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Film Music Societies and Publications

The following are periodicals on film music, with the society publishing them listed in some cases.

Soundtrack! The Collector's Quarterly
This long-running magazine is available by subscription or in stores like Tower Records. It originates from Belgium and is published in March, June, September, and December; issues are 32 pages long, with one special issue being 64 pages. Subscription information is as follows: (All subscriptions payable to: Luc Van de Ven, Astridlaan 171, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium.) USA/Canada: $20/year (pay by cash only, well wrapped bills). UK: 10/4 issues (cash only, payable in bank notes, well wrapped). Europe: 500 Belgian Francs (send international postal order). Japan: 600 Belgian Francs (send international postal order). (Backissues of Soundtrack! can also be ordered from Luc Van de Ven. To order backissue copies of CinemaScore, which was a separate film music publication before it merged with Soundtrack! [15 issues were printed over the course of many years], write to Randall D. Larson, PO Box 23069, San Jose CA 95153-3069.)

Legend (The Official Journal of the Goldsmith Society)
Legend is published three times a year by the Goldsmith Society, focusing mainly on Jerry Goldsmith. With your subscription, you become a member of the society. Membership rates are as follows, in UK pounds sterling: UK: 12 (send a check or postal order); Europe: 12 (send bank draft or international money/postal order); U.S./rest of world: 15 (send bank draft, etc., same as above). Send subscriptions to: Jonathan Axworthy, Membership Secretary, 102 Horndean Rd, Emsworth, Hants PO10 7TL, England.

The Society for the Preservation of Film Music
The SPFM is a Los Angeles-based, non-profit society dedicated to the preservation of film music manuscripts and materials. Their quarterly journal, The Cue Sheet, reports on all their activities, which include annual West and East Coast conferences. Contact: The Society for the Preservation of Film Music, PO Box 93536, Hollywood, CA 90093-0536, ph: 818-248-5775 or 213-469-8307.

The International Film Music Society
This society's main project is the Union Catalog of Motion Picture Music, a massive bibliography of film music (the scores and parts) in the world and who has what. They will soon be starting a film music journal (in a million years). Write to 112 Harvard Ave Suite 223, Claremont CA 91711.

The Soundtrack Collector
The Soundtrack Collector is a terrific publication all about soundtrack LPs. It's like FSM, but about only the records! Send $2 for a sample issue to Phil Nohl, 5824 West Galena, Milwaukee WI 53208.

Music from the Movies
This glossy, color-cover magazine is published quarterly in England by John Williams (not the composer). Issues are very large and feature many interviews. Write to John Williams, 1, Folly Square, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3PU, England for information. (Mr. Williams formerly published digest-sized magazines like From Silents to Satellite and has also edited one-shot magazines on Henry Mancini and Bruce Broughton.)

Score: Filmmuziek Magazine
This is a Dutch-language quarterly published by Stichting Cinemusica (PO Box 406, 8200 AK Lelystad, Holland). Subscriptions: 25 Dutch guilders a year, payable in an international postal order.

MSV: The Ennio Morricone
This is devoted to the music of Ennio Morricone, containing news, interviews, and articles. It's printed five times a year (in English), at a subscription rate of 30 dutch guilders for Europe, 35 for the rest of the world (U.S. members, send $20). Address is: Groenelaantje 62, 1815 VA Alkmaar, Holland; E-mail mvwouw@worldonline.nl. Highly recommended for Morricone fans.

The John Williams Society
The John Williams Society in Japan can be reached at Ekuseliu Aiki 303, 102-14 Mitukyo, Seya-ku, Yokohama 246. There was formerly a John Williams Society in France (last address: 20 Rue Alberti, 06000 Nice, France) but this seems to be no longer active.

Main Title
Main Title is a quarterly French magazine (in French). Subscription rates are 80 Frs/year France, 100 Frs/year elsewhere (payable by international postal order). Address is 5 Rue des Irlandais, 44800 St. Herblain, France.

The Limited Edition
This is a quarterly published in German by The Score Company (Linzer Str. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany). It has been active for several years now.

The New Zealand Film Music Bulletin
This long-standing quarterly is published in February, May, August, and November. Subscription rates are $5 for New Zealand, $9 for Australia, $10 for the U.S., and 5 for UK and Europe. Write to 35 Jenken St, Invercargill, New Zealand.

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