1. 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 ...

  2. Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Will Butler and Owen Pallett, More Deliver at First-Ever Oscar Concert

    February 28, 2014 1:10 PM EST This year's five Oscar-nominated composers delivered the first-ever Oscar concert Feb. 27 at UCLA's Royce Hall, creating suites for orchestra from their film work. And between the light bounce of Alexandre Desplat's "Philomena& ...

  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. Backbeat: Oscar Music Nominees Gather at Pre-Awards Reception

    February 24, 2013 1:30 PM EST Oscar-nominated songwriters were honored Saturday. Back row, from left, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Walter Murphy and Paul Epworth; front row, Herbert Kretzmer, J. Ralph, Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri. LOS ANGELES -- Barbra Streis ...

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  6. BMI Releases Results, Revenue Down 3.5% Due to Radio Rate Settlement

    September 20, 2012 6:02 PM EDT In the year ended June 30, 2012, Broadcast Music, Inc. reported $898.8 million in revenue, a nearly 3.5% decline from the $931 million collected in the prior year. The organization attributed the decline to " settling a rate litigation" ...

  7. Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Bret McKenzie Nominated For World Soundtrack Awards

    August 13, 2012 2:54 PM EDT Songs performed by Madonna, Mary J. Blige and Academy Award winner Bret McKenzie are in contention for the World Soundtrack Awards 2012 handed out at the Ghent International Film Festival. The World Soundtrack Academy hands out awards in three cat ...

  8. Backbeat: George Clooney, Alexandre Desplat Share Notes On Film Scoring

    November 18, 2011 9:26 AM EST "The Ides of March" trio, from left, editor Stephen Mirrione, director and star George Clooney and composer Alexandre Desplat. Hours after recording his score for "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" in New York Tuesday, compo ...

  9. What's on Harry Potter's iPod?

    July 13, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the stateside debut of the final "Harry Potter" film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," this Friday (July 15), HP fanatics are asking themselves, "What do we do now?" As for us here at Billboard.com, ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 'New Moon' Director Weitz Reveals Soundtrack's Challenges

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" director Chris Weitz has one distinctive memory from a meeting in Paris where he first screened bits of the movie to its composer, Alexandre Desplat. "He was writing something down," Weitz said tod ...

  15. Tracklist For 'New Moon' Soundtrack Unveiled

    September 21, 2009 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The soundtrack for "New Moon" -- the second movie installment of the "Twilight" vampire series -- will feature songs by Thom Yorke , Grizzly Bear , Bon Iver , Lykke Li and the Killers , according to an official tracklist released ...

  16. 'Slumdog' Leads Soundtrack Noms

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations, one for best score and two for its songs, "Slumdog Millionaire," leads the competition for the ninth annual World Soundtrack Awards. Winners will be announced Oct. 17 at the closing night of the 36th Ghent Interna ...

  17. Hamlisch, Desplat To Perform At World Soundtrack Awards

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 36th Ghent International Film Festival, which focuses on film music and runs from Oct. 6-17, will feature performances from Marvin Hamlisch, Alexandre Desplat, Marc Streitenfeld and Shigeru Umebayashi. Hamlisch, the composer of scores for &quo ...

  18. 'Slumdog, 'WALL-E' Lead Oscar Music Nominees

    January 22, 2009 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Wall-E" are atop the field of music-related Oscar nominees, with both films nominated for best original score. The "Slumdog" score was penned by A.R. Rahman, while Thomas Newman wrote the scor ...

  19. Rahman Gets BAFTA Nod

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Following his Golden Globe win on Monday (Jan. 12), Indian composer AR Rahman has received a nomination in the music category of the U.K.'s BAFTA film awards for his score to "Slumdog Millionaire." The other nominees are Alexandre D ...

  20. Golden Globes Go 'Wild' For Vedder

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took home the best original song honor at the Golden Globe awards last night (Jan. 13) for "Guaranteed," his contribution to Sean Penn's film "Into the Wild." Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder t ...

  21. 'Dreamgirls' Wins Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eddie Murphy and former "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson won Golden Globes last night (Jan. 15) for supporting roles in the musical "Dreamgirls," giving a lift to their Academy Awards prospect Eddie Murphy and former &quo ...

  22. Cash Biopic, 'Producers' Among Golden Globe Nominees

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music has a prominent place among the nominees for the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, with the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and the screen version of Broadway musical "The Producers" among the Music has a prominent place ...

  23. Vedder, Sting Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and U2's Bono are among those nominated for best original song Golden Globe Awards. Danny Elfman's score for "Big Fish" and Howard Shore's work on Songs by Elton John ...