1. 5 Film Scores That Changed the Way We Hear Movies, From 'Score' Director Matt Schrader & Composer Bear McCreary

    June 13, 2017 6:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We can make you feel anything we want you to feel," Quincy Jones says in the film. Score, a documentary about the world of movie composing, opens Friday in New York. Helmed by first-time director Matt Schrader, the film features such nota ...

  2. May the 4th Be With You: Remembering the Bizarre 'Star Wars' No. 1 Disco Hit

    May 04, 2017 9:24 AM EDT 1.015 k 48 0 Whether you like it or not, the Internet is full of those wishing "May the 4th be with you" today, May 4. So in honor of the greatest film trilogy of all time, we're looking back on the disco-fied version of the  Star Wars  the ...

  3. Boston Pops Celebrate Famed Composer John Williams

    April 01, 2017 2:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 The composer of the music scores for Star Wars , Indiana Jones and other iconic films is being honored by his former orchestra. The Boston Pops Orchestra is kicking off a series of performances devoted to the music of John Williams with concerts on ...

  4. The 20 Best deadmau5 Songs

    January 27, 2017 5:38 PM EST 0 0 0 He may not be one for metaphors or lofty album titles, he may not know how to refrain from weighing in on any given subject, he may not really know how to play a bunch of traditional instruments, but Joel Zimmerman, aka deadmau5 , is absolutely one ...

  5. Composers Hone Their Conducting Skills Through BMI's Annual Conducting Workshop

    August 29, 2016 5:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 “Composers spend so much time in our studios writing the music, but it’s the musicians playing that bring it to life. Otherwise, it’s just notes on a page,” says conductor and composer Lucas Richman , explaining why he founded and leads BMI’s annual ...

  6. Justin Bieber Has U.K.'s Two Best-Selling Songs This Week So Far

    August 16, 2016 2:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two tracks featuring  Justin Bieber  are battling it out for the U.K. singles chart crown, again. "Cold Water" (Because Music), by U.S. electronic outfit  Major Lazer  featuring Bieber and  MØ , is heading toward a fourth successive week a ...

  7. Watch John Williams Greet 'Star Wars' Musicians Outside Home

    July 19, 2016 4:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two musicians have earned a greeting from legendary Hollywood film composer John Williams by playing his theme from Star Wars  outside of his Los Angeles home. A video posted on YouTube by Michael Miller shows him playing the famous theme on flugelh ...

  8. Echosmith's Sydney Sierota on the Band's New Album and Her Viral Video With Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke

    June 16, 2016 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Echosmith's Sydney Sierota Talks New Album, Viral Video ​ Echosmith  frontwoman Sydney Sierota made sure her brother Jamie and his infant son Django Vista got some crowd love at the MAMA Gallery in downtown Los Angeles on June 8, even though th ...

  9. Diane Warren, John Williams and More Composers Talk Oscar Nominations & Performance Snubs at Pre-Academy Awards Event

    February 27, 2016 11:49 PM EST At Saturday (Feb. 27) afternoon’s Society of Composers & Lyricists’ annual pre-Oscar cocktail party, J. Ralph, nominated for an Oscar this year for best original song, was too gracious to blast the Academy Awards for not allowing his co-write ...

  10. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Score Now Available For Streaming

    December 18, 2015 8:51 PM EST 0 0 0 From a galaxy far, far away straight to your streaming device. As the latest Star Wars hit theaters Friday (Dec. 18), so did the film's score. Behind the soundtrack is film scoring genius John Williams who famously created the franchise's ...

  11. Oscars: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Among the 112 Films Eligible in Original Score Category

    December 16, 2015 9:20 PM EST If John Williams receives a nomination, it will be the 50th nom for the composer. Three of John Williams’ seven  Star Wars  scores have been nominated for an Oscar. Will the score for  Star Wars: The Force Awakens  be his fourth? Though there had b ...

  12. 'Jurassic Park' Theme Hits No. 1 for First Time

    June 18, 2015 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's a 'Jurassic' world, with John Williams' classic 1993 instrumental a No. 1 hit at last. The song, uh … found a way. Twenty-two years after its arrival, John Williams' "Jurassic Park Theme," originally released ...

