Film and TV
The Harder They Fall Soundtrack Is So Good Because It Was Written Into the Script (Decider)
Beyond that, Samuel collaborated with none other than rapper Jay-Z, who serves as an executive producer on the film. In other words, it would be a shock if The Harder They Fall soundtrack didn’t slap.
Dune Soundtrack’s Female Voices Explained by Composer (Screen Rant)
Dune’s music was written to honor the strong female characters of the 1965 novel, says composer Hans Zimmer.
Halle Berry’s Bruised Soundtrack Includes H.E.R., Cardi B and Saweetie From Warner Records (Variety)
Hand-selected by executive producers Berry and Cardi B, the film’s soundtrack features six original songs by award-winning and multi-platinum female artists.
Hawaii-based Artists Featured in I Know What You Did Last Summer (Tunefind)
In the latest episode of I Know What You Did Last Summer, series music supervisors, Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe, and Alison Rosenfeld Moses tapped the local music scene to highlight artists in Hawaii.
Top TV Song Last Week: “Icarus” by Fana Hues (Tunefind)
This season premiered with a near takeover on Tunefind’s popular music chart and takes the top spot for the most popular song last week. The R&B track comes from an upcoming singer and songwriter from Pasadena, California.
Last Night in Soho Soundtrack List Captures the Dreams of ‘60s Music Mod Life (Den of Geek)
The music of Last Night in Soho lays down dreamy rhythms for the film to sleep on, but there are ghost stories hidden in its complete soundtrack list too.
Este Haim on her first scoring project for Netflix’s Maid (Composer Magazine)
“I’ve never scored anything before,” she says over Zoom from LA. “I’d written songs for movies and TV shows but I’d never written music to picture in that way.
Yellowstone Music Supervisor Talks the Show’s Vibrant Country Music Landscape [Interview] (Music Row)
With the stunning imagery of scenes that play out in picturesque Wyoming, Montana and Utah, the music in Yellowstone has proved to be just as captivating, garnering a cult-like following itself.
Grammy Awards: When will the Recording Academy take Video Game Scores Seriously? (Variety)
In the history of the Grammy Awards, only one video game score, Austin Wintory’s “Journey,” has ever been nominated in the best score soundtrack for visual media category — and that was in 2012.
Chvrches: “It’s Inevitable – we’re going to Score a Video Game” (BBC News)
The band have previously contributed their music to games including Grand Theft Auto V, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Forza, and Death Stranding.
Video Games Inspire a Generation of Classical Music Fans (Wired)
Game soundtracks are making waves in the classical community, and a new generation of composers and aficionados are starting to pay attention.
New Guardians of the Galaxy Video Game Has an All-Eighties Soundtrack (Rolling Stone)
Based on the hit franchise, the game features more than 30 MTV-era songs in the game – including “White Wedding,” “Hanging Tough,” and “Bad Reputation.”
John Lewis Christmas Ad Soundtracked by Lola Young’s “Together in Electric Dreams” Cover (Music Week)
Andrew Howell, head of UK sync, Warner Chappell Music, and Ayla Owen, VP of sync, Europe, said: “We’re thrilled with this stunning arrangement of such an iconic ’80s classic and couldn’t be happier about it featuring in this year’s John Lewis Christmas campaign.”
Celebrate the Best Excuses with Very’s Musical Christmas Ad (Little Black Book)
Set to a choir of carol singers performing a version of ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’, the ad from Grey London features a whole host of guilty pleasures.
How Brands Can Beat Holiday Music Fatigue (Ad Week)
Brands need more music for social media ads and ecommerce, and a greater variety for the longer shopping season, creating more opportunity for mistakes and consumer fatigue. Here’s what we can do about that…
“Oh my God, we can’t do this!” Inside Levi’s Sexy, Hit-Making Ads of the 90s (The Guardian)
“The music industry went from: ‘I don’t want to touch advertising’, to completely swinging round to: ‘Please can we have some of our music in your ad’,” recalls Hegarty.
3 ways to Reach the Next Generation of Consumers with Music (Ad Age)
Whether it’s by using a popular tune instead of a cloying jingle in their ads or employing a singer as a spokesperson, music-oriented branding punches through in ways that other kinds of celebrity endorsements do not.
AI-Powered Music-Making Roblox Game Developer Splash Raises $20m “to Launch the Next Generation of Superstars” (MBW)
Splash says that the investment will be used to improve its AI-powered virtual instruments, expand on the Splash virtual venues, grow the Splash community, and establish key partnerships in gaming, entertainment, and music.
Snap Reaches Pact with NBCUniversal for Sounds from Movies, TV Series, Peacock Originals (Adweek)
Snapchatters across the globe can now add Sounds from NBCUniversal movies, television series and original programming from Peacock to their Snaps under terms of an agreement revealed Monday.
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