1. After 15 Tries, Manager Laura Engel Talks Finally Winning Oscar Gold With Composer Alexandre Desplat

    March 09, 2015 4:44 PM EDT Agent/manager Laura Engel had attended 15 Oscar ceremonies with her composer clients before winning for the first time in February with Alexandre Desplat , 53, for the score to The Grand Budapest Hotel . The 55-year-old co-owner of the Kraft-Engel agency, who also represents Danny Elfman …

  2. 'Big Eyes': The Story Behind Lana Del Rey's Stunning Secret Songs

    November 18, 2014 2:37 PM EST Will two tracks from the Tim Burton film double her chances for an Oscar nomination? Lana Del Rey hit the top 10 last year with "Summertime Sadness," and this winter, she'll be giving a voice to the sadness of Amy Adams ' character in Big Eyes , the Tim Burton film that…

  3. Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Tyler the Creator Eerily Cover "Daisy Bell" for Mark Ryden: Watch

    May 11, 2014 9:05 PM EDT Last week it was announced pop art painter Mark Ryden was working with Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Tyler, the Creator and others on a limited edition record where each artist would do a rendition of the same popular 1890s song, “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” . Now, Ryden has shared those…

  4. Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Tyler the Creator Feature on Mark Ryden's $100 'Gay Nineties' Album

    May 05, 2014 12:51 AM EDT Pop art painter Mark Ryden's new show, The Gay 90s, opening Saturday, May 3, at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, features plenty of weird cameos from Abraham Lincoln, strange phantasmagoric scenes with raw meat, and his signature oval-eyed little girls. One of the little girls, a smaller…

  5. Danny Elfman Discusses Musical Approach to New Cirque du Soleil Show

    June 17, 2011 5:00 PM EDT The first Cirque du Soleil to be based permanently in Los Angeles is a tribute to cinema, but score composer Danny Elfman says the music has come together in a way that is not at all like film-making. "It was all completely evolutionary as it came together," Elfman told Billboard…

  6. U2 'Spider-Man' Song Debuts on 'Good Morning America'

    September 10, 2010 2:20 PM EDT The U2 -scored Broadway spectacle "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has endured its share of setbacks , but fans finally got a taste of the musical on "Good Morning America" Friday morning (Sept. 10). Reeve Carney, who plays the titular superhero, performed the track "…

  7. And The Best Song Oscar Nominees Should Be....

    January 21, 2009 11:05 AM EST Bright and early on Jan. 22, the Oscar nominations will be announced, including the category for best original song. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences narrowed it down to 49 songs in contention for a nomination this year. From there, we've made our picks for the five songs…

  8. Plain White T's, Rise Against Battle 'Nightmares'

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Following the success of the last year's reissue of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" soundtrack, Walt Disney Records is planning to unveil more "Nightmare" tunes in time for Halloween 2008. Following the success of the last year's reissue of "The Nightmare…

  9. 51OnTV

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 18-24, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Martina McBride (also scheduled: Sylvester Stallone). "106 & Park," BET Featured artist(s): Bow Wow, Nas, Trick Daddy. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,…

  10. Busy Elfman Looks Ahead, Not Back

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Composer Danny Elfman discussed his new album "Serenada Schizophrana," his long-standing relationship with director Tim Burton and his years in Oingo Boingo during a keynote Q&A session yesterday Composer Danny Elfman discussed his new album "Serenada Schizophrana,"…

  11. Manson, Fiona, Fall Out Boy Revisit 'Nightmare'

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tim Burton's cult classic animated feature "The Nightmare Before Christmas" will receive a 13th anniversary present this month in the form of a two-disc expanded edition of its soundtrack. Tim Burton's cult classic animated feature "The Nightmare Before Christmas"…

  12. Thomas, Wainwright Sing For 'Robinsons'

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rob Thomas and Rufus Wainwright will contribute original songs to the soundtrack of the animated Walt Disney film "Meet the Robinsons." Rob Thomas and Rufus Wainwright will contribute original songs to the soundtrack of the animated Walt Disney film "Meet the Robinsons."…

  13. Shania, Phair Rock 'Housewives' Soundtrack

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The new Shania Twain single "Shoes" will lead the album "Music From and Inspired by Desperate Housewives," due Sept. 20 via Hollywood. The new Shania Twain single "Shoes" will lead the album "Music From and Inspired by Desperate Housewives," due Sept.…

  14. Dynamic Duo Scores Big With 'Batman Begins'

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pointing to Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman's joint credit on "The Egyptian" in 1954, James Newton Howard notes that such collaborations between prominent film composers are rare. Pointing to Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman's joint credit on "The Egyptian"…

  15. Hot Product

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Big Fish 'Fish' Fry Having already been nominated for the best original song at the Golden Globe awards, Pearl Jam's "Man of the Hour" gets a wide release this week on Sony's "Big Fish" soundtrack. The cut was initially made available exclusively via…

  16. Vedder, Sting Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and U2's Bono are among those nominated for best original song Golden Globe Awards. Danny Elfman's score for "Big Fish" and Howard Shore's work on Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and…

  17. Pearl Jam Reels In 'Exclusive' Fish

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, the Sony Classical soundtrack for Tim Burton's upcoming film "Big Fish" will feature a new Pearl Jam song, "Man of the Hour." And while the album won't be released until Dec As tipped here last month, the Sony Classical soundtrack for…

  18. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Judas Priest, Mark Kozelek

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pearl Jam, Judas Priest, Mark Kozelek Pearl Jam has written a new song for the upcoming Tim Burton film "Big Fish," which opens Dec. 10 in select U.S. cities and Jan. 23 in wider release. The cut, "Man of the Hour," was debuted earlier this week at an acoustic…

  19. GNR/Weiland Band Goes To The Movies

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rumors continue to swirl about the status of the new band featuring three ex-members of Guns N' Roses. And while the project, said to be named Reloaded and featuring Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Rumors continue to swirl about the status of the new band featuring three ex-members of…

  20. Alf Clausen's 'Simpsons' Songs Hit The Right Note

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Now in its 14th season on Fox, "The Simpsons" has yielded four full-length albums, numerous books and videos, and countless toys and related merchandise. Add to that Warner Bros. Publications' newly released folio "The…

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