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 Art of Songs, Scores, and Relationships: Music Supervision in Film and TV


The Art of Songs, Scores, and Relationships features a timely discussion on the ever-changing dynamics of…

Using Logic with Fletcher Beasley


Using Logic with Fletcher Beasley SCL Member Fletcher Beasley is a Los Angeles based composer with…

The Stresses of the Creative Process


Psychologist Thomas Backer, Ph.D has worked with creative people for more than 35 years, including programs…

The Many Worlds of Composer and Songwriter Music Licensing Deals


For film, television and video game composers and songwriters, the world of music royalties doesn’t have…

The Game Music Business: Relationships Between Composers and Large Corporations


Our distinguished panelists discussed the high-level corporate viewpoints on current trends, opportunities, deals, publisher/developer relationships, licensed…

Exotic Flavors: A Practical Guide to Writing for Ethnic Instruments, featuring Joseph Peck on Steel Drums


Through performance and discussion, this seminar featured the unique instrumental mastery of Joseph Peck on steel…

The Art of Networking: How to Market Yourself


This informative seminar deals with making and keeping professional relationships, letting people know who you are…

Creating Music Without Creating Lawsuits


This seminar discusses copyright infringement, fair use, and the creation of parodies. When you are asked…

Where’s My Royalty?


Composer & Songwriter Rights In The Digital Age As we careen forward into an age of…

Avoiding Common Technical Mistakes in Scoring


For composers who need to work quickly and efficiently, avoiding technical mistakes can be invaluable. This…