CRAIG ARMSTRONG TO BE HONORED WITH THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT SOUNDTRACK COLOGNE 15


Craig Armstrong

In his multi-faceted works, classical and electronic sounds blend together in a virtuoso manner, his film scores became cult and won numerous awards – now Craig Armstrong will receive SoundTrack_Cologne’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award during the award ceremony of this year’s conference on August 25th, 2018. Continue reading “CRAIG ARMSTRONG TO BE HONORED WITH THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT SOUNDTRACK COLOGNE 15”

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JAMES EDWARD BARKER TO SCORE ‘GWEN’


James Edward Barker

Award-winning composer James Edward Barker has signed on to score Endor Productions and BFI’s upcoming Gothic mystery-thriller Gwen, by first time feature director William McGregor. The film is Produced by Tom Nash and Hilary Bevan Jones for Endor, Lizzie Francke (’71) for the BFI, and stars BAFTA-nominated actress Maxine Peake (Funny Cow, The Theory of Everything) alongside Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Britannia) and newcomer Jodie Innes. Continue reading “JAMES EDWARD BARKER TO SCORE ‘GWEN’”

HANS ZIMMER TO RECEIVE THE MAX STEINER AWARD IN VIENNA


Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner Hans Zimmer to be recognized by Vienna, the City of Music, for his innovative contributions to Music in Film during the annual Hollywood in Vienna Gala and this year’s concert

Los Angeles/ Vienna, April 22nd, 2018- Hollywood in Vienna CEO and Founder Sandra Tomek is proud to announce that Academy Award, Tony Award, 2-time Golden Globe and 3-time Grammy Winner Hans Zimmer will be honored with the 2018 Max Steiner Award in Vienna during the Annual Hollywood in Vienna Concert Gala. Hans Zimmer’s illustrious career has spanned over 150 film and television projects and encompasses about every genre and popular film franchise one can think about, from “Driving Miss Daisy” to “The Dark Knight” and from “The Lion King” to “Dunkirk”. Continue reading “HANS ZIMMER TO RECEIVE THE MAX STEINER AWARD IN VIENNA”

JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON AND RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS ARE THE MAIN WINNERS AT THE 17th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS


Tonight, the 17th World Soundtrack Awards have been awarded in Ghent. Jóhann Jóhannsson and Rupert Gregson-Williams won Best Film Composer of the Year and Best Television Composer of the Year respectively, while David Shire received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his entire career. Guest of honour during the concert that follows the awards ceremony, is jazz composer Terence Blanchard. Continue reading “JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON AND RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS ARE THE MAIN WINNERS AT THE 17th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS”

DANIEL LICHT (1957-2017)


Daniel Licht

Daniel Licht, composer of the TV show Dexter, and movies such as Thinner, Hellraiser: BloodlineChildren of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice, as well as video games including Dishonored, Dishonored 2 Silent Hill: Downpour passed away on Wednesday, August 2, after a battle with a rare form of sarcoma. Continue reading “DANIEL LICHT (1957-2017)”

SOUNDTRACK_COLOGNE ANNOUNCES FULL FILM COMPOSER LINE-UP


Music in Film at SoundTrack_Cologne: The composers of “Cloud Atlas”, “Fack ju Göhte”, “Wendy”, a workshop for music media conducting with Frank Strobel and two panels about team composing Continue reading “SOUNDTRACK_COLOGNE ANNOUNCES FULL FILM COMPOSER LINE-UP”

MASTERCLASS WITH DANNY ELFMAN DURING HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA


“FIMU – Film Music Symposium Vienna” to take place during Hollywood in Vienna at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna

Vienna, July 6th, 2017 – This year’s Film Music Symposium takes place on September 26th and 27th, 2017 at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. Continue reading “MASTERCLASS WITH DANNY ELFMAN DURING HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA”

LALO SCHIFRIN TO RECEIVE COMMANDEUR OF ARTS AND LETTERS BY FRANCE’S ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES


Schifrin To Appear At Two Festivals As A Special Guest
Cinematheque Festival To Feature a Retrospective of Schifrin’s Films (November 9-14)
Festival du Cinéma & Musique de Film de la Baule Featuring Tribute To Schifrin With A Special Concert Featuring His Music (November 9-13)

(October 27, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – On November 8th France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres will be presenting composer Lalo Schifrin with their prestigious Commandeur of Arts and Letters. Two festivals in France will be paying tribute to Schifrin over the subsequent seven days. Continue reading “LALO SCHIFRIN TO RECEIVE COMMANDEUR OF ARTS AND LETTERS BY FRANCE’S ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES”

30th BRAUNSCHWEIG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HOUNORS FILM COMPOSER PATRICK DOYLE


Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle

The festival to take place November 7th – 13th, 2016-10-23 Continue reading “30th BRAUNSCHWEIG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HOUNORS FILM COMPOSER PATRICK DOYLE”

THE 16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS


Ryuichi Sakamoto received the Lifetime Achievement Award

On 19 October, the World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 2016 World Soundtrack Awards in Capitole, Ghent. Film Fest Gent celebrated its 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards by focusing on television scores. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir performed scores from the most beloved television shows in recent history, conducted by Music Director Dirk Brossé Continue reading “THE 16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS”

