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  • Brian Reitzell - Auto Music

    Mar 21, 2014

    Preview Brian Reitzell’s upcoming solo album, Auto Music, on Pitchfork!

    Brian Reitzell - Auto Music

    Mar 21, 2014

    Preview Brian Reitzell’s upcoming solo album, Auto Music, on Pitchfork!

    Hailed for his groundbreaking scores to NBC’s Hannibal and Starz’s Boss, as well as his collaborations with Sofia Coppola (Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation), Brian explains his parallel approach this new project: “I wasn’t making a pop record. I was experimenting with sounds to further my knowledge for creating music for my film projects and exploring new ways to make music.”

    Check out Pitchfork’s feature which includes a preview of one of the tracks (“Last Summer”). The full track list is available at mxdwn.com. The highly-anticipated album will include collaborations with My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.

    Auto Music will be released on June 3rd via Smalltown Supersound.

  • Daniel Licht | The Red Road Premiere

    Mar 3, 2014

    The Red Road, scored by Daniel Licht, premieres Thursday February 27 on the Sundance Channel!

    Daniel Licht | The Red Road Premiere

    Mar 3, 2014

    Don’t miss the premiere of The Red Road, scored by Daniel Licht, on The Sundance Channel tonight at 9pm EST! This ambitious six-episode drama is a dark story full of mysterious twists and complex characters. Set in rural New Jersey, it focuses on a small Native American tribe called the Lanape and it’s conflicting relationship with the town and the police force investigating the murder of a college student. Jason Mamoa (Game of Thrones) provides a powerful presence alongside Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County). Tom Sizemore, Lisa Bonet and Martin Henderson also star.

    This from Dan:

    “I am very proud of the score for The Red Road. My goal was to keep the music fresh and as cutting edge as the production and at every turn to do the unexpected. Using haunting, otherworldly strings and low churning pads I tried to highlight the inner turmoil of the characters and heighten the suspense.”

    Be sure to catch the premiere tonight! Meanwhile, watch Buzzfeed’s exclusive release of the first twelve minutes.

    Read the LA Times review!

  • IFMCA Winners 2013

    Feb 20, 2014

    Congratulations to Abel Korzeniowski and Laurent Eyquem, winners of the 2013 International Film Music Critics Association Awards!

    IFMCA Winners 2013

    Feb 20, 2014

    Congratulations to Abel Korzeniowski and Laurent Eyquem, winners of the 2013 International Film Music Critics Association Awards!

    Abel received three awards – Film Score of the Year and Best Original Score for a Drama Film for Romeo and Juliet, and Film Composer of the Year. IFMCA member Jon Broxton describes Korzeniowski as “a composer who is not afraid to bring out the deeper sentiments in a film through his music”.

    Laurent was honored with Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year, who, after making his film music debut only five years ago, impressed the IFMCA with his emotionally-driven orchestral scores for Copperhead and Winnie Mandela.

    To read the entire article, please visit the IFMCA’s official site.

  • Howard Paar - Vampire Academy

    Feb 7, 2014

    Vampire Academy, music-supervised by Howard Paar, hits theaters today!

    Howard Paar - Vampire Academy

    Feb 7, 2014

    Vampire Academy, music-supervised by Howard Paar, hits theaters today!

    Director Mark Waters (Mean Girls) teamed up with his brother, screenwriter Daniel Waters (Heathers), on this film adaptation of Richelle Mead’s bestselling novel. The paranormal, romantic setting created the perfect canvas for Paar’s fresh soundtrack. Sky Ferreira, Max Frost, Katy Perry, and Goldfrapp lead the lineup, with indie band Chvrches contributing a special cover of Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.”

    “I think we all felt a big responsibility to capture the spirit of the books with the songs that were chosen. I hope everyone has as much fun listening to the soundtrack as we did making it.” -Howard Paar (Press release, Universal Music Enterprises)

    The Vampire Academy Soundtrack is now available!

  • Abel Korzeniowski - Penny Dreadful

    Jan 15, 2014

    Abel Korzeniowski will score the upcoming Showtime series Penny Dreadful!

