JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

The SCL is a vibrant community of composers, lyricists, and songwriters, and has been an active part of Hollywood's music community since 1983. Today, 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. In addition to fostering a sense of community among our members, we provide information on a variety of subjects, including the creative, financial, technical and contractual aspects of writing for film, television, video games and theater. 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.

All memberships are auto-renewing by default, but can be easily canceled at any time, or up/downgraded from the Manage Account page at prorated rates.

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

REGULAR MEMBERSHIPS

ASSOCIATE / STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
$85 / year
  • item 1 For the student composer, lyricist, and songwriter, and those without credits for FULL MEMBERSHIP, but whom are actively working towards their first film, TV, game, and musical theater credits
  • item 2 Includes:
  • Subscription to THE SCORE magazine
  • Full access to seminar and event videos
  • Free admission to seminars and screenings with composer Q&A
  • Special member events including Hollywood Bowl Night and Holiday Dinner
  • Eligibility for the SCL Mentor Program
FULL MEMBERSHIP
$135 / year
  • item 1 For composers, lyricists, and songwriters with the required credits
  • item 2 Includes:
  • Subscription to THE SCORE magazine
  • Full access to seminar and event videos
  • Free admission to seminars and screenings with composer Q&A
  • Special member events including Hollywood Bowl Night and Holiday Dinner
  • Voting privileges for elections and awards
  • Qualification to run for the SCL Board of Directors (after three years of Full or higher membership)
GOLD MEMBERSHIP
$250 / year
  • item 1 For composers, lyricists, and songwriters with the required credits
  • item 2 Includes:
  • All the benefits of FULL MEMBERSHIP, plus:
  • Invitation to the annual SCL Oscar Nominees Champagne Reception
  • Invitation to the annual SCL Emmy Primetime Nominees and Daytime Winners Champagne Reception
  • Special recognition in each issue of The Score
PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP
$500 / year
  • item 1 For composers, lyricists, and songwriters with the required credits
  • item 2 Includes:
  • All the benefits of GOLD MEMBERSHIP, plus:
  • David Raksin and BT Composer DVDs
  • One free non-member guest to seminars with reserved prime seating at SCL Events
DIAMOND MEMBERSHIP
$1000 / year
  • item 1 For composers, lyricists, and songwriters with the required credits
  • item 2 Includes:
  • All the benefits of PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP, plus:
  • Evening Cocktail Reception with the SCL President
  • SCL Famous First (signed & matted)

PATRON/SPONSOR MEMBERSHIPS

FULL SPONSOR / PATRON
$135 / year
  • item 1 For industry professionals involved in the film, TV, game, and musical theater industries, including music executives, music supervisors, music editors, musicians, agents, attorneys, and managers
  • item 2 All the benefits of FULL MEMBERSHIP (above), except voting privileges
GOLD SPONSOR / PATRON
$250 / year
  • item 1 For industry professionals involved in the film, TV, game, and musical theater industries, including music executives, music supervisors, music editors, musicians, agents, attorneys, and managers
  • item 2 All the benefits of GOLD MEMBERSHIP (above), except voting privileges
PLATINUM SPONSOR / PATRON
$500 / year
  • item 1 For industry professionals involved in the film, TV, game, and musical theater industries, including music executives, music supervisors, music editors, musicians, agents, attorneys, and managers
  • item 2 All the benefits of PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP (above), except voting privileges
DIAMOND SPONSOR / PATRON
$1000 / year
  • item 1 For industry professionals involved in the film, TV, game, and musical theater industries, including music executives, music supervisors, music editors, musicians, agents, attorneys, and managers
  • item 2 All the benefits of DIAMOND MEMBERSHIP (above), except voting privileges

REQUIRED CREDITS

Film Composers: 1 motion picture credit (unreleased films count) or 4 "additional music by" credits or 20 minutes of cue sheet credit from any number of shows.

Television Composers: 1 episode or TV movie credit on free or cable TV (pilots count) or 20 minutes of cue sheet credit from any number of shows.

Songwriters/Lyricists: 1 source or featured song placed in a motion picture, television program or video game.

Game Composers: An aggregate of 30 minutes of original music composed for any number of released titles. Only games that contain recorded music will be considered for eligibility.

Musical Theater Composers/Lyricists: At least 1 professional, fully-staged Actors Equity Association production at an Equity-based and approved regional theatre in the U.S., including productions off-Broadway and Broadway. Composer/lyricist must have received compensation and had a professional run in front of a paying audience.

Commercial and trailer composers with appropriate credits are welcome to apply for membership.