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Soundtracks Led by ‘Moana’ Shine at Mid-Year Mark

Soundtracks Led by ‘Moana’ Shine at Mid-Year Mark

Music from film and stage has performed exceptionally well for the first half of 2017, with Moana, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Hamilton among the top performers, according to tracking from BuzzAngle and Nielsen Music. Both charts reveal music from Disney’s Moana Official Soundtrack  to be the most popular album in total consumption, which includes […]

Fans Ride Synthwave Back to the ’80s

Fans Ride Synthwave Back to the ’80s

Currently in production after a successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign, Spanish filmmaker Iván Castell’s Rise of the Synths is a documentary about the cult movement that’s grown around ’80s era synthesizer music. The project gets the second of  two EP releases from Lakeshore Records’s Bandcamp. Rise of the Synths EP 2 features tracks from Gunship, Power Glove, Com Truise, Robert Parker, Waveshaper and […]

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 […]

‘Guardians’ Mix 2 Proves ‘Awesome’

‘Guardians’ Mix 2 Proves ‘Awesome’

Five weeks on the charts and counting, Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 soundtrack is proving almost as appealing to fans as the original, which went platinum in 2014. To date, it has sold 216,215 copies, according to SoundScan. Based on the success of the Guardians sequel, which opened in theaters May 5, Guardians of the […]

‘Moana’ Soundtrack Back on Top

‘Moana’ Soundtrack Back on Top

Walt Disney Records’ Moana has regained the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Soundtrack chart for the week of April 29, bumping that company’s Beauty and the Beast to No. 2, after a six week stint at the top. Moana also climbed a notch on the Billboard 200 chart, back up to No. 6, where it’s been toggling (between No. 7) […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Tops Soundtrack Charts for Third Week

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Tops Soundtrack Charts for Third Week

Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action Beauty and the Beast dominates both the box office and soundtrack charts for the third consecutive week, holding steady at No. 1 on both. The film crossed the $300 million mark after just 10 days in theaters, while the soundtrack debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart the week […]

‘Mozart’ Soundtrack has Operatic Flair

‘Mozart’ Soundtrack has Operatic Flair

The Mozart in the Jungle Season 3 Soundtrack will be released digitally and on CD by Sony Classical on Dec. 9.  The album features original performances by soprano Ana María Martínez and beloved classical artists including Joshua Bell, Plácido Domingo, and Yo-Yo Ma. Mozart in the Jungle is a half-hour comedic drama based on the critically acclaimed memoir Mozart […]

Legend: Music by Carter Burwell

The story of London’s notorious Kray Brothers gangster duo is brought to vivid life in Brian Helgeland’s Legend, with a score by Carter Burwell and a soundtrack that in addition to original Burwell compositions will feature two discs worth of 1960s classics. Brit singer Duffy portrays Chicagao-born chanteuse Timi Yuro in the film, and recorded […]

‘Sopranos’ Hits Vinyl

‘Sopranos’ Hits Vinyl

The soundtrack for HBO’s “Sopranos” makes its vinyl debut October 20 as a double LP. Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Cream and of course the famous theme song, “Woke Up This Morning,” by A3, are included in the collection, which was released to CD in 1999. The pressing is being offered through  Shop Radio Cast, which […]

‘Love & Mercy’ Soundtrack Debuts

‘Love & Mercy’ Soundtrack Debuts

Capital Records today drops a global digital release of “Music From Love & Mercy,” a collection of 13-tracks from the summer feature film about “the life, love and genius of Brian Wilson”  that will be released to CD September 18. Songs include “One Kind of Love,” which Beach Boys co-founder Wilson wrote specifically for the film, as […]