    Abel Korzeniowski - Penny Dreadful

    Jan 15, 2014

    Abel Korzeniowski is scoring the upcoming Showtime series Penny Dreadful. John Logan (Skyfall) created, wrote and co-executive produced this eight-episode thriller along with Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) is directing the first episodes. Penny Dreadful will star Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, and Josh Harnett, and is set to release May 11th, 2014.

    “Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.” – Showtime

    Head over to the Showtime website to watch the teaser, and go behind the scenes with the Penny Dreadful production blog.

  • Mark Orton - Stream Nebraska Soundtrack on Paste Magazine

    Dec 4, 2013


    Mark Orton‘s entire soundtrack to Alexander Payne’s Nebraska is available to stream on Paste Magazine.

    Mark Orton - Stream Nebraska Soundtrack on Paste Magazine

    Dec 4, 2013

    Mark Orton‘s entire soundtrack to Alexander Payne’s Nebraska is available to stream on Paste Magazine.

    Album Stream: Mark Orton – Music from the Motion Picture Nebraska
    By Dacey Orr

    Blending together bluegrass-driven instrumentation including an emphasis on violin and accordion, the soundtrack for Nebraska fits the theme seamlessly, following the film’s zany characters in their plight through America.

    To read the entire article and stream the soundtrack, click here.

    Nebraska hits theaters Friday, November 15th!

  • Saint Motel featured on The Guardian

    Nov 22, 2013

    Saint Motel was featured as the “new band of the day” on The Guardian!

    Saint Motel featured on The Guardian

    Nov 22, 2013

    Saint Motel was featured as the “new band of the day” on The Guardian!

    Saint Motel (New band of the day No 1,645)
    By Paul Lester

    If Jarvis Cocker moved to LA and made an album of yacht-rock influenced Britpop, it might sound like this.

    Hometown: Los Angeles.

    The lineup: A/J Jackson (lead vocals, guitar), Aaron Sharp (lead guitar), Chondrak “Dak” Lerdamornpong (bass), and Greg Erwin (drums).

    Click here to read the entire feature. Listen to the new track “Ace in the Hole” below!

  • Nathaniel Méchaly - Asian Film Awards

    Mar 20, 2014

    Nathaniel Méchaly and Shigeru Umebayashi win Best Original Score for their work on The Grandmaster at the Asian Film Awards.

    Nathaniel Méchaly - Asian Film Awards

    Mar 20, 2014

    Nathaniel Méchaly and Shigeru Umebayashi win Best Original Score for their work on The Grandmaster at the Asian Film Awards.

    This French-Japanese collaboration resulted in a beautiful score that fuses traditional Chinese and western musical elements. Listen to the score on iTunes.

    Click here to see the full list of winners.

  • Tim Boland, Sam Retzer - Bottled Up

    Feb 28, 2014

    Bottled Up, scored by Sam Retzer and Tim Boland, hits select theaters today!

    Tim Boland, Sam Retzer - Bottled Up

    Feb 28, 2014

    Bottled Up, scored by Sam Retzer and Tim Boland, hits select theaters today! Writer/director Enid Zentelis’ fresh, indie dramedy tells the story of motherhood, unconditional love, and the struggles of addiction, with Oscar-winner Melissa Leo, Marin Ireland and Josh Hamilton leading the cast.

    Check out the trailer which features music from the score!

  • David Majzlin - Las Marthas

    Feb 17, 2014

    Las Marthas, scored by David Majzlin, debuts tonight on PBS!

    David Majzlin - Las Marthas

    Feb 17, 2014

    Las Marthas, scored by David Majzlin, debuts tonight on PBS!

    The bordertown of Laredo, Texas hosts a celebration unlike any other. For 116 years, this Mexican American community has honored a man who never set foot in Laredo: George Washington. The highlight is a Colonial Ball in which Mexican American debutantes are presented as guests of Martha Washington. Las Marthas follows two of the girls as they prepare for this extraordinary rite of passage. The film unveils layers of tradition as questions arise regarding the nature of borders, biculturalism, and the performance of identity.

