GENRE FILM MUSIC NEWS

October 13, 2021

Composer Clifton Hyde Scores Miles Doleac’s Latest Horror, DEMIGOD

DEMIGOD is a 2021 American horror film about a woman who travels to the Black Forest in Germany to claim her inheritance. Upon arrival, a terrifying secret forces her to reckon with her family’s past and a mysterious ritual she thought was the stuff of fairy tales… The film is scored by composer Clifton Hyde, who. Hyde is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer currently working from and residing in New York City.

Read the full details and watch the film’s trailer, here.

New SCREAM Film Trailer Has Dropped – Brian Tyler Scoring the Film

Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.

The trailer for the new SCREAM (remake/sequel) movie just dropped, and it’s garnered lots of positive response on youtube so far.

Read more, and watch the trailer, here.

October 4, 2021

Fourth Film in V/H/S Series Scored by “Sunn O)))” Guitarist Greg Anderson

V/H/S/94 is an American found footage anthology horror film, and the fourth installment in the V/H/S series… The film has been scored by Greg Anderson of the experimental drone metal band Sunn O))) and Southern Lord records founder, a guitarist best known in the genre of doom metal, avant-garde metal, and hardcore punk. “We’re trying something a little different with the score,” wrote the filmmakers in a September 16th announcement…

See more details, film reviews, and film’s trailer here.

October 1, 2021

Composer Olivier Derivière Evokes Emotional Soundscape for Video Game DYING LIGHT 2 STAY HUMAN

BAFTA-nominated French composer Olivier Derivière (A PLAGUE TALE: INNOCENCE, STREETS OF RAGE 4, REMEMBER ME) scores his most ambitious soundtrack yet in Dying Light 2 Stay Human, an upcoming survival horror action role-playing game developed and published by Techland as a sequel to the best-selling open-world action game. 

Read more details here.

September 28, 2021

Andries Smit Scores SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE Remake

SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE is a 2021 American-South African slasher film directed by Danishka Esterhazy and written by Suzanne Keilly. It is a remake of 1982’s THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, which revolved around a girls’ slumber party that becomes the setup when an escaped mental patient arrives with a power drill to turn it into a bloodbath… The film has been scored by Andries Smit, a composer based in Cape Town, South Africa known for scoring such horror films as TRIGGERED, LEPRECHAUN RETURNS, LAKE PLACID: LEGACY, and HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET.

Read more details here.

September 25, 2021

Netflix Live Action COWBOY BEBOP Is Scored by Yôko Kanno – Who Scored Original Anime Series

Yôko Kanno, who scored the original anime show, is the composer for the new series, and its original theme song, “Tank!” is retained as the series’ opening song. The song, written by Yôko Kanno and performed by Seatbelts, has an extensive alto saxophone solo played by Masato Honda, as well as a fill part at the end. The song is a big band jazz piece in a Latin-infused hard bop style with a rhythm section that combines a double bass and bongo drums.

Read more details here.

September 24, 2021

Mark Korven Scores Netflix’s NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE

In Netflix’s forthcoming film NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE, Cristina Rodlo plays Ambar, an immigrant in search of the American dream, who makes the deadly mistake of moving into an inescapable haunted boarding house… Mark Korven has composed the film’s original music. He is best known for his work on the 2016 period horror film THE WITCH, which won the best director award at the 2015 Sundance festival for director Robert Eggers, and went on to earn $40 million at the box office. Korven also scored Egger’s follow up THE LIGHTHOUSE starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson…

Read more details here

Zachary Dawes scores THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE

THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE is a 2021 American slasher film written by Henry Gayden and directed by Patrick Brice… The plot follows a senior transfer student from Hawaii who later finds herself in the center of gruesome murder cases in her newly acquainted town of Osborne, Nebraska… Los Angeles County native Zachary (Zach) Dawes was born on July 2, 1985 in, California, USA as Zachary Edwing Dawes. He is known for his work on THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON (2019), DEEP MURDER (2018), INGRID GOES WEST (2017), INHERITANCE (2017), and TRUE DETECTIVE (2014; as music supervisor).

Read more details here.

September 22, 2021

Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist Score Netflix’s Vampire Thriller NIGHT TEETH

The film is about a college student (Lendeborg Jr.) moonlighting as a chauffeur who picks up two mysterious women (Ryan, Fry) for a night of party-hopping across LA. But when he uncovers their bloodthirsty intentions – and their dangerous, shadowy underworld – he must fight to stay alive. The film’s score is composed by acclaimed husband-and-wife composers Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist…

Read more details here.

Music for Anime Series STAR WARS: VISIONS

STAR WARS: VISIONS is a Japanese-American anime anthology series created for the American streaming service Disney+. The series is a collection of animated short films presented “through the lens of the world’s best anime creators” that offers a new, diverse perspective on STAR WARS.

Read full details here.

Disney+’s THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT to be Scored by Ludwig Göransson

…The show stars Temuera Morrison in the title role and Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, both of which are reprising their roles from Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars live-action series THE MANDALORIAN. Ludwig Göransson (BLACK PANTHER, CREED, TENET, VENOM, SLICE) is returning as composer for the series, and scoring sessions for the project have already started in recent weeks. THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT will premiere this December on Disney+.

Read more details here.

September 19, 2021

Howard Shore May Score Amazon Studios’ Middle Earth-Set LORD OF THE RINGS TV Series

According to an exclusive article posted today in Deadline composer Howard Shore, who scored Peter Jackson’s LORD OF THE RINGS and HOBBIT movies, is in talks to compose music for Amazon Studios’ Middle Earth-Set TV series.

Read the story here.

September 17, 2021

Trailer Released for Guillermo del Toro’s NIGHTMARE ALLEY – Score by Alexandre Desplat

Director Guillermo del Toro is reteaming with composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King’s Speech, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Godzilla) for his upcoming psychological thriller NIGHTMARE ALLEY. The film is based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham and stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe, Toni Collette, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman and David Strathairn.

Read more details here.

September 13, 2021

Christopher Drake

Christopher Drake Scores THE MANOR

THE MANOR is an upcoming American horror film directed and written by Axelle Carolyn. Jason Blum serves as a producer under his Blumhouse Television banner. The film’s score has been composed by Christopher Drake, best known for scoring such animated superhero films as HELLBOY SWORD OF STORMS and BLOOD OF IRON, and the numerous films in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, such as WONDER WOMAN (2009) and BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS (2013), along with such live-action films as Kevin Smith’s YOGA HOSERS (2013) and TUSK (2014), Neil Marshal’s 2020 horror film THE RECKONING, most of the episodes of Greg Nicotero’s CREEPSHOW (2019+) series on Shudder, and the video games INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US and INJUSTICE 2.

