T-Bone Burnett railed against technology, Randy Newman noted he admires Kanye West's orchestrations, and composer Richard Sherman recalled his days spent with Walt Disney 50 years ago trying to find a central storyline for the character of Mary Poppins.

The topics at the 12th annual Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference ranged far and wide, but conversations returned repeatedly to the intersection of music and storytelling. More than 500 people attended the event, held Oct. 29-30 at the W Hotel in Hollywood.

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