‘Mindhunter’

Get ready for a mind-bender! David Fincher is obsessed with the number 13, and his new TV series for Netflix premieres on Oct. 13, with a combination of songs of the ’70s and original score by television debutante Jason Hill, former rocker with the band Louis XIV. Hill’s artistry is on display in this official […]

L.A. Musicians Fight to ‘Keep Score’

L.A. Musicians Fight to ‘Keep Score’

Los Angeles film and television musicians are turning up the volume on a California tax initiative with a concert headlined by Rickey Minor and Sid Khosla at City Hall. The session musicians “supergroup” will support state assembly bill 1300, the Music Scoring Tax Credit, designed to lure foreign productions to California for music work, and reward low-budget […]

Big Score: Fincher Plucks Obscure Jason Hill as ‘Mindhunter’ Composer

Big Score: Fincher Plucks Obscure Jason Hill as ‘Mindhunter’ Composer

Unknown yesterday, Jason Hill has landed in the Hollywood music mix with a bang, landing composer duties on David Fincher’s new Netflix series Mindhunter, premiering Oct. 13. Multi-instrumentalist Hill has spent the past 15 years kicking around the rock scene, performing with members of The Killers and The New York Dolls in various configurations, led his […]

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 trained multi-instrumentalist is also a music producer, singer and songwriter, providing a range of perspectives and a full repertoire of skills to the sonic design of The Sinner, whose focal point is […]

An ‘Epic’ Journey

An ‘Epic’ Journey

In the 1920s, a nascent radio revolution changed popular culture by offering a new way to disseminate music. In search of new styles and markets, record company executives began reaching out beyond city confines in search of new styles and markets. Traveling the mountains, prairies, rural villages and urban ghettos, this intrepid band of early A&R men discovered a wealth […]

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

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

Martin Phipps, Mac Quayle and Rickey Minor are the only multiple nominees in Emmy’s six dedicated music categories, with two each in a field where more than half the contenders are first-timers. Netflix leads the music race, with 10 entries in five categories, followed by PBS and FX with four each and HBO with three. Phipps earned a solo nomination […]

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 among the top performers, according to tracking from BuzzAngle and Nielsen Music. Both charts reveal music from Disney’s Moana Official Soundtrack  to be the most popular album in total consumption, which includes […]

‘Fair Play’ Gains Momentum on Hill

‘Fair Play’ Gains Momentum on Hill

The addition of 15 bi-partisan co-sponsors to the “Fair Play Fair Pay Act,” H.R. 1836, has managed to create a sense of momentum for the music rights bill, which some feared would be lost amidst the storm of Russian intrigue and eco-unrest on Capitol Hill. Recording Academy Chief Industry, Government & Member Relations Officer Daryl Friedman said […]

Concord Bicycle Buys Imagem

Concord Bicycle Buys Imagem

Concord Bicycle Music has acquired music publishing and theatrical rights company Imagem Music Group, picking up a combination of wordwide and European rights to songs by Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, Justin Timberlake and Lionel Richie as well as classic theater works by Rogers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin and more. In all the company has picked […]

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