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 "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 no ...

  2. Peter Dinklage Stars (And Sings!) In Estrella Damm Beer Short Film: Watch

    June 13, 2017 6:18 PM EDT The theme music for the 16-minute short film for the Barcelona brand is Aron Chupa’s version of Sam Cooke’s “(Don’t Fight It) Feel It.” Peter Dinklage stars -- and sings -- in a new promotional short film for Estrella Damm beer’s summer campaign. ...

  3. Emmy Winner Sean Callery on Composing the Perfect Theme for 'Jessica Jones,' 'Designated Survivor' & More

    June 12, 2017 7:50 PM EDT There’s a good chance that Sean Callery comes into your living room almost every night. As one of television’s top composers, he wrote the theme and scores for Designated Survivor, Homeland, Elementary and Jessica Jones .  He had the distinction o ...

  4. 2 Live Crew Film in the Works

    June 12, 2017 6:45 PM EDT Writer Craig Williams will adapt Luther Campbell's memoir "Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice and Liberty City" for the biopic. 2 Live Crew is getting the big-screen treatment thanks to Lionsgate.  The studio is partnering wi ...

  5. Popular 'Sesame Street' Song Royalties Sell For $580,000 at Auction

    June 12, 2017 2:53 PM EDT When songwriter Tony Geiss died in January 2011 at the age of 86, the New York City native left behind a legacy that included 22 Daytime Emmy Awards across a 36-year career as a writer and composer for the long-running and much-beloved TV show Ses ...

  6. How Music Supervisors Landed An Emmy Category To Call Their Own

    June 08, 2017 4:09 PM EDT As TV soundtracks top the charts, the Primetime Emmys are finally embracing music supervisors For the first time in the Emmy Awards' nearly 70-year history, music supervisors will be recognized for the artistic role they play in crafting the ...

  7. Rob Zombie Signs With CAA

    June 07, 2017 4:24 PM EDT The White Zombie frontman has adirected seven feature films. Rob Zombie has moved his film and television business from UTA to CAA, Billboard has learned. The rock star has directed seven features, most recently 31 , which premiered at Sundance la ...

  8. Fergie, Ryan Tedder Joining Scott Borchetta's Singing Competition Series as Mentors

    June 07, 2017 10:39 AM EDT Former Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder have joined Scott Borchetta 's TV singing competition series to be co-produced in Toronto with Canada's Bell Media. Fergie and Tedder, whose writing credits includ ...

  9. Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Concert Draws Biggest U.K. TV Audience of 2017

    June 05, 2017 8:49 AM EDT The BBC's coverage averaged 10.9 million viewers and peaked with an audience of 14.5 million. The One Love Manchester benefit concert Sunday night drew an average audience of 10.9 million for BBC One, according to overnight data unveiled Mond ...

  10. Ron Howard to Direct Documentary on Luciano Pavarotti

    June 02, 2017 5:12 AM EDT Following his successful Beatles documentary, Ron Howard is sticking with music. The Oscar-winner is directing a documentary about Luciano Pavarotti , the Italian tenor who rose to superstar status. Howard's Imagine Entertainment and White Ho ...

  11. Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Charles Kelley & More to Honor Gregg Allman at 2017 CMT Music Awards

    May 31, 2017 10:51 AM EDT Less than two weeks after his death, CMT will honor late Allman Brothers Band singer Gregg Allman with an all-star tribute slated for the 2017 CMT Music Awards. Among those slated to take the stage to honor Allman at the June 7 show are  Jason Ald ...

  12. Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Concert: ITV Moves 'Britain's Got Talent' Finale

    May 31, 2017 7:47 AM EDT "ITV and 'Britain's Got Talent' have no desire to distract from this important cause," says a statement about the change from Sunday to Saturday. Ariana Grande 's charity concert in Manchester on Sunday (June 4) has l ...

  13. Bill Simmons' The Ringer to Move From Medium to Vox Media's Publishing Platform

    May 30, 2017 8:24 AM EDT The Ringer, the sports and culture website founded by Bill Simmons , is moving homes from Medium to Vox Media's publishing platform.  The change comes as part of a larger sales and technology deal between the Bill Simmons Media Group and Vox, ...

