Incidental music

  1. Chart Moves: 'Nashville' Nets Year's Best Sales Week for TV Soundtrack on Billboard 200

    December 21, 2012 8:30 AM EST Billboard 200 On the Billboard 200 albums chart this week , Bruno Mars' second release, "Unorthodox Jukebox," arrived in the No. 2 slot, selling 192,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It surpasses the No. 3 peak of his 2010 debut ...

  2. Single Reviews: Coheed, Bridget Mendler, David Guetta & Kanye West

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT BRIDGIT MENDLER Ready or Not (3:22) Producer: Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou Writers: B. Mendler, E. Kiriakou, E. Bogart Publishers: various Hollywood Records Bridgit Mendler spends a good portion of debut single "Ready or Not" introd ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. '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 ...

  6. Backbeat: Inside Michael Jackson's 'Immortal' Album Via Music Designer Kevin Antunes

    November 11, 2011 7:30 AM EST It's one thing to listen to music. It's another to feel like you're inside of it. The latter was definitely the case during a 90-minute preview (Nov. 9) of Epic's upcoming Michael Jackson "Immortal" album. Los Angeles ...

  7. 'Glee' Star Darren Criss Serenades a Stunned Alan Menken at Billboard Film & TV Music Conference

    October 24, 2011 8:57 PM EDT Alan Menken with Lea Salonga and Darren Criss Monday at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles (Photo: Arnold Turner) Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who wrote the scores for "The Little Mermaid,&qu ...

  8. Sony Fighting Attorneys Over Michael Jackson Film Outtakes

    June 16, 2011 7:26 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Attorneys for Michael Jackson's doctor want access to raw footage that was used for the star's posthumous concert film, "This is It." But Sony Pictures is fighting the request. Lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray and So ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. '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 ...

  11. New Grammy Rules (Finally) Acknowledge Videogame Music

    April 12, 2011 12:42 PM EDT Among the many changes the Recording Academy has made to the eligibility rules for Grammy Awards is a tweak that will make it easier for music in videogames to be nominated. Specifically, the Academy has added videogames as a category of "vis ...

  12. T-Bone Burnett Re-Ups With Bug Music

    March 08, 2011 2:11 PM EST Bug Music has renewed its longstanding relationship with songwriter, producer and recording artist T Bone Burnett via a new multi-year publishing administration agreement. Under the renewal terms, Bug will continue representing Burnett's cata ...

  13. 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," ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Michael Jackson's New Album Out Dec. 14

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Michael," the Michael Jackson album comprised of original material recorded by the King of Pop before his death, will be released Dec. 14 on Epic Records in conjunction with his estate, it was announced today (Nov. 4). The first full tr ...

  16. Rhino Records President Scott Pascucci To Exit Label

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records president Scott Pascucci is leaving the company, according to a statement issued to Billboard. Rhino executive VP/GM Kevin Gore will assume management responsibilities for the company. Pascucci will remain on board as a consultant to ...

  17. EMI Renews Disney Deal

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST EMI Music and Walt Disney Records have extended their exclusive licensing agreement for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. EMI has represented the recorded music catalog of Walt Disney Records in those territories since 2005. Forthcoming Walt Dis ...

  18. 'Glee' Execs Discuss Success Strategies At Film/TV Confab

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Why has Fox’ “Glee” succeeded when so many musical television series have failed? Between the script, the song choices and the cast -- as well as production, marketing and Columbia Records working in lock step -- there isn't a weak link, the ...

  19. 'New Moon' Rises At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 153,000 copies sold (up 33%) in its first full week of release while Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice" settles for a debut at No. 2 with 137,00 ...

  20. 'New Moon' Rises To No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 153,000 copies (up 33%) in its first full week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic album, which featu ...

  21. 'New Moon' Positioned For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week, the "New Moon" may rise ... to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry prognosticators suggest that "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack, which debuted at No. 2 this week on the Billboard 200, has a sho ...

  22. 'Glee' Digital Sales Strong, New Songs Hit Charts

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Columbia Records and 20th Century Fox have found a hit with the music from the popular new television musical comedy series "Glee," whose cast continues to bring joy to the charts this week. Since airing earlier this year on Fox, the sho ...

  23. Fabolous Tops Billboard 200; Jackson's 'Ones' Now 2009's Second-Best Seller

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The rapper Fabolous makes his "Way" to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time in his career, but Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" collection still reigns on the Top Comprehensive Albums chart and becomes the year ...

  24. Demi Lovato Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200, Michael Jackson Still Reigns

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Demi Lovato rules the Billboard 200 chart this week, as the Disney singer/actress' sophomore album "Here We Go Again" (Hollywood Records) debuts at No. 1 with 108,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Her first set, " ...

  25. Maxwell Tops Billboard 200

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Maxwell makes big news on the Billboard 200 albums chart, entering at No. 1 with "BLACKsummers'night" and a career-high sales week of 316,000. It's his second chart-topper. The singer's last set, 2001's "Now,&quo ...

  26. How 'Hannah Montana' Impacts Country Sales

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country sales are having a good year. The genre has accounted for 11.8% of all album sales through July 5, an increase from 10.3% last year, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Digital sales are up as well, to 11.5% of all country album sales from 7.8 ...

