american-godsPremiering tonight is the Starz original series American Gods created by Bryan Fuller & Michael Green based on Neil Gaiman’s novel and starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover and Orlando Jones. The show’s original music is composed by Brian Reitzell (Hannibal, Friday Night Lights, 30 Days of Night). Milan Records has released the song In the Pines by Reitzell and Mark Lanegan earlier this week. Check out our previous article for more information about the track and the show.

la-92Also premiering tonight is the National Geographic documentary LA 92 directed by Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin about the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans (EnemyThe GiftMartha Marcy May MarleneThe DiscoveryThe OAThe One I Love) have composed the film’s original music. Visit our scoring assignment announcement and Nat Geo’s official website to learn more about the film, which is now also playing in select theaters. Read the rest of this entry »

jimmy-lavalleJimmy LaValle (aka The Album Leaf) has been hired to score the upcoming CW drama Valor. The show is created by writer/musician Kyle Jarrow and stars Christina Ochoa, Matt Barr, Charlie Barnett, W. Tré Davis, Nigel Thatch, Corbin Reid and Melissa Roxburgh. The series follows two chopper pilots who, after a botched mission in Somalia leaves a pair of American servicemen in enemy hands, train for a rescue operation, and only they share a very large secret from the initial operation. Jarrow is also executive producing the CBS Television production with Bill Haber (Rizzoli & Isles). Michael Robin (Nip/Tuck, The Closer, Longmire) is directing the pilot episode. Read the rest of this entry »

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

the-circleOpening in most theaters is the thriller The Circle written and directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan and Ellar Coltrane. The film’s original music is composed by Danny Elfman (Spider-ManBatmanAlice in Wonderland). Sony Masterworks has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as a cover version of Shaker’s Simple Gifts recorded for the movie by Jónsi. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details.

latin-loverAlso opening wide is the comedy How to Be a Latin Lover directed by Ken Marino and starring Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch, Michael Cera, Rob Riggle, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins and Rob Huebel. Craig Wedren (Role ModelsSchool of RockWet Hot American Summer) has composed the film’s original score. Nacional Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the songs from the movie, including the songs from the movie by Jungle Fire, The Vanguards, Gaby Moreno, Iris Cepeda, Solomon Burke & more. Check out our previous article for the full album details.  Read the rest of this entry »

american-godsMilan Records has released the song In the Pines from the new Starz original series American Gods. The track is written and performed by the show’s composer Brian Reitzell (HannibalFriday Night Lights30 Days of Night) and singer/songwriter Mark Lanegan. Listen to the full song after the jump and visit Amazon to download the digital single. American Gods is created by Bryan Fuller & Michael Green based on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed fantasy novel and and stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover and Orlando Jones. The drama follows a recently released ex-convict named Shadow who meets a mysterious man who calls himself “Wednesday” and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow’s life and past. Read the rest of this entry »

snowfallJeff Russo is composing the original score for the upcoming FX original series Snowfall. The show is created by John Singleton (Boyz n the HoodShaftFour Brothers) & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron (Justified) and stars Damson Idris, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Carter Hudson and Emily Rios. The drama is set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in the early 80s in Los Angeles and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Singleton, Andron and Amadio are also executive producing the project with Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing, Manhattan), Michael London (SidewaysThe IllusionistThe Visitor) and Trevor Engelson (Remember Me).  Read the rest of this entry »

tomboyLakeshore Records has released the original song Tomboy from Walter Hill’s crime thriller The Assignment. The track, which is featured in the film’s end titles, is written by the movie’s co-composer Raney Shockne (The To Do List, Queen of the South, Anger Management) and Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Melissa Reese. The song is now available to download as a digital single on Amazon. The Assignment starring Michelle Rodriguez, Tony Shalhoub, Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia and Caitlin Gerard follows an assassin, who is double crossed by gangsters and finds himself in the hands of a rogue surgeon who turns him into a woman. Read the rest of this entry »

Soundtrack Details for ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’

Posted: April 27, 2017 by filmmusicreporter in TV Music Albums
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dirty-dancingVirgin Records will release the official soundtrack album for the ABC original movie event Dirty Dancing. The album features the songs from the film performed by the cast, which includes Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal, Billy Dee Williams, Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson. Also included is a new version of Be My Baby by Bea Miller, which will be available to download tomorrow, as well as new tracks by Greyson Chance, American Authors, Lady Antebellum, Seal, Karmin & more. The full soundtrack will be released on May 19, 2017 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Dirty Dancing is directed by Wayne Blair and features the story from the 1987 romantic drama classic told from a fresh perspective. Read the rest of this entry »

dear-white-peopleColumbia Records will release a soundtrack album for the Netflix original series Dear White People. The album features selections from the show’s original score composed by Kris Bowers (Elaine Stritch: Shoot MeLittle Boxes), as well as songs from the series by artists including Tkay Maidza feat. Killer Mike, Future, Innanet James,  The Softones, Shamir, Thelma Houston, Anna Wise & more. The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, April 28 and will be available to download on AmazonDear White People is created by Justin Simien based on his 2014 feature and stars Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori and Marque Richardson. The show follows a group of students of color who navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college.  Read the rest of this entry »

voice-from-the-stoneA soundtrack album will be released for the supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone. The album features the film’s original music composed by Michael Wandmacher (My Bloody Valentine 3DUnderworld: Blood WarsPiranha 3DDrive AngryThe Goldbergs). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow and is now available for pre-order on Amazon, where you can also check out audio samples. Wandmacher also co-wrote the original song Speak to Me with Evanescence’s Amy Lee for the movie. Click here to download the digital single. Voice from the Stone is directed by Eric D. Howell and stars Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino, Remo Girone, Lisa Gastoni and Edward Dring. The movie is set in 1950s Tuscany and centers on a solemn nurse who is drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother. Read the rest of this entry »

handmaids-taleLakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the Hulu original series The Handmaid’s Tale. The album features the film’s original music composed by Adam Taylor (Before I FallMeadowland). The soundtrack will be released digitally on May 5, 2017 and physically a few weeks later. Visit Amazon to pre-order the CD. The Handmaid’s Tale is created by Bruce Miller based on the classic novel by Margaret Atwood and stars Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, Alexis Bledel, Max Minghella, Yvonne Strahovski, O.T. Fagbenle, Madeline Brewer and Ann Dowd. The drama tells the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, an authoritarian theocracy that has supplanted the United States, where women are nothing more than wives, servants, or breeders, referred to as “handmaids.” Read the rest of this entry »