Spike Jonze

  1. Kanye West Charms Cannes With His Moral Take on Brands and Culture

    June 18, 2014 4:41 AM EDT Kanye West was roundly ridiculed last year when he likened himself to Steve Jobs in a New York Times interview. But the rapper is very much like the late Apple founder in at least one respect: He is obsessed with good taste, and frames his pursuit ...

  2. Backbeat: Arcade Fire, Oscar Music Noms Avoid the Great LA Deluge at Society of Composers Party

    March 02, 2014 12:48 PM EST Related Articles Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Will Butler and Owen Pallett, More Deliver at First-Ever Oscar Concert Arcade Fire's Will Butler on Co-Writing Best Score Oscar Nominee 'Her,' The 'Intimidating' Sex Scene ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. YouTube Music Awards Stirs Social Buzz, Negative Comments Dominate Twitter

    November 04, 2013 7:48 PM EST Loved it or hated it, the YouTube Music Awards generated a significant amount of social buzz during the live webcast of its show in New York on Sunday evening.  The bizarre, unscripted anti-awards show, where hosts Jason Schwartzman and Reggie ...

  5. YouTube Music Awards: Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga Highlight Gleefully Messy Show

    November 03, 2013 8:28 PM EST Sometime between Macklemore asking if he could keep a stranger's infant and an award winner's name being hidden in the middle of a cake -- or, wait, maybe in between Lindsey Stirling flying through a city and Avicii incidentally sound ...

  6. Behind The Data: YouTube Music Awards – Did They Make The Right Nominations?

    November 02, 2013 11:45 AM EDT The moment is fast approaching, when video-streaming platform YouTube will go the way of television networks and music associations alike, and launch their very own awards show. YouTube Music Awards Director Spike Jonze On This Sunday's Ina ...

  7. MTV's Van Toffler on How the Beastie Boys Revolutionized Music Videos

    May 09, 2012 12:49 PM EDT Much was said and written about Adam Yauch last week. The Beastie Boys member's death came as a huge shock to fans and even music industry veterans, who've seen more than their share of premature exits in the last 20 years, among them Ku ...

  8. A Look at Adam 'MCA' Yauch's Career in Video and Film, With the Beasties and Beyond

    May 04, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Both with and beyond the Beastie Boys, Adam "MCA" Yauch -- who died Friday (May 4) at the age of 47 -- made a name for himself in the world of documentary filmmaking, music videos and the business side of independent film. Yauch personal ...

  9. Adam 'MCA' Yauch of Beastie Boys Dead at 47

    May 04, 2012 1:06 PM EDT Beastie Boys rapper, musician and video director Adam Yauch, known as MCA in the groundbreaking hip hop trio, died early today (May 4) after a lengthy illness. He was 47. An obituary provided by the group's representatives follows: It is with ...

  10. Odd Future Announce Album Release Date, Upcoming Tour Featuring Pop Up Retail Stores In Each City

    January 17, 2012 12:49 PM EST Odd Future today announced that the group's next album, and first for label Odd Future Records (Sony/RED Distribution), will be released March 20. The album, titled "The OF Tape Vol. 2" will feature everyone from the 11-member colle ...

  11. Kanye West Tweets He 'Fired' William Morris After Cara Lewis Left For CAA During Twitter Rampage

    January 05, 2012 12:00 AM EST A day after news broke that former William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) hip-hop agent Cara Lewis joined Creative Artists Agency, Kanye West revealed that he "fired William Morris" after her departure. Cara Lewis Joins CAA; Eminem ...

  12. Composer Carter Burwell To Receive ASCAP Honor

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Composer Carter Burwell will receive the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement at the 24th Annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, which will be held May 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Burwell has scored more than ...