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Alan Menken revealed today at Disney’s D23 Expo that he is writing new songs for the upcoming film adaptation of the animated Disney classic Aladdin. He will be collaborating with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land) who will be providing the lyrics for the songs. Howard Ashman and Tim Rice wrote the lyrics for Menken’s songs from […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the sci-fi action adventure War for the Planet of the Apes directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval and Terry Notary. The film’s original music is composed by Michael Giacchino (Up,  Jurassic World, Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, […]

2017 Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: July 13, 2017 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The nominations for the 69th Emmy Awards were announced this morning. Here are the music-related categories: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score): The Crown – Hyde Park Corner – Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams House of Cards – Chapter 63 – Music by Jeff Beal Planet Earth II – Islands – Music by Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe […]

Singer/songwriter Caitlyn Smith, actress Mary Steenburgen and songwriter Kate York (Nashville) have written an original song for the upcoming British comedy drama Country Music. The film is directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders, War & Peace, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) and stars Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo, Julie Walters, James Harkness and […]

The only movie opening nationwide this weekend is Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. The film’s original music is composed by Michael Giacchino (Up, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jurassic World, Doctor Strange). Sony Masterworks has released a […]

Kristen Bell has recorded an original song for the documentary Chasing Coral. The track, entitled Tell Me How Long, is written by the film’s co-composer Dan Romer (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Beasts of No Nation, Digging for Fire, Gleason) and Teddy Geiger. The film is directed by Jeff Orlowski and follows a team of divers, photographers and scientists who set out on an ocean adventure […]

The Roots have recorded the original song It Ain’t Fair for Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming dramatic thriller Detroit. The hip hop group collaborated with singer/songwriter Bilal on the track, which will be featured in the movie and on the official soundtrack album, which will be released by Motown Records later this month. Check back on this […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this week: Opening in most theaters is the animated sequel Despicable Me 3 directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda & Eric Guillon and featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate and Julie Andrews. The film’s original score is composed by Heitor Pereira (The Angry Birds Movie, The […]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 774 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures to join the organization. Among the invited artists this year a number of film composers, including this year’s winner in the Best Original Score and Song category, Justin Hurwitz (La La Land), Craig Armstrong (Moulin Rouge!, The Great […]

The only movie opening nationwide this weekend is the sci-fi action sequel Transformers: The Last Knight directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner, Peter Cullen and Anthony Hopkins. The film’s original music is composed by Steve Jablonsky (The Island, Deepwater Horizon, Ender’s Game, Desperate Housewives) who scored all previous four movies in the […]