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 Jeff Russo

Bringing the heroic bands back together with “Star Trek: Discovery” and “The Umbrella Academy”

Industry Spotlight

Interview with West Dylan Thordson

Assuming multiple musical identities for M. Night Shyamalan’s real world superheroes in “Glass”

Scoring Sessions

Interview with Joe Kraemer

Giving musical truth to a not-so tall tale with “The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot”

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 Junkie XL

Film music journalist Daniel Schweiger interviews composer JUNKIE XL, a composer of tech-filled epic adventure who now finds the orchestral soul in the fighting machine called “ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL”

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