Articles

  • Composer Royalties

    WHAT ARE ROYALTIES & HOW DO I GET THE MONEY? This is a very large and complex topic and this is just a very basic guide. I have had a lot of questions from bands, songwriters & media composers. This is ... Read more…
  • Composition Copyright

    COPYRIGHT Usually it comes down to a judge, and is therefore very unscientific so judgements can be very tenuous and inconsistent. Guidelines: Copyright is a Three Legged Stool. If all 3 legs are in position, the case for an infringement of copyright exists. ... Read more…
  • Composition & Jazz Arranging

    Pages moved to TamingTheSaxophone.com:   Beginners’ Theory: Jazz Beginners I Jazz Beginners II Rock & Blues Beginners Rock & Blues Parts 2,3 & 4 Jazz Theory Course: Chord Sequences Cycle of 5ths Upper Extensions Modes Minor Harmony Altered Chords Tritone Substitutes Jazz Analysis Passing Chords Scales & Improvising 12 Bar Blues Chords I Got Rhythm Jazz Arranging: Jazz Arranging Instrument Ranges Transposition Chart Reharmonisation Block ... Read more…
  • A Score From Hell

    By Derek Wadsworth My early ventures into the role of scoring music to film came about in the 1960s from my association with Pop Stars of the day such as Manfred Mann, Alan Price or Georgie Fame. Basically we wrote music to ... Read more…
  • This Could Happen To You

    THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU By Derek Wadsworth In my experience, many writers (even veterans) although aware of how revenue is generated through performances, CD sales and suchlike, remain ignorant of how funds emanate from the licensing and broadcasting of their work ... Read more…
  • Production Music

    Part 1 Article Preview – An Introduction to Production Music The business of TV and film is changing fast, and production or ‘library’ music is becoming ever more important. One of the UK’s most experienced production music composers explains how to get your ... Read more…
  • Become a Composer

    1 GETTING WORK AS A TV or FILM COMPOSER I wish I could answer this question, or at least get paid every time someone asks it. Initially I was interested in composing music for TV commercials. After a long time taking ... Read more…