1. Alan Menken Talks Working With Guy Ritchie on Live-Action 'Aladdin,' Progress of 'Little Mermaid'

    June 12, 2017 4:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The world is lucky this year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award honoree didn’t follow in the footsteps of most men in his family and become a dentist. We wouldn’t have a calypso crab named Sebastian, a jazzy Genie or the homage to Sinatr ...

  2. Alan Menken to Receive Songwriters Hall of Fame's Johnny Mercer Award

    April 04, 2017 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alan Menken will be the 2017 recipient of the Johnny Mercer Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner, set to take place June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Additional special award honorees ...

  3. Billboard on Broadway Podcast: Alan Menken on 'Aladdin' and His Composing Career at Disney and Beyond

    March 31, 2017 12:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a rare, in-depth one-on-one interview, the Oscar-, Grammy- and Tony-winning composer Alan Menken sat down with Billboard on Broadway host Rebecca Milzoff to discuss his long, varied career and how his work blending pop and musical theater has evo ...

  4. Alan Menken Performs 'Aladdin': Billboard on Broadway Video Series

    March 30, 2017 2:57 PM EDT 0 0 1 The “Billboard on Broadway” pre-Tony Awards performance series enjoyed a rare treat when storied composer Alan Menken sat down at the piano and performed a selection of songs from  Aladdin , the Broadway show (and original Disney movie) for which he ...

  5. Alan Menken Performs Songs from 'Aladdin' for Billboard on Broadway Series

    Alan Menken Performs Songs from 'Aladdin' for Billboard on Broadway Series

    March 30, 2017 1:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Composer Alan Menken stops by the Billboard office to perform "A Whole New World," "Friend Like Me," and "Proud of Your Boy" from 'Aladdin' for the pre-Tony Awards "Billboard on Broadway" series. 201 ...

  6. Composer Alan Menken Talks Creating New Music for 'Beauty And The Beast' and Coaching Stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens

    March 17, 2017 1:11 PM EDT When composer Alan Menken watched a final cut of the live action version of Beauty and the Beast , his first emotion was relief. “Hey, we didn’t screw it up!,” he says with a laugh. Though there was little chance of that happening, reinventing the ...

  7. Composer Alan Menken Talks Creating New Music for 'Beauty And The Beast' and Coaching Stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens

    March 17, 2017 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 When composer Alan Menken watched a final cut of the live action version of Beauty and the Beast , his first emotion was relief. “Hey, we didn’t screw it up!,” he says with a laugh. Though there was little chance of that happening, reinventing the m ...

  8. Which Disney Soundtrack is the Best? Vote!

    March 16, 2017 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Does 'Beauty and the Beast' deserve to take the crown? The new live-action Beauty and the Beast has finally arrived Friday (March 17), so you know what that means: Disney mania is once again officially upon us. Whether you're setting ...

  9. The Top 11 EGOT Contenders: Who Will Be Next to Win All Four Major Awards?

    February 25, 2017 5:05 PM EST There are currently more than 40 living people one award away from achieving EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award) status. But the likelihood of eventually achieving all four is slim for most -- there’s a reason this is an exclusive club! -- an ...

  10. Watch Emma Watson Sing 'Beauty and the Beast' Opening Number 'Belle'

    February 21, 2017 11:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Emma Watson is stepping to her own tune in "Belle," the opening number from Beauty and the Beast. Disney released a clip from the upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1991 animated film, which sees Watson singing while strolling through ...

  11. T Bone Burnett to Score Broadway-Bound Roy Rogers Bio-Musical 'Happy Trails'

    November 07, 2015 1:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Music multihyphenate T Bone Burnett , whose work has spread beyond the recording industry to film and television, will extend his reach to Broadway, having signed on to pen music and lyrics for Happy Trails , the developing bio-musical about the car ...

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  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 'Once' Completes Cinderella Story, Wins Eight Tony Awards

    June 11, 2012 9:27 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Once upon a time, a quirky film made on a shoestring turned into an unlikely Oscar-winner and, even more improbably, a Broadway show. Now, "Once" has completed its Cinderella story, winning the coveted best-musical Tony ...

  16. Rolfe Kent To Be Honored With Career Achievement Award At BMI Film & TV Awards

    April 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Prolific film composer Rolfe Kent will receive the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards on May 16. Held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the event honors composers of the pas ...

  17. Video: Alan Menken Talks Tonys, TV and Darren Criss Surprise at Billboard Film & TV Conference

    October 27, 2011 12:25 PM EDT Alan Menken, the legendary Oscar-and-Grammy winning composer whose many scores include "Little Shop of Horrors," "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Enchanted," won the Maestro Award at this y ...

  18. Alan Menken @ Film & TV Music Conference 2011

    Alan Menken @ Film & TV Music Conference 2011

    October 25, 2011 5:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alan Menken @ Film & TV Music Conference 2011 Videos Alan Menken Brightcove ...

