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Sony Classical will release Danny Elfman‘s music for the ballet Rabbit & Rogue. The composer of such films as Spider-Man, Batman, Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Men in Black composed the score for the American Ballet Theatre. The ballet premiered in June 2008 at […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the animated feature The Angry Birds Movie directed by Fergal Reilly & Clay Kaytis and starring Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Kate McKinnon and Keegan-Michael Key. The film’s original music is composed by Heitor Pereira (Despicable […]

‘Finding Dory’ to Feature Song by Sia

Posted: May 20, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Singer/songwriter Sia has recorded an end titles song for Pixar’s upcoming animated feature Finding Dory. The track, entitled Unforgettable, is a cover of the song written in 1951 by Irving Gordon and most famously performed by Nat King Cole. The track will be featured on the soundtrack album, which also includes Thomas Newman’s original score […]

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) has published a number of video clips from the organization’s 2016 BMI Film/TV Awards gala, which was held this past Wednesday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Check out the acceptance speech of this year’s recipient of the BMI Icon Award, James Newton Howard (The Sixth Sense, The Fugitive, The Hunger Games, King Kong, Maleficent, Signs, Pretty Woman), as […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the dramatic thriller Money Monster directed by Jodie Foster and starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito and Caitriona Balfe. The film’s original score is composed by Dominic Lewis (The Man in the High Castle, Free Birds) and produced by Henry Jackman. Sony […]

The only movie opening nationwide this weekend is Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War directed by Anthony & Joe Russo and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Rudd. The film’s original music is composed by Henry Jackman (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: First Class, Wreck-It-Ralph, Big […]

Ryuichi Sakamoto has been chosen as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s World Soundtrack Awards at the Film Fest Gent, following the festival’s spotlight on Japanese cinema. A selection of his work will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé. Sakamoto’s best known film scoring credits include The […]

Varese Sarabande has announced a Blu-ray release of the Hollywood in Vienna 2013 Film Music Gala, which featured late composer James Horner as an honored guest and recipient of the Max Steiner Award. David Newman conducted the ORF Vienna Radio-Symphony Orchestra at the Vienna Konzerthaus. The Blu-ray features the concert gala, including performances of several […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the ensemble romantic comedy Mother’s Day directed by Garry Marshall and starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts and Jason Sudeikis. The film’s original music is composed by John Debney (The Passion of the Christ, The Jungle Book, Elf, Iron Man 2) who previously scored Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve and The Princess […]

It was announced today that Alexandre Desplat is the recipient of this year’s Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award, which will be presented at the annual Hollywood in Vienna Concert Gala at Vienna Concert Hall on October 14, 2016. The Max Steiner Award honors extraordinary achievements within the genre of film music by the musical […]