BuzzAngle Shazams Data

BuzzAngle Shazams Data

Analytics firm BuzzAngle Music is integrating global data from Shazam, one of the world’s most popular apps. The agreement is a coup for BuzzAngle Music, marking the first time Shazam data is available in a comprehensive analytics platform. The data provided from Shazam includes the number of Shazams for every song within a given market and country, […]

Apple Music Tops 27 Million and other WWDC news

Apple Music Tops 27 Million and other WWDC news

Apple Music has topped the 27 million subscriber mark, announcing the benchmark at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference today at the San Jose Convention Center. That’s a 7 million improvement over December, when the company announced it had achieved 20 million paying subscribers in the two years since the service launched, a 35 percent improvement in the second […]

Cooper Counts Industry PROs and Cons

Cooper Counts Industry PROs and Cons

The music industry has enjoyed a revenue surge, but artists are making half what they did in 2000, attorney Jay Cooper pointed out in the  “best of times, worst of times” opener to his SESAC Visionary Award acceptance speech. Cooper — who helped found Greenberg Traurig’s West Coast entertainment practice and has an enviable portfolio […]

‘Band Aid’

Indie film Band Aid, a 2017 Sundance drama contender and the directorial debut of Zoe Lister-Jones, draws on the talents of Brooklyn pop quartet Lucius for the tale of a couple that decides to form a band to try to save their marriage. The group has had a productive history with film and TV, landing […]

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Sweet’s “Fox on the Run” is used to fun effect in the trailer to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but to hear Tyler Bates impressive score, which develops themes from the first Guardians film, released in 2014, click below. Bates has developed a rapport with galactic helmsman James Gunn, with whom he also teamed […]

‘Alien Covenant’

Jed Kurzel’s moody score to Ridley Scott’s latest entry in the Aliens franchise can be heard on the trailer but you can hear the entire theme in the clip below. The film, which stars Michael Fassbinder, Billy Crudup and Katherine Waterston, was released by Twentieth Century Fox on May 19. Australian singer-songwriter Kurzel’s previous project […]

‘Wonder Womam

Sia’s theme song “To Be Human,” featuring Labyrinth, and a score by composer Rupert Gregson-Williams are the musical highlights from the Warner Bros. film Wonder Woman, which hit theaters June 2. Williams has also been working this year on the TNT series The Alienist. Here is the theatrical trailer.

Show Goes On for Grande and ‘One Love Manchester’

Show Goes On for Grande and ‘One Love Manchester’

Ariana Grande’s star-studded One Love Manchester benefit concert will be seen in more the 50 countries, including the U.S. on ABC, according to the BBC, which will pool coverage of the event taking place today at at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams and Niall Horan are among those taking the stage with Grande. After a Saturday terror attack […]

‘Pirates: Dead Men’

Geoff Zenelli steps out with is own summer blockbuster score for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. After years of collaborating with go-to pirates composer Hans Zimmer, providing “additional music by,” he gets to strut his stuff solo. Zanelli also recently collaborated with Grammy-award winning Mark Ronson on the co-written score and […]

Recording Academy ‘Legends’ to PBS

Recording Academy ‘Legends’ to PBS

Nina Simone, Sly Stone, The Velvet Underground and Charley Pride are among those being honored as the Recording Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients, who this year for the first time will get a televised tribute concert, Grammy Salute To Music Legends, airing on PBS as part of its Great Performances series. The concert will […]

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