When The Recording Academy named Paul McCartney as its Person of the Year for Feb. 10's annual MusiCares dinner, it landed a man many consider one of the top composers of the 20th century, if not the…
A raft of top music artists better known for their work on the concert stage than on the silver screen find themselves in contention for best original song for the 84th annual Academy Awards.
If you thought writing songs for lion cubs, warthogs and meerkats was tough, in "Gnomeo & Juliet" Elton John brings heart and soul to inanimate garden gnomes.
Although director Cameron Crowe didn't approach Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi about scoring "We Bought a Zoo" until the last day of shooting, in hindsight the choice seems like a foregone conclusion.
Radio may still be king for many artists and record labels, but high-profile song placements in movies, commercials and TV shows are threatening to steal the crown when it comes to driving sales and…
When it came time for writer/director Jordan Galland to give his friend and musical colleague Sean Lennon instruction on scoring his indie film, "Alter Egos," Galland recalls requesting "something…
Never let it be said that Elton John doesn't have a sense of humor.
You can forgive Laura Engel for feeling conflicted on Oscar night. This year she had three clients up for Academy Awards, including two going head to head for original score.
If 2011 has simply marked Jennifer Lopez's return to the top of the pop charts, that would have been a significant achievement alone, but the superstar's resurgence tapped into every area of…
'Dream' girl tops King of Pop for weeks spent at No. 1 with multiple singles.
Sometimes second chances arrive in the most serendipitous way. In the late '70s, disco ruled the airwaves and Dionne Warwick was ready to quit making records. "It became apparent the days of the…