Music and Media News: Selma, Johannsson wins, the DGA’s
It’s already been an incredible week in the film and television industry with the Golden Globes being handed out and the Academy Award nominations announced Thursday morning!
Morgan Rhodes, music supervisor for the award-winning film, “Selma”, recently sent Entertainment Weekly a playlist of songs she considered for the film. Rhodes was once a radio DJ and her taste in independent and lesser known artists is reflected in the playlist. She listened to over a “few thousand” songs from the civil rights era in creating the soundtrack, take a listen to the playlist here.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Take a listen to a couple of our own playlists we’ve curated:
The Directors Guild of America award nominations were recently announced this week with Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Wes Anderson (Grand Budapest Hotel) and Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) receiving first time nominations for their work. Previous nominees, Alejandro G. Inarritu (Birdman) and Clint Eastwood (American Sniper), also received nods.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Music industry website, Hypebot, came out with their predictions for the digital music industry for 2015. In brief, they see some music services consolidating and they see recent launches like Youtube Music Key not quite taking off. In addition, they predict trouble for Apple, Spotify going public and Pandora and Amazon making friends and enemies. What are your predictions?
Music and Spike Lee movies (or joints) go hand-in-hand, from Public Enemy‘s defiant theme “Fight the Power” in the opening credits of Do the Right Thing to the energetic musical numbers in School Daze. In his latest release, Lee took a different route by featuring the music of independent artists.
Lee talks out about getting Stevie Wonder and Prince to write original songs, and writing letters to ABBA and Pete Townsend of the The Who to use their music.
And finally, here’s Jóhann Jóhannsson’s press conference after winning the Golden Globe for Best Original Score for The Theory of Everything.
Photo credit: Elvert Barnes