Film and TV
How Queen and Slim’s Creators Captured the Past, Present and Future of Black Music (TIME)
Melina Matsoukas has directed some of the most influential music videos of the past decade, so it’s no surprise that her directorial feature debut, Queen & Slim, is deeply indebted to music.
Alan Silvestri, Cynthia Erivo, Bebe Rexha Among Hollywood Music in Media Award Winners (Variety)
Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker) and Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders (Ford v Ferrari) tied for feature film score. The most surprising winner: actor Jeremy Renner, who won for co-composing music for a Jeep commercial.
Grey’s Anatomy, Andy Grammer Take Top TV Songs No. 1 for October 2019 (Billboard)
Grey’s Anatomy retakes the top spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind, with Andy Grammer’s “Don’t Give Up on Me” ruling the October 2019-dated list.
Top TV Song Last Week – Nov 21st: ‘Keep You Safe’ by Lindsey Ray (Tunefind)
Grey’s Anatomy holds the top four spots on Tunefind’s chart of the most popular TV music last week, including a triumphant track from Lindsey Ray that takes top honors.
Film/TV Composer Spotlight: Mark Korven (Pop Disciple)
Mark Korven is the potent and mysterious award-winning sonic pioneer and multi-instrumentalist behind myriad cinematic works and serials including The Witch, In The Tall Grass, The Terror: Infamy, Cube, Our House, The Twilight Zone, Isabelle, Awakening the Zodiac, The Grocer’s Wife, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, and Sam & Me.
Production Music Awards 2019 winners revealed (M Magazine)
The awards ceremony took place on Friday 22 November at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London to celebrate the best production music libraries and most talented composers from all over the world.
Reminder: Self-Nominations for the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards 2020 close Dec 13th (GMS)`
Don’t forget to submit your projects for nominations for the 10th Annual Awards ceremony due to be held on February 6th, 2020.
How to… navigate the sync market (M Magazine)
‘In an age of declining record sales, pitiful streaming income and loss-making tours, sync stands as one of the last ways to make good money in the music industry’: says Bucks Music Group’s Robyn Kennedy.
Edward Norton and Thom Yorke: ‘The last thing we wanted was for it to get bloody‘ (The Guardian)
Over tea and tequila, the actor and the rock star discuss making Motherless Brooklyn, the dark forces behind Trump – and why Yorke was too messed up to score Fight Club.
How to follow up on ‘Let It Go’? Frozen 2’s songwriters on writing the earworm of the decade (Telegraph)
Disney has been redefining musicals since the Thirties. With Frozen 2 taking the world by storm, its songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez tell Arwa Haider how they are bringing singalongs into a new era
The eccentric engineer: How Mickey Mouse and ‘Fantasound’ revolutionised film music (E&T)
The story of how mid-1930s’ Mickey Mouse made music with a hundred-piece orchestra and started the ‘Fantasia’ revolution.
Grammys Film & TV Noms Include Avengers: Endgame, Game Of Thrones & Lion King Scores; Aziz Ansari, Michelle Obama Make List (Deadline)
Scores for movies including Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King and Mary Poppins Returns and Emmy-winning TV series Game of Thrones and Chernobyl were nominated in the Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media category.
The Mandalorian Composer Ludwig Göransson on Why Scoring Baby Yoda Was a Huge Challenge (Collider)
Every once in a while, a composer will break out in a big way, only for the public to realize he or she has been doing incredible work for years. That’s certainly the case with Ludwig Göransson.
20 best movie and TV soundtracks of the decade, according to critics (Business Insider)
Whether it’s a horror film like 2019’s Midsommar, or a sci-fi show like Stranger Things, music has been an integral part of film and TV this past decade.
Shovel Knight’s superb soundtrack becomes a soothing collection of lullabies (Venture Beat)
Scarlet Moon Records produces albums for original soundtracks and remixes of video game music, and its next project is giving Shovel Knight‘s tunes a soothing twist.
Why Journey’s ending was so hard to score (Polygon)
The path to developing the game was an arduous one, with an especially interesting quirk: the music was composed right alongside the development of the game.
How glossy Christmas adverts changed the music industry (New Statesman)
In an era of shrinking revenues, musicians have pivoted to writing songs for adverts, blurring the distinction between brand and art.
Five ways brands can make more diverse music choices (Campaign)
The wealth of the black British experience still isn’t being adequately reflected in advertising. So how can music be used to change things?
E.T. reunites with Elliot in Sky’s Christmas ad, complete with John Williams’ brilliant score (Classic FM)
It’s the Christmas reunion you never knew you needed… E.T., Elliot and the perfection of John Williams’ music.
Sync Story: Ikea/D Double E & Star One (Music Week)
D Double E and production duo Star One have teamed up to soundtrack Ikea’s Christmas campaign. The grime legend’s Fresh N Clean (Silence The Critics) booms out over the new ad, underlining the genre’s ever-increasing impact on mainstream culture.
The Weeknd Debuts His New Track, ‘Blinding Lights,’ in This Film for Mercedes (Muse by CLIO)
“Wow … you drive electric?” a young fan asks The Weeknd as the musician charges his Mercedes-Benz EQC compact SUV in the opening scenes of a stylish new film from creative agency antoni garage and director Nicolás Méndez.
Creative Synch Director, Ads and Brands – Position Music (Los Angeles)
Independent music publisher Position Music is looking to hire a LA-based Creative/Synch director with a focus on Ads and Brands to join their seven-person Creative/Synch team.
Head of Syncs & Brand Partnership – Because Music and London Records (London)
Because Music and London Records are seeking a Head of Syncs & Brand Partnership with more than 4 years experience and a solid network among the sync community.
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