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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... »

Composer Henry Jackman on the Complexities of Scoring The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

May 4, 2021 | By
Composer Henry Jackman on the Complexities of Scoring <em>The Falcon and the Winter Soldier</em>

Some might consider Composer Henry Jackman to be the “Animation Guy,” having won two Annie and three ASCAP Awards for his work on films like Wreck-It Ralph and Big Hero 6. Or maybe they know him as the “Comic Book/Superhero Guy” with a long list of such movies, including Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, and... »

Artist Profile: Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) on Godzilla vs. Kong, Justice League

May 3, 2021 | By
Artist Profile: Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) on <em>Godzilla vs. Kong</em>, <em>Justice League</em>

Whether it’s due to his Dutch roots or his background in the world of DJing and electronica, Tom Holkenborg (or as he was formally known, Junkie XL) has always felt like one of the bigger enigmas within the world of modern film scoring. Whenever you listen to one of his scores, either while watching a movie... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Music (Original Score)

April 8, 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Music (Original Score)

This year’s line-up for Achievement in Music (Original Score) may be one of the more intriguing categories, because it includes past winners, past nominees — some who have been nominated many times without a win, in fact — as well as one relatively new composer. More importantly, two composers have achieved a somewhat rare... »

Contender Profile: Composer Terence Blanchard Talks Da 5 Bloods, One Night in Miami…

April 7, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Composer Terence Blanchard Talks <em>Da 5 Bloods</em>, <em>One Night in Miami…</em>

Beginning with Jungle Fever in 1991, Musician and Composer Terence Blanchard has been Spike Lee’s go-to guy for enhancing his films and television with just the right musical score. If you think about the variety of genres and tones that Lee brings to his work from biopics like Malcolm X to more mainstream crime-thrillers... »

Tina: Film Composing Duo Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans Create Emotional Scoring for HBO Doc

March 24, 2021 | By
<em>Tina</em>: Film Composing Duo Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans Create Emotional Scoring for HBO Doc

Film composer duo Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, SCL (Ozark, The Devil All The Time) lend their signature sound, which has been recognized for its unpredictability and uniqueness, to the HBO feature documentary, Tina. The film is an intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner, from her meteoric rise... »

Contender Profile: Composer James Newton Howard on News of the World, Raya and the Last Dragon

March 8, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Composer James Newton Howard on <em>News of the World</em>, <em>Raya and the Last Dragon</em>

With a career that spans four and a half decades, James Newton Howard is a composer’s composer, having received Grammys, Emmys and eight Academy Award nominations. Just a few highlights include writing the original main title sequence from the hit NBC show E.R. and co-writing the scores (with Hans Zimmer) for Christopher Nolan’s Batman... »

Society of Composers & Lyricists Announce Winners of 2nd Annual Awards

March 3, 2021 | By
Society of Composers & Lyricists Announce Winners of 2nd Annual Awards

The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) gave out its 2nd Annual SCL Awards on Tuesday, March 2 in a virtual ceremony. Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste‘s score for the Disney-Pixar film Soul won in the Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film, while Lolita Ritmanis’ score for Blizzard of Souls (Dvēseļu Putenis) won for Outstanding Original Score for an... »