There are always loose ends in the murky world of music for the media. And sometimes those loose ends end up tied round your neck.
Are album credits finally coming to streaming services?
Is it really still OK for our livelihoods to depend on a small piece of plastic?
The joy of working in an abstract medium is that everyone will find their own meaning in your music.
The field of game audio is in the process of levelling up...
Increasingly, clients don’t just want your music. They want the opportunity to ruin your music, and waste hours of your life into the bargain.
As media composers, we should be able to turn our hands to anything... shouldn’t we?
If the LP finally dies, what will become of the studio?
When people are paying peanuts, they’ll treat you like a monkey.
“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” — Corinthians 13:13
The competitors you need to worry about are the ones you haven’t heard of. Yet...
Digital storage has been revolutionary — but the consequences of mishandling it can be severe.
We’d all love to work with the LSO at Abbey Road. But if we don’t have the budget, are we betraying British musicians by looking overseas?
Automation is a double-edged sword...
Pretentious hairy people have influenced the world of art in more ways than you might expect.
What’s in a name? A lot — if you play your cards right.
Being precious about your artistic sensibilities is all very well — as long as you don’t mind no-one ever hearing your music.
As expectations for live performances increase, the line between stage and studio engineering blurs.
Large-format mixing consoles have been in decline for years — but could there be life in them yet?
The secret of success is to deal with failure in the right way. Which is easier when your failures don’t cost thousands of innocent lives.
The way composers are treated by some clients is just criminal...
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