1. Hans Zimmer Explains How His Radiohead Collab for 'Blue Planet II' Came About

    January 17, 2018 5:59 PM EST 0 0 0 Radiohead aren't exactly the easiest band to get a hold of, but Hans Zimmer says collaborating with them for a song to accompany prequel footage of Planet Earth: Blue Planet II  went off without a hitch. The new marine docuseries, presented by ...

  2. Hans Zimmer Debuts 'The Electro Suite' With Johnny Marr: Exclusive

    November 06, 2017 12:06 PM EST 0 0 0 As an Academy Award-winning film composer, Hans Zimmer 's natural habitats are the studio and the screening room. But when he steps out on stage -- documented in the new CD and home video   Live In Prague , whose "The Electro Suite" i ...

  3. Radiohead Unveil 'Bloom' Collaboration with Hans Zimmer for BBC's 'Blue Planet II'

    September 27, 2017 10:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Radiohead has unveiled their long-awaited collaboration with composer Hans Zimmer , titled “ocean (bloom).” The song acted as soundtrack to a five-minute prequel for BBC’s Blue Planet II prior to the Sept. 27 episode. The track reworks “Bloom” off R ...

  4. Mood-Based Playlists Grow Classical Music's Revenue, Cache With Young Fans

    September 14, 2017 4:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Diehard Bruce Springsteen fan Brandon Shaw used to rock out to The Boss almost exclusively -- until the 27-year-old started streaming Spotify playlists such as Brain Food and Deep Focus in his office about a year ago. Now he has some new obsessions: ...

  5. Radiohead and Hans Zimmer Rework 'Bloom' For BBC's 'Blue Planet II'

    September 14, 2017 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Radiohead have returned to their track “Bloom” off The King of Limbs to add Hans Zimmer ’s cinematic touch. The rare collaboration was created for an episode of the BBC nature series sequel Blue Planet II. Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke sings new voc ...

  6. Simon Cowell Planning Grenfell Fire Benefit Single, Hans Zimmer Pays Tribute to Victims

    June 16, 2017 8:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Like so many British citizens, America's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell was horrified by the images from the Grenfell Tower fire that took the lives of 17 people earlier this week in London. Because he's a music mogul, Cowell said he's ...

  7. Could Daft Punk Play Coachella Again? Pharrell Weighs in

    June 14, 2017 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the latest edition of Pharrell Williams' OTHERtone podcast on Apple Beats 1 Radio, the musical mind sat down with Coachella creators Paul Tollet and Lou Adler about their baby. They are, as Pharrell says, “furnishing culture.” They spoke ab ...

  8. 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 0 0 0 "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 nota ...

  9. The 12 Best Moments From Coachella Weekend One 2017

    April 17, 2017 11:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Coachella Weekend 1 is officially a wrap but the memories of the desert wonderland are still fresh. With three top-notch headliners --  Radiohead ,  Lady Gaga  and  Kendrick Lamar  -- and an eclectic line-up that featured composer and producer extra ...

  10. Coachella 2017: Kendrick Lamar & Lorde Debut New Songs, Pharrell Makes An Appearance & More Day 3 Highlights

    April 17, 2017 6:47 AM EDT 0 0 6 With Lorde and Kendrick Lamar spearheading the finale for Weekend 1 of Coachella, Sunday (April 16) was already set to be a great close for the fest. The heavyweights definitely did their duty in providing memorable performances on the Coachella sta ...

  11. Hans Zimmer Delivers a Thrilling Evening of Movie Music Magic Ahead of His Coachella Debut

    April 15, 2017 2:59 PM EDT 0 0 5 “It took 30 years for me to get out of a dark, windowless room, and look where I am,” joked Hans Zimmer , gesturing out to the dark, windowless, boxy Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Friday night (April 14).  But this was a very different scene for ...

  12. Hans Zimmer Adds More North American Dates To International Tour

    April 03, 2017 11:26 AM EDT will be a busy year for film composer Hans Zimmer. Earlier this year, Coachella revealed that the popular music figure will be playing both Sundays of Coachella, April 16 and 23. The composer will then embark on his international tour, Hans Zim ...

