I've added two new tunes to my list. "Morning Amor" is a cue that was done for Good Morning America that I thought achieved a nice laid back quality.
The song "Meant To Be Mine" has an interesting back story. I'm a member of a New York based group called The Manhattan Producer's Alliance (go to: http://www.manhatpro.com/ for more info on it) and we were recently approached by eSession ( http://www,esession.com ) to try out their service within the MPA community. eSession is a web… Continue
Added by Dan Carter on February 15, 2008 at 1:30am —
Here's the web version:
Custom music company - Merritt Music Productions LLC - teams up with American Idol contestant, Josiah Lemming to create “Anything Beautiful,” a new song for an international client.
“The client wanted an original song to reflect their new USA campaign - something emotional, intimate, uplifting and hopeful,” said Chris Merritt,… Continue
Added by Chris Merritt on February 13, 2008 at 11:30am —
Sith'D, the Star Wars spoof I scored that won 2006 Best Comedy at Comic-Con, is approaching a quarter of a million downloads! Can you help us get over the hump? (It's only 2:16.)
Please pass this along to some friends if you like it.....
My wife, two small children and my PRO will all appreciate it!
(Royalty checks… Continue
Added by Scott W. Hallgren on February 12, 2008 at 8:16am —
Added by David Beard on February 10, 2008 at 5:30pm —
I sent this out to over 300 production and post companies, promising anonymity via Mister Poll.com; I got responses back in the high double digits, and have posted the data here. Please note that some of the questions could have more than one answer.
Is music a budget line item or consideration when you start a project?
Added by Scott W. Hallgren on February 5, 2008 at 6:30pm —
I sent this to the FMPRO list, but it is really a great speech that really hits directly to the key issues of our industry at this juncture in time. I hope you all read this and respond. Enjoy!
Posted February 1, 2008 — in… Continue
Added by Chris Alpiar on February 1, 2008 at 2:25pm —
For all of my composer, songwriter & publisher friends out there:
On Monday, January 28, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) begins the hearing that will determine mechanical rates for every songwriter and music publisher in America. It will be the most important rate hearing in the history of the music industry because in addition to setting rates for physical products, rates will be set for the first time ever for digital products such as digital downloads, subscription services… Continue
Added by Scott W. Hallgren on January 28, 2008 at 12:09pm —
Was humbled by this movie today, specifically in the fact that I only counted 4, just 4, music 'cues' throughout the entire 2hrs, 2 mins. And I'm counting the cue for the credits! And those 'cues' were just pads, more like sound design.
Humbled because the movie is so damned good, it didn't need music.
Added by Scott W. Hallgren on January 24, 2008 at 4:28pm —
My new book is hitting the shelves on 1/15/08 and is already available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all major online bookstores. It can also be ordered from any brick and mortar bookstore. Getting it on the shelves is another thing, but I am working on it! The best deal is still on my website www.RBooks.org
, where you can get an autographed copy for only… Continue
Added by Leon Portelance on January 13, 2008 at 5:59pm —
I've been asked to describe what I do. So here it is!
Usually I’ll talk to the producer of the spot for a bit to get the feel of what they want. It’s rarely about specific styles or instruments, but more often about mood. They describe what they are trying to accomplish with the spot and we discuss ways that the music can help – like give it more energy, or make it “bigger” and so on.
I usually don’t write any music until I get some form of video. Often, the video… Continue
Added by Chris Merritt on January 9, 2008 at 6:30pm —
hi forum folks:
if anyone has noticed my absence from these parts lately, i just got home from two weeks in the clutches of the medical establishment after being blown over by sudden wind gust on to 50 or so acres of slanted blacktop
on the ferry dock on orcas island ( in the san juan is ) where i'd been having a nice visit with jazz trumpetist/ jazz ed guru guy willie thomas on the weekend of 12-14 ..16.
ironically, the accident occurred on my 70th b/day.. (12-16)… Continue
Added by phil Kelly on December 31, 2007 at 3:58pm —
I have started to migrate my composition PC "farm" to MADI.
