Author: Mark Northam

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The Ad Council Selects Verance's ConfirMedia For Radio Airplay Verification Of Public Service Announcements

Verance Corporation, the leading provider of tools and services to track, manage and enhance the use of media content globally, today announced that its broadcast monitoring and reporting service, ConfirMedia, has been selected by the Ad Council for the monitoring of radio advertising campaigns nationwide. For more information, click here.

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Ghost Composer Fights For His Royalties

In a move that could affect the way royalties are paid for TV and film music, Michigan composer Dan Kolton is claiming the legal copyright to music for almost 100 episodes of the “Xena” and “Hercules” TV shows. For more information, click here.

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Questions Raised over ASCAP Cable TV Royalties Paid Via Radio Surveys

LOS ANGELES (Film Music Magazine) — Questions have been raised in the industry concerning substantial sums of a $30.6 million television royalty settlement that were paid to ASCAP radio writers and publishers. According to ASCAP President Marilyn Bergman, funds for the $30.6 million royalty payout were received by ASCAP from U.S. local cable television providers […]

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Ghostwriter Claims Copyright on Hundreds of Hercules, Xena Music Cues

LOS ANGELES (Film Music Magazine) — In a move destined to set a precedent for the film and television composing industry, Michigan composer Dan Kolton has claimed the legal copyright and authorship of hundreds of musical cues he says he composed while ghostwriting for the top-rated Hercules and Xena television series. Mr. Kolton stated he […]

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Circular Logic Releases InTime Tempo Tracking System

LOS ANGELES (Film Music Magazine) — Circular Logic, LLC, a music technology company based in South Florida, has announced the release of the InTime Tempo Tracking System 1.0 for WIndows. InTime is a system available to the public designed to create a fundamental shift in the way musicians htink about MIDI and computer music. With […]

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Educator, Composer Buddy Baker Dies

LOS ANGELES (Film Music Magazine) — Buddy Baker, Chair of the Film Scoring Program at USC and musical director for hundreds of Disney movies, TV shows, and theme-park rides, died July 26 in Sherman Oaks, CA at the age of 83, the studio announced Monday. Buddy Baker’s extensive career in the commercial field of music […]

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Young Film Composers Competition Winners Announced

LOS ANGELES (Film Music Magazine) — A blue-ribbon panel of film and television industry judges has chosen the winners of the Third Annual Young Film Composers Competition. The annual film scoring competition is presented by Turner Classic Moves, Film Music magazine and MP3.com, and is sponsored by The Guitar Center. Prizes this year were provided […]

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