"The Great Folk Scare" is how the late singer-songwriter Dave Van Ronk jokingly referred to the 1960s American folk music revival. But there was nothing to fear Sept. 29 at Manhattan's Town Hall…
A sold-out crowd filled the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro, Calif., earlier this summer to celebrate the 35th anniversary of specialty record label Varese Sarabande. Among the parade of film music…
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…
In what amounts to a second chance to get some awards love after being locked out of the Academy's score nominees for "The Master" this past year, composer Jonny Greenwood is among the five who will…
Marking the first time Coldplay has recorded an original song for a movie, the group will release “Atlas” as the first track from the soundtrack album for Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”…
Variety's Picks: ‘Iron Man 2′ Plot Holes, Quinto vs. Nimoy ‘Challenge,’ Cannes App, ‘True Blood’ Soundtrack, More
The Cinema Sins comedy crew found innumerable plot holes in Iron Man 2 that they detailed in this fastpaced countdown, pretty much confirming everything fanboys said when the sequel was released in…
With "The Great Gatsby," opening May 10, director Baz Luhrmann revisits the delirium of star-crossed romance evocative of his signature films "Romeo + Juliet" (1996) and "Moulin Rouge!" (2001).
Conventional wisdom nowadays is that movie soundtrack albums do not sell. Labels count themselves lucky if they manage to move a few thousand copies of each. Yet, within the past few weeks, the…
Amid waning early-year sales, the "Les Miserables" soundtrack held off Mumford & Sons and unseated Taylor Swift to take No. 1 on the U.S. album chart.
The 300-plus music pros behind the World Soundtrack Awards, the culminating event of the Ghent Film Fest in October, have announced the nominees for Discovery of the Year, which recognizes rising…