Hollywood history is filled with family dynasties of one sort or another --- the Barrymores, the Fondas, the Hustons --- but in the realm of music, only one name qualifies: the Newmans.
For a little more than 40 minutes this month, John Mauceri will present a Brazilian travelogue in music with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, connecting the arrival of the Portuguese to Carmen Miranda…
For decades music publishing has been considered a second-class citizen in the music industry, partly because few understood the business of plugging songs or acquiring and administrating song…
Given her family's ties to Hollywood, Maria Newman might be considered the rebel of the musically rich Newman clan. At age 35, the youngest of Alfred Newman's children is also a composer --- but she…
On this, the 30th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival --- the event that ushered in the Summer of Love --- those old enough to remember, or at least mythologize the times, can summon the fest in…
The sumptuous music bassist Charlie Haden has composed and recorded with his Quartet West pays allegiance to a romanticized vision of Los Angeles, the one seen in film noir and detailed in the novels…
For nearly 30 years his has been one of the loudest voices in the Los Angeles music community, yet few of us have ever heard him sing or play a note.
The Memorial Day shakeup at EMI Music set in motion a series of restructurings at the U.K.-based conglom that momentarily distracted industry types from the dismal atmosphere at the retail level…
David Newman didn't start out to be a film composer. He wasn't even fully aware of the crucial role his father had played in film music history until a few years after Alfred Newman had died.
Kirsten Smith used to take the somewhat seasonal nature of the scoring stage business for granted.