ASCAP, BMI Harmonize on Data

ASCAP, BMI Harmonize on Data

ASCAP and BMI are merging rights data into a single vault of  musical works ownership that will make things easier for U.S. licensees, with a launch slated for late 2018. In addition to streamlining operations for customers, the move is a wise strategic tactic in fending off the U.S. Department of Justice’s push for single licensing, in that […]

Emmy by the PROs

Emmy by the PROs

Who’s got the clout when it comes to TV music? As it turns out, this year, ASCAP and BMI are almost evenly divided, with ASCAP representing 24 of the nominees in the six music categories, and BMI laying claim to 21. “We are thrilled that ASCAP has taken the lion’s share of this year’s Emmy […]

Latin Grammy ScholarshipsTop $2.5 Million

Latin Grammy ScholarshipsTop $2.5 Million

Forty-four Latin students will receive $870,000 in educational funding this year from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, which has awarded more than $2.5 million since its formation in 2015. Launched in 2015 by the Miami-based Latin Recording Academy,  The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation is committed to helping talented musicians worldwide overcome economic obstacles to achieving their career ambitions, awarding more […]

‘Dunkirk

Hans Zimmer’s moody score to Dunkirk evokes everything from submarine dives to storming the beaches. You can hear excerpts here, or hear it in its entirety on Spotify. It’s Zimmers sixth collaboration with director Christopher Nolan. Remote Control’s Lorne Balfe, Andrew Kawczynski, and Steve Mazzaro provide additional music. Here’s the tracklist: “The Mole” (5:35) “We Need Our Army Back” […]

Giacchino has Two of the Week’s Top Five Scores

Giacchino has Two of the Week’s Top Five Scores

Hans Zimmer is at the top of the box office with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, but Michael Giacchino has slots three and four. The No. 1 film of war-torn France for Warner Bros. roared off with a hefty $50.5 million haul and great response from critics and audiences alike. The project marks the sixth collaboration between Nolan and Zimmer. It was […]

Biebs Banned from China

Biebs Banned from China

Did they do it on ‘Purpose’? The government of China has ratcheted up Justin Bieber’s teen appeal by banning him from the country for “bad behavior,” onstage and off. The 23-year-old Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based bad boy is now officially someone you can’t bring home to mama (if you live in China). When it comes to heightening outlaw cred, […]

‘Purple Rain’ Raises See Level in Rotterdam

‘Purple Rain’ Raises See Level in Rotterdam

An orchestral version of Prince’s “Purple Rain” at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam has created a tsunami effect for Cory Henry, who brought it to the stage with conductor Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orchestra. A video of the performance has received 93,496 views in a week for the Brooklyn-based artist, making it a smash by classical-jazz standards, and formidable […]

Emmy News: Music Nominees React

Emmy News: Music Nominees React

  From the Mississippi Delta to monarchical Victorian England, this year’s crop of Emmy music nominees are a diverse group who share one thing in common: outstanding work that has been recognized in the eyes of their peers. MaxTheTrax reached out to nominees across a broad range of music functions, from composers to lyricists, music […]

Music Shows Hit Tech Marks

Music Shows Hit Tech Marks

NBC’s The Voice, Hairspray Live! and Hulu’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week are among the music shows packing a big Emmy presence outside the composing categories. The singing competition show was the big standout with nine nominations as it heads into its thirteenth season, while the John Waters tuner about racial tolerance in the ’60s styled seven, including technical direction for […]

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