The Purge Soundtrack from Composer Nathan Whitehead

Back Lot Music will release the soundtrack for The Purge, Universal Pictures’ upcoming speculative thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, on June 4, 2013, it was announced today. The Purge Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new music by Nathan Whitehead. The film opens across the country ... More


Arrested Development is back with Composer David Schwartz

Thanks to loyal fans and Netflix, Arrested Development is back! Fans of Arrested Development are as gung-ho about the music as they are about the show. Composer David Schwartz (Deadwood, Northern Exposure), who composed the music for the entire series, is back for a fourth season, and a movie to ... More


Gustavo Santaolalla: The Music of The Last of Us

A behind-the-scenes look at Academy Award winning composer, Gustavo Santaolalla, the artist behind the music in The Last of Us. The Last of Us is genre-defining experience blending survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague. Cities are ... More


Composer Mark Mancina Scoring Disney’s ‘Planes’

Mark Mancina is currently scoring Disney’s upcoming animated feature Planes. The film is directed by Klay Hall and follows a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer and who must overcome a fear of heights. The movie’s voice cast includes Dane Cook, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Cedric the Entertainer, ... More


Check out samples from the Man Of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

You can listen to samples of every track from Man Of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Limited Deluxe Edition Tracklisting: 1. Look To The Stars 2. Oil Rig 3. Sent Here For A Reason 4. DNA 5. Goodbye My Son 6. If You Love These People 7. ... More


Zack Hemsey releases a new album "RONIN"

Recording artist and Composer Zack Hemsey has released his newest album, "RONIN" which features 10 new tracks. We featured Hemsey in a previous SoundWorks Collection video profile. Hemsey's music has also been used in trailers for The Town, Trust, 2 Guns, and Ridley ... More


Composer Bear McCreary Announces the launch of a new label

Composer Bear McCreary announces the launch of Sparks & Shadows, a new boutique record label that will release soundtracks primarily composed by the Emmy-nominated composer. The first four releases from the label will include two albums for Defiance (the Trion Worlds videogame and the SyFy ... More


Skrillex scores Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers w/Composer Cliff Martinez

Six-time Grammy award winning DJ/Producer Skrillex has teamed up with Cliff Martinez, acclaimed composer behind the scores of Drive, Contagion, Traffic and more, to score Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers. The electro house driven results of the collaboration will be available as ... More


Composing Bioshock with Garry Schyman and Emily Ridgway

The imminent release of BIOSHOCK INFINITE, Gametrailers presents this 20 minute look at the music for BIOSHOCK. They speak with composer Garry Schyman as well as audio director, Emily Ridgway. If you want a quick history of the unforgettable music of the Bioshock franchise, then take a few minutes and immerse yourself in part 1 which covers Bioshock and Bioshock 2. BackTrack


Thomas Newman to Score Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’

Thomas Newman revealed at a recent event at Le Moyne and Syracuse University as part of their Film Talk Series (via The Dolphin) that he will be reteaming with Pixar on next year’s animated feature The Good Dinosaur. The movie is directed by Bob Peterson and is set in a world where the cataclysmic asteroid ... More


Jay-Z Producing Music for 'Great Gatsby'

Jay-Z is entering the Jazz Age: He's producing and making music for the upcoming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. According to a press release reported by Reuters, the rapper is looking to meld both period and contemporary music with jazz and hip-hop. Jay-Z was introduced to director Baz Luhrmann ... More


M83 Records 'StarWaves' for Sci-Fi Movie 'Oblivion' - Song Premiere

M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez has always wanted to hear his music played on the big screen and on April 19th, he'll finally see that dream come true with the release of Tom Cruise's sci-fi flick Oblivion. Gonzalez scored the film with TRON: Uprising composer Joseph Trapanese, while his band ... More


Composer Garry Schyman Returns: Bioshock Infinite

At long last, the press release confirming what we've long suspected. Composer Garry Schyman is returning to the remarkable world of BIOSHOCK, from the minds at Irrational Games. Truly one of the stand-out franchises over the last half-dozen years, BIOSHOCK's mystique owes a lot to the music of Garry ... More


"Hollywood in Vienna" Concerts Celebrates Classic and Current Masterpieces

###About the Concert: »Hollywood in Vienna« is a symphonic gala concert celebrating classic and current masterpieces of film music in the prestigious Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna Concert Hall) in Vienna, capital of Austria. Within the course of each gala, the City of Vienna awards one of today’s leading film music composers ... More


Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton

On Monday 7 October 2013, the Royal Albert Hall will be hosting an exclusive World Premiere of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, celebrating the extraordinary collaboration between the acclaimed composer and visionary filmmaker. The concert will see Danny Elfman‘s famous Tim Burton film ... More


