Awards

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’ Shut-Out

Emmys in Tune with ‘Victoria,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Shut-Out

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 […]

Beck Nabs SESAC Film Honor

Beck Nabs SESAC Film Honor

Trolls composer Christophe Beck took home top honors in the film music category at the annual SESAC Film & Television Composers’ Awards, which was highlighted by a moving speech by music attorney Jay Cooper, a partner of Greenberg Traurig, who received the performing rights organization’s Visionary Award. The annual awards gala, held at the Casa […]

Billboard Awards Wins Week

Billboard Awards Wins Week

The Billboard Music Awards won the night for ABC on May 21, topping the broadcast ratings, with a 2.6 rating  among adults 18-49 and 9.6 million viewers overall. That was actually good enough to place the Dick Clark Productions effort in first place for the week, but it was the show’s lowest score in five years. But some of the critics […]

MPSE Nominates Fim & TV Music Editors

MPSE Nominates Fim & TV Music Editors

The Motion Picture Sound Editors honor the best of the year’s sound and music editing for film and television on February 19 at the 64th Annual Golden Reel Awards, taking place at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles. Director and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro is honored with this year’s MPSE’s Filmmaker Award, with supervising sound editor and […]

Grammy Showstopper Adele

Grammy Showstopper Adele

The 59th Grammy Awards were pretty much all about Adele, who took home five top honors for “Hello” and the album 25. But David Bowie and his Blackstar album managed some serious time in the awards spotlight, amassing four statuettes, including Best Rock Performance for Blackstar. During  his lifetime Bowie only won one Grammy, Best Video […]

‘La La Land’ Gets Record 14 Oscar Noms, 3 for Music

‘La La Land’ Gets Record 14 Oscar Noms, 3 for Music

La La Land continues to be the frontrunner, but its a competitive field of song and score nominees that rounds out the 89th Academy Awards. Receiving nominations for two songs — “City of Stars” and “Audition” — it also nabbed a Best Score acknowledgement, for a total of three in the music categories. With 14 total […]

‘La La Land’ Nabs Song, Score Globes

‘La La Land’ Nabs Song, Score Globes

In a full-throated endorsement of classical Hollywood musicals, La La Land took home the Best Song and Best Score at the 74th Annual Golden Globes tonight, picking up a record seven wins, including Best Picture Comedy or Musical, and acting trophies for stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Accepting the honor for Best Score, composer Justin Hurwitz, extended […]

La La Land Tops Globe Music Noms

<em>La La Land</em> Tops Globe Music Noms

The 74th Annual Golden Globe nominations are out, and no surprise, La La Land continues the run-up at the front of the pack for Best Song and Best Score, with the requisite three noms –One for composer Justin Hurwitz, amd two in the Song category, for Hurwitz and lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The […]