The Premier Organization For Music Creators Working in Visual Media

The Society of Composers & Lyricists has been bringing together creators since 1945 to foster community, further our understanding of our craft, and to have a voice in the decisions that affect our future.

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A Community Full of Leaders


Singer-songwriter H.E.R. staked her claim in film history by winning the 2021 Academy Award in the category of Best Original Song for "Fight For You" from Judas and the Black Messiah.

Austin Wintory

Composer Austin Wintory is not only a perennial fan-favorite; his music has received critical acclaim, winning BAFTA and GANG awards, among other wins and nominations.

Terence Blanchard

Composer and SCL Ambassador Terence Blanchard was the recipient of this year's Spirit of Collaboration Award with his longtime collaborator, director Spike Lee.

Dara Taylor

Award-winning composer Dara Taylor is no stranger to the SCL, having volunteered her time to facilitate events and to SCL Mentor Program members.

Lolita Ritmanis

Lolita Ritmanis is an Emmy-winning composer who also won the 2021 SCL Award in Outstanding Music for an Independent Film for the score of Dvēseļu Putenis (Blizzard Of Souls).

Miriam Cutler

In addition to composing the scores for some of the highest-grossing documentaries ever released, Miriam Cutler also represents composers within industry organizations and has presented educational workshops on film scoring around the world.

The Weeknd

The Weeknd performed at the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show, joining other SCL Members to headline the show: Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, and Travis Scott.

Christopher Willis

Annie Award-winning composer Christopher Willis, in addition to being a first-call for Disney creatives and frequent collaborator Armando Iannucci, also holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Cambridge.

The SCL is a vibrant community of composers, lyricists, and songwriters, and has been an active part of Hollywood's music community since 1983. SCL members enjoy the camaraderie among composers and lyricists at a variety of stages in their careers, along with students, patrons, and sponsors supportive of our professional work. The SCL is active in improving the workplace and working conditions through an ongoing dialogue with experienced and acknowledged representatives of the global music community.

If you are an aspiring or professional composer or songwriter, we invite you to consider membership to the Society of Composers & Lyricists. 

The SCL sports a vibrant chapter in New York City. If you are joining us from the East Coast, learn more about the team that's advancing the cause of composers and lyricists in the Big Apple.