Read more details here.

STAR TREK PRODIGY Official Trailer Released

STAR TREK: PRODIGY is set to premiere on October 28, 2021, on Paramount+ with the first ten-episode season. It will then air on Nickelodeon before the second season is released on Paramount+. The series uses computer-generated animation, differing from previous Star Trek animation, and is intended for younger audiences than the rest of the franchise… The series is being scored by Nami Melumad with its main theme by Michael Giacchino.

Read the full details here.

September 8, 2021

Warwick Davis as Willow Ufgood in the 1988 WILLOW movie.

Disney’s forthcoming WILLOW streaming series to be scored by James Newton Howard

Based on the 1988 feature film (produced and written by George Lucas, directed by Ron Howard and scored by James Horner) the forthcoming series will take place years after the events of the film, and has to do with a princess (Ruby Cruz) assembling a search party to join her on her quest to rescue her twin brother.

Read more details here.

September 7, 2021

Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections to be Scored by Johnny Klimek & Tom Tykwer

Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed that Johnny Klimek & Tom Tykwer are co-scoring the upcoming sci-fi action movie The Matrix Resurrections. The film is directed by Lana Wachowski and stars Keanu Reeves & Carrie-Anne Moss who reprise their roles from the original Matrix trilogy (scored by Don Davis).

Read more details here.

September 3, 2021

Digital “Maestros Of Video Games” Composer Panel at Pax West 2021

Hear from leading AAA and indie composers as they share their experiences and discuss the craft of scoring music for video games. Sunday, September 5th at 4:30pm PST the “Maestros Of Video Games” Composer Panel will take place at the Pax West 2021,  a celebration of gaming and gaming culture featuring thought-provoking panels, a massive expo hall filled with the best publishers and studios, new game demos, musical performances, tournaments, and a community experience.

Read more details here.

September 2, 2021

Harald Kloser & Thomas Wander to Score Roland Emmerich’s Science Fiction Disaster Thriller MOONFALL

MOONFALL is an upcoming science fiction action disaster thriller film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich… It will be scored by Emmerich’s usual composing team of Harald Kloser & Thomas Wander (THE  DAY AFTER TOMORROW, 10,000 BC, 2012, INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, MIDWAY). The film has to do with a mysterious force that knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. 

Read more details and watch the film’s teaser trailer here.

Newton Brothers Score Netflix Horror Series MIDNIGHT MASS

Midnight Mass is an upcoming American supernatural horror streaming television series created and directed by Mike Flanagan for Netflix… Andy Grush and Taylor Newton Stewart, known collectively as The Newton Brothers, are known for their horror scores, and have worked frequently with director Mike Flanagan on projects such as OCULUS, HUSH, BEFORE I WAKE, OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL, GERALD’S GAME, DOCTOR SLEEP, and the TV series THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE and THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR…

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer here.

 

August 21, 2021

Martin Dirkov Scores Swedish Horror Film KNOCKING

KNOCKING (Swedish: Knackningar) is a 2021 Swedish thriller film about a woman who leaves a psychiatric ward after a nervous breakdown, only to start hearing mysterious knocking sounds in her apartment. A timely psychological horror-thriller built on very real human fears and anxieties, skillfully lensed with claustrophobic precision by Hannes Krantz, KNOCKING is given a pulsing score by Danish composer Martin Dirkov (BORDER, ENFORCEMENT, THE CHARMER, SHELLEY, DON’T GIVE A FOX).

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer, here.

August 21, 2021

Brian D’Oliveira Scores Netflix WITCHER Animated Fantasy

THE WITCHER: NIGHTMARE OF THE WOLF is an upcoming South Korean-American adult animated dark fantasy film for Netflix. Brian D’Oliveira (SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER, RESIDENT EVIL VII: BIOHAZARD video game, GENTEFIED, JOURNEY TO THE SAVAGE PLANET) has composed the original score for the film. A soundtrack album featuring D’Oliveira’s score will be announced soon…

Read more details here.

August 13, 2021

Composer Jeff Russo Discovers The BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR

Award-winning film and television composer Jeff Russo (TV’s FARGO, PICARD, LEGION, STAR TREK DISCOVERY, LUCIFER, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY) is scoring BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR, an 8-part psychological horror drama series created by Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion based on the novel of the same name by Todd Grimson. 

Read more details and watch the trailer here.

August 12, 2021

Hans Zimmer & Steve Mazzaro Score Snyder Prequel ARMY OF THIEVES for Netflix

Director Matthias Schweighöfer has announced that Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro will score the upcoming Netflix original film ARMY OF THIEVES. This prequel to Zack Snyder’s ARMY OF THE DEAD (scored by Tom Holkenborg) follows a small-town bank teller who gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe. 

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer here.

August 3, 2021

Michael Kramer to Score Disney’s LEGO STAR WARS TERRIFYING TALES

Disney has announced a brand new LEGO animated special called  LEGO STAR WARS TERRIFYING TALES, which premieres on Friday 1st October as a part of Disney+’s Hallowstream celebration. The all-new animated special from Lucasfilm and the LEGO Group continues the rich legacy of collaboration between Lucasfilm and the LEGO brand and is a seasonal celebration of the villainous dark side of the Star Wars galaxy – just in time for Halloween…
The show has been scored by Michael Kramer, a two-time Emmy nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist for film, television, and video games.

Read more details here.

July 30, 2021

MASQUERADE: Ben Lovett Scores New Thriller with Shocking Twist Ending

A young girl struggles to survive after a group of home invaders break into her house to steal her family’s priceless artwork… The film’s score has been composed by Ben Lovett, an American composer and songwriter known for his distinctive original scores to a diverse range of breakthrough films including THE RITUAL, THE NIGHT HOUSE, THE WIND, and THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW… The movie stars stars Bella Thorne, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Austin Nichols, Mircea Monroe and Skyler Samuels…

Read more details here.

July 26, 2021

Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist Scoring Amazon’s I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER TV Series

Amazon Prime Video will premiere the teen horror streaming television series I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER this coming October. The series is based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan, which was (loosely) adapted into the 1997 film of the same name and subsequent film franchise… The husband-and-wife composing partners Drum & Lace (THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRÉ, GOOD GIRLS, DEADLY ILLUSIONS)and Ian Hultquist (ASSASSINATION NATION, ANIMALS, DIE IN A GUNFIGHT) have been signed to score the series.

Read more details here.

