Television

Ludwig Scores NFL Touchdown

Ludwig Scores NFL Touchdown

Pop funk just got a jazzy update courtesy of Spencer Ludwig, the very original 26-year-old trumpeter and singer chosen to provide the soundtrack for “NFL Honors,”a TV special airing Saturday, February 4, the night before Super Bowl 51. Ludwig was signed by Warner Bros. Records in 2015, and had been releasing a steady stream of singles, preparatory to his […]

‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Tunes Up for Season 3

‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Tunes Up for Season 3

The Amazon series “Mozart in the Jungle” launched season 3 with some ensemble music and a speech by star Gael García Bernal at Los Angeles’ The Grove outdoor shopping mall on Dec. 1. The show, which scored Bernal Best Actor Golden Globe as well as nabbing Best Television Series Music or Comedy trophy this year, is a backstage look […]

Nashville Tunes-Up for Season Five

Nashville Tunes-Up for Season Five

W.G. “Snuffy” Walden is back as composer of record on “Nashville,” which is stacking the playlist for a triumphant season five return in January. (Yes! We argue that it’s more impressive to have loved, lost and regained than to have simply coasted along on cushy broadcast renewals — scrappiness being the very essence of Nashville). Snuffy Walden was series […]

Alan Cumming ‘Sings Sappy’

Alan Cumming ‘Sings Sappy’

Alan Cumming’s well-received cabaret act, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, which premiered at Café Carlyle in June 2015 and by February was onstage at Carnegie Hall, makes its PBS debut Nov. 18 as part of the sixth annual PBS Arts Fall Festival. The hour-long show will be available for on-demand viewing on pbs.org through Dec. 16. Cumming, who […]

Jay Z Carter Lands at Weinstein

Jay Z Carter Lands at Weinstein

Following his triumphs in the hip hop space, the artist known as Jay Z has entered into a development deal under his real name, Shawn Carter, with the Weinstein Company, potentially signaling a new direction in his career and interests. The two-year overall development deal will be to produce for film and television, with both […]

68th Annual Emmy Goldrush

68th Annual Emmy Goldrush

First time proved a charm for Emmy debutante Diane Warren, who took home the gold statuette for Original Music for the haunting “‘Til It Happens To You,” performed by Lady Gaga for the CNN college rape special “The Hunting Ground.” Warren, a prolific songwriter, has received eight Academy Award nominations but has yet to carry off a […]

Scott Brothers Saddle Up with Country Tunes

Scott Brothers Saddle Up with Country Tunes

HGTV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott, better known as the Property Brothers, make their recording debut with a pair of country tunes to air on “Property Brothers at Home on the Ranch,” which premieres at 9 p.m. on Nov. 25. The new 10-part series sees the Scott twins, Jonathan and Drew, joined by brother JD in renovating a Rocky Mountains […]

Quanto Questo? Mai Abbastanza!

Quanto Questo? Mai Abbastanza!

How much Questlove? Never enough! Which is fortunate, because the man who put the bizzy in show biz  is juggling an abundance of projects. The drummer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon house band The Roots teamed with Icona Pop to update of the 1986 Nu Shooz hit “I Can’t Wait” for Target’s “This […]