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 […]

Thomas Scores ‘Faeria’

Thomas Scores ‘Faeria’

Composer Chance Thomas will conjure the score for “Faeria,” Abrakam Entertainment’s elaborate digital strategy card game. Thomas, an award-winning multi-media composer, envisions the musical accompaniment for the online game as “epic, all-original fantasy.” The game has been in beta for the past two years and is targeting a January release in the U.S. and Europe, and has already attracted an […]

U.K. Classical Charts Rupture Over ‘Rapture’

U.K. Classical Charts Rupture Over ‘Rapture’

The video game score for “Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture” was listed, then yanked, from the U.K.’s “Official Classical Albums Chart,” after it was said to be “ineligible” and included in error. This due not to lack of sales, but to the fact that “soundtracks performed by single and various artists are ineligible.” The move prompted a Twitter tirade, […]

GameSoundCon Leaves it to Chance

GameSoundCon Leaves it to Chance

Videogame music innovator Chance Thomas will keynote GameSoundCon 2015, taking place November 3-4 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The event brings together some of the most acclaimed composers and producers in the video game industry for two days of intensive presentations and hands-on training sessions. Thomas has created original music for some of the most successful […]

Legend: Music by Carter Burwell

The story of London’s notorious Kray Brothers gangster duo is brought to vivid life in Brian Helgeland’s Legend, with a score by Carter Burwell and a soundtrack that in addition to original Burwell compositions will feature two discs worth of 1960s classics. Brit singer Duffy portrays Chicagao-born chanteuse Timi Yuro in the film, and recorded […]

‘Sopranos’ Hits Vinyl

‘Sopranos’ Hits Vinyl

The soundtrack for HBO’s “Sopranos” makes its vinyl debut October 20 as a double LP. Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Cream and of course the famous theme song, “Woke Up This Morning,” by A3, are included in the collection, which was released to CD in 1999. The pressing is being offered through  Shop Radio Cast, which […]

VMA Moments for Cyrus, West

VMA Moments for Cyrus, West

No lack of drama at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, where Taylor Swift settled her old rift with Kanye West and her new one with Nicki Minaj, who started a new feud with host Miley Cyrus, the wrecking ball-bustier afficionado who managed to steal the show, announcing the free availability, via SoundCloud,  of a new album, Miley Cyrus […]

American Youth Symphony Beams Up

American Youth Symphony Beams Up

Throw on that Starfleet uniform and head over to Royce Hall! On Sunday, September 27, Los Angeles’ own American Youth Symphony takes center stage to perform Michael Giacchino’s score for  Star Trek Into Darkness. The performance, live to picture, will be conducted by David Newman, who also happens to be a sought-after composer for film, with […]

‘Star Wars’ Top 15 Music Moments

‘Star Wars’ Top 15 Music Moments

Sci-fans and music lovers alike can rejoice in this compendium put together by Blastr’s Lisa Granshaw, celebrating the Top 15 Musical Moments From Star Wars Movies and TV Shows. On the momentum of anticipation that built over the “32 long years since we last saw our heroes on the big screen in Return of the Jedi,” […]

‘Spectre’ – Music by Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman scores his second James Bond film, Spectre, in theaters November 6 from Columbia Pictures. It follows his 2012 work on Skyfall, also directed by Sam Mendes (with whom this is Newman’s sixth feature collaboration). Newman also contributed music to the 2013 short film James Bond 007 Vs. The Joker (on which he’s credited […]

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