Category: Industry News (Archive)

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Pacific NW Film Scoring Program Announces New Master of Music (MM) in Film Composition Degree

In September of 2011 the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program merged with the Seattle Film Institute – the Northwest‘s largest film school. Under the SFI umbrella, which already offers an MA in Film Producing and an MFA in Filmmaking, we are now offering the first and only one year Master of Music (MM) in Film Composition in the United States.

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TuneSat Launches Revolutionary New Internet Monitoring Service Incl. Administrative Services to Pursue Unlicensed and Unpaid Music Usages

Multi-Media Uses Can be Detected on Millions of Sites World Wide

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Supreme Court Rejects ASCAP's Argument That Music Downloads Are Public Performances

The Supreme Court let stand on Monday a ruling against ASCAP that a traditional Internet download of sound recording does not constitute a public performance of the recorded musical work under federal copyright law. The justices refused to review a ruling by an appeals court in New York that the download itself of a musical work does not fall within the law’s definition of a public performance of that work. ASCAP says the ruling has profound implications for the nation’s music industry, costing its members tens of millions of dollars in potential royalties each year.

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ScoreKeepers Music Names Eric Hester as VP of Music Production

Leading production music library ScoreKeepers Music has named Eric Hester as VP of Music Production.

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Composer Census Group Announces over 3,000 Downloads of 2011 Film & TV Composer Census

The Composer Census Group has announced that downloads of the 2011 Film & Television Composer Census, an unprecedented study covering American network television, national basic cable, premium cable, and nationally syndicated programming, have exceeded 3,000.

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Seattle Composers Alliance Presents "Compose Yourself" Oct 8-9 with Ron Jones

Seattle Composers Alliance will present “Compose Yourself,” a two-day workshop with veteran Film and Television composer Ron Jones, on Saturday, October 8 – Sunday October 9, 10 p.m. to 6 p.m., Seattle Pacific University Music Building, 33214 Fourth Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98119.

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Hummie Mann LA Seminar Oct 11-12 "What to Write?!"

Acclaimed composer Hummie Mann will present the second of his master class seminars on Oct 11 and 12, titled “What to Write?!”. The seminar will discuss a structured approach to dramatic scoring, including what is it that a good score should bring to a project and a methodology of achieving it.

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Marco Beltrami Helms Recording Session for Composer-In-Residence Program at USC

Students from the USC Film Scoring Program took part in a three-part workshop concluding with a scoring session at Beltrami’s Pianella Studio in Malibu, California. With financial support from The ASCAP Foundation, the students’ music was recorded and produced with members of the Hollywood Studio Orchestra.

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ASCAP Announces Award and Grant Recipients from its Annual Television and Film Scoring Workshops

ASCAP has announced that four aspiring composers who took part in this year’s Television and Film Scoring Workshops in Los Angeles and New York have been presented awards from The ASCAP Foundation and a grant from The Recording Musicians Association of Los Angeles (RMA-LA).

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2012 BMI Student Composer Award Competition Opens

BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson have announced the opening of the 60th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition.

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Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program to Offer Professional Seminar Series in Los Angeles

The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program (PNWFS) has announced a series of 2-evening seminars in Los Angeles taught by composer and PNWFS program creator Hummie Mann. The first seminar, scheduled for September 27th and 28th, is titled “Harmonic Concepts” – A thorough overview of harmonic practice – from basic to advanced concepts – as used in contemporary film composition and songwriting.

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FMM Exclusive Audio Interview: Bruce Broughton of the AMCL Talks About What Happened With the Teamsters and the Future of Composer Unionization

Film Music Magazine presents an exclusive audio interview featuring composer Bruce Broughton, chairperson of the Association of Media Composers and Lyricists, talking with Film Music Magazine publisher Mark Northam about what happened with composer unionization and the Teamsters, why the current unionization effort with the Teamsters was abandoned, and much more.

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Cody Westheimer Pens New Theme For Tour de France

With credits that include National Lampoon’s Cattle Call, TLC’s Little People Big World and the star-powered and soon to be released Conception, composer Cody Westheimer has composed a Hollywood-inspired theme that was used for this year’s Tour de France.

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ABC Studios and Chop Shop/Atlantic Records Announce New "Grey's Anatomy" Soundtrack Album

ABC Studios and Chop Shop/Atlantic Records announce the upcoming release of “Grey’s Anatomy Original Soundtrack Volume 4.” The album — the first new collection of music from and inspired by the hit ABC series in four years — arrives in stores and all demand-side platforms on September 13.

