International

Coker Launches ‘ARK’ in London

Coker Launches ‘ARK’ in London

The open-world dinosaur survival-adventure game ARK: Survival Evolved comes to market sporting a epic orchestral score by Gareth Coker (Minecraft, Ori and the Blind Forest). The soundtrack will be released by game specialty label Sumthing Else Music Works in conjunction with Studio Wildcard on Aug. 29 via digital and streaming outlets worldwide. “Gareth’s mind-blowing sense of melody and uncanny expertise […]

World Soundtrack Awards in Tune with Emmys

World Soundtrack Awards in Tune with Emmys

The first first wave of the 2017 World Soundtrack Award Nominees includes four of this year’s Emmy nominated composers in the Best TV Composer of the Year category. Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of Stranger Things, Westworld’s Ramin Djawadi, The Crown’s Rupert Gregson-Williams and Feud’s Mac Quayle made the list. Better Call Saul’s Dave Porter also received a […]

Latin Grammy ScholarshipsTop $2.5 Million

Latin Grammy ScholarshipsTop $2.5 Million

Forty-four Latin students will receive $870,000 in educational funding this year from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation, which has awarded more than $2.5 million since its formation in 2015. Launched in 2015 by the Miami-based Latin Recording Academy,  The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation is committed to helping talented musicians worldwide overcome economic obstacles to achieving their career ambitions, awarding more […]

Biebs Banned from China

Biebs Banned from China

Did they do it on ‘Purpose’? The government of China has ratcheted up Justin Bieber’s teen appeal by banning him from the country for “bad behavior,” onstage and off. The 23-year-old Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based bad boy is now officially someone you can’t bring home to mama (if you live in China). When it comes to heightening outlaw cred, […]

‘Purple Rain’ Raises See Level in Rotterdam

‘Purple Rain’ Raises See Level in Rotterdam

An orchestral version of Prince’s “Purple Rain” at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam has created a tsunami effect for Cory Henry, who brought it to the stage with conductor Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orchestra. A video of the performance has received 93,496 views in a week for the Brooklyn-based artist, making it a smash by classical-jazz standards, and formidable […]

Dominican Bassist Plucks Grammy Scholarship

Dominican Bassist Plucks Grammy Scholarship

Ernesto Núñez, a 22-year-old electric bass player from the Dominican Republic, has been awarded the Miguel Bosé Scholarship by the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation. The award, which has a maximum value of $200,000 over four years, was presented today at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where Núñez plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in contemporary writing […]

African Music Institute to Open

African Music Institute to Open

Berklee College of Music will in September welcome the first class of students to the African Music Institute in Gabon. The new educational facility will instruct in pan-African music studies, will feature a state-of-the-art recording studio for student projects and collaborations with visiting artists, study and rehearsal spaces, an auditorium and concert hall, a museum documenting […]

African Drums and the Legal Beat

African Drums and the Legal Beat

Native drums have long been associated with Africa’s cultural roots, integral to the daily life and rituals of many communities. Its influence has spread worldwide, providing the launchpad for a multitude of music styles, among them jazz and rock and roll, all of which is widely recognized. Less known is the disruptive effect of colonial drumming […]