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 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…

So You Wanna Write A Musical?


Composer and Songwriter Peter Melnick joins SCL SongArts LA committee chair Adryan Russ for an informative…

The Changing World of Professional Songwriting


SCL SongArts Chair Adryan Russ moderates a discussion on the current and future states of professional…

Navigating the Sundance Film Festival


Thomas Mikusz of White Bear PR speaks with seasoned Sundance veterans Peter Golub, Ana Souza, and…

Independent Creative Song Licensing


Music Supervisors and executives Alison Dannenberg, Kayla Masnek, Patrick Clancy, and Sophie Hopkins give SCL members…

Film, TV and Media Music Production in NYC


This seminar, co-presented with ASMAC New York, lays out the current and future state of media…