  14. Mass Appeal Joins Forces With Pulse Music Group

    May 25, 2017 12:15 PM EDT Mass Appeal, the 21-year-old graffiti/urban culture 'zine that has evolved to include TV and film production as well as a record label and creative services division, announced on Thursday a new music publishing joint venture with Pulse Music ...

  15. Legendary East Bay Punk Scene Comes to Life in Green Day-Assisted Doc: Exclusive Trailer Premiere

    May 25, 2017 11:00 AM EDT The film is set for its world premiere May 31 at SF Docfest. Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is the latest project to get the coveted  Green Day  co-sign. The exciting new doc tells the story of the hyper-influential San Francisco-area ...

  16. Jerry Perenchio, Hollywood Dealmaker and Former Univision Head, Dead at 86

    May 25, 2017 10:24 AM EDT Jerry Perenchio , the preeminent Hollywood dealmaker who bought and sold Univision, partnered with Norman Lear and promoted game-changing sporting events featuring Muhammad Ali and Billie Jean King, has died. He was 86. Perenchio, who got his star ...

  17. Buena Vista Social Club Documentary Redux Brings Back Departed Cuban Musicians

    May 25, 2017 2:59 AM EDT One of the most revealing moments of the new documentary about the Cuban musicians known to the world as the Buena Vista Social Club happens early in the film, when Juan de Marcos González visits the house in Havana where the actual Buena Vista So ...

  18. 'The Get Down' Canceled at Netflix After One Season

    May 24, 2017 9:29 PM EDT The hourlong music drama hailed from director Baz Luhrmann. It's the end of the line for The Get Down . The ambitious music drama from writer-director Baz Luhrmann has been canceled after one season. The news comes nearly two months after the ...

  19. 'Wonder Woman' London Premiere Canceled After Manchester Attack

    May 24, 2017 2:11 PM EDT "Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the UK," the studio said in a statement. Warner Bros. has canceled its  Wonder Woman  premiere in London, following Monday's (May 22)  terrorist attack following an Aria ...

  20. Tom Hardy Begins Fundraising Campaign for Manchester Attack Victims

    May 24, 2017 12:41 PM EDT "Terrorism is abhorrent, the killing of innocent families and children unacceptable," the actor wrote. Tom Hardy launched an online fundraising campaign for the victims of Monday's (May 22) deadly terrorist attack following an Arian ...

  21. Seth Meyers Addresses Attack at Ariana Grande Concert, Reminds People to 'Treat Strangers with Love'

    May 24, 2017 3:10 AM EDT Seth Meyers paid tribute to the victims and families of those caught up in the attack on Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England and denounced the “cowards” who brought violence to a place of song and dance. At the top of his Late Night sho ...

  22. FCC Budget Showcases Rapidly Shrinking Media Regulatory Agency

    May 23, 2017 2:55 PM EDT Much ado was recently made about FCC Chairman Ajit Pai 's rather ho-hum comments concerning crude jokes from  The Late Show 's Stephen Colbert aimed at President Donald Trump. During a radio interview, Pai said , "We have received a ...

  23. Viacom CEO Bob Bakish Says MTV Set to Be More 'Upbeat'

    May 22, 2017 10:29 AM EDT Viacom CEO Bob Bakish on Thursday outlined radical changes at the media giant's core flagship brands, including making MTV more cheerful and positive under new head Chris McCarthy . "It's not going to be dark. It's going to be ...

  24. YouTube Star Rudy Mancuso Pushes Boundaries With Irreverent Comedy, Gets Serious for 'Outpost'

    May 21, 2017 3:02 PM EDT If you still don’t know the name Rudy Mancuso , you have surely seen the man. The YouTube star, with more than 2.1 million subscribers on his channel, has been garnering millions of views of his hilarious videos that range from political satire to ...

  25. Roger Ailes, Polarizing Ex-Fox News Chief, Dies at 77

    May 18, 2017 9:11 AM EDT Roger Ailes, who as a political consultant helped elect Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush before joining Rupert Murdoch’s empire as the hard-charging founding CEO of the Fox News Channel, a conservative counte ...

  26. Diego Boneta to Star as Luis Miguel in Telemundo Series

    May 17, 2017 12:19 PM EDT Mexican singer and actor Diego Boneta is set to star as  Luis Miguel in the upcoming Telemundo bio-musical series based on the life of the Grammy-winning artist.  The casting announcement was made on Tuesday following the Telemundo upfronts in New ...

