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Saadiq, Zimmer, Top Hollywood Music in Media Noms

Saadiq, Zimmer, Top Hollywood Music in Media Noms

Hans Zimmer and Raphael Saadiq topped the list of nominees for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, with three each. There were six double-noms: Lorne Balfe, Nicholas Britell, Mychael Danna, Laura Karpman, Diane Warren and Rupert Gregson-Williams, who had two. The HMMA’s honor music in film, TV, videogames, commercials and trailers in a total of 19 categories, […]

Composer Philip White Scares Up Box Office Treat with ‘Boo 2!’

Composer Philip White Scares Up Box Office Treat with ‘Boo 2!’

Composer Philip White makes his debut at the top of the box office with Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, which collected $21.65 million in its debut frame. The Madrid native, who is classically trained in orchestral composition and Flamenco guitar, has had two of his works performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, including […]

Baby Bear Helps Scare Up No. 1 Hit for McCreary

Baby Bear Helps Scare Up No. 1 Hit for McCreary

It’s a happy weekend for Bear McCreary who scored the No. 1 film, Universal’s chiller Happy Death Day. The millennial murder mystery outperformed expectations, slicing off an impressive $26.5 million in its box office debut.  As a veteran of seven seasons of AMC’s The Walking Dead, McCreary is no stranger to horror. Then again, he’s no stranger […]

Round One of Grammy Voting Begins Today

Round One of Grammy Voting Begins Today

The awards process for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards begins today with 22,030 entries received by the Recording Academy consideration, with nominations to be announced Nov. 28. The total marks an increase from last year’s 21,719 submissions. Entries were due Aug. 23 and have since undergone a vetting process to verify eligibility in preparation for […]

Zimmer, Wallfisch, Sinatra: Music for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Zimmer, Wallfisch, Sinatra: Music for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch, Frank Sinatra and Elvis, are among the musical highlights in store on the Epic Records original soundtrack to Blade Runner 2049. The film also has an original song, “Almost Human” by contemporary Christian chanteuse Lauren Daigle, that is included among the album tracks. A digital soundtrack download becomes available Thursday, Oct. 5,  with […]

Ken Burns’ Secret ‘Vietnam War’ Weapon: Composer David Cieri

Ken Burns’ Secret ‘Vietnam War’ Weapon: Composer David Cieri

He hasn’t won an Oscar (yet!), so David Cieri seems to be getting less attention for The Vietnam War than co-composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, but make no mistake: the virtuoso abilities of this multi-instrumentalist contributed significantly to Ken Burns’ 18-hour epic. The 10-part documentary, co-directed by Burns and Lynn Novick, premieres Sunday on PBS. In […]

Song-Filled Hurricane Specials a Tsunami of Relief

Song-Filled Hurricane Specials a Tsunami of Relief

In the wake of the Hand in Hand hurricane relief telethon raising $44 million, Live Nation has scheduled Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, to benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund. Airing on 11 TEGNA-group stations across the state, Can’t Mess with Texas will feature performances by Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, […]

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