Awards

‘Suicide Squad’ Leads Grammys in Visual Media

‘Suicide Squad’ Leads Grammys in Visual Media

The Warner Bros. summer blockbuster Suicide Squad is killin’ it at the Grammys, with five nominations, the most of any visual media project. Music supervisors Gabe Hilfer and Season Kent were the tune team behind the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media nomination for Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition). In addition, the song “Heathens” received three nominations: one […]

‘La La Land’ Scores 4 Hollywood Music in Media Noms

‘La La Land’ Scores 4 Hollywood Music in Media Noms

Damien Chazelle’s song-and-dance musical  romance La La Land tops the list of Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominations, with four, including Best Original Feature Film Score for composer Justin Hurwitz, a Best Music Supervision entry for Steven Gizicki, Jason Ruder, and Best Song nods to “Audition” and “City of Stars.” Tied with three nominations each are […]

Bayon Scores Zurich Win

Bayon Scores Zurich Win

Spanish composer Javier Bayon took top honors at the 5th International Film Music Competition, which took place within the framework of the 12th Zurich Film Festival at the Tonhalle Zürich Sept. 23. Bayon won the Golden Eye for Best International Film Music 2016, which includes a $10,000 cash prize. Five soundtracks were shortlisted by an international jury from a […]

Music in Media Honors ‘Empire,’ ‘Peanuts,’ Mad Max’

Music in Media Honors ‘Empire,’ ‘Peanuts,’ Mad Max’

The 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Awards  were handed out on Wednesday November 11th at Hollywood’s historic Fonda Theater, hosted by comedian Ron Pearson. Winner for Original Feature Film Score was Dan Romer for Netflix’s wrenching Beasts of No Nation, about a warlord training a young African orphan to be a guerilla fighter. (Listen to Romer’s Indiewire podcast here.) […]

6th Hollywood Music in Media Awards Tout Diverse Talent

6th Hollywood Music in Media Awards Tout Diverse Talent

The 6th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards announced its nominees, with winners to be revealed at the Henry Fonda Theater on Nov. 11. The yearly event celebrates music in film, TV, videogames, commercials and trailers. Organizers tout it as prognosticator for winners in the music categories at the Golden Globe and Academy Awards competitions. From Amy […]

Sanchez, ‘Birdman,’ Big World Soundtrack Winners

Sanchez, ‘Birdman,’ Big World Soundtrack Winners

Like a Phoenix, composer Antonio Sanchez arose from the ashes of thwarted Oscar dreams to emerge a double-winner at the World Soundtrack Awards for his highly original drum score for the film Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Sanchez won Best Original Film Score of the Year and Discovery of the Year 2015 at the 15th […]

Hear the 2015 AMP Award Winners

Hear the 2015 AMP Award Winners

Leo Burnett and David Bowie made strong showings at the Association of Music Producers 2015 AMP Awards, for music composed and licensed for marketing and advertising purposes. Allstate’s “Safe in My Hands” commercial won Best In Show for Burnett on the strength of the eponymous original song, written and performed by Eli Lieb, for the insurance company’s […]

This Kid is Super Talented!

This Kid is Super Talented!

Jeremy Leidhecker, of Williamsport, PA, has earned CINE’s prestigious Marvin Hamlisch Award for emerging composers. Leidhecker bested a field of more than 500 entrants.  In all,  50 countries and 40 U.S. states were represented in the contest to set a winning score to Jill Hackett’s short film, Flip, a CINE Golden Eagle-winning short film. Hamlish winners and runners-up were identified by […]