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Category: Music and Sound
It was announced today that three-time Grammy Award winner and internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer and designer Pharrell Williams will write original music for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming 3-D CGI feature Despicable Me.
For the seventh year, AWN's Rick DeMott puts together a collection of the best commercials and music videos from the past year submitted by readers.
Disneyland will once again be home to the 17-minute long CAPTAIN EO for a limited engagement starting in February 2010, according to the Disney Parks Blog.
Assorted Nuts Animation Studios’ animated character Dwayne “The Goob” Gunderson has signed a record deal with EMI. The agreement includes music, associated digital content and products as well merchandising.
Sixty-three songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are contending for nominations in the Original Song category for the 82nd Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
Creative Group, the industry’s premier full-service post-production facility, and Mantra Design, an award-winning creative content design and visual effects boutique, have transformed Jay-Z’s renowned Answer the Call 9/11 benefit concert into a stirring hour-long special airing on the Fuse music network. Together, the two studios delivered a complete post package for Fuse Presents Jay-Z Live from Madison Square Garden: Answer the Call, including video editing, audio mixing and 3D graphics.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 37th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best animated features, television productions, commercials, short subjects and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation.
Oscar-nominated composer Marc Shaiman will serve as music director for the 82nd Academy Awards, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today.
Boutique visual effects studio Ingenuity Engine has collaborated once again with director Joseph Kahn on a futuristic new music video for R&B singer Chris Brown's track "I Can Transform Ya," the first single off his forthcoming album Graffiti (due Dec. 8).
Day 3 of the View Conference was a fantastic day for me, highlighted by presentations from Isaac Kerlow, Glenn Entis, Roger Guyett and Michael Giacchino.
Video-game maker Electronic Arts and Extreme Music have signed a 5-year music deal that will see EA's backlog of more than 2,000 cues repped by Extreme, VARIETY reports.
Get ready to build a band and rock the universe with LEGO Rock Band, the multiplayer music videogame that will have the entire family drumming, strumming and rocking to the beat.
Film, television and commercial visual effects company Entity FX congratulates the makers of Michael Jackson's This Is It on the film's powerful worldwide debut.
I.E. Effects completed key visual effects sequences for the highly-anticipated Michael Jackson concert film “This Is It.” While the theatrical release will be a standard 2D presentation, the Culver City-based postproduction facility delivered all of its VFX work in full stereoscopic 3D, opening the door for a stereoscopic version of the film in the future.
DreamWorks Animation has announced plans to release SHREK THE MUSICAL on DVD, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Creative design house 7thSense, the specialist in AV media serving for visitor attractions, 3D theatres, planetariums and digital signage, has supplied four of its Delta media servers to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago for the new Giant Heart within the YOU! The Experience exhibit, which opened Oct. 8, 2009.
New music-based games like "The Beatles: Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero 5" have given the genre a much-needed boost in sales, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) comes to an end with the highly anticipated closing ceremonies held this evening at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. Organizers announced the winners of the official competition during the ceremonies.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and MTV Games today revealed that LEGO® Rock Band™ will feature the likeness of David Bowie, pop music icon and best-selling music artist, as a LEGO minifigure. Fans can play as Bowie while singing his song “Let’s Dance,” which will be included in the play list.
VFX/Post House Numb Robot (www.numbrobot.com) has set an inferno in legendary hip-hop artist Ludacris' eyes. Famed music video director Taj and producer Andrew Listerman asked Numb robot to work on their latest music video for Ludacris’ "Addicted to Money."
Well, there’s been a lot of anticipation and curiosity about SIGGRAPH returning to New Orleans (or Nola), not only since this marks the first major conference since Katrina but also because of the severity of the downturn.
A wonderful surprise waited for me Saturday morning, when I went seeing the boys. Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman had been with me through my entire life. I listened to their songs, from Winnie the Pooh and Jungle Book, from Mary Poppins through to Aristocats.