    “Las Marthas is so expertly told that by the end of the movie you’re at the edge of your seat.” -Enrique Lopetegui – The Current

    “Lovingly put together… You’ll be enthralled.” -Wendy Kaufman – The Examiner

    Click here to view the trailer.

  • Chris Tyng - The Session Diaries

    Feb 1, 2014

    Chris Tyng’s Grow Music Project released the premiere episode of their web series The Session Diaries!

    Chris Tyng - The Session Diaries

    Feb 1, 2014

    Chris Tyng’s Grow Music Project released the premiere episode of their web series The Session Diaries! The series chronicles the musical journey each up-and-coming artist takes as they record and produce a breakout song with GMP. Click here to learn more about the Grow Music Project!

  • Alex Heffes Nominated for Golden Globe

    Jan 8, 2014

    Congratulations to Alex Heffes on his Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score – Motion Picture for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom!

    Alex Heffes Nominated for Golden Globe

    Jan 8, 2014

    Congratulations to Alex Heffes on his Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score – Motion Picture for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom! Heffes gave us a couple words upon receiving the news:

    “It’s a great honour to be recognised in the Golden Globes especially for a film I’m so proud to be a part of. Thanks to the HFPA, Justin Chadwick and all the filmmakers on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

    ASCAP recently interviewed Heffes on working on this powerful film.

    Film Music Friday: Alex Heffes on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Alex Heffes (PRS) is one of the brightest composing talents to emerge from England in recent years. His scores to Kevin Macdonald’s Oscar winners One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland and Touching the Void brought him to international attention; in 2011, the World Soundtrack Academy named Heffes their Discovery of the Year. For Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, his second collaboration with director Justin Chadwick (The First Grader), Heffes traveled from London to South Africa to capture the spirit of the South African leader and the people that he helped to liberate. We asked Heffes about his journey in this video interview.

    Watch the interview on the ASCAP website.

    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is now playing in theaters nationwide!

  • Grow Music Project - "The Session Diaries" Trailer

    Nov 27, 2013


    Chris Tyng and the Grow Music Project released the trailer to their documentary web series The Session Diaries!

    Grow Music Project - "The Session Diaries" Trailer

    Nov 27, 2013

    Chris Tyng and the Grow Music Project released the trailer to their documentary web series The Session Diaries! The series will give an insider look into how the Grow Music Project cultivates the careers of their emerging artists. Beginning in February 2014, each monthly episode will debut a new song recorded at the GMP’s world-class studio. View the trailer below! Learn more on the Grow Music Project website!

  • Amazon Greenlights Mozart in the Jungle and Transparent

    Mar 11, 2014


    Amazon pilots Mozart in the Jungle, scored by Roger Neill, and Transparent, music-supervised by Bruce Gilbert, are to be ordered to series!

    Amazon Greenlights Mozart in the Jungle and Transparent

    Mar 11, 2014

    Amazon pilots Mozart in the Jungle, scored by Roger Neill, and Transparent, music-supervised by Bruce Gilbert, are to be ordered to series!

    Mozart in the Jungle, starring Gael Garcia Bernal and written by Roman Coppola, depicts the debaucherous, behind-the-scenes lives of the members of the New York Symphony.

    Transparent, a family drama, stars Jeffrey Tambor as the titular parent who reveals his transgender status to his three adult children.

    Check out the feature in Variety for more info!

    Watch and rate the pilots on Amazon Prime.

  • Welcome Laurent Eyquem and Roger Neill

    Feb 25, 2014

    Welcome Roger Neill and Laurent Eyquem – the newest members of the Evolution Music Partners family!

    Welcome Laurent Eyquem and Roger Neill

    Feb 25, 2014

    Welcome Roger Neill and Laurent Eyquem – the newest members of the Evolution Music Partners family!

    Roger Neill‘s diverse body of work spans more than twenty feature films, hundreds of television episodes, video games, TV commercials, and even an operetta. His notable works include the Academy Award winning film Beginners (with David Palmer and Brian Reitzell), Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, Fox series King of the Hill, and most recently Mozart in the Jungle, the highly-acclaimed Amazon original pilot. Roger is also a successful arranger, orchestrator, multi-instrumentalist and world music specialist. Visit his site to learn more.

