Featuring Original Music By Tim Jones With Exclusive Premiere Tracks from World-Renowned Duo JEFFSTER
(March 25, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records will release CHUCK – Original Television Soundtrack digitally and on CD April 7, 2015. The album features the show’s original score by Tim Jones (Human Target, Cult), with three performances by Jeffster, featuring Vik Sahay: “Take on Me”, “Fortunate Son,” and “Fat Bottom Girls.” The digital version of the soundtrack will contain additional score tracks and two bonus Jeffster songs, “Leaving on a Jet Plane” and the hilarious “Mr. Roboto.” Continue reading “VARÈSE SARABANDE RELEASES ‘CHUCK’ – ORIGINAL TELEVISION 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.”
(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’”
(April 24, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Composer Frederik Wiedmann (BEWARE THE BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX) is proud to announce that has composed the music for the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie SON OF BATMAN. Additionally, the film FIELD OF LOST SHOES, featuring music by Wiedmann, is showing in select markets. Continue reading “FREDERIK WIEDMANN SCORES ‘SON OF BATMAN’ AND ‘FIELD OF LOST SHOES’”
(March 31, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records will release SHAMELESS Music From The Television Series available digitally and on CD April 15, 2014. Included on the soundtrack is the opening song from season four, “Written Down” by David E. Sugar, making its first U.S. release.
HBO Movie THE NORMAL HEART, Directed by Ryan Murphy Cinemax Series THE KNICK, Directed by Steven Soderbergh
(March 6, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Composer Cliff Martinez (Drive, Spring Breakers) is proud to announce several upcoming projects and appearances. Martinez is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a BMI Richard Kirk Lifetime Achievement Award-winner.
A frequent collaborator of director Steven Soderbergh, Martinez will team with Soderbergh again on the upcoming 10-episode series THE KNICK, which will begin airing late spring on Cinemax. The series, starring Jeremy Bobb, Steve Garfanti and Clive Owen, is set in New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century.
(September 16, 2013 – Culver City, CA) – On September 15, 2013, composer Bear McCreary earned his first Emmy®Award for the Main Title Theme for DA VINCI’S DEMONS at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. McCreary had been nominated one previous time in the same category for HUMAN TARGET.
“To be nominated alongside some of the most exciting composers working in the industry was, itself, a tremendous honor. I am totally overwhelmed by this win,” said McCreary.
“I must share this award with series creator David S. Goyer. When I played him my first demo for the main title, he gave me the greatest feedback a producer can bestow. He said the music was too short!” described McCreary. “The theme was so catchy, he wanted to hear more of it. So, he re-cut his first episode and nearly doubled the length of the Main Title sequence, giving me the opportunity to expand on my ideas. Now that the Main Title Theme and Main Title Design have both won Emmys, I think its safe to say that Goyer had the right idea!”
May 21, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Thanks to loyal fans and Netflix, Arrested Development is back! Fans of Arrested Development are as gung-ho about the music as they are about the show. Composer David Schwartz (Deadwood, Northern Exposure), who composed the music for the entire series, is back for a fourth season, and a movie to follow. Schwartz composes both the original score and songs for the series.
“The music for the series has always been eclectic. From the signature Tahitian ukulele cues to the ultra mock-serious orchestra cues I always strive to do something unique with the music. Often it’s more about writing fun music … as opposed to funny music. And it’s so important to match the comedic timing and pace of every scene.”
Schwartz continues, “I really wanted the music to grow and hopefully expand on the first three seasons. Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of Arrested Development, is brilliant, and inspiring. He’s highly musical himself and is a cornucopia of ideas, musical and otherwise. Mitch, music editor Jason Tregoe Newman, and myself get together and discuss scenes and musical concepts. That said, I have a tremendous amount of creative freedom. This season, there has not been a temp track. For the most part, Mitch hears the score for the first time on the dub stage. This level of trust is unique and inspires me to work even harder.”
Schwartz attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Berklee College of Music in Boston. David’s first scoring job was the multi Emmy award winning hit, Northern Exposure. It earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition for its memorable theme song.
For the historical drama DA VINCI’S DEMONS (airing on STARZ), composer Bear McCreary was inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci, who famously wrote backwards and forwards. Said McCreary, “Leonardo’s Theme is a palindrome, inspired by the mirror writing (writing backwards and forwards) that he is famous for. In music, this technique is an established trick called ‘retrograde.’ The theme is the same when played forwards or backwards.” You can read more about McCreary’s composition of the Da Vinci’s Demons Main Theme at http://www.bearmccreary.com/#blog/da-vincis-demons-the-hanged-man/. The theme is currently available on iTunes, with a full soundtrack planned for this summer. Continue reading DA VINCI’S DEMONS (Main Theme) by Bear McCreary
(March 19, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA/Vancouver, Canada) – On April 3rd, Direct TV will debut its original series, Rogue, with music composed by Jeff Toyne. This marks Toyne’s debut into American television. Direct TV famously revived series such as Friday Night Lights and Damages, giving them additional seasons. Rogue is their first attempt at creating their own scripted content. Toyne comments, “It’s been an absolute thrill to work on this production! The taut storyline, the great look, and the fine performances have all inspired my music. I’m lucky to be a part of such a wonderful collaborative team.”
