Posts Tagged ‘Prince’

The Academy Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced three programs to take place in August that will highlight the art of film music. On Wednesday, August 17, Academy governor Michael Giacchino (Up, Star Trek, Inside Out) and animation director David Silverman will host the West Coast restoration premiere of the 1930 classic King of Jazz at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in […]

Prince (1958 – 2016)

Posted: April 21, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Singer/songwriter/composer Prince has passed away at age 57 at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Among his film music credits was the 1984 musical Purple Rain, for which he composed the score, which received the Academy Award in the Best Original Song Score category, as well as a Grammy Award. He also contributed several songs to the film, including the […]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures to join the organization. Among the invited artists this year are a number of film composers including Ramin Djawadi whose credits include Iron Man, Clash of the Titans, Safe House […]