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In this episode we look at when Williams will start scoring the new Star Wars film, Back to the Future full score, and we interview composer Kevin MacLeod and filmmaker Ryan Camarda about their documentary Royalty Free: The Music of Kevin MacLeod.
- John Williams to begin scoring Episode VII soon.
- Breaking Bad composer, Dave Porter, to score spin-off “Better Call Saul.”
- A guilty pleasure: Is it Trent Reznor or a Household Appliance?
- Bill’s Been Listening To: The Lego Movie (Mark Mothersbaugh), Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat), The Walking Dead Season 4 (B McCreary), Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For (Robert Rodriquez and Carl Thiel)
- Kevin’s Been Listening To: Gotham (Graeme Revell)
- New Releases: BTAS Volume 3 (Shirley Walker), “John Williams’s Film Music” by Emilio Audissino (book), Back to the Future score by Omni Music Publishing
- Interview with Ryan Camarda, filmmaker and Kevin MacLeod, composer (IMDB)
- A spreadsheet with a list of other top YouTube Producers who use Kevin’s Music.
- Royalty Free’s website: RoyaltyFreeDoc.com
- Kickstarter Link:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryancamarda/royalty-free-the-music-of-kevin-macleod
In this episode we look at film composer interviews with Broughton, Debney, and Beltrami, an award for Howard Shore, some upcoming concerts featuring Elfman and Shore, some new film score CD releases, and what we’ve been listening to lately.
- Howard Shore to receive Maestro Award
- Interviews on examiner.com with Bruce Broughton and Marco Beltrami
- John Debney:
- Recording has begun on JNH’s score for Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1
- Danny Elfman to do a Halloween concert at the Nokia Theater, then Honda Theater.
- The entire LOTR Trilogy will accompanied by a live orchestra/chorus at Lincoln Center. April 8-12, 2015.
- Bill has been listening to: Tim’s Vermeer (Conrad Pope), Walking Dead S3 (Bear McCreary), Buck Rogers 2nd Season 4CD, Godzilla (A Desplat), X-Men DOFP (J Ottman), Doctor Who S8 (Murray Gold)
- Kevin has been listening to Doctor Who S8 (Murray Gold) and Arrow (Blake Neely)
- New Releases: The Lion King: Legacy Collection (will contain all of Zimmer’s score), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 2nd Season 4CD (Stu Phillips, Glen A. Larson, Bruce Broughton, John Cacavas, Herbert Don Woods), Cocoon expansion/remastered (J Horner), Gorky Park (J Horner)
In this episode we look at the recent Emmy winners and nominees, talk about Danny Elfman’s newest assignment, a new repertoire for conductor Gustavo Dudamel, and look at what Bill and Kevin have been listening to.
- Alan Silverstri wins an EMMY for Cosmos: “Music composition for a series (original dramatic score): “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey: Standing Up in the Milky Way,” Fox and NatGeo. (He won in 2 categories: music for a series and “outstanding original main title theme music”)
- FOTS Michael Price and David Arnold win an EMMY for Sherlock: His Last Vow “Music composition for a miniseries, movie or special: “Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece),” PBS.
- FOTS Jeff Beal (and fellow Emmy nominee) signs with G. Schirmer
- Danny Elfman to score “Fifty Shades of Grey“
- Happy Birthday Scott Glasgow, another FOTS
- LA Phil Gala on September 30 to honor John Williams. Dudamel will conduct Star Wars.
- BIll and Kevin have been listening to The Raid 2 (Joseph Trapanese, Fajar Yuskemal, Aria Prayogi), Guardians of the Galaxy (Tyler Bates), Orange is the New Black Seasons 1-2,(Scott Doherty, Brandon Jay, Gwendolyn Sanford), Hemlock Grove Season 2 (Nathan Barr), Empire of the Sun 2CD (J Williams), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (John Powell), Inside Llewyn Davis (T Bone Burnett and Marcus Mumford)
In this episode we interview Bones composer Julia Newmann, talk in-depth about Michael Giacchino’s score to Dawn of Planet of the Apes, talk about what else we’ve been listening to lately, and look at which composers are being honored in Europe.
- Variety interviews “Fargo” composer, Jeff Russo.
- Alexandre Desplat to head jury at Venice Film Festival.
- Hans Zimmer will be honored at the Zurich Film Festival, which includes a film music competition.
- Listen to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; read the silly DOTPOTA track titles.
- John Williams, Gustavo Dudamel, and Gustavo Santaolalla discussed film scoring at the LA Museum of Art on July 21.
- Rumor: Christopher Young to score Doctor Strange.
- Bill has been listening to DOTPOTA (Michael Giacchino), Game of Thrones Season 4 (Ramin Djawadi), Night Crossing (J Goldsmith), and Deep Rising (J Goldsmith).
- Kevin has been listening to Chef (Various), Edge of Tomorrow (Christoph Beck), Jersey Boys, DOTPOTA (Giacchino).
- Bill and Kevin discuss Michael Giacchino’s score to Dawn of Planet of the Apes.
- Julia Newmann interview (Bones composer, seasons 1-9)
In this episode we look at lots of John Powell news, Kevin talks about his trip to Los Angeles, upcoming summer scores, new CD releases, and what we’ve been listening to lately.
- John Powell to take a sabbatical from film music to focus on concert music
- Two reviews: How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Score! (TV music concert)
- A concert of the National Brass Ensemble, featuring a world premiere by John Williams (Music for Brass) with an all-star cast of brass players
- David Arnold is doing a David Arnold: A Life In Song concert in London (July 9)
- Bill’s been listening to Edge of Tomorrow (Christophe Beck), X-Men: DOFP (Ottman), Clone Wars (K Kiner), and Kevin’s been listening to The Amazing Spider-man 2 (Zimmer+), X-Men: DOFP (Ottman)
- New CD Releases: The Stone Cutters (E Goldenthal), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (6/17) (J Powell), Night Crossing, Deep Rising (both J Goldsmith), The Peacemaker 2CD (H Zimmer), Altered States (J Corigliano), D.A.R.Y.L. (M Hamlisch), Son of Batman (F Wiedmann)
- Kevin went on a trip to L.A. and Bill asks him about it
- Future summer scores we’re looking forward to:
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Giacchino)
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Kingsman: The Secret Service (Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson)