Fairness Rocks News PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Buyouts – Friend or Foe?


Fairness Rocks News PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Buyouts – Friend or Foe?

Home Library PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Buyouts – Friend or Foe?

Author: SCL

Date: September 13, 2019

Original Source: SCL

Library

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Buyouts – Friend or Foe?

One of the questions I’m most often asked, particularly by young or inexperienced members, is “why don’t composers have a union?” Virtually ever other craft in the film making process has a representative organization empowered to collectively bargain for wages and working conditions on their members’ behalf. The reality is that in days gone by, composers DID have a union – the Composers and Lyricists Guild of America (CLGA) – the forerunner to the SCL. For those who don’t know the story of the CLGA’s demise, I urge you to read our resident music historian, Jon Burlingame’s account of the chronology on the SCL’s website (http://thescl.com/about). While it can’t set minimums or conditions, I believe the SCL remains a media composer’s best resource to remain apprised of the prevailing state of the business, through its advocacy, education and exchange of pertinent information by its members.

Download the pdf