Laura Karpman is in her Playa del Rey, Calif., studio, punching buttons and sliding controls on a massive mixing board. State-of-the-art monitors and speakers are playing back a scene from "Odyssey…
Two years ago, union musicians in Los Angeles were struggling to keep work from going abroad, the result of financial pressures and a perception that it was cheaper to record in London or elsewhere…
Films need music no matter what the budget. Unlike studio releases, there's rarely much money for music in indie films, but there can be plenty of creative freedom, say composers active in both…
Despite ongoing budget crunches that are keeping many top composers out of television scoring, a handful of telepics and miniseries managed to entice feature composers to small screen last year.
While this year's race for lead actor in a comedy could feature several fresh new faces, that's assuming Emmy voters may break away from the usual suspects, which they rarely do.
After the release of multidisc collections on Columbia, Capitol and Reprise, Frank Sinatra fans might think they own all the Sinatra recordings that can possibly exist. They'd be wrong.
Director Peter Jackson had already spent five years working on "The Lord of the Rings" when he asked composer Howard Shore to write the music -- and commit the next three years of his own career to…
The public's increasing awareness of the Screen Actors Guild Awards is reflected by growing ratings for its televised coverage, including TNT's cablecast of the event and E!'s preshow coverage.
Legendary rock 'n' roller Little Richard will be the latest inductee into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame. Known for such classics as "Tutti Frutti" and "Good Golly, Miss Molly," Richard will…
Most observers concede that 2001 was not the best year for film music. Temp tracks and the usual meddling by execs have practically stamped out originality and freshness in most mainstream scores…