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Soundtrack_Cologne CEO Michael P. Aust announced today that Cliff Martinez will receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award on August 27, 2016 during the award ceremony of this year’s Soundtrack_Cologne conference. Martinez who is known for his work on film and as the former drummer of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers has composed the music […]

It was announced at Comic-Con today that Michael Giacchino composed a fanfare for the new logo of Marvel Studios, which will be playing in front of all future Marvel feature releases. The music was recorded a couple of weeks ago at Abbey Road Studios in London. Check out the fanfare after the jump. Giacchino is currently scoring his […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the sci-fi adventure sequel Star Trek Beyond directed by Justin Lin and starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella. The film’s original music is composed by Michael […]

It was announced at Comic-Con today that Sia will write two original songs for the upcoming animated feature My Little Pony: The Movie. She has also joined the voices cast, which also includes Uzo Aduba, Emily Blunt, Kristen Chenoweth, Taye Diggs, Michael Pena, Liev Schrieber, Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain and Ashleigh Ball. Jayson Thiessen is directing the film, which is […]

Stephen Schwartz revealed today at the Comic-Con panel CW3PR’s 8th Annual Behind-the-Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection that the upcoming film adaptation of the stage musical Wicked will feature new original songs. Currently, there are plans for four new songs to be in the movie in addition to tunes from the stage version. Stephen Daldry (The Hours, The Reader, Billy Elliott, Extremely Loud and […]

Composer Laura Karpman has been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2016–17 Board of Governors. She joins Charles Bernstein and Michael Giacchino who are the other two governors of the branch. It will mark her first term serving on the music branch board. Karpman’s scoring credits include the 2009 feature The […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the Ghostbusters reboot directed by Paul Feig and starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth. The film’s original score is composed by Theodore Shapiro (Tropic Thunder, Spy, The Devil Wears Prada) who also makes a cameo appearance in the movie. Sony Classical has released […]

2016 Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: July 14, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards were announced this morning. Here are the music-related categories: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score): Bates Motel – Forever – Music by Chris Bacon Chef’s Table – Grant Achatz– Music by Duncan Thum Limitless – Pilot – Music by Paul Leonard-Morgan Minority Report – Pilot – Music by Sean Callery Mr. Robot – eps.1.0_hellofriend. […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the animated feature The Secret Life of Pets  directed by Chris Renaud & Yarrow Cheney and starring Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. The film’s original music is composed […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the action adventure The Legend of Tarzan directed by David Yates and starring Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent and Christoph Waltz. The film’s original music is composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams (Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Hotel Rwanda, Click). WaterTower Music has released […]