Archive for the ‘Film Music Events’ Category

John Williams was honored with the Saturn Award last night at the 42nd annual Saturn Awards in Burbank, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The composer won the prize in the Best Music category for his score for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The other nominated composers were Ennio Morricone (The […]

Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and director Justin Lin have announced that the San Diego Symphony Orchestra will perform the original score for the upcoming sci-fi adventure Star Trek Beyond at the film’s world premiere at Comic-Con International on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego. The film’s music is composed […]

Last night, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) held its annual Film & TV Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. James Newton Howard was honored with the organization’s Icon Award, which is bestowed on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. The composer whose credits include such hit films […]

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Steven Spielberg will present John Williams with the organization’s 44th Life Achievement Award on June 9, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. As previously reported, this marks the first time in AFI history that the honor will be bestowed upon a composer. It was also announced that the televised special, AFI […]

Academy Award nominee John Debney wil join California State University, Northridge students and alumni in a special performance at the University featuring the world premiere of the Jungle Book Suite, as well as other selections from his work, including The Passion of the Christ and Iron Man 2. The concert will take place on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30pm at CSUN Valley Performing Arts Center […]

The first round of the program and composers for the 16th World Soundtrack Awards has been announced today. This year’s edition will shine the spotlight on television scores. The Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir will perform the scores to numerous TV series in the presence of their composers. Among the titles to be […]

It was announced today that Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Star Trek, The Incredibles, Jurassic World, Inside Out, Ratatouille) will conduct the Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra, comprised of 44 musicians, in an evening of music and story from the ABC hit TV series, Lost. The event will take place on Friday, September 23, 2016 […]

Video Highlights from the 88th Academy Awards

Posted: February 29, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Events
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The 88th Academy Awards ceremony was held last night. Among the music-related highlights was Ennio Morricone receiving his first competitive Oscar for his music for The Hateful Eight and Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes who won the award for the song Writing’s on the Wall from Spectre. Check out the acceptance speeches by the winners, as well as a backstage press room interview with Smith & Napes after […]

Yesterday afternoon, the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) hosted its annual reception honoring the Oscar-nominated composers and songwriters in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song category, which was held for the second time in a row at Cafe La Boheme in West Hollywood. SCL president Ashley Irwin introduced the nominees who briefly […]

Ennio Morricone Honored at Walk of Fame Ceremony

Posted: February 26, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Events
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Earlier today, Ennio Morricone received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 87-year old composer was joined by director Quentin Tarantino, producer Harvey Weinstein and Los Angeles Italia Film Fashion and Art Fest founder Pascal Vicedomini. Check out a video of the full ceremony, which features speeches by Tarantino and Weinstein before the composer […]