  13. 'Jurassic Park' Theme Is Finally a Top 10 Hit

    June 11, 2015 2:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Far from extinct, John Williams' classic 1993 instrumental gains amid buzz of the new "Jurassic World." With major pop-culture buzz surrounding Friday's box-office opening of Jurassic World , the dinosaur-driven film franchise� ...

  14. John Williams Not Scoring Steven Spielberg Film for First Time in 30 Years

    March 20, 2015 1:50 AM EDT For the first time since 1985's The Color Purple , John Williams will not be scoring a Steven Spielberg movie. DreamWorks Pictures has revealed that Bridge of Spies is the title of Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller, due out Oct. 16, ...

  15. Watch: John Williams’ Iconic Score Returns in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Trailer

    November 28, 2014 12:24 PM EST The first trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser finally arrived Friday morning (Nov. 28). The highly energized teaser opens with a shot of a desert landscape and an ominous voice asking, "There has been an awakening -- ...

  16. 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& ...

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  18. First, Likely Annual, Oscar Concert to Honor Nominated Composers John Williams, Desplat and More

    February 13, 2014 1:41 PM EST After 85 years, Oscar is putting on his very first concert, and there are plans to televise future shows worldwide. The motion picture academy will present a live Oscar Concert in the days leading up to the 86th annual Academy Awards that celebrat ...

  19. Olympic Hits: Going For The Gold (& Platinum)

    February 07, 2014 10:05 AM EST Just as Olympic athletes have won over the years, so, too, have musical acts on Billboard charts thanks to the Games As the Olympics reclaim the world's sports spotlight in Sochi, Russia, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Bi ...

  20. Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Score Golden Globes Nominations

    December 12, 2013 12:13 PM EST Justin Timberlake's song from "Inside Llewyn Davis," Taylor Swift's track from "One Chance" and Coldplay's closing credits tune from "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" received nominations for the 71st annua ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 'Star Wars' Theme Named Favorite Movie Soundtrack

    September 30, 2013 1:08 AM EDT The Star Wars theme has been named Britain's favorite movie soundtrack in a BBC poll. "With almost a quarter of the audience votes, John Williams’ 'Star Wars Theme' topped a list that spans 64 years of cinema soundtrack history ...

  23. John Williams Onboard As Composer For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

    July 29, 2013 12:37 AM EDT It's official: the latest chapter of Star Wars will be scored by John Williams. The composer, who has crafted the score for all six titles in the space opera saga, was confirmed to be joining J.J. Abrams' Episode VII by Lucasfilm preside ...

  24. Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow Lead 'Capitol Fourth' Celebrations in DC

    July 05, 2013 1:16 AM EDT Thousands of Americans flocked to the National Mall to celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks display, performances by Neil Diamond and Barry Manilow and selections from the "Lincoln" score played by the National Symphony Orchest ...

  25. Cliff Martinez, John Williams, Mike Post, More Honored at BMI Film & TV Awards

    May 16, 2013 12:27 PM EDT The standing ovation for honoree Cliff Martinez was fully expected at BMI's Film & TV Awards Wednesday night. But when the performing rights organization's two top executives -- Doreen Ringer-Ross and Ray Yee -- were greeted with ...

  26. Director J.J. Abrams Says John Williams Likely to Score 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

    May 01, 2013 12:17 AM EDT J.J. Abrams is getting his ducks in a row as he readies to direct the next installment of Disney's Star Wars. During a press conference in Berlin for "Star Trek Into Darkness" on Monday, Abrams skirted questions about his anticipate ...

  27. 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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  30. Adele, Taylor Swift Nominated for Golden Globes

    December 13, 2012 12:13 PM EST Two of the biggest female artists in music will compete for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes next year, with Adele's Bond track "Skyfall" squaring off against Taylor Swift's "Safe & Sound," from "The H ...

  31. Adele, Taylor Swift Nominated for Golden Globes

    December 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Jon Bon Jovi and Keith Urban Also Up for Original Song; For TV, 'Nashville' Scores Two Nods Two of the biggest female artists in music will compete for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes next year, with Adele 's Bond track " ...

