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Music in Film


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Journals and Serials

Available at Emory

Film Music *Available Online & in Print
 ISSN 1087-7142 Professional voice of music for film and television promoting the free flow of information among composers as a resource for amateurs and professionals


Journal of Film Music *Available Online & in Print
ISSN 1087-7142; Journal of the International Film Music Society 


Journal of Film and Video *Available DVD & in Print
ISSN 0742-4671; From the University Film and Video Association


The Score: A Music Magazine *Available in Print
OCLC 4900597; Published by the International Music Association

The Soundtrack *Available Online
ISSN 1751-4193; Publishes on the study of the soundtrack as a unified and coherent entity of aural and visual elements


Available via Interlibrary Loan

CinemaScore Informal bimonthly journal devoted to the appreciated, analysis, and review of motion picture music  
The Cue Sheet Newsletter of the Society for the Preservation of Film Music
Film Music Noteboo Publication of Elmer Bernstein Film Music Collection distributed quarterly to members 
Film Music Notes Official publication of the National Film Music Council later titled Film Music (1951-1956) and then Film and TV Music (1956-1958) 

Film Score Monthly A leading voice in film music appreciation and soundtrack collection for over 15 years 

Fistful of Soundtracks: The Movie Music Magazine UK Publication from Premiere Productions in London 

From Silents to Satellite Journal of British film and television music 

Hollywood Scores ​Journal of American film and television music published quarterly by ed. John Williams 

Main Title Quarterly newsletter of the Entr'acte Recording Society  

Music from the Movies Quarterly fan magazine from England on British and American film music  

New Zealand Film Music Bulletin Quarterly fan magazine for film music enthusiasts and soundtrack collectors 

The Score Published by American Society of Music Arrangers 

Sound Track: Music n’ Movies, Music in Movies A fan magazine known for documenting the local music scene 

Soundtrack! The Collector’s Quarterly Quarterly newsletter published by Luc Van de Ven (formally known as SCN: Soundtrack Collector’s Newsletter and Soundtrack) 

Film Music Websites


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