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Variety is reporting that John Powell will be taking another sabbatical from film music following the completion of his score for this summer’s animated sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2. Instead, he will be writing a 45-minute oratorio to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of World War I. The piece, entitled Moltke will feature a […]

Four new movies are opening nationwide this week: Opening in most theaters is the sci-fi thriller Transcendence directed by Wally Pfister and starring Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Morgan Freeman. Mychael Danna (Life of Pi, Little Miss Sunshine, Moneyball) has composed the film’s original music. WaterTower Music has released a soundtrack […]

Hans Zimmer Composes Hymn for EDM Festival Tomorrowland

Posted: April 16, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Hans Zimmer has composed the first official hymn for the 10th anniversary of the electronic dance musicmfestival Tomorrowland, which is held every year in the Belgian town of Boom, outside of Brussels. The composer collaborated with Junkie XL (Divergent, 300: Rise of an Empire) and Lorne Balfe (Megamind) on the piece, which was recorded at […]

Sony Pictures Entertainment has published a video featurette on the music for the superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The video features footage from the score’s recording sessions and interviews with the film’s composer Hans Zimmer, as well as some of his collaborators including Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr and director Marc Webb. Check out the […]

Three new movies are opening wide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the animated sequel Rio 2 directed by Carlinhos Brown and featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg,, Jemaine Clement, Rodrigo Santoro, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Jamie Foxx, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars and Kristin Chenoweth. The film’s original’s music is […]

Zarathustra Music will release Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal‘s Othello Symphony based on the ballet he composed in 1998. Last year, the composer of such films as Frida, Interview with a Vampire, Heat, Public Enemies and Alien 3 adapted the music into a proper concert piece, which was recorded with the AUKSO Orchestra of Tychy Poland at Alvernia Studios in Krakow. The recording will be […]

This past Saturday, the first Platino Ibero-American Film Awards were held Saturday in Panama City. In the Best Original Score category, Emilio Kauderer  was honored for his music for the animated feature Foosball directed by Juan Jose Campanella, which was recently picked up by the Weinstein Company for a domestic release this summer under the title Underdogs. Composer Lucas Vidal (Fast […]

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) has announced today that Mychael Danna will be honored with the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at this year’s BMI Film & Television Awards. The composer who is recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music received his first Academy Awardin 2013 for his score for Ang Lee’s […]

Only one new movie is opening this weekend: Guaranteed to top the weekend box office is Captain America: The Winter Soldier directed by Anthony & Joe Russo and starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and Robert Redford. The film’s music is composed by Henry Jackman (X-Men: First Class, Wreck-It-Ralph. Hollywood Records has released […]

Two new movies opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the biblical epic Noah directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Logan Lerman. Clint Mansell who previously scored all of the director’s features including Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, […]