T Bone Burnett to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard & THR Film & TV Music Conference
T Bone Burnett will receive the Maestro Award at the 2013 Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference.
The Oscar- and multiple-Grammy-winning producer, musician and songwriter will be honored for his work in film and television music, most recently as executive music producer of CBS Films' Inside Llewyn Davis, which hits theaters in limited release on Dec. 6 before its wide release on Dec. 20.
"T Bone Burnett's music shapes the way audiences hear Hollywood today," said The Hollywood Reporter editorial director Janice Min. "From the Coen brothers’ films to The Hunger Games, his work classes him among the industry's greatest musicians. We're proud to be giving him the 2013 Maestro Award."
Burnett has won 12 Grammys, five of which came from his work on the Coen brothers' O Brother Where Art Thou?. His previous film work includes Crazy Heart (for which he won an Academy Award), The Hunger Games, Walk the Line and The Big Lebowski. He also oversaw production of the music and composed the score for the first season of ABC's Nashville.
Burnett has also recently worked on albums with Diana Krall and Elton John and produced work by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp.
The Maestro Award is given to artists who have made a lasting contribution to film and television music. Previous winners include composers Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Alan Menken and Thomas Newman, as well as songwriter Diane Warren.
Burnett will host a Q&A after the award presentation. The two-day conference, set for Oct. 29 and 30, includes panels, Q&As and case studies with composers, music supervisors, artists and executives from across the film, television, advertising and music industries.
Burnett will be presented with the Maestro Award on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at The W Hollywood in Los Angeles.