Film soundtracks

  1. Ennio Morricone Cancels North American Tour Dates

    May 19, 2014 11:50 AM EDT Italian composer Ennio Morricone has canceled three North American tour dates because of ongoing health concerns, reports Variety . The legendary 85-year-old maestro, whose prolific legacy includes classics "The Good The Bad and the Ugly" ...

  2. 'Frozen' Earns Most Weeks At No. 1 For A Soundtrack Since 'Titanic'

    February 26, 2014 11:00 AM EST Disney's unstoppable soundtrack to "Frozen" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth nonconsecutive week atop the list. 'Frozen' Targeting Longest No. 1 Run for a Soundtrack Since 'Titanic' Osc ...

  3. T Bone Burnett to Receive Maestro Award at 2013 Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Oscar- and multiple-Grammy-winning producer, musician and songwriter T Bone Burnett will receive the Maestro Award at the 2013 Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Burnett will be honored for his wor ...

  4. 'Life of Pi' Composer Mychael Danna on Joining Short List of Celebrated Oscar Music Double Nominees

    January 10, 2013 6:05 PM EST Mychael Danna joins an impressive collection of composers who have received song and score nominations for the same film; Danna is up for best original song and best original score for his work on "Life of Pi." Five others have scored do ...

  5. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Sales Sizzle, Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    December 29, 2012 10:06 AM EST The "Les Miserables" musical film soundtrack is on course to jump straight into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry forecasters are suggesting the 20-song "Highlights" set may sell around 100,000 copies ...

  6. Hans Zimmer Replaces Jack White as 'Lone Ranger' Composer

    December 14, 2012 10:02 PM EST Jack White dropped out of the film due to 'scheduling conflicts,' according to a statement from Disney. When it was announced earlier this year, blues-rocker White seemed like a great fit to score the new Gore Verbinski-directed, Johnny ...

  7. Danny Elfman Talks Tim Burton, 'Simpsons,' and Why He Found the Anvil Film 'Emotionally Wrenching'

    October 26, 2012 11:00 AM EDT (L-R): Composer, Danny Elfman, Director, Sacha Gervasi, and Tim Appelo, Hollywood Reporter, Film Editor (Photo: Arnold Turner) Composer Danny Elfman finds deep inspiration when writing about tragedy. The character Jack Skellington's need to e ...

  8. Gustavo Santaolalla at BB/THR TV/Fim Music Conference: 'Amazing the Amount of People in Music Biz Who Don't Like Music'

    October 24, 2012 4:49 PM EDT Gustavo Santaolalla during his keynote Q&A with Billboard's Phil Gallo. Two-time Oscar winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla can't read or write music. Even more amazingly, he wrote the entire score for "Brokeback Mountain" ...

  9. Demi Lovato to Join L.A. Reid for 'X Factor' Q&A at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 12, 2012 2:04 PM EDT Demi Lovato, a judge on this season's 'X Factor,' will take part in an X Factor Q&A with Epic Records chairman/CEO L.A. Reid at this year's Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First ...

  10. Gustavo Santaolalla, Award-Winning Composer, To Speak At Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film And TV Music Conference

    August 14, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Two-time Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla will discuss his varied and storied career in a Keynote Q&A with Billboard senior correspondent Phil Gallo at the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First ...

  11. Adele's '21' Hits 24th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    June 13, 2012 11:14 AM EDT What does Adele's 21 album now have in common with the soundtracks to Purple Rain and Saturday Night Fever ? As of this week, 21 equals the two soundtracks' 24-week runs at No. 1, as Adele's smash set returns to the top of the Billb ...

  12. Bee Gees' Album Sales Jump by 339%, Song Downloads by 379%

    May 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Following the death of Bee Gees member Robin Gibb on May 20, his band's catalog of albums and songs saw great sales gains in the week ending May 27. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the group sold 27,000 albums this past week -- up 339% from 6 ...

  13. Clint Mansell Performs Darren Aronofsky Scores in Concert

    April 09, 2012 4:02 PM EDT Composer Clint Mansell is flanked by Milan Records' Stefan Karrer, VP Acquisition & Distribution, on the left and the head of Milan's U.S. Operations, Jean-Christophe Chamboredon. Mansell and his enemble performed his scores for thre ...

  14. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Set for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200

    March 21, 2012 7:14 PM EDT "The Hunger Games" soundtrack is set to debut at No. 1 next week's Billboard 200 chart, so say industry sources. One Direction Makes History With No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart The multi-artist album should sell at leas ...

  15. Adele's '21' Becomes Longest-Running No. 1 Album Since 'Purple Rain'

    February 29, 2012 11:00 AM EST Not unexpectedly, Adele's "21" album spends a 22nd week atop the Billboard 200, selling 297,000 (down 59%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's now the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purpl ...