    Only a few years after making his film scoring debut, French-born Laurent Eyquem has captured the attention of the international film music community. His scores to Winnie Mandela and Copperhead earned him a Discovery of the Year nomination at the 2013 World Soundtrack Awards and the title of Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year 2013 at the IMFCA Awards. Film Music Magazine also named Copperhead one of the Top Scores of 2013. We’re looking forward to the coming year, as Laurent has been tapped to score two exciting projects so far: Momentum and Red Squad. Visit his site to learn more.

  • Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Nominees

    Feb 13, 2014


    We’re proud to announce that Bruce Gilbert, Janet Lopez, and Brian Reitzell have been nominated at the Guild of Music Supervisor Awards!

    Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Nominees

    Feb 13, 2014

    We’re proud to announce that Bruce Gilbert, Janet Lopez, and Brian Reitzell have been nominated at the Guild of Music Supervisor Awards!

    “Music is an integral part to the success of motion pictures, television programs, films, advertising and games. It helps tell the stories and engages audiences. We look forward to our annual awards event, which places a spotlight on this important craft.” -Maureen Crowe, Guild of Music Supervisor Awards President

    Both Bruce Gilbert and Janet Lopez were nominated in the Best Music Supervision in Television Comedy or Musical category for their work on Orange is The New Black and Enlightened respectively. Lopez was also nominated for Best Music Supervision in Television Long Form and Movies for Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Brian Reitzell’s work on the Bling Ring earned him a nomination in the Independent Motion Pictures Under 10M category. Congratulations!

  • Mark Orton Featured in THR

    Jan 31, 2014

    Mark Orton, and his work on Nebraska, were featured in The Hollywood Reporter!

    Mark Orton Featured in THR

    Jan 31, 2014

    Mark Orton and his work on Nebraska were featured in the The Hollywood Reporter!

    How ’Nebraska’s’ Composer Wrote Americana Music Without ‘Banjo Plucking’
    By Austin Siegemund-Broka

    Composer Mark Orton recalls some good advice he received from Alexander Payne while scoring the director’s Nebraska. “He just said, ‘Listen — just be brilliant,’” Orton tells The Hollywood Reporter.

    The Portland-based composer was brought on to score Payne’s best picture nominee after what Orton calls “a serious case of temp love.” As in, music editor Richard Ford asked to use Orton’s existing material as a temporary score for the film’s Cannes premiere. Ford and Payne were so pleased that they tapped Orton to compose the final score.

    Click here to read the entire article!

  • Mark Kilian - "Killer Women" Series Premiere

    Jan 7, 2014

    Killer Women, scored by Mark Kilian, premieres January 7th at 10|9c on ABC!

    Mark Kilian - "Killer Women" Series Premiere

    Jan 7, 2014

    The series premiere of Killer Women, scored by Mark Kilian, is tonight at 10|9c on ABC!

    Killer Women, a telenovela-inspired crime drama, follows Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer), a pageant-girl turned Texas Ranger, in her pursuit of justice. This fast-paced, sizzling series is from executive producer Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and created by Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven).

    Visit abc.go to learn more and preview clips from the show!

  • Fil Eisler Featured on Entertainment Tonight

    Nov 25, 2013

    Fil Eisler gives ET a behind-the-scenes look into creating the score for ABC’s Revenge!

    Fil Eisler Featured on Entertainment Tonight

    Nov 25, 2013

    Fil Eisler gives ET a behind-the-scenes look into creating the score for ABC’s Revenge!

    Creating the Sound of ‘Revenge’
    By DAVID WEINER

    The intense drama and atmospheric tension of ABC’s Revenge would be practically nil if it weren’t for the show’s incredibly inventive musical soundtrack to support the action. Now, we’ve got an exclusive look behind the scenes of the show with its composer Fil Eisler, aka iZLER. Watch the video!

    From drawing inspiration on the set to literally sifting through junk to find just the right, surprisingly off-kilter sound to bolster Emily Van Camp, Madeleine Stowe and Gabriel Mann’s performances, watch the intriguing and sometimes capricious musical process that Eisler navigates to elevate Revenge to the next level.

    Click here to read the entire article and watch the feature!