Posts Tagged ‘Common’

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 […]

Warner Bros. Records will release the original song Stand Up for Something from the upcoming drama Marshall. The track is written by Diane Warren and Common and is performed by Andra Day feat. Common. The song will be released as a digital single tomorrow and will be available download on Amazon. Warren has previously written numerous songs for movies and received Academy […]

Common (aka Lonnie Lynn) is performing the original end credits song The Cross for the Netflix original movie Burning Sands. The track is performed by Common & singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas, written by Common, Karriem Riggins, Robert Glasper and Samora Pinderhuges. Riggins and Glasper are also producing the song. Burning Sands is directed by Gerard McMurray and stars Trevor Jackson, Alfre Woodard, […]

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and ABC have published some of the music-related highlights of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony online. Check out the acceptance speeches of Alexandre Desplat who won the Oscar for his music for The Grand Budapest Hotel and John Legend & Common who won the award for the song Glory from Selma after the jump. Also embedded is the backstage […]

Yesterday afternoon, the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) hosted its annual reception honoring the Academy Award-nominated composers and songwriters in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song category at the Cafe La Boheme in West Hollywood. Following a speech by Academy Music Branch Governor Charles Bernstein, SCL president Ashley Irwin introduced the nominees […]

Academy Awards show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that musical artists Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song Glory at the 87th Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, on Sunday, February 22. The song written by John Stephens (a.k.a. John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (a.k.a. Common) for Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated […]