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The Marvel Symphonic Universe and a Rebuttal with A Theory of Film Music

Tony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting released a video essay called “The Marvel Symphonic Universe” in which he criticizes the Marvel universe for missing a strong connecting musical theme. His conclusion is the sound is overly reliant on the use of temp music. At the time of this posting, the video sits at 2.6 million views. Read MoreRead More

5 Tips on Clearing Music for your Film

Do you have that perfect song for your film? Well you need to clear it legally - Celine Palavioux offers five tips for getting it cleared. Tip 1: Know your copyrights! If you don’t know the difference between a sound recording and a composition, find out! Music licensing is much easier once you understand the basics Read MoreRead More

Why we love Repetition in Music

How many times does the chorus repeat in your favorite song? How many times have you listened to that chorus? Repetition in music isn’t just a feature of Western pop songs, either; it’s a global phenomenon. Why? Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis walks us through the basic principles of the ‘exposure effect,’ detailing how repetition invites us Read MoreRead More

Interview With A Legendary Grammy Winning Audio Engineer : Francis Buckley

Francis Buckley shares his experiences and knowledge that he picked up working with some of the best in the music industry, including Quincy Jones, Bruce Swedien, Glen Ballard, Frank Sinatra, Black Flag, Alanis Morisette and many more. Francis shares his experiences and knowledge that he picked up working with some of the best in the music industry, Read MoreRead More

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