The greatest enemy of original music in TV and film is, well, the original music.
Music commissioning has always been squalid. But today's composers get a fairer deal than Mozart ever did.
When it comes to music technology, truth can be stranger than fiction.
You can't please all of the people all of the time. Even when they are on the same production team.
There's a place for art in almost everything — even music for TV.
What does the world of sports broadcasting offer the budding sound engineer?
The pace of change in music technology can be scary, so let's be thankful for the one constant.
The world is full of products that promise to make our music better. But will clients or audiences notice the difference?
We all want our names to be associated with famous TV programmes, right? Well, it depends what they're famous for...
Life as a jobbing musician has always been tough, but at least the risk of drowning isn't quite as high these days.
Whatever your political views, 'Obamacare' can only be a good thing for musicians and engineers.
Making a good living from music isn't as hard as they say. Getting people to believe that you make a good living from music can be impossible.
We all like adding new technology to our studios, but progress comes at a cost.
Recent NSA wiretap transcripts have uncovered a transatlantic telephone conversation which could have disastrous consequences.
What's more humiliating than working for nothing? Jumping through hoops to work for nothing...
Do we make our own luck, or does our luck make us? Either way, you need to be prepared when opportunity comes along.
When clients have an instinctive reaction to the music they’ve commissioned, the original brief often goes out of the window.
The people who are paying us don’t always notice when we drop the ball — but it’s a matter of pride.
Stupidity is annoying, but at least it’s only a distraction. Isn’t it?
It’s time media composers stood up for themselves — and their art.
TV composers usually work at a safe distance, but you can’t beat the excitement of a big live spectacular.
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