Composers need publishers. But are they there to help us, or help themselves?
You are here
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.
In 2016, acclaimed pianist, composer and producer Nils Frahm took over operation of the former chamber music hall at Funkhaus, and after extensive remodelling, the studio is now ready to embark on the next phase of its journey.
Is it really still OK for our livelihoods to depend on a small piece of plastic?
This year’s AES Show in New York saw a number of welcome changes...
Like any way to make a living, library music has its pitfalls. We help you look out for some of the biggest!
There’s a lot of money to be made writing music for movie trailers — so you have to be good. Have you got what it takes?
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...
Berlin has become a major hub for the creative industries in recent years, and its importance extends far beyond German or...
A trailer can make or break a blockbuster movie, and the choice of music can make or break a trailer. Chances are that music will be library music...
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.
New York’s Avatar Studios — au revoir, but not goodbye.
Originally named One On One Recording, the studio became very famous from the 1970s to the 1990s, with Studio A in particular gaining a reputation for delivering one of the best drum sounds around LA...
As a large multi-room facility, Larrabee Studios remains in demand both by artists and industry professionals, to the point where they are not only holding their ground but are actually expanding.
As media composers, we should be able to turn our hands to anything... shouldn’t we?
Success in the library music world is partly about who you know — so get out there and get to know people!
If the LP finally dies, what will become of the studio?
When people are paying peanuts, they’ll treat you like a monkey.