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John Williams has premiered his theme from Lucasfilm’s Disney+ limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi at today’s first day of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. The composer himself appeared at the event to conduct his theme, as well the Imperial March and the Indiana Jones theme. Check out several videos of the performance shared on social […]

Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend is the British comedy drama Downton Abbey: A New Era directed by Simon Curtis and starring Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Penelope Wilton, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Joanne Froggatt, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Dominic West. The film’s original music is composed by John Lunn […]

Vangelis (1943 – 2022)

Posted: May 19, 2022 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Vangelis (born as Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou) has passed away at age 79 in France. The Greek composer has scored numerous films, including Hugh Hudson’s 1981 drama Chariots of Fire, for which he won the Academy Award and also received a Grammy Award nomination, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, for which he was BAFTA- and Golden Globe-nominated […]

Marius de Vries (Coda, Strange Magic, Kick-Ass, Navalny, Sucker Punch) will serve as the executive music producer of the upcoming period drama Mary’s Monster. He will also be executive producing the film directed by Farren Blackburn (Shut In, Hammer of the Gods) and starring Clara Rugaard as Frankenstein author Mary Shelley and Kit Harington as the titular […]

Apple TV+ announced today that Fitz (aka Michael Fitzpatrick) of the indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums is contributing original songs to the upcoming Apple TV+ animated family series Eva the Owlet. The show is based on the New York Times bestselling Scholastic book series Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliott and follows a creative, […]

Opening in theaters nationwide today is the supernatural horror movie Firestarter directed by Keith Thomas and starring Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Zac Efron, Sydney Lemmon, Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley, Michael Greyeyes and Gloria Reuben. The film’s original music is composed by John Carpenter (Assault on Precint 13, Christine, The Fog), Cody Carpenter & Daniel Davies (Halloween, Halloween Kills). Back Lot Music has […]

Last night, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) held its annual Film, TV & Visual Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Brian Tyler was named BMI Icon in recognition of his exceptional body of work and phenomenal success as a composer, orchestral conductor and music producer. Tyler whose scoring credits include Avengers: Age of […]

Italian tenor and singer/songwriter Matteo Bocelli (and son of opera star Andrea Bocelli) has recorded an original song for the sci-fi romance Three Thousand Years of Longing. The track written by the film’s composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) (Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Deadpool, Alita: Battle Angel), director George Miller & co-writer Augusta Gore is expected […]

Deadline is reporting that singer/songwriter Katy Perry will write and perform original songs for the upcoming animated musical Melody. The film created and directed by Zeremy Zag (Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening) is set against the backdrop of New York City and follows a kind-hearted, insecure singer (voiced by Perry herself) who has seven musical […]

Opening in theaters nationwide this week is Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness directed by Sam Raimi and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stühlbarg, Benedict Wong and Rachel McAdams. The film’s original music composed by Danny Elfman (Spider-Man, Batman, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, […]