WHAT IS MUSICOLOGY? The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary defines musicology as "the study of music as a branch of knowledge or field of research (as distinct from composition or performance)." Commercially, musicologists are called to analyze and compare pre-existing material to newly created material in an effort to "clear" the new material for public performance without fear of copyright infringement.
WHY DO YOU NEED A TRAINED & EXPERIENCED MUSICOLOGIST?
WHAT SERVICES DOES Marilyn Harris PROVIDE?
WHAT SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES
AND EXPERIENCES DOES MARILYN
HARRIS HAVE TO MAKE HER A
UNIQUELY QUALIFIED MUSICOLOGIST?
In the 1970s Marilyn worked with classical composers Gian Carlo Menotti and Carman Moore, as well as doing extensive work with famed jazz composer/arranger Gil Evans. She has worked as a composer, arranger, producer and performer in advertising music for more than 25 years, participating in major campaigns for many of America's largest advertisers (Amoco, McDonald's, Kraft, Kellogg's, United Airlines, Chrysler, Cadillac, American Airlines, Pontiac, Budweiser, Twix, Disney, Hallmark, Subway, Keebler, Reebok, American Movie Classics, Chevrolet, Nabisco and Proctor & Gamble, among others). She's composed, performed and produced over 200 music cues for ABC-TV's "General Hospital", scored episodes of the animated "Flintstone Kids" for Hanna-Barbera, and provided original music scores and themes for such diverse projects as BBC-5's hit radio drama "Milford-Haven, U.S.A." (Great Britain), "Yogurt Variations" for the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the theatrical play "Sea Marks" and the audio book music scores to "The Hidden Legacy", "Stickeen", and "Travels In Alaska”.
It can be said that Marilyn Harris is a musical "woman for all seasons" - excelling as a composer, arranger, music producer, songwriter, lyricist, and music editor - all of which which makes her a unique musicologist! Over the years Marilyn has studied and researched all facets of music. She is someone who understands music from the inside out - someone who relies on more than a computer database for research and analysis - but also draws on years of experience as a musician and an exhaustive knowledge of popular songs for the last 100 years. Combined with her keen understanding of the copyright statutes and knowledge of copyright law, Marilyn Harris delivers "the whole package" and provides television, movie studios and advertisers and their clients peace of mind in their music choices.
|HOW DO I
CONTACT MARILYN HARRIS?
Marilyn Harris can be reached by email at the Email link in the navigation bar. Music clearance forms may also be printed from or downloaded from this site to be sent (by PDF) to Marilyn for an immediate opinion on your current musical project. You can upload your musical samples (in 128-bit MP3 format) for immediate analysis by Marilyn - see instructions on the Contact page.