Ascent Film has released a soundtrack album for the Italian/Irish thriller Shadows. The album features the film’s original music composed by Michele Braga (Dogman, They Call Me Jeeg, Blessed Madness, Nevia). The soundtrack is now available to stream/download on Amazon, where you can also check out audio samples. Shadows is directed by Carlo Lavagna and stars Mia Threapleton, Lola Petticrew and Saskia Reeves. The movie is set in a post-apocalyptic world and follows a mother and her two daughters who must avoid contact with daylight and its shadows in order to survive. Read the rest of this entry »

63rd Grammy Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: November 24, 2020 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards have been announced. Here are the nominations in the film music-related categories:

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Ad Astra – Max Richter
Becoming – Kamasi Wahsington
Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir
1917 – Thomas Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams

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Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Sinéad O’Connor has recorded an original song for the drama Wild Mountain Thyme. The track, entitled I’ll Be Singing, is written by the film’s composer Amelia Warner and director John Patrick Shanley and will be featured in the movie starring Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Jon Hamm, Dearbhla Molloy and Christopher Walken. The movie is based on Shanley’s Broadway play Outside Mullingar and revolves around two obstinate star-crossed lovers whose families are caught up in a feud over a hotly contested patch of land that separates their two farms. Read the rest of this entry »

WaterTower Music has released a new soundtrack EP for the Cartoon Network animated special Adventure Time: Distant Lands. The 6-track EP features all the original songs from the second episode of the show, entitled Obsidian, performed by cast members including Michaela Dietz, Audrey Bennett, Charlotte Nicdao, Aleks Sennwald, Pete Toms, Olivia Olson & others. Visit Amazon or any other major digital music service to stream/download the soundtrack. The label has previously released a mixtape for the first episode, BMO, this past summer. Adventure Time: Distant Lands  – Obsidian follows Marceline and Princess Bubblegum as they must face down demons from their past in order to defeat a reawakened enemy in the Glass Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Outback’ Soundtrack to Be Released

Posted: November 23, 2020 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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Justin Bell (Extracurricular Activities, Affairs of State, Miles) will release a soundtrack album for the Australian survival thriller Outback. The album features the composer’s original score from the movie, as well as the original song Towards the Rising Sun by the composer & Me Again feat. Laura Clare. The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, November 24, 2020. Visit Amazon to pre-order the album. Outback is co-written and directed by Mike Green and stars Lauren Lofberg, Taylor Wiese and Brendan Donoghue. The movie tells story of a young couple who make a wrong turn in the Australian wilderness and quickly find themselves fighting for survival. Read the rest of this entry »

James Newton Howard (The Hunger GamesKing Kong, The Sixth Sense, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemSignsMaleficent) has recently been scoring the upcoming animated feature Raya and the Last Dragon. The film is directed by Don Hall (Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh) & Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting) and stars Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina. The movie tells the story of a fearless warrior as she seeks a water dragon who can transform into a human being to save the realm from evil forces. Adele Lim (Crazy Rich Asians) and Qui Nguyen wrote the screenplay. Read the rest of this entry »

Sub Pop Records has announced two new soundtrack EPs for the Fox animated comedy Bob’s Burgers. Both EPSs feature a selection of holiday-themed songs from the show performed by cast members including H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy. Click here to stream/download the Thanksgiving EP, which was released this past Friday. The Christmas EP will be coming out this Friday, November 27. Check back on this page for the purchase link. The label has previously released a full soundtrack album featuring songs from all seasons back in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Buladó’ Soundtrack Released

Posted: November 23, 2020 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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CTV Records, Kepler Music and The Beatfreak Studio have released a soundtrack album for the Dutch drama Buladó. The album features the film’s original music composed by Christiaan Verbeek (Helium, Boy Meets Gun). The soundtrack is now available to stream/download here, where you can also check out audio clips. Buladó is co-written and directed by Éche Janga and stars Tiara Richards, Everon Jackson Hooi and Felix de Rooy. The movie, which has been selected as the Netherlands’ entry for International Feature Film category at next year’s Academy Awards, is set in the countryside of Curaçao and tells the story of a headstrong 11-year-old girl who is determined to find her own path into adulthood and is torn between her agnostic father and her spiritual grandfather. Read the rest of this entry »

Premiering today is the Netflix original film Christmas on the Square directed by Debbie Allen and starring Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Treat Williams, Jeanine Mason, Josh Segarra, Mary Lane Haskell and Jenifer Lewis. The film’s original music is composed by Dolly Parton (who wrote 14 original songs for the project) and conducted by Larry Blank. The holiday musical, which follows a small town “Scrooge” as she’s visited by a rhinestone-bedazzled angel who guides her on a musical journey of redemption, is now available to stream exclusively on Netflix.

Premiering tomorrow, November 23, is the FX and BBC limited series Black Narcissus developed by Amanda Coe based on the novel of the same title by Rumer Godden and starring Gemma Arterton, Alessandro Nivola, Diana Rigg, Aisling Franciosi, Jim Broadbent, Rosie Cavaliero, Patsy Ferran, Karen Bryson, Nila Aalia, Kulvinder Ghir, Chaneil Kular, Gina McKee, Soumil Malla, Dipika Kunwar,and Gianni Gonsalves. The show’s original music is composed by Anne Dudley (The Full Monty, American History X, The Crying Game, Poldark, The Hustle). Check out our previous article to learn more about the drama, which will air on Monday on FX and will also be available the following day on FX on Hulu. Read the rest of this entry »

Brookhaven has released a soundtrack album for the HBO docu-series Murder on Middle Beach. The album features the show’s original music composed by James Lavino (Wiener-Dog, Burning Blue, Murder in the Bayou, Never Here). The soundtrack is now available to stream/download on Amazon and other digital music services. Murder on Middle Beach is directed by Madison Hamburg and examines the filmmaker’s complicated journey to solve an unspeakable crime and absolve the people he loves while seeking out answers within his own fractured family and community. The 4-parter revolves around the case of Madison’s mother, Barbara Hamburg, who was brutally murdered in 2010 near her home in the upper-middle class enclave of Madison, Connecticut. Read the rest of this entry »