Film and TV
A complete Elvis music guide: who sings what in film’s soundtrack (Variety)
Here’s a guide to the most notable newly recorded tracks and how they’re used in the film — followed by a guide to which songs are Elvis originals and which are sung by Austin Butler or, sometimes, both.
How music supervisors for film and TV source the perfect songs (Slate)
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to music supervisors Bruce Gilbert and Lauren Mikus, whose most recent projects include the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building and the the multidimensional action movie Everything Everywhere All at Once.
‘Yellowjackets,’ ‘WeCrashed’ music supervisor Jen Malone on landing the right tunes (Variety)
Not only are audiences eating up HBO’s “Euphoria,” Showtime’s “Yellowjackets” and Paramount +’s “The Offer,” but viewers have also been turning to music streaming platforms to find the songs from the series.
Legendary film composer John Williams eyes retirement after scoring Indiana Jones 5 (Variety)
Williams, 90, pointed to the six-month commitment often required by blockbuster films. He said, “At this point in life, [it’s] a long commitment to me.”
Stranger Things season four Volume Two trailer features Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ remix (Mixmag)
The new sneak peek features a remix of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ alongside the iconic Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein Stranger Things theme tune.
Shredding musical and fantasy templates for The Wheel of Time (Indie Wire)
Composer Lorne Balfe tells IndieWire how he created different pieces of the score to honor the experience of reading Robert Jordan’s books and reflect the eclectic mix behind the turning of The Wheel.
Jurassic World: Dominion has all the bombastic music you’d expect (Classic FM)
Known for its iconic music, visionary technical effects, and a story full of heart and soul, the first Jurassic Park film captured the hearts of many in 1993, and the subsequent five films have gone on to draw extensive box office figures because of this.
The highest-earning gaming songs (Ebuyer)
With all this data in hand, we can now reveal the highest-earning gaming songs currently out there, to help you build the foundations of a brand-new gaming playlist!
In a stunning revelation, Michael Jackson in fact did write the music for ‘Sonic 3’ (American Songwriter)
The creator of the game, which was released on Sega, confirmed as much on Twitter earlier this week. Yuji Naka, the video game series’ original lead programmer, shared the news on Twitter in a series of tweets celebrating Sonic’s 31st anniversary.
Yoko Honda and Cody Matthew Johnson on composing the score for Trek to Yomi (Forbes)
Composers Yoko Honda and Cody Matthew Johnson talk about how they created the score to one of this most interesting games released earlier this year, that of the side scrolling action adventure game Trek to Yomi.
WarnerMedia Discovery Access unveils new music supervisor program (Variety)
WarnerMedia Discovery Access has announced a new program seeking aspiring music supervisors from historically underrepresented communities.
Music supervisors gain Emmy respect, yet still face ‘false impressions’ about soundtrack work (Variety)
Obsessing over needle drops on buzzy shows has become a fun pastime in the era of peak TV. But music supervisor Jen Malone warns us not to forget our TV history.
Elevating the way video game companies work with music (Games Industry Biz)
Here are seven key things that can be done to improve the way games companies work with music.
Julia Betley joins Warner Records as SVP of Creative Sync Licensing (MBW)
Betley goes to Warner following a decade at Sony Music Entertainment’s RCA Records, most recently serving as its VP, Licensing & Soundtracks.
APM Music Licenses entire catalog to XdMind for AI-driven adaptation in games, short-form video, and the metaverse (Digital Music News)
XdMind’s AI-based technology can intelligently dissect the rhythms and changes of video environments, including those that involve dynamic, player-generated changes.
Video game composers delighted by Grammys’ addition of category for game scoring (Variety)
Of the category, Game Audio Network Guild president Brian Schmidt said, “I’m thrilled to see the Recording Academy recognize game music as the unique art form that it is.
Music Publishing in the Age of the Songwriter Report – Part 1 (Synchblog)
Through interviews with executives and songwriters including Björn Ulvaeus, Carianne Marshall, Jon Platt, Mary Megan Peer, Merck Mercuriadis, and Nile Rodgers, the report delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the music publishing industry.
Summer Sync/Tech Summit (July 25th-27th)
The Summer Sync/Tech Summit is an hybrid event with two days live in Nashville and online all three days event that will connect you and your music with the top decision makers in music licensing and composition for all forms of visual and interactive media.
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