ALEX WURMAN RECEIVES EMMY NOMINATION FOR ‘TEMPLE GRANDIN’


(Hollywood, CA) –Film composer Alex Wurman is nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for A Miniseries, Movie, Or Special, for the HBO film biopic “Temple Grandin.” Wurman was nominated in 2008 in the same category for the HBO film, “Bernard and Doris.” According to “Temple Grandin” director Mick Jackson, “Wurman’s score for ‘Temple Grandin’ is astonishing and truly original – both cosmic and intimate, full of boundless energy, yet movingly simple. An amazing achievement. This music really finds and gives voice to the true spirit of the movie.” “The film stars Claire Danes as a young … Continue reading ALEX WURMAN RECEIVES EMMY NOMINATION FOR ‘TEMPLE GRANDIN’

CARPENTIER AND ALFRED MUSIC PUBLISHING TO RELEASE THE BOOK ‘THE MUSIC OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS FILMS’


In-Depth Journey into Howard Shore’s Academy Award®-Winning Score (July, 28, 2010—New York, NY) Carpentier and Alfred Music Publishing are pleased to announce the release of The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films, a comprehensive account of Howard Shore’s score for the trilogy, by Doug Adams. The book will be available in the European Union on September 28 and in the U.S. and worldwide on October 5, 2010. The culmination of almost a decade of writing and research, The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films is an unprecedented look at Howard Shore’s Academy Award®-winning score, with extensive … Continue reading CARPENTIER AND ALFRED MUSIC PUBLISHING TO RELEASE THE BOOK ‘THE MUSIC OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS FILMS’

LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE PIRANHA 3D


Dimension Films presents Piranha 3D, in theaters on August 20, 2010. Piranha 3D – Original Score on Lakeshore Records will be released digitally on August 10th and in stores on August 17, 2010. (Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release Michael Wandmacher’s Piranha 3D — Original Score, available digitally on August 10th and in stores on August 17, 2010. The film was directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) and features original music composed by Michael Wandmacher (Punisher: War Zone, My Bloody Valentine). Composer Michael Wandmacher has built a solid reputation for his highly textured, definitive and meticulously produced … Continue reading LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE PIRANHA 3D

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG TO PREMIER AT FILM MUSIC LIVE


Golden Globe nominated composer Christopher Young discusses music scores of The Priest, The Black Tulip, and Drag Me to Hell (July 23, 2010 – Los Angeles) – Film composers are increasingly receiving the spotlight, and now fans have the opportunity to interact with them live. Film Music Live, the first interactive video site dedicated to the sounds of film, premiers with Christopher Young July 28 at 5:30-6:30 pm PST. Emmy nominated composer (Norma Jean and Marilyn, Last Flight Out) Young received both Golden Globe® and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for The Shipping News. Young created memorable action scores … Continue reading CHRISTOPHER YOUNG TO PREMIER AT FILM MUSIC LIVE

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Butterfield 8: Bronislau Kaper At MGM Vol. 1 – Bronislau Kaper (FSMCD Vol.13 No.9, 3 CDs)Dark Shadows: The Revival Series – Robert Cobert (CPT1002)Garbo The Spy – Fernando Velázquez (MMS10013)Hornet’s Nest – Ennio Morricone (Quartet QRSCE011) – 44:35Iron Man 2 (Score) – John Debney (Sony 746542)Maxie – Georges Delerue (Intrada Special Collection Volume 137) – 50:42The Mean Season – Lalo Schifrin (Intrada Special Collection Volume 138) – 77:52 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

DANIEL LICHT’S SCORE TO DEXTER SEASONS 2 & 3 AND 4 RELEASED


LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2010) – The sound of the summer involves the scratch of duct tape, the tinkling of medical instruments and percussion of human and animal bones. Composer Daniel Licht who incorporates these sounds with traditional instrumentation for the Emmy winning Showtime series DEXTER has two score releases available this season from Milan Records. A score compilation from Seasons 2 and 3 are now accessible by iTunes and Amazon.com. A CD release of the Season 4 score will be available August 17. The DEXTER Facebook page recently exploded with more than 148,000 fans responding to Milan Records offer … Continue reading DANIEL LICHT’S SCORE TO DEXTER SEASONS 2 & 3 AND 4 RELEASED

