inside-outComposer Michael Giacchino was honored with an Annie Award in the Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production category for the music from Pixar’s hit movie Inside Out. The composer accepted his award in person at the awards ceremony at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The other contenders in the category were Carter Burwell for Anomalisa, Kevin Riepl for Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem, Ruben Feffer, Gustavo Kurlat, GEM Grupo Experimental de Música & Emicida for Boy and the World and Mychael & Jeff Danna for Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. Giacchino has previously won three Annie Awards for Pixar’s The Incredibles, Ratatouille, as well as the Disney TV special Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. NiceRead the rest of this entry »

they-will-have-to-kill-us-firstKnitting Factory will release a soundtrack album for the They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music In Exile. The album features the film’s original score by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, as well as the other music from the movie. The soundtrack will be reeled on March 4, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on AmazonThey Will Have to Kill Us First is directed by Johanna Schwartz and centers on Malian music group Songhoy Blues and musicians Khaira Arby, Fadimata “Disco” Walet Oumar and Moussa Siditakes who were forced into hiding or exile in the aftermath of Islamic jihadists taking control of northern Mali in 2012.  Read the rest of this entry »

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

pride-and-prejudice-and-zombiesOpening in most theaters is the horror comedy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies directed by Burr Steers and starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Bella Heathcote, Matt Smith, Charles Dance and Lena Headey. The film’s original music is composed by Fernando Velazquez (The OrphanageThe ImpossibleCrimson PeakHercules). Varese Sarabande has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and to learn more about the Screen Gems release.

hail-caesarAlso opening wide is the comedy Hail, Caesar! written and directed by Joel & Ethan Coen and starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Alden Ehrenreich and Channing Tatum. Carter Burwell who regularly works the directors has composed the film’s original score. Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music, as well as the musical performances featured in the movie, including No Dames written by Henry Krieger & Willie Reale and performed by Tatum. Check out our previous news article for the full album details. Read the rest of this entry »

undercoverVince Pope is currently scoring the upcoming BBC mini-series Undercover. The 6-parter is created by Peter Moffat (SilkCriminal Justice) and stars Sophie Okonedo, Adrian Lester and Dennis Haysbert. The political thriller follows a woman who is about to become the first black woman to hold the highest ranking public prosecutor role in England. Hilary Salmon (Silent WitnessLondon Spy) is executive producing the project and James Hawes (The Challenger Disaster, Enid) is directing the show. Pope has previously composed the music for Moffat’s Channel 4 series No Offence. Read the rest of this entry »

touched-with-fireLakeshore Records has announced a soundtrack album for the indie drama Touched with Fire. The album features the film’s original score composed and produced by Paul Dalio who also directed the movie. The soundtrack will be released digitally on and physically on. Visit Amazon to pre-order the CD. Touched with Fire is written and directed by Dalio and stars Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Griffin Dunne, Christine Lahti and Bruce Altman. The movie executive produced by Spike Lee centers on two bipolar poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. The drama premiered at last year’s SXSW Film Festival under the title Mania Days and will be released in select theaters on February 12 by Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions. Read the rest of this entry »

the-jungle-bookWalt Disney Records will release the official soundtrack album for Disney’s live action adaptation of The Jungle Book. The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award nominee John Debney (The Passion of the ChristElfIron Man 2The Emperor’s New Groove). The soundtrack album will be released on April 15, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check back on this page for the full album details. The Jungle Book is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyongo’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Neel Sethi and Christopher Walken. Read the rest of this entry »

‘The Letters’ Soundtrack Released

Posted: February 5, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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the-lettersSony Classical has released a soundtrack album for the faith-based drama The Letters. The album features the film’s original music composed by Ciarán Hope. The soundtrack is now available digitally on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio clips. The Letters is written and directed by William Riead and stars Juliet Stevenson, Max von Sydow, Rutger Hauer, Priya Darshini, Kranti Redkar and Aapo Pukk. The movie is told through personal letters Mother Teresa wrote over the last forty years of her life.  Read the rest of this entry »

la-noviaA soundtrack EP has been released for the Spanish drama The Bride (La Novia). The EP features the film’s original music composed by Shigeru Umebayashi (House of Flying Daggers, The Grandmaster, In the Mood for Love, Hannibal Rising). The soundtrack is now available to download on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio samples. The Bride is written and directed by Paul Ortiz and stars Inma Cuesta, Alex García, Asier Etxeandía, Leticia Dolera, Luisa Gavasa, Carlos Álvarez-Novoa, Consuelo Trujillo and Manuela Vellés.  The movie is based on the play Bodas de sangre by Federico García Lorca and tells the story of a love triangle between two men and a woman. Read the rest of this entry »

dance-campIsland Records will release the official soundtrack album for YouTube’s and Awesomeness Films’ first original movie Dance Camp. The album features the songs from the music drama by artists including Sam Tsui, Jordyn Jones, ESCQ, Electric Valentine, Max, Christina Grimmie & more. The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, February 5. Dance Camp is directed by British female duo Bert & Bertie and stars Meg DeAngelis, Jake Paul, Nadji Jeter, Josh Leyva, Jordyn Jones, Jacob Wysoki, Niki Demartino and Gabi Demartino. The movie produced by Jon M. Chu (Step Up series, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Now You See Me 2) follows a group of teens who discover the power of dance. Read the rest of this entry »

nathan-whiteheadNathan Whitehead has signed on to score the upcoming horror thriller Stephanie. The film is directed by Akiva Goldsman (Winter’s Tale, screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend & The Da Vinci Code) and stars Frank Grillo, Anna Torv, Shree Crooks and Kenneth Choi. The movie follows an orphaned young girl with unworldly powers who is taken in by a man and woman who claim to be her parents. Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski have written the screenplay. Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Visit) is producing the project for his Blumhouse Productions company, alongside Matt Kaplan (The Lazarus Effect) for Chapter One, as well as Ellen Goldsmith-Vein (The Maze Runner) and Adrienne Biddle. Read the rest of this entry »