For those involved in the music scoring community here in Los Angeles, we are seeing a great amount of work leave LA for other parts of the world. Orchestral recording in places like London are becoming the #1 choice for film producers and game companies. The reason is that places like London offer “buyout” recording options and Los Angeles and the AFM (American Federation of Musicians) does not. Orchestral recording is becoming so slow in LA that the scoring stages at Fox, Warner Bros and Sony may shut down “within 2 to 5 years” if we don’t do something now. So, along with partners Michael Barry and Noah Gladstone of Cinesamples and Hollywood Scoring – we decided to start the conversation by hosting a meeting. Over 600 professional musicians, orchestrators, engineers and composers turned out to come to the event. Already, the meeting has resulted in a positive catalyst for discussion and we are hopeful this will bring a new positive change to the music scoring community in Los Angeles.