Seminars

The SCL produces a number of educational seminars each year in Los Angeles and New York covering a range of subjects relevant to media composers. Topic areas certain around the business, art, craft and technology of writing music for media. Video of the seminars are included here wherever possible.

The Future of Music: Artificial Intelligence


Composer and SCL Board Member Fletcher Beasley speaks with SCL seminar chair Jack D. Elliot about…

Mental Health: Part 1


Composers and SCL board members Jack D. Elliot, Joel Douek, and Russell Brower are joined by…

The Evolution of Creating: Writing Songs for Sync


Songwriters Pamela Sheyne and Richard Harris discuss the finer details of music synchronization and how to…

Demystifying Indian Music


Composer Aks speaks with moderator Jack D. Elliot about the building blocks of Indian classical music:…

Chasing Your Money: What’s In It For Me?


Veteran music industry professionals and performing rights advocates Michael Eames and Rene Merideth take part in…

The Funny World of Cartoon Music


Composer, songwriter, and SCL Board Member Hélène Muddiman moderates this SCL Seminar in which composers and…

European Film Music Day 2021: Buyouts in the Audiovisual Sector


Buyouts in the audiovisual sector: How is the problem affecting music creators?Global streamers are increasing their…

NY SongArts: Musical Storytelling


During the spring of 2021, NY SongArts invited SCL members to participate in Musical Storytelling, a…

Composers’ Roundtable: Narrative vs. Documentary


Composers Nainita Desai, Nathan Halpern, Mandy Hoffman, and Jonathan Zalben discuss the differences in approach between…

Navigating Content Protection and Monetization on YouTube


Adrev’s VP of Business Development Jesse Worstell discusses the ins and outs of Youtube Content ID…