  13. Hans Zimmer Adds More North American Dates To International Tour

    April 03, 2017 11:26 AM EDT will be a busy year for film composer Hans Zimmer. Earlier this year, Coachella revealed that the popular music figure will be playing both Sundays of Coachella, April 16 and 23. The composer will then embark on his international tour, Hans Z ...

  14. Which Disney Soundtrack is the Best? Vote!

    March 16, 2017 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Does 'Beauty and the Beast' deserve to take the crown? The new live-action Beauty and the Beast has finally arrived Friday (March 17), so you know what that means: Disney mania is once again officially upon us. Whether you're setting ...

  15. Hans Zimmer's Walk on the Wild Side

    February 17, 2017 10:16 AM EST 0 0 0 “I never thought I would be scoring a nature program,” confesses celebrated composer Hans Zimmer . “Except look, it’s really simple. When somebody starts the sentence with BBC, Sir David Attenborough, Planet Earth … they don’t even have to finish th ...

  16. Lindsey Stirling Re-Imagines 'Dark Knight Rises' Theme for New Hans Zimmer Album: Exclusive

    December 07, 2016 10:00 AM EST 0 0 7 Famed film composer Hans Zimmer sought out some of today’s greatest musicians to work on re-imagined songs for his new album The Classics, due to be released on Jan. 13 . In an exclusive premiere with  Billboard , violinist Lindsey Stirling  takes o ...

  17. Composer Hans Zimmer on Performing His First Concerts in the U.S. and 'Breaking the Image of the Pretentious German Composer'

    November 28, 2016 10:00 AM EST 0 0 2 Before Hans Zimmer toured Europe earlier this year playing music from some of his best loved scores, the Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winning composer was wracked with doubt. “My whole thing is nobody will come. It will be a disaster,” he s ...

  18. 'Blurred Lines' Appeal Gets Support From More Than 200 Musicians

    August 30, 2016 5:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 An eclectic group of artists from R. Kelly to Hans Zimmer tell the 9th Circuit that the verdict "if allowed to stand, is very dangerous to the music community." When Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke first launched a lawsuit three years a ...

  19. Hans Zimmer Wins Copyright Lawsuit & An Apology

    August 25, 2016 8:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hans Zimmer has received more than just a win in a copyright infringement case -- he also received an apology from a fellow composer who now says he mistakenly sued the Oscar-winner over the music to 12 Years a Slave . Richard Friedman sued Zimmer f ...

  20. Songwriter Bruce Roberts and Tech Adviser Greg Mertz, Business Veterans, Shepherd LANDR to Success

    June 08, 2016 1:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Music-industry veterans know Bruce Roberts as the socially connected author of songs recorded by Donna Summer , Barbra Streisand and Dolly Parton , and the songwriting partner of former Warner Music Group owner Edgar Bronfman Jr.  To Justin Evans, t ...

  21. Mike Einziger Talks Jamming With Justin Bieber at the Grammys, New Incubus Album & More

    February 16, 2016 10:09 PM EST Pulling double or triple duty is nothing new for Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger. In addition to his membership in the multi-platinum Los Angeles band -- which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year -- Einziger has become a hot commodity in ...

  22. 'Score: A Film Music Documentary' Reaches Kickstarter Goal & Then Some

    March 12, 2015 3:18 PM EDT The first-ever documentary on film scoring is heading into the final stanza of a Kickstarter campaign aiming for a final-stretch goal of $100,000. With more than two dozen interviews with film composers already shot,  Score: A Film Music Documen ...

  23. Hans Zimmer Talks Scoring TV Boxing Show, Playing With Pharrell & More

    March 07, 2015 12:29 PM EST Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is known for powerful scores for such films as Inception , Gladiator and The Dark Night . Now he's hoping to knock people out with music for the small screen. Zimmer, who had a childhood fascination for Mu ...

