Composer Associations

As a media composer, whether you are working in the Film & TV or Game industry, it’s best to have a community that you can join and learn from each other so that you can keep on growing and improving. 

There are different types of membership available in different organizations. All of the organizations offer different benefits from the other, such as a free webinar, mentorship program, some discounted price for some events/software, etc

The Society of Composers & Lyricist (SCL)

Limited Membership

  • Online Membership: $65/year
  • Associate Student Membership: $85/year

*For applicants outside the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles or New York, or for those who do not have the credits for Regular Memberships, but who are actively working towards their film, TV, game, or musical theater credits to qualify for Regular Membership. These membership levels do not include any voting privileges, except for Associate/Student Membership which qualifies for voting for the David Raksin Award for Emerging Talent in the SCL Awards.*

Regular Membership

  • Full Membership: $135/year
  • Gold Membership: $250/year
  • Platinum Membership: $500/year
  • Diamond Membership: $1000/year

*For composers, lyricists, and songwriters with the required credits. These membership levels include voting privileges for the SCL Awards and the Board of Directors.*

Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G)
  • Student Membership: $50/year
  • Associate Membership: $75/year
  • Professional Membership: $100/year
Screen Composers Guild of Canada (SCGC)

SCGC did often host Score Studies for Composers to learn from each other. 

Mentorship Program

To qualify for the program, you must be a current SCGC member. It’s definitely a good experience as you are learning from a working composer. The entire mentorship program is totally FREE! They will have the mentorship program every year, as a student or associate member, you are eligible to apply!

  • Student Membership: $35/year
  • Associate Membership: $75/year
  • Professional Membership: $150/year
  • Gold Membership: $250/year for 3 years
Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC)
  • Student: $25/year
  • Associate: $75/year
  • Full: $150/year
Screen Composers Guild of Ireland 
  • Membership: €100/year
Screen Music & Sound Guild of New Zealand (SMSG)
  • Associate Membership: $25 plus GST/year
  • Professional Membership: $75 plus GST/year
  • Full Membership: $150 plus GST/year
International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
  • 1-Year Individual Membership: $60/year
  • Student Membership: $30/year
  • Lifetime Membership: $1000/year

Strongly recommend joining any one of these associations, it will be good for you to know more friends, buildup your network, and learn from one another!

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