A Scholarly Look at Hip Hop

A Scholarly Look at Hip Hop

Fordham University professor Mark Naison explores the cultural explosion that became hip hop, tracing it from its antecedent stage,…

Hearing Implants Offer World of Sound

L.A. Times in the ‘Tank’ for Colorado

Cat Island Siren Song to Ed Sheeran

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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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Mark Ross Joins Riptide Music

Mark Ross Joins Riptide Music

Synch house Riptide Music Group has secured a $4 million expansion investment from entertainment scion Mark Ross, who joins as a partner in the company, which provides music for advertising, trailers, TV shows, videogames and multi-media,…

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Marcus Miller Scores ‘Marshall’

Two-time Grammy-winning composer-producer Marcus Miller sets the score for Marshall, the story of the early career of Thurgood Marshall, the…

‘Pitch Perfect 3’

“Freedom ’90” by George Michael gets creative cover treatment in this trailer for Pitch Perfect 3.  A cappella songbirds the…

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’

Though the film score is by Carter Burwell, the trailer — produced for Fox Searchlight Pictures by Aspect Ratio —…

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.…

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Audi Channels TV Themes

Audi Channels TV Themes

Audi’s “Orchestra” TV campaign, which premiered during the 69th Emmy Awards and is now playing online, consists of three spots…

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…

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‘Halo Wars 2’ Gets LA Union Orchestra Score

‘Halo Wars 2’ Gets LA Union Orchestra Score

The Xbox game Halo Wars 2 is shaking things up musically as the first game soundtrack in 12 years to recorded with American Federation of Musician union…

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‘Rick and Morty’ Composer Ryan Elder: Sounding the Multiverse

‘Rick and Morty’ Composer Ryan Elder: Sounding the Multiverse

Gregorian chants, riffs on David Bowie and the interstellar adventures of a boy and his drunken grandfather —that’s the gist of Rick and Morty, the Adult…

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Saadiq, Zimmer, Top Hollywood Music in Media Noms

Saadiq, Zimmer, Top Hollywood Music in Media Noms

Hans Zimmer and Raphael Saadiq topped the list of nominees for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards,…

Jóhannsson, Britell WSA Winners

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Mixcloud Signs with Warner

Mixcloud Signs with Warner

London-based Mixcloud, a subscription streaming service formed by Cambridge University engineering students, has signed a deal…

Neil Young Goes Digital with Archives Project

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The Waterphone

The Waterphone

The waterphone produces an ethereal sound, like an unearthly harp. Invented in the late 1960s by…

Hang a Gong, Get It On

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Elvis Costello Books Vegas

Elvis Costello Books Vegas

Elvis Costello will mount a new show, “Now/Not Now,” at the Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theater…

Song-Filled Hurricane Specials a Tsunami of Relief