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Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins have received the Emmy Award for the original song Letter to the Free from Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary 13th in the Music & Lyrics category at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Common & Glasper accepted their first Emmy Award in person at the ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. The song was previously nominated for the Critics Choice Awards earlier this year. In […]

‘Show Us Your Musical Genius’ Winners Announced

Posted: September 9, 2017 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe have announced the winners in the Show Us Your Musical Genius competition. The challenge, presented by NatGeo, Fox 21, Milan Records and hosted by indi.com, had contestants submit their rendition of Zimmer and Balfe’s Emmy-nominated main title theme for the NatGeo TV series Genius. Zimmer & Balfe’s prize winner is entitled Pipe Dream created […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Guaranteed to top the weekend box office is the horror thriller It directed by Andrés Muschietti and starring Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton and Bill Skarsgård. The film’s original music is composed by Benjamin Wallfisch (Annabelle: Creation, Hidden Figures, Blade Runner 2049, A Cure for Wellness). WaterTower Music […]

An earlier version of this article stated that Varese Sarabande is releasing the soundtrack based on this Amazon listing. La-La Land Records will release a soundtrack album for the spy action comedy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The album features the film’s original score composed by Henry Jackman (Captain America: The Winter Soldier & Civil […]

Two movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the 40th anniversary re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon and Francois Truffaut. The film’s original music is composed by John Williams (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the animated feature Leap! directed by Éric Summer & Éric Warin and starring Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Maddie Ziegler, Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon & Carly Rae Jepsen. The film’s original score is composed by Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Time Machine, […]

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of nominees for the 2017 World Soundtrack Awards in the categories Film Composer of the Year, Best TV Composer and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & concert on Wednesday, October 18 at the Ghent […]

Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe are hosting a competition for the music community entitled, “Show us your Musical Genius!” Participants will submit their rendition or interpretation of the composers’ Emmy Award-nominated theme from the NatGeo original series Genius executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer & Ken Biller and starring Geoffrey Rush & Johnny Flynn and blue ribbon […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the action comedy directed by Patrick Hughes and starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung and Joaquim De Almeida. The film’s original score is composed by Atli Orvarsson (Vantage Point, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters). Milan Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the horror movie Annabelle: Creation directed by David Sandberg and starring Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Anne Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto. The film’s original music is composed by Benjamin Wallfisch (Hidden Figures, Lights Out, It, A Cure for […]