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59th Grammy Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: December 6, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards have been announced. Here are the nominations in the film music-related categories: Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Bridge of Spies (Thomas Newman) – Hollywood Records The Hateful Eight (Ennio Morricone) – Decca The Revenant (Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto) – Milan Records Star Wars: The Force Awakens (John Williams) – Walt Disney Records Stranger Things […]

Foy Vance has recorded the original song Moonshine for Ben Affleck’s crime drama Live by Night. The singer/songwriter also performs the track, which is available to listen here. WaterTower Music will release the film’s original soundtrack album in a couple of weeks, which also features the movie’s original score composed by Harry Gregson-Williams (The Martian, Kingdom of Heaven, The Chronicles of Narnia, Shrek). Live by […]

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have written an original song for the upcoming drama The Shack. The song, entitled Keep Your Eyes on Me, is also performed by the country music stars and is featured in the film’s first trailer, which premiered today and is embedded after the jump. The track will also be included on the official soundtrack album, alongside […]

22nd Critics’ Choice Nominations Announced

Posted: December 1, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominations for the 22nd Critics’ Choice Movie Awards this morning. The film music-related categories are listed below. For a full list of nominations, click here. The awards will be given out on December 11, 2016 at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony, which will broadcast […]

Lionsgate announced today that Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as a creative producer and musical mastermind on the feature film and television series adaptations of Pat Rothfuss’ best-selling franchise book trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle. He is expected to compose the original music and write the songs for both projects. The studio is simultaneously developing and producing […]

Sony Pictures announced today that Imagine Dragons have contributed an original song for the sci-fi drama Passengers. The track, entitled Levitate, will be released as a digital single, this Friday, December 2 by Interscope Records. Listen to a clip from the song after the jump and visit Amazon to pre-order the track. A soundtrack album for […]

Nominations for 44th Annie Awards Announced

Posted: November 28, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominations for the 44th Annual Annie Awards this morning. Here are the music-related nominees: Music in an Animated Feature Production Kristopher Carter, Lolita Ritmanis & Michael McCuistion – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders – 
Warner Bros. Animation Joby Talbot – Sing 
 – Illumination Entertainment Hans Zimmer, Richard Harvey & […]

Four new movies are opening nationwide this week: Opening in most theaters is the animated feature Moana directed by Ron Clements & John Musker and featuring the voices of Auli’i Cravelho and Dwayne Johnson. The film’s original score is composed by Mark Mancina (Twister, Speed, Tarzan, Brother Bear, Planes). The composer also co-wrote the movie’s original songs with Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) and Opetaia Foa’i. Walt Disney Records […]

Iggy Pop has recorded an original song for Stephen Gaghan’s drama Gold. The track, entitled Gold, is co-written by the singer/songwriter, the film’s composer Daniel Pemberton (who also uses elements from the song in his score), Gaghan and Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse). The track plays over the movie’s end credits. Gold starring Matthew McConaughey, Bryce […]

Opening in most theaters is the fantasy adventure Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them directed by David Yates and starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Jon Voight, Dan Fogler, Carmen Ejogo and Alison Sudol. The film’s original music is composed by James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games, The Sixth Sense, King Kong, Maleficent). WaterTower Music has […]