As we draw ever closer to the new year I want to say goodbye to 2022 and start 2023 by saying a big thank you to everyone who has supported movie music international, some of you have been there from the very start when movie music Italiano was a yahoo group. In this coming year MMI will be changing slightly, I am hoping to include more interviews and not with just composers, but also artists and soloists that are connected with film music. Also, I am hoping to have a new series of interviews where we talk to the people behind the cameras in film such as directors and producers, cinematographers, and sound people. Then there are the recording engineers and conductors, this is the hope at lease whether it will come to fruition is another thing, but we have to be hopeful. Its also the start of awards season, with many organisations and societies handing out accolades to composers etc, MMI has its own awards as you all know, this year the MMI RECOGNITION AWARDS will be announced mid-January, but because MMI is not funded and independent there are no actual awards the winners are announced with very little ceremony, (well none actually). But I hope that they are appreciated. 2023 will be the last year that we do these awards this way, next year we hope to introduce a voting system which will be much easier for us. I say us and we but it’s me really, which brings me to the next subject, I encourage anyone to send in reviews or articles, these will of course be read and hopefully published, again MMI is a site that does not pay any fees for copy, but we always give credit to the authors. Once again thankyou so much for your support and your encouragement and also a big thankyou to all the composers and record labels that have supported MMI over the years and continue to do so.
Best wishes John Mansell mmi.