July 31, 2012 |
Warner/Chappell, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has acquired the copyrights of film scores from hundreds of Miramax movies, including "Good Will Hunting," "The Cider House Rules," "Gangs of New York" and "Finding Neverland. " Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday morning, were not disclosed. The acquisition includes the publishing rights as well as the master recordings of scores in Miramax's entire catalog of more than 700 films. "The digital age continues to create new ways for music to be licensed, whether it's on YouTube, games or TV shows," Cameron Strang, chairman of Warner/Chappell, said in an interview.
February 29, 1992
The first International Film Music Conference will be held March 12-15 at the Sheraton Universal. Sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of Film Music, the conference will feature sessions on film music history, preservation and restoration and various speakers, including SPFM president David Raksin. Information: (818) 994-4661 or (213) 469-8307.
September 18, 2013 |
Fans of composer Danny Elfman will have a third opportunity to catch an orchestral concert of his music for the movies of Tim Burton. Organizers of the concert have added a third performance to the musical event scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Nokia Theatre at downtown's L.A. Live. "Danny Elfman's Music From the Films of Tim Burton" was initially scheduled for just one performance on Halloween night at the Nokia. After the concert sold out in a matter of minutes, organizers added a second performance for Oct. 29. The third performance, scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 30 , will be the final opportunity to catch the concert, a spokesman for the organizers said.
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February 24, 2012 |
Mike Melvoin, a pianist/composer/arranger whose credits reach from Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys, and who was the first active musician to serve as national president of the Recording Academy, has died. He was 74. A first-call pianist and keyboardist since the early 1960s, Melvoin died Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, said his daughter Wendy. He had cancer. In addition to his studio work, Melvoin remained strongly linked to jazz, his first musical love, performing on a regular basis in local clubs, frequently touring internationally and releasing numerous recordings of his own groups.
August 31, 1992 |
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra's archival energies were on full display Saturday night at the Bowl. Conductor John Mauceri constructed a program--"Broadway Goes to Hollywood"--overflowing with original orchestrations and newly restored assemblages of film music by George Gershwin, Arthur Schwartz, Frederick Loewe, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin.
August 19, 1989 |
Twenty years ago, music scores to hundreds of MGM films were dumped in a landfill in Sepulveda Pass as part of an "administrative housecleaning." Monday night, reconstructions of some of those classic scores will be heard in Cahuenga Pass as part of "A Night of Great Movie Music."