Two interesting developments took place in music licensing laws in Europe recently. Until now, licensing tracks for online use has been a labyrinth that has negatively affected the growth of online music. Potential uses had o contact each individual authors rights society, which is a significant administrative task.
The European Parliament’s legal affairs committee voted unanimously to allow online providers to obtain copyright licenses to stream music across E.U. borders. The proposed law would allow for a small number of authors’ collective management organizations to operate across E.U. borders. Continue reading Changes in European music licensing laws→
Music supervisor Mary Ramos, whose work includes “Kill BIll”, the “Twilight Zone” TV series and “Django Unchained” will be giving a keynote address at the Sync Summit for music licensing and supervision in Paris on April 14 & 15, 2014.
More news from the award-winning Italian soundtrack composer. Ennio Morricone is embarking on a major symphonic concert tour over the coming months, surely one of the last items that he will do that at this level. He will be presenting extracts from his extensive repertoire with the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra, with whom he was been working for 12 years.
The Ennio Morricone concert tour will be appearing between December 2013 and July 2014 across Europe and the US.
Italian composer Ennio Morricone walked away from the European Film Awards with the coveted European Composer Award 2013. The award comes for his work on “The Best Offer”, directed by Giuseppe Tornator and starring Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks and Donald Sutherland.
Morricone is still best known in the public eye for his distinctive music for a series of westerns in the seventies, but has remained an in-demand composer across very many genres since that time. The 85 year-old averages one film per year, with titles as diverse as “Inglorious Basterds”, “Ripley’s Game”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” and “Once Upon a Time in New York”.
Morricone is currently working on “L’enfant du Sahara”, directed by Laurent Merlin.
Film composer Mychael Danna received two awards for ‘Life of Pi’, namely that of Film Composer of the Year and Best Original Film Score of the Year, at the 13th World Soundtrack Awards 2013 in Ghent, Belgium.
Narip is the US National Association of Record Industry professionals.They organise high-level regular events in the US, plus occasionally in the UK and France. Those that cannot attend can now buy recordings of the sessions. They cost between $39.95 and $69.95. So I’d suggest they are for people that are serious about the business side of music (because it is a business, remember?).
Subjects include music business affairs and very detailed talks from top-level music supervisors. Check an example below with music supervisor Ryan Fitch.
You’ll find the complete list of recordings at NARIP.
The Peach State Film Fashion Music conference (PSFFM) combines a number of arts under one umbrella in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on November 9, 2013. It offers a comprehensive and detailed conference focused on networking, careers in music, broadcasting, theatre, fashion, film and the basic “How to be effective” in the industry. In all, 5 Workshops and tons of networking opportunities are planned. Continue reading Sync workshop at the Peach State conference→
The World Soundtrack Academy, part of the Ghent Film Festival, has announced the list of its nominees for the 2013 Awards in three of five categories: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert on Saturday, October 19, the closing night of the 40th edition of Film Fest Ghent. Continue reading World Soundtrack Academy in Ghent announces 2013 nominees→
Despite the overall gloom in the industry, more international entertainment lawyers that are members of IAEL attended last year’s Midem music trade fair and conference than ever before. IAEL held its first Legal Summit there.
In 2014, IAEL will present another Legal Summit on February 2, 2014, featuring the Legal Update, Book session and Masterclass, as well as a cocktail party and the annual IAEL members dinner. Co-editors Adrienn Karancsi and Jim Kendrick have been busily preparing our new book, ” Licensing of Music–from BC to AD (Before the Change/After Digital)”.
The Dutch site 3fm has determined that Fatboy Slim was the king of the video in the nineties due to the fact that his videos dominated channels such as MTV, TMF and The Box so completely upon their release.
The 50 year-old Englishman Norman Cook mad a huge impact (and a considerable fortune) with his innovative and accessible dance music. A key part of the success was the often-hilarious music videos that accompanied the tracks.
These include “Praise You”, which also happened to be one of the first flash mobs to be caught on camera (and isn’t it funny to notice that no one is filming it with their phones – those were the days).