July 20, 2021

Bishara Scores Latest James Wan Horror Thriller MALIGNANT

Specialty horror composer Joseph Bishara has scored MALIGNANT, an upcoming horror thriller directed by James Wan. Bishara has previously composed the frightening music for all seven films in The Conjuring Universe, created by Wan in the first two films in what’s become a shared universe centered on a series of supernatural horror films, as well as such potently scary films as as THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA (2019), THE PRODIGY (2019), and THE UNHOLY (2021).

Read more details here.

Bear McCreary Scores MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION

Music for the series is composed by Bear McCreary (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, THE WALKING DEAD, OUTLANDER, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, HAPPY DEATH DAY, FREAKY)… A sequel to the 1983–1985 Filmation series HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION will focus on the unresolved storylines of the original 1983 TV series, picking up many of the characters’ journeys where they left off…

Read more details here.

July 16 2021

BC Smith Climbs THE STAIRS In Latest Indie Horror Score

THE STAIRS is a 2021 American horror film about a group of hikers who unknowingly stumble upon a long-forgotten evil. Composer BC Smith, an American composer of diverse and eclectic film and television scores, has composed the score. Many of his compositions are for independent films including SMOKE SIGNALS, ADULT WORLD, DJINN, WEST OF REDEMPTION.

For more details and to watch the film’s trailer, see here.

July 10, 2021

Laura Karpman Scores Marvel’s WHAT IF…

The trailer for Marvel’s latest streaming series dropped last Thursday. WHAT IF… is series of alternate universe stories involving MCU characters, it looks pretty awesome. Laura Karpman (LOVECRAFT COUNTRY) will be scoring it. For more information on the composer, see her website here.

Watch the trailer here.

June 30, 2021

Inon Zur scores Bethesda’s Forthcoming STARFIELD Videogame

Emmy Award-winner and 3-time BAFTA nominated composer Inon Zur (FALLOUT, DRAGON AGE, PRINCE OF PERSIA) is scoring STARFIELD, the first new science fiction universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM and FALLOUT 4. Set hundreds of years in our future, STARFIELD is an epic about hope, our shared humanity, and answering our greatest mystery. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom.

Read more details here.

June 10, 2021

Natalie Holt: Marvel’s LOKI Composer

…[Director] Kate Herron wanted Holt’s score to include a Theremin, a unique early electronic instrument noted for its role in classic science fiction scores like THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD and THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL in the LOKI score. Holt included the unique sound of the Theremin mixed in with Nordic instruments, to reflect ties to Nordic mythology…

Read more details here.

June 8, 2021

Yoko Kanno to Score Live Action COWBOY BEBOP movie

Netflix has announced during its Geeked Week livestream earlier today that its live-action adaptation of Sunrise’s COWBOY BEBOP anime will premiere this fall and confirmed that Japanese composer Yoko Kanno will score the new series. Kanno is known for having scored all episodes of the ‘90s anime series, as well as 2001’s COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE…

Read more details here.

June 8, 2021

Composers Chris Ridenhour, Christopher Cano, & Mikel Shane Prather Bring Musical Life to The Asylum’s AQUARIUM OF THE DEAD

The film is the third animal-related zombie film in director Glenn Miller’s Zoombies trilogy that began with ZOOMBIES (2016) and continued with ZOOMBIES 2 (2019)…  The score really enlivens The Asylum’s generously over-the-top storyline and gives the film the kind of dramatic energy that enhances the suspense and CGI-laden zombie-sea life attacks that are central to the film’s overblown storyline while aiding its fast pace.

Read full details here.

May 27, 2021

Anna Drubich Scores Lycanthropic Horror-Comedy WEREWOLVES WITHIN

When a killer terrorizes the snowed-in residents of a small town, it falls to the new forest ranger to find out who – or what – lurks among them in this hilarious horror whodunnit. The forthcoming horror comedy film WEREWOLVES WITHIN, directed by Josh Ruben from a screenplay by Mishna Wolff, is based upon the video game of the same name from Red Storm Entertainment. Composer Anna Drubich has provided the film’s score…

Red more details here.

Trevor Gureckis Scores Shyamalan’s OLD

Universal Pictures has dropped the trailer today for M. Night Shyamalan’s OLD, which unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly … reducing their entire lives into a single day. The film is scored by Trevor Gureckis (BLOODLINE, THE GOLDFINCH, VOYAGERS), who has recently composed the music for Shyamalan’s Apple- TV+ series SERVANT.

Read more details here.

Steven Price Scores Edgar Rice’s LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

Eloise (McKenzie), a young woman with a passion for fashion design and a strange sixth sense, mysteriously finds herself transported back in time to 1966 London in the body of her idol, a singer named Sandy (Taylor-Joy). While in Sandy’s body, she enters into a romantic relationship, but the city is not as it appears to be and the past and present seem to fall apart with shady and horrifying consequences. Steven Price (GRAVITY, FURY, SUICIDE SQUAD) rejoins director Wright, having scored SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, THE WORLD’S END, and BABY DIVER for Wright, to compose the picture’s score.

Read more details here.

May 27, 2021

Kevin Kiner joins Sean & Dean Kiner to score TRESE Anime Series

Kevin Kiner (STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, REBELS, and THE BAD BATCH, CSI: MIAMI, HELL ON WHEELS) and his sons Sean and Dean Kiner (SINGLE PARENTS) are the composers of the new Netflix anime series TRESE. The supernatural series is set in Manila, Philippines where supernatural creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans, and Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld comprised of malevolent supernatural beings.

Read more details here.

May 25, 2021

Marvel’s ETERNALS to be scored by Ramin Djawadi

Composer Ramin Djawadi is slated to score Marvel’s ETERNALS, an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)…

Read more details here.

May 20, 2021

Christopher Young to Score ABYZOU

ABYZOU, based on a demonic Kabbalistic legend of the same name, is set in the Hasidic world, where a family struggling with unresolved trauma finds themselves at the mercy of an ancient demon bent on destroying them from the inside. Tapping into Jewish demonology, ABYZOU is a harrowing drama with an exciting twist on classic horror conventions. Just the right kind of thing for the composer of HELLRAISER, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET II, URBAN LEGEND, DRAG ME TO HELL, SINISTER, GHOST RIDER, and THE GRUDGE!

Read the details here.

May 16, 2021

Roque Baños Scores Sequel DON’T BREATHE 2

Spanish composer Roque Baños returns to the world of DON’T BREATHE, having scored the original 2016 film for director Fede Alvarez… Banos also scored Fede Alvarez’ previous films, EVIL DEAD remake, DON’T BREATHE, and 2018’s THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB.

Read more details here.

