Nearly every film director will tell you the same thing: A great score is crucial to convey a movie's hidden, inner life in a way that complements its more obvious visual imagery. And nearly every…
With the exception of a few top-tier names, most composers toil away in the shadow of A-list movie stars and directors. The exception comes with six European film music festivals, where they — and…
Scoring for television has always had something of a catchall element to it. Some composers frantically clef away to keep pace with a merciless week-to-week deadline, while others (particularly on…
Italo composer Dario Marianelli, Oscar-nommed for his score for Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina," is indicative of the influence Italians have had on movie music.
On Thursday night more than 500 musicians, composers and others active in the Hollywood music biz heard a panel of experts warn that film, TV and videogame scoring continues to leave L.A. because…
Morricone, Williams, Herrmann top Variety poll of ASCAP, BMI members
Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Howard Shore, Alberto Iglesias and Cliff Martinez were all double nominees for the World Soundtrack Awards, the culmination of the Ghent Intl. Film Festival in…
A look at local composers, including Laurent Eyquem, Michel Corriveau and FM Le Sieur.
Fifty or 60 years ago, it was not unusual to see the name of the composer right up next to that of the producer or director in a movie's opening credits -- Max Steiner on "Casablanca," for example…
For the first time in more than a decade, composers and lyricists working in film, TV and videogames are considering unionization.