Hans Zimmer

  1. Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL Explore the Intersection of Electronic Music and Film Scores

    April 17, 2014 1:05 PM EDT Film composer Hans Zimmer and the electronic musician and film composer Junkie XL were well aware they were taking a meandering journey as they spoke about the evolution of electronic music as used in film scores during the International Music Sum ...

  2. Moby, David Lynch To Be Featured at IMS Engage

    March 26, 2014 1:06 PM EDT The International Music Summit is returning to Hollywood for a second year. The IMS Engage conference, scheduled for April 16 at the W Hotel, will focus on the convergence of music and film and feature the pairings of Moby and David Lynch and Hans ...

  3. Strategy for Pharrell’s ‘G I R L’ Album Banks on Oscars, Red Bull Ad and Europe (Exclusive)

    February 19, 2014 9:34 PM EST Prior to the release of Pharrell Williams’ new album, “G I R L,” on March 3, his music will be heard in a Red Bull TV ad, promos on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and, quite possibly, on eBay. The wildly popular first single, “Happy,” will definit ...

  4. Listening to Oscar: The Musical Components of the 9 Best Picture Nominees

    January 16, 2014 12:29 PM EST The scores from three of the nine best picture Oscar nominees received nominations for their composers. Each of the films has its own distinct musical character and in several cases, impressive soundtracks. Here's a look at the musical conte ...

  5. Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Score Golden Globes Nominations

    December 12, 2013 12:13 PM EST Justin Timberlake's song from "Inside Llewyn Davis," Taylor Swift's track from "One Chance" and Coldplay's closing credits tune from "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" received nominations for the 71st annua ...

  6. Hans Zimmer Adds Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart and Incubus’ Mike Einziger to 'Spider-Man' Team

    October 31, 2013 2:48 PM EDT Hans Zimmer has again partnered with guitarists Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart and Incubus’ Michael Einziger to score “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Pharrell Williams will also work on the score of the Sony Pictures film that will be released May 2. Zim ...

  7. Hans Zimmer to Discuss 'Rush' at Film and TV Music Conference

    October 16, 2013 8:55 AM EDT Composer Hans Zimmer and his colleagues on “Rush” -- Peter Asher and Lorne Balfe  -- will discuss the music in the Ron Howard-directed hit film at the Billboard & Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 29 and 30.   “Case ...

  8. Conversations with Composers: Mike Einziger

    October 14, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Composer: Mike Einzinger Current projects:  Producing albums for Chuck Inglish and Hudson Taylor Guitarist Mike Einziger is known mostly for his work in Incubus but in the last few years he has been increasingly working in film, scoring the feat ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Sony/ATV's Extreme Music and Hans Zimmer Form Joint Venture: The Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop (Exclusive)

    August 12, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s production music arm Extreme Music has partnered with composer Hans Zimmer and his business partner Steve Kofsky to create the joint-venture Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop.   The Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Sho ...

  11. Big Time Rush, 'Man of Steel' Soundtrack Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    June 14, 2013 8:07 PM EDT Big Time Rush and the "Man of Steel" soundtrack are heading for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest Big Time Rush's new "24/Seven" album could sell around 45,000 copies by ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Russell Emmanuel: Taking It To Extremes

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Fourteen years ago, EMI production music chief Peter Cox summoned a punk rocker named Russell Emmanuel into his London office. Emmanuel had launched Extreme Music just a year earlier in 1997 and was the talk of London after he mailed out condoms ...

  14. Junkie XL, Jason Bentley, Dust Brother Mike Simpson, More Talk EDM's Hollywood Invasion At Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2012 11:18 AM EDT (L-R): Mike Simpson, composer, Henry Jackman, composer, Junkie XL, composer, moderator Jason Bentley, music director, KCRW (Photo: Arnold Turner) Dealing with the expectations, frequent mixed messages and huge budgets of Hollywood studios requires ...

  15. Danny Elfman to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference

    October 10, 2012 2:46 PM EDT Danny Elfman will receive the Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 25 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Originally a New Wave rock star with the seminal band Oingo Boingo, Elfman was one of the first ro ...

  16. Indie Music Films Look For Help On Kickstarter

    July 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Nearly a year after actor-turned-filmmaker Colin Hanks funded a documentary about the demise of legendary retailer Tower Records through creative financing website Kickstarter, the director of another indie film chronicling Los Angeles' reiss ...

  17. Nas Makes 'Good'; 'Dark Knight' Scores

    July 26, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Nas returns to a familiar spot on the Billboard 200: No. 1. The artist's latest album, "Life Is Good," debuts atop the list with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks Nas' sixth chart-topper, stretching back to ...

  18. Nas Scores Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    July 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Hip-hop veteran Nas achieves his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as Life Is Good bows with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That surpasses initial forecasts for the set by industry prognosticators, which had pegged it to begin ...

  19. Hans Zimmer's 'Dark Knight Rises' Soundtrack Flying Towards Top 10 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2012 9:26 PM EDT The blockbuster film "The Dark Knight Rises" may not only take over the weekend box office, but also Billboard's music charts. The film's score soundtrack album by Hans Zimmer may debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 next w ...

  20. ASCAP Film & TV Awards Honor Isham, Newton Howard, Zimmer, Rabin, More

    June 28, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Mark Isham, James Newton Howard, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, John Debney and Carter Burwell were among the composers honored Thursday at ASCAP's 27th Annual Film & Television Music Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. During the invita ...

  21. Hans Zimmer's Oscar Music With Pharrell Williams, Esperanza Spalding Released As Album

    February 29, 2012 8:15 AM EST Hans Zimmer's music for the Oscars on Feb. 26 has been released as a digital album on Apple's iTunes. 'The Artist,' 'Man or Muppet' Win Music Oscars in Music-Snubbing Year "The 84th Academy Awards -- Celebrate th ...

