‘Snowden’ – Music by Craig Armstrong

Oliver Stone’s Snowden hits theaters September 16, 2016 with a score by Craig Armstrong. The teaser trailer opens with percussion and segues to an ethereal version of the gospel song “Let It Shine (This Little Light of Mine)” created by trailer tunesmiths Confidential Music. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, though no actors appear in […]

Scott Brothers Saddle Up with Country Tunes

Scott Brothers Saddle Up with Country Tunes

HGTV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott, better known as the Property Brothers, make their recording debut with a pair of country tunes to air on “Property Brothers at Home on the Ranch,” which premieres at 9 p.m. on Nov. 25. The new 10-part series sees the Scott twins, Jonathan and Drew, joined by brother JD in renovating a Rocky Mountains […]

Music in Media Honors ‘Empire,’ ‘Peanuts,’ Mad Max’

Music in Media Honors ‘Empire,’ ‘Peanuts,’ Mad Max’

The 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Awards  were handed out on Wednesday November 11th at Hollywood’s historic Fonda Theater, hosted by comedian Ron Pearson. Winner for Original Feature Film Score was Dan Romer for Netflix’s wrenching Beasts of No Nation, about a warlord training a young African orphan to be a guerilla fighter. (Listen to Romer’s Indiewire podcast here.) […]

Aurora Rising

Aurora Rising

B-sides don’t get much respect, but this one has propelled a budding career into the spotlight.  Norwegian recording artist Aurora has recorded the 1994 Oasis song “Half the World Away” for the 2015 Christmas advertising campaign for U.K. retail chain John Lewis. Themed “Man on the Moon,” the commercial plays out a heartwarming drama as a little girl observes […]

Maxim’s 20 Best Music Movies

Maxim’s 20 Best Music Movies

Because “musicians and bands are among the best selection of folks to watch from afar,” Maxim compiled a list of its Top 20 favorite music films. Spanning all genres, you’ll find the expected crowd-pleasers like Walk the Line and La Bamba with off-the-wall selections like Sid and Nancy, a Beastie Boys concert film and the 1968 […]

YouTube Music App Debuts

YouTube Music App Debuts

The long-awaited YouTube Music app has made its public debut, combining convenient mobile access for its free service with an effort to up-sell the $10 per month YouTube Red, which makes content available without those pesky ads. And not a moment too soon. While the Official YouTube Blog post announcing YouTube Music touted a global audience of […]

Quanto Questo? Mai Abbastanza!

Quanto Questo? Mai Abbastanza!

How much Questlove? Never enough! Which is fortunate, because the man who put the bizzy in show biz  is juggling an abundance of projects. The drummer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon house band The Roots teamed with Icona Pop to update of the 1986 Nu Shooz hit “I Can’t Wait” for Target’s “This […]

Copycat Bands Digital Squatters

Copycat Bands Digital Squatters

Bands like The Beatles are allowing their songs to be heard on Internet radio services, like Pandora, which pay-out royalties whenever the songs play. But a select group of top-tier bands have banned their songs from”interactive streaming services,” where homage bands are staking a claim, getting cover-versions of popular recordings played by virtue of search-friendly […]

Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

Taylor Swift triggered a social media blizzard when she took to the stage as Olaf, but she wasn’t the only musician having fun with Halloween. From Katy Perry to Adam Levine — with Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber inbetween — the costume drama was in full swing on this festive night. “The cold never bothered […]

Martin, Gervais Enjoy ‘Life On the Road’

Martin, Gervais Enjoy ‘Life On the Road’

  Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has teamed up with Ricky Gervais on a soundtrack for Life On the Road, a mockumentary featuring Gervais’ David Brent office manager from the British version of “The Office” in his journey to become a rock star. Martin, fresh off his comedy turn in a “Game of Thrones” musical spoof […]

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