Music from The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings

A unique collection of the very best themes from Howard Shore’s scores for the blockbuster trilogy The Lord Of The Rings plus music from the 2012 smash hit The Hobbit. One of the most respected and honored composers in cinema history, Howard Shore’s career spans five decades and includes scores for many of the ... More


Jon Brion Scores Pixar's 'The Blue Umbrella' Short

While we first mentioned back in the summer of 2012 that producer and composer Jon Brion would be scoring what was then "the untitled umbrella short" for Pixar (to play ahead of this summer's "Monsters University"), it was never confirmed by the studio… until now. The short, now entitled "The Blue Umbrella" ... More


Tunes to play by: How video-game music gets made

Go ahead and take a minute to think of your favorite games, even dating back to the days of 8- and 16-bit systems, and recall the sounds that accompanied the rhythmic (sometimes frantic) tapping of the A and B buttons. Think back to games like The Legend of Zelda, Kid Icarus, Megaman, and Tetris to start the ... More


Composer Alexandre Desplat's very busy year

What do Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Moonrise Kingdom, and Rust and Bone have in common? The seemingly tireless French composer Alexandre Desplat wrote the scores to all of them. No stranger to awards, with five Oscar nominations and six Golden Globes nominations in his career so far (he won a Globe for The Painted ... More


The Phantom Menace' Score Getting Limited Edition, Double LP, Color Vinyl Reissue

Just when you thought you'd amassed all the "Star Wars" merchandise, here’s yet another collector’s item to get excited about. Perhaps one of the more celebrated aspects of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” is composer John Williams’ epic score. When the original ... More


The Sound of 'Aliens: Colonial Marines,' an Interview with Composer Kevin Riepl

Gearbox Studios’ upcoming “Aliens: Colonial Marines” maybe one of the most anticipated titles of 2013. Not only does it boast the Gearbox pedigree, it is one of the first video games to be officially deemed the canonical sequel to a movie. The gameplay and story are exciting ... More


Award Winning Video Game Composer Rod Abernethy To Release Instrumental Album

Lakeshore Records will release Rod Abernethy’s new album, entitled The Upward Turn digitally on January 29, 2013. Abernethy has earned numerous awards for his video game work on such titles as RAGE, Dead Space, The Hobbit, TERA an Dead Head Fred. Though best known for his ... More


Composing wizard Danny Elfman talks sweeping, gigantic ‘Oz’ score

“The Wizard of Oz” features some of the most beloved songs in movie musical history: “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead.” But with Disney’s March 8 release, “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” director Sam Raimi and composer Danny Elfman were quite ... More


Behind The Sounds: Game Music’s Orchestral Revolution

Games have changed. Keyboards and mice have maintained largely the same dimensions, but the worlds within our desktop screens have evolved massively since they started out in that ancient time before tweets, emails, inverted look and alt-fire. Not least, the sounds blasting out of our speakers have ... More


Top 5 Most Anticipated Video Game Soundtracks of 2013

With 2012 firmly behind us, it’s time to look to the future and 2013 is already shaping up to be a promising year for video game soundtracks. Most of the triple-A titles in Q1 and Q2 feature prominent composers meaning 2013 could very well give 2012 a run for its money. Here are the top 5 soundtracks to ... More


Tron: Uprising Sountrack Release

Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for TRON: Uprising, the Disney XD animated television series inspired by the films TRON (1982) and TRON: Legacy (2010) on January 8, 2013. The TRON: Uprising soundtrack features the original score from the series composed by Joseph Trapanese and will only be available in ... More


Hans Zimmer to Score ‘The Bible’ Mini-Series

Hans Zimmer is scoring the History Channel’s upcoming mini-series The Bible. The 10-hour/five-part docudrama is created and executive produced by Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor) and Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and will cover the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, including stories from Noah’s Ark and the ... More


The 12 Best Movie Soundtracks and Scores of 2012

Looking back over the past year in film, it is impressive to remember the different styles and forms of music that accompanied these various releases as they bring back the memories and emotions felt when first hearing a particular song or watching a piece of orchestration pair perfectly with what was ... More


M83 is Scoring Tom Cruise / Joe Kosinski's Sci-Fi 'Oblivion'

This is awesome. It was Joe Kosinski who took a risk getting Daft Punk to score Tron Legacy, but the results were superb, a great score that I still find myself listening to today. Now he's mixing it up again with his next sci-fi feature, Oblivion, due out early next year starring Tom Cruise as "one ... More


The Hobbit Achieves Highest Billboard Chart Debut in Franchise

WaterTower Music has announced this morning that the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has achieved unprecedented chart success on this week’s Billboard Charts. Entering at #30 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ... More