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THE 2016 GRAMMY’S SOUNDTRACK NOMINATIONS


grammy-logo-260x150BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

BRIDGE OF SPIES – Thomas Newman
THE HATEFUL EIGHT – Ennio Morricone
THE REVENANT – Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – John Williams
STRANGER THINGS VOLUME 1 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
STRANGER THINGS VOLUME 2 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Continue reading THE 2016 GRAMMY’S SOUNDTRACK NOMINATIONS

VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS CELEBRATES AWARD NOMINATIONS


Justin Hurwitz and WHIPLASH – Grammy® Nominated Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Carter Burwell and CAROL – Golden Globe nominated for Best Original Score Motion Picture

         

(December 21, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA) – On Monday December 7, WHIPLASH (original score by Justin Hurwitz) earned a Grammy® nomination in the “Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media” category. Later in the week, CAROL (composed by Carter Burwell) earned a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Original Score Motion Picture”. Both soundtrack recordings were released by Varèse Sarabande Records. Continue reading VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS CELEBRATES AWARD NOMINATIONS

THE 2015 GRAMMY WINNERS AT THE SOUNDTRACK CATEGORIES


BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – Alexandre Desplat

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
FROZEN

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
LET IT GOFrozen –  Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez

John Williams won at the Best Instrumental Composition category for the title cue from THE BOOK THIEF,

THE 2015 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS AT THE SOUNDTRACK CATEGORIES


BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

FROZEN – Christophe Beck
GONE GIRL – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – Alexandre Desplat
GRAVITY – Steven Price
SAVING MR. BANKS – Thomas Newman Continue reading THE 2015 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS AT THE SOUNDTRACK CATEGORIES

THE 2014 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS AT THE SOUNDTRACK CATEGORIES


BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
ARGO – Alexandre Desplat
THE GREAT GATSBY – Craig Armstrong
LIFE OF PI – Mychael Danna
LINCOLN – John Williams
SKYFALL – Thomas Newman
ZERO DARK THIRTY – Alexandre Desplat

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
DJANGO UNCHAINED
THE GREAT GATSBY (DELUXE EDITION)
LES MISÉRABLES (DELUXE EDITION)
MUSCLE SHOALS
SOUND CITY: REAL TO REEL

Continue reading THE 2014 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS AT THE SOUNDTRACK CATEGORIES

Grammy Award Winning Arranger Nan Schwartz contributes orchestrations for Oscar nominated scores ARGO and LIFE OF PI


Schwartz receives Grammy-nomination “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist” for “Wild is the Wind” performed by Whitney Kaufman and the London Symphony Orchestra.

(West Hollywood, CA) January 31, 2013—Grammy award winning arranger/composer Nan Schwartz contributed orchestrations to two Oscar nominated film scores this year: ARGO and LIFE OF PI. The score for ARGO won the Satellite Award, the score for Life of Pi won the Golden Globe and both scores are Academy Award nominated. Nan Schwartz is nominated this year for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for “Wild is the Wind” performed by Whitney Kaufman and the London Symphony Orchestra. 

For ARGO, film composer Alexandre Desplat combined Iranian influences with classic orchestration. He turned to colleague Nan Schwartz, who had previously worked with him on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and the Oscar nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button among other projects. LIFE OF PI marks her first collaboration with the film’s composer Mychael Danna.

Nan Schwartz’s talents as an arranger are displayed on trumpeter Arturo Sandoval’s latest CD, “Dear Diz,” a three-time Latin Grammy winner (2012) and a three-time Grammy nominee this year. In addition, Schwartz recently returned from Berlin where she conducted her arrangements for European superstar/musician Till Bronner.

A pioneer female composer, Nan Schwartz has garnered accolades for her work. Her musical talents can be heard in all genres, from numerous television series, jazz albums, concert works to film scores. In 2009, she received a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for “Here’s That Rainy Day” performed by Natalie Cole. Other Grammy nominations include her arrangements on John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra’s Night and Day: Celebrate Sinatra. As a composer, Schwartz is best known for scoring the entire television series In the Heat of the Night. Other awards include seven Emmy award nominations, including an unprecedented three in one year. Additionally, Nan Schwartz has created demo recordings based on the best seller E.L. James Fifty Shades of Gray. She hopes her musical interpretation earns her consideration as the composer for the upcoming film.