  27. Maxwell Headed For Big Billboard Chart Debut

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Maxwell's first album in nearly eight years, "BLACKsummers'night," is headed for a big debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry insiders suggest the Columbia set could move anything between 275,000 to 325,000 in its ...

  28. 'Hannah Montana' Movie Soundtrack Moves to No. 1

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack skips to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time. It's the third soundtrack from the "Hannah" franchise to reach the top, after the first and second volumes of the TV show&# ...

  29. 'Hannah Montana' Takes Top Spot On Billboard 200

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In its fourth week on the Billboard 200, the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack (Walt Disney) reaches No. 1 for the first time, vaulting to the top of the chart with sales of 133,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a d ...

  30. 'Hannah Montana' Boosts Six Songs On Hot 100

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" still reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100, but a big opening weekend for "Hannah Montana: The Movie" boosts or debuts six of the soundtrack's songs on the Hot 100. Miley Cyrus' ...

  31. Rascal Flatts, 'Hannah Montana' Compete For No. 1 Next Week

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Disney family is gearing up for another showdown for the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart next week, as reigning chart champ "Unstoppable" by Rascal Flatts (Lyric Street) is looking to fend off the revived "Hannah Montana: Th ...

  32. 'Now 30,' 'Hannah' Lead Busy Week On Billboard 200

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After last week, where the top debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart was at No. 8, this week the chart gets blasted with a bevy of new arrivals. A full dozen debuts bow in the top 20 -- the most the chart has ever seen. Leading the pack of new e ...

  33. 'Hannah Montana' And 'Now 30' Building Big

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart will find a pair of albums perhaps vying for the top slot. Both Walt Disney's "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack and the "Now 30" compilation (UMe) are on track to start wi ...

  34. R&B Briefs: Ray J, Essence Music Festival

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Ray J’s Knockout Entertainment and E1 Music (formerly Koch Records) have joined forces on a soundtrack album for the singer’s VH1 reality show, “For the Love of Ray J.” The show’s theme song, “Sexy Ladies,” doubles as the first single from the CD ...

  35. Co-Venture AE2 Music Launches

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alan Ett Creative Group (AECG Group) and the UK-based Cutting Edge Group have formed AE2 Music, a co-venture that will market the music of both companies to the film, television and commercial industries. Under the deal, the companies each retain ...

  36. Swift Steady at No. 1 While 'Slumdog' Slides Into Top Five

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is a non-mover at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, sticking around for an amazing 11th week at the top ... the chart's top debut comes from metal band Lamb of God, while the Jonas Brothers also ...

  37. Jonas Brothers On Track For High 'Experience' Debut

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST It looks like the Jonas Brothers will not only dominate the box office this weekend with their new "3D Concert Experience" film, they'll also snare a top five debut on the Billboard 200 next week with the movie's companion soun ...

  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. Elfman, Korn, Plain White T's Revisit 'Nightmare'

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Records will release "Nightmare Revisited," a collection of covers and new recordings inspired by the 1993 film "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas," on Sept. 30. Danny Elfman re-recorded "Opening ...

  40. 'Hannah Montana,' U2 Use A New Generation Of Concert Films To Lure Audiences

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST First, "Hannah Montana" reinvented the secondary ticket market when her sold-out concert tour lead to frantic parents scouring high and low to get seats for their kids. Now, in the wake of that clamor, "Montana" has changed ano ...

  41. Digital Sales Propel Johnson To Second No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson scores his second Billboard 200 chart-topper -- and his biggest sales week yet -- as "Sleep Through the Static" climbs on board at No. 1. The Brushfire set moved 375,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soun ...

  42. Keys Notches Fourth Week At No. 1

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with "As I Am," making this her fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1. The J Records effort had a 3% sales bump to 61,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The ...

  43. Keys Climbs, Mars Is High And Bullet Flies

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alica Keys' "As I Am" skips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a small gain, pushing last week's chart-topper, the "Juno" soundtrack, to No. 2 ... the Mars Volta and Bullet for My Valentine arrive in the top five ...

  44. 'Juno' Unseats Keys From Atop Album Chart

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rhino soundtrack to "Juno" becomes the label's first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, moving up 2-1 with a 13% increase to 65,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first film soundtrac ...

  45. Keys Still Atop Album Chart In Slow Sales Week

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" continues to dominate The Billboard 200, topping the chart for a third non-consecutive week. The J records album sold 61,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 14% sales drop from t ...

  46. Int'l Artists Rework 'High School Musical 2'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Disney Channel will air versions of songs from "High School Musical 2" by international artists in a programming special to air January 18. Seventeen renditions of the songs in various languages will be performed throughout the day, whic ...

  47. Radiohead's 'Rainbows' Rises

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's "In Rainbows" makes a dramatic leap up the Billboard 200 to No. 1 after street-date violations pushed the album onto the chart early last week ... last week's chart-topper, Mary J. Blige's "Growing Pains,& ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Groban Remains No. 1 In Slow Release Week

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Not a single new release arrives in the top tiers of The Billboard 200 this week, as Josh Groban's "Noel" retains its lead on the chart for a second week. The 143/Reprise effort moved 539,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen ...

  50. As Industry Sales Slip, Soundtrack Oportunities Grow

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soundtracks are front and center in the Hollywood system in a way they never have been in the past. A decline in both box-office and recorded music sales has placed a stronger emphasis on soundtracks with tighter integration to the stories being t ...

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