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Squeak E. Clean Studios Promotes Composer Julie B. Nichols to Creative Director

September 14, 2021 | By
Squeak E. Clean Studios Promotes Composer Julie B. Nichols to Creative Director

Global creative audio network Squeak E. Clean Studios has promoted Julie B. Nichols to Creative Director after two years as a senior composer with the company.  A renowned Chicago-based composer, songwriter, music director and producer, she has over a decade of experience composing across commercials, film, live theater and her band Chicago Soul Spectacular.... »

Annette: Ron and Russ Mael aka Sparks on Making the Music for Leos Carax’s Movie Musical

August 27, 2021 | By
<em>Annette</em>: Ron and Russ Mael aka Sparks on Making the Music for Leos Carax’s Movie Musical

If you’ve had a chance to see Edgar Wright’s documentary The Sparks Brothers, then you know that Russell and Ron Mael, collectively known as California’s mainstay rock duo Sparks, had been trying to get into movies for a very long time. Failed projects with Jacques Tati and Tim Burton didn’t dissuade them from approaching... »

Composer Frank Ilfman’s Music Assists with the Genre-Blending of Gunpowder Milkshake

July 16, 2021 | By
Composer Frank Ilfman’s Music Assists with the Genre-Blending of <em>Gunpowder Milkshake</em>

Composer Frank Ilfman teams up with filmmaker Navot Papushado for the fourth time for the Netflix genre-blender, Gunpowder Milkshake, launching on July 14. The movie stars Karen Gillan as an assassin who has to protect the 9-year-old daughter of one of her victims while teaming with her mother (Lena Headey) to fight off a group of... »

Composer Series: Max Aruj Goes for Functionality and Musicality on a Variety of Scores

July 12, 2021 | By
Composer Series: Max Aruj Goes for Functionality and Musicality on a Variety of Scores

Our latest “Composer Series” shifts back to another relatively younger and newer composer to the world of film and television scoring. Like many composers before him, Max Aruj came through the Hans Zimmer camp, specifically working with Lorne Balfe for the past nine or so years. Aruj composed “additional music” for films like Mission:... »

BMI Awards Top Composers at 37th Annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

July 12, 2021 | By
BMI Awards Top Composers at 37th Annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

On Monday, July 12, BMI (aka the Broadcast Music, Inc.) awarded the recipients of its 37th Annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards, saluting the top-performing composers in film, TV and visual media of the previous year. Atli Örvarsson, Mark Isham and Mark Mothersbaugh each received multiple awards, and this year’s awards introduced three new categories for streaming documentary, film... »

Mary J. Blige’s My Life Composer Mervyn Warren Writes Complementary Score to Her Music and Animated Sequences

June 28, 2021 | By
<em>Mary J. Blige’s My Life</em> Composer Mervyn Warren Writes Complementary Score to Her Music and Animated Sequences

In 1994, Mary J. Blige released the album My Life,  a confessional collection of songs relaying her battles with abuse, depression, and addiction. Through the years it became an anthem to her fans, who, facing similar demons, found solace in Blige’s lyrics and music. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Grammy®-winning LP, Director... »

Emmy Watch: Your Honor Composer Volker Bertelmann Gets Under Your Skin With Emotional Score

June 21, 2021 | By
Emmy Watch: <em>Your Honor</em> Composer Volker Bertelmann Gets Under Your Skin With Emotional Score

The spirit of New Orleans can be palpably felt throughout the Showtime series, Your Honor. Taking place in The Big Easy, it has a foreboding feeling of the impending doom about to happen involving the town’s judge and his son , which composer Volker Bertelmann, SCL, tapped into when creating the... »

Composer Series: Brian Tyler  on  Clouds, Those Who Wish Me Dead and F9

June 7, 2021 | By
Composer Series: Brian Tyler  on  <em>Clouds</em>, <em>Those Who Wish Me Dead</em> and <em>F9</em>

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20 years, you’ve heard the music of Composer Brian Tyler. If that sounds like a challenge, then you should look over Tyler’s impressive filmography. You’ll see that he’s provided music for huge blockbuster franchises like the “Fast and the Furious” movies, a slew of Marvel... »

Composer Series: A Quiet Place Part II’s Marco Beltrami on Changing Things Up for the Horror Sequel

May 28, 2021 | By
Composer Series: <em>A Quiet Place Part II</em>’s Marco Beltrami on Changing Things Up for the Horror Sequel

For over 25 years, Composer and Conductor Marco Beltrami has been a go-to music provider for filmmakers like Wes Craven, Guillermo del Toro, James Mangold and others, creating exciting and powerful scores for movies like the Scream series, Hellboy, Logan and more.  Beltrani has received two Oscar nominations for his music for Mangold’s Western... »

Contender Profile: Composer Trevor Gureckis’ Music for Servant Keeps the Viewer on Edge

May 25, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Composer Trevor Gureckis’ Music for <em>Servant</em> Keeps the Viewer on Edge

The first time you hear the music of Trevor Gureckis, you’re likely to pay attention, because it’s so unique and distinctive from other more traditional film scores. Whether you’ve heard his work on M. Night Shyamalan’s Apple TV+ series, Servant, which recently wrapped its second season, or in movies like Neil Burger’s Voyagers or... »