Ask a Neil Young fan to describe the keys to understanding his music, and one is likely to hear about his songwriting brilliance, his electric guitar heroics, his incisive views on the victories and…
Music For Screens: Fall 2011
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…
The Atlantic Group and Chop Shop Records hope that today's anticipated big opening for Summit Entertainment's "Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is a wedding gift of sorts for their latest franchise…
Variety lists the tunemsiths and supervisors behind the year-end theatrical releases.
Six months ago, William Morris Endeavor formed a film-music department and within a week landed Hans Zimmer as a client.
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…
With Spotify establishing a U.S. beachhead, remote access services compete for hearts and wallets.
Blue Note. The two words resonate in music theory -- an ever-so-slightly flatted third that gives a blues tune its bluesy color -- and in recording history, a record label that for decades set the…
Looking at the classical CD business in 2011, some may wonder whether there still is a classical CD business.
"Justified," the Peabody Award-winning FX drama, sports an earthy musical style as distinctive as its hard-edged plots, thanks to music supervisor Greg Sill.
Set in the mill area of Lancashire and its moors (though lacking most of the cliche Lancashire gags and mannerisms), this is the story [from the play by Bill Naughton] of a generation clash in a…