LOS ANGELES—Film Music Media Group has announced the launch of The Film Music Channel, a new Internet radio station for the film and television music community. Located at www.filmmusicchannel.com, the Film Music Channel is premiering three weekly shows featuring music, news and commentary for and about the industry.

"The Mark Northam Show" is a call-in talk show broadcast live Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm Pacific Time and available on-demand for the remainder of each week. Each show offers offers news, commentary and discussion about current industry issues, and callers can call in to discuss issues and speak to guests. The first show, premiering on Sunday June 17, will discuss current issues for composers in the industry, including whether or not composers should unionize and if and how composers should join together to create better working conditions in the industry. Details will be discussed about the unsuccessful attempt to unionize composers in 1984, and what prospects lie ahead for film and television composers. The show is moderated by film/TV composer and Film Music magazine publisher Mark Northam.

"Soundtrack Cinema" is available on-demand 24/7 on the Film Music Channel and is hosted by veteran soundtrack producer Ford A. Thaxton. The first show features music from current films including "Pearl Harbor," "The Mummy Returns," and others. Soundtrack Cinema is broadcast via conventional radio on KING-FM in Seattle, WA. and is the station's top rated show in its timeslot. Thaxton combines a mix of witty commentary and historical facts with insightful information about the films that are featured on the show, and a new show is broadcast each week. Links are provided to purchase the albums featured on each show.

"Sound and Source" is available on-demand 24/7 and showcases a new up-and-coming composer or songwriter each week. The show is hosted by Los Angeles based songwriter/composer Leslie Waller, and features a mix of interview and music clips. The interview segment of the show offers insights into how each guest has become successful in the business, and their views on what works and what doesn't in terms of advancing their careers. This week's show features singer/songwriter Judy Toy.

Film Music Forum and Film Music International Chat Debut

The Film Music Channel website also includes links to The Film Music Forum, a new online BBS with sections for each show as well as general industry discussion areas, and Film Music International Chat, a new chat service for the industry featuring real-time translation of chat messages between English and other languages including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.

The Film Music Channel is powered by Live365.com, the leading Internet Radio service provider, and is broadcast using streaming MP3 technology. The Film Music Channel is available to anyone worldwide with a 33.3k modem connection to the Internet or faster, and the site includes complete information on how to download and configure an audio player.

To listen to The Film Music Channel, visit http://www.filmmusicchannel.com

For more information contact Mark Northam at Film Music Media Group at 818-729-9500 or email mark@filmmusicmag.com