  24. Grammys 2015: Pharrell Performs 'Happy,' Does 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Gesture

    February 08, 2015 10:07 PM EST 7.11 k 904 37 Pharrell Williams put on one of the night's most memorable performances. After winning three Grammys early Sunday night, Feb. 8 -- for best urban contemporary album, best music video and best pop performance -- the artist took the stage ...

  25. Why 'Interstellar's' Unorthodox Sound Mixing Could Win It an Oscar

    November 30, 2014 12:02 PM EST 18.281 k 85 4 The Academy moved beyond recognizing primarily orchestral work when voters rewarded Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' electronic score for The Social Network four years ago. A couple of this year's choices tread even fresher ground: H ...

  26. Christopher Nolan Breaks Silence on 'Interstellar' Sound

    November 16, 2014 12:28 PM EST The director says the movie's "adventurous and creative" sound is "the right approach for this experiential film." “I’ve always loved films that approach sound in an impressionistic way and that is an unusual approach for ...

  27. Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL Explore the Intersection of Electronic Music and Film Scores

    April 17, 2014 1:05 PM EDT Film composer Hans Zimmer and the electronic musician and film composer Junkie XL were well aware they were taking a meandering journey as they spoke about the evolution of electronic music as used in film scores during the International Music Sum ...

  28. Diddy, Guy Gerber, Steve Aoki, Chad Hurley at IMS Engage: Where Worlds Collide and Gates Open

    April 17, 2014 5:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 When asked about the origins of 11:11, the name for the much-ballyhooed collaboration between Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Israeli DJ/producer Guy Gerber, the ordinarily loquacious entrepreneur was uncharacteristically reticent. “Some things are better ...

  29. Pharrell Williams Talks Creative Inspiration, Sources of Happiness: Watch

    April 07, 2014 3:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 As an Academy Awards music consultant, scoring member of Hans Zimmer's "Magnificent Six," newly reemerged solo musician and upcoming coach of The Voice, where does Pharrell Williams get his endless inspiration? 'SNL' Recap: ...

  30. Moby, David Lynch To Be Featured at IMS Engage

    March 26, 2014 1:06 PM EDT The International Music Summit is returning to Hollywood for a second year. The IMS Engage conference, scheduled for April 16 at the W Hotel, will focus on the convergence of music and film and feature the pairings of Moby and David Lynch and Hans ...

  31. Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar Team for 'It's On Again' on 'Spider-Man 2' Soundtrack

    March 11, 2014 6:47 PM EDT 0 8 0 The Neighbourhood, Pharrell, more also to appear on April 22-released soundtrack A song written by Pharrell, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar and Hans Zimmer has found its way onto the "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" soundtrack. "It's On A ...

  32. Pharrell, 'G I R L': Track-By-Track Review

    February 25, 2014 7:46 PM EST It’s hard not to feel happy for Pharrell Williams. The eternally boyish producer, 40, is currently enjoying a career renaissance on the level of Mariah Carey in 2005 or Bryan Cranston in 2008, emerging after a presumed definitive career arc to st ...

  33. Pharrell Williams' Reps Talk Strategy Behind 'G I R L' Album: Exclusive

    February 20, 2014 9:24 AM EST 0 0 0 Prior to the release of Pharrell Williams' "G I  R L" on March 3, his music will be heard in a Red Bull TV ad, promos on ABC's "Good Morning America"  and, quite possibly, on eBay. The wildly popular first single, " ...

  34. Strategy for Pharrell’s ‘G I R L’ Album Banks on Oscars, Red Bull Ad and Europe (Exclusive)

    February 19, 2014 9:34 PM EST Prior to the release of Pharrell Williams’ new album, “G I R L,” on March 3, his music will be heard in a Red Bull TV ad, promos on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and, quite possibly, on eBay. The wildly popular first single, “Happy,” will definit ...

  35. Pharrell ‘Speechless’ Ahead of Oscars, GRAMMY Awards

    January 17, 2014 1:19 AM EST A week before his big night at the Grammy Awards, Pharrell is happy — and speechless — over his Oscar nomination. The producer-rapper-singer's "Happy," from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack, is nominated for best original ...