May 16, 2021

Robert Eggers’ THE NORTHMAN Scored by Robin Carolan & Sebastian Gainsborough

The next film from Robert Eggers, director of the acclaimed thrillers THE WITCH and THE LIGHTHOUSE is THE NORTHMAN, an epic revenge thriller, set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century, that explores how far a Viking prince will go to seek justice for his murdered father. The film features a score by Robin Carolan & Sebastian Gainsborough, the first film score for both composers….

Read more details here.

May 14, 2021

Charlie Clouser Scores EYE WITHOUT A FACE and SPIRAL

Horror specialist composer and former original Nine Inch Nails member Charlie Clouser (SAW series, RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION, NUMB3RS, WAYWARD PINES, CHILDHOOD’S END miniseries) has scored EYE WITHOUT A FACE, a psychological horror/thriller that is a modern take on Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW… Also coming up from Clouser is the SAW-related horror movie SPIRAL (formerly titled SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW). 

Read more details here.

May 12, 2021

Brian Tyler to Score new Scream Movie

Composer Brian Tyler has been tapped to score the upcoming slasher movie SCREAM. The fifth installment in the horror franchise is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett; it stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Marley Shelton who reprise their roles from the first four movies.

Read more details here.

May 12, 2021

THE FOREVER PURGE trailer released – score by The Newton Brothers

The score for this latest PURGE saga is by genre favorites The Newton Brothers (DOCTOR SLEEP, THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, EXTINCTION, THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND), which is their first music for this franchise. They previously scored OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL, FAMILY BLOOD, and an episode of INTO THE DARK for Blumhouse. 

Read more details here.

May 7, 2021

Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein Return to Score STRANGER THINGS Season 4

“Filming on season 4 continues after going on hiatus while the industry maneuvered around COVID-19 safety protocols,” wrote Nick Romano yesterday in Entertainment Weekly. “The new story will take us to Russia where Hopper, who survived the events of season 3, is being held at Kamchatka by operatives…” White Bear PR, who represents composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, confirmed they are on board to compose the music for the show’s fourth season, having defined the series’ unnerving musical design with their scores for the first three.

Read more details here.

May 6, 2021

A QUIET PLACE II Final Trailer Released – Marco Beltrami Returns to Score

Paramount has released their final trailer for A QUIET PLACE II, John Krasinski’s sequel to the 2018 horror thriller he co-wrote, directed, and starred in. Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe reprise their roles from the first film, with Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou joining the cast. Composer Mario Beltrami returns to give the new film its score having composed the music for the 2018 original film…

Read more details here.

May 5, 2021

ESCAPE ROOM 2 Coming Up With Score by Brian Tyler & John Carey

Brian Tyler and John Carey have returned to compose the score for the upcoming horror sequel ESCAPE ROOM 2. Directed by Adam Robitel (INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN), stars Taylor Russell and Logan Miller from the 2019 film are joined by Isabelle Fuhrman, Thomas Cocquerel, and Holland Roden for the new movie…

Read further details here.

April 4, 2021

Animated Series STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH launches on Disney+ today – Scored by Scored by STAR WARS animation vet Kevin Kiner

STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH, a spin-off of animated series THE CLONE WARS focused on the elite, eccentric members of Clone Force 99, debuts today on Disney+ with a special 70-minute episode. The first season contains 16 episodes, with the second following on Friday, May 7 and the rest on following Fridays. Composer Kevin Kiner (who scored THE CLONE WARS series as well as STAR WARS: REBELS) continues to keep the STAR WARS musical tradition as he scores THE BAD BATCH…

Read more details here.

April 21, 2021

Survival Thriller OXYGEN Scored by French Composer ROB

The latest film from Alexandre Aja (THE HILLS HAVE EYES, CRAWL, PIRANHA 3D) is OXYGEN, a French survival thriller starring Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, and Malik Zidi tells the story of a young woman who wakes up in a cryogenic pod, not remembering who she is or how she ended up there, and must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare before running out of air.

The film features a tense score by composer ROB (aka Robin Coudert) (MANIAC, GRETEL & HANSEL, TROY: FALL OF A CITY, PLANETARIUM, AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING); he rejoins Aja after having scored the director’s fantasy thriller HORNS in 2014.

Read more details here.

April 19, 2021

Benjamin Wallfisch to score FLASH movie

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that composer Benjamin Wallfisch, who’s score  for MORTAL KOMBAT came out this week, “is speeding on to his next project. Wallfisch will score Warner Bros. and DC Films’ upcoming THE FLASH movie.”

Read more details here.

April 13, 2021

Netflix to Release Toho Anime Series GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT Worldwide in June – Music Score by GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES’ Kan Sawada

The new series expands Netflix’s roster of projects tied to the King of the Monsters (in 2017 and 2018, Netflix debuted the trilogy of Japanese animated epic Godzilla films: GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS, GODZILLA: CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE, and GODZILLA: THE PLANET EATER)… The musical score for the series is being handled by noted Japanese composer and arranger Kan Sawada, who studied composition and orchestration at Tokyo College of Music and has composed dozens of films, TV, and anime in Japan since 2000…

For more details, and to watch the GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT trailer, see here.

April 9, 2021

New INDIANA JONES movie will be scored by John Williams

It has been confirmed today by Lucasfilm John Williams is set to return as the composer of the currently untitled fifth installment in the Indiana Jones film series.

Read more details here.

April 7, 2021

Netflix Super-Hero Series JUPITER’S LEGACY Scored by Stephanie Economou

Stephanie Economou (SECRETS THAT WE KEEP, MARVEL 616, MANHUNT, STEP UP: HIGH WATER) is a composer and violinist based in Los Angeles, CA. She is a long-time collaborator of composer, Harry Gregson-Williams, composing additional music on scores such as Disney’s MULAN, Jon Turtletaub’s THE MEG, Antoine Fuqua’s THE EQUALIZER 2, Disneynature’s PENGUINS, and Ridley Scott’s Oscar-winning film THE MARTIAN.

See more details, and watch the show’s trailer, here

April 5, 2021

THE WITCH’S Mark Korven Scores Amazon Prime Series THEM

Composer Mark Korven is known for scoring Robert Eggers’ acclaimed thrillers THE WITCH and THE LIGHTHOUSE, as well as Vincenzo Natali’s IN THE TALL GRASS, and the second season (“INFAMY”) of the AMC series THE TERROR.

See further details and watch the film’s trailer here.

April 1, 2021

Disney’s CRUELLA Scored by Nicholas Britell

Disney’s upcoming family crime-comedy drama CRUELLA features a score by Nicholas Britell (MOONLIGHT, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, SUCCESSION, THE BIG SHORT). Directed by Craig Gillespie and starring Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, and Mark Strong, the movie of course is based on the deliciously malevolent character from Disney’s 101 DALMATIONS…

Read more details and watch the film’s trailer here.

