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.

Upcoming Events: Los Angeles

9 / 1 / 2019

Annual Night at the Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl | Volunteer Cottage

Los Angeles, CA | 5:00pm PDT

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9 / 13 / 2019

SCL Emmy® Reception 2019

Bistro Garden at Coldwater

Los Angeles, CA | 6:30pm PDT

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9 / 19 / 2019

SCL SongArts Seminar: Songs for Film and TV

Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | 2:00pm PDT

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Upcoming Events: New York

9 / 19 / 2019

From Screen to Concert Hall: Dramatic Storytelling for Orchestra

New York

New York, NY | 7:00pm EDT

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10 / 16 / 2019

Livening Up Your Scores: Guitar Samples/Tech for Scoring

New York

New York, NY | 6:00pm EDT

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10 / 22 / 2019

Show Me The Money: Current State of Music Licensing Royalties

New York

New York, NY | 6:00pm EDT

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A Community Full of Leaders

Michael Giacchino receives ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award

SCL member Michael Giacchino is presented with ASCAP's most coveted screen music honor, The Henry Mancini Award.

Terence Blanchard Named BMI Icon

SCL member Terence Blanchard is named a BMI Icon in recognition of his significant contributions to the cinematic community.

Pinar Toprak Receives ASCAP's Shirley Walker Award

SCL member Pinar Toprak, the first woman to score a $1 billion-grossing film (Captain Marvel), receives the ASCAP Shirley Walker Award.

William Ross Receives BMI's Classic Contribution Award

SCL member William Ross receives the BMI Classic Contribution Award in recognition of his extensive work mentoring new talent throughout his career, which has spanned feature films, the recording industry and television.

Pasek/Paul receive ASCAP's Vanguard Award

Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul added another award to their crowded mantle with the first ASCAP Vanguard Award ever given to composers for screen or musical theatre.

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.