Grammy Showstopper Adele

Grammy Showstopper Adele

The 59th Grammy Awards were pretty much all about Adele, who took home five top honors for “Hello” and the album 25. But David Bowie and his Blackstar album managed some serious time in the awards spotlight, amassing four statuettes, including Best Rock Performance for Blackstar. During  his lifetime Bowie only won one Grammy, Best Video […]

Hulu, Live Nation, Uni team for VR Music Series

Hulu, Live Nation, Uni team for VR Music Series

Live Nation has teamed with Hulu for the virtual reality series On Stage, sponsored by Universal Pictures. The first installment, which premiered Jan. 26,  focused on Lil’ Wayne, offering fans a new angle on his music and hip hop culture. The short form, multi-part documentary series promises a “deep dive into the creative process of an artist’s live […]

Art Spots at the Trailer Park for Super Bowl LI

Art Spots at the Trailer Park for Super Bowl LI

Trailer Park and sister company Art Machine had four spots during Super Bowl LI yesterday, and the film advertising house even cruised out of its usual neighborhood to produce a spot designed to help Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ re-launch of the Alfa Romeo in the US. The four were noteworthy not just for their visual pizzazz but also for their […]

Super Bowl 51 Commercials

Super Bowl 51 Commercials

Billboard runs down synch music in the NFL Super Bowl 51, with license fees ranging from $100,000 to $1 million for a minute and under. The list of artists providing the spot soundtrack include Sia, Justin Bieber, Steppenwolf, Imagine Dragons, Justin Timberlake and Bonnie Tyler, as well as many surprises that won’t be revealed until […]

‘La La Land’ Gets Record 14 Oscar Noms, 3 for Music

‘La La Land’ Gets Record 14 Oscar Noms, 3 for Music

La La Land continues to be the frontrunner, but its a competitive field of song and score nominees that rounds out the 89th Academy Awards. Receiving nominations for two songs — “City of Stars” and “Audition” — it also nabbed a Best Score acknowledgement, for a total of three in the music categories. With 14 total […]

Ludwig Scores NFL Touchdown

Ludwig Scores NFL Touchdown

Pop funk just got a jazzy update courtesy of Spencer Ludwig, the very original 26-year-old trumpeter and singer chosen to provide the soundtrack for “NFL Honors,”a TV special airing Saturday, February 4, the night before Super Bowl 51. Ludwig was signed by Warner Bros. Records in 2015, and had been releasing a steady stream of singles, preparatory to his […]

‘Why Him?’ Immediate Music

A custom cut of “My Girl” pops at the outset of both the official and red band trailers for Why Him, the Twentieth Century Fox film starring Byan Cranston and James Franco. Immediate Music put together the tunes — re-recording the sweet-sounding “My Girl,” and juxtaposing it alongside snippets of  Eminem’s “Berzerk” and”Get Ugly,” by Jason Derulo. The film, […]

‘La La Land’ Nabs Song, Score Globes

‘La La Land’ Nabs Song, Score Globes

In a full-throated endorsement of classical Hollywood musicals, La La Land took home the Best Song and Best Score at the 74th Annual Golden Globes tonight, picking up a record seven wins, including Best Picture Comedy or Musical, and acting trophies for stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Accepting the honor for Best Score, composer Justin Hurwitz, extended […]