Originally Posted by Webfoot Hero
These unions need to get over it since it's a global economy now. Sounds more like the want the big payday from Marvel than actually caring about their craft. They aren't the only game in town anymore and Marvel has found using musicians in England to be both better in rates and, in some cases, quality. Plus, there are still plenty of movies being made in the US that can use them.
Oh definitely. I've listened to a fair amount of scores recorded in England, and I'm impressed with every one of them. Especially when the score uses an established orchestra (instead of a collection of UK session players). Especially Brian Tyler's Iron Man 3
Scores recorded in L.A. can be just as impressive, but it ultimately depends on the composer and project involved too. AFM isn't starving, since Fox and Sony still use them to record the scores for their Marvel superhero outings.