Japan Groovin’ to ‘8Bit Music Power’

Japan Groovin’ to ‘8Bit Music Power’

Nostalgia buffs who favor Nintendo Co.’s 1983 Family Computer video console will get a new music fix courtesy of Columbus Circle, which will release “8Bit Music Power,” a collection of classic chiptunes. The Japanese accessories manufacturer says the collection of 12 original tunes is the first new commercial Famicon cartridge release in 21 years. It will initially be available in […]

Record Deals of the Future

Record Deals of the Future

Coverage by Tim Ingham of Music Business Worldwide of a U.K. panel discussion featuring label and legal bigwigs touches on some excellent points, including the effort to negotiate a 50/50 royalty split with artists, the ability to contract for limited-time use of creative product in a label’s catalog and the reality of YouTube: “the biggest way […]

‘The Good Dinosaur’ – Music by Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna

Brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna spent a year collaborating on the score to Pixar Animation Studios’ The Good Dinosaur, recorded with 75 musicians over five days on a soundstage at Warner Bros. Studios. The film opens in the U.S. Nov. 25, distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Peter Sohn makes his feature film directorial […]

Arab News on ‘Star Wars’ Music

Arab News on ‘Star Wars’ Music

It’s a testament to the global power of the Star Wars franchise that ArabNews.com features a glowing profile of composer John Williams and his cross-cultural influence (okay, it was in its “offbeat news” section, but still, they couldn’t resist!). The piece spotlights conductors from the Ohio and Atlanta symphony orchestras, who have or will be […]

Bowen New Amazon Music Chief

Bowen New Amazon Music Chief

Bob Bowen, who has served as music supervisor on more than 60 feature films, has been named head of music for Amazon Studios. Currently riding high on the TV series “Transparent,” produced for the subscription video service Amazon Prime, the company has also produced the hour-long drama series “The Man in the High Castle,” based […]

Beastie Boys Musical

Beastie Boys Musical

Licensed To Ill is the new musical about white rappers the Beastie Boys, staging at the Camden People’s Theatre in London, Nov. 23-Dec. 12. Presented by Simon Maeder and Adam El Hagar present the story of “hiphop’s most notorious pranksters” using a combination of live music and DJ-ing. Audiences will journey with Mike D, MCA and AdRock – the […]

‘Vedalam’ Has ’em Dancing in Aisles

‘Vedalam’ Has ’em Dancing in Aisles

India’s Vedalam has been a huge hit over the holiday weekend of Deepavali, or Festival of Lights, with songs by 25-year-old composer and music director Anirudh Ravichander getting audiences out of their seats and dancing in the theater aisles, according to news reports. The story of a taxi driver who finds himself on the wrong side of some […]

‘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 […]

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