Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

Three new movies are opening nationwide: Opening in most theaters is the action adventure Power Rangers directed by Dean Israelite and starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks. The film’s original music is composed by Brian Tyler (Fast & Furious, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Now You See Me). Varese Sarabande has […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is Disney’s live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, Audra McDonald and Emma Thompson. The film’s original music is composed […]

The only movie opening nationwide this weekend is the action adventure Kong: Skull Island directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly. The film’s original music is composed by Henry Jackman (Captain America: The Winter Soldier & Civil War, X-Men: First Class, Big Hero 6). WaterTower Music has released a soundtrack […]

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced today that composer Stephen Schwartz will be honored with the Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. The gala will also celebrate ASCAP’s top film, television and videogame composers of 2016. Over the course of his career, Schwartz has composed […]

Four new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Guaranteed to top the weekend box office is the comic book movie Logan directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant and Dafne Keen. The film’s original music is composed by Marco Beltrami (The Wolverine, 3:10 to Yuma, Scream, World War Z, Hellboy, The Hurt Locker). Lakeshore Records […]

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony was held last night. Among the music-related highlights was Justin Hurwitz receiving his first two Oscars for his music for La La Land and lyricists Benj Pasek & Justin Paul receiving the award for the song City of Stars from Damien Chazelle’s musical. Check out the backstage press room interview with the composer/songwriters after the jump. The acceptance speeches will be added […]

Justin Hurwitz has received the Academy Award for his score for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. The other nominated composers in the Best Original Score category were Mica Levi (Jackie), Dustin O’Halloran & Hauschka (Lion), Nicholas Britell (Moonlight) and Thomas Newman (Passengers). Hurwitz also received a second Oscar for the original song City of Stars from the movie musical and shared the honor […]

It was announced today that Danny Elfman (Spider-Man, Batman, Nightmare Before Christmas, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Alice in Wonderland) 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 September 29, 2017. The composer will be accepting the award in person and […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the thriller Get Out written and directed by Jordan Peele and starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones and Catherine Keener. The film’s original music is composed by Michael Abels. Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack album featuring […]

Emmy Awards Add Music Supervision Category

Posted: February 24, 2017 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The Television Academy announced a number of changes to the Emmy Awards structure today, including a new category for Outstanding Music Supervision. The category will be introduced at this year’s 69th Emmy Awards. The other music-related categories at the Emmys are Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or […]