Phil Gallo

Senior Correspondent

Phil Gallo is a senior correspondent for Billboard magazine, where he writes about the intersections of music, film and television industries. He is the co-author of the book “Record Store Days.”

ASCAP To Honor Patrick Doyle at Film & TV Music Awards

ASCAP To Honor Patrick Doyle at Film & TV Music Awards

Composer Patrick Doyle, whose scores include "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Gosford Park" and "Carlito’s Way" will receive the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award at the performing rights organization's 28th annual Film & Television Music Awards on June 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
From Backup to Big Screen: New Doc

From Backup to Big Screen: New Doc "Twenty Feet From Stardom" Shines Spotlight on Backup Singers

Documentaries do not have press junkets. That's for scripted studio films with stars, big budgets and the potential to pull in eight or nine figures at the box office. Yet on June 7, director Morgan Neville gathered in Los Angeles with four of the stars of "Twenty Feet From Stardom" to discuss the making of a documentary about the heyday of background singing and the lives being led by singers who were once the best in the business.

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