Howard Shore to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard/THR Film and TV Music Conference

Howard Shore

Howard Shore

Composer Howard Shore will receive this year's Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference being held Nov. 5 and 6.

Shore, who will participate in a Q&A at the conference, has an impressive slate of films this year, among them the final installment in The Hobbit trilogy (The Battle of Five Armies) and the directorial debut of Jon Stewart in Rosewater. One of the creators of Saturday Night Live, he was the show's music director from 1975 to 1980. At the same time, he began collaborating with David Cronenberg and has scored 15 of the director's films, most recently Maps to the Stars.

"From The Lord of the Rings to High Fidelity to Crash, Howard Shore's talent spans not only genres but also proves to be timeless," said Janice Min, Co-President/Chief Creative Officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media. "His work has resulted in some of Hollywood's most beloved scores, and we are honored to have him as our 2014 Maestro Award recipient."

Shore has composed scores for more than 80 films, including Philadelphia, Hugo, The Aviator, Ed Wood, The Silence of the Lambs, Big, Naked Lunch and Mrs. Doubtfire. His music for The Lord of the Rings trilogy has won him three Academy Awards. He is also the recipient of three Golden Globes and four Grammys.

"I am grateful for the acknowledgement from these two esteemed publications," says Shore. "Thank you and I look forward to seeing everyone in November."

The Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference, in its 13th year, is dedicated to all facets of music and its uses in television, film, advertising and new media. The event brings together recording artists, composers, executives from all branches of entertainment, music supervisors, publishers, filmmakers, managers and others to discuss the ever-changing entertainment landscape and opportunities for content creators and copyright holders.

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