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.

Neighboring Rights Royalties Finally Explained


Moderated by SCL Board Members Hélène Muddiman and Garry Schyman, this seminar dives into the oft-misunderstood…

Creating and Recording Remotely


Following the first few months of quarantine, songwriters Benj Pasek and Shaina Taub meet up with…

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…

Composing In Quarantine


Drawing on a wealth of experience in music production and licensing placements, Joel Feinberg (CEO, De…

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 discusses the ins and outs of scoring an independent feature…

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…

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