Film Composers: 1 motion picture credit (unreleased films count) or 4 "additional music by" credits or 20 minutes of cue sheet credit from any number of shows.
Television Composers: 1 episode or TV movie credit on free or cable TV (pilots count) or 20 minutes of cue sheet credit from any number of shows.
Songwriters/Lyricists: 1 source or featured song placed in a motion picture, television program or video game.
Game Composers: An aggregate of 30 minutes of original music composed for any number of released titles. Only games that contain recorded music will be considered for eligibility.
Musical Theater Composers/Lyricists: At least 1 professional, fully-staged Actors Equity Association production at an Equity-based and approved regional theatre in the U.S., including productions off-Broadway and Broadway. Composer/lyricist must have received compensation and had a professional run in front of a paying audience.
Commercial and trailer composers with appropriate credits are welcome to apply for membership.
If you do not have the credits to become a full member, but are engaged in writing music and/or lyrics for motion pictures, television, video games or musical theater, or you are a student of film composition, musical theater, video games, or songwriting, you may join the SCL as a non-voting Associate Member. As an Associate, you are entitled to all mailings, activities and discounts for activities available to full members.
SCL Sponsor/Patron Category
Agents, Managers, Music Executives and other industry professionals are invited to join as non-voting Sponsors and are entitled to all SCL mailings, activities and discounts available to full members.