Billboard Film & TV Music Conference 2011 Hub
Billboard Film & TV Music Conference 2011 Hub

October 26, 2011 | PANELS
'Dorothy of Oz' Case Study, 2012 & Beyond and My First Job Panels
Attendees Tuesday were treated to three panels representing the past, near-present, and future. This included a case study on the forthcoming "Dorothy of Oz" animated musical; a panel on what the future holds (rock and dance music, a changing media landscape); and a look at film/TV's pros' firsts jobs which included working on Pauly Shore's "Bio-Dome" flick and KCRW internships.

October 26, 2011 | Q&A
Thomas Golubic, 'Breaking Bad' Music Supervisor, Answers Six Questions @ BB Film & TV Music Conference
Thomas Golubic, the music supervisor on "Breaking Bad" (and who previously worked with Gary Calamar on "Six Feet Under"), talks about making a mixtape for "Breaking"'s Hank, obscure minimal German electronic dance music and describing "Six Feet"'s Claire's early musical tastes as "telling the world to fuck off..."

October 26, 2011 | Video
Video: Watch Tears For Fears's Curt Smith's Q&A On Scoring 'Meth Head,' Making Music Today
Curt Smith, of Tears for Fears fame, sat down with Billboard to answer questions about his experiences scoring the 2011 film "Meth Head," and creating music in today's industry, and exploring alternative distribution methods.

October 26, 2011 | Interview
Rita Wilson Talks Debut Album, Son Opening For LMFAO

Actress/producer Rita Wilson (a.k.a. Mrs. Tom Hanks) made a surprise appearance at the Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference on Tuesday, stopping by to chat about her new album "AM/FM," due Feb. 7 on Decca. She also revealed her son, Chet Haze , an up-and-coming rapper, is opening up for LMFAO.

October 25, 2011 | Panel
Muppets, Teens, Tweens & Tots Take Center Stage
Music for the younger set took center stage on the second morning of the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Conference, and based on what was said and seen and heard, the kids are alright.

October 25, 2011 | Video
Watch Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda's Video Q&A On Scoring 'The Raid'
Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda sat down with Billboard's Phil Gallo to answer questions about his experiences in writing music with his band versus composing music for films. The trained-musician is currently writing and recording the score for his first feature film "The Raid," which he is collaborating on with Joe Trapanese who worked on the "Tron: Legacy" score with Daft Punk. How cool is that?

October 25, 2011 | Music Supervision
'Moneyball' and 'Abduction' Composers and Directors, Music Supervisors Compare Notes, Gripes
Bennett Miller and Mychael Danna ("Moneyball"), and John Singleton and Ed Shearmur ("Abduction"), are two very different director/composer teams creating two very different films who were both featured on "The Connection Between Composers and Directors" panel at the BB Film & TV Music Conference. Also, the "Three Hits" panel showcased music supervisors discussing the many hurdles they face from labels, songwriters and producers.

October 25, 2011 | Film Scoring
Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Tears for Fears' Curt Smith, Ex-RHCP Cliff Martinez Talk 'Out of the Band and Onto the Screen'
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), Curt Smith (Tears For Fears) and Cliff Martinez (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dickies), are three of the few musicians in possession of the skill sets necessary to crossover from band to film/TV scores. The trio were part of Billboard's Film & TV Conference's "Out of the Band and Onto the Screen" panel where Martinez explained it was the infamous Chili Peppers "The Abbey Road EP" cover in which he wore only a sock that led him to film scoring.

October 25, 2011 | Video
Video: Glee's Darren Criss Serenades a Stunned Alan Menken
During a live interview with Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, this year's Billboard/THR TV & Film Conferences' Maestro Award recipient, Glee's Darren Criss made a surprise appearance with his acoustic guitar in hand and proceeded to serenade Menken. Watch video of Criss taking some rather radical lyrical liberties with Menken's songs and joke about his "handsome royalty checks" and plethora of Oscars before performing a duet with Lea Salonga.

October 24, 2011 | Music Supervision
Music Supervisors From BET, Sony, More Give Tough Advice to Hopefuls
Getting your music into a film or television show is not easy, and a thick skin and organized presentation are as important as talent, panelists said at the Billboard Film and TV Music Conference Monday. "Don't get angry at us when we don't respond to you," said Sony Pictures Entertainment's Kier Lehman. "It's really nothing personal."

October 24, 2011 | Photos
'Glee' Star Darren Criss Serenades a Stunned Alan Menken
Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken once handed a hundred dollar tip to a college kid doing an acoustic medley of his songs at a coffee shop. These days that "kid" is better known as Darren Criss from "Glee" -- and at the Billboard / Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, he made a surprise appearance before participants, with his acoustic guitar in hand, and serenaded Menken once again.

October 24, 2011 | Panel
Billboard Film & TV Music Conference's Early Panels Focus on How To Get Into Business -- and How to Get Paid
The first two panels at the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference Monday focused on how to get into the business (there's no single, sure-fire way) and how to get paid once you're there. Persistence and positivity pay off in both cases.

October 24, 2011 | Licensing
Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference Kicks Off With Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Disney Channel's Steve Vincent, More
The morning session of the 2011 Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music conference outlined the pitfalls and opportunities of creating and licensing music to other media. The early panels included Fox's Steve Celi and Disney Channel's Steve Vincent on sonic identities; music supervisors Evan Bogart and Nora Felder's live music critiques; and Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Tears for Fears' Curt Smith on how they began writing music scores.

October 20, 2011 | Announcement
Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda to Appear at Billboard Film and TV Music Conference
Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park will join Peter Himmelman, "Drive" composer Cliff Martinez and Take 6 co-founder Mervyn Warren in discussing their experiences writing for film at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Conference being held Monday and Tuesday in Hollywood.

September 30, 2011 | Announcement
Alan Menken to Be Honored at Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference
Alan Menken, the composer behind numerous scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, is set to participate and receive the Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter 2011 Film & TV Music Conference, being held on October 24th - 25th at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.