British composer John Barry -- who is being honored with the Ghent Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement award and whose music will be performed live at the fest Oct. 23 -- reinvented the action movie…
"Lord of the Rings" fans can't get enough. First there were the movies, then the expanded movies on DVD, then the expanded soundtracks, and now an entire book on Howard Shore's Oscar-winning scores…
During the past few months, she's received a lifetime achievement award from BMI and Prince Charles has presented her with the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace.
Back when they were playing for Prince, Wendy & Lisa had their pictures on the cover of Rolling Stone. They even went onstage to help him accept his Oscar for "Purple Rain." But that was 25 years ago.
Patrick Williams is best known as the composer for 1970s and '80s TV hits including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Bob Newhart Show," "The Streets of San Francisco" and "Lou Grant."
Grammy-winning jazz pianist found fame via his music for the animated "Peanuts."
Fifty-four years ago, Readers' Digest published an article about the American Federation of Musicians. Titled "The Union That Fights Its Workers," it attempted to explain how AFM leadership was…
For film music aficionados, October is shaping up to be an embarrassment of riches, as fans and pros will be converging on the U.K. and Belgium for three concerts celebrating the exceedingly popular…
This year marks the centenary of Alex North, the composer of "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cleopatra" and nearly 60 other scores, and the first composer ever to be awarded an honorary Oscar for his…
Allyn Ferguson, an Emmy-winning composer who co-wrote the themes for TV's "Charlie's Angels" and "Barney Miller," died of natural causes June 23 at his home in Westlake Village, Calif. He was 85.
The American Federation of Musicians has sued the producers of "American Idol," claiming that "Idol" has repeatedly sold downloads and ringtones of songs without paying the musicians who originally…