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We start with two of rock and film music’s greatest minds. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, fresh off the success of the film score to Gone Girl, will be delivering the keynote Q&A at the 2014 Billboard + Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, taking place on Nov. 5 and 6 in Los Angeles.

Source: Billboard

Harvard Leadership put the spotlight on one of film music’s up-and-coming rock stars, Brian Tyler (Bug, Frailty, Paparazzi). The Los Angeles native speaks about his education at Harvard and UCLA, and growing his indie-film experience into composing scores for big-budget summer blockbusters.

Source: Harvard Leadership

Also in LA, specifically Royce Hall at UCLA — the Film Music Society, in collaboration with the American Youth Symphony, will be holding a celebration of film music on November 23. It starts with a symposium headed by guest conductor David Newman (Tarzan, Animals United). And it finishes with a concert titled “The Elfman Project III”,  where members of the American Youth Symphony will be performing selections of guest conductor Danny Elfman‘s (Goodwill Hunting, Chicago) most iconic scores.

Source: Film Music Society Facebook

A screening of the film, The Theory of Everything will be shown at the iPic Theater on. The massive Academy Award contender features a score composed by Johann Johannson, who will be doing a Q&A after the screening.

Source: The Society of Composers and Lyricists


Bonus! Arbel and Callie from our music team made a stellar appearance at The Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA. Fabulous!







Photo: Snapshutter2009

Track: “There Are People Here” composed by Ilan Eshkeri from Retreat

The “Horror Vault” is an online movie library that celebrates the long lineage of horror cinema. From monster movies to slasher movies and everything else in between, The Horror Vault has it!

Our friends Andrew Snook and the Edit Pool (UK) recently produced a sizzle reel for the Horror Vault, featuring classic scenes from decades of horror films. We placed the track “There Are People Here” by Ilan Eshkeri from the film Retreat.

Looking for the right track for your project? We can help! Begin here.


Score Revolution is relaunched with a new website, fresh graphics and of course, a great selection of instrumental music to license.

Exciting news! We’ve revamped our website with some great new features that will make it even easier for you to find the perfect music for your project.

We now provide easy access to an expanded array of downloadable playlists and our entire catalog of film scores, by name or composer. Still featured, of course, are Score Revolution’s great proprietary Filter and Keyword tools as well as our amazing Upload Search. Create your free account today at and start exploring the best instrumental music available!

Our new playlists page is full of suggestions for your music needs.


As always, our creative licensing team is here to back up the website and help you find that perfect piece to take your project to the next level. Feel free to reach out to either Arbel or Kaitlyn with a brief and he will help you find that golden track!

Our catalog is growing and growing. Visit us often or contact our music experts for the latest scores to our library.

We love seeing film music used in ads!

In a recent campaign for Volkswagen France, “Corlleoni’s Brown” from Brighton Rock composed by Martin Phipps, a distinct, jazzy piece of music, was used for the score.

The ad which depicts a fun day at the carnival, shows patrons riding the bumper cars. But for some reason, the bumper cars were not bumping into one another. As if some force of nature or technology prohibited the bumper cars from running into one another.

Enter the light, jazzy and somewhat comedically sinister theme by Martin Phipps. “Corlleoni’s Brown”. The fast tempo, bebop inspired piece was perfect as the carnival patrons exhibited their frustration with not being able to “bump” into one another. The aspect of not “bumping” into one another is the premise of the ad as it promotes Volkswagen emergency anti-collision system.



In a recent article by Variety Magazine, entertainment journalist Joshua Rivera spotlights the best composer/director combos in film. With the recent release of the Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross and David Fincher collaboration “Gone Girl”, it brings to the forefront many dynamic teams in the world of music and film.

Here are a few of our favorite directing and composing duos:

Steven Spielberg and John Williams

Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer

Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone

Tim Burton and Danny Elfman

Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann

Feel free to add more in the comments.

Source: Entertainment Weekly


Speaking of amazing director and composing duos, the musical half of the films Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan and Noah, Clint Mansell discusses his career in an interview with British independent newspaper, The Skinny. He discusses how he and longtime collaborative partner, Darren Aronofsky met and the common threads that keep their working relationship so strong.

