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The Come Up Music Supervisor Adam Brodsky on Capturing That Downtown New York Sound, and His Company, Woolly Music

Adam Brodsky wears many hats. He’s a singer and a musician who has also DJ’d and produced. And he also heads up Woolly Music, a collective of composers, producers, and music supervisors who have worked on a wide array of award-winning projects. Additionally, Brodsky has served as Music Supervisor on such TV series as Desus & Mero, King of the Road, and Black Market With Michael K. Williams. His most recent […]

Volker Bertelmann
Awards

All Quiet on the Western Front Composer Volker Bertelmann on Finding the Right Sound for Netflix’s Anti-War Film, and His Shorthand With Its Director

All Quiet on the Western Front marks the fifth collaboration between German filmmaker Edward Berger and Composer Volker Bertelmann, his fellow countryman who previously scored Berger’s Showtime miniseries Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The anti-war film, which is now streaming on Netflix, represents the first-ever German adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque‘s classic novel, and it follows in the footsteps of Universal’s Oscar-winning 1930 film directed by Lewis Milestone. Suffice it to say, […]

Lilah Obregon-Wilson
Columns

Union Roundup: Union Organizer for Music Supes Says Step Licensing Deals Are Growing Harder to Come By

So, nearly two weeks later, the election is almost wrapped up, and while it seems little substantive legislation will get done on the split-house Federal level over the next two years, American cultural shifts will keep moving around like tectonic plates in the hills near Hollister (look at the leadership changes on at least one side of the aisle, for example). Why, we’ve even had mail from at least one […]

Kayla Monetta
Community

Kayla Monetta Named Director of New Business at Music Company Squeak E. Clean Studios

Kayla Monetta has joined international music company Squeak E. Clean Studios as its Director of New Business. Monetta will work out of the company’s New York location, where she will shape the company’s sales strategies and approach, and continue to scale revenue across North America through new initiatives, partnerships, and markets. Since she can speak the language of both musicians and brand clients thanks to her industry acumen, she will […]

Morfydd Clark Lord of the Rings
Composers

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: Tutti Music Partners on Orchestrating & Producing the Sessions for Bear McCreary’s Epic Score

Continuing our series on the amazing below-the-line artisans working on Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which recently wrapped its first eight-episode series, we next have the orchestrating team of Tutti Music Partners — Ed Trybek, Jonathan Beard, and Henri Wilkinson — who have performed their duties for a number of composers we’ve spoken to in the past, including Michael Abels and Tom Holkenborg. The role […]

Tar
Awards

Oscar-Winning Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir on TÁR and Her Close Collaboration With Both Todd Field and Cate Blanchett

In 2020, Icelandic musician/composer Hildur Guðnadóttir became the first woman to ever win the Oscar for an Original Score for her work on Todd Phillips‘ smash-hit Joker. Guðnadóttir’s triumph is among the kind of glass ceiling-smashing wins that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been hoping to see more of in recent years. This year, Guðnadóttir has two fantastic scores in contention, the first of which accompanies Todd […]

Ben Lovett
Composers

New Hellraiser Composer Ben Lovett on Finding the Right Balance Between His Own Sound and Paying Homage to the Original Score

Growing up, Ben Lovett never particularly considered himself a horror fan. He just liked good stories and didn’t really gravitate toward a single genre — of film or music. So it’s merely a coincidence that Lovett, now a respected singer-songwriter, producer, and film composer, has carved out a niche for himself in the realm of genre films, often working with directors David Bruckner, Jacob Gentry, and Jim Cummings. Lovett’s notable credits […]

Guild of Music Supervisors
Community

Guild of Music Supervisors Offers Statement of Support to Netflix Colleagues Looking to Unionize

Upon the recent announcement that a supermajority of Netflix’s Music Supervisors filed for an official election at the labor board to unionize with IATSE, the Guild of Music Supervisors has released the following statement in support of the effort: The Guild of Music Supervisors is a non-profit membership-based organization founded to provide professional and educational support to those working both in the field, and adjacent to, the craft of music […]

Netflix Music Supervisors
Community

Netflix Music Supervisors File for Unionization Election at Labor Board

Netflix’s Music Supervisors, in collaboration with IATSE, filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeking a union certification election on Monday. The move comes after an overwhelming majority of music supervisors currently or recently employed by Netflix requested voluntary recognition of their union from the company, a request Netflix has declined. Music Supervisors are the craftspeople who specialize in storytelling through music. Their responsibilities include curating the music used […]

Dune panel
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Dune Sound Team on Finding “The Voice,” Using “Fake Documentary Realism” & the Rescue of Paul Atreides

Despite a day-and-date release on HBO Max, Dune: Part One was a box office success, surpassing $400 million in global ticket sales en route to winning six Academy Awards. Its haul included an Oscar for Best Sound, won by Supervising Sound Editor Mark A. Mangini, Re-Recording Mixers Ron Bartlett and Doug Hemphill, Sound Mixer Mac Ruth, and Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Theo Green. At Mix magazine’s annual Sound for Film […]