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 […]

Music in Media Honors ‘Empire,’ ‘Peanuts,’ Mad Max’

Music in Media Honors ‘Empire,’ ‘Peanuts,’ Mad Max’

The 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Awards  were handed out on Wednesday November 11th at Hollywood’s historic Fonda Theater, hosted by comedian Ron Pearson. Winner for Original Feature Film Score was Dan Romer for Netflix’s wrenching Beasts of No Nation, about a warlord training a young African orphan to be a guerilla fighter. (Listen to Romer’s Indiewire podcast here.) […]

Aurora Rising

Aurora Rising

B-sides don’t get much respect, but this one has propelled a budding career into the spotlight.  Norwegian recording artist Aurora has recorded the 1994 Oasis song “Half the World Away” for the 2015 Christmas advertising campaign for U.K. retail chain John Lewis. Themed “Man on the Moon,” the commercial plays out a heartwarming drama as a little girl observes […]

Maxim’s 20 Best Music Movies

Maxim’s 20 Best Music Movies

Because “musicians and bands are among the best selection of folks to watch from afar,” Maxim compiled a list of its Top 20 favorite music films. Spanning all genres, you’ll find the expected crowd-pleasers like Walk the Line and La Bamba with off-the-wall selections like Sid and Nancy, a Beastie Boys concert film and the 1968 […]

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