My current setup uses the maximum of 12 stereo inputs into my DAW via the RME HDSP9656 card (three Adat inputs = 24 mono channels). I was running into track limits with this setup and also wanted to have more separate outputs groups from my three Gigastudio PCs.
So I decided to take the plunge and start building a new DAW (quadcore) and later use the current DAW as fourth GigaStudio PC. I am also in… Continue
Added by Peter Emanuel Roos on December 16, 2007 at 8:29am —
Well I've been writing orchestral music for around 18 months now and of late I've been working on some really nice pieces but they've been generally quite introspective and low-key.
I decided that it was time for me to write a real 'adventure' piece of music, drawing on influences from John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith.
So, without further ado I present Night Escape. This piece is a real homage to some of my favourite adventure scores. You can download it from… Continue
Added by James Semple on December 3, 2007 at 5:52am —
My 2nd novel will be released in December. I am quite excited about it.
It is very political and will likely do better in the "blue" states
than the "red" states. The book will have a suggested retail of $13.95
and will be distributed by Ingrams. It will be availble to order at all
major bookstores (getting it on the shelves is another thing when you
are trying to get established) and online at all major bookstores. I
will be selling autographed copies on my… Continue
Added by Leon Portelance on November 23, 2007 at 3:55pm —
Le Présent oublié de Patrick Defossez, rhapsodie aux frontières indicibles de la musique contemporaine et de l'électro-jazz, est une expérience captivante qui convie les différents hautbois (hautbois, cor anglais, hautbois d'amour et hautbois baryton), le piano, la percussion, la trompette et les claviers électroniques à se mêler à l’instrumentarium électronique et ses possibilités infinies de traitements sonores en temps réel.
Pour notre prochain concert, nous invitons un tomboniste et un… Continue
Added by Patrick Defossez on November 20, 2007 at 1:00pm —
Tuesday Oct. 30, the Nashville Composer's Association hosted an opportunity
on our local NPR/classical station for a few of us to freely improvise music
inspired by poems from Poe, Dickinson & Rilke about the macabre ('tis the season and all). What you'll
hear is literally being made up on the spot - no music, no prior communication.
Nothing but the poem's influence and us listening to each other. Lance, Tracey,
Pat, Rod & I were truly working without a… Continue
Added by Scott W. Hallgren on November 18, 2007 at 11:22pm —
How is everyone doing today? I imagine everyone is starting to fast, in preparation for Thanksgiving's stuffing, self-stuffing.
I received an upgrade to Kontakt 3 a few days ago. Sounded terrible,
but then I figured out the 'buffer size' was set a little too 'fast'
and now it sounds great. (after going through every conceivable system
option within Windows, Sonar, and MOTU's 828. I then spent a couple of
hours playing K3's various samples. ..Who can get pleasure… Continue
Added by Doug Lauber on November 10, 2007 at 12:36pm —
Wrote 'La última llamada' for Tango Nashville, a great 501c3 here in Nashville
that promotes tango dancing and Argentinian culture. It was definitely a stretch;
I'm used to having drums as a crutch for the beat, and I know subtlety is not my
strong suit.... still, I hope you enjoy it - Diana & MariaPia from Tango Nashville
have told me they love it - it will be featured at their big September event!
it's No. 2 on my playlist, to the left.....
Added by Scott W. Hallgren on November 5, 2007 at 8:07am —
Just wanted to spread the message, that I put my new "blogsite" online.
It is neither a pure blog nor a pure website, so just check it out at www.alexpfeffer.net
I definitely don't want to keep people away from the Composer's forum, but I think it's worth checking out once in a while, because I will have a lot of media to check out and also a few written posts about vsti's, plugs and general music & computer related stuff which might be… Continue
Added by Alex Pfeffer on November 1, 2007 at 9:44pm —
Yep, that's a bold title no doubt about it. I apologise upfront to all the composers who will find this very basic stuff but this was a real discovery for me.
I've been writing rock and pop music for many years now. I've been a fan of film music for far longer... probably dating back to the first time I saw Star Wars.
Anyway, 2 years ago I was sitting at the keyboard and playing around on a strings patch when I suddenly played a chord change that I'd just never really focused… Continue
Added by James Semple on November 1, 2007 at 11:46am —