Elfman Haunts PBS Halloween Schedule

Elfman Haunts PBS Halloween Schedule

The PBS “Live from Lincoln Center” series presents “Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton,” featuring scores from blockbuster films such as Batman, Beetlejuice, Alice in Wonderland and The Nightmare Before Christmas, among others. The program, which airs Oct. 30, was recorded with conductor John Mauceri leading the Concert Chorale of New York, […]

Jagger, Scorsese team for HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

Jagger, Scorsese team for HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

The new HBO series set in the world of New York’s 1970s music scene is causing a stir on the streets of metropolis, as tune boomers see haunts like the rock club Max’s Kansas City and the Sam Goody retail outlet recreated for filming. Described by HBO as “A ride through the sex- and drug-addled […]

AICP – Association of Independent Commercial Producers

AICP – Association of Independent Commercial Producers

Founded in 1972, by a small group of television commercial production companies concerned with a single issue, today’s Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) has grown to represent exclusively, the interests of companies that specialize in producing commercials on various media – film, video, digital – for advertisers and agencies. AICP members account for 85 […]

History of Film Music

History of Film Music

“Charlie Chaplin composed his own music for City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936) and Limelight (1952). That was the exception, and few film-makers would imitate him. He wasn’t clear at all whose job was to score the soundtracks…In the 1930s, after a few years of experimentation, scoring film soundtracks became an art in earnest thanks to […]

Netflix Rewinds Keith Richards

Netflix Rewinds Keith Richards

Netflix is promising an unprecedented look into the sounds and influences of rock and roll icon Keith Richards in Morgan Neville’s documentary, Keith Richards: Under the Influence, debuting on Friday, September 18, 2015, the same day the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist drops Crosseyed Heart, his first solo album in 23 years. “If there’’s a Mount […]

Games Take Center Stage in ‘Claudio Quest’

Games Take Center Stage in ‘Claudio Quest’

“Claudio Quest,” the musical inspired by video games — specifically the Nintendo “Mario Bros.” series — was the top achiever at the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards, taking six trophies, including Outstanding Direction for John Tartaglia (a Tony nominee for “Avenue Q”). Singing eggplants, snappy pirhana plants and up-tempo turtles are among the colorful cast members […]

Zur Cues Game Trax

Zur Cues Game Trax

Inon Zur, whose scored last year’s Reclaim, starring John Cusack, is releasing an original collection of his music for video games.  Available through iTunes as of July 30, “Age of Sirens” includes previously unreleased material composed for games. Among the gaming credits amassed by Zur: “Baldur’s Gate 2,” the “Prince of Persia” series,  “Avatar: The […]

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