Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

Robbie Robertson (1943-2023)

Posted: August 9, 2023 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Robbie Robertson has passed away today at age 80. The songwriter, composer and guitarist who was best known as a member of the rock group The Band and his solo records has worked on numerous films directed by Martin Scorsese over the last couple of decades. He has scored the director’s 1986 feature The Color […]

Already playing in theaters nationwide since this past Wednesday is the animated feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem directed by Jeff Rowe and starring Micah Abbey, Hannibal Buress, Shamon Brown Jr, Nicolas Cantu, Rose Byrne, John Cena, Natasia Demetriou, Ice Cube, Jackie Chan, Giancarlo Esposito and Ayo Edebiri. The film’s original music is composed […]

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the nominees for the 2023 World Soundtrack Awards in the categories of Film Composer of the Year, Television Composer of the Year and Best Original Song. The winners will be announced at the 23rd World Soundtrack Awards ceremony, which will take place on October 21, 2023 at the Capitole […]

Carl Davis (1936-2023)

Posted: August 3, 2023 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Carl Davis has passed away at age 86. The composer has scored numerous films and TV shows over a six decade-spanning career. Among his best known scoring credits are Karel Reisz’s 1981 feature The French Lieutenant’s Woman (for which he received BAFTA’s Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music), BBC’s 1995 Pride and Prejudice mini-series starring Colin […]

Jim Parker (1934-2023)

Posted: July 31, 2023 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Jim Parker has passed away at age 88. The British composer was known for scoring over a hundred episodes of ITV’s Midsomer Murders (aka Inspector Barnaby), the first seasons of ITV’s Foyle’s War, BBC’s Born and Bred and BBC’s original 1990 House of Cards series (for which he received a BAFTA TV Award nomination) and […]

Paramount+ announced today (as part of the Star Trek Comic-Con presentation) that Kay Hanley and Tom Polce (of the rock band Letters to Cleo) have written ten original songs for an upcoming musical episode of the streamer’s original series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The episode, entitled Subspace Rhapsody, will premiere as part of the […]

Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend is the fantasy comedy Barbie co-written and directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Rhea Perlman, Alexandra Shipp, Ariana Greenblatt and Michael Cera. The film’s original score is composed by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt. Atlantic Records has […]

Opening in theaters nationwide this week is the spy/action movie Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One co-written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby and Henry Czerny. The film’s original score is composed by Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Black Widow, […]

2023 Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: July 12, 2023 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

The nominations for the 75th Emmy Awards were announced this morning. The awards will be given out at the 75th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which is currently scheduled to take place on September 9 & 10 in Los Angeles, but is expected to be delayed. Here are the music-related categories: Outstanding Music Composition for […]

Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend is supernatural horror sequel Insidious: The Red Door directed by Patrick Wilson and starring Ty Simpkins, Wilson himself, Rose Byrne, Andrew Astor, Sinclair Daniel and Hiam Abbass. The film’s original music is composed by Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring, Annabelle, The Curse of La Llorona, Malignant). Madison Gate Records has released a […]