69th Emmy Awards

Music Emmys Set for Creative Arts Telecast Sept. 16

Music Emmys Set for Creative Arts Telecast Sept. 16

The Television Academy announced today that the six music-specific Emmy awards categories will be presented at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies. The Creative Arts ceremonies, honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievements in television, will take place over two consecutive nights — Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10 — at the Microsoft Theater in […]

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 […]

An ‘Epic’ Journey

An ‘Epic’ Journey

In the 1920s, a nascent radio revolution changed popular culture by offering a new way to disseminate music. In search of new styles and markets, record company executives began reaching out beyond city confines in search of new styles and markets. Traveling the mountains, prairies, rural villages and urban ghettos, this intrepid band of early A&R men discovered a wealth […]

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 […]

Emmys in Tune with ‘Victoria,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ No-Show

Emmys in Tune with ‘Victoria,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ No-Show

Martin Phipps, Mac Quayle and Rickey Minor are the only multiple nominees in Emmy’s six dedicated music categories, with two each in a field where more than half the contenders are first-timers. Netflix leads the music race, with 10 entries in five categories, followed by PBS and FX with four each and HBO with three. Phipps earned a solo nomination […]