  16. Adele's '21' Set for 21st Week at No. 1 With Sales of Half-Million or More

    February 16, 2012 5:35 PM EST Adele's "21" album is going to celebrate its first year on the Billboard 200 chart in grand style. Fresh off her six Grammy Award wins on Sunday (Feb. 12) night, "21" is on course to sell between 500,000 to 600,000 copies ...

  17. Analysis: Whitney Houston's Billboard Chart Records

    February 11, 2012 10:45 PM EST Following the news of Whitney Houston's passing today (Feb. 11), here is a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished. * The Houston-led soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" stands as the longest-reignin ...

  18. Whitney Houston Dead at 48

    February 11, 2012 8:21 PM EST Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturda ...

  19. Adele Takes 18th Week at No. 1 As Seven Albums Debut In Billboard 200's Top 10

    February 01, 2012 11:00 AM EST As is usually the case in January, few major albums are released in the first few weeks of the year. Now, as we get back to normal -- post-holidays -- we see an influx of seven new albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. That's the most de ...

  20. Billboard Power 100: Randy Spendlove

    January 26, 2012 7:05 PM EST No. 69 Randy Spendlove President of Music Paramount Pictures The Big Score... Good thing Randy Spendlove knew the symptoms of Bieber Fever when he saw them: He got the ball rolling on "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," which pulled in $73 ...

  21. 'Joyful Noise' Soundtrack Could Soar Into Top 10 Next Week

    January 20, 2012 10:29 PM EST The soundtrack to the film "Joyful Noise," which stars Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton , is aiming to make a praiseworthy leap straight into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 next week. On Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart (below), ...

  22. Adele, Prince... and Vanilla Ice? The 20 Albums to Lead the Billboard 200 for 16 Weeks or More

    January 19, 2012 5:12 PM EST As previously reported , Adele's "21" tops the Billboard 200 album chart for a 16th week, marking the survey's longest reign since the "Titanic" soundtrack also led for 16 frames in 1998. Since the chart began appeari ...

  23. Can Anything Stop Adele's '21' Reign at No. 1?

    January 05, 2012 1:29 PM EST With few new major album releases out this week -- as is customary at the beginning of the year -- Adele's "21" will likely spend a 15th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. It's projected to sell anywhere betwee ...

  24. Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams To Consult on Oscars

    December 08, 2011 8:42 PM EST Composer Hans Zimmer and producer-performer Pharrell Williams have been tapped to provide musical supervision for the Academy Awards telecast on Feb. 26. Producers of the Oscars telecast, Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, have tapped the two as consul ...

  25. Backbeat: George Clooney, Alexandre Desplat Share Notes On Film Scoring

    November 18, 2011 9:26 AM EST "The Ides of March" trio, from left, editor Stephen Mirrione, director and star George Clooney and composer Alexandre Desplat. Hours after recording his score for "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" in New York Tuesday, compo ...

  26. Mac Miller Headed for Top of This Week's Billboard 200

    November 14, 2011 7:25 AM EST As we reported earlier this week , Mac Miller is about to make a splash on the Billboard 200 albums chart , as his "Blue Slide Park" debut is set to bow at No. 1 on the tally next week. Sources suggest the rapper's album could sell ...

  27. Mac Miller On Way to Indie History at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 09, 2011 9:52 PM EST Recent Billboard magazine cover man Mac Miller is on his way to his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his debut effort, "Blue Slide Park," should easily top the list next week. Industry sources suggest the set will sell up ...

  28. Video: Glee's Darren Criss Serenades a Stunned Alan Menken @ Billboard TV & Film Conference

    October 25, 2011 9:28 AM EDT Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who wrote the scores for "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin" and many others, is this year's Billboard/THR TV & Film Conferences' Maestro Award rec ...

  29. Jerry Leiber, Legendary Songwriter With Mike Stoller, Dead at 78

    August 22, 2011 5:21 PM EDT Jerry Leiber (right) with Elvis Presley and Mike Stoller at MGM Studios in 1957 (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Pop music lyricist Jerry Leiber, whose partnership with Mike Stoller created such timeless hits as "Jailhouse Rock&quo ...

  30. Otis Redding Makes Record-Setting Return to Charts After 41 Years

    July 29, 2011 12:28 PM EDT Otis Redding sets the mark for the longest span between entries on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and halts the second-longest hiatus from the Billboard Hot 100, as Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Otis," on which the late ...

  31. Jay-Z? Susan Boyle? Howard Stern? Which No. 1 Albums Spent Shortest Time on Chart?

    July 28, 2011 6:34 PM EDT As Adele's "21" spends a remarkable 22nd consecutive week in the top three of the Billboard 200 - its entire chart life since its debut on the March 12 tally - it raises the question: Just how amazing is that top-three streak? As it ...

  32. Expanded 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' Soundtrack Arriving Aug. 16

    June 09, 2011 8:47 PM EDT An expanded edition of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," the biggest-selling soundtrack of the last decade, will be released Aug. 16. A two-CD set from UMe, the deluxe edition includes 13 songs recorded during original sessions for the film ...

