1. 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, ...

  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. 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& ...

  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. 'Skyfall' Soundtrack: Highest-Charting Bond Album in 27 Years

    November 16, 2012 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 This week, the soundtrack to "Skyfall" becomes the highest charting album in the James Bond film franchise since 1985, as the set arrives at No. 100 on the Billboard 200 chart. The Sony Masterworks album bows with 5,000 copies sold accordi ...

  7. Adele's James Bond Theme 'Skyfall' Rises on Charts

    October 19, 2012 5:18 PM EDT The big screen is giving Adele a big hit, as the singer bridges the gap between her smash sophomore album 21 and her next set with the title theme from the new James Bond movie, "Skyfall." In its second week, the track lifts 17-15 on Adu ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Adele's James Bond Theme, 'Skyfall,' Debuts Thursday

    October 01, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's official: Adele is going 007. The singer-songwriter confirmed today that she has recorded the theme song for the upcoming James Bond "Skyfall" film, and it will be available for download this week. The song will premiere on the 5 ...

  10. Adele Recording 'Skyfall' Theme Song: Report

    September 12, 2012 10:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele may be the latest diva to sing for James Bond, according to the Sun . The UK publication reports that Adele was spotted at Abbey Road Studios earlier this month, where composer Thomas Newman has been reportedly at work on the score for "S ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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) ...

  13. Oscar Music Snubs: Were Songs by Mary J. Blige, Elton John, Pink Really That Bad?

    January 24, 2012 5:00 PM EST It's safe to say that when looking at the music nominations for the Academy Awards this morning, literally thousands of people thought, "That's IT?" While the Academy's rules for the Best Original Song and Best Original Sc ...

  14. Madonna, 'The Artist' Win Music Awards at Golden Globes

    January 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST Madonna topped Elton John, Mary J. Blige and Chris Cornell for the Best Song award at the Golden Globes Sunday night with a win for "Masterpiece," from "W.E.," a film she also wrote and directed. She shared the award with co-wr ...

  15. BACKBEAT: THR/Billboard's Film And TV Music Conference - Its A Wrap!

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For full coverage of THR/Billboard's Film and TV Music Conference CLICK HERE. Now in its 9th year, THR/Billboard’s Film and TV Music conference offered attendees the unique opportunity to learn from, network and expose their music directly to ...

  16. BACKBEAT: Billboard's Film And TV Music Conference Hosts Q&A With Thomas Newman

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 'The Hollywood Reporter Maestro Award Recipient' Thomas Newman sat down with Kevin Cassidy, Senior Features Editor at The Hollywood Reporter during THR/Billboard's Film and TV Music Conference to talk about his accomplished car ...

  17. 'Slumdog Millionaire' Sweeps Music Oscars

    February 23, 2009 12:37 AM EST 0 0 0 "Slumdog Millionaire" swept the music categories at the Academy Awards Sunday night, en route to its evening-leading total of eight Oscars, including best picture. A.R. Rahman won Academy Awards for best original score and best song for &q ...

  18. Gabriel Won't Perform At Academy Awards

    February 13, 2009 10:28 AM EST 0 0 0 Peter Gabriel says he will not be performing at the Feb. 22 Academy Award telecast in support of his best song nominee "Down To Earth," from the film "Wall-E." In a video posted on PeterGabriel.com, Gabriel says that Oscar produc ...

  19. Early Grammys Honor Film, Latin Music

    February 08, 2009 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 The soundtrack for "Juno" was the first winner at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, taking home the trophy for best compilation soundtrack. Meanwhile, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer won best score soundtrack for "The Dark Knight.&qu ...

  20. 'Juno,' 'Dark Night,' 'Wall-E' Win Grammys

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack for "Juno" was the first winner at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, taking home the trophy for best compilation soundtrack. Meanwhile, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer won best score soundtrack for "The Dark Knight.& ...

  21. '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 ...

  22. Update: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Up For Three Oscars In Music Categories

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" leads the way in the Oscar music categories, with songs "Jai Ho" and "O Saya" nominated for best achievement in music written for motion pictures (best song) and A.R. Rahman nominated for achieve ...

  23. Springsteen, Gabriel Snag Golden Globes Noms

    December 11, 2008 11:11 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce Knowles are among the music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC. Springsteen was nominated in the best original song category ...

  24. World Soundtrack Awards Nominees Announced

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The nominees for the World Soundtrack Awards were revealed on Tuesday, with composers Thomas Newman, Alberto Iglesias and Dario Marianelli receiving multiple nods. The winners will be revealed at the Ghent International Film Festival on Oct. 18. T ...

  25. 'Mountain,' 'Rings' Lead Oscar Music Nominations

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The scores and songs from "Cold Mountain" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" lead the nominations in the music categories for the 76th Annual Academy Awards. The awards ceremony will The scores and songs from & ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Skynyrd/Hagar, McCulloch, 'Finding Nemo'

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sammy Hagar plan summer tour, Ian McCulloch to tour behind third solo album, and Thomas Newman marks his first animation score with 'Finding Nemo.' Southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd and veteran rocker Sammy Hagar will tea ...

  27. 'Chicago,' U2, Eminem, Simon Among Oscar Nominees

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago" leads the pack with 13 nominations for the 75th annual Academy Awards, including a best picture notice. Among those artists who have earned The big screen adaptation of the Broadw ...

  28. Six Feet Under

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The strength of HBO's Golden Globe-winning series Six Feet Under is its blanket quirkiness, magnificent characterization, and overarching themes of life and death. The strength of HBO's Golden Globe-winning series Six Feet Under is its bla ...

  29. PJ Harvey, Beta Band Dig Deep For 'Six Feet Under'

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Universal has set a March 5 release date for "Six Feet Under -- Music From the Original Series," the soundtrack to the acclaimed HBO series of the same name. The album includes the show's main theme a Universal has set a March 5 relea ...