The Music Stylings of Papo & Yo

Just as I wrote about graffiti in Papo & Yo back in July, I wanted to share another story and video diary about how we captured the unique music and sound to transport players deeper into the South American favela of Quico’s imagination. And with the flood of requests we’ve gotten since launch, I’m excited to announce that ... More


Composer Michael Giacchino Talks 'Trek', Manipulation, Work & More

Last week we got to chat briefly with composer Michael Giacchino, who just finished a 9-minute piece of music for the opening IMAX exclusive prologue from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness. Giacchino was at a press event at Bad Robot, and was there to talk about his work scoring that piece ... More


"Django Unchained” Soundtrack

With Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained due in theaters on Christmas Day, and the soundtrack out in stores tomorrow (December 18), the entire soundtrack is up for preview right now. You’ve already heard tracks from John Legend, Rick Ross, and the awesome James Brown/2Pac mash-up, but now you can hear how the fit into the scope ... More


Composer Philip Glass to perform at St Georges Bristol

St Georges Bristol has announced that the internationally renowned composer Philip Glass will perform at the venue on Tuesday 14 May 2013. Philip Glass will make his first visit to Bristol in May for a solo performance at St Georges as part of the venue’s FILMIC series, presented in association ... More


Focus Features 10th Anniversary: A Collection of Film Scores

Lakeshore Records will release Focus Features 10th Anniversary: A Collection of Film Scores digitally on December 18th and in stores on January 29th, 2013. The collection celebrates the 10th anniversary of the worldwide studio that makes original and daring films. Over the past decade, Focus ... More


Restless, Featuring Original Music by Lorne Balfe, Airs on Sundance Channel

On Friday, December 7th, the Sundance Channel premiered the first part of the two-part mini-series Restless, featuring original music by composer Lorne Balfe (The Sweeney, Assassins Creed 3 video game). "Restless is a truly unique project,” said Balfe. Having characters in two ... More


Soundtracks Go Old School With New Vinyl-Only Releases

We may stand in line to get our hands on the latest technology and watch as record stores close their doors as more and more music fans turn to iTunes and digital downloads instead of physical CDs, but there is still something about vinyl records that keep people coming back for more. While digital ... More


Skyfall soundtrack without Adele breaks James Bond franchise record

It debuted at number 100 in the Billboard 200 chart, the highest position that a Bond soundtrack has reached since A View to a Kill was ranked 38 in the summer of 1985. This is perhaps even more surprising given that Adele’s single Skyfall, which one would expect to be featured on the ... More


Composer Alexandre Desplat On Scoring His Newest Film, 'Rise Of The Guardians'

You may be surprised to hear the same person composed the scores for the hormone-pumping vampire flick "Twilight" as well as Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life" -- we certainly were. If you're still unfazed, the same composer is also the musical force behind "Harry Potter and the ... More


Santa Cruz's Gourd Music part of 'Lincoln' soundtrack

In Hollywood terms, "Lincoln" is a powerhouse film, directed by the world's most famous director, Steven Spielberg, and starring what may be the world's finest actor in Daniel Day-Lewis. In musical terms, the film featured perhaps the greatest film composer still breathing, John Williams. And then ... More


Top 5 Stunning Soundtracks from Awful Movies

There’s nothing quite like the long, insufferable wait before a film’s release. You sit at your computer desk, counting the days as they slowly roll by, devouring every bit of leaked footage and exclusive clips that the internet has to offer. When your excitement has reached a level beyond any normal human’s ... More


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Soundtrack

WaterTower Music has announced the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack at all retailers on December 11th. The soundtrack will be available both digitally and as a 2 CD set. A Special Edition of the soundtrack featuring six exclusive bonus tracks, seven extended score ... More