Randy Newman

  1. Randy Newman Inks Deal With Downtown Music Publishing

    July 23, 2014 7:12 PM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter and film composer Randy Newman has signed an administration agreement for North America with Downtown Music Publishing, it was announced by president Justin Kalifowitz. Newman is also a member of the S ...

  2. Paul Colby, Owner and Promoter Behind Landmark Greenwich Vill. Venue the Bitter End, Dies at 96

    February 18, 2014 9:57 PM EST Even though it's been a good two decades since Paul Colby was actively involved in the running of The Bitter End, one of Greenwich Village's premiere music and comedy showcases, he was still a presence in the room -- and not just because ...

  3. Grammy Week: YouTube's Robert Kyncl Faces Tough Crowd of Lawyers

    January 24, 2014 6:07 PM EST The music industry's top lawyers laid aside their copyright swords the Friday before the Grammy Awards to host a keynote from YouTube's Head of Content, Robert Kyncl (recently put at No. 45 on our Power 100 ). Kyncl acknowledged the some ...

  4. The Top Hollywood Music Schools

    November 01, 2013 1:27 PM EDT The Hollywood Reporter's ranking of the top 10 music schools reveals a unique hierarchy of institutional standing. Based on a survey of academic and entertainment insiders -- including composers, arrangers, music supervisors, editors and en ...

  5. Randy Newman on Process, 'Talking Blues' Backstage at Film & TV Music Conference (Video)

    October 31, 2013 12:00 PM EDT “I like these talking blues things.” Randy Newman sat down backstage at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference to talk about his writing process for film, specifically his work on animated films like “Monsters University ...

  6. Randy Newman Talks Film Scoring, New Studio Album, Kanye West's Orchestration Skills and Ego at Film & TV Music Conference (Video)

    October 30, 2013 1:36 PM EDT Singer-songwriter and composer Randy Newman made a rare appearance on the opening day (Oct. 29) of the 2013 Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles, where he discussed everything from Kanye West' ...

  7. Randy Newman on Film Scoring: 'You Have To Subordinate Your Ego' @Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 29, 2013 8:51 PM EDT It was a family tradition within a family affair for award-winning composer Randy Newman, who was interviewed at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference in Hollywood by his son, Amos, the head of music for visual media at ...

  8. Morning Fix: Are Shakira/T-Mobile Hatching Jay Z/Samsung Deal?; Sillerman on SFX's IPO, Afrojack; The Orchard's Multi-Channel Network

    October 11, 2013 7:30 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE ARE SHAKIRA, T-MOBILE HATCHING A JAY Z-SAMSUNG DEAL? When T-Mobile was prepping the news of its unlimited international data plan, announced Oct. 9 in New York’s Bryant Park, the fourth-largest ph ...

  9. Emeli Sandé, Calvin Harris Among the Big Winners at the U.K.'s Ivor Novello Awards

    May 17, 2013 6:40 AM EDT Emeli Sand é was the big winner Thursday at the 58th Ivor Novello Awards, held in central London. Sand é ’s “Next to Me” was the only multiple winner on the day, collecting honors for best song musically and lyrically, and the PRS for Music awar ...

  10. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Inducted in 2013 Ceremony

    April 19, 2013 7:07 AM EDT The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles in more than two decades may as well have been subtitled "A Night to Celebrate Rush" as the Canadian trio's fans packed the Nokia Theater to the rafters and ...

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

    January 11, 2013 6:58 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 ...

  12. '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 ...

  13. Backbeat: AEG's Tim Leiweke Celebrates L.A. Rock Hall Ceremony; Are the Replacements, The Smiths, Joy Division Next?

    December 11, 2012 6:26 PM EST Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients Lou Adler and Quincy Jones stand with inductees Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Flea during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees announcement at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ...

  14. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees: Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer

    December 11, 2012 2:25 PM EST After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian trio will be inducted into the hall on April 18 along with Heart, singer-songwriter-pianist Randy Newman, ...

  15. The Key Women Behind ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC

    November 28, 2012 12:03 PM EST The performing rights organizations -- ASCAP, BMI and SESAC -- play a crucial role in the financial health of the music industry, paying performance royalties to songwriters, composers and publishers. At each of the PROs, numerous female executive ...

  16. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, NWA, The Meters Among Rock Hall Nominees

    October 04, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Rush and Deep Purple, long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of groundbreaking rap groups. Also among the first-time nom ...

  17. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, NWA, The Meters Among Rock Hall Nominees

    October 04, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Deep Purple and Rush, long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of groundbreaking rap groups. Also among the first-time nom ...

  18. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Trent Reznor, Randy Newman Talk About Their Big Oscar Wins

    February 28, 2011 12:35 AM EST Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross at the Academy Awards Sunday (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Randy Newman, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won the top music awards at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday -- and their reactions could not have be ...

  22. Randy Newman Wins Academy Award For Best Song

    February 27, 2011 11:00 PM EST Randy Newman, who performed Saturday in Chicago but flew to Los Angeles in time for Sunday night's Academy Awards, took shots at himself and the Academy when accepting the Oscar for Best Song. He noted his low Oscar batting average -- the tro ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Doobie Brothers, Loggins, K'naan To Perform At Songs Of Hope VI Benefit

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, Randy Newman, Carole Bayer Sager and K'naan, among others, will appear at Songs of Hope VI, a live music and silent auction event to be held Nov. 4 at Los Angeles' Esquire House to raise funds for canc ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Oscars: Nominees React

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Randy Newman leads the nominees in the music categories for the 82nd annual Academy Awards, thanks to his two nominees in the original song category for his contributions to the soundtrack for Disney's "The Princess and the Frog." N ...

  29. Double Oscar Nomination For Randy Newman

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Randy Newman has been nominated twice for an Academy Award in the category for music (original song). Newman is nominated for "Almost There" and "Down In New Orleans," both of which he wrote for the animated Walt Disney feature ...

  30. Randy Newman Postpones European Tour

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Randy Newman is postponing his 18-date European tour. The 64-year-old "I Love L.A" and "I Love to See You Smile" singer-songwriter cited "physical limitations and severe pain caused by stenosis in the lower back and neck,& ...

  31. 'Mamma Mia' Makes Its Move

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Honey, Honey," let's talk about a "Super Trouper" of an album. The "Mamma Mia!" soundtrack has been "On And On And On" the Billboard 200 for a month already and this week, "The Winner Takes It All ...

  32. 'Weeds' Soundtrack Set For June

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The third season soundtrack to Showtime's "Weeds" will be initially released as a digital exclusive on June 3. The soundtrack, which features "Little Boxes," the show's theme song by Randy Newman, also includes tracks ...

  33. New Management For Carpenter

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy winner signs with Kerr. Grammy-winning artist Mary Chapin Carpenter has signed with Los Angeles-based Cathy Kerr Management. Kerr also manages Randy Newman. Prior to opening her own firm in 1999, Kerr was VP at Peter Asher Management, where ...

  34. Terry Melcher Dies At 62

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California surf music sound, died at his Beverly Hills home on Nov. 19 after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwr ...

  35. U2, Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Randy Newman, Pretenders, Buddy Guy also on list. Randy Newman, Pretenders, Buddy Guy also on list. News Randy Newman , Buddy Guy ...

  36. U2, Grandmaster Flash Lead Rock Hall Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Randy Newman and the O'Jays are among the nominees for the 2005 induction class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are joined on the ballot by the Pr U2, Grandmaster Flash & the Furio ...