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Disney’s New ‘Coco’ Trailer Uses Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’

Disney’s New ‘Coco’ Trailer Uses Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’

A cover version of The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” is the backing track to the new trailers for Walt Disney/Pixar release Coco, coming to U.S. screens Nov. 22 with a score by Michael Giacchino. The film, which is themed around Mexican Dia de Muertos folklore, premieres at the Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico on Oct. 20 […]

Wallfisch Box Office ‘IT’-Boy with Stephen King Thriller

Wallfisch Box Office ‘IT’-Boy with Stephen King Thriller

Benjamin Wallfisch is the composer riding the top of the box office chart for the weekend of Sept. 8 with his score for Stephen King’s IT chilling audiences to the tune of $117.15 million for North America, according to comScore. The composer also scored the No. 4 film, Annabelle: Creation, putting him in the elite category […]

Junkie XL Gets ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot

Junkie XL Gets ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot

Tom Holkenborg, the Dutch composer and DJ better known as Junkie XL, has got the score for Paramount’s feature reboot on the Laura Croft Tomb Raider franchise. The film, which stars Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Jason Bourne) is set for a March 2018 release. It is directed by U.S. newcomer Roar Uthaug of Norway, whose only stateside release of […]

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 […]

In Space Can Anybody Hear You Sing?

In Space Can Anybody Hear You Sing?

The tune-driven Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 mega-hit has spawned a new generation of ’70s music lovers. “One of the first things I always hear from fans is how much they loved the music,” says franchise star Chris Pratt, who as hero Peter Quill (aka Star Lord) takes a narrative journey propelled by a Walkman. “People just loved […]

ASCAP Taps Next Gen Composers

ASCAP Taps Next Gen Composers

The Newman Scoring Stage at Fox has seen plenty of history in the making, and on July 31 it will see the future in the making as 12 young composers participating in the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop have the chance to record their original score to picture with a 64-piece orchestra. Now in  its 29th year, the […]

An Elmer Bernstein Celebration

An Elmer Bernstein Celebration

The composer behind films as diverse as The Magnificent Seven and Animal House will be feted on the 95th anniversary of his birth with landmark concerts, in London and Dublin. “Elmer Bernstein: 50 Years of Film Music” will be narrated and conducted by his son Peter Bernstein and narrated and hosted by film director John Landis. The retrospective will celebrate works spanning […]

Clive Davis Doc Goes to Apple Music

Clive Davis Doc Goes to Apple Music

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives is being distributed exclusively through Apple Music, Davis announced on the eve of the film’s April 20 premiere at the 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, where it provided a glitzy opening night at Radio City Music Hall. The documentary, directed by Chris Perkel, was financed by IM Global and produced by Scott Free […]

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