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Ad Ogni Costo (Expanded) – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 7086)African Story – Francesco De Masi (Digitmovies CDDM 169)Beatitudini – Ennio Morricone, Alessandro Alessandroni, Egisto Macchi, etc. (PCD 271)Diary Of A Wimpy Kid – Theodore Shapiro (La-La Land LLLCD 1139) – 44:22Finale – Shawn K. Clement (BSXCD 8871)Inception – Hans Zimmer (Reprise 524667) – 49:20Knight And Day – John Powell (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 034 2) – 54:51Live Evil – Austin Wintory (BSXCD 8872)Office Space / Idiocracy – John Frizzell / Theodore Shapiro (La-La Land LLLCD 1134)Stu Phillips – Three Scores – Stu Phillips (Kritzerland KR 20016-0)Tre Nel Mille – Ennio … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

LA-LA LAND RECORDS ANNOUNCES 3 SPECIAL RELEASES AND GUEST APPEARANCES AT COMIC CON


2CD Set of Film Version of Batman (Danny Elfman) 2CD Set of Krull (James Horner) Predators (John Debney) (July 15, 2010- Los Angeles, CA) – La-La Land Records announces three special releases, available at their booth at San Diego’s Comic Con on July 21-25 (including preview night): Predators Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (John Debney), and two 2CD sets of Batman (Danny Elfman) and Krull (James Horner). All three recordings will be available via http://www.lalalandrecords.com/ on July 27th but you can grab them here, FIRST, at THE CON! In addition, there will be special appearances and great deals on La-La Land … Continue reading LA-LA LAND RECORDS ANNOUNCES 3 SPECIAL RELEASES AND GUEST APPEARANCES AT COMIC CON

LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS


Composer Theodore Shapiro Serves Up A Helping of Comedic Delights Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release Dinner For Schmucks – Original Soundtrack, available digitally on July 27th and in stores on August 3, 2010. The film is directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Parents, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery) and features original music composed by Theodore Shapiro (The Devil Wears Prada, Tropic Thunder, Marley & Me). A classically trained concert composer with an advanced degree from Juilliard, Theodore Shapiro never set out to become Hollywood’s praised “King of Comedy” composer. It is a title he has been … Continue reading LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS

FILM MUSIC COMPOSERS’ ONLINE CHAT LIVE FROM ÚBEDA


LOS ANGELES (July 13, 2010) – Film music fans unable to travel to the International Film Festival in Ubeda, Spain can chat online with several of the festival’s guest composers on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 4:30 pm PT on the new Justin.tv’s Film Music Live channel. An award-winning roster of composers is in attendance this week at one of the world’s most famous film and music festivals. Expected to appear on the live chat are Oscar-winner Michael Giacchino (UP, Star Trek), Christopher Lennertz (ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS, CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE), Patrick Doyle (HARRY POTTER … Continue reading FILM MUSIC COMPOSERS’ ONLINE CHAT LIVE FROM ÚBEDA

MILAN RELEASES THE CONCERT’S SOUNDTRACK ALBUM


Los Angeles (CA) – The Concert is the new film from Radu Mihaileanu, the acclaimed writer/director of Live and Become, starring Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds), Francois Berleand (Transporter series), and Alexei Guskov. In this new emotionally engaging comedy, Guskov stars as Andrei Filipov, a once celebrated Russian conductor of the Bolshoi who has hit rock bottom and is now working as a depressed custodian who drinks too much. But when he intercepts an invitation meant for this former orchestra to perform in Paris, Andrei masterminds a plan to pose as the leader of the group in order to make a … Continue reading MILAN RELEASES THE CONCERT’S SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

BEAR MCCREARY’S HUMAN TARGET EMMY AWARD® NOMINATION


“Largest Group of Musicians To Play On A Live-Action TV Series In Years” – JON BURLINGAME (VARIETY) (Los Angeles, CA – July 8, 2010) Composer Bear McCreary earns his first Emmy Award® nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music with Human Target. McCreary’s sweeping theme music is influenced by a more traditional approach to action/adventure scoring. Each episode of Human Target features as much as 30 minutes of music played by an average of 60 musicians, making it the “largest group of musicians to play on a live-action TV series in years” according to a recent article in Variety. … Continue reading BEAR MCCREARY’S HUMAN TARGET EMMY AWARD® NOMINATION

