Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

The only movie opening nationwide this weekend is Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell. The film’s original score is composed by Tyler Bates (300, Watchmen). Hollywood Records has released two soundtrack albums, […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the thriller The Circle written and directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan and Ellar Coltrane. The film’s original music is composed by Danny Elfman (Spider-Man, Batman, Alice in Wonderland). Sony Masterworks has released a soundtrack album featuring […]

WaterTower Music has released two full tracks from the soundtrack album for Guy Ritchie’s action adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The film’s music is composed by Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Counselor, Gold). Listen to the tracks Growing Up Londinium and The Devil and The Huntsman (which features vocals by Sam Lee) after the jump. Both are now also available […]

Cristobal Tapia de Veer (Utopia, The Girl With All the Gifts) won his first BAFTA TV Craft Award today for his music for the Channel 4 & Hulu mini-series National Treasure. The composer accepted his award in person at the ceremony in London. Check out his acceptance speech after the jump. Tapia de Veer’s score for the show was released […]

Five new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the thriller Unforgettable directed by Denise Di Novi and starring Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson, Geoff Stults, Cheryl Ladd, Whitney Cummings and Isabella Rice. The film’s original music is composed by Toby Chu (Covert Affairs, Burn Notice, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, State of Affairs, Beyond). No soundtrack album has been announced. To learn […]

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi has contributed a new song for James Ponsoldt’s thriller The Circle. The track is a new recording of the classic song Simple Gifts by Shaker. Listen to the song after the jump (via Pitchfork). STX Recordings and Sony Masterworks will release a soundtrack album featuring the track, as well as Danny Elfman‘s original score from the movie on […]

In addition to the nationwide expansion of Gifted, the only nationwide release this week is the action sequel The Fate of the Furious directed by F. Gary Gray and starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. Atlantic Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the songs from the movie. Click […]

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) announced today that composer Alan Silvestri will be honored with the companys Icon Award at the 2017 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards. The annual ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 10, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills and will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the animated feature Smurfs: The Lost Village directed by Kelly Asbury and starring  Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi and Mandy Patinkin. The film’s original music is composed by Christopher Lennertz (Sausage Party, Horrible Bosses). Madison Gate Records has released a soundtrack album […]

Academy Announces New Awards Rules

Posted: April 7, 2017 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The Academy of Motion Pictures announced a couple of new rules and campaign regulations for next year’s 90th Academy Awards, which were approved at their most recent Board meeting on Tuesday, March 28, including one in the music categories. The new rules state that, “in the Music (Original Score) category, in the case of a score that […]