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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
Never let it be said that Elton John doesn't have a sense of humor.
'Dream' girl tops King of Pop for weeks spent at No. 1 with multiple singles.
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…
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.
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…
Ask AEG worldwide president and CEO Tim Leiweke about his company's competition from the City of Industry when it comes to bringing a football stadium -- not to mention a team -- to Los Angeles and…