The American composer Logan Nelson picked up the Sabam Award For the Most Original Composition by a Young International Composer , worth EUR 2,500 euros, at the World Soundtrack Awards in Belgium. Continue reading ‘Dear White People’ composer wins soundtrack award
Ramin Djawadi, the “Game of Thrones” show composer, plans to bring the fictional land of Westeros to life in a concert tour with extravagant scenery and a musical tour of the different realms. Continue reading Game of Thrones announce concert tour
Soundtrack award for Ryuichi Sakamoto
The World Soundtrack Awards will present Ryuichi Sakamoto with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th edition of the event on the 19th of October in Ghent, Belgium. The award ties in with a spotlight on Japanese cinema. Continue reading Ryuichi Sakamoto to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Games industry body to talk creativity and employment
On November 12 a workshop about the European video game industry will take place at an unusual location: the European Parliament in Brussels. This workshop, organised by Creativity Works, is a chance to get a glimpse at how Europe’s football and video game industries work and what they need to keep creating jobs throughout Europe and remain engines of innovation.
The meeting will bring together:
Stefan Brost, Head of EU Office, Bundesliga (Germany)
Mathieu Moreuil, Head of European Public Policy, Premier League
Richard Glynn, CEO of Studio Powwow
David Sweeney, Senior Counsel, ISFE
Continue reading Last minute: video game workshop in Brussels
Hans Zimmer amongst faves for soundtrack awards
The 15th World Soundtrack Awards have announced the first nominees for their annual awards. The line-up is already impressive, with Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat and Michael Giocchino amongst those in the running. Continue reading First nominees for 15th World Soundtrack Awards announced
British film composers set to attend festival and seminars
For its 42nd edition, Belgium’s Film Fest Gent is to showcase British cinema. A notable part of this will be the GREAT BRITISH FILM MUSIC concert. This will provide an anthology of the work of both classical and contemporary film composers that have made a notable contribution to British cinema. Continue reading Ghent Film festival to showcase British music
In the US, the Guild of Music Supervisors was founded to act as a valuable, highly specialized resource to further the understanding of the constant evolution of music in media and for related guilds who benefit from our expertise.
As such it tries to ensure that music supervisors are not forgotten in their work and when it comes to awards ceremony. Continue reading US Guild of Music Supervisors announces nominees
Paul Williams to debate music licensing
The President and Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Paul Williams, will deliver a keynote interview at next year’s Midem in June 2015.
Williams is know to the broader public as a composer and actor, having written numerous hits for artists as diverse as Elvis Presley and Kermit the Frog. Continue reading Head of ASCAP to address MIDEM about the future of licensing
Composers Bruno Coulais and Philippe Sarde to host film music seminar
Film Fest Gent has announced a major film music seminar on Friday the 24th of October. This year’s theme is ‘French cinema’. Surrealism, Nouvelle Vague, Besson’s Cinema-du-look, poetic realism… What is it that makes French cinema and its film music so unique? Continue reading Ghent film festival announces major film music seminar
URGENT Narip will be bringing their highly-rated music supervisor sessions to the Berlin Music Week on September 4, 2014. The idea is to give composers, publishers and labels a chance to pitch music to supervisors that are currently working on projects. The limited enrollment of 16 people per session guarantees that they meet and get face-time with the guest music supervisors.
Registrants get a brief of the guest supervisor’s CURRENT music needs, a chance to pitch plus immediate feedback at each session, taking the mystery out of why a piece of music does or doesn’t fit. On-the-spot feedback can help registrants to re-work tracks and perhaps get them licensed – or at the very least brings them valuable market knowledge.
Two events are planned this year:
- a session with Cinesong’s Milena Fessman (photo) who has worked with Win Wenders and s currently producing a documentary on Conny Planck.
- a session with White Horse Music’s Gerrit Winterstein
Attendance is free for Berlin Music Week attendants but you must sign up by August 26, 2014. So click through right now.
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