Female Ranks Growing But Still Small in Game World

Female Ranks Growing But Still Small in Game World

Although a greater percentage of women are reporting income from game audio this year, even after accounting for the lower average number of years of experience in the game audio industry, women still lag substantially behind men in this field. The figures were released as part of the 2016 Game Audio Industry Survey fielded by the producers […]

Pope Francis: ‘Wake Up!’ Before You Go-Go!

Pope Francis: ‘Wake Up!’ Before You Go-Go!

Iconoclast Pope Francis bolsters his status as the hippest religious leader ever (competition was slim, but the fact that he made it into the category qualifies as a divine miracle). “Wake Up! Music Album with His Words and Prayers” is not the first pop release from a sitting pontiff, but it’s the first to go newschool, […]

‘Oasis: Supersonic’ Hits Play

Oasis: Supersonic, the documentary charting the rise and implosion of the biggest British band of the ’90s, gets a U.S. release on one night only, Oct. 26. Created by much of the team behind the Oscar-winning Winehouse doc Amy, the film showcases the band’s many hits, and includes original music by by Rael Jones (The Danish Girl, Steve Jobs, […]

Country Music Misunderstood?

Country Music Misunderstood?

Is the country music lifestyle misinterpreted to mean “short shorts and plastic cowboy boots,” or is TasteOfCountry.com just a bit behind on the public perception? Read the article yourself and decide. We think anyone who’s watched the TV show “Nashville” or the Country Music Awards would beg to differ. The fact that it’s based in Greenwich, […]

Global Citizenry

Global Citizenry

The Global Citizen Festival will feature Rihanna, Usher, Chris Martin, Metallica and Eddie Vedder, Demi Lovato and Kendrick Lamar, among many others. You can watch the event live from Central Park on MSNBC, or stream it here, starting at 3 p.m. EST, Sept. 24,  .  A star-studded cast of hosts includes Chelsea Handler, Debra Lee and Hugh Jackman, Neil […]

VR the Hot Ticket at GameSoundCon

VR the Hot Ticket at GameSoundCon

Virtual reality sound for video games is a hot ticket at GameSoundCon, the annual conference for video game music and sound design that has sold out its Sept. 26-27 dates at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. “Virtual Reality is not only taking the game industry by storm, but most other forms of […]

Schneider Shares YouTube Tips

Schneider Shares YouTube Tips

So you wanna be a YouTube star? Whipping up a rapt fanbase and tens of millions of hits per month? Kurt Hugo Schneider did it, and shared his tactics for music production, marketing and filmmaking at Spikes Asia. Schneider, who started on YouTube in 2008 and has 7.4 million subscribers racking up about 40 million […]

‘Troll’ Tunes Stream

‘Troll’ Tunes Stream

Two months before its theatrical release, Trolls: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available for streaming. The animated film, featuring the vocal stylings of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, as characters and warbling on the soundtrack, hits screens Nov. 4.  Songs by Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande and Zoey Deschanel (who fans of Elf will remember […]

‘Dr. Strange,’ Michael Giacchino

It’s among the oddest of superhero comics, and the musical journey for the Disney/Marvel feature film Dr. Strange promises to be no less fantastic, judging by the trailer. Elegant other-worldliness is his specialty, as evidenced by Star Trek Beyond, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Inside Out. Giacchino has almost 75 feature film credits, and […]

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