‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’

Though the film score is by Carter Burwell, the trailer — produced for Fox Searchlight Pictures by Aspect Ratio — features music from two production libraries: Scorebird supplied the light piano music for the opening, which segues to orchestral swells Elephant Music. “We were looking for emotional, beautiful music that had a build and could carry […]

Hearing Implants Offer World of Sound

Hearing Implants Offer World of Sound

Born with a condition that left her virtually deaf Andie Aviv can now hear nearly everything anyone else can, thanks to the surgical addition of a Cochlear Nucleus Implant System the 12-year-old received as an infant. Although one of Andie’s biggest advantages is sport, the technology holds obvious promise for those whose circumstances impede the experience of music. The […]

Audi Channels TV Themes

Audi Channels TV Themes

Audi’s “Orchestra” TV campaign, which premiered during the 69th Emmy Awards and is now playing online, consists of three spots paying homage to classic TV shows that collected the coveted gold statuette during their heyday. The commercials use the theme songs to connect the programs with the orchestral vignette, featuring instrumentalists whose renditions of the […]

L.A. Times in the ‘Tank’ for Colorado

L.A. Times in the ‘Tank’ for Colorado

Recording in an abandoned railroad water tower called “the Tank” has become all the rage, drawing musicians from as far away as New York and even Germany, writes David Kelly in a Sept. 18 piece for the Los Angeles Times entitled “Forget Carnegie Hall. Musicians flock to rural Colorado to play the Tank.” A 65-foot high rusty […]

Production Music Conference Oct. 4-6

Production Music Conference Oct. 4-6

The Production Music Association hosts its fourth annual Production Music Conference Oct. 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The event kicks-off the evening of the fourth with the Mark Awards, now in its third year of honoring the best in production music. PMA co-chairman Joe Saba told Variety the group’s internal research sizes up global […]

‘Teen Wolf’: 2 Albums for Final Season

‘Teen Wolf’: 2 Albums for Final Season

The MTV original series Teen Wolf gets the classics treatment from Sony, which is releasing the two albums worth of material from the show in its final season — one featuring songs and the other showcasing the score, both through Sony Classical. Teen Wolf – Original Television Soundtrack features artists including Young the Giant, Mikky Ekko, […]

Reznor, Ross, Rolling Stones Track ‘Vietnam War’

Reznor, Ross, Rolling Stones Track ‘Vietnam War’

One score and one 38-track hits-of-the-sixties compilation are the two companion soundtracks accompanying the The Vietnam War to market when the 10-part documentary directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick debuts Sept. 17 on PBS. Universal Music Enterprises will release both the 90-minute The Vietnam War – Original Score by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and […]

Song-Filled Hurricane Specials a Tsunami of Relief

Song-Filled Hurricane Specials a Tsunami of Relief

In the wake of the Hand in Hand hurricane relief telethon raising $44 million, Live Nation has scheduled Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, to benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund. Airing on 11 TEGNA-group stations across the state, Can’t Mess with Texas will feature performances by Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, […]

Disney’s New ‘Coco’ Trailer Uses Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’

Disney’s New ‘Coco’ Trailer Uses Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’

A cover version of The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” is the backing track to the new trailers for Walt Disney/Pixar release Coco, coming to U.S. screens Nov. 22 with a score by Michael Giacchino. The film, which is themed around Mexican Dia de Muertos folklore, premieres at the Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico on Oct. 20 […]