Almost since films were first shown to the public, music has played a critical component in their success. Film and Television Music: A Guide to Books, Articles, and Composer Interviews compiles over 100 years of writings devoted to the subject of film and television music and its practitioners, offering an awareness of the vast literature on film and television music to a larger audience. This indispensable resource tool includes bibliographic citations and supplementary information on books, academic dissertations, composer and songwriter biographies, music for the accompaniment of silent films, and a wide range of film, music, and general interest periodicals. Providing context, background, accuracy, and breadth of coverage, the entries in this book assist researchers with thoughtful and succinct synopses of the contents of books and articles from the silent era to the digital age. The material is organized in 11 sections: books on film and television music; academic dissertations and theses; composer, songwriter, and lyricist biographies; books with material on film and television music; music for the accompaniment of silent films; film music periodicals; composer society journals and newsletters; film and media periodicals; music periodicals; and general interest and other periodicals. This authoritative reference is for anyone interested in the history of film music.