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.

How to Get Paid The Right Way with Soundmouse


Joel Stoner, Label Partnership Manager at Soundmouse, gives a presentation to SCL members about the services…

YMYF: The Society of Composers & Lyricists Webinar with Ashley Irwin


[External event] For decades, the Society of Composers and Lyricists has been working to support and advance the…

Game Changers: Terrifying Tracks


Veteran video game composers Michel F. April, Joe LoDuca, and Cris Velasco speak with fellow composer…

Navigating Genres


Composers Jeff Beal, Nainita Desai and Chris Hajian discuss the ins and outs of working across…

Vocals: From The Booth To The Screen


A panel of vocal veterans: composer/songwriter Tim Lauer, music director/arranger Paul Mirkovich, and vocal contractor/singer Sally…

Game Changers: East Meets West


A panel of composers including Chad Cannon, Ilan Eshkeri, and Shigeru Umebayashi speak on their global…

What’s So Funny About Rom-Coms?


A panel of composers consisting of Siddhartha Khosla, Jongnic “JB” Bontemps, Cindy O’Connor, and Mark Smythe…

Game Changers: Grammy Submission AMA


White Bear PR’s Thomas Mikusz moderates a discussion between Brian McNelis (Lakeshore Records), Brian Schmidt (GameSoundCon),…

Game Changers: What’s the Difference?


Composers Nainita Desai, Nima Fakhrara, and Rich Vreeland (Disasterpiece) chat with NPR’s Kate Remington about the…

The Present and Future of Sync – Part 1: The Present


Songwriters Tracey Marino, Vance Marino, and Beth Wernick talk about the current state of music licensing with SCL SongArts chairs…