Clint Mansell on film music influences:

“I always loved film music. Growing up watching films with my Dad – I was a teenager in the 70s and there was great film and TV music everywhere; Klute, The Parallax View, Assault on Precinct 13, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Stingray, Star Trek, Dr Who. It was an unbeknown influence at that time. I thought film composer was a job that other people did, it seemed impossible to break into.”

Source: The Skinny


The newly built Krakow Arena was blessed with the power of 007 prior to the Krakow Film and Music Festival. The first of many performance in the arena was a tribute to the music of James Bond. Of course, plenty of the notable pop vocal themes like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and A View to a Kill were performed. But this night was dedicated to the scores written by the late 007 composer John Barry as well as the man who took up Barry’s mantle, David Arnold.

Besides the inimitable James Bond theme itself, the Krakow Philharmonic soared through pieces from 20 of the 25 007 movies.

Source: News from Poland


Photo Credits: Double Features Show, Geeky Nerfherder and Diario Fuerza



The Zurich Film Festival attracted the film world to the Swiss capital for the past week. With Diane Keaton receiving their Icon Award and several feature films premiering, the festival did turn their eye to the world of film music. An “Evening dedicated to Hans Zimmer” was the title of the film festival’s special night where they awarded a lifetime achievement award to Zimmer and entertained the audience with his body of work from “The Lion King” to “Sherlock Holmes”.

“This year’s film music concert revolved around Oscar-winning German composer Hans Zimmer, who received the 10th Zurich Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Source: Screen Daily

The advertising news portal Adweek serves an article on why licensed music matters. As musicians slowly warmed to the idea of allowing their music to appear on ads, advertisers are taking this atmosphere and using the music with respect to the artists wishes. Adweek highlights the advertising guile of Hyundai and Chobani yogurt and their ability to balance music and product exposure. Take notice of how advertisers use the licensed music for atmosphere rather than the focus of the commercial.

Source: Adweek

Attach the name Martin Scorsese to your “gangster” movie and you are surely to get attention. Far from the conventional Mafia movie Scorsese produces and directs, the upcoming film “Revenge of the Green Dragon” spotlights the organized crime underworld of East Asian immigrants in late 1980’s New York. As producer, Scorsese hired composer Mark Killian to score the film and ultimately bring both an Asian and American tone to the film.

Source: Film Music Reporter

Photo Credits
Abdullah AlBargan
Thomas Hawk


Licensed track: “Balloon Girl” by Alex Heffes and Regina Spektor.

We licensed the track “Bathroom” by David Wittman from the film Empire State in this trailer for Kevin Smith’s upcoming film Tusk.

Shoutout to Pete Hasty at Buddha Jones!

Sony has invented the Personal 3D Viewer, a wearable, portable entertainment system. We placed “Moon Waltz” by Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer and Roger Neil from the film Beginners within two of their advertisements introducing the product.

Interested in licensing music for your project? Start here.


Those who were in the city of Santa Monica on September 28, 2014 received the privilege to listen to one of the most outstanding talents in composing. Peter Gregson, acclaimed cellist and composer performed in front of an intimate crowd at the Bergamot Station, an art and performance space in Santa Monica.

The performance was produced by Abby North of the North Music Group. And it was co-sponsored by Evolution Music Partners and Score Revolution.

Gregson released studio albums, composed a film score and most interesting, composed the data “sonification” of Twitter.

Gregson’s resume features a solo album, titled “Terminal”, which released in 2010. His second release, “Lights in the Sky”, featured a more modern set instruments — most notably an analogue synthesizer.

His most recent work is in the world of film scoring, where he composed the score for the feature film, “A Little Chaos”. Directed by award-winning actor, Alan Rickman (“Harry Potter”, “Die Hard”, “Rasputin”), “A Little Chaos” stars Academy-award winning actress Kate Winslet (“The Reader”, “Revolutionary Road”) and upcoming Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts.

Also making an appearance was soulful singer/songwriter, Jaime Wyatt. The combination of Gregson’s cello accompaniment and Wyatt’s powerful vocals produced an eclectic sound that few can match.

For more information on Peter Gregson, please visit his website.

For more information on Abby North and the North Music Group, visit this link.

For more information on Jaime Wyatt, including tour dates, visit this link.









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