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New Sibelius plug-in: Impose Sketch onto Template

by Philip Rothman on August 23, 2016 · 24 comments

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A new plug-in from Tom Curran automates the laborious task of transferring the structure of a sketch score, such as a piano-vocal or MIDI export, onto a full orchestral template. Tom describes how orchestrators and copyists can make use of this new time-saver.


An extensive chat with the SoundNotion team about music notation news, and reflections on presentations at the NYU/ASCAP film scoring workshop and the MOLA annual conference.


A UK man has begun serving a prison sentence for committing brazen frauds against composers, orchestrators, and music publishers over the course of several years.


We have an exclusive interview with the composer whose song was nominated for an Oscar, only to be withdrawn by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over allegations of inside baseball.


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Michael Bacon’s “Good Fortune” with Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on December 9, 2013 · 1 comment

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Emmy-winning composer Michael Bacon talks to the blog about his film scoring process, technique, aesthetic, and use of Sibelius in his new score to the film profiling the legendary Morgenthau family.

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A British man is under investigation by police after being suspected of committing fraud in connection with many projects in the music industry occurring over the course of this year and the last several years. He is known to have contacted and victimized people in the United Kingdom and the United States, and he has […]


The veteran composer, arranger, orchestrator, and band leader Tim Davies has been writing a series of refreshing and immensely useful posts about orchestration on his new blog, deBreved. With an eye toward practical and creative instruction for film orchestrators, I always find myself learning something new with each of Tim’s posts. One of the posts […]


Sibelius clinic at NYU ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop

by Philip Rothman on June 21, 2013 · 0 comments

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I recently had the pleasure of serving again on the faculty of the NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker. The 2013 workshop, which concluded last week, offers participants from around the world an intense 10-day period in which they attend clinics, participate in seminars, and work with a great faculty of […]


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Joseph Trapanese scores “Oblivion” in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on April 19, 2013 · 6 comments

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I recently caught up with “Oblivion” composer Joseph Trapanese and veteran music preparer Booker White to learn more about what went into making the score to this blockbuster Tom Cruise film.


With just 73 days to go until the opening ceremony of the London Olympic and Paralympic games, the anticipation around the UK, and indeed the world, is building. One of the key ways in which LOCOG, who are staging the games, are getting young people excited about the games is through the mascots for the […]