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  • Winners Announced: Bill Conti Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition and Irwin Kostal Scholarship for Orchestration
    ASMAC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Bill Conti Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition and Irwin Kostal Scholarship for Orchestration. The Bill Conti Competition is open to ASMAC Student or Associate Members age 35, or under. The prize is given for an outstanding original composition or an arrangement of a pre-existing piece that has never been published nor publicly […]
  • GUESS WHAT HAPPENED WHILE BROADWAY WAS COVID DARK? NY ASMAC CHAPTER ESTABLISHED!
    from NY Chapter Member Millie T. Martin The American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers in LA, ASMAC happily introduced their new branch in New York City today as part of the celebration for ASMAC’s 82nd anniversary. The unveiling of the NYC branch gives inspiration at a time when the arts needs it the most. Three-time Tony Award winner Doug Besterman will act as the President, with Russ […]
  • ASMAC Video-on-Demand Masterclass Series
    Featuring streaming and downloadable videos of masterclasses presented by music industry experts, these classes were recorded live at ASMAC’s monumental sessions before audiences of professional colleagues and students. ASMAC masterclasses offer a rare opportunity to learn from these contemporary masters of arranging, orchestration, and composition. Artists such as Bill Homan, Kim Richmond, Bob […]

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  • The Museum of Television Production Music Needs Your Help
    from Terry Wilkie, Museum of Television Production Music The Museum of Television Production Music needs your help to preserve television history and your legacy in this creative industry. For over 48 years we have preserved television production music and other production elements such as photos, slides, music usage sheets, and video to name a few. Thanks to caring people like you we have archived over 100,000 cues and this material will be preserved for generations to come. We partner with and pay annual fees to ASCAP, BMI, SOCAN, so composers, publishers and production houses are paid for their works. We would appreciate your help in […]
  • GOT TO GIVE IT UP: ARRANGERS RIGHTS by Dr. Richard Niles
    Originally posted on March 14, 2015 The significance of the Thicke/Williams ruling for recording musicians No one in the music world expected it. Stevie Wonder told the Gaye family not to waste their money. But when the Marvin Gaye estate were victorious in their claim that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams had infringed the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s composition “Got To Give It Up”, it made the usually smug and self-satisfied music industry as skittish as a rabbit surrounded by rattlesnakes. Producers, songwriters and publishers are shivering in their John Lobb boots because the court’s decision changed the legal definition of copyright […]