Harry Gregson-Williams has made a cottage industry out of "Shrek" music: Beyond the initial collaboration with John Powell on the 2001 original (which earned them an Annie, Britain's Ivor Novello…
A look at some of the top names in the brave new world of videogame scores.
French composer Maurice Jarre, who won Oscars for the music of "Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago" and "A Passage to India," died of cancer Saturday at his home in Malibu. He was 84.
In the immortal words of Ronald Reagan: "Here we go again." Every year, it seems, someone complains about the Academy music branch and its occasionally head-scratching choices in the song and score…
Traditionally, it hasn't been all that difficult to anticipate the preferences of the 233 members of the Academy music branch. The lineup is usually drawn from a handful of usual suspects and the…
An analysis of the five Oscar score nominees, punctuated by comments from the composers themselves.
For the third time in the past 20 years, music-branch voters chose only three tunes as best song nominees. Two are from the same movie, and two of the singers are world-class world-music recording…
Thomas Newman and Peter Gabriel's "Down To Earth" ("Wall-E") faces off against a pair of songs from "Slumdog Millionaire."