"Could the vibes and orchestra bells play softer, please, at bar 48? Then at 52, we come back to our previous dynamic, OK?" Composer Alexandre Desplat is in the middle of his fourth day on the Sony…
Earlier this month, Danny Elfman's ballet "Rabbit and Rogue" was performed by the American Ballet Theater. Next month, Howard Shore's opera "The Fly" will make its U.S. debut at the Los Angeles…
SAG and AFTRA aren't the only unions where rebellion has been brewing within the ranks. Simmering just below the boiling point are feelings of discontent among musicians within Local 47 of the…
V's hottest music supervisor continues to expand her horizons. Not only does Alexandra Patsavas oversee the song choices on the most-talked-about shows on network and cable -- "Grey's Anatomy," "Mad…
CBS Paramount has gotten a taste of what can happen when you tinker with a classic TV series on DVD -- and, in the process, has put a new spin on the question of releasing old projects in new media.
"Crescendo into bar 46. Much more dramatic -- get to the forte in 45. Bar 34, subito piano on beat two." It may be musical gibberish to most of us. Fortunately, the 30 string players on this date can…
Alexander (Sandy) Courage, composer of the original "Star Trek" theme and an Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated arranger for TV and movies, died May 15 in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 88 and had been…
Earle H. Hagen, Emmy-winning composer of some of the most familiar musical themes in television history, died of natural causes May 26 in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 88.
Leonard Rosenman, a two-time Oscar-winning composer who was credited with helping to modernize film music in the 1950s and '60s, died Tuesday of a heart attack at the Motion Picture & Television…
Every year at this time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' music branch is the biz's favorite whipping boy -- mainly because everyone has an opinion about music, and when the nominations…
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