Jay Z Explores ‘Race’ for Nat Geo

Jay Z Explores ‘Race’ for Nat Geo

Race (W.T.) is the first series from Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter’s production venture with the Weinstein Company. The six-episode series promises “a stark and provocative look into systemic injustices in America.”It will air globally on the National Geographic Channel in 171 countries and 45 languages, and in January 2 018 National Geographic Magazine will devote an entire […]

Wonder Perspective on Politics

Wonder Perspective on Politics

Stevie Wonder intrigued fans with his political views — including a tentative bid for presidency — even as he delighted them with musical reminiscence and impromptu performances at his keynote address at the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo, Saturday, April 16, 2017. The ASCAP meet was at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, while Wonder held forth next door […]

‘Saul’ Soundtrack Has a Nice Ring

‘Saul’ Soundtrack Has a Nice Ring

Dave Porter’s music for the first two seasons of AMC’s Better Call Saul will be released by Madison Gate Records and Sony Classical on April 7, available digitally and on CD. Porter, who also scored Better Call Saul’s predecessor, AMC’s Breaking Bad, said his Saul sound was inspired by that earlier show, but stands its own with […]

Euro Score Helps Extreme Sport Gamers Go ‘Steep’

Euro Score Helps Extreme Sport Gamers Go ‘Steep’

Sumthing Else Music Works, the music label formed by Nile Rodgers expressly to service game soundtracks, makes available the original score for Ubisoft’s Steep. The open-world multiplayer summit adventure features a post-rock instrumental score composed by Zikali, a European collective of music composition and sound design artists. “The musical artistic direction consists of the encounter between a post-rock […]

Russo Gets Game with ‘Edith Finch’

Russo Gets Game with ‘Edith Finch’

Jeff Russo, the music composer behind hit TV shows Fargo and The Night Of is composing the soundtrack for an upcoming indie video game “What Remains of Edith Finch,”the debut title  from Annapurna Interactive, the new video game division under Annapurna Pictures (the production company behind Zero Dark Thirty and Her). “What Remains of Edith Finch” is […]

Reznor, Ross and Santolalla Score Before the Flood

Reznor, Ross and Santolalla Score <em>Before the Flood</em>

Hard to believe the horror of impending climate disaster produced such an inspired, lovely score, but Oscar-winners Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Gustavo Santolalla managed to make it happen. The film is directed by Fisher Stevens, who also produced (along with Leonardo DiCaprio and others) for the National Geographic Channel. Reznor said he was drawn […]

MPSE Nominates Fim & TV Music Editors

MPSE Nominates Fim & TV Music Editors

The Motion Picture Sound Editors honor the best of the year’s sound and music editing for film and television on February 19 at the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards, taking place at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles. Director and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro is honored with this year’s MPSE’s Filmmaker Award, with supervising sound editor and […]

Grammy Showstopper Adele

Grammy Showstopper Adele

The 59th Grammy Awards were pretty much all about Adele, who took home five top honors for “Hello” and the album 25. But David Bowie and his Blackstar album managed some serious time in the awards spotlight, amassing four statuettes, including Best Rock Performance for Blackstar. During  his lifetime Bowie only won one Grammy, Best Video […]

Hulu, Live Nation, Uni team for VR Music Series

Hulu, Live Nation, Uni team for VR Music Series

Live Nation has teamed with Hulu for the virtual reality series On Stage, sponsored by Universal Pictures. The first installment, which premiered Jan. 26,  focused on Lil’ Wayne, offering fans a new angle on his music and hip hop culture. The short form, multi-part documentary series promises a “deep dive into the creative process of an artist’s live […]

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