Film and TV
Grammy Film & TV Nominees Include Bo Burnham; H.E.R.’s Oscar-Winning Song; Bridgerton, Soul & Dune Scores (Deadline)
Bo Burnham’s Inside and its song “All Eyes on Me,” H.E.R.’s Oscar-winning song from Judas and the Black Messiah, the Oscar-winning score from Soul and the scores from Warner Bros’ Dune and Netflix’s Bridgerton were among the works nominated.
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Honor Billie Eilish, Hans Zimmer, Nicholas Britell, Rufus Wainwright and More (Variety)
Honors were given out in more than 30 categories at Wednesday’s 12th annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards, with singer-songwriters like Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Adam Levine and Rufus Wainwright being celebrated in the live webcast as well as composers including Hans Zimmer, Rachel Portman, Alberto Iglesias and Nicholas Britell.
Commentary: The L.A. Phil looks at the Unexpected Places Film Music is Going (The LA Times)
Film music may be a genre, but all that means is music used in a film. Other than that, anything the director will let a composer get away with goes.
GMS ‘Sync of the Month’ – October Issue (Guild of Music Supervisors)
In our October Issue, we discuss the next featured Sync moment from Music Supervisor, and one of our Full Working Board Members, Carmen Montanez-Callan of Carmen Montanez-Callan Music Supervision.
Top TV Song Last Week: November 17th: ‘Blurred Lines’ by Joyce Wrice | November 24th: ‘Sleeping on the Blacktop’ by Colter Wall (Tunefind)
>Insecure takes the top spot for the most popular song on Tunefind, alongside Paramount’s drama Yellowstone with a track coming from a Canadian singer and songwriter with a dark country-folk sound.
Spencer: Our Guide to Jonny Greenwood’s Score for the New Princess Diana Biopic (BBC Music Magazine)
Jonny Greenwood’s score for Spencer is wildly far-ranging in its approach. Its opening track, Arrival, is written in a free jazz style, before giving way to plaintive Baroque stylings in subsequent tracks, using string, trumpets and church organs.
New Music Written by Billie Eilish and Finneas to Appear in Upcoming Pixar Film Turning Red (NME)
The coming-of-age film, set in the early 2000s, will centre around 13-year-old Meilin “Mei” Lee, who has the unfortunate quirk of turning into a red panda whenever she feels a strong emotion.
Ranking the Top 20 Music Schools for Composing for Film and TV in 2021 (The Hollywood Reporter)
To achieve this year’s music school rankings, THR polled the members of Hollywood’s Society of Composers and Lyricists, the Composers Diversity Collective, the Alliance of Women Film Composers, and the music branches of the Motion Picture Academy and Television Academy.
Radiohead’s Interactive ‘Exhibition’ Pushes Music and Games Into New Territory (Financial Times)
In this context, a game feels like a fitting new experiment, particularly one celebrating Kid A, released at the dawn of music’s digital age and marking a transformation for the band, who left behind the guitar riffs and singalong choruses of OK Computer for oblique song structures and an expanded sonic palette of string sections, synthesisers and drum machines.
A Memoir Blue is a Text-Free Indie Gaming Journey Carried by its Score (Spin)
For starters, there’s no text or spoken dialog. The entire tale — which happens to be about the ups and downs of a championship-winning swimmer named Miriam — is told entirely through the player’s interactions and song.
Interview: Pedro Bromfman Talks Far Cry 6’s Narrative Soundtrack (Bleeding Cool)
The music was the work of Pedro Bromfman, who went out of his way to not just capture the spirit of the area that the fictional island of Yara is based in but set the tone for the chaos of trying to take back the land from a ruthless dictator.
How Old TV Jingles Live on through TikTok (Mashable)
“I think the TV jingle triggers a particular supplemental memory of something that happened in your life,” he offered. Realizing you and another person have something in common, Castillo added, always helps to build a friendship. “It feels really good to reminisce with strangers, especially right now.”
A Quick Glimpse at Sonic Branding with Former Head of Music at Coca-Cola Joe Belliotti (Creative Pool)
Today we are Getting to Know Joe Belliotti, CEO of MassiveMusic North America and former Head of Global Music at Coca-Cola, to learn about music, sonic identities, and simply to discover more about Joe as a creative leader in the audio scene.
Adele Soundtracks Amazon Christmas Ad with Preview of New Ballad (The Drum)
The global campaign has been created by Lucky Generals and recounts the story of a young woman forming a new friendship with her neighbor while attempting to resume a normal life following recent upheavals.
Games publisher 2K partners with SoundCloud to find emerging artists’ music for NBA 2K22 (MBW)
The third annual ‘2K Beats: The Search’ kicked off on November 17 and artists can submit as many original tracks as they like for consideration by 11:59 pm ET on December 15.
Scotland Launches Bid to Become ‘World-Class’ Hub for Film, TV & Game Soundtracks (The Scotsman)
Newly-installed facilities at its purpose-built base in Glasgow, which have seen the RSNO become the first orchestra in the UK to boast its own recording studio, will be promoted to producers around the world in a bid to secure their projects.
TikTok wants to Shake up B2B Music Licensing on its Service (Music Ally)
“We have a big team working at TikTok trying to figure out ways that we could partner up with the rightsholders on both sides, publishing and master, in order to just make these clearances faster and easier and more user-friendly,” said Ole Obermann.
Death Stranding Developer Kojima Productions Launches TV & Film, Music Division (Deadline)
On Monday the video game company shared on Twitter that it will open a new business division based in Los Angeles. The newly-added branch seeks to bring the studios’ games to other entertainment areas. PlayStation vet Riley Russell will lead the new team.
Bopper Rolls out Bopper Mobile (Shots)
Bopper is tailoring sync to every instance to make the process of licensing music for quick social or annual TV campaigns into a one-click affair, like most e-commerce.
Music Production Engineer – Audio Network (London)
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Licensing Manager – Melodie (Los Angeles)
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Sync Licensing Representative – Bopper Music (Canada)
Bopper is seeking Creative Sync Licensing Representatives all across Canada to research and generate opportunities to secure music placements.
AIM Sync 2022 – February 10th
AIM Sync, the UK’s leading global sync conference and marketplace, is returning on 10 Feb, bringing together innovative music businesses and world-leading music supervisors in film, gaming, TV, advertising, brands, and more. Our readers and clients are entitled to a 25% discount on tickets, simply get in touch with us for more details!
For more events check out our comprehensive list of music industry events in 2021.