EMI Group has agreed to pay Mariah Carey $28 million to terminate her recording contract. EMI put out a statement Wednesday to the London Stock Exchange, ending months of speculation about the future…
Most observers concede that 2001 was not the best year for film music. Temp tracks and the usual meddling by execs have practically stamped out originality and freshness in most mainstream scores…
A decade ago, Cliff Eidelman was scoring big-budget studio films like "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" and "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery," and earning the big paychecks that come along…
Ask some music executives at studios and they will say that while the moviegoing audience is fully aware of which pop act warbling on a film's soundtrack, members of the Academy of Motion Picture…
"But what I really want to do is compose. ...'' Increasingly, that's becoming a realized wish of directors whose plans for their films includes creating the soundtrack.
"Moulin Rouge," the year's most acclaimed musical film, won't be nominated in any of Oscar's tune categories this year. And some observers are asking -- in view of its wins at the American Film…
Music -- often the last element added in the making of a movie -- has become as much marketing tool as mood enhancer. Everyone knows a popular film promotes a featured song, which in turn boosts…
Randy Newman, the multi-Oscar-nominated veteran of such Pixar smashes as "Toy Story" and "A Bug's Life," thinks his lively, dance-band-driven score for "Monsters, Inc." is his best work in the genre.
Pressplay, the digital music venture owned by media giants Vivendi Universal and Sony, is expanding its reach, offering its new subscription service through VU subsid MP3.com.
Atlantic Records' newly tapped co-prexys, Craig Kallman and Ron Shapiro, have begun to assemble their team at the Warner Music imprint, promoting two West Coast A&R execs.
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