Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

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 […]

Opening nationwide this week is the fantasy adventure The Huntsman: Winter’s War directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost, Sam Claflin, Rob Brydon and Jessica Chastain. The film’s original music is composed by James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games, King Kong, Maleficent, The Sixth Sense). Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack album featuring […]

Prince (1958 – 2016)

Posted: April 21, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Singer/songwriter/composer Prince has passed away at age 57 at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Among his film music credits was the 1984 musical Purple Rain, for which he composed the score, which received the Academy Award in the Best Original Song Score category, as well as a Grammy Award. He also contributed several songs to the film, including the […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is Disney’s new film adaptation of The Jungle Book directed by Jon Favreau and starring Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyongo’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Neel Sethi and Christopher Walken. The film’s original music is composed by John Debney (The Passion […]

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) announced today that James Newton Howard will be honored with the organization’s Icon Award for outstanding career achievement at this year’s BMI Film & Television Awards. The composer whose best known scoring credits include The Sixth Sense, The Hunger Games series, King Kong, Signs, Maleficent and The Dark Knight has received eight Academy Award nominations throughout his career for works […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide: Opening in most theaters is the comedy The Boss directed by Ben Falcone and starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage and Kathy Bates. The film’s original music is composed by Christopher Lennertz (Ride Along, Horrible Bosses, Agent Carter, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2). No soundtrack album has […]

Pharrell Williams announced today that he will be writing original songs for the upcoming drama Hidden Figures. The film is directed by Ted Melfi (St. Vincent) and stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge and Kevin Costner. The movie follows a trio of brilliant African-American women working at […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the faith-based drama God’s Not Dead 2 directed by Harold Cronk and starring Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White, Ernie Hudson, Hayley Orrantia, Robin Givens, Fred Dalton Thompson, Maria Canals-Barrera and Sadie Robertson. The film’s original music is composed by Will Musser who previously […]