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Ray Colcord (1949 – 2016)

Posted: February 7, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Ray Colcord has passed away at age 66 in Los Angeles, CA. The composer has been scoring numerous movies and TV shows over the last three decades. He received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 1991 for his main titles theme for NBC’s Singer & Sons. Colcord also composed the music for all seasons of […]

Composer Michael Giacchino was honored with an Annie Award in the Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production category for the music from Pixar’s hit movie Inside Out. The composer accepted his award in person at the awards ceremony at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The other contenders in the category were Carter Burwell for Anomalisa, Kevin Riepl for Batman […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the horror comedy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies directed by Burr Steers and starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Bella Heathcote, Matt Smith, Charles Dance and Lena Headey. The film’s original music is composed by Fernando Velazquez (The Orphanage, The Impossible, Crimson Peak, Hercules). Varese Sarabande […]

Adam Young has released his first full score, which is inspired by the epic voyage of Apollo 11 to the moon. The singer/songwriter who is best known for his electronica project Owl City is planning to pick a historical event in history and produce a score for it each month. His first release, Apollo 11 based on the 1969 moon landing, is now […]

Four new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the animated feature Kung Fu Panda 3 directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson & Alessandro Carloni and featuring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson, David Cross and J.K. Simmons. […]

Academy Awards producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the first slate of presenters and performers for the 88th Oscars telecast. The list includes Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and The Weeknd who are expected to perform their Oscar-nominated songs at the ceremony. Lady Gaga is nominated alongside Diane Warren for the song Til it Happens to You from the documentary […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the comedy Dirty Grandpa directed by Dan Mazer and starring Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Jason Mantzoukas, Danny Glover, Adam Pally and Dermot Mulroney. The film’s original score is composed by Michael Andrews (Neighbors, Bridesmaids, Freaks […]

Last night, the 6th Guild of Music Supervisors Awards were handed out at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Jojo Villanueva received the honor in the Best Music Supervision in Motion Picture – Motion Picture Over 25M for his work on F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton. Randall Poster received the award in the Motion Picture Under 25M category for […]

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers today announced that Shawn LeMone has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Membership. He will continue to report directly to ASCAP EVP Membership, John Titta. LeMone has been heading ASCAP’s Film & TV department for more than six years, and attracted and developed such composers as Academy Award nominee […]

Ennio Morricone was honored with the Critics’ Choice Movie Award in the Best Score category for his music for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight at tonight’s 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The other composers nominated in the Best Score category were Carter Burwell for Sicario, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto for The Revenant, Johann Johannsson for […]