The 2018 People’s Choice Awards nominations are in! Come Sept. 24, the five finalists for each category will be revealed and polls will open once again for the second round of voting. The revamped award show airs on Sunday, Nov. 11 on the E! channel. Continue reading
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Paul McCartney: “Egypt Station”
Paul McCartney is back in full force with his latest release, the concept album Egypt Station. Produced by AFM Local 47 member Greg Kurstin, the album was recorded in Los Angeles, London, and Sussex. Continue reading
Congratulations 70th Emmy® Nominees!
Kudos to all of the fantastic AFM Local 47 musicians who brought this year’s Emmy®-nominated music to life!
Tune in to the 70th annual Emmy Awards broadcast on Sept. 17, 2018, on NBC.
View the full list of nominated shows scored union in Los Angeles below, and check out a sampling of the music with our 2018 Emmys Playlist on YouTube:
Series finale of ‘Once Upon a Time’ receives Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Music Composition
Recording music with a full-scale orchestra of experienced session players is making a mark in high-quality television productions.
Once considered only for films, sweeping orchestral scores are growing in popularity on the small screen due to technology of TVs that deliver sound comparable to a cinematic experience. Continue reading
In the Recording Studio: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’
This incredible footage from the scoring session “Text Ting Swing” and “Love Theme” for the Warner Brothers film Crazy Rich Asians was shot by Aris Stoulil on the Warner Bros. Eastwood Scoring Stage in Burbank, California. The orchestra included more than 60 members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47. Continue reading
“Leaving Storybrooke” – ‘Once Upon a Time’ Episode receives Emmy nom for Outstanding Music Composition
Los Angeles musicians have done it again! Composers Mark Isham, Cindy O’Connor and Michael D. Simon received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series – Original Dramatic Score for their work on ABC’s Once Upon a Time episode “Leaving Storybrooke.” Continue reading
Composer Siddhartha Khosla Dissects The Tear-Jerking Music Of NBC’s ‘This Is Us’
Siddhartha Khosla is an award-winning film and television composer, AFM Local 47 member, and singer/songwriter/producer of the critically acclaimed band Goldspot. He currently scores NBC’s hit Golden Globe and Emmy-winning drama series “This Is Us” starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, and Sterling K. Brown. Continue reading
The Handmaid’s Tale
Direct from the scoring stage, AFM Local 47 composer Adam Taylor shares his process about creating the music of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale:
Go behind the scenes with composer Adam Taylor as he unpacks the musical decisions behind every instrument, chord and note to give The #HandmaidsTale its signature sound. pic.twitter.com/JNIv5ZwhQW
— The Handmaid’s Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) June 19, 2018
In this article from Variety, journalist Jon Burlingame delves deeper into Taylor’s process and the incredible Los Angeles musicians who give humanity and soul to their performances.
Killer Klowns From Outer Space 30th anniversary celebration
Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of cult classic “Killer Klowns From Outer Space,” a special live-to-picture performance and fan tribute took place May 19, 2018 at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
America’s fascination with “Killer Klowns From Outer Space” began on screen in 1988, as a group of clown-like aliens land their trans-dimensional space ship and terrorize a small American town. The film has achieved cult status with its clever blend of horror, science fiction and comedy. Continue reading
On the scoring stage for ‘Incredibles 2’
Check out these incredible behind-the-scenes snapshots of Disney/Pixar’s INCREDIBLES 2 scoring session featuring over 100 AFM Local 47 musicians, courtesy of Los Angeles harpist Gayle Levant! Continue reading