March 30, 2021

Joseph Trapanese Scores Netflix Series SHADOW AND BONE

…“We have Joe Trapanese as the composer, who’s good and he’s got a breadth of score work that allows us to do something that you know needs Russian and big and sweeping in one area, and otherworldly in another,” said SHADOW AND BONE showrunner Eric Heisserer…

Read the full details here.

February 25, 2021

Disney short Myth: A Frozen Tale,  scored by Joseph Trapanese, debuts on Disney+ in 2D tomorrow

Disney’s acclaimed VR short, MYTH: A FROZEN TALE, a bedtime story about the elemental spirits from FROZEN 2, which debuted at the world premiere of that film in November 2019, launches February 26 on Disney+ in 2D. While not as immersive in 2D, the short still captivates as a gaze into the mysterious and moody forest outside Arendelle (narrated by Evan Rachel Wood’s Queen Queen Iduna)… Joseph Trapanese’s score for MYTH: A FROZEN TALE is available digitally in a 7-track soundtrack album from Disney Records, available from Amazon and other digital retailers…

For more details, see here.

February 18, 2020

Danny Elfman to Score DOCTOR STRANGE 2

In a wide-ranging interview with Inverse, composer Danny Elfman confirmed he is scoring the 2022 movie DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS with director Sam Raimi. “I am starting to do bits of pre-work for DOCTOR STRANGE 2 that Sam Raimi’s directing,” Elfman told Eric Francisco of Inverse. “Even though I don’t start it for some months, there’s bits of recorded music they need for the sets.”

Read more details here.

February 18, 2021

Winners for 2020 IFCMA Awards Announced

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2020, in the 2020 IFMCA Awards.

For more details, see here.

February 10, 2021

Kim Tae-seong Scores South Korean Space Opera SPACE SWEEPERS

South Korean composer, Kim Tae-seong, known for scoring PHANTOM DETECTIVE (2016), EXTREME JOB (2019), and the television series EMERGENCY COUPLE (2014), SQUAD 38 (2016), and THE GUEST (2018), has scored the science fiction adventure SPACE SWEEPERS, now showing on Netflix. The film is directed by Jo Sung-hee (PHANTOM DETECTIVE, A WEREWOLF BOY). Set in the year 2092, Earth has become nearly uninhabitable. Fleeing the sick earth, UTS corporation builds a new orbiting Home for humanity…

Read more details here.

February 4, 2021

IFMCA Award Nominations for 2020 Film, TV, & Game Scores Announced

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2020, for the 17th annual IFMCA Awards. British composer Daniel Pemberton and German composer Hans Zimmer lead the field with the most number of nominations, each receiving a total of five. In addition, this year the comedy category is dominated by women composers, and the first ever Japanese film was nominated for Score Of The Year. The International Film Music Critics Association will announce the winners of the 17th IFMCA Awards on February 18, 2021. Read more details here.

January 21, 2021

SHADOW IN THE CLOUD Features Score by New Zealander Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper

Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper (FANTAIL, HOUSEBOUND, THE LEGEND OF BARON TO’A) has scored the epic action-horror-World War 2 film, SHADOW IN THE CLOUD, from the producers of ATOMIC BLONDE and DEADPOOL 2. The film is about A female WWII pilot (Chloë Grace Moretz) traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight.

Read the details here.

January 5, 2021

Natalie Holt to Score Marvel’s Disney+ LOKI Series

Natalie Holt (JOURNEY’S END, KNIGHTFALL series, INFIDEL, THE HONOURABLE WOMAN) is currently scoring Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ original series LOKI… Holt received an Emmy Nomination for scoring ITV’s VICTORIA series; her music can also be heard in Deborah Haywood’s debut feature PIN CUSHION and alongside Hans Zimmer and Martin Phipps in the Weinstein company film WOMAN IN GOLD, and family smash hit from the producers of Harry Potter, PADDINGTON. She recently scored the horror film KINDRED, director Joe Marcantonio’s feature film debut, and the ghost story FEVER DREAM, for Peruvian director Claudia Llosa.

Read more details here.

December 31, 2020

Henry Jackman Scoring Marvel’s THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER

Composer Henry Jackman (SKULL ISLAND, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, WRECK-IT-RALPH) has recently been scoring Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ original series THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER… Henry Jackson previously scored CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER and CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR, so he is definitely qualified to bring his talents (and, likely, his previous themes) to the new series.

Read more details here.

December 4, 2020

Fabio Frizzi Scores Fangoria’s CASTLE FREAK Remake/Reboot

Genre-specialist Italian composer Fabio Frizzi has scored Fangoria Films’ new remake/reboot of CASTLE FREAK, based on Stuart Gordon’s 1995 horror film that adapted H. P. Lovecraft’s celebrated short horror tale “The Outsider.” 

Read the details and watch the trailer here.

November 21, 2020

Michael Giacchino Returns to Spider-Man for 2021 Third Film

Michael Giacchino has confirmed that he will be returning as the composer for the as-yet untitled third installment in the Spider-Man series as part of Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe. 

Read more details here.

November 10, 2020

Bear McCreary, Danny Piccione, & Joseph Trapanese Targeted To Score the new STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE GALAXY’S EDGE VR Game

STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE GALAXY’S EDGE is a new virtual reality video game that launches November 19 exclusively on the Oculus Quest all-in-one VR system. ILMxLAB announced today that composers Bear McCreary, Danny Piccione, and Joseph Trapanese are the composers who have scored the new VR game. 

Read more details and to watch the VR game’s trailer, see here.

October 26, 2020

PARALLEL Science Fiction Thriller Gets Distribution in December – Scored by Edy Lan

Vertical Entertainment has snagged the US distribution rights to the sci-fi thriller PARALLEL after the film made a number of festival appearances since 2018… Composer/arranger/singer Edy Lan has given PARALLEL its musical score. He composed both of Ezban’s previous science fiction films, as well as Ezban’s sequence, “La cosa mas preciada,” from the 2014 anthology horror movie BARBAROUS MEXICO as well as portions of the 2020 anthology movie AZTECH, which Ezban has co-produced…

Read more details here.

October 23, 2020

Third Skyline Movie SKYLIN3S Releasing in December – Scored by  Ram Khatabakhsh

British/Persian Los Angeles-based film composer Ram Khatabakhsh has written the music for SKYLIN3S, the third and final film of the science fiction series that began with SKYLINE (2010) and continued with BEYOND SKYLINE (2017).

