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Source Music at the Oscars

March 12, 2018

Posted in: Music, Film

On March 4, 26.5 million viewers tuned in for the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, where Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” took home the Best Picture prize. We’ve already delved into many of the Best Score nominees, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the more subtle music uses in this year’s collection of Oscar Nominees. While a film’s score often gets most of the attention, source music can be a vital way to immerse the audience into the film’s world.

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Super Bowl Recap – 5 Memorable Music Uses

February 9, 2018

This past Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles eked out a Super Bowl win against the dynastic New England Patriots in one of the most exciting championship matches in recent memory. For sports fans, it was a dream come true. For everyone else, well, there were commercials! The Super Bowl has become the stage for the biggest, best, weirdest, wildest, and funniest commercials that brands have to offer, and this year was no different. As always, music played an integral role in so many of them – here are five memorable music placements from Super Bowl LII!

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Golden Globes Best Score Nominees: A Preview

December 15, 2017

Posted in: Music, Film

The Golden Globes nominations are out! The ceremony itself is just around the corner (January 7, 2018), so we thought we’d take a look at this year’s nominees for best score – potentially a sign of things to come when the Oscar nominations are released on January 23rd.

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How to Win an Emmy: The Music of Big Little Lies

September 26, 2017

Posted in: Music, Television

On September 17, 2017 , TV lovers around the country tuned in to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards to root for their favorite shows and characters in what is being called the golden age of television. Among the many firsts of the night were Lena Waithe becoming the first black woman to win an Emmy for writing, and The Handmaid’s Tale bringing the first Outstanding Drama Series Emmy to a streaming service (Hulu).

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Finally! The Emmys’ new Music Supervision Category

June 12, 2017

Posted in: Music, Television

After almost 70 years, the music supervisors of television are finally getting the recognition they deserve from the industry’s biggest night. Especially in the past decade or two, music supervision has become an integral part of a show’s identity and vision. It has also played a vital role in the music industry itself, being one of the few remaining ways for artists to make money off of their recordings.

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