Córdoba Film Music Festival Opens Jerry Goldsmith Award submissions

Jerry Goldsmith Awards recognizes young composers who want to break into the field of music for visual media

(Córdoba, May 30, 2014) Submissions are now being accepted for The International Film Music Festival of the Province of Córdoba’s (July 20th to 27th) annual Jerry Goldsmith Awards. The submission deadline for the 9th edition of the awards will be June 6th, 2014.

The Jerry Goldsmith Awards are awarded in eight categories – music for a full-length film, live-action short film, animation short film, documentary, commercial, promotional, song and free creation. From those award winners a ninth award – best overall young composer – will be selected. Continue reading Córdoba Film Music Festival Opens Jerry Goldsmith Award submissions

MOVIESCORE MEDIA TO RELEASE ‘TEST’ SOUNDTRACK

Original Music By Ceiri Torjussen

(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

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – June 3 to July 8

June 3
Altered States – John Corigliano – La-La Land
D.A.R.Y.L. – Marvin Hamlisch – La-La Land
Night Moves – Jeff Grace – Milan
X-Men: Days of Future Past John Ottman – Sony

June 10
Hidden Moon – Luis Bacalov – Varese Sarabande

June 17
House of Cards: Season Two Jeff Beal – Varese Sarabande
How to Train Your Dragon 2 – John Powell – Relativity Music
The Signal – Nima Fakhrara – Varese Sarabande
Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – June 3 to July 8

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 05/29/2014

Night Crossing – Jerry Goldsmith (Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 280)

ShiverRichard Band (Intrada MAF 7133)

MaleficentJames Newton Howard (Disney 1908702)

Railway ManDavid Hirschfelder (Varese 302 067 252 8)

Strike Back – Scott Shields (Varese VSD-7239) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 05/29/2014

COMPOSER JULIAN WASS TO RELEASE THREE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKS ON ITUNES THIS SUMMER

Julian Wass

Tribeca Films presents THE BIG ASK available now on VOD
Sony Pictures presents THE PRETTY ONE available on VOD June 3rd
Snag Films presents LOST FOR LIFE available on VOD in June

(MAY 27, 2014- Los Angeles, CA) – Composer, producer, instrumentalist Julian Wass will release three original motion picture soundtracks this summer; THE PRETTY ONE available June 3rd, THE BIG ASK released May 20th, and LOST FOR LIFE coming this summer, will all be available digitally on iTunes. The soundtracks feature original musical score composed by Julian Wass (HIT AND RUN). Continue reading COMPOSER JULIAN WASS TO RELEASE THREE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKS ON ITUNES THIS SUMMER

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 05/22/2014

Belle – Rachel Portman (Varese 302 067 278 8)

Calvary – Patrick Cassidy (Varese 302 067 279 8)

Godzilla (2014) – Alexandre Desplat (Water Tower 39519)

KEVIN KLIESCH SCORES FIRST DAYTIME EMMY® NOMINATION FOR ‘SOFIA THE FIRST’

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.”

Though primarily a daytime show, airing 9:30AM on Fridays, a SOFIA THE FIRST primetime special, The Floating Palace aired last year. Which means, though improbable, Kliesch could potentially be recognized with a primetime EMMY nomination later this year for the same show – a highly unusual occurrence in the music categories. Continue reading KEVIN KLIESCH SCORES FIRST DAYTIME EMMY® NOMINATION FOR ‘SOFIA THE FIRST’

VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘STRIKE BACK’ SOUNDTRACK

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.

STRIKE BACK launched by BBC in the UK and season one ran in the US as STRIKE BACK: ORIGINS on Cinemax (starring amongst other people THE WALKING DEAD’s Andrew Lincoln). “The sound now reflects the edgy kind of music that our heroes would listen to and gives a very contemporary feel to the show,” said Shields. Continue reading VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘STRIKE BACK’ SOUNDTRACK