1. Simon Cowell Planning Grenfell Fire Benefit Single, Hans Zimmer Pays Tribute to Victims

    June 16, 2017 8:18 AM EDT Like so many British citizens, America's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell was horrified by the images from the Grenfell Tower fire that took the lives of 17 people earlier this week in London. Because he's a music mogul, Cowell said he's going to do something about it, teasing…

  2. Could Daft Punk Play Coachella Again? Pharrell Weighs in

    June 14, 2017 1:14 PM EDT For the latest edition of Pharrell Williams' OTHERtone podcast on Apple Beats 1 Radio, the musical mind sat down with Coachella creators Paul Tollet and Lou Adler about their baby. They are, as Pharrell says, “furnishing culture.” They spoke about a lot of things. They opened with chats…

  3. 5 Film Scores That Changed the Way We Hear Movies, From 'Score' Director Matt Schrader & Composer Bear McCreary

    June 13, 2017 6:32 PM EDT "We can make you feel anything we want you to feel," Quincy Jones says in the film. Score, a documentary about the world of movie composing, opens Friday in New York. Helmed by first-time director Matt Schrader, the film features such notable composers as John Williams , Hans Zimmer…

  4. The 12 Best Moments From Coachella Weekend One 2017

    April 17, 2017 11:14 PM EDT Coachella Weekend 1 is officially a wrap but the memories of the desert wonderland are still fresh. With three top-notch headliners --  Radiohead ,  Lady Gaga  and  Kendrick Lamar  -- and an eclectic line-up that featured composer and producer extraordinaire Hans Zimmer, The XX, DJ  Khaled , …

  5. Coachella 2017: Kendrick Lamar & Lorde Debut New Songs, Pharrell Makes An Appearance & More Day 3 Highlights

    April 17, 2017 6:47 AM EDT With Lorde and Kendrick Lamar spearheading the finale for Weekend 1 of Coachella, Sunday (April 16) was already set to be a great close for the fest. The heavyweights definitely did their duty in providing memorable performances on the Coachella stage at the end of the night, each delivering…

  6. Hans Zimmer Delivers a Thrilling Evening of Movie Music Magic Ahead of His Coachella Debut

    April 15, 2017 2:59 PM EDT “It took 30 years for me to get out of a dark, windowless room, and look where I am,” joked Hans Zimmer , gesturing out to the dark, windowless, boxy Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Friday night (April 14).  But this was a very different scene for the Oscar-winning composer than the usual…

  7. Hans Zimmer Adds More North American Dates To International Tour

    April 03, 2017 11:26 AM EDT will be a busy year for film composer Hans Zimmer. Earlier this year, Coachella revealed that the popular music figure will be playing both Sundays of Coachella, April 16 and 23. The composer will then embark on his international tour, Hans Zimmer Revealed, with newly added dates…

  8. Which Disney Soundtrack is the Best? Vote!

    March 16, 2017 6:20 PM EDT Does 'Beauty and the Beast' deserve to take the crown? The new live-action Beauty and the Beast has finally arrived Friday (March 17), so you know what that means: Disney mania is once again officially upon us. Whether you're setting out to see the latest Disney installation…

  9. Hans Zimmer's Walk on the Wild Side

    February 17, 2017 10:16 AM EST “I never thought I would be scoring a nature program,” confesses celebrated composer Hans Zimmer . “Except look, it’s really simple. When somebody starts the sentence with BBC, Sir David Attenborough, Planet Earth … they don’t even have to finish the sentence before you go, ‘I’m in.’ “ What’s…

  10. Lindsey Stirling Re-Imagines 'Dark Knight Rises' Theme for New Hans Zimmer Album: Exclusive

    December 07, 2016 10:00 AM EST Famed film composer Hans Zimmer sought out some of today’s greatest musicians to work on re-imagined songs for his new album The Classics, due to be released on Jan. 13 . In an exclusive premiere with  Billboard , violinist Lindsey Stirling  takes on a remake of the “Main Theme" from the…

  11. Composer Hans Zimmer on Performing His First Concerts in the U.S. and 'Breaking the Image of the Pretentious German Composer'

    November 28, 2016 10:00 AM EST Before Hans Zimmer toured Europe earlier this year playing music from some of his best loved scores, the Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winning composer was wracked with doubt. “My whole thing is nobody will come. It will be a disaster,” he says, with a self-deprecating laugh. He was…

  12. 'Blurred Lines' Appeal Gets Support From More Than 200 Musicians

    August 30, 2016 5:24 PM EDT An eclectic group of artists from R. Kelly to Hans Zimmer tell the 9th Circuit that the verdict "if allowed to stand, is very dangerous to the music community." When Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke first launched a lawsuit three years ago  to protect "Blurred Lines"…

  13. Hans Zimmer Wins Copyright Lawsuit & An Apology

    August 25, 2016 8:11 PM EDT Hans Zimmer has received more than just a win in a copyright infringement case -- he also received an apology from a fellow composer who now says he mistakenly sued the Oscar-winner over the music to 12 Years a Slave . Richard Friedman sued Zimmer for copyright infringement in January 2015…

  14. Songwriter Bruce Roberts and Tech Adviser Greg Mertz, Business Veterans, Shepherd LANDR to Success

    June 08, 2016 1:52 PM EDT Music-industry veterans know Bruce Roberts as the socially connected author of songs recorded by Donna Summer , Barbra Streisand and Dolly Parton , and the songwriting partner of former Warner Music Group owner Edgar Bronfman Jr.  To Justin Evans, the co-creator and Chief Creative Officer of…

  15. Mike Einziger Talks Jamming With Justin Bieber at the Grammys, New Incubus Album & More

    February 16, 2016 10:09 PM EST Pulling double or triple duty is nothing new for Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger. In addition to his membership in the multi-platinum Los Angeles band -- which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year -- Einziger has become a hot commodity in the dance world, first appearing on the …

  16. 'Score: A Film Music Documentary' Reaches Kickstarter Goal & Then Some

    March 12, 2015 3:18 PM EDT The first-ever documentary on film scoring is heading into the final stanza of a Kickstarter campaign aiming for a final-stretch goal of $100,000. With more than two dozen interviews with film composers already shot,  Score: A Film Music Documentary  already has Hans Zimmer (see the clip…

  17. Hans Zimmer Talks Scoring TV Boxing Show, Playing With Pharrell & More

    March 07, 2015 12:29 PM EST Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is known for powerful scores for such films as Inception , Gladiator and The Dark Night . Now he's hoping to knock people out with music for the small screen. Zimmer, who had a childhood fascination for Muhammad Ali, has supplied the music for the…

  18. Grammys 2015: Pharrell Performs 'Happy,' Does 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Gesture

    February 08, 2015 10:07 PM EST Pharrell Williams put on one of the night's most memorable performances. After winning three Grammys early Sunday night, Feb. 8 -- for best urban contemporary album, best music video and best pop performance -- the artist took the stage to perform his Grammy-winning song, "…

  19. Why 'Interstellar's' Unorthodox Sound Mixing Could Win It an Oscar

    November 30, 2014 12:02 PM EST The Academy moved beyond recognizing primarily orchestral work when voters rewarded Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' electronic score for The Social Network four years ago. A couple of this year's choices tread even fresher ground: Hans Zimmer 's largely pipe organ–based…

  20. Christopher Nolan Breaks Silence on 'Interstellar' Sound

    November 16, 2014 12:28 PM EST The director says the movie's "adventurous and creative" sound is "the right approach for this experiential film." “I’ve always loved films that approach sound in an impressionistic way and that is an unusual approach for a mainstream blockbuster, but I feel it'…

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