L.A. Times in the ‘Tank’ for Colorado

L.A. Times in the ‘Tank’ for Colorado

Recording in an abandoned railroad water tower called “the Tank” has become all the rage, drawing musicians from as…

Cat Island Siren Song to Ed Sheeran

The Hitman Crooneth

Inside Studio Holkenborg with Billboard

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Junkie XL Gets ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot

Junkie XL Gets ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot

Tom Holkenborg, the Dutch composer and DJ better known as Junkie XL, has got the score for Paramount’s feature…

Giacchino Tunes-Up for ‘Coco’

Russo Gets Game with ‘Edith Finch’

Ferrell and Wiig Seek Musical ‘Profits’

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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

AICP – Association of Independent Commercial Producers

History of Film Music

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Sony/ATV in Overdrive with VW

Sony/ATV in Overdrive with VW

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has landed four songs in three new Volkswagen spots for its 2018 Tiguan SUV. Electric Light Orchestra’s 1976 classic “Livin’ Thing” kicks off the campaign by the German car manufacturer’s creative agency of record,…

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Coker Launches ‘ARK’ in London

Coker Launches ‘ARK’ in London

The open-world dinosaur survival-adventure game ARK: Survival Evolved comes to market sporting a epic orchestral score by Gareth Coker (Minecraft, Ori and the Blind Forest). The soundtrack will be released by…

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Disney’s New ‘Coco’ Trailer Uses Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’

Disney’s New ‘Coco’ Trailer Uses Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’

A cover version of The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” is the backing track to the new trailers for Walt Disney/Pixar release…

‘Mindhunter’

Get ready for a mind-bender! David Fincher is obsessed with the number 13, and his new TV series for Netflix…

‘The Dark Tower’

The Dark Tower, with music by composer Tom Holkenborg, was the number one film for the weekend of Aug. 4,…

‘Dunkirk

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

‘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…

‘Cars 3’

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

‘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…

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Production Music Conference Oct. 4-6

Production Music Conference Oct. 4-6

The Production Music Association hosts its fourth annual Production Music Conference Oct. 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The event…

Spotify Secures Warner Deal

Spotify Secures Warner Deal

Spotify has closed a deal with its last major label holdout — Warner Music Group. Media reports emphasized the fact…

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‘Teen Wolf’: 2 Albums for Final Season

‘Teen Wolf’: 2 Albums for Final Season

The MTV original series Teen Wolf gets the classics treatment from Sony, which is releasing the two albums worth of material from the show in its…

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The Heavenly Sounds of USA’s ‘Sinner’

The Heavenly Sounds of USA’s ‘Sinner’

The underscore to heaven is easy to conjure, but who knows the sound of sin? Ronit Kirchman is the perfect composer to find out. The classically…

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‘Stranger’ Theme, Russo, Beal Emmy Winners

‘Stranger’ Theme, Russo, Beal Emmy Winners

Jeff Beal has collected his fifth Emmy, winning composition for a series for his House of…

Minor Miracle in Music Direction Emmy Category

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Neil Young Goes Digital with Archives Project

Neil Young Goes Digital with Archives Project

Ya gotta hand it to Neil Young, who turned 71 in November, but is not letting…

Shazam and Spotify Battle for ‘Song of Summer’ Picks

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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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Song-Filled Hurricane Specials a Tsunami of Relief

Song-Filled Hurricane Specials a Tsunami of Relief

In the wake of the Hand in Hand hurricane relief telethon raising $44 million, Live Nation…

L.A. Musicians Fight to ‘Keep Score’