Variety Reviews ‘Harry Styles’

Variety Reviews ‘Harry Styles’

Jem Aswad took us back to the day when music journalism was art with his lively, insightful Variety review of the self-titled…

World’s Oldest Tune

Wonder Perspective on Politics

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Russo Gets Game with ‘Edith Finch’

Russo Gets Game with ‘Edith Finch’

Jeff Russo, the music composer behind hit TV shows Fargo and The Night Of is composing the soundtrack for…

Ferrell and Wiig Seek Musical ‘Profits’

Thomas Scores ‘Faeria’

Vitarelli Gets ‘Face’ Time

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StackExchange: Music Edition

StackExchange: Music Edition

Music Practice & Theory, found at, is the all-things-sonic Q&A board by the fabulous folks who manage to get…

Dictionary of Musical Terms & Handbook of Orchestral Instruments

AICP – Association of Independent Commercial Producers

History of Film Music

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An Elmer Bernstein Celebration

An Elmer Bernstein Celebration

The composer behind films as diverse as The Magnificent Seven and Animal House will be feted on the 95th anniversary of his birth with landmark concerts, in London and Dublin. “Elmer Bernstein: 50 Years of Film Music” will be…

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Up Next for Apple: Emerging Musicians

Up Next for Apple: Emerging Musicians

Apple Inc. has unveiled Up Next, a program to give emerging artists a public platform, via one months’ exposure across various Apple Music platforms. The first artist to go Up Next…


‘Why Him?’ Immediate Music

A custom cut of “My Girl” pops at the outset of both the official and red band trailers for Why Him,…

‘Assassin’s Creed,’ Jed Kurzel

Based on the insanely popular Ubisoft videogame (more than 80 million units sold since 2007), the 20th Century Fox release expands…

‘La La Land,’ Justin Hurwitz

Composer Justin Hurwitz created the music for La La Land, which stars Ryan Gosling as a pianist who falls for actress Emma…

‘Silence’ Trailer, Confidential Music

The trailer for Martin Scorsese’s much-anticipated holiday release Silence features music by John Hanson of the Santa Monica-based Confidential Music. company that…

‘Jackie’ score by Mica Levy

Twenty-nine-year-old British composer and musician Mica Levy has become an awards season contender with her beguiling score for Fox Searchlight’s…

‘Frozen’ Gets Dec. 11 ABC Premiere

The broadcast premiere of Walt Disneys’ musical Frozen takes place Dec. 11 on ABC. The most successful children’s film in…

‘Oasis: Supersonic’ Hits Play

Oasis: Supersonic, the documentary charting the rise and implosion of the biggest British band of the ’90s, gets a U.S. release…

‘Dr. Strange,’ Michael Giacchino

It’s among the oddest of superhero comics, and the musical journey for the Disney/Marvel feature film Dr. Strange promises to…

‘The Birth of a Nation,’ Henry Jackman

It’s the same title (as D.W. Griffith’s 1915 paean to white supremacy), but ironically. Director Nate Parker stars as Nat…

‘Moana’ Mark Mancina

In addition to a tour de force score by Mark Mancina, Disney’s Moana features music by Pacific Islander Opetaia Foa’i (called…

‘Voyage of Time’

Simon Frangen and Hanan Townshend create the music for director Terence Malick’s epic, evocative natural sciences documentary Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey. The…

‘The Good Dinosaur’ – Music by Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna

Brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna spent a year collaborating on the score to Pixar Animation Studios’ The Good Dinosaur, recorded…

‘Chi-Raq’ – Music by Terence Blanchard

‘Chi-Raq’ – Music by Terence Blanchard

Jazzman Terence Blanchard scores this Spike Lee retelling of the Lysistrata legend, set in violence-torn Chicago. The film, produced by…

‘Snowden’ – Music by Craig Armstrong

Oliver Stone’s Snowden hits theaters September 16, 2016 with a score by Craig Armstrong. The teaser trailer opens with percussion…

Legend: Music by Carter Burwell

The story of London’s notorious Kray Brothers gangster duo is brought to vivid life in Brian Helgeland’s Legend, with a…

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Billboard Awards Wins Week

Billboard Awards Wins Week

The Billboard Music Awards won the night for ABC on May 21, topping the broadcast ratings, with a 2.6 rating  among adults 18-49 and 9.6 million…

MPSE Nominates Fim & TV Music Editors

MPSE Nominates Fim & TV Music Editors

The Motion Picture Sound Editors honor the best of the year’s sound and music editing for film and television on February…

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‘Moana’ Soundtrack Back on Top

‘Moana’ Soundtrack Back on Top

Walt Disney Records’ Moana has regained the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Soundtrack chart for the week of April 29, bumping that company’s Beauty and the Beast to…

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Sundance Spotlight: Keegan DeWitt

Sundance Spotlight: Keegan DeWitt

The interweaving of emotional turmoil between two Brooklyn families is the backdrop backdrop for Golden Exits, the third project on which composer Keegan DeWitt has collaborated  writer-director…

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Sundance Spotlight: Greg Tripi

Sundance Spotlight: Greg Tripi

Greg Tripi’s musical career is somewhat unusual in that he is a classically trained orchestra bassoonist…

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Tidal Offers Master Class

Tidal Offers Master Class

Music service Tidal this week begins providing MQA  audio to subscribers, promising a “studio-quality” sound streaming experience for…

Internet Radio Rundown

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Hang a Gong, Get It On

Hang a Gong, Get It On

If you crossed a sitar, steel drum and piano, you’d have something that sounds like the…


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Twitter Freestyles in Brooklyn

Twitter Freestyles in Brooklyn

Hipster Brooklyn hotspot Freehold has teamed with Twitter on a series of intimate concerts, that are…

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