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Calderon, Clausen High Notes of RMALA Night Sept. 24

Calderon, Clausen High Notes of RMALA Night Sept. 24

Erstwhile Simpsons composer Alf Clausen and California State Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon are the guests of honor at the 24th Annual RMALA Night fundraiser for the Recording Musicians Association Los Angeles Chapter. The event takes place Sunday, Sept. 24, at the splendiferous Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades. “Alf is a legend, and has been […]

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, […]

He’s No. 1: ‘Hitman’ Composer Örvarsson Taps Blues

He’s No. 1: ‘Hitman’ Composer Örvarsson Taps Blues

Icelandic film composer Atli Örvarsson and Australian director Patrick Hughes are an unlikely team to tackle U.S. roots music, but they pull it off, with a blues-themed score for The Hitman’s Bodyguard that combines gospel choirs, a Hammond organ and a wailing electric guitar. “It’s an exploration of jazz and blues and those genres in the context […]

Big Score: Fincher Plucks Obscure Jason Hill as ‘Mindhunter’ Composer

Big Score: Fincher Plucks Obscure Jason Hill as ‘Mindhunter’ Composer

Unknown yesterday, Jason Hill has landed in the Hollywood music mix with a bang, landing composer duties on David Fincher’s new Netflix series Mindhunter, premiering Oct. 13. Multi-instrumentalist Hill has spent the past 15 years kicking around the rock scene, performing with members of The Killers and The New York Dolls in various configurations, led his […]

‘Fair Play’ Gains Momentum on Hill

‘Fair Play’ Gains Momentum on Hill

The addition of 15 bi-partisan co-sponsors to the “Fair Play Fair Pay Act,” H.R. 1836, has managed to create a sense of momentum for the music rights bill, which some feared would be lost amidst the storm of Russian intrigue and eco-unrest on Capitol Hill. Recording Academy Chief Industry, Government & Member Relations Officer Daryl Friedman said […]

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