Adele Gets 2 TV Specials

Adele Gets 2 TV Specials

Move over Keith Richards! The new rocker on the block with her own TV specials is Adele. The brit songbird has not one, but two, upcoming specials.  “Adele at the BBC” will record on Nov. 2 as an hour-long program of songs from her new album, 25, as well as classic favorites. On Nov. 17 […]

Scary Movie Music

Scary Movie Music

Eleven scary movies made even scarier by scary music — “shrieking violins, plaintive cellos, and spooky percussive sounds” — is an apt subject for an article on All Hallows Eve,  so our thanks to WQRX, the New York City classical station for their spooky movie music roundup. Remember Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells and the creepiness […]

6th Hollywood Music in Media Awards Tout Diverse Talent

6th Hollywood Music in Media Awards Tout Diverse Talent

The 6th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards announced its nominees, with winners to be revealed at the Henry Fonda Theater on Nov. 11. The yearly event celebrates music in film, TV, videogames, commercials and trailers. Organizers tout it as prognosticator for winners in the music categories at the Golden Globe and Academy Awards competitions. From Amy […]

Laurie Anderson Makes a Scene

Laurie Anderson Makes a Scene

“Monumental” is key descriptor used by The New Yorker magazine in describing Laurie Anderson’s “Habeas Corpus,” an art installation that filled the Park Avenue Armory with audio-visual stiumuli. Although the exhibit was only up for three days at the beginning of October, you can experience it almost as if you were there, courtesy of Alex […]

Sanchez, ‘Birdman,’ Big World Soundtrack Winners

Sanchez, ‘Birdman,’ Big World Soundtrack Winners

Like a Phoenix, composer Antonio Sanchez arose from the ashes of thwarted Oscar dreams to emerge a double-winner at the World Soundtrack Awards for his highly original drum score for the film Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Sanchez won Best Original Film Score of the Year and Discovery of the Year 2015 at the 15th […]

Apple Sprouts VR with U2

Apple Sprouts VR with U2

Apple Music is showcasing VR capabilities via the new U2 video clip “Song for Someone.” The U2 VR experience debuted this past weekend on The Experience Bus, a mobile unit touring with the band, currently in Europe.  Co-branded with Apple Music, The Experience Bus that invites concert-goers to pop in and try Oculus Rift VR goggles. The clip, created […]

‘Choir Boy’ Falls for Love

‘Choir Boy’ Falls for Love

Former punk icon Courtney Love stars in composer Todd Almond’s stage musical “Kansas City Choir Boy,” which had its West Coast premiere Oct. 19 at the Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre at the Ahmanson. Almond wrote the music and lyrics and stars with Love in the story of small-town lovers separated by fate. The story unfolds […]

Vidgames Resuscitate Classical Music

Vidgames Resuscitate Classical Music

The Wall Street Journal has discovered the phenomenon of video game music-themed orchestral concerts, lending legitimacy to the phenomenon as it marveled about the fact that more than 5,000 concertgoers purchased tickets to see the “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” when it stopped at the Barclays Center in New York City on […]

Political Smackdown Over ‘Eye of the Tiger’

Political Smackdown Over ‘Eye of the Tiger’

The L.A. Times reports that “Eye of the Tiger” songwriters with the band Survivor are outraged over the tune’s use at a political event in Grayson, KY, involving fresh-from-jail public servant Kim Davis and former Arkansas governor and erstwhile Fox News personality Mike Huckabee.  The song was popularized as the theme to the 1976 film […]

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