Playlists – Art and Science

Playlists – Art and Science

Pitchfork plumbed the depths of playlists, providing a fascinating insight on music marketing and analytics. Record labels are eager to…

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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 Music.StackExchange.com, is the all-things-sonic Q&A board by the fabulous folks who manage to get…

Dictionary of Musical Terms & Handbook of Orchestral Instruments

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Weekly Pop Streams Hit 7.5 Billion

Weekly Pop Streams Hit 7.5 Billion

For the first time, on-demand audio streams had a 7.5 billion week, according to Nielsen Music’s Mid-Year U.S. Report which tracked a total of 184 billion streams for the period ending June 29, 2017.  That marks…

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Euro Score Helps Extreme Sport Gamers Go ‘Steep’

Euro Score Helps Extreme Sport Gamers Go ‘Steep’

Sumthing Else Music Works, the music label formed by Nile Rodgers expressly to service game soundtracks, makes available the original score for Ubisoft’s Steep. The open-world multiplayer summit adventure features a…

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‘Dunkirk

Hans Zimmer’s moody score to Dunkirk evokes everything from submarine dives to storming the beaches. You can hear excerpts here, or…

‘Cars 3’

The Eagles “Take it to The Limit” pumps the Cars 3 trailer over the finish line for Walt Disney Studios’…

‘Black Panther’

Run the Jewels’ epic 2016 track “Legend Has It” is the backing track to Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, scheduled for a…

‘Blade Runner 2049’

Jóhann Jóhannsson has the score, but the trailers to Warner Bros. Oct. 6 release Blade Runner 2049 use remixes of the…

‘Band Aid’

Indie film Band Aid, a 2017 Sundance drama contender and the directorial debut of Zoe Lister-Jones, draws on the talents…

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Sweet’s “Fox on the Run” is used to fun effect in the trailer to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,…

‘Alien Covenant’

Jed Kurzel’s moody score to Ridley Scott’s latest entry in the Aliens franchise can be heard on the trailer but…

‘Wonder Womam

Sia’s theme song “To Be Human,” featuring Labyrinth, and a score by composer Rupert Gregson-Williams are the musical highlights from the Warner…

‘Pirates: Dead Men’

Geoff Zenelli steps out with is own summer blockbuster score for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.…

‘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…

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Major Lazer Gets Rum Deal

Major Lazer Gets Rum Deal

Bacardí has tapped Major Lazer as brand advisers, appointing its DJ Jillionaire the “Minister of Rum,” tapping the group’s new…

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…

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Soundtracks Led by ‘Moana’ Shine at Mid-Year Mark

Soundtracks Led by ‘Moana’ Shine at Mid-Year Mark

Music from film and stage has performed exceptionally well for the first half of 2017, with Moana, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Hamilton…

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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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Music Shows Hit Tech Marks

Music Shows Hit Tech Marks

NBC’s The Voice, Hairspray Live! and Hulu’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week are among the music shows packing a…

Emmys in Tune with ‘Victoria,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ No-Show

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Shazam and Spotify Battle for ‘Song of Summer’ Picks

Shazam and Spotify Battle for ‘Song of Summer’ Picks

Spotify and Shazam both released their song of summer picks, and in a show of seasonal…

Tidal Offers Master Class

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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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‘Purple Rain’ Raises See Level in Rotterdam

‘Purple Rain’ Raises See Level in Rotterdam

An orchestral version of Prince’s “Purple Rain” at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam has created a…

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