  33. New Jeff Bridges Album To Be Released Aug. 16, Feature Rosanne Cash, Benji Hughes and More

    May 10, 2011 10:54 PM EDT A track from the late Stephen Bruton that was left out of the 2009 film "Crazy Heart" will lead off Jeff Bridges' first solo album in 11 years. EMI's Blue Note will release the set on Aug. 16. Bridges and his producer T-Bone Bu ...

  34. Composer Hans Zimmer Signs With William Morris Endeavor

    May 09, 2011 7:50 PM EDT Composer Hans Zimmer has signed with WME for representation in all areas, another coup for the agency since bringing over Amos Newman last month to run a new division within the music department. Zimmer joins composers David Newman and David Holme ...

  35. 'Glee' Producer Adam Anders Launches Record Label

    May 06, 2011 7:30 PM EDT After co-producing more than 100 Billboard Hot 100 hits for Fox's "Glee," the show's executive music producer, Adam Anders, is looking to capture some of that lightning in a bottle for recording artists on his own label. Ande ...

  36. Jeff Bridges Inks Album Deal with Blue Note, T-Bone Burnett to Produce

    April 19, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Actor Jeff Bridges will record a solo album for the Blue Note Records division of EMI, the label said Tuesday. According to the statement, he "will contribute several of his own compositions" and perform songs by Stephen Bruton and John ...

  37. How Germany Overtook The U.K. To Become Europe's Largest Music Market

    April 11, 2011 2:58 PM EDT Having long played second fiddle to the United Kingdom, Germany now ranks as the largest music market in Europe, according to international music trade body IFPI. The reversal was announced last week with the publication of IFPI's annual &quo ...

  38. How Would A $900,000 Gwyneth Paltrow Record Deal Add Up? We Did Some Math ...

    March 10, 2011 1:12 PM EST The Internet lit up earlier this week when rumors began spreading that Gwyneth Paltrow -- whose singing side-career has been ramping up over the past few months with her starring role in "Country Strong" and appearances on "Glee&quo ...

  39. Oscar Nominee Hans Zimmer Talks 'Dark Knight Rises,' Next 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'

    February 25, 2011 3:42 PM EST Guitar sounds have been big in film composer Hans Zimmer's life lately. If he picks up his second Academy Award Sunday the nod will owe a debt to the performance from ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr on "Inception." "Rango," ...

  40. 2011 Academy Awards: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 10:30 AM EST At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne, who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an ...

  41. John Barry, Oscar Winning James Bond Composer, R.I.P.

    January 31, 2011 6:09 AM EST British composer John Barry, who won five Oscars and is best known for creating music for the James Bond movies, has died. He was 77. "It is with great sadness that the family of composer John Barry announce his passing on January 30, 2011 in ...

  42. @Film and TV Conference: What Movie This Year Featured The Best Music?

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT What movie this year had the best music? That's what we asked attendees at the Film and TV Conference on Wednesday, and below are the varied results. Almost everyone we asked struggled to remember which films came out this year and which ones ...

  43. Discs Drive Lil Wayne's 'Human' 16-1 on Billboard 200

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 exclusively from download sales, its CD release pushes it to No. 1 in its third chart week, selling 125,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Da ...

  44. David Arnold Unveils Second London Concert For Care

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT James Bond film composer David Arnold has announced details of his second annual Concert for Care, a charity event for Care International at the Royal Albert Hall on Oct. 18 that will feature one of the biggest ever gatherings of top movie compose ...

  45. Digital Track Sales Emerge From Slump

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Against the backdrop of a continuing decline in CD sales, U.S. record labels have also privately worried that track downloads could also finish in the red this year—for the first time since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking the format in 2004. Bu ...

  46. Lady Antebellum Returning To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As predicted, Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" seems set to return to No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, thus earning its fifth non-consecutive week at the top of the tally. Industry sources suggest that the set m ...

  47. Portman, Blanchard To Be Honored At BMI Film & TV Awards

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rachel Portman will receive BMI's Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement and Terence Blanchard will receive the Classic Contribution Award at the performing right organization's annual Film & Television Awards on May 1 ...

  48. Justin Bieber Headed Back To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" may retake the No. 1 crown on next week's Billboard 200 chart. He won't have any competition from new releases, as none of the albums that came to market this week seemingly pose a threat to ...

  49. Bingham, Burnett, Giacchino Win Oscars

    March 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett from the movie "Crazy Heart" was named best original song and Michael Giacchino won for best original score for “Up” at the 82nd annual Academy Awards Sunday ni ...

  50. 'Hope For Haiti Now' Tops U.K. Chart

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Owl City's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) started a second week as the U.K.'s favorite single, as Paolo Nutini's "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) returned to No. 1 on the artist album chart. But perhaps ...

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