  19. Darren Criss Serenades Alan Menken at Billboard Film & TV Conference: Watch

    October 25, 2011 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 recip ...

  20. Darren Criss Serenading Alan Menken at Film & TV Conference

    Darren Criss Serenading Alan Menken at Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2011 1:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Darren Criss Serenading Alan Menken at Film & TV Conference Videos Darren Criss Alan Menken Brightcove ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Billboard Film & TV Music Conference 2011 Hub

    October 25, 2011 7:44 AM EDT October 26, 2011 | PANELS 'Dorothy of Oz' Case Study, 2012 & Beyond and My First Job Panels Attendees Tuesday were treated to three panels representing the past, near-present, and future. This included a case study on the forthcoming ...

  23. '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 ...

  24. Alan Menken to Be Honored at Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference

    September 30, 2011 4:46 PM EDT Alan Menken, the composer behind numerous scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, is set to participate and receive The Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Maestro Award at companies' 2011 Film & TV Music Conference, being he ...

  25. Trent Reznor, Randy Newman Win Oscars for Best Original Score, Song

    February 28, 2011 12:07 AM EST 0 0 0 T rent Reznor , Atticus Ross and Randy Newman won Oscars in the top music categories at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 27) -- and their reactions could not have been more different. Reznor reacted with shock and amazement after he an ...

  26. 2011 Oscars: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Gwyneth Paltrow, Florence Welch Performing at Oscars

    February 04, 2011 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Gwyneth Paltrow will perform "Coming Home" from her latest film "Country Strong" on the 83rd Academy Awards telecast. Original Song nominee A.R. Rahman and Florence Welch, of Florence & the Machine , will perform "If I R ...

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

    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM EST 0 0 0 As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.com gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best original ...

  30. Trent Reznor, A.R. Rahman Earn 2011 Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 9:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The 2011 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 25), and among the top nominees in the music categories is Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor , who is nominated for best original score for the Facebook-inspired film, "The Soc ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Daft Punk's 'Tron: Legacy' - First Listen

    September 30, 2010 7:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Disney previewed two of their most anticipated movies of the holiday season Wednesday (Sept. 29), giving press and employees a look at the scenes and sounds from the still-under-construction "Tron: Legacy" and "Tangled." (Watch o ...

  33. Alan Menken: Grammys 2009 Red Carpet

    Alan Menken: Grammys 2009 Red Carpet

    February 08, 2009 11:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Alan Menken: Grammys 2009 Red Carpet grammys 2009 , Alan Menken , grammy awards , Billboard.com , musical theater , exclusive , Enchanted , Billboard , disney , composer Videos Alan Menken Brightcove ...

  34. Who gets your vote for best original song in a motion picture at the Academy Awards?

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last week we asked our readers: Who gets your vote for best original song in a motion picture at the Academy Awards? Last week we asked our readers: Who gets your vote for best original song in a motion picture at the Academy Awards? 155 people vote ...

  35. 'Once,' 'Atonement' Triumph In Music Oscars

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won best original song for "Falling Slowly" from "Once" and Dario Marianelli won the Oscar for original score for "Atonement" at the 80th Academy Awards last night in Glen Hansard and Ma ...

  36. And The Best Original Song Oscar Nominees Are...

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard.com takes a look at -- and listens to -- the 2008 nominees for the best original song Oscar: songs from "Enchanted," "Once" and "August Rush." With the 13-week writers' strike settled and the Academy Awar ...

  37. 'Enchanted' Dominates Oscar Song Category

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song category nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards, which were announced this morning (Jan. 22). Three of the five nods, all with music by A Songs from the film "Enchanted&qu ...

  38. Ireland’s Hansard In The Frame For An Oscar

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The lead vocalist from “the second-biggest band in Ireland” is up for an Oscar. The nominations for the 80th Academy Awards unveiled by the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today clearly loaded the dice in favor of the previous awar ...

  39. Vedder, Shakira Snag Golden Globe Music Nods

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eddie Vedder, Shakira and Clint Eastwood and are among the nominees in music categories for the 65th annual Golden Globe awards. Vedder is nominated with Michael Brook and Kaki King for best original Eddie Vedder, Shakira and Clint Eastwood are amon ...

  40. Composer Menken Scores With Disney Hit

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Prolific composer Alan Menken has another No. 1 Disney boxoffice hit with the family romance "Enchanted," which debuted atop the domestic boxoffice with an estimated $50 million during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend. "Enc ...

  41. Film & TV Music Conference: Day 1

    Film & TV Music Conference: Day 1

    November 01, 2007 7:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Glenn Ballard, Jesse Harris, and Alan Menken were among the day one highlights at Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter's Film & TV Music Conference in L.A. on November 1, 2007. Alan Menken , Stefani , Film & TV Conference , Jesse Harris ...

  42. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses No. 1s, Clay Aiken and numerical chart coincidences with readers. TAKING A COUNT OF GEORGE Hello again, Fred, Thought I'd throw my two cents in regarding the question one of your readers asked about the title to George St ...