Film Music | Film Scores

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A film score is a broad term referring to the music in a film, which is generally categorically separated from songs used within a film. The term soundtrack is often confused with film score, though a soundtrack may also include songs featured in the film as well as previously released music by other artists, while the score does not. A score is written specifically to accompany a film, by the original film's composer(s).

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Each individual piece of music, within a film's score, is called a cue and is typically a composition for instruments (eg. orchestra) and/or non-individually featured voices. Since the 1950s, a growing number of scores are electronic or a hybrid of orchestral and electronic instruments. Since the invention of digital technology and audio sampling, many low budget films have been able to rely on digital samples to imitate the sound of real live instruments. [ Wikipedia ]


Music and the Moving Image X
Conference at NYU Steinhardt, May 29, 2015 – May 31, 2015


The annual conference, Music and the Moving Image, encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between music, sound, and the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, mobile devices, internet, and interactive performance) through paper presentations.

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Abstracts or synopses of papers (250 words) should be submitted to: mamicon2015 at, by no later than Dec. 15, 2014.

E-mail ron.sadoff at for more information.