With "Rio 2" in release and "How to Train Your Dragon 2" due in June, London-born John Powell reconfirms his status as today's leading composer for animated films.
Is the stigma finally disappearing? Next month, the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa, Calif., will present three nights of classical music showcasing concert works by composers better known for their…
Three years into its existence, WME's Music for Visual Media Dept. is trumpeting major successes for its newbie composers, from Alex Ebert's Golden Globe win for "All Is Lost" to Junkie XL's "300…
After "how to train your dragon 2" opens in June, composer John Powell will take an extended break from films in order to pursue his dream of creating music for the concert hall.
Composer John Powell talks about his five fave movie music projects and why:
Using the Kevin Costner film “Draft Day” as an example, the American Federation of Musicians on Thursday launched a campaign designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside…
Italian composer Ennio Morricone’s long-awaited Los Angeles concert debut has been postponed from March 20 to June 15. Also postponed, or possibly cancelled, is Morricone’s on-stage interview with…
The Academy got it right with its first-ever Oscar concert featuring live performances of this year’s nominated musical scores and songs. Thursday’s show at UCLA’s Royce Hall was a textbook model of…
‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ Composers in Spotlight at TV Academy Concert (Exclusive)
In an effort to boost awareness of the role music composers play in television, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will sponsor its first-ever live concert on May 21 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. A…
Three nights before the Academy Awards, music fans in L.A. will have the opportunity to hear the work of all the music nominees in a live concert setting at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.
Is the Academy's music branch growing up? This year's crop of original-score nominees embraces not only traditional orchestral scores by veteran composers but also a hybrid score that stretches the…