With Thursday's Oscar nominations in the music categories, the Academy offered up some notable contrasts.
A movement aimed at bringing more film and videogame scoring to L.A. has emerged and the AFM has been a primary target of criticism.
More recording work, some musicians contend, could come in the form of videogame score recording, which has now left L.A. completely.
John Williams won his first Oscar for music he didn't compose -- adapting the score of the stage musical "Fiddler on the Roof" for its 1971 screen incarnation.
Richard Rodney Bennett, Oscar-nominated English composer of "Far From the Madding Crowd," "Nicholas and Alexandra" and "Murder on the Orient Express," died Monday, Dec. 24, at his home in New York…
Danny Elfman is finishing his busiest year ever, with no fewer than six films in the marketplace, including two for longtime collaborator Tim Burton ("Dark Shadows," "Frankenweenie") and "Men in…
You're the hottest artist in Great Britain; you've just won six Grammys, including record, album and song of the year; and your album is selling by the millions around the world. What can you…
Composer Thomas Newman, frequent Oscar bridesmaid (10 noms including Pixar favorites "Finding Nemo" and "Wall-E"), has two films in contention: the Indian-flavored "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"…
Composer Howard Shore's three trips to Middle-earth netted him three Oscars (two for score, one for song, for the first and third "Lord of the Rings" films). Nine years after his last visit, he…
A look at possible music contenders froms the films "Act of Valor," "Brave," "Promised Land," "Silver Linings Playbook," more. . .