AUSTIN WINTORY RECEIVES GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR HIS VIDEO GAME SCORE ‘JOURNEY’


Journey is the first video game score in history to be nominated for a Grammy Award
Austin Wintory also Nominated for Best Score and Best Original Song at Spike Video Game Awards

 (West Hollywood, CA) December 6, 2012—Composer Austin Wintory is nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for the video game JourneyJourney is the first video game score in history to be nominated for a Grammy Award. Wintory is nominated along with Academy Award winning composers John Williams (The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn), Ludovic Bource (The Artist), Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Rises), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), and Howard Shore (Hugo). The Journey score album debuted this past April on the Billboard Charts higher than any previous videogame score ever has, and was the #1 on soundtrack on iTunes all over the world. Wintory is also nominated for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for Journey for the Spike Video Game Awards taking place on December 7, 2012 at 6:00PM on Spike TV.

Upon hearing the news of his Grammy nomination, Austin Wintory stated, “I really don’t have words to describe how it feels. Every one of the other composers have produced works I love dearly, and above all John Williams is a lifelong idol. To be listed next to him doesn’t feel real and I suspect never will.”

Last night shortly after the Grammy nominations, Austin Wintory discovered his nomination through a familiar source. “I heard about the nomination the best possible way: from my dear friend and Grammy-trailblazer Chris Tin. Chris broke down walls for game music two years ago, and so it was absolutely beautiful that he happened to catch the news first and we spoke on the phone before I’d talked to anyone else.”

Austin Wintory is hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as one of 15 composers “primed to take their place on the A-list.” The twenty- eight year old has already amassed over 300 composing credits including over 40 features, a dozen video games, and numerous concert works. Wintory’s works have been performed by orchestras and chamber ensembles around the US and Europe. His accolades include a BAFTA nomination for flOw, two Hollywood Music in Media Awards for “Best New Composer” and “Best Original Score, Mobile Video Game,” and the Game Audio Network Guild Award for “Rookie of the Year.” flOw was recently honored at the Smithsonian Museum this spring as part of The Art of Video Games exhibit. His most recent film, A Little Help, starring Jenna Fischer (The Office), won “Best Feature” at several film festivals. Wintory was also a featured panelist at the Game Developers Conference earlier this year in San Francisco discussing his score for Journey.

Other accolades for Wintory include the Fangoria Chainsaw Award nomination for “Best Original Score” for the Sundance hit Grace, which was also named one of Vision in Sound’s Top Ten Scores for 2009. The Sundance Audience Award winner Captain Abu Raed put Wintory on the short list as a contender for the Academy Awards for “Best Original Score.” He was also nominated by the International Film Music Critics Association for “Breakout Composer of the Year.”

Wintory also maintains a busy schedule writing concert music and composing/ producing albums. Beyond composing, he is a strong advocate for music in schools, particularly in early education. Austin Wintory is an active member on the Board of Directors for Education Through Music- Los Angeles.

THE 2011 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS AT THE SOUNDTRACK CATEGORIES


BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
BLACK SWAN – Clint Mansell
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1 – Alexandre Desplat
THE KING’S SPEECH – Alexandre Desplat
THE SHRINE – Ryan Shore
TRON LEGACY – Daft Punk

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
BOARDWALK EMPIRE: VOLUME 1
BURLESQUE
GLEE, THE MUSIC: VOLUME 4
TANGLED
TRUE BLOOD: VOLUME 3

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA
BORN TO BE SOMEBODY (from NEVER SAY NEVER) – Diane Warren
CHRISTMASTIME IS KILLING US (from FAMILY GUY) – Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane, Danny Smith
I SEE THE LIGHT (from TANGLED) – Alan Menken, Glenn Slater
SO LONG (from WINNIE THE POOH) – Zooey Deschanel
WHERE THE RIVER GOES (from FOOTLOOSE) – Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson, Anne Preven
YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST OF ME (from BURLESQUE) – Diane Warren