In the past, the hoopla surrounding the Academy Awards often translated into the usual suspects, especially when it came to actors. Names like Streep, Nicholson, Sarandon and Foster seemed to pop up…
Everybody has a favorite scoring stage. Often, composers defer to the scoring mixers to decide which room will provide the best sound for the specific needs of a score and a film. Sometimes, the…
When classical composer John Corigliano won the score Oscar last year for "The Red Violin," musicians everywhere cheered the choice. Could lightning strike twice with Chinese composer Tan Dan and his…
Oscar's best song picks tend to play it safe, says the old saw. Traditional songwriters, popular ballads, middle-of-the-road recording personalities tend to receive the noms, year after year, at the…
Dave Grusin and Earle Hagen were honored for their musical contributions to film and TV by the American Society of Music Arrangers & Composers Friday night at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.
Composer Lalo Schifrin was honored with the Film Music Society's career achievement award Friday night at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Composer-orchestrator Arthur Morton, who worked in movie music for more than six decades, died April 15, at his Santa Monica home. He was 91 and had been in deteriorating health since suffering a…
Music or musicians were the focus of a raft of films during 1999 including "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "The Red Violin," "The Legend of 1900," "Music of the Heart," "Sweet and Lowdown" and…
With the abolition of the original musical or comedy score category, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voters this year have to make even tougher choices than usual. While the original song…