Music can create a mood, establish a setting and convey emotion quickly and efficiently -- something that longform TV producers have long known.
Elmer Bernstein, the Oscar-winning composer whose music graced such 1950s and '60s classics as "The Man With the Golden Arm," "The Magnificent Seven," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Great Escape,"…
Jerry Goldsmith, an Oscar and multiple Emmy winner, and one of the most respected composers in film, died July 21 at his home in Beverly Hills after a long battle with cancer. He was 75.
Some of TV's most memorable music has been written for half-hour comedies: Think Earle Hagen's whistling intro for "The Andy Griffith Show," Vic Mizzy's kooky, spooky harpsichord in "The Addams…
In 1972, when "The Waltons" premiered on CBS, the nation was still mired in Vietnam. The Nixon administration was beginning to unravel. And 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by terrorists at the…
Thirty-seven years after it closed on Broadway, "Sherry!" -- a musical version of the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart classic "The Man Who Came to Dinner" -- has finally been recorded for posterity.
One thing you can say about this year's Oscar race for original song: Music branch voters weren't wowed by the big pop and rock star names that now seem to litter the cinema landscape.
From a solo piano to a 100-piece orchestra with 90-voice choir, this year's Oscar nominees in the original score category display an astonishing range of styles, colors and emotions.
This year's Golden Globe nominations in the music categories reflect, pretty much, business as usual: song nods going to rock-star performers and original-score noms going to late-year releases where…