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Blockbuster Composer Brian Tyler Named BMI Icon as Women Warriors Team Wins Impact Award

May 23, 2022 | By
Blockbuster Composer Brian Tyler Named BMI Icon as <i>Women Warriors</i> Team Wins Impact Award

Broadcast Music, Inc. recently held its 38th Annual BMI Film, TV and Visual Media Awards to celebrate the top-performing composers of the past year. The private ceremony was hosted by BMI President/CEO Mike O’Neill, EVP of Creative and Licensing Mike Steinberg, and SVP of Creative Alex Flores. The highest honor of the evening went to renowned... »

Candy Composer Ariel Marx on Creating Macabre Music for the Repressed World of Hulu’s True-Crime Series

May 17, 2022 | By
<i>Candy</i> Composer Ariel Marx on Creating Macabre Music for the Repressed World of Hulu’s True-Crime Series

It was Friday, June 13, 1980, when Candy Montgomery, a bible-belting bored housewife hacked her neighbor, Betty Gore, to death with an ax. The shocking crime shook the tight-knit community of Wylie, Texas, and led to a murder trial that saw Montgomery claim self-defense. More than 40 years later, the events that led up to that... »

The Flight Attendant Composer Blake Neely on 20 Years With Greg Berlanti and How a College Rejection Letter Fueled His Emmy Win

May 11, 2022 | By
<i>The Flight Attendant</i> Composer Blake Neely on 20 Years With Greg Berlanti and How a College Rejection Letter Fueled His Emmy Win

If you’re a fan of the CW, you’ve probably heard the work of veteran Composer Blake Neely, whose many credits include All American, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, and Supergirl, as well as Netflix’s creepy thriller You. All of those shows hail from executive producer Greg Berlanti, who goes back 20 years with Neely, who composed the main title theme for Berlanti’s show Everwood.... »

The Dropout Composer Anne Nikitin on Embracing Her Synth Side to Make Digital Music for Hulu’s Hit Series

May 10, 2022 | By
<i>The Dropout</i> Composer Anne Nikitin on Embracing Her Synth Side to Make Digital Music for Hulu’s Hit Series

The trial of Theranos founder/CEO Elizabeth Holmes, the wide-eyed, deep-voiced blonde who convinced some of America’s savviest investors to back her biotech company, which promised to make the world a better place with just a single drop of blood, piqued the interest of millions of people — especially the media. Coverage was extensive, and an ABC News podcast set... »

Exclusive: Mogwai to Compose Original Score for Apple TV+ Series Black Bird Starring Taron Egerton

May 4, 2022 | By
Exclusive: Mogwai to Compose Original Score for Apple TV+ Series <i>Black Bird</i> Starring Taron Egerton

In exciting music news, Scottish rock band Mogwai has been tapped to provide the score for the upcoming Taron Egerton–Paul Walter Hauser limited series Black Bird, which will premiere July 8 on Apple TV+, an individual familiar with the project has told Below the Line. The six-episode series is based on the true-crime memoir... »

Pachinko Composer Nico Muhly on Creating the Emotional Choral Score for Apple’s Korean Series

April 26, 2022 | By
<i>Pachinko</i> Composer Nico Muhly on Creating the Emotional Choral Score for Apple’s Korean Series

The sweeping saga of the new Apple TV+ series Pachinko begins in 1920s Korea, where a young girl named Sunja (Minha Kim) must explore her adolescence while under the colonial rule of Japan. She spots a wealthy, white-suited stranger across a crowded market, the dashing Hansu (Lee Min-ho), from which an epic story of forbidden love blossoms,... »

The Year’s Most Anticipated Movies From a Below-the-Line Perspective

March 11, 2022 | By
The Year’s Most Anticipated Movies From a Below-the-Line Perspective

The Batman and Scream were my two most anticipated movies of the year, and with the former currently playing in theaters and the latter now available On Demand, it’s time to turn our attention to my other Most Anticipated Movies of the Year, albeit with a below-the-line twist this time around. Rather than simply... »

John Williams Returns to Star Wars to Compose Theme for Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

February 18, 2022 | By
John Williams Returns to <i>Star Wars</i> to Compose Theme for <i>Obi-Wan Kenobi</i> Series

John Williams is heading back to a galaxy far, far away, as he is set to compose the theme for the upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi starring Ewan McGregor. Variety broke the news, reporting that Williams has written the musical signature for the beloved character, whose adventures will continue on May 25 timed to... »

Music Editor Dina Eaton Dies at 70; Worked on James Bond, Edgar Wright Movies

February 8, 2022 | By
Music Editor Dina Eaton Dies at 70; Worked on James Bond, Edgar Wright Movies

British music editor Dina Eaton, who worked on five James Bond movies, has died following complications from surgery at a hospital in England. She was 70. Eaton worked on more than 50 films over the course of her career, which included a decade-long stint at Eon Productions, which produces the 007 movies. Between 1998 and... »

Maya and the Three Composer Tim Davies on His Journey From Arranging and Conducting

February 1, 2022 | By
<em>Maya and the Three</em> Composer Tim Davies on His Journey From Arranging and Conducting

Tim Davies is one of those rare composers who does it all, using his background as an orchestrator, arranger, and conductor on many big movies and TV shows to carve out a career for himself — a career that includes working on the music for animated shows such as Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters and Jorge Gonzalez’s Maya... »