Category: Industry News (Archive)

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Film Music Magazine Invites Submissions For New ComposerStudios.com Website

Film Music Magazine has announced the upcoming launch of ComposerStudios.com, a new website highlighting the technology and tools used by composers, and is inviting submissions by composers of their studios. The new website will feature photos and descriptions of the technology, hardware and software used in the studios of film, television and video game composers.

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William Morris Endeavor Hires GSA's Newman and Launches Composer Division; Signs Hans Zimmer, David Newman and Paul Williams

William Morris Endeavor (WME), one of the top talent agencies in Hollywood, has hired Amos Newman from the Gorfaine-Schwartz agency (GSA) and launched a composer division, taking Hans Zimmer from GSA and David Newman in the first weeks of operation. WME has also reportedly signed ASCAP president Paul Williams.

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GameSoundCon 2011 LA To Be Presented June 6

GameSoundCon 2011 LA is a full day symposium for composers, sound designers, recording professionals and others who want to learn what it takes to be successful in the growing video game industry. Learn the technical and creative challenges of music and sound for games that they don’t teach in music school from the leaders and shapers of game audio.

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EMI Pulls Digital Rights From ASCAP In Radical Plan To Streamline Licensing

In a radical shift, EMI Music Publishing has announced that it is taking back the responsibility for licensing digital rights in North American from ASCAP. The performance rights society will continue to license EMI’s performance rights for traditional media services, including television and radio stations.

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BMI Presents Film & TV Music Awards

BMI staged its annual Film/TV Awards May 19 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. During the invitation-only gala, BMI celebrated the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series, and highest-ranking cable network programs.

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BASCA and PRS Announce 56th Ivor Novello Awards

BASCA in association with PRS for Music have announced the winners of the 56th Ivor Novello Awards. The Ivors celebrate, honor and reward excellence in songwriting and composing. They are presented and judged by the writing community and considered amongst the most important awards for UK music creators.

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MusicRevolution.com Offers Free Royalty-Free Music To Celebrate Its One Year Anniversary

MusicRevolution.com, an online marketplace for production music, has announced the offering of a collection of free royalty-free music to celebrate the one year anniversary since its successful launch.

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59th Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners Announced

Eleven young classical composers ranging in age from 14 to 27 have been named winners in the 59th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards.

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AIMP Nashville Presents Music Supervision – Tips on getting songs placed in Film & TV June 14

The Nashville chapter of the Association for Independent Music Publishers presents “Music Supervision – Tips on getting songs placed in Film & TV” on June 14 in Nashville.

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NARIP Presents Film & TV Music Licensing Seminar May 25 in Atlanta

The Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP) will present “How To Market & License Music For Film & TV” May 25, 2011

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NARIP Presents Music in Games Event June 22 in Atlanta

The National Association of Recording Industry Professionals will present a seminar on Music in Games on June 22, 2001 in Atlanta.

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Nordic Composers Create Nordic Film Composers Network

A group of prominent composers from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway have created NFCN – Nordic Film Composers’ Network with the goal of bringing together all film and media composers from the Nordic countries.

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Audio Impressions Announces Notation Switchblade Universal Translater for MIDI to Notation Software Translations

Audio Impressions has announced the introduction of Notation Switchblade, a universal translator that fixes anomalies (tuplets, notes, styles, articulations) occurring when converting from MIDI to notation software (Sibelius, Finale).

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ASCAPlus Awards Deadline June 1

ASCAP has announced that the deadline for its ASCAPlus awards, intended for “writer members of any genre whose performances are primarily in venues not surveyed; and/or writer members whose catalogs have prestige value for which they would not otherwise be compensated” is June 1

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Composer David Arnold to Receive Richard Kirk Award at BMI Film & Television Awards

BMI will present its Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement to David Arnold at the annual BMI Film & Television Awards, slated for Wednesday, May 18 in Los Angeles

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Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program’s 2 Week Summer Intensive Programs in Film Scoring For 2011

The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program’s 2 Week Summer Intensive in Seattle, Washington (July 11th – 22nd) has announced there is little over 2 weeks remaining for the early registration discount

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ASCAP Financials: Revenue Down 6%; Member Distributions Down 2.1%

ASCAP reported declines in both revenue and distributions to members at its 2010 at its General Annual Membership Meeting in New York City

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Submissions Being Accepted For 43rd ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards – Deadline June 1

ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has announced that they are now accepting submissions for the ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards Competition for books, articles, liner notes, broadcasts and websites on the subject of music

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Library of Congress Announces 2010 Additions to National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress has named 25 new additions to the ninth annual National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, to ensure that these cultural, artistic and historical recordings are always available to the American public

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Mood Media Acquires Muzak

Muzak Holdings LLC, a provider of music, messaging and video for business, confirmed that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Mood Media Corporation, an in-store media specialist, for an enterprise value of up to approximately US$345 million

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ole's clear Acquires Brand and Sub-Pub Assets of The Music People

clear, the new production music division of ole, has acquired the rights to the brand and the sub-publishing book of business of The Music People Ltd., a Canadian production music company

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Vladimir Podgoretsky Named BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Scholarship Recipient

Vladimir Podgoretsky has been named the BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship recipient at UCLA Extension

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BMI Film Scoring Scholarship at Berklee Awarded to Pablo Gomez Trujillo

Composer Pablo Gomez Trujillo was named the 2011 BMI Film Scoring Scholarship recipient at the annual BMI Day at Berklee College of Music

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BMI Music 101: TV & Film Panel April 21 Los Angeles

BMI presents Music 101: TV & Film Panel at the Gibson Showroom located at 9350 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on April 21, 2011

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Megatrax Shares Licensing Revenues to Help Japan

Megatrax Production Music, an independent production music source for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia, is offering to help Japan in the wake of the recent tragic earthquakes and tsunami

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AIMP LA Presents Animation Music Panel April 21

The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) will present “Animation Music – It’s Not Just For Kids!!” on April 21, 2011 from 11:30 am – 1:45 pm in Los Angeles at the House of Blues, located at 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, California

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MTV Taps Nic Harcourt as First Music Supervisor in Residence

MTV, a division of Viacom Inc, has announced that Nic Harcourt will serve as the first Music Supervisor in Residence for the channel

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Scott Smalley Orchestration Course Now Available Online

The Film Music Institute has announced that Scott Smalley’s legendary Art of Orchestration for Film course is now available in a 100% online version to composers, orchestrators and music students worldwide

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Watchdog Group: Local 47 Pays Thousands to USC For Film Scoring Class Musicians, UCLA Ext. Gets Zero

According to a report from LA-based watchdog group The Committee for a More Responsible Local 47, the Local 47 Executive Board in December approved a $2,500 “donation” to pay for musicians for a USC film scoring orchestration class taught by Bruce Broughton. The donation is in start contrast to the precedent established at UCLA Extension film scoring courses over the last 20 years where students have had to pay 100% of the musician fees with no donations or grants from Local 47.

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ASCAP: All Writer Incumbents Re-Elected; All Writer Opponents Lose; Refuses to Release Vote Counts

ASCAP has continued its controversial election policy of refusing to release election vote counts after announcing that all Board of Directors writer incumbents were re-elected, resulting in the loss of 100% of the handpicked writer “opponents” chosen by the Board’s nominating committee and announced just days prior to the ballots were distributed to voting members of the society

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