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.

Where’s My Money?


The Society of Composers & Lyricists in New York presents a panel on music licensing royalties…

Broadcast-Ready In A Hurry


You have a track to write, but limited time and budget. You have to get it…

Film Composers and the Concert Music World


In this seminar we are looking at how film composers are navigating the concert world’s barriers,…

Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence


On February 5, 2020, the Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held a…

Scoring and Performing for the Contemporary Harp


Rock, Film and Classical music… with the harp! Alexander Boldachev explores all musical worlds with his…

Scoring Films on a Shoestring Budget


Composer and music editor Shie Rozow will discuss the ins and outs of scoring an independent feature on…

Diane Warren: Writing Songs with Emotional Meaning


Dig deep into the psyche and emotional side of music, with songwriter Diane Warren. Learn how she writes…

Getting Smart with Pro Tools


Enter the world of Pro Tools with an expert who knows it all. Learn the techniques…

Steel & Strings: Enter the Dobro


Join us for an immersive insight into slide guitar instruments. Guitarist/multi instrumentalist Jay Leach will explain…

Programming Eurorack Modular Synths


April 10, 2019 – Modular synths are more popular than ever and Eurorack is the dominant…

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