  22. 'The Artist,' 'Man or Muppet' Win Music Oscars in Music-Snubbing Year

    February 27, 2012 12:37 AM EST In a year in which the Academy Awards appeared to not give a hoot about film music -- no musical performance during the show, just two nominees for Best Song -- they proceeded to reward a film in which the only dominant sound WAS music. Just two n ...

  23. Backbeat: Yuna Gets Love From Pharrell, Cornerstone at Brooklyn Showcase

    February 09, 2012 4:05 PM EST Yuna performing at a showcase for Cornerstone and Fader Media Group, which also doubled as a listening party for her self-titled upcoming album. (Photo: Sarah Riazati) Cornerstone and Fader Media Group kicked off New York Fashion Week Wednesday ni ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Hans Zimmer Uses 'Sherlock Holmes' Soundtrack to Expose Slovakian Villager Musicians

    December 09, 2011 1:03 PM EST Hans Zimmer, far right, with Slovakia-based musicians whose talents appear on the soundtrack for "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shows." A musical mystery may get an answer after "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shows" opens on Dec. 16 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Angelo Badalamenti, Alf Clausen To Be Honored at ASCAP Film and TV Music Awards

    June 02, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Composers Angelo Badalamenti and Alf Clausen will be honored at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 26th annual Film and Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles June 23. In a statement ASCAP P ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Johnny Marr, Former Smiths Guitarist and 'Inception' Collaborator, Planning Two Solo Albums

    February 28, 2011 4:25 PM EST Johnny Marr onstage in London, 2009 (Photo: Redferns) Johnny Marr, former songwriter and guitarist in the Smiths, is planning a return to frontman status. After stints performing with Cribs and Modest Mouse, Marr told Billboard that he plans to re ...

  30. 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," ...

  31. Hans Zimmer 'Cannot Believe' Christopher Nolan's Oscar Snub for 'Inception'

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Hans Zimmer is as pleased, if not moreso, with his best original score Oscar nomination for "Inception" as any of his past accolades -- "I'm particularly proud of 'Inception," the composer tells Billboard.biz. "S ...

  32. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.biz gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best origin ...

  33. Trent Reznor Nominated For Oscar, Along With Songs Sung By Gwyneth Paltrow, Dido And (Of Course) Randy Newman

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Nominations for the 83rd Academy awards, which take place on February 27, were announced today and included the music categories Best Original Score and Original Song. Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor received a nomination for Best Original Scor ...

  34. Zimmer, Desplat, Burwell Lead 10th World Soundtrack Awards Nominations

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat and Carter Burwell lead the nominees for the 10th annual World Soundtrack Awards; the winners will be revealed on Oct. 23, the final night of the Ghent International Film Festival. Zimmer received a nomination for fi ...

  35. ASCAP To Honor Composers Broughton, McCarthy

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Composers Bruce Broughton and Dennis McCarthy will be honored at the 25th annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards June 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The event will recognize composers of the most performed film and televisio ...

  36. Composer Hans Zimmer Game For 'Call of Duty'

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is writing music for his first videogame project, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," one of the year's most anticipated releases. The sequel to the first-person action best-seller "Call of Duty ...

  37. 'Juno,' 'Dark Night,' 'Wall-E' Win Grammys

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack for "Juno" was the first winner at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, taking home the trophy for best compilation soundtrack. Meanwhile, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer won best score soundtrack for "The Dark Knight.& ...

  38. Hans Zimmer Marching To His Own Tune

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Composer Hans Zimmer on Thursday shared some insight for those who want to join his new studio, Remote Control. "You better have a point of view so we can come up with an idea together," he said. Zimmer spoke during a Q&A on Day 1 (N ...

  39. Zimmer, Howard To Perform At 'Dark Knight' Premiere

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard will perform together live for the first time prior to the world premiere of Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight" on July 14. The premiere will be held at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square IMAX theater in N ...

  40. 'Dark Knight' Score Set For Release

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "The Dark Knight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack," featuring the film's score by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, will be released on July 15 on Warner Bros. Records. The soundtrack will be released in four different versions ...

  41. Cherry Lane Inks Hans Zimmer

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed film composer Hans Zimmer to a worldwide, long-term administration agreement covering his interests in about 500 tracks of his past work. Included under the deal are Zimmer's interest in tracks from fil ...

  42. Gorfaine/Schwartz, IMG Artists Form Alliance

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, a leading talent agency for composers, songwriters and music supervisors in film and television, has entered into a strategic alliance with IMG Artists, a performing arts management and booking specialist, to cross-pr ...

  43. Q&A: HANS ZIMMER

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "The Da Vinci Code" is mired in religious controversy. Hans Zimmer, who just finished scoring the film, sets the record straight. "The Da Vinci Code" is mired in religious controversy. Hans Zimmer, who just finished scoring the ...

  44. Scene & Heard

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Composers Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard recent- ly emerged from their own bat caves with a looming, gothic swell of a score for the Warner Bros. film "Batman Begins," which opens June 15. Read M Composers Hans Zimmer and James Newt ...

  45. Ex-Partner Hits Zimmer With $10 Million Lawsuit

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay Rifkin has filed a $10 million suit against former business partner Hans Zimmer, claiming the composer wrongly tried to dissolve their company, Media Ventures Entertainment. Jay Rifkin has filed a $10 million suit against former business partn ...

  46. Ex-Partner Hits Zimmer With $10 Million Lawsuit

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay Rifkin has filed a $10 million suit against former business partner Hans Zimmer, claiming the composer wrongly tried to dissolve their company, Media Ventures Entertainment. Jay Rifkin has filed a $10 million suit against former business partn ...