SKYLIN3S is set to be released on December 18, 2020 in the United States by Vertical Entertainment.

For more details or to watch the film’s trailer, see here.

October 20, 2020

Christopher Young Scores New David Prior Horror Film THE EMPTY MAN

 The film features a soundtrack by veteran genre maestro Christopher Young. “Working with director David Prior was an absolute honor, his vision and my music was a perfect marriage,” Young said in a twitter post earlier tonight.

Read more details here.

October 10, 2020

Edwin Wendler Scores DRAGON SOLDIERS

When locals start vanishing from a small Colorado town, the mayor hires a squad of elite mercenaries to fight off the menace — whoever or whatever it may be. Leader Cameron (Ruben Pla, INSIDIOUS) and his team suspect a ruthless gang of mercenary survivalists…until they come face to face with a massive, airborne, fire-breathing reptile. Edwin Wendler (DEAD ANT, UNNATURAL, (RING OF ELYSIUM video game, HOME: THE HORROR STORY) provides an original score for the film. “I was given the opportunity to write a massive-sounding, symphonic action score, and I got to be a bit nerdy by paying homage to some of my musical idols and writing dodecaphonic music for the titular dragon,” Wendler said.

Read full details here.

October 5, 2020

MONSTER HUNTER Drops Teaser Trailer – Film Scored by Paul Haslinger

Loosely based on the Capcom video game series, MONSTER HUNTER is written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, T.I., Ron Perlman, Meagan Good, and Diego Boneta and is about a team of soldiers who are transported to a new world where they must engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers. Former Tangerine Dream alumnus and film composer Paul Haslinger has completed scoring the film…

Read more details here.

October 4, 2020

Gordy Haab Scores New Game STAR WARS: SQUADRONS; Blake Robinson-scored Prequel Trailer Released

STAR WARS: SQUADRONS is a space combat game set in the STAR WARS universe, developed by Motive Studios and published by Electronic Arts. In the game, players experience being a pilot in a thrilling STAR WARS single-player campaign as they learn first person the art of starfighter combat. The game’s music by Gordy Haab lends excitement and authenticity to these adventures within the STAR WARS universe. Haab has composed numerous scores and contributed music for numerous STAR WARS, HALO WARS, and WALKING DEAD video games…

Read further details here.

September 23, 2020

Frederik Wiedmann has Scored OCCUPATION: RAINFALL

Frederik Wiedmann (THE DRAGON PRINCE, GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, numerous DC Animated movies) has scored the upcoming sci-fi sequel OCCUPATION: RAINFALL. The film is a follow-up to 2018’s original acclaimed Australian alien invasion film OCCUPATION, directed by Luke Sparke who also helms the sequel. The new movie takes place two years after the original film’s invasion of Earth by extra-terrestrials, with a group of survivors in Sydney fighting back in a desperate ground war.

Read the details and watch the film’s trailer, here.

September 21, 2020

Marvel’s WandaVision Trailer Released – Christopher Beck (ANT MAN) Scores the Series

Yesterday, Marvel released the new trailer to WandaVision, a new web television miniseries created for Disney+ by Jac Schaeffer and based on the Marvel Comics characters Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision. The show is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The events of the series take place after the 2019 film AVENGERS: ENDGAME.

Read the full details and watch the new trailer here.

September 15, 2020

Mario Beltrami Scores LOVE AND MONSTERS, Coming to VOD Oct 16

Versatile film composer Mario Beltrami (SCREAM, A QUIET PLACE, WORLD WAR Z, THE HURT LOCKER, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, UNDERWATER) is scoring the film. The film takes place seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, during which humanity has been living underground while giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend, Joel decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.

Read more details here.

Watch THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 Trailer

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September 12, 2020

FREAKY Score Coming Up From Bear McCreary

Bear McCreary has reunited with director Christopher Landon to score the forthcoming horror comedy FREAKY, wherein a high school girl swaps bodies with a deranged serial killer, and then discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent. McCreary has previously scored Landon’s last two features, the darkly humorous horror thriller HAPPY DEATH DAY and its science fictionesque sequel HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U for Blumhouse.

Read more details here.

August 25, 2020

A Song In The Key of X

Thirty three members of the cast and crew of THE X-FILES have joined forces to Zoom-form the unforgettable theme song to THE X-FILES by Mark Snow, now with new lyrics by contest winners Jennifer Large and Rebecca MacDonald.

Link to the video here.

August 18, 2020

Creepy Horror Thriller DEATH OF ME Scored by Mark Sayfritz

Luke Hemsworth and Maggie Q star in Saban Film’s latest thriller, DEATH OF ME. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW II-IV, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, THE BARRENS)…

Recording artist, composer, and music producer, Mark Sayfritz has composed the films’ score. He has worked on such releases as Bousman’s ABATTOIR and ST. AGATHA, as well as the horror films DEADTECTIVES, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, DEAD MAN RUNNING, and the TV series SNATCH, based on the Guy Ritchie movie.

Read more details, and watch film’s trailer, here.


August 6, 2020

TREMORS 7 to be Scored by Frederik Wiedmann

Tremors Graboid JAWSHaving scored the fifth and sixth iterations of the TREMORS franchise, Frederik Wiedmann comfortably returns to the world of the Graboids in TREMORS 7, formerly aka TREMORS: ISLAND FURY but now officially titled TREMORS: SHRIEKER ISLAND…Read the details here.August 6, 2020

RAISED BY WOLVESBen Frost Scores RAISED BY WOLVES

HBO Max will premiere the new 10-episode science fiction drama series on September 3. Created by Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski, RAISED BY WOLVES centers around two androids—Father and Mother—tasked with raising human children on a mysterious new planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task. The series is scored by Iceland-based electronic recording artist Ben Frost, who previously composed music for the supernatural drama series DARK (2017-20) and the horror drama series FORTITUDE (2015-18).August 5, 2020

Billy GoldenbergComposer Billy Goldenberg Has Died

Emmy-winning composer and songwriter Billy Goldenberg  died on August 3rd at his home in New York City. He was 84. A prolific composer for television, especially during the ‘70s and ‘80s. Goldenberg received 23 Emmy nominations (and four wins) for his music. He was known for writing the themes for KOJAK, HARRY O, and RHODA, and hundreds of made-for TV movies. He scored a handful of horror genre projects,  but they were notable ones…Read the details here. July 23, 2020

The Unfamiliar posterWalter Mair Scores THE UNFAMILIAR

…The film’s spine-tingling score is the work of award-winning, London-based composer, Walter Mair. The music incorporates original Hawaiian instruments combined with an instrument called “The Octo Bass”—a custom made double bass twice the size of an orchestral double bass…Read the details here.July 17, 2020

