Jane Lui — Lighting the Way of Her Own Path

Surrija is a new electro project by Jane Lui. It will forever be under the radar since that’s where she prefers it. Recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and actor originally from HK. She grew up on classical training, but quit the second she discovered her love for playing by ear and singing in choirs. She got a degree in music (choral conducting) against her family’s wishes…

Composer Erick Schroder — On Crafting the Perfect Palette of Sound for a Movie

Crafting the perfect palette of sounds around a picture seems like a daunting task, but for musicians who have made this their profession, it’s just another day at the office. Composer Erick Schroder knows this first hand, with over 70 IMDB credits to his name, he has scored everything from documentaries to sport dramas. His latest project is Hulu’s comedy/drama The Ultimate Playlist of Noise starring Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Keean Johnson (Euphoria)….

From National Opera to Otherworldly Chant Music — The Evolution of Shunia

Something unique emerges when two accomplished artists combine their influences, inspirations and experiences to form something new. Shunia’s music has the power to transform, to connect you to the energy within and around you. It can put you in touch with something as simple as your five senses or as mysterious as the infinite…

Paul Abbott’s Zen Approach to Mastering – Part 3

Paul Abbott is an audio mastering engineer, musician, and owner of ZenMastering (located in San Diego, CA). Paul established ZenMastering in the late 1990s — at a time when there were very few high-end independent mastering studios. Since then, Paul has mastered over 1,000 projects for clients throughout the United States and around the world, ranging from up-and-coming indie bands to award-winning artists and labels.

Composer Guillaume Roussel Talks Scoring Disney’s Film “Black Beauty”

After churning out classics for decades now, it has become known that when you watch a Disney film, you are about to watch a heartwarming tale about family, friendship, courage or love. With amazing music to go along with it. This applies to Disney+’s new slate of films too, which include Lady and the Tramp and more recently Black Beauty starring Kate Winslet. This latest adaptation of Black Beauty was scored by French composer Guillaume Roussel. This marks his first foray into the Disney world, which he couldn’t be more thrilled about….

Feliz Navidad Celebrates 50 Years of the Christmas Spirit

“While I wish we all could be together in person, I’m so happy to be able to celebrate the holidays on the Feliz Navidad 50th (FN50) Anniversary Livestream Concert with my family and friends around the world,” said José Feliciano. “I’m thankful for the Anthem team who have come together to celebrate this humbling milestone of 50 years of ‘Feliz Navidad’. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!”

People’s Choice Winner TemperMental — A New Generation of LA Rockers Rising Up

LA rock band TemperMental started bringing their music to the public when they had only five original songs written—and some of the members were still in middle school. They would set up on a street corner and play those five songs over and over for three hours straight and try to impress as many people […]

Scoring Holiday Music with Chad Rehmann

With the holidays in full swing, we wanted to learn more about what goes in to crafting the perfect Christmas score, so we spoke exclusively to Rehmann. In this exclusive Making Music Magazine interview he talks about everything from what instrument he reserves solely for Christmas scores to how he keeps a fresh approach to all these films. Read the full interview here:

Jeremy Cohen’s Historic Prized Violin

Imagine a violin that has had a bigger career than most any musician… Times 10. Player Violinist Jeremy Cohen is the founder of Quartet San Francisco, an eclectic Grammy-nominated ensemble that regularly jumps boundaries, and Violinjazz, a jazz group and publisher of sheet music for modern string players. The QSF’s latest album is Pacific Premieres: […]