Big Things in Store for HUGE

Big Things in Store for HUGE

The Utah tech-boom is expanding to include audio post in a big — some might say HUGE — way. Music conglomerate R Legacy Entertainment has assembled the pieces for a world-class sound enterprise that will be known as HUGEsound Post Production, expected to open its doors in January 2017. Earlier this month, Legacy’s Gaylen Rust […]

‘Supersonic’ One Night Stand

‘Supersonic’ One Night Stand

The Oasis doc Supersonic will get a one-night release in U.S. theaters on Wednesday, Oct. 26, according to the film’s stateside distributor, A24. The idea is apparently to “event” the bigscreen availability, leveraging that marketing and awareness with a DVD release immediately thereafter. The film will get its world premiere in the U.K. on Oct. 2, with simultaneous screenings […]

‘Magnificent’ Obsession

‘Magnificent’ Obsession

For James Franglen, the challenge of creating a score for Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven must was a double challenge. The 53-year-old British composer was not only tasked with expanding the snippets of themes left by James Horner, whose untimely death last year was an industry tragedy, but he knew the work would […]

David Bowie, Beat by Beat

David Bowie, Beat by Beat

David Bowie, the artist, defied categorization, though he is most often identified with music. In the catalog of my memory, however, he’s indexed as “showman” (with the qualifier “ultimate”).  I’ve seen dozens of arena rock concerts, mostly forgotten, but David Bowie’s Serious Moonlight tour is permanently etched into my grid. Casting its beam on Philadelphia in July ’83, the show was everything the […]

This Is Oasis

This Is Oasis

Could there possibly be a more entertaining band than haircut-obsessed Brit rockers Oasis? Putting aside, for a moment, the music, which is pretty darn great, there are the oversized personalities of the brothers Gallagher, Noel and Liam – cartoon characters who obsess over coiffing and interrupt each other constantly —  barely intelligible sentences heavily laced with cuss […]

Mix Art of Sound Design a Hit

Mix Art of Sound Design a Hit

Music, effects and dialogue in the newly immersive world of filmed entertainment was the focus of “Mix Presents: The Art of Sound Design,” a daylong exploration of new audio frontiers at Sony Pictures Studios, put together by Mix, the magazine of professional audio & music production. In addition to presentations on Music: Beyond 5.1, Dialogue […]

‘Compton’ No. 1 Music Biopic

‘Compton’ No. 1 Music Biopic

Universal Pictures’ Straight Outta Compton has toppled 2005’s Walk the Line as the top-grossing music film of all time. The hip-hop drama today crossed the $120 million mark, and is expected to earn another $10-15 million this weekend, catapulting it past the Twentieth Century Fox’s Johnny Cash confessional, which had been the record-holder for a decade with a $119.5 million […]