On a recent Wednesday morning, composer Alan Silvestri was conducting 102 of L.A.'s top musicians in the recording of his dark and powerful music for "Beowulf." The setting was the 7,200-square-foot…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has moved to ban mailings of all "recordings, sheet music (and) musicvideos of eligible songs or scores" to members.
It seems like Marc Shaiman never stops. While he tinkers with the mix of the bigscreen adaptation of his smash Broadway musical "Hairspray" (opening July 20), he's also composing the score for the…
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"We're very devoted, great friends," says actor-comedian-director Billy Crystal of Marc Shaiman. "He's a part of the family. We've done all of these things professionally, but we've also been through…
A look at the composer's accomplishments
Local 47 will have a lot to talk about at tonight's meeting. L.A. musicians have placed the American Federation of Musicians on notice: Shape up or face possible decertification as their…
Herman Stein, who composed music for many of Universal's 1950s science-fiction and horror films, died of congestive heart failure March 15 in Los Angeles. He was 91.
Ray Evans, who with his partner Jay Livingston wrote some of the best-known movie songs of the 1940s and '50s and won three Oscars, died Thursday at UCLA Medical Center after suffering an apparent…
Ennio Morricone is not just the most prolific film composer of the past 50 years. His is also one of the most innovative voices in the history of the art form.
This year's honorary Oscar for composer Ennio Morricone is viewed by many in the Hollywood music community as just compensation for being denied the Oscar for his 1986 masterwork on orchestra and…
This year's race for the original score Oscar is, like last year's, multicultural, with a Frenchman, a Spaniard and an Argentinian competing against two Americans. Two are first-time nominees and one…