Film and TV
Trent Reznor on Soul: ‘We Spent a Lot of Time Discussing how You’re Supposed to Feel’ (Rolling Stone)
The acclaimed Disney/Pixar film also boasts musical contributions from Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails bandmate Atticus Ross, and Grammy nominee Jon Batiste.
How Bridgerton Puts a Classical Spin on Billie Eilish & Ariana Grande (New York Post)
That string-laden sweetness that sets the stage for some 19th century romancing in the first episode of Bridgerton — Netflix’s hot new period drama — isn’t Vivaldi. (That comes later in the season.)
The 10 Best TV Needle Drops of 2020 (Vulture)
This year, from comedies to dramas, from terrestrial networks to streaming services, a good soundtrack was often as big a part of a show’s critical conversation, and as crucial a component in separating great TV from the rest of the pack, as any other element.
The Music of Bridgerton: Kris Bowers on Composing the Series’ Score and Incorporating Modern Pop Flourishes (Variety)
Soundtracking a story that takes place centuries ago is challenging for any modern composer, but Bridgerton does an excellent job of reimagining what a period piece sounds like.
Top TV Song Last Week: “The End” by JPOLND (Tunefind)
Bridgerton, the hotly anticipated new period drama series from Shonda Rhimes arrived on Netflix on Christmas Day and nearly took over Tunefind’s entire trending music chart. At the top, a brand new song from a singer/songwriter’s new music project.
Composer Nainita Desai Interview on The Reason I Jump (The Movie Culture)
Nainita Desai is not just a film composer but a BAFTA Award Nominated Composer whose recent film The Reason I Jump tries to infuse Movie Comprising with Sound Design.
Promising Young Woman Understands the Power of the Perfect Pop Song (Vanity Fair)
From reclaiming Paris Hilton’s “Stars Are Blind” to a dissonant instrumental cover of Britney Spears’s “Toxic,” director Emerald Fennell, composer Anthony Willis, and music supervisor Susan Jacobs walk V.F. through the drama’s meticulous music choices.
From Ammonite to Shirley, These Five Scores are Flying Under the Radar for Awards Consideration (Variety)
An employed silence. A scratchy phonograph playing a theme inspired by Yiddish music. An exercise in minimalism. Those are some of the components in scores belonging to films flying under the radar as awards season begins.
Tamar-kali on Scoring for Film, Chamber Orchestra & DIY Punk Bands (Composer Magazine)
Brooklyn’s Tamar-kali says she is not much of a gearhead. But when the multi-instrumentalist got her first film score commission – a soundtrack for director Dee Rees’ Mudbound – she learned her way around a digital audio workstation at warp speed.
Top Musicians of 2020: Sync Artists & Composers (Tunefind)
These are the artists that were the most popular, had the most sync placements, and inspired the most research and discovery on Tunefind in 2020.
Top TV Shows of 2020 Driving Music Discovery (Tunefind)
Here at Tunefind we’re looking back at some of the highlights from 2020, including the top movie soundtracks, top new TV shows driving music discovery, top tv syncs, and most popular artists on Tunefind.
The Best Game Music of 2020 (The Gamer)
The best gaming soundtracks and songs get us hyped up to tear apart giant robots, shoot zombies, or plant some pretty flowers. There were quite a few musical highlights in 2020, so let’s take a look at the best gaming music of the year.
Checking the Score: 2020 – The Best Year for Vaporwave in Game Soundtracks (Hardcore Gamer)
While many point to how lifelike the next blockbuster action title is or how gorgeous an artistic indie darling is when it comes to evaluating a game, these visuals would lose their impact without a stirring soundtrack to score them.
A Brief Retrospective of Video Game Soundtracks and their Role in Immersion (Goomba Stomp)
Since first cruising the streets of Vice City at too young an age as 80s classics from Slayer to Blondie blared through tinny speakers, music has felt like an essential and integral part of video games.
Resident Evil 7 Composer Will Create Monster Hunter Rise Soundtrack (Screen Rant)
Capcom has announced that the lead composer for Monster Hunter Rise’s original soundtrack is Satoshi Hori, the same composer responsible for some of the music that haunted many a player in 2017’s Resident Evil 7.
Why 2021 is the Year for Sonic Branding (Creative Brief)
Both brands and agencies are more aware of the value of music, sonic branding and identity and the breadth of technologies that now exist meaning the number of places where a brand can live is increasing.
2021 will be the Year of Audio Advertising Innovation (Ad Exchanger)
Audio advertising is stuck in a time warp. In fact, one could argue that audio ads have been effectively the same since the 1970s – an experiential relic of how most audio entertainment was consumed at the time.
15 Years Later, Nickelback Spoofs its ‘Photograph’ Video for Google (Muse by Clio)
To tout its Photos app, Google engaged the Canadian rockers seemingly everybody loves to hate for a remake of their oft-maligned 2005 song and video “Photograph.”
Warner Music Makes ‘Eight-Figure’ Investment in Gaming Platform Roblox (Variety)
Online gaming platform Roblox announced Wednesday that it has raised $520 million in new Series H funding with investors that include Warner Music Group and the Investment Group of Santa Barbara.
Report: Games and Interactive Media Made $139.9bn in 2020 (Music Ally)
It isn’t news that the games industry is now much bigger than the recorded music industry, and rather than that getting us down, it should fuel our excitement about the potential collaborations between the two industries.
Warner Music Group Inks Licensing Deal with TikTok (Music Business Worldwide)
The news marked the viral video platform’s second major label license deal in as many months, after it was announced at the beginning of November that it had struck a deal with Sony Music Entertainment.
Experts panel: the secrets to unlocking the value of music catalogues (Music Ally)
The value of catalogue music is, perhaps, that it is waiting to be rediscovered by new and old audiences. To rejuvenate old songs, some modern thinking is needed – and that’s where our Experts come in.