Television

An ‘Epic’ Journey

An ‘Epic’ Journey

In the 1920s, a nascent radio revolution changed popular culture by offering a new way to disseminate music. In search of new styles and markets, record company executives began reaching out beyond city confines in search of new styles and markets. Traveling the mountains, prairies, rural villages and urban ghettos, this intrepid band of early A&R men discovered a wealth […]

Emmy News: Music Nominees React

Emmy News: Music Nominees React

From the Mississippi Delta to monarchical Victorian England, this year’s crop of Emmy music nominees are a diverse group who share one thing in common: outstanding work that has been recognized in the eyes of their peers. MaxTheTrax reached out to nominees across a broad range of music functions, from composers to lyricists, music supervisors […]

Music Shows Hit Tech Marks

Music Shows Hit Tech Marks

NBC’s The Voice, Hairspray Live! and Hulu’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week are among the music shows packing a big Emmy presence outside the composing categories. The singing competition show was the big standout with nine nominations as it heads into its thirteenth season, while the John Waters tuner about racial tolerance in the ’60s styled seven, including technical direction for […]

Show Goes On for Grande and ‘One Love Manchester’

Show Goes On for Grande and ‘One Love Manchester’

Ariana Grande’s star-studded One Love Manchester benefit concert will be seen in more the 50 countries, including the U.S. on ABC, according to the BBC, which will pool coverage of the event taking place today at at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams and Niall Horan are among those taking the stage with Grande. After a Saturday terror attack […]

Recording Academy ‘Legends’ to PBS

Recording Academy ‘Legends’ to PBS

Nina Simone, Sly Stone, The Velvet Underground and Charley Pride are among those being honored as the Recording Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients, who this year for the first time will get a televised tribute concert, Grammy Salute To Music Legends, airing on PBS as part of its Great Performances series. The concert will […]

Billboard Awards Wins Week

Billboard Awards Wins Week

The Billboard Music Awards won the night for ABC on May 21, topping the broadcast ratings, with a 2.6 rating  among adults 18-49 and 9.6 million viewers overall. That was actually good enough to place the Dick Clark Productions effort in first place for the week, but it was the show’s lowest score in five years. But some of the critics […]

‘Genius’ Illuminates Einstein’s Musical Mind

‘Genius’ Illuminates Einstein’s Musical Mind

Albert Einstein’s passion for music is today a little-known side of the brilliant theoretical physicist, but thanks to the new series Genius, starring Geoffrey Rush, the importance of music in the life of this seminal 20th century figure is getting new emphasis. Promos for the scripted anthology series, which premiered April 25 on the National […]

The Noteworthy Reign of PBS’s ‘Victoria’

The Noteworthy Reign of PBS’s ‘Victoria’

Queen Victoria is on a campaign — for Emmys! Music is foremost among the deserving categories for this UK production from Mammoth Screen for ITV  and PBS Masterpiece. The original compositions by Martin Phipps and Ruth Barrett every bit hold their own with classics from the likes of Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin that highlight each episode. In January Dubois […]

Jay Z Explores ‘Race’ for Nat Geo

Jay Z Explores ‘Race’ for Nat Geo

Race (W.T.) is the first series from Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter’s production venture with the Weinstein Company. The six-episode series promises “a stark and provocative look into systemic injustices in America.”It will air globally on the National Geographic Channel in 171 countries and 45 languages, and in January 2 018 National Geographic Magazine will devote an entire […]

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