Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend is Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid directed by Rob Marshall and starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs and Awkwafina. The film’s original score is composed by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Enchanted) and the movie’s songs are written […]

Bill Lee (1928-2023)

Posted: May 24, 2023 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Bill Lee has passed away today at age 94 at his home in Brooklyn. The composer and jazz musician was known for scoring his son Spike Lee’s early films, including Do the Right Thing, She’s Gotta Have It, School Daze and Mo’ Better Blues. He also composed the music for the director’s 1983 short Joe’s […]

Dua Lipa has recorded an original song for Greta Gerwig’s fantasy comedy Barbie. The track, entitled Dance the Night, will be released as a digital single this coming Friday, May 26. Dua Lipa announced the song title on social media. No songwriter/producer credits have been revealed yet, but we have learned a couple of weeks […]

Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend is the action sequel Fast X directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Momoa, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Charlize Theron, Brie Larson and Helen Mirren. The film’s original score is composed by Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Crazy […]

Honorary Academy Award winner Diane Warren is providing the title song for the upcoming animated feature Ozi – Voice of the Forest. The film is directed by Tim Harper and features the voice talent of Amandla Stenberg, Laura Dern, Donald Sutherland, RuPaul Charles, Dean-Charles Chapman, Djimon Hounsou and Urzila Carlson. The movie revolves around an […]

Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend is the comedy Book Club: The Next Chapter directed by Bill Holderman and starring Mary Steenburgen, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Andy Garcia and Craig T. Nelson. The film’s original score is composed by Tom Howe (Ted Lasso, Daisy Jones and the Six, Shrinking, Early Man). 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. Christopher Lennertz was named BMI Icon in recognition of his significant musical contributions, exceptional body of work and unmatched efforts in supporting the next generation of composers. The composer whose scoring credits include films […]

Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend is Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 written and directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Will Poulter and Bradley Cooper.. The film’s original score is composed by John Murphy (28 Days Later…, The Suicide Squad, Sunshine, […]

Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend is the film adaptation of Judy Blume’s classic novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig and starring Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates. The film’s original music is composed by Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Dune, Gladiator, The Dark […]

Producer Nina Jacobson has revealed during a recent interview at this year’s CinemaCon that Dave Cobb has co-written and produced new songs for Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The Grammy Award-winning music producer and songwriter who is best known for his work with country music artists such as Chris […]