Thank you for your interest in joining the SCL and submitting to the Awards program. We welcome your application for membership below. Applications are normally approved within one to two business days, then after you receive e-mail notification, you may submit to the SCL Awards.


Composers, lyricists, and songwriters with the required credits are eligible to join the SCL. Your annual benefits will include:

  • Submission privileges for the SCL awards
  • Voting privileges in SCL awards and elections
  • 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
  • Qualification to run for the SCL Board of Directors (after three or more years of membership)
  • Invitation to the annual SCL Oscar Nominees Champaign Reception
  • Invitation to the annual SCL Emmy Primetime Nominees and Daytime Winners Champagne Reception
  • Special recognition in each issue of The Score



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.