‘Dunkirk

Hans Zimmer’s moody score to Dunkirk evokes everything from submarine dives to storming the beaches. You can hear excerpts here, or hear it in its entirety on Spotify. It’s Zimmers sixth collaboration with director Christopher Nolan. Remote Control’s Lorne Balfe, Andrew Kawczynski, and Steve Mazzaro provide additional music. Here’s the tracklist: “The Mole” (5:35) “We Need Our Army Back” […]

Giacchino has Two of the Week’s Top Five Scores

Giacchino has Two of the Week’s Top Five Scores

Hans Zimmer is at the top of the box office with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, but Michael Giacchino has slots three and four. The No. 1 film of war-torn France for Warner Bros. roared off with a hefty $50.5 million haul and great response from critics and audiences alike. The project marks the sixth collaboration between Nolan and Zimmer. It was […]

Biebs Banned from China

Biebs Banned from China

Did they do it on ‘Purpose’? The government of China has ratcheted up Justin Bieber’s teen appeal by banning him from the country for “bad behavior,” onstage and off. The 23-year-old Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based bad boy is now officially someone you can’t bring home to mama (if you live in China). When it comes to heightening outlaw cred, […]

‘Purple Rain’ Raises See Level in Rotterdam

‘Purple Rain’ Raises See Level in Rotterdam

An orchestral version of Prince’s “Purple Rain” at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam has created a tsunami effect for Cory Henry, who brought it to the stage with conductor Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orchestra. A video of the performance has received 93,496 views in a week for the Brooklyn-based artist, making it a smash by classical-jazz standards, and formidable […]

Emmy News: Music Nominees React

Emmy News: Music Nominees React

  From the Mississippi Delta to monarchical Victorian England, this year’s crop of Emmy music nominees are a diverse group who share one thing in common: outstanding work that has been recognized in the eyes of their peers. MaxTheTrax reached out to nominees across a broad range of music functions, from composers to lyricists, music […]

Music Shows Hit Tech Marks

Music Shows Hit Tech Marks

NBC’s The Voice, Hairspray Live! and Hulu’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week are among the music shows packing a big Emmy presence outside the composing categories. The singing competition show was the big standout with nine nominations as it heads into its thirteenth season, while the John Waters tuner about racial tolerance in the ’60s styled seven, including technical direction for […]

Crime Against Good Taste

Justin Bieber’s 2014 Miami jailhouse photo prompts speculation he was hauled in by the fashion police. In actuality, it was drunken drag racing. “A Miami Beach officer saw Bieber driving a yellow Lamborghini in a race against a red Ferrari in a residential area of Miami Beach,” reported CNN, which described the cars speeding at about […]

Weekly Pop Streams Hit 7.5 Billion

Weekly Pop Streams Hit 7.5 Billion

For the first time, on-demand audio streams had a 7.5 billion week, according to Nielsen Music’s Mid-Year U.S. Report which tracked a total of 184 billion streams for the period ending June 29, 2017.  That marks a sizable 62.4% increase over the same time period in 2016. On-demand audio streams have reached over 184 billion streams so far […]

Fans Ride Synthwave Back to the ’80s

Fans Ride Synthwave Back to the ’80s

Currently in production after a successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign, Spanish filmmaker Iván Castell’s Rise of the Synths is a documentary about the cult movement that’s grown around ’80s era synthesizer music. The project gets the second of  two EP releases from Lakeshore Records’s Bandcamp. Rise of the Synths EP 2 features tracks from Gunship, Power Glove, Com Truise, Robert Parker, Waveshaper and […]

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