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AMCL Composer Group Abandons Unionization Efforts "For Now"; CGA To Continue Composer Unionization Drive

What started out with a bang ended with a whimper last week as the group working with the Teamsters to unionize film and TV composers gave up their 2-year effort for recognition as a union by Hollywood producers and studios “for now.” In a statement, the Association of Media Composers and Lyricists (AMCL) said that the Teamsters advised them that “the traditional method of bargaining with the AMPTP will not be successful.”

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NARIP Announces Music Supervisor Sessions in NY

NARIP has announced a special series of sessions with music supervisors in New York. The sessions will take place between September and November.

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Sundance Institute Taps Six Fellows for 2011 Film Composers Lab

Six composers have been selected as Fellows for the Sundance Composers Lab, currently underway at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The 2011 Composers Lab Fellows are Fabian Almazan, Kristen Baum, Michael Cudahy, Philip Klein, Luke Rothschild and Jacob Shea.

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RightsFlow Announces Online Copyright Registration Utility

RightsFlow, a technology-enabled licensing and royalty service provider, has launched MySpark Copyright, an online copyright registration utility that streamlines the process for content creators and owners to register their works with the United States Copyright Office.

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Aircast Custom Music Creates Custom Sounds For KAKE

Aircast Custom Music has contributed to Kansas ABC-affiliate KAKE News’ brand refreshment with sound, creating a new set of themes for their newscasts and a new audio logo.

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Elliot Goldenthal, Howard Shore, and Hans Zimmer Will Attend World Soundtrack Awards, Event Concert Dedicated To Ronni Chasen

On Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00p.m., Oscar winners Elliot Goldenthal, Howard Shore, and Hans Zimmer will be the distinguished guests at the closing ceremony of the 38th Ghent Film Festival at the Kuipke in Ghent, Belgium. Once again, the Kuipke Event Centre in Ghent will be transformed into a concert hall for an audience of more than 3000 for this 11th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert. Following the annual presentation of the prestigious film music awards, the Brussels Philharmonic – the Orchestra of Flanders – will perform a singular selection from the three great masters’ extensive oeuvres conducted by Dirk Brossé. As always, the live music will be accompanied by striking film footage. The concert is being dedicated in memory of Ronni Chasen, longtime representative and friend of the film festival.

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ASCAP Honors Top Film and Television Music Composers at 26th Annual Awards Celebration

ASCAP hosted its 26th Annual Film & Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The invitation-only dinner and awards ceremony paid special tribute to Angelo Badalamenti and Alf Clausen, and honored ASCAP composers of the top box office film music and the most performed television music of 2010.

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Daytime Emmy Music Winners Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards in a grand gala for over 1,000 attendees at the Westin Bonaventure, in downtown Los Angeles.

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BMI Announces Composing for the Screen 2011: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Composing for the Screen course. Sponsored by BMI and directed by composer Rick Baitz, this New York City-based program selects a small number of emerging film composers and provides a series of workshops, followed by year-round continued consultation and development.

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Deskew Technologies Releases New Sheet Music Manager For iPad

Deskew Technologies LLC has released new versions of Scorecerer featuring support for your own sheet music

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Film Music Magazine Launches ComposerStudios.com Featuring Film & TV Composer Studios and Music

Film Music Magazine announces the launch of ComposerStudios.com, the magazine’s latest online destination for film and television composers that features photos and descriptions of the studios of working film & TV composers from around the world along with links to the composers and their music.

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Angelo Badalamenti and Alf Clausen To Be Honored At 26th Annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards June 23

Composers Angelo Badalamenti and Alf Clausen will be honored at the 26th Annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, taking place June 23, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Badalamenti will be presented with the distinguished ASCAP Henry Mancini Award and Clausen will receive the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award. The composers of the most performed film and television music of 2010 will also be honored at the invitation-only event.

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LicenseQuote Launches 'Find Music To License' Global Stores Feature For The Music And Media Industry

On June 6, 2011 LicenseQuote launched its ‘Find Music To License’ global stores search feature for the music and media industry to find music by publishers, brands, catalogs, genres, titles, track description keywords and related tags.

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ASCAP Presents "Adventurous Programming" Awards To Orchestras

ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) joined the League of American Orchestras in presenting 26 awards to orchestras who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to contemporary composers at a special Awards Presentation held today during the League’s 66th National Conference in Minneapolis.

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AFM, AFL-CIO Taking Aim at Employer Bankruptcy Tactics

In light of the recent wave of orchestra bankruptcies, the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) has obtained a grant from the AFL-CIO to engage legal counsel to assist and represent locals in bankruptcy matters.

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Rock Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Kris Bell Secures Licensing Deal With Fox and Discovery Networks

Rock guitarist/singer/songwriter Kris Bell has secured licensing of his album, “Turn it On, Turn it Up” on Fox and Discovery networks in addition to his previous licensing with MTV.

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