Film and TV
Golden Globes: Hildur Gudnadóttir First Solo Woman to Win Best Original Score (THR)
Hildur Gudnadóttir won the award for best original score at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards. She is the first woman to win the award solo, and the second in 19 years.
Euphoria, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Among Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Nominees (Variety)
Nominees for the 2020 Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS) Awards were announced today. The annual event is scheduled for Feb. 6 at the Wiltern Theater and coincides with the tenth anniversary of the GMS.
10 Interesting Collaborations Between Recording Artists and Film/TV in 2019 (Synchblog)
Looking back at 2019, there were some great examples of recording artists elevating the performance of a film for TV show.
On TV’s New Musicals, Every Episode Is Opening Night (New York Times)
Television is in love with musical shows, with Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and Katy Keene joining the growing chorus this winter. But they’re not easy to pull off.
The Song From The Witcher Is Actually a Low-Key Fantasy Banger (Esquire)
“Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” pretty much represents the best of what this show has to offer—meaning, it’s kind of weird, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and does something that not really any other show would bother taking on.
Birds of Prey Soundtrack Draws Flock of Killer Female Artists: See the Track List (Billboard)
Halsey, Megan Thee Stallion, Lauren Jauregui, Normani, Saweetie and Summer Walker are all in.
The Music of Uncut Gems: How Moogs and Moods Combined for the Movie’s Score (Variety)
Underscore? Try overscore. The co-star of “Uncut Gems” is undoubtedly the film’s music.
These Composers Are Maestros of Menace (New York Times)
They call themselves the Newton Brothers, and they create deeply creepy scores for horror flicks like The Grudge and Doctor Sleep.
From 1917 to Little Women, Period Films Take Freewheeling Approaches to Music (Variety)
For movies that take place in ye grand olde 20th century, or earlier, directors often go for period-specificity for everything that appears on screen. When it comes to the music coming through the speakers, though, that can be another matter.
May the Score Be With You: How John Williams Defined the Sound of Star Wars (The Ringer)
The legendary composer was the most consistent part of the franchise. What happens now that he’s stepped down?
Hans Zimmer hired to score Bond film No Time to Die at last minute (Guardian)
Hans Zimmer has been drafted in as a last-minute replacement to score the James Bond movie No Time to Die, less than three months before its release.
Bad Boys For Life Soundtrack Features Meek Mill, Farruko, City Girls & More: See Full Track List (Billboard)
For the action-packed album, filmmakers and Sony Pictures Entertainment tapped Grammy-nominated artist DJ Khaled as executive producer in order to round up some of the hottest names in hip-hop, Latin and reggae.
The 2019 Trailaurality Awards (Trailaurality)
Now in the third year of our awards, as we close 2019 we wanted to look back and honour what we thought were a few key trailers that really moved the needle for placing film in concert with sound and music in a small-scale narrative form.
Valve is doing more to support video game soundtracks on Steam (TechSpot)
The digital distribution platform this week announced the creation of a new “soundtrack” app type that aims to disassociate music content from DLC and add brand new functionality.
Mastercard Launches First Music Single At CES, And CMO Raja Rajamannar Doubles Down On Sonic Branding (Forbes)
Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the global payments technology company revealed what Rajamannar calls the fourth step in a 10-step overall audio initiative: the release of the company’s first music single.
Night After Night’s Casey McGrath On Innovative Brand Partnerships for Quavo, 21 Savage (Billboard)
Casey McGrath is one of music’s most sought-after matchmakers. His job: pairing brands with contemporary artists that of late have included Quavo, Anderson .Paak and 21 Savage.
Cathy Merenda joins Sony/ATV in newly-created SVP, broadcast and media rights role (Music Week)
According to an official press release, Merenda will: “lead the acquisition and retention of valued administration partnerships with film, television, broadcast and digital media companies in the U.S.”
Key Worldwide Music Industry & Sync Events List 2020 – Updated (Synchblog)
We’ve updated our comprehensive list of key music industry and sync-focused conferences/events. Bookmark it now.
Sync Licensing and Music Supervisor Jobs
Assistant to Music Supervisor / Music Co-Ordinator – Earworm Music (London)
Music Supervision & Licensing company Earworm is seeking an Assistant to Music Supervisor / Music Co-Ordinator to work with their London team.
Creative Music Consultant – DLMDD Productions (London)
London-based DLMDD Productions are in search of a Creative Music Consultant to join their fast-expanding Production division. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of ad-land experience.
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