With movie music nights having become de rigueur at concert halls and amphitheaters across the land -- not to mention recently sprung festival showcases -- it might be important to note the event…
When Guy Ritchie calls "action" on the set of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." in early September, it will mark the end of a 35-year odyssey to tailor one of the most popular spy series of the 1960s into a…
Beginning next year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will showcase its Oscar-nominated songs and scores in a live concert a few days before the awards ceremony itself.
Eighteen years ago, film composer and jazz artist Mark Isham (“Crash,” “42”) was writing music in his Benedict Canyon garage. When he and his wife Donna went looking for property that would provide…
You've known them for years, maybe all your life: the great comicbook movie and TV themes. John Williams' soaring brass flourishes for Superman, Danny Elfman's brooding Gothic fanfare for Batman…
Quincy Jones wasn't the first black composer to score a studio film.
Quincy Jones wasn't the first black composer to score a studio film (that honor belongs to Duke Ellington on 'Anatomy of a Murder'). But it was Jones who really broke the color barrier for composers…
Conventional wisdom nowadays is that movie soundtrack albums do not sell. Labels count themselves lucky if they manage to move a few thousand copies of each. Yet, within the past few weeks, the…
Conventional wisdom nowadays is that movie soundtrack albums do not sell. Labels count themselves lucky if they manage to move a few thousand copies of each.
After years of criticism about its often strange and unfathomable choices in the song category, the Academy's music branch finally dumped its confusing numerical grading in 2012 and returned to the…