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‘Spectre’ – Music by Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman scores his second James Bond film, Spectre, in theaters November 6 from Columbia Pictures. It follows his 2012 work on Skyfall, also directed by Sam Mendes (with whom this is Newman’s sixth feature collaboration). Newman also contributed music to the 2013 short film James Bond 007 Vs. The Joker (on which he’s credited […]

‘Scream Queens’ – Music by Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle continues his winning streak at Fox with the fall debut “Scream Queens,” about a sorority pledge gone fatally wrong. Quayle, who had created music for more than 40 films and TV shows, was recently heard on the hit FX’s series “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” and he’s been renewed for the new season, “American Horror […]

‘Grandfathered’ – Music by Mark Mothersbaugh and Scott Healy

Mark Mothersbaugh and Scott Healy are the musical duo styling sounds for “Grandfathered,” the fall Fox TV series starring John Stamos as sexy pappy. Having scored dozens of feature films through his Mutato Muzika, Mothersbaugh is best known in the TV realm for his game-changing work on the ’90s series “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.” He dipped into […]

‘The Muppets’ – Music by Ed Mitchell

Composer Ed Mitchell is the maestro behind ABC’s new adult-themed series “The Muppets,” berthing Tuesday nights this fall. ABC Studios and Muppets Studios produces while The Big Bang Theory power duo Bill Prady/Bob Kushell are co-writers and executive producers.  Mitchell has composed for numerous Muppets projects, including “Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular” in 2013 and “Disney […]

‘Quantico’ – Music by Joel J. Richard

Joel J. Richard creates the music for “Quantico,” premiering this fall on ABC, Sundays at 10 p.m. The drama centers on the lives of FBI recruits training at the eponymous facility in Virginia. Richard got his start as a music editor, leveraging a knack for matching to picture, working with prominent composers who encouraged him to give […]

‘Bridge of Spies’ Music by Thomas Newman

The Steven Spielberg-directed film, starring Tom Hanks and Alan Alda with music composed by Thomas Newman, will be released on October 16. In terms of Spielberg’s dramatic directorial efforts, it is the first collaboration with a composer other than John Williams since 1985’s The Color Purple. It marks Spielberg’s first collaboration with Newman, whose work […]

Suffragette – Music by Alexander Desplat

Suffragette, in which breakout director Sarah Gavron shepherds an all-star cast (Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter) in the story of foot soldiers of the early feminist movement. Alexander Desplat provides the score in this Focus Features release, due in theaters October 23.

‘Kasbah’ Soundtrack a ’70s Blast

Director Barry Levinson’s upcoming Bill Murray starrer, Rock the Kasbah, may borrow it’s title from a 1982 song by The Clash, but judging by the trailer it’s channeling the sounds of the ’70s, with David Bowie’s 1974 hit “Rebel, Rebel” backing the trailer, and mention of Murray himself performing Deep Purple’s “Smoke On the Water” in […]