Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the comedy sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 directed by Andy Fickman and starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Neal McDonough and Shirley Knight. The film’s original music is composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams (Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Click, Blended, Veep). No soundtrack album has been announced. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 follows […]

As in previous years, the World Soundtrack Academy will give out the SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer to young international film music talent during this year’s World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) during the 42nd Film Fest Gent in Belgium. Three finalists will be invited for a three-day visit in Ghent where they will have their compositions performed […]

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) has announced today that Alexandre Desplat will be honored with the organization’s Icon Award for outstanding career achievement at this year’s BMI Film & Television Awards. The composer has received eight Academy Award nominations over the last decade for such films as The King’s Speech, The Queen, The Curious Case of […]

The only movie opening nationwide this weekend is the romantic drama The Longest Ride directed by George Tillman, Jr., based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks and starring Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin and Alan Alda. Milan Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the songs from the film by Seafret, Ryan Adams, Ben […]

James Horner Talks ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Posted: April 9, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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James Horner revealed in an interview with Andrew Freund at the Los Angeles premiere of the IMAX documentary Living in the Age of Airplanes this past Monday that he has “started to get ideas from the filmmakers” about his music for James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels, while it will be a while before he starts […]

Ray Charles (1918-2015)

Posted: April 7, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Composer/arranger Ray Charles passed away Monday at his home in Beverly Hills at age 96. He is best known as the leader of The Ray Charles Singers, who were regularly featured on Perry Como’s records and radio and television shows for 35 years. He is also known as a vocalist to the theme song for Three’s […]

The only movie opening nationwide this weekend is the action sequel Furious 7 directed by James Wan and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Kurt Russell. Interscope Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the songs from the film by Wiz Khalifa & […]

Alan Menken is writing original songs for the upcoming animated comedy Sausage Party. The film is directed by Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) and features the voices of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Edward Norton, James Franco, Nick Kroll, Bill Hader, Danny […]

It was announced today that James Newton Howard 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 16, 2015  The Max Steiner Award honors extraordinary achievements within the genre of film music by the musical capital […]