The score soundtrack to Rogue is scheduled to release sometime after the season finale. The release date is yet to be determined.
About Jeff Toyne:
Jeff Toyne is a Canadian-born composer. In his music, Toyne blends orchestral virtuosity with cutting-edge technology, creating a unique voice for each project. His feature film credits include Abel’s Field (2013), Twist of Faith (2013), Dirty Girl (2011), Blooded (2010, co-written with Ilan Eshkeri), and 10 Years Later (2009). Equally at home in television, Toyne scored several features for Lifetime including Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011), winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best TV Movie, nominated for Best Score and winner of the MPSE Golden Reel Award. Additionally, Toyne has scored The Devil You Know (Investigation Discovery, 2010-2013). The recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, Toyne was named one of Playback Magazine’s “Ten to Watch” in 2011. He has been commissioned by organizations such as the Canadian Armed Forces, for which he composed “Splendor Sine Occasu”, the Official March of the British Columbia Brigade. In 2007, Toyne was accepted as one of six composers to attend the prestigious Sundance Composers Lab. Jeff Toyne divides his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome on March 12th Caprica: Original Television Soundtrack in April (February 5, 2013 – Burbank, CA) La-La Land Records announces the release of two new soundtracks, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome on March 12th and Caprica: Original Television Soundtrack in April. Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica) composed both scores. “In scoring the Battlestar Galactica prequels Caprica and Blood & Chrome, I returned to the unique combination of world and orchestral sounds that defined my previous score,” McCreary described. “But, both prequels had their own distinct approach. Caprica was interlaced with delicate chamber orchestra textures, … Continue reading LA-LA LAND RECORDS RELEASES TWO NEW ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’ SOUNDTRACKS
Frank Darabont’s LA Noir picked up by TNT for Six Episodes (Los Angeles, CA) November 1, 2012—Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer Mark Isham is scoring the recently picked up TNT period drama LA Noir, directed by Frank Darabont (The Green Mile) and produced by Michael De Luca (The Social Network) and Elliott Webb (Tall Time Tales). LA Noir stars Jon Berthnal (Walking Dead) as an ex-Marine turned LAPD Cop during the 1940’s & 1950’s. LA Noir is based on the non-fiction book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City by author John Buntin. Mark … Continue reading MARK ISHAM SCORES TNT’s ‘LA NOIR’
Premiering Monday, September 17, 2012 at 10:00PM/9:00PM CST (West Hollywood, CA) September 7, 2012—Award winning composer Christopher Lennertz is scoring NBC’s highly anticipated new series Revolution premiering Monday, September 17, 2012 at 10:00PM/9:00 PM CST. Revolution was created by Eric Kripke (The Adjustment Bureau), directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and produced by J.J. Abrams (Lost) and stars actors Billy Burke (Twilight Saga) and Tracy Spiridakos (Rise of the Planets of the Apes). Christopher Lennertz also recenlty scored Thanks for Sharing, directed by Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right), premiering tomorrow night at the Toronto Film Festival. Revolution is … Continue reading CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ SCORES NBC’S ‘REVOLUTION’
(Los Angeles, CA) July 5, 2012 — Composer Blake Neely scores USA Network’s highly anticipated political mini-series Political Animals. From director and writer Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters) and producer Laurence Mark (Julie and Julia), Political Animals stars Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Carla Gugino (Sin City), and Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream). Political Animals will premiere on USA Network on July 15, 2012 at 10PM/9C. Political Animals follows former first lady Elaine Barrish Hammond (Weaver) as she assumes the role of Secretary of State and tries to keep her family together while a hungry DC journalist (Gugino) attempts to ruin … Continue reading BLAKE NEELY SCORES ‘POLITICAL ANIMALS’
Dexter’s Season Two available on Blu-Ray disc; Season One DVD and soundtrack in Stores (Hollywood, CA) Composer Daniel Licht draws from the ages to create music for the Showtime Original series “Dexter” by using prehistoric instruments made from human or animal bones. These are some of the earliest known musical instruments and were chosen for keeping with the series’ theme of title character Dexter Morgan, the Miami-based serial killer who works for the Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst, who dismembers his victims. The music can be heard throughout Season two and season three. Season two is now … Continue reading ‘DEXTER’S DANIEL LICHT SCORES ‘MANEATER’