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

2 / 12 / 2020

SCL Seminar: Film Composers and the Concert Music World

The Village | Village Studios

Los Angeles, CA | 7:30pm PST

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2 / 22 / 2020

SCL SongArts Event: Songs for Life

The Village | Village Studios

Los Angeles, CA | 2:00pm PST

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Upcoming Events: New York

2 / 6 / 2020

Show Me The Money: Current State of Music Licensing Royalties

, NY | 6:00pm EST

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3 / 3 / 2020

Ableton Live for Media Composers

Black Box Theater at NYU

New York, NY | 6:00pm EST

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3 / 26 / 2020

Songwriter Showcase with SESAC Artists

Rockwood Music Hall

New York, NY | 7:00pm EDT

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A Community Full of Leaders

Hildur Guðnadóttir

Recipient of the 2020 SCL Award for Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film for Joker

Thomas Newman and Sam Mendes

Recipients of the 2020 SCL Award for the Spirit of Collaboration. Thomas Newman accepted the award on behalf of Sam Mendes, who was not able to attend.

Kathryn Bostic

Recipient of the 2020 SCL Award for Outstanding Original Score for an Independent Film for Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.

Hildur Guðnadóttir

Recipient of the 2020 SCL Award for Outstanding Original Score for Television/Streaming for Chernobyl.

Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

Recipients of the 2020 SCL Award for Outstanding Original Song for Visual Media for "Stand Up" (from Harriet). Cynthia Erivo was not able to attend.

Gordy Haab and Stephen Barton

Recipients of the 2020 SCL Award for Outstanding Original Score for Interactive Media for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

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.