L.A. Times in the ‘Tank’ for Colorado

L.A. Times in the ‘Tank’ for Colorado

Recording in an abandoned railroad water tower called “the Tank” has become all the rage, drawing musicians from as far away as New York and even Germany, writes David Kelly in a Sept. 18 piece for the Los Angeles Times entitled “Forget Carnegie Hall. Musicians flock to rural Colorado to play the Tank.” A 65-foot high rusty […]

Production Music Conference Oct. 4-6

Production Music Conference Oct. 4-6

The Production Music Association hosts its fourth annual Production Music Conference Oct. 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The event kicks-off the evening of the fourth with the Mark Awards, now in its third year of honoring the best in production music. PMA co-chairman Joe Saba told Variety the group’s internal research sizes up global […]

‘Teen Wolf’: 2 Albums for Final Season

‘Teen Wolf’: 2 Albums for Final Season

The MTV original series Teen Wolf gets the classics treatment from Sony, which is releasing the two albums worth of material from the show in its final season — one featuring songs and the other showcasing the score, both through Sony Classical. Teen Wolf – Original Television Soundtrack features artists including Young the Giant, Mikky Ekko, Fink […]

Reznor, Ross, Rolling Stones Track ‘Vietnam War’

Reznor, Ross, Rolling Stones Track ‘Vietnam War’

One score and one 38-track hits-of-the-sixties compilation are the two companion soundtracks accompanying the The Vietnam War to market when the 10-part documentary directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick debuts Sept. 17 on PBS. Universal Music Enterprises will release both the 90-minute The Vietnam War – Original Score by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and […]

Song-Filled Hurricane Specials a Tsunami of Relief

Song-Filled Hurricane Specials a Tsunami of Relief

In the wake of the Hand in Hand hurricane relief telethon raising $44 million, Live Nation has scheduled Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, to benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund. Airing on 11 TEGNA-group stations across the state, Can’t Mess with Texas will feature performances by Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, […]

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 Coco, coming to U.S. screens Nov. 22 with a score by Michael Giacchino. The film, which is themed around Mexican Dia de Muertos folklore, premieres at the Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico on Oct. 20 […]

Cat Island Siren Song to Ed Sheeran

Cat Island Siren Song to Ed Sheeran

A tiny cat island in Japan made a promotional video in a bid to get Ed Sheeran to come visit. In what has to be one of the strangest news reports ever, The Verge details the wooing of Sheeran, an avowed feline-lover. “It’s sort of like the modern equivalent of a siren call, but with […]

Minor Miracle in Music Direction Emmy Category

Minor Miracle in Music Direction Emmy Category

Rickey Minor has won the Emmy for music direction for the epic ABC special Taking The Stage: African American Music And Stories That Changed America, with rapper Common taking the trophy for music and lyrics for the song “Letter to the Free” at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Saturday night. In an extremely competitive category, […]

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