Frederik Wiedmann to Score Sequel to Alien Invasion Thriller OCCUPATION

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Music for the upcoming science fiction film OCCUPATION: RAINFALL, sequel to the 2018 invasion thriller OCCUPATION, is set to be composed by Frederik Wiedmann, known for scoring THE DRAGON PRINCE and many of the films in the DC Animated Movie Universe, including most recently JUSTICE LEAGUE APOKOLIPS WAR and RED SON. The sequel, which is expected to be released later this year, picks up two years into an intergalactic invasion of Earth, with a group of survivors in Sydney fighting back in a desperate ground war. It is written and directed by the original film’s director, Luke Sparke.– via filmmusicreporter <<which see for more details. July 15, 2020

Chris Westlake Will Score STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS

ST Lower Decks charactersThe upcoming CBS All Access animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS will be scored by composer Chris Westlake (CASTLE ROCK, BEFORE WE GO, TRANSIT, SMALL TOWN CRIMES). The show is developed by Mike McMahan (RICK AND MORTY); Westlake previously collaborated with McMahan on Hulu’s SOLAR OPPOSITES, which premiered earlier this year.STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS will premiere on August 6, 2020 exclusively on CBS All Access. For more details about the composer, see his website https://chriswestlake.com/– via filmmusicreporter July 11, 2020

BLACK WATER AbyssMichael Lira Scores BLACK WATER: ABYSS

A group of friends who are exploring a remote cave system deep in the forests of Northern Australia when a tropical storm hits. As rising floodwaters trap them deep below the surface, something even deadlier emerges from the darkness – killer crocodiles… Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer Michael Lira has scored the film. He is known as a founding member of experimental bands Vicious Hairy Mary, Darth Vegas and gypsy swing ensemble Monsieur Camembert. He has been scoring films, shorts, and television since 2006…Read the details here.July 2, 2020

Award-Winning Composer Inon Zur Scores New SF RPG Game OUTRIDERS

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“As a composer it’s always extremely exciting to be involved in building new worlds and telling new stories, so I’m thrilled to reveal that I have composed the score for OUTRIDERS. It was a lot of fun blending heavy orchestral soundscapes and futuristic musical sound design for this rollercoaster sci-fi adventure and I can’t wait to share the music with you,” said Zur.Read more details here.June 24, 2020

Animated Series STAR TREK LOWER DECKS Still Without A Composer

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The upcoming Adult animated web TV series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS web television series, created for CBS All Access by Mike McMahan, is part of the conituing expansion of the STAR TREK franchise headed by executive producer Alex Kurtzman. It is the first animated series created for All Access, and the first animated STAR TREK series since the 1973–74 series STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES… STAR TREK DISCOVERY and PICARD composer Jeff Russo expressed interest in also composing the score for LOWER DECKS, but…Read the full story here.June 23, 2020

Trey Toy & Matthew Wang Deliver Chilling Score for Entrapment Horror Movie CENTIGRADE

Centigrade IMDBposterIn the new claustro-thriller CENTIGRADE, a man and his pregnant wife become trapped in their car when a storm buries them underneath layers of snow and ice. As supplies dwindle and temperatures plunge, the couple must battle the elements and hypothermia in a desperate fight for survival… The film’s music composed by Trey Toy (THE UNKIND; addl. music for SHOWPIERCER, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., VIKINGS, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD) and Matthew Wang (addl. music for BRAINCHILD, GLOW, NEW AMSTERDAM, ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST).For full details, click here.June 23, 2020

Composer Christopher Young Reunites with Director Sam Raimi for the Quibi Original Series 50 STATES OF FRIGHT

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Award-winning composer Christopher Young (HELLRAISER, SPIDER-MAN 3, PET SEMATARY) reteams with director Sam Raimi (SPIDER-MAN, DRAG ME TO HELL, EVIL DEAD) for the Quibi original series 50 STATES OF FRIGHT. The horror anthology, executive produced by Raimi, features the scariest stories from every state in the country. Young wrote the original main title and scored the 3-part episode directed by Raim…Read the full details and watch the show’s trailer here.June 16, 2020

Soundtrack Of Our Lives: A Celebration For The Film & TV Music Community Benefiting Musicares® Covid-19 Relief Fund

SoundtrackLives MusiCares logosMembers of the Film & TV Music community, made up of composers, songwriters, music editors, music supervisors, studio executives and more, are contributing their talents to Soundtrack Of Our Lives: A Celebration For The Film & TV Music Community, an online benefit event for MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund. This specially produced program debuts June 25th, 2020, at noon pacific on YouTube…Read full details here.June 15, 2020

Bear McCreary-scored ANIMAL CRACKERS Coming to Netflix in July

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After distributors failed to deliver, the animated film ANINMAL CRACKERS, scored by Bear McCreary in 2017, has been acquired by Netflix and will stream on the service July 24. The film is composer Bear McCreary’s first animated feature, which McCreary, posting in a 2018 tweet, regarded as “the most insane score I’ve ever written! This movie is absolutely delightful!” In a pair of Facebook posts today, sharing the news of the film’s Netflix acquisition, Bear wrote, “I’m so relieved that this film escaped those lower infernal depths and emerged to finally get distribution, on an ideal platform. I can’t wait for the world to experience this zany adventure!”Read details and watch the trailer here.June 8, 2020

Geoff Zanelli Scores Blumhouse Thriller YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT

In the new psychological thriller YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT from Blumhouse Productions and legendary screenwriter David Koepp (JURASSIC PARK, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, PANIC ROOM, STIR OF ECHOES), Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star as a couple seeking a restful vacation on an isolated edge of the world only to discover that secrets demand a reckoning … and travel with you.Read the details and watch the trailer here.May 29, 2020

TERMINATOR Composer to Release New Audio Musical

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With theaters closed across the world due to the pandemic, Brad Fiedel was inspired to put together this audio version of his musical and release it for everyone to enjoy at home. Working alone in his home studio, Fiedel was able to assemble various recordings he had of the songs, scenes and narration to create a complete audio experience of the show.Read the full details here.May 21, 2020

Brian Reitzell scores IFC Midnight’s new horror movie, RELIC

RELIC (2020) poster cropScheduled to open on July 10th in select theaters and on demand from IFC Midnight, the new horror film RELIC is about a daughter, mother, and grandmother WHO are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family’s home. The movie will feature a brooding score by Brian Reitzell (HANNIBAL, AMERICAN GODS, BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH).Read more details, and watch the film’s trailer, here.May 6, 2020

James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD to be scored by Tyler Bates – film due in 2021

Tyler Bates (DEADPOOL, JOHN WICK, 300, WATCHMEN) is set to score James Gunn’s upcoming DC Extended Universe superhero movie, THE SUICIDE SQUAD. The film stars Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney who reprise their roles from the original 2016 movie. Steven Price composed the music for the original David Ayer-directed 2016 SUICIDE SQUAD film. Bates has previously scored all of Gunn’s feature directorial efforts, including both GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movies, SLITHER and SUPER. THE SUICIDE SQUAD is set to be released on August 6, 2021 by Warner Bros.- via filmmusicreporter April 21, 2020

AN ENGLISH HAUNTING Features a Score by Graham Plowman

_A English Haunting poster cropComposer Graham Plowman, known for his atmospheric orchestral music works inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft and other authors, has completed his most recent film score, the British indie ghost film, AN ENGLISH HAUNTING.

