World Soundtrack Academy in Ghent announces 2013 nominees

Ghent Film Festival 2013The World Soundtrack Academy, part of the Ghent Film Festival, has announced the list of its nominees for the 2013 Awards in three of five categories: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert on Saturday, October 19, the closing night of the 40th edition of Film Fest Ghent. Continue reading World Soundtrack Academy in Ghent announces 2013 nominees

International lawyers to talk licensing at MIDEM 2014

Midemlab_2013Despite the overall gloom in the industry, more international entertainment lawyers that are members of IAEL attended last year’s Midem music trade fair and conference than ever before. IAEL held its first Legal Summit there.

In 2014, IAEL will present another Legal Summit on February 2, 2014, featuring the Legal Update, Book session and Masterclass, as well as a cocktail party and the annual IAEL members dinner. Co-editors Adrienn Karancsi and Jim Kendrick have been busily preparing our new book, ” Licensing of Music–from BC to AD (Before the Change/After Digital)”.

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Fatboy Slim the king of online videos?

The Dutch site 3fm has determined that Fatboy Slim was the king of the video in the nineties due to the fact that his videos dominated channels such as MTV, TMF and The Box so completely upon their release.

The 50 year-old Englishman Norman Cook mad a huge impact (and a considerable fortune) with his innovative and accessible dance music.  A key part of the success was the often-hilarious music videos that accompanied the tracks.

These include “Praise You”, which also happened to be one of the first flash mobs to be caught on camera (and isn’t it funny to notice that no one is filming it with their phones – those were the days).

Getting Accreditation at the Cannes Film Festival 2013

Cannes Film MarketThe Cannes Film festival is one of the ultimate networking events in the worldwide movie business. Depending on where you are based, it could be worth checking if a visit to the festival – and more importantly the market – could be worth your while as a music composer.

When prepared properly, access to the festival market could open doors in the most surprising places.

Cannes or Bust has compiled the requirements for receiving accreditation at the Cannes Film festival and Film Market (technically, they are two separate entities).

Find the article at Cannes or Bust.

Ghent festival announces 12th soundtrack award

de rouille te d'os musicThe 39th Ghent Film festival closes on October 20, 2012 with the 12th World Soundtrack Awards & Concert featuring music by composers such as James newton Howard and Pino Donaggio. The programme includes a selection of music from several films, including “Snow White & the Huntsman”, “The Hunger Games”, “Dressed to Kill” and “Body Double” performed by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé. The live music will be accompanied by scenes from the films.

In parallel, the festival is organizing the World Soundtrack Awards, with 80 nominations from films as diverse as “50/50”, “Albert Nobbs”, “De rouille et d’os”, “Ice Age” and “The Artists”. The composer who gets the most votes will receive the Public’s Choice award at the closing ceremony.

The People’s Choice section is open to the public. Details