Film Music News Roundup 12 – Scorsese, Zimmer and Hyundai
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.
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