Read the details hereApril 14, 2020

Christopher Young and Brian & Caleb Chan Scoring Quibi’s 50 STATES OF FRIGHT

_50 States of Fright logoChristopher Young (HELLRAISER, SPIDER-MAN 3, THE GRUDGE) and Brian & Caleb Chan have contributed original music to the Quibi anthology series 50 States of Fright. The show, executive produced by Sam Raimi (SPIDER-MAN, THE EVIL DEAD) & Debbie Liebling (SOUTH PARK, PEN15), explores stories based on urban legends from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington. Read the details and watch the trailer, here.March 16, 2020

INTO THE DARK’s Latest Holiday Episode, CRAWLERS, Given a Spooky Score by Ceiri Torjussen

CRAWLERS posterCRAWLERS is the latest film from the American horror anthology web television series INTO THE DARK… It’s a fun mix of humor and horror, nicely augmented by a mysterious and modernistic electronica score by Welsh-born, Los Angeles-based composer Ceiri (pronounced Kay-Ree) Torjussen (BIG ASS SPIDER!, PRIMAL RAGE, BURN, ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW) who provides a palpable and effective mix of energy, eeriness, and eloquence.Read the details and watch the trailer here. March 10, 2020

DUST’s Deep Sea Sci-fi Horror Film SEA FEVER Features Score by Christoffer Franzén

SEA FEVER poster cropSwedish born multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Christoffer Franzén has scored SEA FEVER… In SEA FEVER, a bizarre creature hitches a ride on a departing fishing trawler, marooning the ship at sea and engaging the ship’s crew in a fight for survival…Read the details and watch the trailer here. March 6, 2020

CANDYMAN Remake Scored by multi-instrumental artist Robert A. A. Lowe

“We wanted to do something that was a nod to [Phillip Glass’s music for the first film],” said director Nia DaCosta. “Not just in terms of how it sounded and the repetition of the piano but also in terms of how unique it was. So what we’ve done is brought a composer on, Robert A. A. Lowe, who is really fantastic, really idiosyncratic, to give you something that is reminiscent of the original but his wholly new on its own as well.”Read the details here.March 6, 2020

Rob Simonson Scores GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE

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Rob Simonsen (LOVE, SIMON, NERVE, FOXCATCHER, THE UPSIDE, (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, THE SPECTACULAR NOW) is currently scoring the upcoming supernatural comedy sequel GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE. The film is directed by Jason Reitman (JUNO, UP IN THE AIR) and stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd. The movie follows a single mom and her two kids as they arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.Simonsen has previously scored Jason Reitman’s last two features, TULLY and THE FRONT RUNNER. GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE is set to be released on July 10, 2020 by Sony Pictures.- via filmmusicreporter(<- click to watch trailer) February 20, 2020

John Paesano to Score PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS

Penny Dreadful City of Angels promo image fr IMDBJohn Paesano (DAREDEVIL, THE DEFENDERS, THE MAZE RUNNER) is slated to score the upcoming Showtime original series PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS. The show is a spin-off of PENNY DEADFUL (2014-16), is set in 1938 Los Angeles after a grisly murder shocks the city and follows a detective and his partner as they become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of L.A.Read the details here.February 6, 2020

International Film Music Critics Association Award Nominations Announced

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The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2019, for the 16th annual IFMCA Awards.Read the news here.

January 19, 2020

Amblin’s Revival of AMAZING STORIES TV Series Debuts March 6

AMAZING STORIES, Apple TV+’s highly anticipated original series, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, will make its global debut on Friday, March 6, exclusively on Apple TV+. Thus far the episode composers for the new show are…

Read the details here.

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January 13, 2020

Jon Ekstrand set to score Marvel’s MORBIUS

Jon Ekstrand (LIFE, BLIND ALLEY, QUEEN OF HEARTS) is on board to compose the score for MORBIUS after scoring Espinosa’s previous films.

Read further details here.


January 11, 2020

Bear McCreary Scoring Amazon’s THE DARK TOWER Pilot

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Recent word has it that Bear McCreary (GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, COLOSSAL, THE WALKING DEAD, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) has been brought in to score the forthcoming Amazon pilot THE DARK TOWER. The show was developed by Glen Mazzara (THE WALKING DEAD, Season 3) based on Stephen King’s book of the same title, with Stephen Hopkins (PREDATOR 2, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5) directing the pilot. The series is intended to serve as a reboot of the poorly-received 2017 movie adaptation…

Read more details here.


January 11, 2020

New BIRDS OF PREY Trailer Launched – Film Scored by Daniel (SPIDER-VERSE) Pemberton

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Daniel Pemberton (THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.) steps into DC territory to score another wild and crazy super-hero adventure with BIRDS OF PREY. Formerly titled BIRDS OF PREY: AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN, the film features the return of Margot Robbie as fiendish Joker’s fiendish femme-fatale ex, Harley Quinn, revving up the frenzied character after her delightful manic performance in THE SUICIDE SQUAD (2016).

Read more details and watch the new trailer here.


January 8, 2020

Hans Zimmer Now Scoring James Bond’s NO TIME TO DIE in Post-Production Composer Switch

“Hans Zimmer is James Bond’s new composer,” film music journalist Jon Burlingame writes in a story posted Monday at Variety.com.

Read the details here


January 4, 2020

SHERLOCK’s David Arnold & Michael Price Score BBC’s DRACULA series

BBC has broadcast their new DRACULA miniseries over three days beginning on January 1st, 2020.  Netflix will launch the show on their streaming site tonight, January 4th. The series consists of three episodes.

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Composers David Arnold and Michael Price, who created the innovative theme and scores for the Benedict Cumberbatch SHERLOCK series, scored the title theme and episode music for the DRACULA series.

Watch a featurette on the DRACULA scores, and the series trailer below that…

Read the details here.


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