(May 30, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) – Moviescore Media will release TEST – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on June 3. 2014. The soundtrack features the original score composed by Welsh born composer Ceiri Torjussen (THE CANAL, BIG ASS SPIDER). TEST (winner of the 2013 Outfest, presented at the 2014 Berlinale) is a drama set during the 80s, and features a moodily ambient electronic score.
“When director Chris Johnson and I started discussing the music for TEST we concluded that since the film was set in 1985, it would be cool to create a score directly inspired by 80’s music,” said Torjussen. “Our ultimate goal was to make music that would fit the period and gel with the licensed 80s pop tracks, but also address the emotional turmoil that the characters were going through when confronted with the new and terrifying AIDS virus.” Continue reading “MOVIESCORE MEDIA TO RELEASE ‘TEST’ SOUNDTRACK”
Primetime Special SOFIA THE FIRST: THE FLOATING PALACE Would Qualify for Primetime EMMY Consideration
(May 22, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Composer Kevin Kliesch (THUNDERCATS, SUPERMAN: UNBOUND) has earned his first EMMY® nomination for his work on the hit Disney Junior series SOFIA THE FIRST.
“Once I found out I had been nominated from the show’s creator, Craig Gerber, I immediately woke up my wife and told her the good news. We were both shaking with excitement!” said Kliesch. “It was such an honor to hear that the Academy thought my music for SOFIA THE FIRST was award-worthy.”
Featuring Original Music By Scott Shields And The Main Title Theme “Short Change Hero” By The Heavy
(May 20, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records will release STRIKE BACK – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available digitally and on CD May 27, 2014. The soundtrack features the hard rocking original score composed by Scott Shields (the UK rock band GUN) for the third and fourth seasons of the show. The album also features the main title theme song “Short Change Hero” performed by The Heavy.
May 20 Belle – Rachel Portman – Varese Sarabande Calvary – Patrick Cassidy – Varese Sarabande Cold in July – Jeff Grace – Milan The Peacemaker – Hans Zimmer – La-La Land Son of Batman – Frederik Wiedmann – La-La Land
(May 15, 2014 – Culver City, CA) Sparks & Shadows announces the release of the DA VINCI’S DEMONS: SEASON 2 Original Television Soundtrack, featuring original music by Bear McCreary. The album from the second season of the hit STARZ Original series, produced with BBC Worldwide and Adjacent Productions, will be available through all digital providers on May 27th. A 2-CD collectors edition version will be released later this year.
(May 15, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Composer Michael Penn (BOOGIE NIGHTS, SUNSHINE CLEANING, HBO’s GIRLS) was recognized last night with a BMI Award for his work on SHOWTIME’s MASTERS OF SEX.
Every year Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) salutes the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs at its annual Film & TV Awards.
“We are thrilled to honor Michael Penn for his work on this show. Not only is MASTERS OF SEX a top rated show, but Michael’s music for it is sheer genius,” said Doreen Ringer-Ross, VP of Film/TV Relations of BMI. “The full-length show open for MASTERS OF SEX is comprised of clever and creative images that, together with Michael’s unique theme, totally define the show’s spirit. This is especially great in a day where TV themes are disappearing.” Continue reading “MICHAEL PENN EARNS BMI RECOGNITION FOR ‘MASTERS OF SEX’”
Beverly Hills ceremony also honors year’s top film and television composers
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 15, 2014 – Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, held its annual Film/TV Awards last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The ceremony saluted the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs. Continue reading “MYCHAEL DANNA RECEIVES RICHARD KIRK AWARD AT BMI/FILM TV AWARDS”
Sony Music announces the release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of X-Men: Days of Future Past, featuring music composed by BAFTA Award winner John Ottman. The soundtrack will be available digitally on May 19 and on CD June 3. The composer is no stranger to this epic movie series and to the superhero genre. As both composer and editor, Ottman is the musical right-hand man of Bryan Singer, with whom he collaborated on The Usual Suspects, Jack the Giant Slayer and Valkyrie, and for whom he wrote the soundtrack of X2, the second in the X-Men series. Continue reading “SONY MUSIC TO RELEASE ‘X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST’ ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”
(May 9, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records will release CALVARY Original Motion Picture Soundtrack available digitally on May 13th and on CD May 20, 2014. The soundtrack features original score by Patrick Cassidy (KILL THE IRISHMAN, CHE GUEVARA). CALVARY won the Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 2014 and was nominated for a total of six awards at the Irish Film and Television Awards, including Best Original Score for Patrick Cassidy.
May 13 Apology – Maurice Jarre – Buysoundtrax Dan Curtis’ Dracula – Robert Cobert – Varese Sarabande Godzilla – Alexandre Desplat – Watertower Lone Survivor – Steve Jablonsky, Explosions in the Sky – River Road Walking with Dinosaurs – Paul Leonard-Morgan – River Road
May 6 The Double – Andrew Hewitt – Milan Flash Gordon vol. 2 – Michael Picton – Perseverance The Rat Patrol Vol. 2 – Dominic Frontiere, Alex North – La-La Land The Quiet Ones – Lucas Vidal – Varese Sarabande The Sacrament – Tyler Bates – Milan
Muppets Most Wanted (Score) – Christophe Beck (Disney/Intrada D002018902) The Rescue – Bruce Broughton (Intrada Special Collection Volume 276) Draft Day – John Debney (Lakeshore 34375) Who Is Killing The Great Chefs Of Europe? – Henry Mancini (Varese 7268) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 05/01/2014
(May 1, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records will release BELLE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD May 13, 2014. The soundtrack features original score composed by Rachel Portman (THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, EMMA). Academy Award® winner Rachel Portman (Emma) delivers one of her most sumptuous scores for this period story of illicit love, BELLE.
“The score needed to support many different emotions within the story. At times it needed strong bold themes, at others, subtle almost ‘holding’ an atmosphere or feeling.” said Portman. “It is a very beautiful film with a fascinating story – both wonderful ingredients for a composer to work with! Using all the elements of the film, she came up with something really different,” said director Amma Asante of Portman. “At times, it absolutely brought tears to my eyes.” Continue reading “VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘BELLE’ ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK”