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Morgan Wallen Apologizes for Using N-Word in Newly Surfaced Video: “I Promise to Do Better”

The country star offered an apology for grainy footage that emerged over the weekend that captured him using expletives and racial slurs.

Oscars: Will ‘Carol,’ ‘Anomalisa’ Composer Land Double Noms?

Carter Burwell could nab two slots on the Oscar ballot (a feat that best original score winner Alexandre Desplat achieved last year) for scoring two vastly different films: a 1950s romance and a quirky existential comedy.

‘Chi-Raq’ Composer on Longtime Collaboration With Spike Lee: “It’s a Mind-Meld Kind of Thing”

Grammy-winning Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who has scored all of Lee's movies since 1991's 'Jungle Fever,' says of working with the director, "Spike has his own sound and his own vision, and I just try to deal with his cinematic language."

Dave Grohl on His ‘Sonic Highways’ Emmy Nom & Directing Style: “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing”

Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl is used to getting nominated for Grammys, VMAs and other music-related honors. But when he found out that the band's 8-part HBO musical travelogue, Sonic Highways, had received Emmy nods, Grohl says he was "blown away." "The Emmy world is something I never considered. I still don't know how to […]

Fab One

Friends, fans and colleagues share their recollections of the late George Harrison.

The Ghent Film Festival celebrates 35 years

The Ghent Film Festival celebrates 35 years as the world's premiere film music event

TV shows bring in the money

As album sales free fall, the pot a the end of the music-publishing rainbow is lined with TV licensing deals.

Diane Warren, songwriter

The oft-awarded songstress discusses this year's Oscar nominations and when she knows when to stop composing a song.

Creative marketing aids troubled soundtrack market

Creative marketing is generating some hard-won optimism in the troubled soundtrack market.

Music for animated features not child’s play

Writing music for animated features isn't child's play.

Sound investment

Six acclaimed composers discuss that one piece of recording equipment they can't live without

Independent thinking key to smaller scores

Often more an act of passion than a financial windfall, composers who work in the independent film sector say that while there are certainly a number of challenges -- lack of resources, punishing deadlines, etc. -- if you love writing film music, the rewards more than make up for any headaches indie films can present.