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  34. Danny Elfman Talks Tim Burton, 'Simpsons,' and Why He Found the Anvil Film 'Emotionally Wrenching'

    October 26, 2012 11:00 AM EDT (L-R): Composer, Danny Elfman, Director, Sacha Gervasi, and Tim Appelo, Hollywood Reporter, Film Editor (Photo: Arnold Turner) Composer Danny Elfman finds deep inspiration when writing about tragedy. The character Jack Skellington's need to e ...

  35. Composers and Music Supervisors Talk Process, Problems and Importance of Networking at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2012 11:49 AM EDT (L-R): Musician/composers Michael Andrews, Will Bates, Phil Mossman, Gingger Shankar and Nick Urata; music supervisor Gary Calamar (Photo: Arnold Turner) The key to survival is diversify. Always negotiate to retain ownership of your score when the ...

  36. Benjamin Grosvenor Youngest To Scoop Classic BRIT Critics' Award

    October 03, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Twenty year-old Essex pianist Benjamin Grosvenor became the youngest male recipient of a Classic BRIT Award last night, snatching the Critics' Award from Sir Simon Rattle and Jirí Belohlávek at the ceremony which took place at London's A ...

  37. 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" ...

  38. Nicola Benedetti, Classical Violinist, Hits The UK Album Charts (Ahead of Justin Bieber)

    September 14, 2012 12:31 PM EDT Classical violinist Nicola Benedetti topped Justin Bieber on this week's UK album charts (screen shot) "Chasing vacuous fame as if it's something in itself just isn't remotely fulfilling. This obsession must be fought against.& ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Chart Moves: Olympics' Soundtrack Album Debuts on Billboard 200

    August 03, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The Billboard 200: It was a quiet week at the top of the Billboard 200. So quiet, that Zac Brown Band returned to No. 1 with its Uncaged set, selling a rather tiny 48,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. There were, however, two debuts in th ...

  41. Slow Sales Start August, Big Guns Next Week

    August 02, 2012 4:05 PM EDT As so few major new albums were released last week, there wasn't much competition for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. In turn, Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" returns to the top for a second week, rising 2-1 with 48,000 sold, a ...

  42. Nas Bows at No. 1 with 'Life is Good'

    July 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop veteran Nas achieves his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Life Is Good" bows with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That surpasses initial forecasts for the set by industry prognosticators, which had pegged i ...

  43. Nas Scores Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    July 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Hip-hop veteran Nas achieves his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as Life Is Good bows with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That surpasses initial forecasts for the set by industry prognosticators, which had pegged it to begin ...

  44. Phillip Phillips To Make Post-Surgery Debut at July Fourth Show

    June 18, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The newest 'American Idol' champ says he's 'getting better each day' America will get to hear from its newest "American Idol" at this year's July Fourth celebration on the National Mall as Phillip Phillips mak ...

  45. Five Decades Of Grammy Hits

    June 06, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 Even by the exalted standards he shares with other high-achieving record makers, Al Schmitt has a stunningly diverse discography. In a career spanning five decades, Schmitt has worked with such icons as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Henry Mancini, Sam C ...

  46. Backbeat: Rolfe Kent Receives Career Achievement Honor at BMI Film and TV Awards

    May 17, 2012 3:12 PM EDT BMI president and CEO Del Bryant, BMI Richard Kirk Award recipient Rolfe Kent, and BMI vice president of film and television relations Doreen Ringer Ross pose during the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards. (Photo: Randall Michelson/Wire Image) ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 'The Artist,' 'Man or Muppet' Win Music Oscars in Music-Snubbing Year

    February 27, 2012 12:37 AM EST In a year in which the Academy Awards appeared to not give a hoot about film music -- no musical performance during the show, just two nominees for Best Song -- they proceeded to reward a film in which the only dominant sound WAS music. Just two n ...

  49. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 27, 2012 12:03 AM EST The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original song trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Su ...

  50. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 26, 2012 11:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Ludovic Bource's Music for 'The Artist' Takes Best Original Score The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original so ...

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