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Craig Stuart Garfinkle
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Craig Stuart Garfinkle, A Work in Progress (Interview from 2015)
Back in 2015 I gave this interview.   I loved the way Emer Nester captured this moment in my life. I just found that the website where it was posted no longer exists.  Rather than lose the interview forever, I decided to copy it into my blog. Interview and ...
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A Bit of Beauty....
Today, I just felt like posting all the videos I have created that simply feature beauty.  The world needs a bit of this. Love, by Craig Stuart Garfinkle Thoughtfulness, by Craig Stuart Garfinkle  Malibu Music Box - Chill Out Malibu Music Box - Chill Out 2 ...
A Bit of Beauty....
A Bit of Beauty....
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Can Artists Ever Really be Happy?
This post is going to be either very personal, or very self indulgent, or uplifting, or very depressing. I'll know which when I am done. I have a memory of watching an interview with Paul Schrader, the brilliant screenwriter best known for his collaboration...
Can Artists Ever Really be Happy?
Can Artists Ever Really be Happy?
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Beating the Capital "C" Out of "c"omposer
Composition is usually a solitary art.  One sits in a room for hours with pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, spitting out ideas unfettered by creative interference.  This is what composers live for! Film and Television, on the other hand, are highly coll...
Beating the Capital "C" Out of "c"omposer
Beating the Capital "C" Out of "c"omposer
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The Jack Segal Four Rules to the Perfect Song
Every now and again, angels enter our lives.  February 5, 2005, we lost the angel Jack Segal at the young age of 86.  He was writing songs up until the very end. A throw-back to the classic songwriting days of the 40's, 50's and 60's, I had the good fortune...
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Your Composer Fees - Free, Frugal, Fine, or Fu%^ed!
To My Fellow Composers: If you are at all like me, creating music is the breath of life bordering on obsession. In order to build a career, you've spent a lifetime studying your craft, paid a fortune in college fees, for lessons, seminars, gear.... You'd wo...
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Sync and Master License for Use of Music in a Film Demystified (kind of)
I am not a lawyer.  I have no right to give legal advice and I am not doing that now.  That's my disclaimer. Still, I have often joked, a lawyer spends just three years learning their craft before becoming a professional lawyer.  Most musicians, after only ...
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