  27. ABC Slates 'Little Mermaid' & Rolling Stone Live Musicals

    May 17, 2017 7:25 AM EDT ABC is getting in on the live musical trend.  Ahead of its upfront presentation Tuesday, the network announced that it has not one but two live musical specials in the works for the 2017-18 season. First up is  The Wonderful World of Disney: The L ...

  28. Snoop Dogg to Host 'Joker's Wild' Game Show Reboot at TBS

    May 17, 2017 7:12 AM EDT Game show reboots continue to be all the rage. TBS has joined the game, handing out a straight-to-series order for a revival of  The Joker's Wild,  hosted by longtime fan Snoop Dogg .   Exec produced by Snoop Dogg and Michael Strahan and arri ...

  29. Joy Williams' 'Don't Let Me Down' Cover Hits No. 1 on Top TV Commercials Chart for April

    May 16, 2017 6:11 PM EDT Joy Williams ’ “Don’t Let Me Down” -- a cover of The Chainsmokers ’ No. 3 Billboard Hot 100 hit featuring Daya -- climbs to No. 1 on Billboard & Clio’s Top TV Commercials chart, powered by Shazam, for April, after its appearance in State Farm’ ...

  30. Enrique Iglesias Performs at Telemundo Upfront

    May 15, 2017 11:57 PM EDT Telemundo capped off its Upfront presentation with a private concert by superstar Enrique Iglesias at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The show was preceded by a presentation from Cesar Conde, chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and NBC ...

  31. Shakira, Luis Miguel & Hip-Hop Will Be Center Stage at Univision Upfront

    May 15, 2017 4:00 PM EDT While Shakira ’s announced performance will be a major to-do at Univision Communications’ Upfront presentation on Tuesday, the network is also expected to announce major music-driven content as part of its 2017-18 programming. New additions includ ...

  32. '13 Reasons Why' Rules THR's Top TV Songs Chart for April With Record-Setting Seven Songs

    May 15, 2017 3:41 PM EDT Netflix’s hit show 13 Reasons Why dominates THR’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind and Shazam, for April, as seven songs from the show crack the top 10 – the most ever for a single television series. Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are ...

  33. Tupac-Notorious B.I.G. Murder Drama 'Unsolved' Ordered to Series at USA

    May 15, 2017 11:00 AM EDT The late Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls , aka Christopher Wallace, are officially getting the small-screen treatment. The NBCUniversal cabler has picked up  Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.  to series,  The Hollywood Reporte ...

  34. Katy Perry in Talks to Judge ABC's 'American Idol' Revival

    May 14, 2017 3:41 PM EDT One very important piece of ABC's American Idol revival could be falling into place -- a headlining star. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Katy Perry is in active talks to sign on as judge of the new American Idol , set to premiere in ...

  35. 'Hired Gun' Doc on Back-Up Musicians Hits Theaters June 29, Watch Trailer (Exclusive)

    May 12, 2017 1:30 PM EDT P!nk, Michael Jackson , Katy Perry , Bon Jovi, Billy Joel , and   Ozzy Osbourne might seem to have little in common especially in terms of sound, but in truth they all have at least one commonality not often considered: their use of "hired gu ...

  36. Simon Cowell on 'American Idol' Return: 'I Was Asked to Do It and the Answer Is No'

    May 12, 2017 7:55 AM EDT Simon Cowell is adamant that he has "no interest" in returning to  American Idol,  though he has been approached to appear in ABC's reboot, according to the former judge.  Speaking to  Extra's  Terri Seymour on Thursday, Cowell ...

  37. '13 Reasons Why' Composer Brendan 'Eskmo' Angelides on Show's Complex Themes & Working With Selena Gomez

    May 11, 2017 4:45 PM EDT When he was about 15, Brendan “ Eskmo ” Angelides listened to two bands -- Primus and The Prodigy -- sparking his interest in heavy, bass-oriented music and eventually inspiring him to start creating electronic tracks. Fast-forward about 20 years, ...

  38. Univision First-Quarter Earnings Drop

    May 11, 2017 1:43 PM EDT Univision Communications on Thursday posted lower first-quarter earnings. Univision, which has been planning an IPO, posted a first-quarter profit of $58.1 million, compared with a year-ago profit of $66.7 million. The latest quarter included the ...

  39. Eurovision: Pop, Politics and a Dancing Ape (But No Russia)

    May 11, 2017 9:26 AM EDT Sprinkle the sequins, spark up the disco lights and get ready for battle -- it's time for the Eurovision Song Contest , a celebration of kitsch and cheesy pop with an undercurrent of politics and patriotism. More than a singing contest, it� ...

  40. New Sia Song 'To Be Human' Set For Wonder Woman Soundtrack

    May 11, 2017 8:17 AM EDT A new Sia song will be on the  Wonder Woman  soundtrack. “To Be Human” features Labrinth , and it’s included alongside the film’s original score written by Rupert Gregson-Williams ( Hacksaw Ridge ,  The Legend Of Tarzan ,  The Crown ,  Over the He ...

  41. Alan Silvestri Takes Top Honors at BMI Film & TV Awards

    May 11, 2017 5:51 AM EDT Alan Silvestri , whose long list of film composing credits include the three Back to the Future movies as well as Forrest Gump and The Avengers , was presented the Icon Award for outstanding career achievement at the 35th annual BMI Film, TV & ...

  42. Kelly Clarkson in Talks to Be Judge on Re-Booted 'American Idol': Report

    May 10, 2017 12:44 PM EDT As ABC prepares to reboot American Idol , TMZ is reporting that perhaps the show's most iconic champion, season one winner Kelly Clarkson , is clearing her schedule to potentially take a seat at the judge's table. According to the site, ...

  43. Green Day, Florida Georgia Line, Fifth Harmony & More for 'Good Morning America' 2017 Summer Concert Series

    May 10, 2017 9:11 AM EDT The lineup for Good Morning America 's 2017 Summer Concert Series reads like the lineup for the ultimate music festival. The 17-week series that takes place live from the SummerStage in New York's Central Park will kick off on May 19 wit ...

  44. BET Shutters Washington, D.C., Office as Operations Move to New York

    May 09, 2017 10:17 PM EDT BET is closing up its Washington, D.C., headquarters. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the cable network is moving its central operations to Viacom's new hub in New York with BET CEO Debra Lee moving to Los Angeles and has listed her ...

  45. Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin, Star of MTV Reality Show 'Rob & Big,' Dies at 45

    May 09, 2017 8:20 PM EDT Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin, who partnered with professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek on the poplar MTV show Rob & Big has died. He was 45. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Boykin died on Tuesday (May 9) morning. His cause of ...

  46. Tupac Shakur Doc in the Works With Steve McQueen Directing

    May 09, 2017 6:15 PM EDT Years a Slave helmer Steve McQueen will direct a Tupac Shakur documentary that will be supported by the late rapper's estate. Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment, the company created by Afeni Shakur to release her son ...

  47. Shakira Will Perform at Univision Upfront: Exclusive

    May 09, 2017 1:26 PM EDT Colombian star Shakira will perform at Univision’s Upfront presentation May 16, Billboard has learned. Shakira, who recently won the Billboard Latin Music Award for Hot Latin Songs artist of the year, female, will perform at the network’s unveilin ...

  48. It's Official: The Grammys Will Return to NYC in 2018

    May 09, 2017 9:00 AM EDT After months of widespread rumors and coy non-confirmations from both city officials and Recording Academy sources, it's now official: the Grammy Awards will return to New York City in 2018 for the first time since 2003, after spending more t ...

  49. Tyler, The Creator's Show 'Nuts and Bolts' Debuting on Viceland in August

    May 09, 2017 8:41 AM EDT Tyler, the Creator is coming to late night. The Odd Future figurehead's new show for Viceland, Nuts and Bolts , will debut later this summer in the 10:30 p.m. slot. Viceland announced the show's Aug. 3 debut in a retweet from the Odd Fut ...

  50. 'American Idol' Officially Returning at ABC

    May 09, 2017 7:49 AM EDT Boy, that escalated quickly. Less than a week after making an offer on  American Idol , ABC has officially snapped up rights to the storied singing competition — putting an end to several months of speculation about if (and where) the former Fox p ...

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