  36. Listening to Oscar: The Musical Components of the 9 Best Picture Nominees

    January 16, 2014 12:29 PM EST The scores from three of the nine best picture Oscar nominees received nominations for their composers. Each of the films has its own distinct musical character and in several cases, impressive soundtracks. Here's a look at the musical conte ...

  37. Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Score Golden Globes Nominations

    December 12, 2013 12:13 PM EST Justin Timberlake's song from "Inside Llewyn Davis," Taylor Swift's track from "One Chance" and Coldplay's closing credits tune from "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" received nominations for the 71st annua ...

  38. Hans Zimmer Adds Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart and Incubus’ Mike Einziger to 'Spider-Man' Team

    October 31, 2013 2:48 PM EDT Hans Zimmer has again partnered with guitarists Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart and Incubus’ Michael Einziger to score “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Pharrell Williams will also work on the score of the Sony Pictures film that will be released May 2. Zim ...

  39. Hans Zimmer to Discuss 'Rush' at Film and TV Music Conference

    October 16, 2013 8:55 AM EDT Composer Hans Zimmer and his colleagues on “Rush” -- Peter Asher and Lorne Balfe  -- will discuss the music in the Ron Howard-directed hit film at the Billboard & Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 29 and 30.   “Case ...

  40. Conversations with Composers: Mike Einziger

    October 14, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Composer: Mike Einzinger Current projects:  Producing albums for Chuck Inglish and Hudson Taylor Guitarist Mike Einziger is known mostly for his work in Incubus but in the last few years he has been increasingly working in film, scoring the feat ...

  41. 'Star Wars' Theme Named Favorite Movie Soundtrack

    September 30, 2013 1:08 AM EDT The Star Wars theme has been named Britain's favorite movie soundtrack in a BBC poll. "With almost a quarter of the audience votes, John Williams’ 'Star Wars Theme' topped a list that spans 64 years of cinema soundtrack history ...

  42. T Bone Burnett to Receive Maestro Award at 2013 Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference

    September 17, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Oscar- and multiple-Grammy-winning producer, musician and songwriter T Bone Burnett will receive the Maestro Award at the 2013 Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Burnett will be honored for his wor ...

  43. Sony/ATV's Extreme Music and Hans Zimmer Form Joint Venture: The Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop (Exclusive)

    August 12, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s production music arm Extreme Music has partnered with composer Hans Zimmer and his business partner Steve Kofsky to create the joint-venture Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop.   The Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Sho ...

  44. Big Time Rush, 'Man of Steel' Soundtrack Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    June 14, 2013 8:07 PM EDT Big Time Rush and the "Man of Steel" soundtrack are heading for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest Big Time Rush's new "24/Seven" album could sell around 45,000 copies by ...

  45. Hans Zimmer Replaces Jack White as 'Lone Ranger' Composer

    December 14, 2012 10:02 PM EST Jack White dropped out of the film due to 'scheduling conflicts,' according to a statement from Disney. When it was announced earlier this year, blues-rocker White seemed like a great fit to score the new Gore Verbinski-directed, Johnny ...

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  47. Russell Emmanuel: Taking It To Extremes

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Fourteen years ago, EMI production music chief Peter Cox summoned a punk rocker named Russell Emmanuel into his London office. Emmanuel had launched Extreme Music just a year earlier in 1997 and was the talk of London after he mailed out condoms ...

  48. Junkie XL, Jason Bentley, Dust Brother Mike Simpson, More Talk EDM's Hollywood Invasion At Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2012 11:18 AM EDT (L-R): Mike Simpson, composer, Henry Jackman, composer, Junkie XL, composer, moderator Jason Bentley, music director, KCRW (Photo: Arnold Turner) Dealing with the expectations, frequent mixed messages and huge budgets of Hollywood studios requires ...

  49. Danny Elfman to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference

    October 10, 2012 2:46 PM EDT Danny Elfman will receive the Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 25 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Originally a New Wave rock star with the seminal band Oingo Boingo, Elfman was one of the first ro ...

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