Corden Gives Apple a Bite

Corden Gives Apple a Bite

James Corden provided some comedic bite to the ad campaign for Apple Music in a spot that saw him spoofing stars including David Bowie, Pharrel, Slash and the Spice Girls. The commercial premiered during the 68th Annual Emmy Awards on Sept. 18. The creative was in support of the fact that Apple Music now has 40 million […]

68th Annual Emmy Goldrush

68th Annual Emmy Goldrush

First time proved a charm for Emmy debutante Diane Warren, who took home the gold statuette for Original Music for the haunting “‘Til It Happens To You,” performed by Lady Gaga for the CNN college rape special “The Hunting Ground.” Warren, a prolific songwriter, has received eight Academy Award nominations but has yet to carry off a […]

‘Voyage of Time’

Simon Frangen and Hanan Townshend create the music for director Terence Malick’s epic, evocative natural sciences documentary Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey. The film is released to Imax and other theaters this month. The trailer features voiceover narration by Cate Blanchette, who provides the film’s narration, along with producer Brad Pitt.

Poe Vows to Fight Philippine Piracy

Poe Vows to Fight Philippine Piracy

Philippine Senator Grace Poe, a leading independent presidential candidate, is stumping on a platform that includes intellectual property reform designed to strengthen the local movie and music industries, bringing them up to par with other Asian territories. Piracy has been rampant in the Philippines since the 1990s and through the aughts. A study showed a 75% revenue […]

Utah Valley Symphony Performs ‘Snowman’

Utah Valley Symphony Performs ‘Snowman’

The Utah Valley Symphony will perform live to screen with the short film The Snowman. The film, with original orchestration scored by Howard Blake, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1982. It is based on the 1978 picture book of the same name. The 26-minute film has no dialogue, using only images, music and one […]

Chromecast Leads Home Stream Market for 5th Straight Quarter

Chromecast Leads Home Stream Market for 5th Straight Quarter

Competition for control of streaming home entertainment devices has never been stronger, as the urge to cord-cut traditional distribution media continues to gain momentum, and consumers seek to port video and music from the mobile phones and the Internet to TVs and speaker systems. Apple, Roku and Amazon are giving chase, but it’s Google that […]

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 […]

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