‘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 players on Twentieth Century Fox’s Newman Scoring Stage, where composer Gordy Haab conducted an 80 piece orchestra last fall for the February release. For the final mix, Haab also integrated […]

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, with three each. There were six double-noms: Lorne Balfe, Nicholas Britell, Mychael Danna, Laura Karpman, Diane Warren and Rupert Gregson-Williams, who had two. The HMMA’s honor music in film, TV, videogames, commercials and trailers in a total of 19 categories, […]

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, productions in addition to rights management. Ross is the son of Steve Ross, a beloved figure in the industry who […]

BMG Acquires Immediate

BMG Acquires Immediate

BMG Production Music has acquired trailer music house Immediate Music and sister company 1 Revolution Music, which specializes in production music for television. The move comes on the heels of BMGPM’s acquisition of Paris-based independent production music company AXS Music, marking a significant expansion for BMG in the production space. A recent study by the Production […]

Composer Philip White Scares Up Box Office Treat with ‘Boo 2!’

Composer Philip White Scares Up Box Office Treat with ‘Boo 2!’

Composer Philip White makes his debut at the top of the box office with Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, which collected $21.65 million in its debut frame. The Madrid native, who is classically trained in orchestral composition and Flamenco guitar, has had two of his works performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, including […]

Jóhannsson, Britell WSA Winners

Jóhannsson, Britell WSA Winners

Jóhann Jóhannsson, Nicholas Britell and Rupert Gregson-Williams were the big winners at 17th World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium Wednesday. Jóhannsson took honors as best film composer of the year for Arrival and Gregson-Williams, who scored The Crown was voted top television composer. David Shire received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his entire career. Guest […]

The Waterphone

The Waterphone

The waterphone produces an ethereal sound, like an unearthly harp. Invented in the late 1960s by Richard Waters, it is also known as an ocean harp. The custom-made instruments have garnered an enthusiastic following of film and TV composers, as well as a couple of pop stars (Tom Waits and Miles Davis are listed on […]

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 with Warner Music Group that it hopes will be the foundation of a rival service to SoundCloud. The London-based firm, which has a following in the EDM community, is said to also be in conversations with Universal Music and […]

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 beginning Feb. 28th. The shows are currently  far Costello’s only scheduled dates for 2018. Elvis Costello and the Imposters’ “Now/Not Now” will see the live debut of new songs but also mark a return to what Costello has called the […]

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