Super Bowl 51 Commercials

Super Bowl 51 Commercials

Billboard runs down synch music in the NFL Super Bowl 51, with license fees ranging from $100,000 to $1…

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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

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African Drums and the Legal Beat

African Drums and the Legal Beat

Native drums have long been associated with Africa’s cultural roots, integral to the daily life and rituals of many communities. Its influence has spread worldwide, providing the launchpad for a multitude of music styles, among…

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Art Spots at the Trailer Park for Super Bowl LI

Art Spots at the Trailer Park for Super Bowl LI

Trailer Park and sister company Art Machine had four spots during Super Bowl LI yesterday, and the film advertising house even cruised out of its usual neighborhood to produce a spot…


‘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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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…

Grammy Showstopper Adele

Grammy Showstopper Adele

The 59th Grammy Awards were pretty much all about Adele, who took home five top honors for “Hello” and the…

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Tops Soundtrack Charts for Third Week

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Tops Soundtrack Charts for Third Week

Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action Beauty and the Beast dominates both the box office and soundtrack charts for the third consecutive week, holding steady at No. 1…

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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 From the Feet Up

Music From the Feet Up

The streets of Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles have much to say, and 21-year-old  Isaac Treece,…

Pope Francis: ‘Wake Up!’ Before You Go-Go!

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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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Mariah Carey New Year 2017

Mariah Carey New Year 2017

She survived marriage to Tommy Mottola, she’ll live through this. “Mariah Carey’s technical challenge during the Dick…

Hans Zimmer Tours in 2017