‘Coco’ Sountrack Packed with Latin Sounds

‘Coco’ Sountrack Packed with Latin Sounds

The Disney Pixar release Coco is poised to capitalize on the trend for crossover Latin pop evidenced by Luis Fonsi and “Despacito” this past summer. The soundtrack features an original score from Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, a song by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director and […]

Marcus Miller Scores ‘Marshall’

Two-time Grammy-winning composer-producer Marcus Miller sets the score for Marshall, the story of the early career of Thurgood Marshall, the 96th Supreme Court Justice and the first African American on the nation’s highest court, serving from October 1967 through October 1991. Reginald Hudlin directs Chadwick Boseman as the young attorney destined to change the history of […]

‘Pitch Perfect 3’

“Freedom ’90” by George Michael gets creative cover treatment in this trailer for Pitch Perfect 3.  A cappella songbirds the Bellas are back for one last competition on an overseas USO tour for Pitch Perfect 3. This time they’re up against arch-rivals that use instruments as well as vocals. Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Kendrick, Ruby Rose […]

‘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 […]