CLIFF MARTINEZ TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DURING SOUNDTRACK_COLOGNE 13


Cliff-Martinez
Cliff Martinez

The largest German conference for music and sound in Film, TV, Games and Media to honor award winning composer Cliff Martinez (“Neon Demon”, “Drive”) during Soundtrack_Cologne 13, taking place August 24th- 28th in Cologne, Germany

Cologne/ Los Angeles, July 26, 2016 – Over the past 13 years Soundtrack_Cologne has become a fixture in the cultural calendar of the Media City of Cologne, which is home to the biggest German TV stations. Each year the conference welcomes guests from around the globe and is now an inspiration for the growing landscape of music festivals and conferences in Europe. As a symbol of recognition for exceptional achievements in the art of film music, Soundtrack_Cologne honors an outstanding individual each year with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Continue reading “CLIFF MARTINEZ TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DURING SOUNDTRACK_COLOGNE 13”

PAUL LEONARD-MORGAN EARNS HIS FIRST EMMY® NOMINATION


Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) for LIMITLESS

(July 14, 2016 — Los Angeles, CA) Composer Paul Leonard-Morgan earns his first EMMY® nomination for his work on the CBS series LIMITLESS.  Leonard-Morgan also composed the music for the film on which the series was based. Continue reading “PAUL LEONARD-MORGAN EARNS HIS FIRST EMMY® NOMINATION”

COMPOSER JAMES NEWTON HOWARD RECEIVES BMI ICON AWARD AT BMI FILM/TV AWARDS


Beverly Hills ceremony also honored year’s top film and television composers Continue reading “COMPOSER JAMES NEWTON HOWARD RECEIVES BMI ICON AWARD AT BMI FILM/TV AWARDS”

ATTICUS ROSS SCORES ‘TRIPLE 9’


triple-9Oscar-winning composer and Nine Inch Nail co-founder Atticus Ross (The Social Network, Love & Mercy,The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) has co-scored with Claudia Sarne, Leopold Ross, and Bobby Krlic the new John Hillcoat (Lawless, The Road, The Proposition) crime thriller, Triple 9. Ross is one of the most versatile composers today, and on this score he incorporated new electronic sounds, loops, and synths giving each track a distinct intensity not seen in traditional film scores. Continue reading “ATTICUS ROSS SCORES ‘TRIPLE 9’”

Composer Profile: Jeremy Nathan Tisser


jeremyJeremy Nathan Tisser is a young, talented composer for film, television and multimedia projects that represents the new wave of artists coming up, that are now facing the realities of this competitive career field. In only a few short years since finishing his studies first at Cal State Northridge, then at the USC Film Scoring Program, Jeremy has already earned five Global Music Awards and one Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMAs) with two more HMMA nominations this year. Continue reading “Composer Profile: Jeremy Nathan Tisser”

PAUL LEONARD-MORGAN SCORES THE NEW CBS SERIES ‘LIMITLESS’


Composer Paul Leonard-Morgan is the composer for the new CBS series LIMITLESS. Leonard-Morgan, who also composed the music for the film which spawned the series, also co-wrote the song “No Easy Way Out” which appeared in the first and third episodes of the series. You can preview the song here: http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/08/limitless-bad-mannequins-no-easy-way-out-exclusive Continue reading “PAUL LEONARD-MORGAN SCORES THE NEW CBS SERIES ‘LIMITLESS’”

BMI TO HONOR ALEXANDRE DESPLAT WITH BMI ICON AWARD


Chris Montan to receive Classic Contribution Award at Ceremony Slated for May 13 in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2015 – Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, will present the BMI Icon Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer Alexandre Desplat at the organization’s 2015 Film & Television Awards. Chris Montan will receive the Classic Contribution Award for his distinguished three decade career at Disney, including his current role as President of Walt Disney Music – a position he’s maintained for twenty years – and executive music producing all of the studio’s animated features. The annual ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 13, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The private event will also honor the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs. Continue reading “BMI TO HONOR ALEXANDRE DESPLAT WITH BMI ICON AWARD”

BOOK ‘GUERRILLA FILM SCORING’ EXPOSES COMPOSERS’ SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES


Candid book & documentary voted a groundbreaking guide for demonetized music industry by universities and professionals

Guerrilla Film Scoring: Practical Advice from Hollywood ComposersLos Angeles, CA, March 18, 2015 — Jeremy Borum’s Guerrilla Film Scoring is the first guide to provide new cutting-edge solutions for composers to deliver quality music with ever-shrinking budgets. Even before its release on April 16, 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield, it already has been chosen as a must-read for composers worldwide by 15 out of the top 25 most influential music universities* such as Juilliard , Yale, USC, Berklee College of Music, and the Royal College of Music (UK). Both professors and professional composers are endorsing this book as the definitive groundbreaking guide to the new film scoring and music landscape. Continue reading “BOOK ‘GUERRILLA FILM SCORING’ EXPOSES COMPOSERS’ SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES”

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”

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”

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’”