"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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Boy-band king Lou Pearlman has hit upon his newest teen-pop sensation: a group of fun-loving kids from Riverdale High that burst onto the scene in December -- of 1941.
The number of U.S. companies at this year's Midem has dropped 28% after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. But the market is bustling, and those who have come to Cannes are determined to make…
It took more than two decades for Lincoln Center to host its first full-scale hip-hop show, but the Roots did their best to telescope the genre's entire history -- and a tantalizing taste of the…
The big buzz at Midem on Monday was all about "Cindy" (Cendrillon 2002), a new musical from the creators of "Notre Dame de Paris."