilliam’s resurrected opus “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”

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 Brian Tyler

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer BRIAN TYLER, who swings with wealth from the comedic Singapore jet set of CRAZY RICH ASIANS to the dramatic power of the hit show YELLOWSTONE

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 2018

Justin Hurwitz’s “First Man” launches an impressively iconoclastic fleet of The Best Scores of 2018

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