VOTING FOR THE PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SOUNDTRACKTRACK OF THE YEAR NOW OPEN


Winner To Be Announced At The World Soundtrack Awards At The Ghent International Film Festival October 23, 2010. Vote now for a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to WSA ceremony and concert. Have you always dreamt of being a VIP at the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony during the Ghent International Film Festival? Then vote now for the Public Choice Award For Best Soundtrack Of The Year and win a free weekend in the prestigious Marriott Hotel Ghent and two VIP-tickets for the 10th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony and concert on October 23rd! Ten world class composers … Continue reading VOTING FOR THE PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SOUNDTRACKTRACK OF THE YEAR NOW OPEN

THE 62nd EMMY NOMINATIONS AT THE MUSIC CATEGORIES


OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL – (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)BLESSED IS THE MATCH – Todd BoekelheideGEORGIA O’KEEFFE – Jeff BealTHE PACIFIC, PART TEN – Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli, Hans ZimmerTEMPLE GRANDIN – Alex WurmanWHEN LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH: THE LOIS WILSON STORY – Lawrence ShraggeYOU DON’T KNOW JACK – Marcelo Zarvos OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: Mayhem of the Music Meister – Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter, Michael Jelenic, James TuckerFLASHFORWARD: No More Good Days – Ramin DjawadiLOST: The End – Michael GiacchinoPSYCH: Mr. Yin Presents … Continue reading THE 62nd EMMY NOMINATIONS AT THE MUSIC CATEGORIES

TOP FILM & TELEVISION COMPOSERS TO SPEAK AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL


Appearances by Oscar and Emmy award-winning music talents Michael Giacchino, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Nathan Barr, Jim Dooley, John Ottman & Jeremy Zuckerman San Diego, CA –- Seven of the most prolific composers in film & television are slated to appear and speak for the brand new program: Behind the Music: Composing for Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy Film & Television in San Diego for Comic-Con – on July 22nd, 4:30-5:30pm in room 24ABC. Moderated by Anne Cecere – Director of Film/TV Relations of BMI, the panelists will include Michael Giacchino, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Nathan Barr, Jim Dooley, John Ottman … Continue reading TOP FILM & TELEVISION COMPOSERS TO SPEAK AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS TO RELEASE ALAN WAKE’S ORIGINAL SCORE


Original Music for Psychological Action Thriller Composed By Petri Alanko New York – July 6th, 2010 – Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents Alan Wake Original Score featuring original music from the Xbox 360® video game Alan Wake™ composed by Petri Alanko. The Alan Wake Original Score will be released on July 20th to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works http://www.sumthing.com/, and will be available for digital download on Sumthing Digital http://www.sumthingdigital.com/ and iTunes®. Bringing a new style of storytelling to Xbox 360®, Alan Wake™ is a psychological action thriller from … Continue reading SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS TO RELEASE ALAN WAKE’S ORIGINAL SCORE

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande, Reprise, Disney


Varèse Sarabande – SPARTACUS (Alex North, 6 CDs, 02/08/2010), CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE (Christopher Lennertz, 24/8/2010), THE TUDORS – THIRD SEASON (Trevor Morris, TV, 24/8/2010) Reprise Records – INCEPTION (Hans Zimmer, 12/07/2010) Walt Disney Records – THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE (Trevor Rabin, 06/07/2010) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande, Reprise, Disney

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Champion – Dimitri Tiomkin (SAE-CRS-021) The Last Airbender – James Newton Howard (Lakeshore 34152) The Lightkeepers – Pinar Toprak (MMS10012) Malice In Wonderland – Christian Henson & Joe Henson (MMS10010) Marmaduke – Christopher Lennertz (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 033 2) Night Of The Living Dead (1968) – Various (ZDCD21) Twilight Eclipse (Score) – Howard Shore (E1 2313) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES