1. Jenny Lewis Talks Insomnia, Being Force-Fed Creed for New Album 'Voyager'

    October 26, 2014 12:52 PM EDT The singer credits rocker Ryan Adams as a "really important figure" in her life. Jenny Lewis played an intimate show at KCRW’s Apogee Sessions in Santa Monica on Oct. 24, performing songs from The Voyager , her third solo album released ...

  2. How Iggy Pop Inspired Music Supervisor Gary Calamar to Record His Solo EP

    October 06, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Iggy Pop provided words of encouragement to music supervisor Gary Calamar after the two collaborated on "Let's Boot and Rally" for season five of True Blood in 2012. "It might have been an off-the-cuff comment," says Calam ...

  3. Composers and Music Supervisors Talk Process, Problems and Importance of Networking at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2012 11:49 AM EDT (L-R): Musician/composers Michael Andrews, Will Bates, Phil Mossman, Gingger Shankar and Nick Urata; music supervisor Gary Calamar (Photo: Arnold Turner) The key to survival is diversify. Always negotiate to retain ownership of your score when the ...

  4. Backbeat: Neil Portnow Asks Guild of Music Supervisors To Give 'Credit Where Credit Is Due' at Pre-Emmys Party

    September 13, 2012 12:13 PM EDT Among those gathered to honor the music supervisors who work in television at the London West Hollywood on Sept. 11 were (from left) Disney Channel's Steven Vincent, Neophonic's Janet Lopez, music supervisor Robin Urdang, Recording Acade ...

  5. Backbeat: KCRW, Portugal. The Man Team Up For T. Rex Tribute Album, Release Party

    July 25, 2012 3:59 PM EDT Portugal. The Man with manager Rich Holtzman and their youngest fan Frances Gourley, the daughter of lead singer John Gourley. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Los Angeles celebrated the legacy of T. Rex with the release of T. Rex vs. KCRW Soundclash , a fi ...

  6. Backbeat: Moby Kicks Off KCRW's 'Who Shot Rock & Roll: Live' Show at L.A.'s Annenberg Space For Photography

    July 17, 2012 1:43 PM EDT Moby performing the acoustic portion of his set on the lawn of the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Fans stood on the lawn of the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles this past weekend (July 14) as Mo ...

  7. 'Opening Act' on E! Connects YouTube To Real World

    July 11, 2012 5:50 PM EDT In a new E! series, an 'Idol' bigwig connects YouTube acts with concert stars In the premiere episode of E!'s new reality show, "Opening Act," a 21-year-old singer/songwriter was plucked from a Dallas suburb to open a Rod ...

  8. Iggy Pop & Bethany Cosentino Vamp on 'Let's Boot and Rally'

    July 05, 2012 7:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Iggy Pop and Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino have teamed up for "True Blood." The unlikely pair duets on the song "Let's Boot and Rally," a track written for the HBO vampire drama by the show's music supervisor, Ga ...

  9. Beggars Group's Martin Mills To Be Honored At A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    May 30, 2012 3:52 PM EDT At the June 21 Libera Awards, Beggars Group founder and CEO Martin Mills will be presented with a lifetime achievement award presented by Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein. The Amercian Association of Independent Music will launch its inaugura ...

  10. Neil Finn, Missy Higgins, Simon Crean Deliver Speeches During APRA Song Summit

    May 29, 2012 10:06 AM EDT Australian musicians Missy Higgins. Inspiration, perspiration and the damned writer's block were key themes explored over the three-day APRA Song Summit, which wrapped Monday in central Sydney. Australia's federal arts minister Simon Cre ...

  11. 'True Blood,' 'Girl With Dragon Tattoo,' '50/50' Among Guild of Music Supervisor Award Honorees

    February 13, 2012 5:03 PM EST Winners at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awads were, front row, from left, Steve Schnur, Julia Michels, Evyen Klean, Jordan Silverberg, Gary Calamar; second row, Lia Vollack, Liza Richardson, Alicen Schneider, Stacy Wallen-McCarthy, Robin Kaye, G ...

  12. Backbeat: Louisiana Makes Touring Sales Pitch With Ledisi, Trombone Shorty

    February 13, 2012 2:06 PM EST Ledisi gets funky with guitarist Nate Mercereaux and Trombone Shorty at the Only in Louisiana brunch. Louisiana has long popularized the tax breaks it supplies film and television shows, but at Saturday's annual Only in Louisiana brunch, they ...

  13. Guild of Music Supervisors Expands Awards Ceremony For Film, TV, Games

    February 07, 2012 6:04 PM EST The Guild Of Music Supervisors will hand out awards in nine different categories at a brunch prior to the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. The guild's second awards ceremony will honor music supervisors in the categories of Independent Films ($20 mi ...

  14. Backbeat: Joe Walsh Rocks Troubadour, Irving Azoff With Ringo -- and First New Songs In 20 Years

    February 02, 2012 2:37 PM EST WEST HOLLYWOOD -- A private party to introduce Joe Walsh 's first album of original music in 20 years started comical, included a sales pitch and ended with "Rocky Mountain Way" -- featuring Ringo Starr on drums -- at the Troubadour ...

  15. Thomas Golubic, 'Breaking Bad' Music Supervisor, Answers Six Questions @ BB Film & TV Music Conference

    October 26, 2011 2:40 PM EDT The music supervisor on "Breaking Bad" -- who had previously worked with Gary Calamar on "Six Feet Under" - talks about how music placements evolve along with a show's plot and characters, and how licensing music for telev ...

  16. Tom Jones Joins 'House's' Hugh Laurie to Celebrate Album Release

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 When in doubt, Tom Jones told the 200 people sardined into the tiny Mint nightclub Friday night to see "House" star Hugh Laurie interpret vintage blues, go with "Great Balls of Fire." Jones joined Laurie at the end of his hourlon ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Nirvana Bassist To Throw 'Nevermind' Show, T-Swift Song Hits 'True Blood'

    August 18, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Nirvana Bassist to Perform 'Nevermind' for Album's 20th Anniversary Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is planning a Seattle tribute concert on September 20 t ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Won't Work With Bieber, Rihanna Chained In 2nd 'S&M' Lawsuit

    June 24, 2011 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Won't Work With Justin Bieber In his July/August XXL cover story, Lil Wayne said that despite persistent requests from Bieber, he won't work with him ...

  19. 'True Blood' Premiere to Feature Zombies Cover by Nick Cave, Neko Case

    May 04, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 N ick Cave and Neko Case have recorded a cover of the Zombies ' "She's Not There" for the debut episode of season four of "True Blood." Cave and Case, who shared concert bills about a decade ago, were brought together f ...

  20. Five TV Shows To Enrich The Ears In '08

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV is generally concerned with winning the eyes of an audience, but ears can be just as important these days. Network and cable shows continue to put a premium on the music behind the stories, with in TV is generally concerned with winning the eyes ...