Essential Links for Composers

There are a number of things that composers must do to keep updated about industry issues, learn about the business and ensure that their works are protected. Here is a list of essential sites to help composers and music producers keep on top of it all. Organizations and Associations: As a composer, you must register…

Best Score Prerequisites

As most people are now aware, the Oscar for Best Original Score went to A.R. Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire. It’s great to see the Academy reaching out and awarding filmmakers beyond Hollywood. While I applaud them for their decision, there is still one area of the awards that still bothers me. It seems that the…

Collaboration Disqualification

Image via Wikipedia I recently wrote a post about the growing popularity of multiple-composer collaborations. I was mainly referring to the excellent soundtrack from the ‘Dark Knight’ written primarily by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. I use the word primarily because there were a few other composers and creative people involved who ended up…

The Modern Composer: Writer or Editor?

Image via Wikipedia These days the call for music in film and television is considerable. Not only is there a big need for content but the level and variety of music must also be high. More and more composers are being asked to not only produce complete soundtracks but also be able to create music…